Toyota

Toyota needs these Japanese startups on the road to robocars

8:13 am U.S. ET | Sept. 26, 2017

Toyota's investments in Tokyo startups PKSHA Technology and Preferred Networks comes as software starts to rival the motor as the most important thing inside a car.... Read More »

Can Lexus recapture the spirit of '89?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 24, 2017

The stakes are high as Lexus tries to pivot from cushy, reliable cars and crossovers to more emotional, hard-charging vehicles that set the bar rather than resting on their laurels.... Read More »

Sporty Toyota line will make waves in U.S.

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 23, 2017

Toyota debuts a GR sports car series for Japan and beyond. The U.S. may not get the name, but its future products will get a healthy dose of the line's sporty spirit.... Read More »

Audi on fuel cells: Maybe later

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 23, 2017

The tepid outlook from one of the world's largest automakers could ripple across the industry by slowing or discouraging the adoption of fuel cell technology, which will require increased global scale and infrastructure investments to catch on.... Read More »

Toyota revs up with GR performance line

8:48 am U.S. ET | Sept. 19, 2017

Toyota is introducing a high-performance "GR" series consisting of seven variants including the Prius plug-in hybrid and Vitz subcompact.... Read More »

Toyota chief says hybrid still central as EV momentum grows

10:38 am U.S. ET | Sept. 19, 2017

Toyota President Akio Toyoda says hybrid technology will remain central to the company's strategy even as a rising wave of governments and automakers get behind plug-in electric vehicles.... Read More »

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Working closely with suppliers pays

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 18, 2017

It is great to see that the Toyota team has rekindled that process and brought the experts in the individual manufacturing processes back into the development mix.... Read More »

The in-your-face face of Toyota design

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 17, 2017

Ian Cartabiano enjoys a good bowl of ramen and cruising backstreet boutiques in Tokyo. But it's his California flair that's giving his U.S. design studio outsized influence at Japan's No. 1 carmaker.... Read More »

Semifinalists set for Car, Truck and Utility of the Year Awards

6:00 am U.S. ET | Sept. 15, 2017

The list of semifinalists for the 2018 North American Car, Truck and Utility of the Year Awards has a few surprises: Alfa Romeo is up for two awards, no Detroit 3 brand cars made the cut, Tesla decided not to participate and only three trucks qualified.... Read More »

Revamped Lexus LS 500 to start above $75,000 ​

3:49 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 14, 2017

Lexus will sell its redesigned LS 500 flagship sedan for around $76,000 for the base model, up from $73,515 on the outgoing model, in a bet that its more aggressive design and enhanced performance will draw brand loyalists who have been waiting for a redo of the four-door as well as newcomers to the brand.... Read More »

2017 FRANKFURT AUTO SHOW

Toyota will add a sportier line of hybrid engines

Sept. 13, 2017 06:01 CET

Toyota will add a sportier line of hybrid engines to its fuel-saving gasoline-electric models. The new engines be fitted to the core hybrid models in the automaker's current range. Toyota will reveal more details about its high-performance hybrids early next year.... Read More »

Toyota, Honda collaborate with Shell to install Calif. hydrogen refueling stations

11:28 am U.S. ET | Sept. 13, 2017

Toyota and Honda are collaborating with Shell Oil to install seven hydrogen refueling stations in Northern California.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Toyota CCO Leroy aims to push automaker to next level

Sept. 6, 2017 06:01 CET

Toyota's Didier Leroy is one of the top executives tasked with streamlining the automaker's operations to lift profits. Leroy explained the challenges of meeting this goal with Automotive News Europe.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: In forecast, a sales bump for trucks?

3:15 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 5, 2017

A sales bump for trucks? - Snyder's Aug. takeaways; Lexus scores a victory; Why GM dealers are miffed; Former NADA exec Brady joins Kerrigan; Technology in Motion.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Check out the ANE monthly magazine for September

Sept. 4, 2017 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine is ready to view. The new edition looks at why Ford, Nissan, Kia and Volkswagen are packing their new subcompact cars with cutting-edge technology.... Read More »

Toyota cozies up with suppliers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 3, 2017

A major expansion of Toyota's North American r&d center will bring suppliers into product planning as much as two years earlier to cut costs and cycle times while improving quality.... Read More »

AUGUST U.S. SALES

U.S. sales slip; SAAR falls to 16.13 million on Harvey impact

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

U.S. light-vehicles sales slipped 1.8 percent last month and the seasonally adjusted, annualized pace of sales fell to the lowest level -- 16.13 million -- since February 2014 behind a late-month wallop from Hurricane Harvey.... Read More »

TOYOTA: 3rd-straight gain despite Lexus drag

10:00 am U.S. ET | Sept. 1, 2017

Toyota Motor North America, behind stronger truck demand and higher incentives, posted a U.S. sales gain in August for the third-straight month despite some drag by its Lexus luxury division.... Read More »

LUXURY: Lexus makes up ground amid luxury slump

5:07 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 1, 2017

Lexus gained ground on Mercedes and BMW in August, but luxury sales fell overall.... Read More »

ANE's September issue goes live Monday

Sept. 1, 2017 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine goes live on Monday, September 4. The new edition looks at why Ford, Nissan, Kia and Volkswagen are packing their new subcompact cars with cutting-edge technology.... Read More »

Dealer Tire wins business from Southeast Toyota's 176 stores

3:00 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 31, 2017

Southeast Toyota Distributors has inked a deal with Dealer Tire to have the Cleveland company deliver replacement tires to 176 Toyota dealerships in five states beginning Dec. 1.... Read More »

Lenders offer assistance after Harvey

11:00 am U.S. ET | Aug. 30, 2017

Auto lenders are stepping up to help Gulf Coast customers affected by Hurricane Harvey by offering payment extensions and to redirect billing statements, among other things.
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Toyota pushes deeper into ride-sharing with Grab investment

Aug. 30, 2017 09:25 CET

Toyota is making an investment in Grab, Southeast Asia's leading ride-hailing operator. The deal comes after the automaker bought a stake in Uber as part of alliances it is establishing to explore new revenue models.... Read More »

Relief for midsize sedans? Not much

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 28, 2017

The beleaguered midsize sedan segment is poised to get a boost from redesigns of its three top sellers, but a shakeout could leave just a few healthy competitors.... Read More »

Lexus RX with 3rd row could get styling tweak

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 28, 2017

Spy photos suggest Lexus will be able to accommodate a third row in the RX with few physical changes.... Read More »

 
No steering wheel? Not so fast, ZF CEO says

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 11 2017

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If you're not ready to trust a computer-driven vehicle that has no steering wheel you're not alone. ...
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How Mercedes turned a 'crazy' idea into gold

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 6 2017

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A little more than 20 years ago, the Mercedes W163 rolled off the assembly line at the company's U.S ...
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Why Renault predicts big profits from EVs

Luca Ciferri
6:38 am U.S. ET | Oct. 6 2017

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Renault's investment in electric vehicles is already paying dividends and the automaker said today that its profits from EVs will rise significantly in the next five years,... ...
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Why Marchionne thinks EVs threaten the planet

Andrea Malan
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 3 2017

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne believes that a widespread move to electric vehicles ...
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Industry shifts blame, again, for diesel woes

Christiaan Hetzner
4:37 am U.S. ET | Oct. 3 2017

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The industry's favorite tactic since the diesel has come under attack in Europe for excessive emissi ...
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Renault Alaskan shows how Europe's pickup segment is going upscale

Peter Sigal
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 29 2017

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In many parts of Europe, you're as likely to see a high-end sports car like a Porsche Carrera as a p ...
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Opel's loss of key executives makes turnaround much harder

Christiaan Hetzner
11:02 am U.S. ET | Sept. 25 2017 UPDATED: Sept. 26 18:15 CET - adds no replacement

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Opel faces a tough task replacing the automaker's award-winning marketing chief, Tina Mueller, who i ...
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Labor gain and strain loom from EV shift

Andrea Malan
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 24 2017

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The auto industry's move toward electrification has been driven by the rising anti-diesel sentiment ...
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Why Volvo picked XC40 to launch VIP service

Douglas A. Bolduc
5:30 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21 2017

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Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson knew long ago that he wanted to do something special with the XC40, which is the first expansion of the Swedish automaker's portfolio since the... ...
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Volvo designer achieves rare feat with XC40

Douglas A. Bolduc
7:30 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21 2017

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With the XC40, Volvo designer Ian Kettle achieved a rare feat. The new SUV's look remains true to th ...
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Europe sales drop 2% as Brexit concerns hit UK demand
European new-car sales fell 2 percent in September as concerns about Brexit among UK consumers offse ...
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Ford, Kia among winners as Russia sales rose 18% in Sept.
Russia's car market is expected to grow by 11 percent this year after sales rose 18 percent last mon ...
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German sales fall 3% in Sept. on diesel worries
German new-car sales fell 3.3 percent in September as uncertainty over the future of diesel-powered ...
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Germany's 2017 sales to beat expectations, group says
Germany's new-car sales will be stronger than expected this year, helped by incentives for older die ...
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Spain sales rise 4% in Sept. on fleet demand
Spanish new-car sales rose 4.6 percent in September as sales to companies continued to outpace slugg ...
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Italy's September sales increase 8%
Italy's new-car sales rose 8 percent in September to 166,956 units, which was the highest volume the ...
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French sales rise 1% in September
New-car sales rose 1.1 percent in France in September, as the fall selling season began with mixed r ...
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Sales of gasoline cars overtake diesels in Europe
Diesel's European market share fell to 46.3 percent of new-car registrations in the first half, the ...
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European sales rose 6% in August
European new-car sales rose nearly 6 percent in August with Nissan, Renault, Toyota and VW Group's S ...
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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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Europe's compact minivan sales forecast to see steady decline
Europe's compact minivan segment is forecast to continually decline until 2020 because of rising dem ...
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Europe's small SUV sales forecast to top 2 million next year
Europe's small SUV/crossover segment is forecast to continue its rapid growth as models from latecom ...
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New mild hybrid tech will shake up green car sales
Mild hybrid cars with cheaper and less complex technology than plug-in and full hybrids will reduce ...
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Uber's European policy chief quits to join Chargepoint
Uber's head of policy for Europe, Christopher Burghardt, is quitting to join the electric vehicle ch ...
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GM appoints Chevy Bolt's top engineer as EV programs chief
GM promoted Pamela Fletcher to the new position of vice president of global electric vehicle program ...
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Opel's Mueller to head German cosmetics company
Opel's marketing chief, Tina Mueller, will join German cosmetics retailer Douglas as CEO on Nov. 1. ...
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Hyundai recruits BMW exec as Europe marketing chief
Hyundai named former BMW executive Andreas-Christoph Hofmann as its new marketing chief in Europe. ...
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Kia hires ex-BMW designer as styling chief
Kia has hired former BMW and Great Wall designer Pierre Leclercq as its head of styling, in a move e ...
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Nissan manufacturing veteran Martin gets global alliance role
Irishman John Martin is tasked with accelerating the integration of manufacturing and supply strateg ...
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Bentley's new manufacturing boss is VW veteran
Bentley named Peter Bosch, a veteran VW Group executive, as its new manufacturing chief. ...
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Ford recruits industry veteran Vignon as France head
Ford named industry veteran Louis-Carl Vignon to head its France operations. Vignon returns to Ford ...
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Hyundai names new China boss after supplier disputes
Hyundai has appointed Tao Hung Tan as its new chief of China operations. ...
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Aston Martin marketing chief Sproule adds Americas role
Simon Sproule, Aston Martin's global chief marketing officer, has added a new position: chief of the ...
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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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Kia Picanto adds tech but stays small
Kia has bucked the trend that cars grow larger with every new generation by increasing the new Pican ...
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Volvo seeks to match XC60's magic
Volvo hopes that by making its new XC60 bigger, safer and more technologically advanced it will be a ...
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Alfa's big bet on the Stelvio
Alfa Romeo is betting on the Stelvio and its fun-to-drive characteristics to boost the appeal of wha ...
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Opel moves Insignia upscale
Opel hopes a wide selection of advanced safety equipment in its new Insignia will move the model upm ...
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Softer Land Rover Discovery keeps its go-anywhere skills
Land Rover is determined to demonstrate that even though the fifth generation of the Discovery has b ...
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Suppliers to the new Peugeot 3008
Assembly of the second-generation Peugeot 3008 began in June 2016 at PSA's factory in Sochaux, Franc ...
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Suppliers to the new Alfa Stelvio
Assembly of the first-generation Alfa Romeo Stelvio began in January at the automaker's factory in C ...
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Suppliers to the new Opel Ampera-e
Assembly of the all-new Opel Ampera-e full-electric car began in October 2016 at parent General Moto ...
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Suppliers to the new BMW 5 series
Assembly of the seventh-generation BMW 5 series began in November 2016 at the automaker's factory in ...
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