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Automotive News Europe names the 2018 Rising Stars winners

May 7, 2018 06:01 CET

Seventeen young and talented automotive executives have been named as Rising Stars within the automotive industry by Automotive News Europe.... Read More »

Toyota and Yakima partner to bring sales to dealerships

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 7, 2018

Toyota and aftermarket accessory maker Yakima are doubling down on the utility in utility vehicles right from the showroom floor.... Read More »

Toyota plans to spend $1.1 billion on two Ontario RAV4 plants

11:05 am U.S. ET | May 4, 2018

Toyota plans to spend more than $1 billion upgrading two of its three Ontario assembly plants in order to build the next generation of the RAV4 crossover.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Lear, union reach new deal as plant closure looms

3:30 pm U.S. ET | May 4, 2018

Lear, union reach new deal as plant closure looms; Getting ready for RAV4; Musk: Snub 'foolish'; Ferrari nearly sold out; Ford worker hurt; 'The Closer': Making cars and making up.... Read More »

LUXURY: Mercedes maintains luxe lead over BMW, Lexus

5:30 pm U.S. ET | May 1, 2018

Mercedes-Benz USA, propelled by strong demand for SUVs, topped the luxury U.S. sales race in April and continues to outpace its nearest rivals, No. 2 BMW and No. 3 Lexus, year to date.... Read More »

TOYOTA: Volume falls on weaker car, truck demand

12:26 pm U.S. ET | May 1, 2018

Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. said sales fell 4.7 percent in April from a year earlier, breaking a winning streak over the first three months of the year, as car deliveries slid and light trucks posted only meager gains.... Read More »

2019 Lexus ES: 7 things to know

11:15 am U.S. ET | May 1, 2018

A new engine, new hybrid powertrains and a first for the ES -- a 350 F Sport model -- highlight the changes Lexus is making to the redesigned midsize sedan for 2019.... Read More »

JM Family Enterprises names Burns as CEO

12:45 pm U.S. ET | April 30, 2018

JM Family Enterprises has named Brent Burns as its new CEO, effective July 1, with current CEO Colin Brown to remain chairman of the diversified concern.... Read More »

Aisin Seiki quarterly profit rises 2.6%

3:08 pm U.S. ET | April 27, 2018

Diversified Japanese auto supplier Aisin Seiki's operating profit rose nearly 3 percent to $641 million in the fiscal fourth quarter that ended March 31.... Read More »

Toyota supplier Denso's net jumps 24% in latest fiscal year

12:11 pm U.S. ET | April 27, 2018

Denso's net income jumped 24 percent to $3.02 billion in the just-ended fiscal year, on rising vehicle production levels around the globe and cost-cutting efforts.... Read More »

Toyota invests $170 million in Miss. plant for next Corolla

3:30 pm U.S. ET | April 26, 2018

Toyota is investing $170 million at its Mississippi plant to build the next Corolla sedan, creating 400 jobs. The move will bring Toyota's investment in the plant to more than $1 billion since 2007.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Quiet Tesla makes noise in Beijing

8:45 am U.S. ET | April 25, 2018

In Beijing: BMW previews Chinese export; Nissan juices up Sentra; Lexus redesigns ES; Audi Q5 goes long; 'Sensuous' Hyundai; Quiet Tesla draws a crowd; Alibaba's automotive AI partners.... Read More »

2018 BEIJING AUTO SHOW

Lexus ES redesign goes sportier with F Sport edition

11:00 pm U.S. ET | April 24, 2018

Lexus is so confident in the performance chops of its redesigned ES sedan that it is giving the remake of one of its frumpiest nameplates an F Sport version for the first time.... Read More »

Toyota Avalon gets price bump after redesign

7:40 am U.S. ET | April 23, 2018

The fifth-generation Toyota Avalon that goes on sale next month as a 2019 model shares almost nothing with the previous generation, including the pricing.... Read More »

New Lexus ES gets new grille, new contours

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 23, 2018

The next-generation Lexus ES sedan, which will debut at the Beijing auto show, will feature a more stylized body with a more prominent version of the brand's polarizing spindle grille.... Read More »

Toyota goes out on a limb with V2V

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 23, 2018

Toyota is hoping to break an awkward silence in the discussion over getting vehicles to talk to one another.... Read More »

Toyota looks for a breakthrough with reworked cars

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 22, 2018

The relatively low-volume Avalon and Corolla hatchback offer a preview of stablemates that are more critical for Toyota North America: the reworked Lexus ES, which will debut this week in Beijing, and the coming Corolla sedan.... Read More »

Toyota powertrain boss feeling the pressure

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 21, 2018

Hirohisa Kishi says he's tackling one of his biggest challenges yet — how to keep internal combustion engines competitive in the age of electric vehicles.... Read More »

Lexus' next-gen ES sports new contours, tweaked spindle grille

7:18 am U.S. ET | April 18, 2018

The next-generation Lexus ES sedan, which debuts at the Beijing auto show next week, will feature a more stylized body with a prominent version of the brand's polarizing spindle grille.... Read More »

China to scrap foreign ownership caps on automakers by 2022

6:56 am U.S. ET | April 17, 2018

The move is a major policy shift that will open the market wider to automakers such as Nissan and Tesla. It comes amid a trade standoff between Washington and Beijing, and signals the end of a 1994 rule in the biggest auto market that limits foreign automakers to a 50 percent share of any local venture.... Read More »

Japan lost the smartphone battle. Now it lags on connected cars

6:00 am U.S. ET | April 17, 2018

In the race to build cars with digitally connected services -- such as ordering coffee on the dashboard display -- Toyota and Nissan risk being held back by their home market.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Toyota plans U.S. 'talking' vehicles in 2021

3:15 pm U.S. ET | April 16, 2018

Toyota plans 'talking' U.S. vehicles in 2021; Selling VW Jetta as value play; Diess' U.S. profit focus; NADA: Dealerships relying more on incentives for profits; Tip from Geely's Li.... Read More »

Lexus UX aims to bridge price, age gap

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 8, 2018

Lowering the average age of the Lexus buyer depends on attracting a younger demographic and on generating enough sales volume to move the needle.... Read More »

U.S. MARCH AUTO SALES

Sales rise 6.4% as spring season starts with a bang

9:00 am U.S. ET | April 3, 2018

U.S. light-vehicle deliveries, behind higher discounts and fleet shipments, a surge in light-truck demand and an extra weekend of sales, rose 6.4 percent in March, topping expectations as the critical spring-selling season started off with a bang.... Read More »

TOYOTA: Third straight increase; Lexus slips

1:53 pm U.S. ET | April 3, 2018

Toyota Motor Sales USA said sales rose 3.5 percent in March from a year earlier, for three straight months of gains.... Read More »

 
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5:30 am U.S. ET | June 20 2018

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Stadler's words return to haunt him

Christiaan Hetzner
9:23 am U.S. ET | June 18 2018

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Audi CEO Rupert Stadler could not have been more prophetic when he said last month: "The diesel cris ...
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70 years later, appreciating the genius of Ferry Porsche

Richard Johnson
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 15 2018

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We all know Ferdinand Porsche. But history has forgotten that it was his boy, Ferry, who created the ...
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Why VW should share its skateboard and change the world

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3:34 pm U.S. ET | June 13 2018

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Land Rover sets course for Defender to come home

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11:42 am U.S. ET | June 12 2018

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Authenticity is crucially important for the next Defender. Building the iconic off-roader in its spi ...
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Volvo's Polestar commits to guiding light feature

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12:01 am U.S. ET | June 9 2018

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The Elkann style: Sustainability … at Ferrari speed

Andrea Malan
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 8 2018

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Lapo Elkann, scion of the Agnelli family and still part owner of Fiat Chrysler and Ferrari, showed a ...
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Why BMW's new 3 series needs to up its game

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 6 2018

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The BMW 3 series is still the benchmark against which all midsize sedans are measured, but the outgo ...
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Why Chinese cars, crossovers should worry Europe's brands

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 2 2018

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Chinese cars are now on par with products from Europe’s brands in terms of design, handling, p ...
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VW Group's new CEO Diess may have too much power

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12:01 am U.S. ET | May 24 2018

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Former BMW executive Herbert Diess now heads both VW Group and its core VW brand, which may be conce ...
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