Toyota

Too many used cars? Lease them

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 16, 2016

To cope with an industrywide flood of 3.1 million off-lease vehicles returning to the market this year, some captives and other lenders are offering leases on used and certified pre-owned vehicles.... Read More »

Toyota extends shutdowns to most of its Japan plants

5:45 am U.S. ET | April 16, 2016

Toyota is extending production shutdowns to most of its assembly plants in Japan for a week, amid a worsening supply chain crunch triggered by last week's twin earthquakes. The new suspensions, announced Sunday, affect flagship production plants in the Aichi area around Toyota's headquarters, as well as plants in northern and western Japan.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Toyota, VW, Ford in FCA's sights?

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 15, 2016

Toyota, VW, Ford in FCA's sights?; Toyota idles Lexus plant after quake, Nissan supplier sustains damage; GM's airbag promise; Car safety in the air?; Google on self-driving fears.... Read More »

Marchionne sees Toyota, VW, Ford as merger candidates for Fiat Chrysler

April 15, 2016 12:25 CET

Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne sees Toyota, VW and Ford as the remaining potential merger candidates after his attempt to tie up with General Motors was rebuffed.... Read More »

Toyota, Nissan idle 2 assembly plants in wake of earthquake

10:00 pm U.S. ET | April 14, 2016

Toyota and Nissan have suspended production at two plants that export Lexus and crossover vehicles to the U.S. after a strong earthquake in southwest Japan disrupted operations at key suppliers.... Read More »

Toyota is turning Ann Arbor into global test site for connected cars

11:12 am U.S. ET | April 13, 2016

Toyota is going all in on Ann Arbor, Mich., as a global test site for connected cars to gather data for research into autonomous driving and safety applications.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: 'All options' open in GM lawsuits

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 13, 2016

'All options' open in GM lawsuits, lawyer says; Delphi is British - IRS; Toyota's big connection; Germany's Merkel vows to aid self-driving car tests; A spin in the i-Road.... Read More »

Toyota's wooden roadster concept explores emotional links to the automobile

April 12, 2016 11:27 CET

Toyota used one of the world's biggest design events to showcase the Setsuna concept for a roadster made from wood.... Read More »

Toyota gets a glimpse at Clemson students' vision of future mobility

11:30 am U.S. ET | April 12, 2016

Toyota planners are scrutinizing a concept for an urban youth vehicle created for them by Clemson University's International Center for Automotive Research vehicle development program.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Ford F-150 crash-test triumph

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 12, 2016

Ford F-150 aces crash test, but Ram, Chevy, Toyota pickups lag; GM shifts plant funds from Mich. to Kan.; Porsche Macans cleared; Lutz on new design chief; Geek Squad picks Prius c.... Read More »

Takata said to seek backer to help pay for airbag recalls

6:38 am U.S. ET | April 12, 2016

Embattled airbag maker Takata has begun looking for a financial backer amid a global recall of its potentially lethal airbags, and plans to draw up a list of candidates by August, two people familiar with the matter told Reuters.... Read More »

Digital Honda ads make it personal

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 11, 2016

In online video campaigns, simply repurposing a TV spot for the digital audience can be an inefficient exercise when trying to influence potential buyers. So the TriHonda Dealers Association took a more targeted approach in a recent Tier 2 digital video blitz.... Read More »

ROCKIN' TIMES SQUARE

Toyota's climbable billboard creates buzz for RAV4 Hybrid

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 11, 2016

When Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. and ad agency Saatchi & Saatchi were dreaming up an outdoor ad campaign to introduce the RAV4 Hybrid to the world, they were determined to take some risks.... Read More »

Prius C to replace VW Beetle for Best Buy's Geek Squad

4:06 pm U.S. ET | April 11, 2016

Geek Squad is ditching its signature Volkswagen Beetle “Geekmobiles” for the 2016 Toyota Prius C. Geek Squad, Best Buy's tech support unit, said today it will update its fleet with more than 1,000 Prius C hybrids, each branded with a redesigned logo.... Read More »

Carter: Toyota's bullish on U.S. sales

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 11, 2016

U.S. auto sales may be nearing a plateau, but that's not a sign of trouble ahead, Bob Carter, senior vice president for automotive operations at Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A., said.... Read More »

Lagging infrastructure slows fuel cell growth, Lentz says

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 11, 2016

Toyota remains committed to hydrogen cars, but a lack of infrastructure has slowed its plans, says Toyota North America CEO Jim Lentz.... Read More »

Toyota adds online purchase program

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 11, 2016

With the demise of Scion and its Pure Process Plus online buying program, the Toyota brand is quickly moving forward with its own online program, called Express Purchase.... Read More »

Toyota, Nissan, Japan government to step up efforts on intelligent maps

8:41 am U.S. ET | April 10, 2016

Japan's government, Toyota and Nissan will partner to develop intelligent maps by 2018, a Tokyo newspaper reported, as competition heats up to improve the technology key for autonomous driving.... Read More »

Automakers, safety advocates warn U.S. over rush to deploy autonomous cars

3:45 pm U.S. ET | April 8, 2016

Auto industry and consumer representatives warned Friday that U.S. auto safety regulators' push to aid autonomous car deployments may be too aggressive, and urged greater transparency and public input in policies covering self-driving technology.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Welburn's stylish legacy at GM

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 7, 2016

Retiring Welburn leaves stylish legacy at GM; From Earl to Cherry, past captains of GM design; Simcoe named successor; Fiat dealer's new stage; Good, bad of Tesla?; Toyota makes it three.... Read More »

Toyota plans research hub for autonomous vehicles in Michigan

2:00 pm U.S. ET | April 7, 2016

The Toyota Research Institute will open an autonomous vehicle research base in Ann Arbor, Mich., in conjunction with the University of Michigan. It will be Toyota's third such facility in the U.S. specializing in artificial intelligence and self-driving vehicles:... Read More »

Ally, captives offer leases for used models

11:15 am U.S. ET | April 6, 2016

In response to a changing customer mindset and to handle the influx of off-lease vehicles this year, Ally Financial is offering its dealers a used-vehicle leasing product for 15 brands. The captive finance arms for the BMW, Porsche, Toyota and Scion brands also are launching used leasing programs.... Read More »

RICHARD TRUETT

BLOG: Tesla Model 3 fervor has flavors of Apple

10:00 am U.S. ET | April 5, 2016

If you are an executive at a venerable automaker developing EV technology, seeing crowds waiting in line to lay down a deposit for a Tesla Model 3 had to be tough to watch.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Ford to attack Prius from Mexico?

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 5, 2016

Ford to attack Prius from Mexico?, Plant slated to open in '18, UAW: 'Very troubling'; PSA's path back to U.S.; Public retailers dialing back buy-sells, experts say; Mini pulls ads.... Read More »

Toyota teams with Microsoft on connected-car venture

11:06 am U.S. ET | April 4, 2016

Toyota is forming a joint venture with Microsoft Corp. to consolidate much of the carmaker's global research in telematics, data analytics and network security services as the auto industry expands connected-vehicle technologies.... Read More »

 
Lightweighting push puts pressure on leather

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 29 2016

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Automakers' growing desire to cut weight from cars wherever they can is significantly boosting sales of an upmarket leather alternative, says the boss of the company that... ...
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VW's other headache: workers' demand for a 5% pay hike

Christiaan Hetzner
4:06 am U.S. ET | April 20 2016

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Volkswagen has enough money to cover the costs of its emissions-rigging scandal. ...
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VW's tone-deaf management


8:56 am U.S. ET | April 13 2016

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In view of Volkswagen's emissions-rigging scandal, it's amazingly tone-deaf and irresponsible that t ...
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Google and Apple can be good for industry, Renault-Nissan connectivity chief says

Bruce Gain
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 13 2016

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Are Google and Apple enablers or disruptors? A little of both, says Ogi Redzic, Renault-Nissan's head of connected vehicles and mobility services. ...
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Will the Mercedes pickup truck be called X class?

Jay Ramey
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 8 2016

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Mercedes will preview its upcoming pickup truck at the Paris auto show this autumn, according to a m ...
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Bo Andersson shares lessons learned at Lada

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 7 2016

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Bo Andersson, the departing CEO of Lada maker AvtoVAZ, used his farewell email to say he was “ ...
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Is CNG the future? Yes, but…

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 6 2016

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Rinaldo Rinolfi, one of the fathers of the common-rail diesel, and a true powertrain guru, is someon ...
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PSA demonstrates realistic way of measuring fuel economy

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 2 2016

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PSA says it aims to win back trust from consumers in the wake of VW's emissions-cheating scandal by ...
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VW's Seat profit is actually a loss

Christiaan Hetzner
5:29 am U.S. ET | March 23 2016

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When is making a profit actually a loss? When you're the accountant at VW Group's underperforming Se ...
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Evoque convertible could challenge sporty German coupes

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 22 2016

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Jaguar Land Rover finally has a model to compete with convertible versions of German premium coupes. ...
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European car sales rise 6% in March but VW brand dips
European new-car sales rose nearly 6 percent last month despite a fall in sales for Volkswagen's cor ...
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Russia's March car sales drop 10% as decline slows
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Western Europe car sales rise 5% in March
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VW brand trails rivals as Europe sales rise 14% in February
European new-car sales rose 14 percent in February, but Volkswagen lost market share for the sixth m ...
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Nissan Qashqai, Audi Q3 lead continued sales surge for SUVs in Europe
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Western Europe car sales rose 14% in February
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European car sales rise 6% in January but VW share hit by diesel scandal
European car sales rose 6.3 percent last month, although Volkswagen, the region's No. ...
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Why French and Germans still believe in the compact minivan sector
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Western European car sales rise 6% on Spain, Italy rebound
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Jeep, Smart, Jaguar benefit most from Europe's forecast-beating 2015 sales
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BMW promotes Petter Witt to N.A. vice president of operations
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IAC promotes two execs to head N.A., Europe operations
International Automotive Components named Maurice Sessel and Kelli Carney to run its North American and European operations, respectively. ...
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Mini appoints new head of Americas
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Renault names new finance chief as Thormann retires due to poor health
Renault finance director Dominique Thormann is retiring for health reasons. He will be succeeded by Clotilde Delbos, currently a senior vice president at the automaker. ...
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Renault picks company veteran to head Dacia
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PSA promotes Italy chief to run Changan JV in China
PSA/Peugeot-Citroen named veteran manager Olivier Mornet as president of its Chongqing Changan Auto ...
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GM appoints veteran Brazilian executive as Europe engineering chief
GM named Brazilian national William Bertagni as head of its European vehicle engineering unit. Berta ...
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New Lamborghini CEO is ex-Ferrari F1 team boss Domenicali
Lamborghini named Stefano Domenicali, a former head of Ferrari's Formula One team, as its new CEO. ...
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Honda names new Europe and North America chiefs
Honda named new chiefs for the company's operations in Europe and North America. ...
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Toyota counts on big boost from greener, zippier Prius
Toyota expects to solidify its position as the region's leader in hybrid sales with the new Prius, w ...
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High-tech E class pushes Mercedes ahead of rivals
Mercedes-Benz makes a big leap toward self-driving cars with the new E class, which debuts a hands-f ...
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Kia renews Sportage but drops the price
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Audi focuses on battery to make Q7 e-tron stand out from plug-in rivals
Audi expects its Q7 e-tron plug-in hybrid to stand out from a fast-growing list of competitors that ...
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Subaru wants Levorg to help brand forget losing Legacy
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SsangYong adds diesel, awd to Tivoli SUV
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Range Rover Evoque convertible is not a 'niche too far'
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Hyundai Tucson gets big boost from Europe's SUV boom
Hyundai expects the Tucson to change perceptions of the brand in Europe, thanks to its bolder design ...
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Product launches follow a faster cadence
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Opel boosts connectivity offer in new Karl
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Suppliers to the new Skoda Superb
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Suppliers to the new Ford S-Max
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Suppliers to the new Mercedes GLC
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Suppliers to the new Jaguar XF
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