Toyota

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 »

Baby 4Runner, homely and adventure: What people are saying about '19 Toyota RAV4

10:00 am U.S. ET | April 3, 2018

Here's a roundup of initial reaction from the automotive media on the 2019 Toyota RAV4.... Read More »

Toyota expands RAV4 family to defend crown

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 2, 2018

The unassuming compact crossover now represents Toyota's principal weapon in an intensifying battle for sales volume, market share and brand loyalty.... Read More »

Toyota partnership keeps STEM growing

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 2, 2018

Toyota Motor North America will arrange for all eighth-grade students in the Detroit Public Schools Community District to visit the Michigan Science Center for free.... Read More »

Lexus sells $235 mugs to promote test drives

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 2, 2018

Lexus' latest Tokyo lounge is equal parts car showroom, gourmet's delight and upscale boutique. The idea is to lure in high-rollers in hopes of giving them a Lexus test drive.... Read More »

Redesigned RAV4 has a little something for everyone

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 2, 2018

Fans of competing crossovers might recognize some design touches in the redesigned RAV4.... Read More »

Toyota dealers get a peek at new products

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 2, 2018

Dealers were also given a sneak peek at Toyota and Lexus products that aren't being shared with the public yet.... Read More »

Toyota's 2019 RAV4 gets more trims, power

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 28, 2018

The update gives the RAV4 more ammunition to defend its crown as the top-selling nonpickup in the nation last year against an ever-growing field of competing small crossovers.... Read More »

NEW YORK AUTO SHOW

Toyota gives new RAV4 more rugged design

March 28, 2018 06:15 CET

Toyota has chosen a more rugged design for its new RAV4 compact SUV in a bid to boost its sales in Europe's most popular SUV segment. The new, global model will be revealed at the New York auto show today ahead of European sales, which will start in the first quarter of 2019.... Read More »

Lexus' tyrannosaurus LX still roams the Earth

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 26, 2018

Lexus' body-on-frame truck gets modern electronics and high-end wood and leather, but otherwise, it's as old as the hills and as thirsty as nearly anything on the road.... Read More »

Toyota's truck translator

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 26, 2018

Michigan transplant Mike Sweers' mission is to ensure Japanese engineers fully fathom the uniquely American mania for trucks.... Read More »

Lexus will offer UX crossover with subscription option

9:00 am U.S. ET | March 26, 2018

The Lexus UX subcompact crossover, coming to the New York auto show this week, will be the brand's first vehicle to offer Apple CarPlay and its first to have a subscription option for consumers in the United States.... Read More »

Yaris sedan will get name change, 3 trim levels for 2019 model year

6:00 am U.S. ET | March 26, 2018

The subcompact sedan that Toyota inherited from its defunct youth-oriented Scion brand is getting another name change for the 2019 model year along with three trim levels.... Read More »

2018 NEW YORK AUTO SHOW

Toyota's '19 Corolla hatchback adds tech, drops iM tag

3:25 pm U.S. ET | March 23, 2018

Toyota is adding a host of new technology and safety features to the redesigned 2019 Corolla hatchback , which will be introduced at the New York auto show this month.... Read More »

EDWARD NIEDERMEYER

BLOG: Elon Musk is today's Henry Ford -- that's bad

8:09 am U.S. ET | March 23, 2018

By reworking vehicles after they come off the line at its assembly plant at a dedicated remanufacturing facility, Tesla is taking automotive manufacturing back to dark ages.... Read More »

Q&A: MIKE WHITE, TOYOTA NATIONAL DEALERS' ADVISORY COUNCIL

TOYOTA: Dealers want products 'we know we can sell'

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

With Toyota aggressively realigning production to reflect the consumer shift toward light trucks, Toyota National Dealers' Advisory Council Chairman Mike White sees a strong year for the brand.... Read More »

Q&A: CARL SEWELL III, LEXUS NATIONAL DEALER ADVISORY COUNCIL

LEXUS: RX L teamwork sets upbeat tone

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

Carl Sewell III is well into his second year as chairman of the Lexus National Dealer Advisory Council as the group celebrates the work it has done with the automaker to bring the three-row RX L crossover to showrooms this year.... Read More »

 
Can autonomous vehicles be developed without risking lives?

Dave Guilford
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 14 2018

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It's easy to become enamoured of the accident-free future with autonomous cars, but before that time ...
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Porsche wants Chinese buyers to love the 911

Christiaan Hetzner
4:31 am U.S. ET | May 11 2018

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China may be Porsche's biggest market but sales of its 911 sports car are poor. ...
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Lessons learned from DaimlerChrysler

Richard Johnson
8:50 am U.S. ET | May 9 2018

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Conventional wisdom is that the combining of Daimler-Benz with Chrysler failed because of a clash of cultures, but that's an oversimplification. ...
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VW hopes marketing overhaul will banish diesel stain

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 1 2018

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VW will support the launch of its I.D. ...
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Renault's push to grow outside Europe is off to a mixed start

Peter Sigal
8:50 am U.S. ET | April 27 2018

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Carlos Ghosn is betting that Renault's sales outside of Europe will drive revenues over the next six years. ...
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Why it won't be easy for global automakers to part with Chinese partners

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

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The Chinese government will phase out restrictions on foreign ownership of joint ventures with domes ...
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Schaeffler looks beyond ball-bearings with future urban mobility ideas

Peter Sigal
4:52 am U.S. ET | April 19 2018

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Schaeffler is looking toward the future of mobility with new products that include the Mover, a comp ...
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Key takeaways from VW's wild week

Christiaan Hetzner
7:13 am U.S. ET | April 13 2018

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Audi loses, Porsche wins and why VW Group parted ways with Matthias Mueller were among the key takea ...
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Pininfarina preps H500 concept as Tesla fighter

Jay Ramey
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 13 2018

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Pininfarina is joining with Hong Kong's Hybrid Kinetic Group to develop "clean energy vehicles," and ...
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Jaguar said to be planning Porsche Cayenne rival

Wesley Wren
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 12 2018

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Jaguar has another street-minded crossover in the works, one with the Porsche Cayenne in its sights, ...
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Russian sales rise 18% as buyers try to beat price hikes
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Private demand drives Italy's 7% growth
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Tesla Model S outsells German luxury flagships in Europe
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Europe's luxury compact car segment forecast to decline for second year
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Seating supplier Adient promotes veteran exec Fleischer to lead Europe business
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Russia ties stall Wolf's entry on to Porsche board
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VW's Electrify America subsidiary replaces CEO
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