Toyota

Mexico sells record 1.6 million vehicles in 2016

3:39 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2017

Auto sales in Mexico rose 20 percent in December vs. a year earlier to 192,567 vehicles on their way to a 19 percent gain for 2016 at a record 1.6 million units, the dealers association and the industry association said in a joint statement.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: December winners, losers

8:30 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2017

Dec. U.S. sales winners, losers; Hot 2016 for Jaguar, FCA brands struggle; VW must face investors suits; At CES: Toyota gets friendly, Ford expands 'Alexa'; Detroit show preview.... Read More »

Toyota, skeptical about self-driving hype, plans to let humans stay in control

Jan. 5, 2017 08:29 CET

Toyota plans to spend years designing cars in which humans retain a large measure of control, since the goal of turning all driving decisions over to computers seems too dangerous for now.... Read More »

DECEMBER SALES

U.S. industry hits new peak behind solid GM, Nissan, Honda gains

9:30 am U.S. ET | Jan. 4, 2017

U.S. light-vehicle sales, led by fatter discounts, strong light-truck demand and solid gains at GM, Nissan and Honda in December, set a record in 2016, rising by more than 56,000, or 0.3 percent, over 2015. The annualized sales rate hit 18.38 million, the highest pace of the year and fifth-highest of all time.... Read More »

2017 CES

Toyota's cute Concept-i wants to be your friend

6:50 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 4, 2017

The intelligent assistant uses artificial intelligence to build a 'driver-vehicle relationship,' the automaker said.... Read More »

LUXURY: Mercedes recaptures crown after 2-year hiatus

6:15 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 4, 2017

Mercedes took the 2016 U.S. luxury title even though its sales for the year declined, but the results were still strong enough to beat Lexus and last year's winner, BMW.... Read More »

TOYOTA: Down 2% for the year on car-truck mix

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

Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A.'s December deliveries rose 2 percent to 243,229 vehicles, but sales for the year were off 2 percent to just under 2.45 million units.... Read More »

Ford, Toyota form telematics bloc with PSA, Mazda to stymie Google and Apple

Jan. 4, 2017 09:58 CET

Ford and Toyota have formed a consortium with automakers including PSA and Mazda to speed development of auto-industry standards for in-vehicle apps, a step toward preventing Apple and Google from controlling how drivers connect smartphones to their cars and trucks.... Read More »

HANS GREIMEL

BLOG: Etios saga shows Toyota's sharpened focus on world's growth regions

11:58 am U.S. ET | Jan. 4, 2017

Toyota is still playing catch-up in key emerging markets, such as Latin America. But the saga of its Etios pint-sized econo-car underscores how it is playing for keeps.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Body shops battle worker shortage

8:30 am U.S. ET | Jan. 4, 2017

Body shops battle shortage of workers; Ford, Toyota, others unite to counter Google, Apple tech; Tesla deliveries fall short; Las Vegas debuts for Chrysler Portal, Faraday FF91.... Read More »

Infiniti sold record 230,000 vehicles globally in 2016

6:52 am U.S. ET | Jan. 4, 2017

Infiniti sold more than 230,000 vehicles globally in 2016, a 7 percent annual rise, Nissan's luxury arm said today, a record year for a marque that trails rivals in the increasingly crowded premium market.... Read More »

ROAD TRIP

The world's longest, toughest test drive

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

Toyota’s Five Continents Drive is a seven-year, 130,000-mile, worldwide gambit, devised by CEO Akio Toyoda to reboot the world's biggest carmaker. Automotive News had an exclusive front-row seat on the latest trek along some of earth’s most punishing roads.... Read More »

Toyota doubles down on emerging markets

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

Toyota is pushing to outflank rivals from Detroit, Europe and Seoul in the last great untapped markets: Emerging nations of Latin America, India, Africa and beyond.... Read More »

Akio Toyoda takes the wheel as 'Morizo'

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

Getting out and driving, no matter how grassroots, is key to Akio Toyoda's effort to cultivate excitement for cars within Toyota. The ossified bureaucratic giant, critics say, lost its way when employees became mired in their daily desk jobs and drifted away from four-wheeled product.... Read More »

2016 photos of the year

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

A look back at some of 2016's best photos... Read More »

Toyota

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

The next-generation Toyota Camry, America's perennial best-selling car and target of criticism for its generic styling, will make its world debut at the Detroit auto show.... Read More »

Lexus

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

Lexus will reveal the next generation of the car that started it all -- its LS flagship sedan -- at the Detroit auto show.... Read More »

Japan's once-dominant carmakers face big pay hikes to lure tech talent

3:41 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 29, 2016

Attracting the best information technologists is becoming increasingly important in Japan for Toyota, Honda Motor and Nissan as they seek a bigger share of revenue from IT-driven services such as ride-sharing and cloud-based monitoring of vehicles.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Top hellos, goodbyes of 2016

8:15 am U.S. ET | Dec. 29, 2016

Top hellos, goodbyes of 2016: Trump triumphs; Bolt energizes EVs; mobility milestones; Scion signs off; Demise of 200, Dart; designer departure at GM; Say 'so long' to the CEO.... Read More »

Toyota's hybrid bet in Europe finally pays off

Dec. 29, 2016 09:28 CET

Toyota's hybrids push in Europe is finally paying off. The automaker is on track for a 40 percent jump in annual sales of gasoline-electric vehicles in Europe and hybrids are set to account for more than half of Toyota's deliveries for the region by the end of the decade.... Read More »

A look back at 5 F&I trends we watched in 2016

10:30 am U.S. ET | Dec. 28, 2016

Last December, we pointed out five trends to watch in 2016. Two were tied to regulation. The others touched on digital F&I, lengthening loan terms and creditworthiness. Here's a look at how each trend fared this year.... Read More »

GUEST COMMENTARY

The case for the 2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro Truck

11:30 am U.S. ET | Dec. 20, 2016

The Ford F-150 has been the best-selling vehicle in the U.S. since the Reagan administration.
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Will C-HR turn heads toward Toyota?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 19, 2016

Love it or hate it, Toyota's just-launched C-HR subcompact crossover is a bid to use aggressive styling to buck the automaker's image for boring cars. The model is due in U.S. showrooms in the spring.... Read More »

Lexus plants seeds in Latin America

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 18, 2016

Amid the bleak economic landscape of South America's fallen giants, Lexus is carving out a niche that it hopes will flourish when the boom-and-bust cycle inevitably turns.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: GM to build, test autonomous Bolts

8:30 am U.S. ET | Dec. 16, 2016

GM to produce, test autonomous Bolts in Mich.; Toyota mulls hybrid-tech sale to rivals; '17 Nissan record?; China tax break; Barra-Musk power connection; Transaction-price rise; A new Shift.... Read More »

 
Did a leading VW exec perfect defeat device rather than stop it?

Christiaan Hetzner
8:56 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13 2017

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While he didn't introduce the emissions-test-cheating defeat device into VW's 2. ...
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Conti powertrain guru makes peace with 'different world'

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13 2017

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Continental powertrain chief Jose Avila says it has taken some time to make peace with the fast move the industry and the world are making toward cars that are powered by... ...
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The beautiful lives of Bugatti, Bentley buyers

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

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Bentley and Bugatti buyers are rich, but there is a pretty significant wealth gap between the two, a ...
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The most important vehicles at the Detroit auto show

Richard Truett
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11 2017

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The 2017 edition of the Detroit auto show won't go into the books for blockbuster introductions and ...
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In taking the wraps off super-fast EV, Faraday redefines car unveiling


12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 10 2017

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Faraday has struggled to find enough funding to meet its big ambitions but the Chinese start up cert ...
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Hyundai's self-driving Ioniq calmed my safety fears

Luca Ciferri
5:57 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5 2017

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I’m a big fan of autonomous driving and am eager to buy a fully self-driving car a ...
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London's new taxi blends tradition and tech


12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 4 2017

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The fifth generation of London's iconic Black Cab that will debut later this year will have 21st cen ...
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VW's switch to English as its company language is a key reform

Christiaan Hetzner
5:55 am U.S. ET | Dec. 15 2016

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In the future, VW Group will conduct its business in English. The change should improve the German a ...
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Land Rover sets sail on epic quest

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 9 2016

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Land Rover is teaming up with the UK's most successful sailor and with a former McLaren Formula One ...
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Volvo and Microsoft make the unreal real

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 8 2016

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Volvo, with a big assist from Microsoft, is creating physical objects that are not physical. ...
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Russia sales slump may end this year after 11% fall in 2016
New-car sales in Russia fell 11 percent to 1.42 million last year but automakers predict the country ...
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Turkish sales forecast to drop 10% this year after record 2016
Turkish automotive sales are expected to shrink slightly more than 10 percent this year as lira depreciation hits demand. Sales rose 1. ...
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UK sales forecast to fall 5% this year after record 2016
UK sales hit a record of 2.7 million in 2016 despite fears that the country's Brexit vote could hit ...
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German sales jump nearly 4% in Dec. as Toyota leads gains
Registrations in Germany increased by nearly 4 percent in December as Toyota brand led gains among v ...
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Spanish sales grow for third year with 9% rise in December
The Spanish car market had its third consecutive year of double-digit growth in 2016 after sales ros ...
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Italy sales rise 13% in December
Italian new-car sales increased 13 percent in December, giving the market its second consecutive yea ...
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French auto market ends second rebound year with December gain
French car sales rose nearly 6 percent percent in December, closing a second consecutive year of str ...
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Mercedes poised to take premium sales crown back from BMW
Mercedes is on track to overtake rival BMW as the world's largest premium brand this year, sales fig ...
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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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Minicars get boost from Italy rebound
European minicar sales – especially at Fiat Chrysler -- are getting a lift from the continuing ...
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Fiat Chrysler names operating chiefs for China, Asia Pacific
Fiat Chrysler named Daphne Zheng as COO of China and Paul Alcala as the operating chief of Asia Paci ...
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Tesla's Autopilot head said to depart as Apple engineer hired
Sterling Anderson, Tesla's director of autopilot programs, has left the maker of electric cars, acco ...
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Pininfarina prepares to reboot with former PSA designer
Pininfarina's new design chief, Carlo Bonzanigo, will work on an array of automotive and industrial ...
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Porsche race car engineer Hitzinger joins Apple, report says
Apple poached the technical director of Porsche's race car program earlier this year, Manager Magazin reported, hiring a project manager who helped engineer the sports. ...
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Renault names new EV chief as it prepares for electric-car surge
Renault is placing an experienced troubleshooter, Gilles Normand, in charge of its electric-vehicle ...
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Varroc Lighting appoints former Magneti Marelli executive as CEO
Varroc Lighting Systems has named Stephane Vedie as its CEO, effective immediately. He is the former ...
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Aston Martin recruits former Ferrari, Maserati exec as chief technical officer
Aston Martin has named Maximilian Szwaj, a former Ferrari and Maserati executive, as its new chief t ...
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Volvo picks fast-rising exec to lead r&d
Volvo named Henrik Green its new head of r&d, giving the Swedish executive his fourth promotion in t ...
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Renault-Nissan names new powertrain chief to drive engine integration
Renault-Nissan named veteran executive Philippe Brunet to replace its current head of engines and tr ...
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Visteon hires Daimler exec to lead driver assistance system development
Visteon has appointed Matthias Schulze of Daimler as the supplier's head of advanced driver assistan ...
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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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Kia Niro targets 2 sweet spots
The Kia Niro targets two sweet spots in the market: booming demand for high-riding SUV-styled models ...
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S90, V90 are key to Volvo's continued revival
Volvo expects the S90 and V90 will be big steps in the automaker's revival but a challenge looms. ...
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Audi Q2 targets affluent downsizers
The Audi Q2 is the first subcompact SUV/crossover from a German luxury brand. ...
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Hyundai sees Ioniq as brand hero
Hyundai sees its new Ioniq as its green flagship and a key image booster in Europe even if sales wil ...
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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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Suppliers to the new Ferrari 488
Assembly of the Ferrari 488 began in June 2015 at the supercar maker's factory in Maranello, Italy. ...
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