Toyota

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Trump takes aim at U.S. trade deals

3:30 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 20, 2017

Trump takes aim at U.S. trade deals; Ford's $3 billion pension loss; CEO: Volvo IPO an option; Feds pick driverless-car test sites; RAV4's odd-couple ads; VW embeds Alexa tech.... Read More »

Toyota built 6.6% of North American vehicles in Mexico last year

9:55 am U.S. ET | Jan. 20, 2017

Toyota, scolded by President Donald Trump over a planned plant in Mexico, relied on the country for less than 7 percent of its record North American output last year.... Read More »

UK looks to ensure best EU market access for 'key' auto industry

Jan. 20, 2017 10:47 CET

Britain's car industry is a key part of the economy and the government is looking to ensure the best possible EU market access after the country quits the EU, Prime Minister Theresa May's spokesman said. May plans to enact a "hard" Brexit, meaning the country would leave the single market, which could make exporting from UK factories less lucrative.... Read More »

How Toyota used artificial intelligence for RAV4 campaign

9:03 am U.S. ET | Jan. 19, 2017

IBM's Watson has struck again. The machine learning program, which has emerged as a popular tool for agencies and marketers, is powering a new highly targeted digital campaign for Toyota that uses an algorithm to generate ad scripts.... Read More »

5 automakers form hydrogen alliance with energy, transport giants

6:29 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2017

Toyota, BMW, Daimler, Honda and Hyundai are joining oil and gas giants including Royal Dutch Shell and Total with plans to invest a combined $10.7 billion in hydrogen-related products within five years.... Read More »

Hyundai, Kia plan $3.1 billion U.S. investment, consider new plant

6:34 am U.S. ET | Jan. 17, 2017

Hyundai and Kia said they will spend $3.1 billion in the U.S. in the next five years, joining other vehicle manufacturers in announcing investment plans amid threats from President-elect Donald Trump of higher levies on auto imports from Mexico.... Read More »

Lexus execs see holes in the lineup

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 16, 2017

Lexus sees possibilities for expanding its lineup. Among them, a subcompact crossover, a three-row crossover, a broader range of F-badged performance cars and even possibly a Tesla-fighting all-electric entry.... Read More »

Toyota's Lentz: Tariff would depress industry

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 16, 2017

President-elect Donald Trump's threatened border tax on autos and auto parts coming into the U.S. would depress the entire industry, said Jim Lentz, CEO of Toyota Motor North America.... Read More »

Aisin Seiki reboots for electric age

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 16, 2017

Aisin Seiki Co., the massive Toyota Group supplier of transmissions and powertrain components, is looking long term, and the company doesn't necessarily like what it sees.... Read More »

2018 Camry: The more things change …

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 16, 2017

The new Camry is about as daring as is prudent for the loyalists who buy several hundred thousand of these cars a year - even in a bad year for cars.... Read More »

Trump, embracing Twitter again, presses automakers to build in U.S.

2:19 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 15, 2017

President-elect Donald Trump said on Sunday that automakers should starting assembling motor vehicles in the United States if they wanted to do business in country.... Read More »

Toyota's line into Trump: Mike Pence

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 15, 2017

Broadsided by this month's Trump tweet targeting Toyota, the Japanese carmaker's president, Akio Toyoda, is wasting no time in appealing to the new administration.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Imagining a hybrid Ford future

8:15 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2017

Imagining a hybrid Ford future; Takata expected to plead guilty in $1B U.S. settlement, Ford, Toyota expand recalls; Civic homecoming; Warning for VW execs; Buick Super Bowl plans.... Read More »

Gulf States Toyota connects TV ads to dealer visits

1:04 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2017

In June and July, 652,000 households in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma and Texas saw at least twice as many TV ads promoting summertime deals on the Toyota Camry as others in the region.... Read More »

RICHARD TRUETT

BLOG: The most important vehicles at the Detroit auto show

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2017

The 2017 edition of the Detroit auto show won't go into the books for blockbuster introductions and eye-popping concepts. That said, a few vehicles in the show are important and significant.... Read More »

Fudge ripple swirl and cars gone wild: What people think of '18 Toyota Camry

11:00 am U.S. ET | Jan. 10, 2017

Toyota has retooled the eighth-generation Camry -- America's best-selling car for 15 straight years -- with a far bolder design, improved handling, upscale interior materials and sporty driving dynamics. Here's what analysts and journalists are saying about the 2018 Toyota Camry.... Read More »

RICHARD TRUETT

BLOG: The most important vehicles at the 2017 Detroit auto show

11:30 am U.S. ET | Jan. 10, 2017

The 2017 edition of the North American International Auto Show won't go into the books for blockbuster introductions and eye-popping concepts. But several vehicles in the show are important and significant.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: A keener Camry, a techy Odyssey

7:45 am U.S. ET | Jan. 10, 2017

In Detroit: A keener Camry, a techier Odyssey; Nissan offers sporty spin on Rogue and a preview of future sedans; BMW 5 series slims down for 7th generation | Where cars meet 'Cars.'... Read More »

Toyota marketing exec: Don't write off midsize cars yet

9:22 am U.S. ET | Jan. 10, 2017

Jack Hollis, Toyota's group vice president for marketing in the U.S., predicts falling midsize sedan sales will not only flatten out but may even start to increase again in 2018.... Read More »

Auto executives, with eye on Trump, highlight U.S. investments

Jan. 10, 2017 10:30 CET

Automakers are highlighting their investments in the U.S., mindful of President-elect Donald Trump's attacks on carmakers for building vehicles in Mexico. VW, Daimler, Fiat Chrysler and Toyota were among automakers that announced multibillion investments at the Detroit show.... Read More »

Toyota stresses style, sportiness with 2018 Camry makeover

12:45 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 9, 2017

Toyota, aiming to defy the stereotypes of bland Japanese sedans and fortify America's best-selling car against the flight to crossovers, is giving the eighth-generation Camry bolder styling, better handling, upscale interior materials and sportier driving dynamics.... Read More »

Toyota plans to invest $10 billion in U.S. over five years

2:11 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 9, 2017

Toyota plans to invest $10 billion in the U.S. over the next five years, the same as in the previous five years, North America CEO Jim Lentz said on Monday, to meet demand and upgrade plants to build more fuel-efficient models.... Read More »

Lexus recasts LS flagship with more power, sportier lines

8:45 am U.S. ET | Jan. 9, 2017

Lexus is reinterpreting the flagship vehicle that launched the brand 28 years ago, fitting the redesigned LS sedan with a new twin-turbo 3.5-liter V-6 engine tuned to hurl the luxury boat from 0 to 60 mph in about 4.5 seconds.... Read More »

Toyota plants stronger roots in Latin America

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 9, 2017

Despite the heavy clouds of economic recession and political upheaval hanging over South American auto markets, Toyota sees rays of hope.... Read More »

Revamped Etios shows Toyota's emerging-market savvy

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

Toyota is still playing catch-up in key emerging markets, such as Latin America. But the saga of its poorly received, pint-size Etios econocar shows how it is playing for keeps.... Read More »

 
VW seeks 'flower-power' revival with greener Microbus

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18 2017

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It will take another five years but fans of the classic VW Microbus can now finally look forward to ...
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Did a leading VW exec perfect defeat device rather than stop it?

Christiaan Hetzner
8:56 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13 2017

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While he didn't introduce the emissions-test-cheating defeat device into VW's 2. ...
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Conti powertrain guru makes peace with 'different world'

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13 2017

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Continental powertrain chief Jose Avila says it has taken some time to make peace with the fast move the industry and the world are making toward cars that are powered by... ...
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The beautiful lives of Bugatti, Bentley buyers

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

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Bentley and Bugatti buyers are rich, but there is a pretty significant wealth gap between the two, a ...
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The most important vehicles at the Detroit auto show

Richard Truett
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11 2017

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The 2017 edition of the Detroit auto show won't go into the books for blockbuster introductions and ...
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In taking the wraps off super-fast EV, Faraday redefines car unveiling


12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 10 2017

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Faraday has struggled to find enough funding to meet its big ambitions but the Chinese start up cert ...
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Hyundai's self-driving Ioniq calmed my safety fears

Luca Ciferri
5:57 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5 2017

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I’m a big fan of autonomous driving and am eager to buy a fully self-driving car a ...
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London's new taxi blends tradition and tech


12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 4 2017

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The fifth generation of London's iconic Black Cab that will debut later this year will have 21st cen ...
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VW's switch to English as its company language is a key reform

Christiaan Hetzner
5:55 am U.S. ET | Dec. 15 2016

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In the future, VW Group will conduct its business in English. The change should improve the German a ...
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Land Rover sets sail on epic quest

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 9 2016

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Land Rover is teaming up with the UK's most successful sailor and with a former McLaren Formula One ...
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Europe car sales rise nearly 7% to 9-year high in 2016
European car sales rose 6.5 percent to 15.1 million in 2016 -- a nine-year high -- as demand was dri ...
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Russia sales slump may end this year after 11% fall in 2016
New-car sales in Russia fell 11 percent to 1.42 million last year but automakers predict the country ...
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Turkish sales forecast to drop 10% this year after record 2016
Turkish automotive sales are expected to shrink slightly more than 10 percent this year as lira depreciation hits demand. Sales rose 1. ...
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UK sales forecast to fall 5% this year after record 2016
UK sales hit a record of 2.7 million in 2016 despite fears that the country's Brexit vote could hit ...
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German sales jump nearly 4% in Dec. as Toyota leads gains
Registrations in Germany increased by nearly 4 percent in December as Toyota brand led gains among v ...
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Spanish sales grow for third year with 9% rise in December
The Spanish car market had its third consecutive year of double-digit growth in 2016 after sales ros ...
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Italy sales rise 13% in December
Italian new-car sales increased 13 percent in December, giving the market its second consecutive yea ...
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French auto market ends second rebound year with December gain
French car sales rose nearly 6 percent percent in December, closing a second consecutive year of str ...
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VW Golf, other volume compacts lose share to premium rivals, SUVs
The VW Golf and Ford Focus compacts are being squeezed as premium competitors such as the Mercedes A ...
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Europe's large premium SUV segment heads for record year
Europe's large premium SUV segment is on track for a record year, helped by rising sales of models s ...
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Audi, Mercedes push key segment toward milestone
Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz are largely responsible for the growing success of the compact premium s ...
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Audi, BMW, Jaguar give midsize premium segment a lift
Europe's midsize premium segment grew at a near double-digit pace in the first half on new models fr ...
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Skoda, Renault, Toyota benefit from higher sales of midsize cars in Europe
Europe's midsize segment is on track for a second year of rising sales as new models from Skoda, Ren ...
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Minicars get boost from Italy rebound
European minicar sales – especially at Fiat Chrysler -- are getting a lift from the continuing ...
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Uber hires Google veteran Singhal to aid self-driving engineering
Ride-hailing company Uber said it hired the man behind Google search to work closely with CEO Travis ...
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Former Nissan, Hyundai exec Rushforth joins Lookers
Former Nissan global sales chief and Hyundai Europe chief operating officer Allan Rushforth has join ...
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Fiat Chrysler names operating chiefs for China, Asia Pacific
Fiat Chrysler named Daphne Zheng as COO of China and Paul Alcala as the operating chief of Asia Paci ...
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Tesla's Autopilot head said to depart as Apple engineer hired
Sterling Anderson, Tesla's director of autopilot programs, has left the maker of electric cars, acco ...
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Pininfarina prepares to reboot with former PSA designer
Pininfarina's new design chief, Carlo Bonzanigo, will work on an array of automotive and industrial ...
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Porsche race car engineer Hitzinger joins Apple, report says
Apple poached the technical director of Porsche's race car program earlier this year, Manager Magazin reported, hiring a project manager who helped engineer the sports. ...
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Renault names new EV chief as it prepares for electric-car surge
Renault is placing an experienced troubleshooter, Gilles Normand, in charge of its electric-vehicle ...
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Varroc Lighting appoints former Magneti Marelli executive as CEO
Varroc Lighting Systems has named Stephane Vedie as its CEO, effective immediately. He is the former ...
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Aston Martin recruits former Ferrari, Maserati exec as chief technical officer
Aston Martin has named Maximilian Szwaj, a former Ferrari and Maserati executive, as its new chief t ...
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Volvo picks fast-rising exec to lead r&d
Volvo named Henrik Green its new head of r&d, giving the Swedish executive his fourth promotion in t ...
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Smart improves ForTwo, ForFour EV variants with Renault tech
Smart has improved its EV technology for the battery-powered versions of its ForTwo and ForFour with ...
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Audi makes Q5 a tougher rival for Mercedes GLC, Porsche Macan
Audi has developed the second-generation Q5 to have the driving dynamics of the Porsche Macan and a ...
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Audi makes Q5 a tougher rival for Mercedes GLC, Porsche Macan
Audi has developed the second-generation Q5 to have the driving dynamics of the Porsche Macan and a ...
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Peugeot moves upscale with new 3008 SUV
The new Peugeot 3008 has been turned into an SUV from a minivan and has been given significant upgra ...
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Citroen aims C3 at Facebook generation
Citroen is aiming its new C3 firmly at younger, tech-savvy buyers who will appreciate features such ...
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Porsche enhances Panamera's 911-like looks
Porsche is hoping its second-generation Panamera will lure more European customers with the sedan's ...
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Renault keeps the Scenic family friendly
Renault has kept the Scenic’s minivan design in a move that goes against the industry trend of ...
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Kia Niro targets 2 sweet spots
The Kia Niro targets two sweet spots in the market: booming demand for high-riding SUV-styled models ...
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S90, V90 are key to Volvo's continued revival
Volvo expects the S90 and V90 will be big steps in the automaker's revival but a challenge looms. ...
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Audi Q2 targets affluent downsizers
The Audi Q2 is the first subcompact SUV/crossover from a German luxury brand. ...
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Suppliers to the new Mercedes C-class Coupe
Assembly of the second-generation Mercedes-Benz C-class Coupe began in Bremen, Germany, in October 2 ...
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Suppliers to the new Opel/Vauxhall Astra
Assembly of the latest Opel/Vauxhall Astra began in Gliwice, Poland, in August 2015 and then in Elle ...
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Suppliers to the new Jaguar F-Pace
Assembly of Jaguar's all-new F-Pace began at parent Jaguar Land Rover's facility at Solihull, Englan ...
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Suppliers to the new Fiat Tipo
Assembly of the new Fiat Tipo began in September 2015 at parent Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' joint ven ...
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Suppliers to the new Ferrari 488
Assembly of the Ferrari 488 began in June 2015 at the supercar maker's factory in Maranello, Italy. ...
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