Toyota

The cobalt crunch for EVs could be solved in suburbia

6:45 am U.S. ET | Dec. 1, 2017

Scientists working for American Manganese have developed a way to produce enough cobalt to power all the EVs on the road today without drilling into the ground: by recycling faulty batteries.... Read More »

Toyota wades again in crossover waters with FT-AC concept

6:00 am U.S. ET | Nov. 30, 2017

Toyota is testing the baby crossover waters again with another concept -- this time the FT-AC, for "future Toyota adventure concept" -- styled more like a traditional SUV and aimed at outdoor enthusiasts.... Read More »

Toyota plans California fuel cell plant to make power, hydrogen

2:22 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 30, 2017

Toyota said it will build a renewable fuel-cell power-generation plant, plus a hydrogen fueling station, to support its operations at the Port of Long Beach in California.... Read More »

KATIE BURKE

BLOG: The troubles with human and safety tech interaction

10:12 am U.S. ET | Nov. 29, 2017

What happens when a driver-assist system meets human indecision? Let's just say, it's not pretty.... Read More »

Lexus pads LX cargo space

1:15 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 29, 2017

While Lexus was unwrapping its first three-row RX with more seats for growing families, it was also introducing a new version of the big LX SUV for buyers who want fewer seats and more cargo space.... Read More »

Lexus stretches RX crossover to add optional third row

1:15 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 29, 2017

The RX is Lexus' top seller and the best-selling luxury vehicle in the U.S., but dealers have clamored for a family-friendly version for years. The 2018 RX L is stretched more than 4 inches at the rear and goes on sale in December, a key month for Lexus.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Stretched Lexus, plug-in BMW roadster

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 29, 2017

From LA Auto Show: Lexus stretches RX; BMW plugs roadster into i8 lineup; Benz revamps CLS coupe; Kia Stinger battles Accord, Camry for Car of Year; Alfa contends for utility crown.... Read More »

Automakers pledge ethical minerals sourcing for electric cars

11:18 am U.S. ET | Nov. 29, 2017

Leading carmakers including Volkswagen and Toyota pledged to uphold ethical and socially responsible standards in their purchases of minerals for an expected boom in electric vehicle production.... Read More »

Toyota will build new engine for hybrid cars in Poland

Nov. 29, 2017 12:48 CET

Toyota is investing $113 million in its Polish engine plant to build a 1.5-liter gasoline unit for hybrid cars.... Read More »

Toyota sounds 'now or never' alarm with management shuffle

12:03 am U.S. ET | Nov. 28, 2017

Toyota faces a “now or never” competition for survival and is shuffling management to tackle the challenge, President Akio Toyoda says.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Toyota's 'now or never' executive shuffle

8:45 am U.S. ET | Nov. 28, 2017

Toyota shuffles execs in 'now or never' move; Hyundai Kona snag; Honors for Giulia, F-150, CR-V, Barra; Subaru, Land Rover residuals leaders; All-Stars: GM's Ammann, PSA's Tavares.... Read More »

Toyota isolated with hydrogen bet as EV movement grows

10:31 am U.S. ET | Nov. 27, 2017

Toyota, which has made a big bet on hydrogen-powered cars, looks more isolated as industry rivals double down on plug-in EVs as the dominant technology in the emerging post-fossil fuel era.... Read More »

2017 ALL STAR | U.S. EXECUTIVE, ASIAN AUTOMAKER

Jim Lentz

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 26, 2017

Jim Lentz's vision of uniting a company that had become geographically fragmented in the U.S. culminated in the relocation of the automaker's regional headquarters. The automaker moved to North Texas from Southern California.... Read More »

Ala., N.C. present stark differences in bid for $1.6 billion Toyota-Mazda factory

2:00 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 21, 2017

Alabama and North Carolina are reported to be the last candidates in the bidding for the Toyota-Mazda joint factory, presenting stark differences in their offerings.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Lincoln updates MKC crossover for 2019

8:15 am U.S. ET | Nov. 21, 2017

Lincoln updates MKC crossover; Toyota warning in Ky. said to spark union interest; China's GAC seeks deeper ties with FCA; Camry, Accord ads aim to boost struggling segment.... Read More »

Toyota puts U.S. workers on alert: Made-in-Japan Camrys cheaper

3:19 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 20, 2017

Toyota issued an unsettling warning to Kentucky workers building its top-selling Camry sedan: Cut costs now or face an uncertain future.... Read More »

New technology shakes up the purchasing department

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

As automakers look for advanced technologies, their unfamiliar suppliers are bringing new ideas to old purchasing departments.... Read More »

Camry, Accord ready to rumble

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

The marketing efforts underway at Toyota and Honda aren't just about the horse race or bragging rights. They're about keeping these titans of the midsize car segment — both of them just redesigned for the 2018 model year — relevant in a marketplace where crossovers are king.... Read More »

Toyota plots return to EVs, this time in Asia

9:09 am U.S. ET | Nov. 17, 2017

Selling EVs in China and India will mark the return of Toyota into the battery-powered market after halting production of the electric RAV4 in 2014.... Read More »

GUANGZHOU AUTO SHOW

Toyota to re-enter EV sector starting in China from 2020

Nov. 17, 2017 09:56 CET

Toyota will introduce EVs in China starting in 2020 and is considering selling battery-powered models developed by its local partners under the Japanese marque as Beijing prepares to tighten environmental regulations. Toyota stopped sales of the RAV4 EV in 2014.... Read More »

Lexus to unwrap 3-row RX crossover at L.A. auto show

11:22 am U.S. ET | Nov. 15, 2017

Lexus' U.S. dealers have clamored for a family-friendly version of the popular RX crossover for years, but it's unclear whether the third row will accommodate two or three passengers.... Read More »

Toyota, Mazda narrow plant location down to N. Carolina, Alabama, report says

9:26 am U.S. ET | Nov. 14, 2017

Alabama and North Carolina are the final states in the running to win a prized Toyota and Mazda joint car factory worth $1.6 billion, people familiar with the negotiations told Bloomberg.... Read More »

TOYOTA'S AKIO TOYODA: Taking the long view

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

Akio Toyoda is keeping his eyes on the future, the far, far future, as the Toyota Motor Corp. president pilots his company through a rapidly changing automotive landscape. The biggest risk, he says, is thinking 2050 is too far away and doing nothing.... Read More »

Toyota’s profits rise despite a softer U.S.

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

Toyota sounded the alarm about deteriorating conditions in the U.S. even as it logged increased quarterly profits and lifted its full-year earnings outlook.... Read More »

NAFTA cloud hangs over Toyota's plant plans

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

The plan to shift more pickup production to Mexico depends on the survival of a trade pact that President Donald Trump has called the worst U.S. trade deal ever.... Read More »

 
How China plans to create a giant state-owned automaker

Yang Jian
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 12 2017

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BYD bets big on buses in Europe, cars can't be far behind

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 10 2017

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China's BYD has built up a production network in Europe to make electric buses. ...
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Schmidt's statement showed a broken man with misplaced faith in VW

Larry P. Vellequette
3:49 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 7 2017

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Oliver Schmidt's vacant almost defiant stare has been the face of VW's $30 billion diesel emissions ...
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Why an electric powertrain is all wrong for off-road vehicles

Richard Truett
12:59 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 5 2017

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A hybrid powertrain adds hundreds of pounds of weight to a vehicle. ...
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VW Beetle could be reborn as electric car

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 5 2017

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VW is considering the future of the brand's iconic Beetle. ...
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Tesla shows why VW, Daimler should keep their heavy trucks businesses

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 24 2017

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Tesla's punt at the heavy truck market shows VW and Daimler that there may be meaningful synergies b ...
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BMW's cycle 'hyperloop' is a vision for fast, pollution-free city travel

Nick Gibbs
5:14 am U.S. ET | Nov. 22 2017

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As China seeks to restrict the use of private cars in its congested and polluted megacities, BMW see ...
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Bentley Bentayga's autonomous tech tops Audi's

Nick Gibbs
9:46 am U.S. ET | Nov. 16 2017

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Driving the Bentley Bentayga shows just how sophisticated self-driving technology has become as its ...
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French tech company NAWA sees ultracapacitor battery breakthrough

Nick Gibbs
5:53 am U.S. ET | Nov. 14 2017

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French tech company NAWA believes it has found a way to boost the power of ultracapacitor batteries ...
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Why Vauxhall is likely to survive despite a steep sales slump

Nick Gibbs
4:56 am U.S. ET | Nov. 13 2017

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PSA's strategy to reduce non-profitable car sales is harming Vauxhall, which saw sales plunge drop 3 ...
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European car sales rise 6%, helped by extra selling day
European registrations rose 6 percent in November, helped by an extra selling day, with Peugeot, Toy ...
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European light-vehicle sales rise in November
European registrations rose 6 percent in November, helped by an extra selling day, with Peugeot, Toy ...
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VW, Ford gain as Russia sales rise 15%
New-car sales in Russia rose 15 percent in November. VW and Ford sales both jumped 29 percent. ...
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German sales likely to fall next year on lower diesel demand, VDA says
New-car registrations in Germany will grow to one of their highest-ever levels this year but will li ...
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German sales rise 9% but diesel sales hit hard
New-car sales in Germany rose 9.4 percent in November with Peugeot and Dacia showing strong growth. ...
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UK sales fall 11% in 8th month of decline
UK new-car registrations slumped 11 percent in November as weaker consumer confidence and uncertaint ...
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Western European car sales rise 5% despite UK woes
Western European car registrations rose 5.4 percent in November, with the key French and German mark ...
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Fiat falls in Italy despite 7% market rise
New-car sales in Italy rose 6.8 percent in November, despite a slump in market leader Fiat brand's v ...
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Renault, Peugeot gain in Spain while diesel, VW sales fall
Renault and Peugeot were among the winners as sales of new cars in Spain rose 12 percent in November ...
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Skoda, Peugeot SUVs help French market grow by 10% in Nov.
Skoda and Peugeot were among winners as French new-car registrations increased 10 percent in Novembe ...
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VW, Peugeot, Seat propel compact SUV sector toward new record
Strong demand for new entries from VW, Peugeot and Seat helped to increase European sales in the com ...
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Premium midsize SUVs overtake sedans, wagons in key European segment
Last year for the first time premium SUV models such as the Volvo XC60, Audi Q5 and BMW X3 were more ...
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Renault, Mercedes, Fiat give new life to pickup segment
Renault, Fiat, Mercedes, and soon PSA, are all launching pickup trucks to take on market leader Ford ...
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Automakers add more tech to subcompact cars to boost margins
New models, increased technology and a strong focus on personalization are helping volume automakers ...
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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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Toyota Europe sets up mobility, connectivity units; shuffles r&d, purchasing leadership
Toyota Europe will establish two business divisions to focus on mobility services and connectivity a ...
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PSA names veteran exec as chief digital officer
PSA has shuffled its digital leadership by appointing veteran executive Christophe Rauturier as chie ...
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Bugatti's sales chief quits to head luxury beds brand
Bugatti's sales and marketing chief, Stefan Brungs, is leaving the supercar brand to become CEO of bedding specialists Bico. ...
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Porsche France boss to head Canada ops
Marc Ouayoun will become CEO of Porsche Cars Canada, moving from his current role heading the autom ...
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VW brand gets outsider as powertrain chief
VW Group named an executive from outside the company, former Daimler engineer Kurt Blumenroeder, to head powertrain development at its core VW brand. ...
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Kia promotes Russia chief to Europe president
Kia veteran Yong Kew Park, who oversaw the brand's rise to the No. 2 in spot in Russia, has been app ...
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VW Group Canada names new CEO
VW Group said Daniel Weissland will take over its Canada operations. He succeeds Maria Stenstrom, wh ...
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Tesla's head of battery engineering leaves
Tesla's director of battery engineering, Jon Wagner, has left the electric carmaker and is launching a battery and powertrain startup in California. ...
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VW brand appoints new Europe sales chief
VW brand has appointed Manfred Kantner as head of sales in Europe. ...
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Hyundai recruits another BMW engineer for Genesis
Hyundai has recruited BMW engineer Fayez Abdul Rahman to lead architecture development at Genesis an ...
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Seat Arona tackles the 'urban jungle'
Seat is aiming its Arona subcompact crossover at inhabitants of "the urban jungle" who don't need of ...
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BMW sticks to X3's winning formula
BMW has stuck to its winning formula for its X3, one of the automaker's highest volume models, givin ...
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Renault touts Alaskan's comfort features
Renault is seeking to capture a share of Europe's small-but-growing pickup segment with the Alaskan, ...
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Mercedes pickup aims to mimic success of brand's SUVs
Daimler hopes the Mercedes X class will be a game-changer for its light commercial vehicles division ...
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Opel Grandland X plugs key gap in SUV lineup
Opel's Grandland X crossover is expected to give the automaker a strong foothold in Europe's popular ...
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Why Kia sees Stonic as groundbreaker
Kia sees the new Stonic as its best opportunity to date to conquer those European customers who rema ...
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'Chic' VW Polo targets younger buyers
VW is repositioning the Polo subcompact to appeal to younger buyers, abandoning an approach in which ...
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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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Suppliers to the new Aston Martin DB11
Assembly of the all-new Aston Martin DB11 began in May 2016 in at the supercar maker's plant in Gayd ...
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Suppliers to the new Audi Q2
Assembly of the all-new Audi Q2 began in July 2016 at Audi's plant in Ingolstadt, Germany. ...
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