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SUPER BOWL ROUNDUP

Social themes, Alfa Romeo's comeback on the Super Bowl ad highlight reel

12:00 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 5, 2017

Automakers used the Super Bowl -- an overtime thriller with the New England Patriots defeating the Atlanta Falcons -- to deliver messages that were a step above the typical product pitches. There was a clear effort among brands to connect with consumers through themes that sound more inspirational than corporate. Meanwhile, FCA sent its loudest message yet that Alfa Romeo is back in the United States.... Read More »

Automakers enlist dealers in border tax fight

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 4, 2017

Foreign automakers are placing new urgency on asserting their role as pillars of the U.S. manufacturing economy.... Read More »

Toyota, Suzuki near technology partnership agreement, report says

2:14 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 3, 2017

Toyota and Suzuki are nearing a partnership agreement to develop technology for a variety of functions, including for self-driving vehicles, the Nikkei business daily reported.... Read More »

HANS GREIMEL

BLOG: Toyota still has global bragging rights over VW in one important area

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2, 2017

Forget all the talk about Volkswagen ousting Toyota as the world's biggest automaker. Rest assured, Toyota is still No. 1 in sales and VW a far, far distant second. And by Toyota and VW, in this case, I mean the Toyota and Volkswagen brands.... Read More »

JANUARY U.S. SALES

Volume slips 1.9% but SAAR remains strong at 17.57 million

9:00 am U.S. ET | Feb. 1, 2017

U.S. light-vehicle sales dipped 1.9 percent in January with consumers and automakers taking a break after a robust December fueled by heavy promotions and more generous deals. The SAAR remained strong -- slipping slightly to 17.57 million from 17.87 million in January 2016, and easily exceeding a projection of 17.3 million for the month.... Read More »

TOYOTA: Double-digit fall as Lexus supply slides

12:00 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 1, 2017

Toyota Motor Sales USA reported a sharp fall in January sales, with the Toyota brand off 8.2 percent and the Lexus division down 26 percent, after both brands made big sales pushes in December.... Read More »

CANADA: A record January

4:00 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 1, 2017

Canadian car and light-truck sales rose 2.2 percent in January over last year to an all-time record for the month as the Detroit 3 posted gains that contrasted with U.S. declines.... Read More »

LUXURY: Mercedes jumps out to big early lead over BMW, Lexus

4:00 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 1, 2017

Mercedes-Benz jumped out to an early lead in the race for U.S. luxury auto sales supremacy, posting a record January after winning the crown last year for the first time since 2013.... Read More »

Toyota will run Mirai Super Bowl spot in L.A., San Francisco

6:00 am U.S. ET | Feb. 1, 2017

Toyota isn't running a national Super Bowl spot this year, but the brand plans to showcase the hydrogen-powered Mirai on a smaller stage in California.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: VW, Bosch agree to settle claims

8:30 am U.S. ET | Feb. 1, 2017

VW, Bosch agree to settle claims for $1.6 billion; Tesla Model S, BMW i3 fall short in crash tests; Prius Prime, Volt win top honors; Chao confirmed; Electrifying changes in design.... Read More »

HANS GREIMEL

BLOG: Toyota still has global bragging rights over VW in one important area

6:52 am U.S. ET | Feb. 1, 2017

Forget all the hoopla this week about Volkswagen ousting Toyota as the world's biggest automaker. Rest assured, Toyota is still No. 1 in sales and VW a far, far distant second. And by Toyota and Volkswagen, in this case, I mean the Toyota and Volkswagen brands.... Read More »

Toyota asks U.S. dealers to help fight Republican border tax push

4:45 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 31, 2017

Days before a group of Republican lawmakers were due to discuss their party's controversial proposal to tax all imports, Toyota sent an urgent message to its U.S. dealers -- tell the politicians the tax would seriously hurt car buyers.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Mitsu takes hit from mileage scandal

8:15 am U.S. ET | Jan. 31, 2017

Mitsu takes profit hit from mileage scandal; Toyota winding down in Australia; Car2Go adds Benz cars; Saab buyer gets OK to make EVs in China; Snyder: Solid start to '17 sales.... Read More »

Lexus says safety functions set LS apart

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 30, 2017

On the new-generation Lexus LS sedan, a bolder design was important, but so were safety advances. The LS offers what Lexus calls three world-first technologies to help avoid collisions.... Read More »

DESIGN COUP

Toyota lines reflect designers' growing clout

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 30, 2017

To raise the sex appeal of his cars, Toyota President Akio Toyoda has given more power to his designers. The newest results of that appeared at the Detroit auto show in the 2018 Camry.... Read More »

Toyota loses global sales crown to VW as U.S. trade barriers loom

Jan. 30, 2017 08:20 CET

Toyota lost its title as the world's best-selling automaker to VW Group, ending the Japanese company's four-year reign, as demand for its flagship Camry sedan waned in the U.S. and sales in China expanded at a slower pace than the overall market.... Read More »

LINDSAY CHAPPELL

BLOG: Big Data is rising on the dealer horizon

3:15 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 28, 2017

Big Data is trending this year at the convention.... Read More »

Q&A: MICKEY ANDERSON, NATIONAL TOYOTA DEALERS' ADVISORY COUNCIL

Dealers always looking for new opportunities

2:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 27, 2017

Mickey Anderson was chairman of the National Toyota Dealers' Advisory Council for the last two years ending in December at a time when sales were so strong that dealers sometimes had more customers than SUVs to sell to them.... Read More »

Jan. auto sales expected to downshift slightly after strong 2016 finish

9:00 am U.S. ET | Jan. 27, 2017

U.S. new-vehicle sales, coming off the industry's strongest December in history, are starting 2017 with only a slight slowdown, according to four forecasts issued this week. One analyst said there are already increasing signs that 2017 could be a third consecutive year of record demand.... Read More »

Q&A: MICHAEL O'BRIEN, LEXUS NATIONAL DEALER ADVISORY COUNCIL

Lexus dealers await halo car, more utility vehicles

2:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 26, 2017

Michael O'Brien has been chairman of the Lexus National Dealer Advisory Council since January 2016 during a time of near-record sales and the continuing shift of consumers toward utility vehicles over traditional sedans.... Read More »

Toyota's red wall tested as Trump demands more U.S. plants, jobs

7:04 am U.S. ET | Jan. 26, 2017

The $10 billion question for Toyota -- it's vowed to invest that amount in the U.S. over the next five years -- is whether all the roots it's put down in America will be enough to mollify President Trump and his pledge to boost U.S. jobs and curb imports.... Read More »

Toyota projected to be top resale brand for 2017 model year, KBB says

9:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 25, 2017

Toyota was named by Kelley Blue Book as the top brand for projected resale value for the 2017 model year while Porsche took home its first-ever luxury brand title.... Read More »

Pizza, chins and living rooms: What people are saying about the Lexus LS

11:00 am U.S. ET | Jan. 24, 2017

Lexus brought the latest generation of the LS sedan to the Detroit auto show, and by doing so, showcased the reinterpreted flagship that launched the brand with aplomb 28 years ago. Here’s what people are saying about the Lexus LS.... Read More »

Toyota preps $600 million expansion at Indiana plant for Highlander in 2019

12:15 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 24, 2017

Toyota will invest $600 million and create 400 jobs at its Princeton, Ind., plant to increase production capacity for the Highlander midsize crossover and retool and modernize the factory for the next-generation model.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Trade deal out; Trump, D3 CEOs to meet

3:30 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 23, 2017

Trump quits trade pact, plans meeting with Detroit 3 CEOs; One man's fear, another's hope; Musk's quick pledge; Amazon parts push?; Super Bowl: Lexus gets moving, Hyundai taps stars.... Read More »

 
Will cockpits of tomorrow require one-stop suppliers?


12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 17 2017

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As automakers consider how to build self-driving vehicles, seat suppliers are reconsidering an old i ...
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How sour dealer relations wreaked havoc on Audi's China sales

Yang Jian
3:48 am U.S. ET | Feb. 17 2017

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Audi has lost its premium sales lead in China as the brand was finally overtaken last month by rival ...
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GM-PSA deal would be a blow to best Opel management team in years

Christiaan Hetzner
11:19 am U.S. ET | Feb. 14 2017

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GM's confirmation that it is discussing selling its Opel/Vauxhall business to PSA Group is a blow fo ...
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Renault starts to reflect its multifaceted boss

Luca Ciferri
9:27 am U.S. ET | Feb. 10 2017

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Renault is starting to look and act a lot like its multifaceted, multinational boss, Carlos Ghosn. ...
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The Volvo numbers that stood out

Douglas A. Bolduc
6:29 am U.S. ET | Feb. 8 2017

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Volvo's latest financial results were full of positive numbers but a couple really stood out. Volvo finished 2016 with $5. ...
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Daimler celebrations are muted as automaker conserves cash to fight off Uber, Google

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 3 2017

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Record annual sales, revenue and profits, and Mercedes-Benz grabbing the global sales luxury crown f ...
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German automakers worry about Trump's protectionist stance

Christiaan Hetzner
8:53 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2 2017

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Donald Trump has German automakers spooked after he threatened BMW with high tariffs if the company ...
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Toyota still has global bragging rights over VW in one important area

Hans Greimel
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2 2017

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Forget all the talk about Volkswagen ousting Toyota as the world's biggest automaker. Rest assured, Toyota is still No. 1 in sales and VW a far, far distant second. ...
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Citroen keeps faith in family vans

Bruce Gain
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2 2017

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Citroen CEO Linda Jackson says family vans will continue to play a part in Citroen's lineup despite ...
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Why China's new EV policy could cause a rift with Germany

Yang Jian
3:57 am U.S. ET | Jan. 31 2017

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Germany's ambassador to China, Michael Clauss, is a vocal opponent of Beijing's environmental plans ...
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Opel, PSA lag rivals as Europe sales rise 10% in January
GM's Opel brand and PSA posted weaker European sales in January than their rivals amid discussions o ...
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Opel, PSA lag rivals as Europe sales rise 10% in January
Opel and PSA posted weaker European sales in January than their rivals amid discussions of a possibl ...
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Irish new-car sales fall in January as Brexit bites
New-car sales in Ireland fell nearly 2 percent in January as the British pound's sharp decline after ...
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EU car sales growth expected to slow to 1%, ACEA says
Car sales in the EU are expected to grow by about 1 percent in 2017, a sharp slowdown from last year ...
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Russia slump forecast to end; rapid recovery unlikely
After a four-year drop, Russia's car market looks to have bottomed out, leaving manufacturers optimi ...
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Western European car sales rise 10% in January
Western European car sales rose 9.5 percent in January on buoyant demand in Germany, France, Italy a ...
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UK sales rise 3% in Jan. on consumer demand
UK new-car registrations rose 3 percent in January, helped by the first increase in demand from priv ...
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Jaguar, Honda, Jeep win by tapping crossover craze
Jaguar, Honda and Jeep were the biggest winners last year among brands sold in Europe, where overall ...
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German sales rise 11% with strong gains for Toyota, Skoda, Renault and Fiat
Registrations in Germany increased by 11 percent in January, with brands including Toyota, Skoda, Re ...
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Italy's January sales best since 2010
New-car sales in Italy increased by 10 percent in January for the best monthly result since 2010, wi ...
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VW Golf, other volume compacts lose share to premium rivals, SUVs
The VW Golf and Ford Focus compacts are being squeezed as premium competitors such as the Mercedes A ...
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Europe's large premium SUV segment heads for record year
Europe's large premium SUV segment is on track for a record year, helped by rising sales of models s ...
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Audi, Mercedes push key segment toward milestone
Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz are largely responsible for the growing success of the compact premium s ...
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Audi, BMW, Jaguar give midsize premium segment a lift
Europe's midsize premium segment grew at a near double-digit pace in the first half on new models fr ...
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Skoda, Renault, Toyota benefit from higher sales of midsize cars in Europe
Europe's midsize segment is on track for a second year of rising sales as new models from Skoda, Ren ...
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Federal-Mogul shakes up leadership under Icahn takeover
Federal-Mogul Holdings named Bradley Norton as the new co-CEO and CEO of the supplier's motor parts division. ...
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Bernhard quits Daimler; Zetsche interim trucks boss
Daimler has confirmed that trucks chief Wolfgang Bernhard, a top manager once seen as a successor to ...
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BMW picks Skoda exec to lead design at core brand
BMW has picked Skoda executive Jozef Kaban to lead design at its namesake brand, a move that fills t ...
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BMW names new CEO for North America
BMW named Bernhard Kuhnt to become CEO of BMW of North America. Ludwig Willisch, who previously held ...
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Tesla sues former head of Autopilot, former Google exec Urmson
Tesla is suing its former head of Autopilot software for stealing company information and recruiting Tesla employees for a competing startup while still employed by the... ...
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Jaguar Land Rover appoints Wittemann as China sales chief
Jaguar Land Rover has assigned Frank Wittemann, chief of its operations in Latin America, to lead it ...
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Ford plucks new brand chief from Apple
Ford has hired former Apple marketing executive Musa Tariq to be vice president and chief brand offi ...
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Volvo appoints Yuan Xiaolin as new Asia chief
Volvo named Yuan Xiaolin to succeed Lars Danielson as senior vice president of the company's Asia-Pa ...
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Uber hires Google veteran Singhal to aid self-driving engineering
Ride-hailing company Uber said it hired the man behind Google search to work closely with CEO Travis ...
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Former Nissan, Hyundai exec Rushforth joins Lookers
Former Nissan global sales chief and Hyundai Europe chief operating officer Allan Rushforth has join ...
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Hyundai gives i30 a tech boost
The Hyundai i30's success has been important in boosting the brand's European growth in the past 10 ...
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Toyota gets quirky with C-HR to 'turn heads'
Toyota is a latecomer to Europe's crossover segment with the new C-HR. ...
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Better-connected 5 series gets tech from BMW flagship
BMW has made its 5 series lighter, more economical and fully connected with advanced technology firs ...
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Smart improves ForTwo, ForFour EV variants with Renault tech
Smart has improved its EV technology for the battery-powered versions of its ForTwo and ForFour with ...
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Audi makes Q5 a tougher rival for Mercedes GLC, Porsche Macan
Audi has developed the second-generation Q5 to have the driving dynamics of the Porsche Macan and a ...
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Audi makes Q5 a tougher rival for Mercedes GLC, Porsche Macan
Audi has developed the second-generation Q5 to have the driving dynamics of the Porsche Macan and a ...
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Peugeot moves upscale with new 3008 SUV
The new Peugeot 3008 has been turned into an SUV from a minivan and has been given significant upgra ...
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Citroen aims C3 at Facebook generation
Citroen is aiming its new C3 firmly at younger, tech-savvy buyers who will appreciate features such ...
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Porsche enhances Panamera's 911-like looks
Porsche is hoping its second-generation Panamera will lure more European customers with the sedan's ...
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Renault keeps the Scenic family friendly
Renault has kept the Scenic’s minivan design in a move that goes against the industry trend of ...
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Suppliers to the new Renault Megane
Assembly of the fourth-generation Renault Megane began in November 2015 at the French automaker's fa ...
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Suppliers to the new Infiniti Q30
Assembly of the all-new Infiniti Q30 began on Daimler's MFA platform in December 2015 at the Nissan' ...
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Suppliers to the new Mercedes C-class Coupe
Assembly of the second-generation Mercedes-Benz C-class Coupe began in Bremen, Germany, in October 2 ...
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Suppliers to the new Opel/Vauxhall Astra
Assembly of the latest Opel/Vauxhall Astra began in Gliwice, Poland, in August 2015 and then in Elle ...
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Suppliers to the new Jaguar F-Pace
Assembly of Jaguar's all-new F-Pace began at parent Jaguar Land Rover's facility at Solihull, Englan ...
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Suppliers to the new Fiat Tipo
Assembly of the new Fiat Tipo began in September 2015 at parent Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' joint ven ...
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