Toyota

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: VW engineer gets 40 months in prison

3:15 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 25, 2017

VW engineer gets prison time; Winterkorn warned?; A lessening at Lexus; Paring down at Apple; Car-sharing in the classic sense; Stein: When it comes to car names, keep it simple.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Ex-supplier exec to steer Ford in China

8:30 am U.S. ET | Aug. 24, 2017

Ford hires ex-Key Safety CEO to head China operations; VW's newest SUV: T-Roc; Judgment day at Audi?; Calgary airport, Lexus apologize for marketing mishap; Evolution of GM's Maven.... Read More »

Lexus' 3-row RX on deck

1:13 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 22, 2017

The Lexus RX "L," captured by spy photographers in Southern California, features a longer rear overhang and a more upright roof to better accommodate riders in the far back, but otherwise, it isn't much different than the two-row version.... Read More »

LINDSAY CHAPPELL

What Toyota and Faraday have in common

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 21, 2017

The industry has witnessed two automakers tacitly acknowledging this month that they got their new factory plans wrong.
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Automakers, dealers shine spotlight on eclipse

3:59 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 20, 2017

Monday's total eclipse -- a rare celestial event cutting a huge swath across the United States -- prompted automakers, dealers and others to celebrate with viewing parties, product stunts and employee appreciation events.... Read More »

Japan looks to wood pulp to make lighter auto parts

Aug. 19, 2017 06:01 CET

The global push among carmakers to make ever lighter vehicles is leading some auto suppliers in Japan to turn to what seems like an unlikely substitute for steel: wood.... Read More »

Toyota's safe-driving app plays parents' uncool music when teenagers speed

10:05 am U.S. ET | Aug. 18, 2017

How can terrified parents of newly qualified teen drivers persuade them to drive safely? Toyota has come up with what could be an ingenious method -- embarrassing them.... Read More »

BMW remaps the roadster with Concept Z4

12:45 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 17, 2017

BMW is returning to the roadster market and previews the styling with the Concept Z4 -- the automaker's vision of a modern, small and sporty car. The next Z4, due in 2019, features a new lightweight platform and is expected to grow in size.... Read More »

Why Toyota is doubling down on N. America

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 14, 2017

Toyota is forging ahead in all three NAFTA countries at a time when other automakers are sounding more cautious.... Read More »

Toyota plant shuffle scrambles supplier plans

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 14, 2017

Toyota's rethink on making the Tacoma in Mexico instead of the Corolla is causing dozens of suppliers to come up with a Plan B.... Read More »

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Hilux could ease Tacoma demand

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 14, 2017

Bringing the gasoline model Toyota Hilux to the U.S. could assist in balancing the demand for Tacomas.... Read More »

Toyota had HQ builders on tight schedule

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 14, 2017

Building Toyota's new Texas home involved battling a labor shortage and soggy weather with little margin for error to get everything finished on time.... Read More »

Toyota to showcase autonomous mettle at 2020 Games

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 13, 2017

As a top global sponsor of the Olympics and the country's flagship automaker, Toyota sees the Tokyo games as a turning point for its image.... Read More »

A migration to Texas, done the Toyota Way

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 12, 2017

Toyota executives say they've consolidated operations from around the country, just in time to confront the disruptive challenges facing the industry.... Read More »

Toyota, Denso, Intel, others form big data consortium

4:27 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 10, 2017

Toyota, supplier Denso, chipmaker Intel and other technology and auto companies will establish a consortium to create an ecosystem for big data used in connected vehicles.... Read More »

Toyota delays start of output at new Mexico plant

10:28 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 9, 2017

The delay, from 2019 to early 2020, is necessary to adjust the company's supply chain in Mexico to produce the truck-based Tacoma pickup model instead of the Corolla compact car, Toyota said.... Read More »

Toyota, Lexus captives add key insurance

12:04 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 9, 2017

Toyota's captive launched a key replacement product last week, the company's latest step in providing a fuller customer experience.... Read More »

U.S. asks judge to dismiss Toyota acceleration case as monitoring ends

11:34 am U.S. ET | Aug. 8, 2017

The Justice Department asked a federal judge to dismiss a criminal charge against Toyota after the Japanese automaker completed three years of monitoring as part of a massive legal settlement.... Read More »

DAVID PHILLIPS

BLOG: For Toyota, it's all about newcomer status

10:40 am U.S. ET | Aug. 7, 2017

Some governors probably shouldn't bother making a quick call to Toyota City or Plano, Texas, home to Toyota's new North American headquarters, to land America's newest auto factory.... Read More »

As Toyota and Mazda scour the U.S., Mississippi opens arms

3:39 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 7, 2017

As Toyota and Mazda begin to scour the United States for where to put the first auto assembly plant announced under President Trump, one state looks like a frontrunner: Mississippi.... Read More »

New-look Lexus ES caught testing

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 7, 2017

Has Lexus shifted to a more conservative look for the redesigned ES sedan, caught testing in Arizona? Spy photos show the brand's spindle grille significantly reduced in size.... Read More »

Toyota solves its pickup puzzle

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 6, 2017

The scarcity of Tacomas has allowed competitors such as the Chevrolet Colorado and Honda Ridgeline to cut sharply into Toyota's market share. A new partnership with Mazda will help.... Read More »

C-HR makes an impact on landing

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 5, 2017

There are certainly critics of Toyota's new aesthetic, but customers seem to like it so far, and not just because it's the first Toyota product to come in this size and shape.... Read More »

Toyota mulls SUV output at new Mexico factory

11:27 am U.S. ET | Aug. 4, 2017

Toyota will study producing SUVs at a plant it is building in Mexico's central state of Guanajuato, in addition to the Tacoma pickup, a Toyota spokesman said Friday.... Read More »

Toyota goes on offensive with Mazda deal

6:44 am U.S. ET | Aug. 4, 2017

Toyota is tightening its ties to Mazda as Japan's fragmented auto industry consolidates into three camps around the country's biggest automakers. The budding partnerships are seen as important lifelines to Japan's smaller automakers in an industry where scale matters like never before.... Read More »

 
Why Volvo picked XC40 to launch VIP service

Douglas A. Bolduc
5:30 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21 2017

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Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson knew long ago that he wanted to do something special with the XC40, which is the first expansion of the Swedish automaker's portfolio since the... ...
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Volvo designer achieves rare feat with XC40

Douglas A. Bolduc
7:30 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21 2017

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With the XC40, Volvo designer Ian Kettle achieved a rare feat. The new SUV's look remains true to th ...
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Zetsche strikes a humble tone for German automakers

Peter Sigal
3:00 am U.S. ET | Sept. 19 2017

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These have not been the happiest of times for the German auto industry. Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche recently conveyed that message. ...
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How Ghosn will push alliance to 14 million sales

Peter Sigal
8:49 am U.S. ET | Sept. 15 2017

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Renault-Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn wants the alliance to increase vehicle sales by 33 percent to 1 ...
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Ex-BMW design wunderkind Bangle resurfaces and riffs on 'banality'

Richard Johnson
1:01 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 13 2017

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Chris Bangle, the Ohio boy who was all of 36 when he took over as head of BMW design in 1992, is onc ...
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What's really juicing the latest 'armada' of EVs?

Richard Johnson
5:49 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 12 2017

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What exactly did happen around mid-2016 that got automakers around the world recharged and back on t ...
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Daimler reveals the dark secret behind EVs

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

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Daimler has revealed the dark secret that explains exactly why the German auto industry has been so ...
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Carlos and Dieter show takes a break

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 11 2017

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The “Carlos and Dieter Show” will not take place this year at the Frankfurt auto show. I ...
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Fast-changing Frankfurt

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 9 2017

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At the 2015 Frankfurt auto show, Martin Winterkorn was leading VW and GM was predicting Opel was on the verge of finally being profitable. How things have changed. ...
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Why Jaguar won't show the I-Pace at Frankfurt

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 9 2017

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Jaguar's I-Pace crossover will not make an appearance as a production model at next week's Frankfurt ...
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European sales rose 6% in August
European new-car sales rose nearly 6 percent in August with Nissan, Renault, Toyota and VW Group's S ...
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W. Europe sales rise 5 percent, lifted by France, Italy, Spain
Western European car sales rose 5 percent in August, lifted by strong demand in France, Italy and Sp ...
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UK sales fall 6% on Brexit, diesel concerns
UK new-car sales fell 6 percent in August, the fifth consecutive monthly decline, as uncertainty ove ...
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German sales hit 8-year high despite big diesel decline
New-car registrations in Germany rose to the highest level in eight years in August despite plunging ...
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Skoda, Dacia among winners as French sales rise 9%
French new-car sales rose 9.4 percent in August, with gains by mass-market brands outpacing the prem ...
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Russia sales increase 19% as market rebound continues
New-car registrations in Russia increased 19 percent in July, the fifth consecutive month of increas ...
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Europe's H1 sales hit post-crisis high; rebound may be losing momentum
Europe's first-half vehicle sales rose by nearly 5 percent despite predictions that the market would ...
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UK sales fall 9% on Brexit uncertainty
UK registrations fell 9 percent in July, the fourth consecutive month of declines. ...
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French sales rise 11% in July on strong mass-market demand
French new-car sales rose 11 percent in July as most mass-market brands enjoyed a significant jump i ...
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Business sales boost Italian car market in July
Business demand helped drive a 5.9 percent increase in new-car sales in Italy last month as registra ...
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Small SUVs in focus as Citroen, Hyundai, Kia and Seat ready challengers
Europe's small SUV segment is about to get a lot more crowded as automakers including VW, Hyundai, K ...
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EVs are Europe's fastest growing segment
The EV segment was Europe's fastest growing sector in the first half as sales jumped 56 percent. ...
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Mercedes, Mini, help reverse Europe's cabriolet slump
Europe's premium convertible segment is on the rise as new models from Mercedes, Mini and Porsche he ...
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SUVs will continue to dominate in Europe
Surging demand for SUVs and crossovers in Europe shows no signs of slowing. Analysts predict the bod ...
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Peugeot, Ford, Renault lead in high-margin sales to private customers
The Peugeot, Ford and Renault brands were Europe's first-quarter leaders in a key part of the retail business: sales to private customers. ...
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European minicar sales forecast to dip this year, remain steady until 2020
Automakers are increasing technology levels in Europe's minicar segment to maintain consumer interes ...
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Europe's compact minivan sales forecast to see steady decline
Europe's compact minivan segment is forecast to continually decline until 2020 because of rising dem ...
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Europe's small SUV sales forecast to top 2 million next year
Europe's small SUV/crossover segment is forecast to continue its rapid growth as models from latecom ...
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New mild hybrid tech will shake up green car sales
Mild hybrid cars with cheaper and less complex technology than plug-in and full hybrids will reduce ...
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SUV sales rise to 25% of European market
SUVs and crossovers accounted for a quarter of all European passenger vehicle sales last year as mod ...
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Hyundai recruits BMW exec as Europe marketing chief
Hyundai named former BMW executive Andreas-Christoph Hofmann as its new marketing chief in Europe. ...
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Kia hires ex-BMW designer as styling chief
Kia has hired former BMW and Great Wall designer Pierre Leclercq as its head of styling, in a move e ...
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Nissan manufacturing veteran Martin gets global alliance role
Irishman John Martin is tasked with accelerating the integration of manufacturing and supply strateg ...
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Bentley's new manufacturing boss is VW veteran
Bentley named Peter Bosch, a veteran VW Group executive, as its new manufacturing chief. ...
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Ford recruits industry veteran Vignon as France head
Ford named industry veteran Louis-Carl Vignon to head its France operations. Vignon returns to Ford ...
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Hyundai names new China boss after supplier disputes
Hyundai has appointed Tao Hung Tan as its new chief of China operations. ...
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Aston Martin marketing chief Sproule adds Americas role
Simon Sproule, Aston Martin's global chief marketing officer, has added a new position: chief of the ...
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Fiat Chrysler appoints Keegan to head of N.A. communications
Fiat Chrysler appointed Mike Keegan, a 25-year veteran of the company, to lead communications in North America, a new position. ...
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Volvo names Kerssemakers as Europe boss
Volvo named Lex Kerssemakers as head of its Europe, Middle East and Africa region. Kerssemakers retu ...
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VW shuffles product development team
VW Group is shuffling its product development team as the automaker prepares for a move to future mo ...
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Renault moves Koleos upscale for Europe
Renault is counting on high-end features to make its new Koleos SUV more successful in Europe than t ...
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Ford expands Fiesta family
Ford expects buyers of its new Fiesta subcompact to fall into two categories – previous Fiesta ...
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Mazda makes CX-5 an even better drive
Mazda hopes to boost demand for its CX-5, the brand's top-selling model in Europe, with a new genera ...
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Kia Picanto adds tech but stays small
Kia has bucked the trend that cars grow larger with every new generation by increasing the new Pican ...
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Volvo seeks to match XC60's magic
Volvo hopes that by making its new XC60 bigger, safer and more technologically advanced it will be a ...
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Alfa's big bet on the Stelvio
Alfa Romeo is betting on the Stelvio and its fun-to-drive characteristics to boost the appeal of wha ...
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Opel moves Insignia upscale
Opel hopes a wide selection of advanced safety equipment in its new Insignia will move the model upm ...
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Softer Land Rover Discovery keeps its go-anywhere skills
Land Rover is determined to demonstrate that even though the fifth generation of the Discovery has b ...
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Honda counts on new Civic for boost in Europe
Honda's latest Civic benefited from the largest development program for a single model in the compan ...
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Mercedes makes E-class coupe more practical
Mercedes is repositioning its E-class coupe to offer more room and more functionality, promoting the ...
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Suppliers to the new Peugeot 3008
Assembly of the second-generation Peugeot 3008 began in June 2016 at PSA's factory in Sochaux, Franc ...
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Suppliers to the new Alfa Stelvio
Assembly of the first-generation Alfa Romeo Stelvio began in January at the automaker's factory in C ...
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Suppliers to the new Opel Ampera-e
Assembly of the all-new Opel Ampera-e full-electric car began in October 2016 at parent General Moto ...
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Suppliers to the new BMW 5 series
Assembly of the seventh-generation BMW 5 series began in November 2016 at the automaker's factory in ...
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