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VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Luxury crossovers in limelight in Detroit

3:30 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 15, 2018

Luxury crossovers in limelight in Detroit: BMW expands lineup with X2; A 'flagship' for Lexus; 'Breathing new life' into Acura; A bolder Avalon; Big wins for Honda, Volvo, Lincoln.... Read More »

Toyota makes big Super Bowl ad buy; Lexus returns with 'Black Panther' ad

3:47 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 15, 2018

Toyota, which sat out last year's Super Bowl, will make a big splash in this year's game with two 60-second spots. Lexus also will advertise in the game for the second year in a row... Read More »

Lexus LF-1 stresses style over utility

8:45 am U.S. ET | Jan. 15, 2018

Lexus' new crossover concept defines a fresh segment for the luxury automaker: a light truck focused more on style and driving dynamics than utility. The LF-1 Limitless is described as a flagship crossover and the spiritual brother of the new-generation LS flagship sedan.... Read More »

Toyota polishes 5th-generation Avalon, introduces Apple CarPlay

6:00 am U.S. ET | Jan. 15, 2018

Toyota's next-generation Avalon flagship sedan features more aggressive bodywork, an updated platform to improve driving dynamics and the company's first implementation of Apple CarPlay after years of remaining one of the few holdouts on smartphone integration.... Read More »

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Toyoda's leadership made Fremont work

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 15, 2018

Tatsuro Toyoda and the Japanese auto workers will always have the respect of their American brothers and sisters, and without Mr. T, that would have never happened. Rest easy my respected friend.... Read More »

For Mazda and Toyota, why the rush to Alabama?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 15, 2018

With U.S. sales in decline — and who knows for how long? — is it the right time to add vehicle production capacity?... Read More »

Car-heavy Toyota takes comfort in breadth of its lineup

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 15, 2018

The Camry and other iconic cars may be outliers rather than trendsetters in their ability to defy the rush toward crossovers. And that's a problem Toyota is taking seriously, even as it fields one of the industry's broadest assortments of car models.... Read More »

Fortune smiles on Huntsville Toyota dealer

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 15, 2018

Alabama won the site search for a 4,000-employee Toyota-Mazda auto plant, and Bill Penney Toyota in Huntsville won the lottery.... Read More »

JOHN Y. SHOOK

Tatsuro Toyoda made NUMMI a place of 'mutual trust'

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 15, 2018

Of NUMMI's many lessons, none were more important than to show that a new type of working relationship between labor and management was not only possible but necessary.... Read More »

Tatsuro Toyoda, who led U.S. venture, dies at 88

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 15, 2018

Tatsuro Toyoda, whose short tenure as president of Toyota Motor in the 1990s was marked by health issues, died Dec. 30 of pneumonia, the company said. He was 88.... Read More »

Luxury showdown in '18?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2018

Mercedes-Benz has spent two consecutive years atop the U.S. luxury market, but BMW and Lexus are looking for growth from new products on the way. 2018 could be a year of gains for luxury vehicles, even with overall sales on the decline.... Read More »

Toyota will increase its big bet on hybrids in Europe

Jan. 12, 2018 06:01 CET

Toyota's big bet on hybrids is paying off in Europe, where customers are looking for an alternative to diesels. One way the automaker hopes to increase hybrid sales is by making them more powerful, Toyota Europe CEO Johan van Zyl explained to Automotive News Europe.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Why new Corolla plant could help RAV4

3:30 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2018

Why new Toyota Corolla plant could help RAV4; Kia Forte gets Stinger treatment; Ford Ranger airbag warning; Global sales slowdown predicted; Helluva way to buy a Demon.... Read More »

Toyota-Mazda's Alabama plant will have room to expand

10:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2018

The prized $1.6 billion car factory awarded to Alabama by Toyota and Mazda could be an even bigger win than expected, as the site's size leaves plenty of room for future expansions.... Read More »

Toyota, Mazda spend big on more N.A. capacity

9:28 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 10, 2018

Now is the time to invest in plant capacity, say Toyota and Mazda, which plan a new assembly plant in Alabama. It also unlocks capacity to boost light-truck output -- a key goal for both automakers.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Toyota, Mazda in Heart of Dixie

3:30 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 10, 2018

Toyota, Mazda in Ala.: 'Feels like a homecoming,' Carmaking in Heart of Dixie, Legacy in U.S.; Mustang Bullitt back?; Ford diesel-cheat lawsuit; AutoNation's Jackson Atlanta Fed chair.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Toyota, Mazda said to pick Ala. for factory

8:30 am U.S. ET | Jan. 10, 2018

Toyota, Mazda said to pick Ala. for joint factory; Reuss: GM raising capacity for crew-cab pickups; Connected-car disconnect; Renault-Nissan-Mitsu to invest in startups; CES update.... Read More »

400 deaths a day force India to take car safety seriously

7:38 am U.S. ET | Jan. 10, 2018

In India, more than 150,000 people are killed each year in traffic accidents. The government is attempting to curb the carnage caused by everything from speeding two-wheelers to cars not equipped with airbags.... Read More »

Toyota, Mazda select Alabama for $1.6 billion plant

6:09 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 9, 2018

Alabama will be the site of a new $1.6 billion Toyota and Mazda auto plant, the companies and state leaders said. The plant, which will employ up to 4,000 people and produce about 300,000 vehicles a year, will be located near Huntsville, Ala.... Read More »

Amazon's Alexa voice assistant coming to Toyota's cars this year

3:44 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 9, 2018

Amazon's Alexa voice-activated virtual assistant will be added to some Toyota and Lexus vehicles this year, advancing Amazon's ambitions to expand its beyond the home.... Read More »

Toyota expands U.S. Takata airbag recall to 600,000 more vehicles

2:04 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 9, 2018

Toyota said it was expanding its safety recall involving Takata front passenger airbag inflators to cover about 601,300 additional vehicles in the United States.... Read More »

Detroit auto show preview: Maserati to Volvo

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 8, 2018

A roundup of brands, from Maserati to Volkswagen, that will unveil new product at the Detroit auto show.... Read More »

Detroit auto show preview: GMC to Lincoln

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 8, 2018

A roundup of brands, from GMC to Lincoln, that will unveil new product at the Detroit auto show.... Read More »

Hyundai's next-gen fuel cell showcase

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 8, 2018

Hyundai, which leapfrogged rivals Honda and Toyota in offering a hydrogen-powered vehicle to the American public in 2014, is ready for another leap: a next-generation fuel cell vehicle to be introduced on Monday at CES in Las Vegas.... Read More »

Toyota plant will trigger investments

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 8, 2018

The decision on where to build the $1.6 billion Toyota-Mazda plant will be the beginning of a wave of automotive investment.... Read More »

 
BMW exec combines Silicon Valley innovation with corporate rigor

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 17 2018

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German automotive companies have acknowledged that they need to foster a work culture more akin to S ...
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Will Mercedes' G class get juiced?

Amy Wilson
9:35 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 14 2018

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Mercedes could make an electric variant of its iconic G-class SUV, Dieter Zetsche seemed to imply in ...
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PSA develops possible Renault Twizy rival

Peter Sigal
4:55 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12 2018

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PSA's latest effort in the field of mobility services is a plug-in hybrid three-wheeled scooter that ...
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PSA should sell UK Vauxhall plant to Jaguar Land Rover

Nick Gibbs
3:39 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11 2018

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A second round of job cuts shows PSA is struggling with the viability of its newly acquired Ellesmer ...
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Qoros' new owner plans to be China's Tesla

Yang Jian
5:13 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5 2018

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Dozens of Chinese EV startups have sought to become the Chinese answer to Tesla, but none of them ha ...
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How Nissan, NASA will help you park in the future

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 3 2018

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Nissan has turned to NASA to help it with what could be a challenging task in the future: remotely p ...
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Supplier CEO who loves his front-row seat to industry's transformation

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 29 2017

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Yanfeng Automotive Interiors CEO Johannes Roters is energized by the megatrends that are changing the industry because he remembers a time when things were a bit stagnant. ...
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Nissan tackles tech overload in autonomous car

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 23 2017

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Nissan's latest test car for autonomous driving has 39 devices to achieve 360-degree sensing. The automaker knows that number needs to be slashed. ...
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Conti exec learns when art tops science

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 22 2017

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Continental's head of startups got some excellent advice after he was put in charge of the supplier's new entrepreneurial unit. ...
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PSA got a bargain with Opel, former GM Europe boss says

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 19 2017

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PSA got a "good deal" when it bought General Motors' European operations, Opel/Vauxhall, says Nick R ...
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European sales fall 5% in December with Fiat, Nissan and Skoda among biggest losers
European new-car sales fell nearly 5 percent in December, hurt by extra days off for Christmas versu ...
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Kia, VW are winners as Russia sales rise 12% in 2017
Kia and VW brand were the top gainers in Russia last year as the country's new-car market rebounded ...
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Western European registrations fell 5% in December
Western European registrations fell 5 percent in December, which had two fewer selling days than a y ...
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UK sales drop most since recession on Brexit, diesel fears
UK registrations fell nearly 6 percent in 2017 in their biggest annual slide since the global recess ...
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Spain's 2017 sales get big boost from discounting
Spanish new-car sales rose nearly 8 percent last year, although dealers said the increase was helped ...
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German sales rose nearly 3% in 2017 as diesel demand plunged
German new-car sales rose nearly 3 percent last year but fell 1 percent in December on fewer selling ...
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Renault, Lada, Hyundai-Kia poised to gain from Russia's new stability
Russia's strengthening auto market is good news for automakers such as Renault-Nissan and its Russia ...
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Incentives push Italy's 2017 sales to eight-year high
Italian new-car sales rose nearly 8 percent in 2017 as incentives helped push demand to its highest ...
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EVs and hybrids accounted for more than half of Norway's new-car sales in 2017
Sales of electrified cars exceeded half of new registrations in Norway in 2017, a record aided by ge ...
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French 2017 sales rise nearly 5% but diesel share falls below 50%
French registrations rose by nearly 5 percent in 2017, led by increases of more than 10 percent at S ...
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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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Rolls-Royce sales chief Knight leaves automaker
Rolls-Royce said its sales and marketing director, Fintan Knight, has left the company to pursue oth ...
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Industry veteran Norman tasked with Vauxhall turnaround
PSA named industry veteran Stephen Norman to lead its UK Vauxhall brand, just days after the automak ...
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PSA promotes Germany boss Chopelin to lead global sales and marketing
PSA promoted its Germany boss, Alberic Chopelin, to head global sales and marketing operations, incl ...
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VW brand accelerates push to be EV leader with new e-mobility division
VW brand is creating an e-mobility division as it seeks to be the leader in mass-market electric car ...
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VW taps Skoda's UK boss to lead U.S. sales
VW of America has tapped Skoda's UK boss Duncan Movassaghi to take over sales operations for the VW brand in the U.S. ...
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VW brand loses U.S. sales chief amid sales decline
Ron Stach, who has headed U.S. sales for the VW brand for nearly two years, has left the automaker. ...
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BMW names former Mini boss Goller as new China chief
BMW named former Mini boss Jochen Goller as its new head of China operations. ...
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PSA replaces China chief amid sales slump
PSA named new chiefs for its China and Latin America regions as part of a management shuffle. The mo ...
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Gestamp elevates CFO Pena to CEO
Spanish metal parts supplier Gestamp said it named Francisco Lopez Pena as CEO. ...
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Renault's Le Vot will run Nissan North America
Nissan tapped Denis Le Vot of Renault to serve as chairman of Nissan North America. He will succeed Jose Munoz as Nissan's top North American leader. ...
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Hyundai gives Kona off-road capabilities to broaden small SUV's appeal
Hyundai hopes a sharp design, advanced connectivity features and off-road capability will help win c ...
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Citroen sees C3 Aircross luring minivan loyalists
Citroen says the C3 Aircross will stand out from rivals in the subcompact SUV segment with its expre ...
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VW seeks youth appeal with T-Roc
VW believes the T-Roc's high-tech connectivity features, expressive design and fashionable color opt ...
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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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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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