Toyota

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 »

9 automakers earn perfect LGBTQ-equality score

2:19 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 10, 2017

Nine automakers are among the record-breaking number of 609 companies that garnered a perfect score for LGBTQ equality in an annual study.... Read More »

Lexus acquires naming rights to Detroit velodrome

3:51 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 10, 2017

Toyota's Lexus brand is acquiring the naming rights to a new $4 million indoor sports complex in Detroit with a 545-foot cycling velodrome.... Read More »

Toyota hopes safety-first will pay off in self-driving race

Nov. 9, 2017 06:01 CET

Toyota sounded a cautionary note on self-driving cars amid the hype that fully autonomous cars could soon become a regular sight on public roads.... Read More »

COMMENTARY

Trump might have the right prescription for Toyota

1:29 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 7, 2017

COMMENTARY: President Donald Trump may have stumbled onto a useful home truth in his criticism of Japan's car industry.... Read More »

Toyota quarterly profit rises 10% as currency gains offset weaker U.S. business

Nov. 7, 2017 09:49 CET

Toyota's quarterly operating profit rose 10 percent as gains from favorable foreign exchange rates offset weakening business in the U.S. market, where rising incentives and falling wholesale volume dented regional profitability.... Read More »

JAKE LINGEMAN

BLOG: Toyota Supra may fly under Gazoo Racing banner in 2019

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 7, 2017

More details came out last week about Toyota's upcoming Supra sports car. The biggest of those is that it might be sold under the Gazoo Racing banner as opposed to purely Toyota.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Toyota raises outlook as profits rise

8:00 am U.S. ET | Nov. 7, 2017

Toyota raises outlook as earnings rise, Mitsubishi swings to profit, BMW drops, TrueCar posts wider loss; Tesla acquisition; Promise of 3-D printed tools; Ford's anti-slumber cap.... Read More »

Hamlin's white-hot Camry at SEMA

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

NASCAR driver Denny Hamlin's customized Camry at SEMA got plaudits from sister publication Autoweek.... Read More »

Economic nationalism may put r&d at risk, study says

12:03 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 6, 2017

Research and development spending is higher than ever, but the narrative of economic nationalism could soon put global r&d efforts at risk -- and automakers won't be immune, a study suggests.... Read More »

VIDEO: Akio Toyoda: If we don't change, we won't grow

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

Toyota President Akio Toyoda feels the pressure of steering his company through a rapidly transforming industry where new entrants and technological advancements are forcing the family scion to rethink an 80-year-old business. As a result, he's betting on alliances and investments in areas from fuel cells to artificial intelligence. One thing the 61-year-old sees enduring through the decades is people's “friendship” with their cars.... Read More »

Year-end sales to test automaker restraint

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 5, 2017

Several sales titles and records are on the line for the U.S. automotive industry heading into the final two months of the year.... Read More »

HIDDEN HANGOVER

America's SUV thirst hits luxury brands behind the scenes

3:19 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 2, 2017

Luxury carmakers benefiting from red-hot demand for lucrative SUVs are dealing with a behind-the-scenes headache because of just how swiftly consumer demand has shifted away from sedans.... Read More »

TOYOTA: Fifth-straight gain but Lexus lags

3:06 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 1, 2017

Toyota's rebalancing of its once car-heavy mix means vehicle sales are now just slightly ahead of last year's numbers. Lexus, however, has not fared so well on the luxury side with just too many sedans.... Read More »

Japan's cool new design vibe

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 30, 2017

Japanese automakers are embarking on a design renaissance, channeling ancient traditions to fight modern trends.... Read More »

Toyota explores airless tires to build lighter EVs

Oct. 30, 2017 11:07 CET

Toyota is exploring using airless tires to help reduce the weight and boost the performance and range of battery-electric and fuel cell vehicles.... Read More »

Lexus gets dibs on Toyota's self-driving features

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 30, 2017

When it comes to autonomous driving, Toyota Motor Corp. says it's safety first, Lexus first.... Read More »

 
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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Volvo's subscription plan could be a boon for dealers too

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

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Volvo seems to have found a new way to get its vehicles into the hands of customers that is digital, ...
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Without PSA tech, Opel could have been killed by EU CO2 fines

Luca Ciferri
6:08 am U.S. ET | Nov. 10 2017

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The EU's target to reduce CO2 emissions from new-car fleets to a 95 gram per km average by 2020-2021 might have been the kiss of death for Opel/Vauxhall if PSA hadn't stepped. ...
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Europe's automakers score a win with new CO2 targets

Christiaan Hetzner
4:36 am U.S. ET | Nov. 9 2017

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Outwardly Europe's carmakers are complaining about the EU's proposed fleet emission targets through ...
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Car rejection claims 'totally false,' Seat CEO says

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 9 2017

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Seat CEO Luca de Meo says claims that a growing number of people are rejecting car ownership are "to ...
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PSA's Opel purchase leaves Citroen odd man out

Peter Sigal
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 1 2017

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PSA's purchase of Opel means the automaker now has three mass-market European brands. This could be ...
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VW brand's profit margin goal is too easy

Christiaan Hetzner
6:28 am U.S. ET | Oct. 30 2017

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VW brand's turnaround plan is not even a year old and yet next month the brand's CEO, Herbert Diess, ...
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Toyota is not seeking No. 1 status; still cautious on EVs

Luca Ciferri
4:03 am U.S. ET | Oct. 26 2017

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Toyota Executive Vice President Didier Leroy showed a much bolder Toyota at the Tokyo auto show with ...
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Ford, Nissan among winners as Russia sales rise 17%
Ford and Nissan had big jumps in new-car sales in a Russian market where overall volume increased 17 ...
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UK sales slump 12% in Oct. in 7th monthly decline
UK registrations in October fell by 12 percent, marking a seventh consecutive month of decline. Vaux ...
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Spanish sales rise 14% in Oct. despite political tensions over Catalonia
Spain's new-car sales increased 14 percent in October even as tensions over Catalonia's bid to gain ...
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Italy's record month benefits French brands, Toyota but FCA sales decline
French brands were among the winners in an Italian market that had a record month for new-car sales ...
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German market's 4% growth helps Peugeot, Citroen but Opel drops back
PSA's mainstream brands, Peugeot and Citroen, powered ahead in a German market up nearly 4 percent l ...
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French sales jump 14% with Nissan, Toyota among winners
French new-car sales rose 14 percent in October, with Nissan and Toyota among the winners. ...
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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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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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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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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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BMW recruits Audi exec to head brand management
BMW has appointed former Audi manager Sven Schuwirth as head of brand's product management and marke ...
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Ford names new manufacturing boss for Europe; veteran exec Odell to retire
Ford named a new manufacturing boss and a new head of joint ventures and alliances in Europe as part ...
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Kia hires PSA designer to lead China styling team
Kia has hired veteran designer Oleg Son from PSA to be the Korean brand's design chief in China. Ole ...
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Infiniti appoints French exec Meunier as global sales chief
Nissan's Infiniti appointed company veteran Christian Meunier to the newly created role of head of g ...
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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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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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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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Suppliers to the new Peugeot 3008
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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
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