Toyota

Shuffle at Toyota according to plan

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

Toyota's executive shuffle last week was part of broader effort to stay nimble, while the promotions of key figures in North America, including Bob Carter and Bill Fay, follow long-term succession plans for top posts.... Read More »

Toyota names new Europe sales boss

March 3, 2017 13:20 CET

Toyota has shuffled its executive team in Europe, naming Hiroaki Nanahara, a veteran of the company's Asian operations, as executive vice president for sales, replacing Karl Schlicht, who is retiring.... Read More »

FEBRUARY U.S. AUTO SALES

U.S. sales slip again but SAAR remains strong

9:15 am U.S. ET | March 1, 2017

U.S. light-vehicle sales, hurt by a slump in car demand, slipped 1.1 percent in February as higher incentives and Presidents' Day promotions failed to help the industry rebound from January's dip. But the SAAR remained strong at 17.57 million. GM, Honda and Nissan, helped by strong truck demand and more generous discounts, posted higher sales, while weak car shipments dented Toyota, Ford, Hyundai-Kia and FCA volume.... Read More »

TOYOTA: Light trucks fail to overcome car slump

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

Toyota's U.S. light-vehicle sales declined 7.2 percent last month, with strong SUV, crossover and pickup demand failing to offset steep declines in cars.... Read More »

Toyota promotes Carter, Fay, Hollis, Laukes

11:31 am U.S. ET | March 1, 2017

Toyota is elevating some of its key people in North America as part of an annual executive shuffle. Bob Carter will have responsibility for sales, marketing, distribution and customer service for the Toyota and Lexus brands in North America.... Read More »

LUXURY: Mercedes-Benz adds to early lead with higher prices

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

Mercedes-Benz rolled through another month as the top-selling luxury auto brand in the U.S.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: A month of light trucks, heavy spiffs

3:45 pm U.S. ET | March 1, 2017

Trucks, spiffs push GM, Honda, Nissan sales, industry down 1.1%; Toyota shuffles N.A. execs; Ford workers worried in Wales; $12M for Marchionne; This lineup begins with '01.'... Read More »

Toyota trims exec positions, aims for quicker decision making

7:14 am U.S. ET | March 1, 2017

Toyota has reduced its number of top positions to speed up decision making, as the Japanese automaker works toward a slimmer executive structure to better compete in an industry undergoing rapid change.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: FCA discloses diesel probes

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

FCA discloses state, federal diesel probes; Trump touts Detroit 3 job creation; Barra addresses PSA 'opportunities,' GOP border-tax proposal; Toyota rolls without Android, Apple.... Read More »

Toyota ramps up winter sports marketing with Burton Snowboards partnership

1:00 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 28, 2017

Toyota is snowballing its support for winter sports with a multiyear partnership with Burton Snowboards.... Read More »

Can Toyota stave off CarPlay, Android Auto?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 27, 2017

What makes Toyota's new infotainment system stand out from the rest of the industry? It still doesn't accommodate Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Lexus, Porsche top dependability study

2:45 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 22, 2017

Lexus, Porsche top dependability study, Fiat struggle continues; PSA eyes partnership with Lotus owner Proton; BMW inks deal with Mobileye; Boost in range for VW's e-Golf.... Read More »

Lexus, Porsche rank as most-dependable brands, J.D. Power says

10:00 am U.S. ET | Feb. 22, 2017

Lexus and Porsche are the most dependable brands after three years of vehicle ownership, while Toyota leads non-premium labels, according to a J.D. Power study. Fiat Chrysler posted four of the bottom five brands.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Leadership shift at American Honda

3:15 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 21, 2017

American Honda's Mendel retiring, Conrad assumes duties; Lithia wants in on FCA's store expansion; Shell, Toyota team up on hydrogen stations; Spy photos of '18 Buick Enclave.... Read More »

JAKE LINGEMAN

BLOG: Lexus electrifies LS 500 for Geneva auto show

11:30 am U.S. ET | Feb. 21, 2017

Lexus will unveil the hybrid version of its LS 500 March 7 in Geneva. Lexus has said little about the vehicle, but the gasoline-powered LS 500, the last LS hybrid and the LC 500h offer a few clues.... Read More »

Toyota's giant hydrogen leap gets an assist from Shell

7:04 am U.S. ET | Feb. 21, 2017

Royal Dutch Shell will build seven fueling stations for hydrogen cars in California through a partnership with Toyota, laying down their latest bet on the demise of the internal-combustion engine.... Read More »

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Japan sales need more analysis

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 20, 2017

In "Trump talk reminds us of previous Japan deal" in the Feb. 6 issue, Hans Greimel manages to do a "news analysis" without any analysis.... Read More »

Toyota sees wider window for TRD

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 19, 2017

Toyota's expansion of Toyota Racing Development trims across its truck line opens the door for a sporty subbrand that could find its way onto higher-volume products such as the RAV4 and Camry as the automaker chases younger and more affluent buyers.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: What suppliers want from Trump

3:15 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 15, 2017

What suppliers want from Trump; Plug-in to outpace original Prius?; Barra: PSA purchase of Opel, Vauxhall mutually beneficial; Hyundai teases '18 Accent; Lambo recalls $4M car.... Read More »

Toyota sees plug-in hybrids catching on faster than conventional hybrids

7:37 am U.S. ET | Feb. 15, 2017

Toyota's chairman, who led the development of the Toyota Prius, expects the latest plug-in hybrid vehicles will catch on with consumers far more rapidly than the original Prius did.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: PSA says it's in talks to buy Opel

8:30 am U.S. ET | Feb. 14, 2017

PSA says it's in talks to buy Opel; Next Mitsu Eclipse to be crossover; New Lexus hybrid; Smart going all-EV in U.S., Canada; Chrysler's starring role in Comedy Central series.... Read More »

GM, Toyota call for easing of U.S. rules limiting self-driving cars

1:30 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 13, 2017

GM and Toyota officials plan to tell a U.S. House panel on Tuesday that automakers and suppliers need changes to automotive safety rules to allow the deployment of self-driving cars on American roads.... Read More »

Toyota positions two big launches: Camry and C-HR

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

Toyota's next-generation Camry represents the upstanding citizen in the brand's lineup, albeit with a fancy make-over and a gym membership. The new C-HR crossover is the polarizing wild child crying out for attention.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: CEOs ask Trump to review mpg rule

8:30 am U.S. ET | Feb. 13, 2017

CEOs ask Trump to review mpg rule; Dealership throughput dips; 52 mpg for Cruze diesel; Ford's $1B 'brain' buy; Toyota's challenge: Marketing Citizen Camry and Wild Child C-HR.... Read More »

CHICAGO AUTO SHOW

Lexus still short of utility vehicles

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

Lexus is still short on supplies of its popular utility vehicles after limited availability led to a 26 percent fall in sales last month.... Read More »

 
Shanghai show to measure progress of China's would-be Teslas

Yang Jian
4:19 am U.S. ET | March 24 2017

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At least six startups funded by Chinese backers have hatched plans to develop high-performance EVs a ...
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Why VW patriarch Piech's parting will be bitter

Christiaan Hetzner
8:16 am U.S. ET | March 22 2017

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Ferdinand Piech's plan to burn all bridges to his life's work and sell his indirect stake in VW Grou ...
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Why city mayors may dictate which cars will rule the roads

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 18 2017

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PSA Group CEO Carlos Tavares is scared that the mayors of the world's biggest cities -- especially t ...
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How Aston Martin could help make your life better

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 17 2017

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Aston Martin is playing a key role in reducing CO2 and giving back a huge amount of lost time to car ...
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Audi CEO's polished exterior shows cracks amid diesel scandal

Christiaan Hetzner
5:53 am U.S. ET | March 17 2017

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There are few German top managers as practiced as Audi CEO Rupert Stadler. ...
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As VW exits crisis, the press spins next chapter like pirate radio

Larry P. Vellequette
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 15 2017

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When the financial and automotive press gathered Tuesday in Wolfsburg, home to a leading automaker, ...
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Mitsubishi gets a lot more European

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 15 2017

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Mitsubishi is becoming a lot more European as Chairman Carlos Ghosn fills key posts with trusted French and British executives. ...
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Perseverance leads to perfect iPad pockets in new XC60


12:01 am U.S. ET | March 8 2017

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Volvo's new XC60 has an iPad-friendly storage space that took a decade to make a reality. ...
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For Italy's Giugiaros, a return to the Geneva spotlight


12:01 am U.S. ET | March 8 2017

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It would not be a Geneva auto show without Giorget‎to and Fabrizio Giugiaro up on a small stan ...
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Velar may signal new strategy at Land Rover

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 7 2017

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The Range Rover Velar runs dangerously close to the Range Rover Sport in Land Rover's luxury lineup. ...
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W. European sales edge up in February
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Diesels lose appeal in weaker German car market
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Opel, PSA lag rivals as Europe sales rise 10% in January
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Opel, PSA lag rivals as Europe sales rise 10% in January
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Irish new-car sales fall in January as Brexit bites
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EU car sales growth expected to slow to 1%, ACEA says
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Russia slump forecast to end; rapid recovery unlikely
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Western European car sales rise 10% in January
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UK sales rise 3% in Jan. on consumer demand
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New mild hybrid tech will shake up green car sales
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SUV sales rise to 25% of European market
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VW Golf, other volume compacts lose share to premium rivals, SUVs
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Europe's large premium SUV segment heads for record year
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Audi, Mercedes push key segment toward milestone
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Audi, BMW, Jaguar give midsize premium segment a lift
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Audi's new development boss will start earlier than expected
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Nissan appoints EV expert as new tech boss for Europe
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Nissan Europe promotes French exec to sales and marketing chief
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Infiniti names former BMW exec Habib as design chief
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Nissan's Nakamura retires as design team is shuffled
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GM, Honda name top management for fuel cell venture
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Toyota names new Europe sales boss
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Toyota trims exec positions, aims for quicker decision making
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Daimler picks U.S. trucks chief Daum to replace Bernhard
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Mini maxes out with Countryman
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Nissan plots Micra's return to Europe's top 10
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Hyundai gives i30 a tech boost
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Toyota gets quirky with C-HR to 'turn heads'
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Better-connected 5 series gets tech from BMW flagship
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Suppliers to the new Mercedes C-class Coupe
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