Toyota

Toyota opens Ga. parts distribution center for Lexus dealerships

3:45 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 26, 2016

Toyota Motor Sales said it opened a new parts distribution center in Georgia to better serve Lexus dealerships in the Southeast.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Supplier rift hits six VW plants

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 22, 2016

Supplier rift hits six VW plants, 27,700 workers; Toyota restarts Venezuela factory; Experts: Luxury dealerships taking buy-sell bite; Subaru's product pipeline; A presidential spin.... Read More »

Dealers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 22, 2016

Dealers celebrate anniversaries with Chevrolet, Toyota and Honda.... Read More »

Toyota restarts production in Venezuela after six months

7:53 am U.S. ET | Aug. 21, 2016

Toyota said it restarted its Venezuelan factory after six months without producing vehicles because of hard currency shortages, good news for the South American nation suffering a roiling recession that has closed many factories.... Read More »

Store turns Pokemon Go players into vehicle buyers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 20, 2016

Street Toyota salesman Nick Schuman has found a way to catch Pokemon and customers at the same time. By playing off the latest craze, he can build rapport in a low-key way with consumers drawn to his store's lots.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Toyota, GM pickup-production plays

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 17, 2016

Toyota, GM get creative to boost pickup output; In Louisiana, bracing for floods' impact; Kia, VW crossovers spied, CC seen; Mazda, Lexus auto show makeovers; Audi ad raises eyebrows.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: RAV4 versus CR-V in crossover fight

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 17, 2016

RAV4 versus CR-V in crossover fight; Hyundai, Google discuss tie-ups; More Korea-made Nissan Rogues?; A world first for Infiniti; Tesla fire probe; U.S. reveals truck emissions rules.... Read More »

Small crossovers, tight race

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 15, 2016

Each month there are a handful of model vs. model races we watch closely when U.S. sales numbers are reported - Camry vs. Accord; Corolla vs. Civic; 3 series vs. C class; F- eries vs. Silverado. The usual. But the segment providing the most entertainment these days is the compact crossover class.... Read More »

Toyota pickup plant feels the squeeze

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 15, 2016

Toyota is scrambling to produce more Tacomas as competition among midsize pickups heats up.... Read More »

GIVE AND (TAKE) BACK

Near-unlimited returns program allows dealers to 'stock whatever they need'

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 15, 2016

The automaker's new program of near-unlimited parts returns aim to give Toyota and Lexus dealerships a competitive edge.... Read More »

GIVE (BACK) AND TAKE

Same-day service aims to give Toyota, Lexus stores competitive edge

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 15, 2016

The automaker's new program of same-day service for parts delivery aim to give Toyota and Lexus dealerships a competitive edge.... Read More »

Toyota welcomes Camry home

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 14, 2016

The end of Camry production at Subaru's plant in Lafayette, Ind., will give Toyota more flexibility over inventory amid a sales slump. But Toyota has no plans to significantly curb supplies of the nation's top-selling sedan.... Read More »

Toyota changes recall fixes for 337,000 RAV4, Lexus HS250h vehicles

11:55 am U.S. ET | Aug. 12, 2016

Toyota said it is changing the way it fixes rear suspension problems on 337,000 RAV4s and Lexus HS250h vehicles involved in a 2013 recall. The company said dealers will now replace both rear suspension arm assemblies with new ones at no cost and will apply an epoxy to prevent arm adjustment during service visits.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Clinton's Motor City message

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 11, 2016

Clinton's Motor City message; Ford worker shot, killed; Lear's Simoncini, GM's Barra weigh in on sales; Toyota pumps more into R&D; Cure for weak FM signals; Karma reveals Revero.... Read More »

Toyota launches $22 million r&d partnership with University of Michigan

2:30 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 10, 2016

Toyota Research Institute CEO Gill Pratt said today the institute will funnel $22 million into a partnership with the University of Michigan the next four years to boost r&d in artificial intelligence, autonomous driving and robotics.... Read More »

Toyota Financial's Texas move under way

11:30 am U.S. ET | Aug. 10, 2016

Toyota Financial Services has begun its move to Plano, Texas. In addition to the relocation, Toyota's captive plans to make other changes, such as hiring locals and building a more open office environment.... Read More »

Toyota expands European r&d

Aug. 10, 2016 06:01 CET

Toyota is expanding its development and engineering in Europe to help launch cars that are better suited to local tastes. The automaker plans to add a second styling center and expand the engineering capabilities of its r&d center in Belgium.... Read More »

Hitachi Automotive to pay $55.5 million fine for role in U.S. price-fixing

1:21 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 9, 2016

Hitachi Automotive Systems agreed to plead guilty to fixing the price of shock absorbers installed in U.S. autos, and to pay a criminal fine of $55.48 million, the Justice Department said in a statement on Tuesday.... Read More »

Dramatic appearance

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 8, 2016

Spy shots of the next-generation Lexus LS suggest a toned-down version of the dramatic LF-FC concept unveiled at last year's Tokyo auto show.... Read More »

Toyota evokes 'Hands across America' with Olympics campaign

5:00 am U.S. ET | Aug. 5, 2016

Toyota does not take over as a global Olympics sponsor until next year. So for the Rio Summer games, the automaker must still comply with strict trademark restrictions on Olympic phrases and imagery.... Read More »

Japan's automakers scramble to counter strong yen after $5 billion hit

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 5, 2016

A resurgent yen wiped almost $5 billion off the operating income of Japan’s seven automakers in the first quarter. The industry, which accounts for about one in 10 jobs in Japan, is responding by cutting costs, dialing back expenses and turning to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for aid.... Read More »

Toyota operating profit falls 15% as strong yen hurts earnings

3:13 am U.S. ET | Aug. 4, 2016

Toyota's operating profit in the latest quarter fell 15 percent to $6.33 billion as a strong yen weighed on earnings. The automaker plans more aggressive cuts in labor costs and other expenses to offset unfavorable currency exchange rates. It also lowered its forecast for full-year operating profit to a four-year low.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: July U.S. sales winners, losers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 4, 2016

July U.S. sales winners, losers; Toyota cuts outlook as quarterly profits drop; Another loss for Tesla; Michigan, Ontario join forces to make region more competitive.... Read More »

CAR MANAGEMENT BRIEFING SEMINARS

Toyota executive maps out the future of 'computers on wheels'

3:08 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 3, 2016

Artificial intelligence, robotics and the cloud will result in vehicles that are safer, more personalized and better connected to other cars, infrastructure and smartphones, said James Kuffner, chief technology officer at Toyota Research Institute.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Suitor for FCA's Magneti Marelli?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 3, 2016

Samsung reportedly in talks for FCA's Magneti Marelli; EPA clears BMW diesels; Prius plug-in delay; Profits dip at Subaru parent; Fuel prices still factor for buyers, study finds.... Read More »

 
Ghosn's life-changing post-Christmas offer

Douglas A. Bolduc
5:37 am U.S. ET | Aug. 22 2016

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Carlos Ghosn's powers of persuasion are very hard to resist, Nissan Brazil's current boss learned on Dec. 26. 2011. ...
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Automakers face uncertainty over key Chinese government policies

Yang Jian
6:24 am U.S. ET | Aug. 19 2016

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Auto executives in China are worried these days. ...
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Confessions of a diesel junkie


12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 3 2016

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My plan to someday drive off into the sunset in a diesel-powered car at the conclusion of my career ...
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Lada defies Russian market slump with new Western-style cars
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UK car sales flat in July amid signs of a consumer slowdown
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Western Europe sales fall 2% in first monthly decline since 2013
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German car sales fell 3.9% in July as VW Group takes big hit
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Italy car sales growth slows to 2.9% in July
New-car sales in Italy grew by 2.9 percent in July -- less than the double-digit growth recorded in ...
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French new-car sales plunged nearly 10% in July
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Europe's first-half sales growth beats predictions, but Brexit could slow surge
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European June car sales slow as Brexit vote reduces confidence
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Russia car sales fall 13% in June
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Bentley recruits new sales chief from VW's Seat
Bentley named Andreas Offermann from VW Group's Seat brand as its new sales and marketing chief as t ...
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Bentley names new head of exterior design
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Bentley names new head of exterior design
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Audi lures Volvo exec to lead electrics unit
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Volkswagen Group appoints China chief for VW brand
VW Group appointed veteran manager Stephan Woellenstein to the newly created position of CEO for the ...
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Ford promotes UK exec Periam to Europe finance chief
Ford executive Will Periam is the new chief financial officer of the automaker's European subsidiary ...
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Ex-Mini design chief Warming joins Chinese-backed Borgward
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PSA names new Peugeot, China, Europe chiefs
PSA Group named new chiefs for its Peugeot brand and for its Europe and China regions. ...
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Daimler promotes Turkish unit boss Seeger to Mercedes sales and marketing chief
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BMW names former F1 exec Duesmann as new purchasing chief
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Hyundai sees Ioniq as brand hero
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Seat expects Ateca to strengthen its profitability
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Ford makes Edge its European flagship
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Cadillac XT5 price undercuts rivals in Europe
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Honda hopes NSX halo effect will give automaker a boost in Europe
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Alfa touts Giulia's driving dynamics
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Suzuki Baleno is company's first model in Europe with fuel-saving mild hybrid
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MG aims first SUV at budget buyers
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Maserati expects first SUV to become its best-seller
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McLaren aims cozy 570GT at new audience
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Suppliers to the new VW Tiguan
VW started production of the new Tiguan in January at its factory in Wolfsburg, Germany. Output is e ...
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Suppliers to the new Bentley Bentayga
Bentley Bentayga production began in November 2015 at the brand's factory in Crewe, England. ...
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Suppliers to the new Renault Talisman
Assembly of the new Renault Talisman began in September 2015 at Renault's factory in Douai, France. ...
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Suppliers to the new Alfa Romeo Giulia
Assembly of the all-new Alfa Romeo Giulia began in March at parent Fiat Chrysler Automobile’s ...
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Suppliers to the new Audi A4
Assembly of the fifth-generation Audi A4 began in July 2015 at Audi's factory in Ingolstadt, Germany ...
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Suppliers to the new Skoda Superb
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