Toyota

Toyota's Kentucky plant launches 2018 Camry

4:11 pm U.S. ET | June 28, 2017

Toyota launched production of the re-engineered 2018 Camry at its plant in Kentucky, which is undergoing a major overhaul to move the sedan to the company's new global architecture.... Read More »

CHRISTIAAN HETZNER

BLOG: Porsche and Toyota patriarchs cement friendship at Le Mans

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

Porsche's friendly reception of the Toyota team they defeated in the 24 Hours of Le Mans highlights an unlikely friendship between the heads of the Porsche and Toyoda families.... Read More »

Upside-down buyers' next moves vary by brand

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

Levels of negative equity vary by brand. So do buyers' actions when they discover that they owe more on their trade-in than it's worth, an informal survey found.... Read More »

LAURENCE ILIFF

BLOG: Camry ups its game without losing its soul

12:22 pm U.S. ET | June 27, 2017

The only thing the midsize sedan kept from the previous generation was the Toyota logo and its reason to be.... Read More »

STILL A GOOD FIT

Body-on-frame trucks refuse to die

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 26, 2017

Think body-on-frame trucks are relics of the past? Nope. They're wildly popular, and profitable.... Read More »

'18 Camry adds power, mpg

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 26, 2017

The re-engineered 2018 Toyota Camry will feature a big bump in fuel economy and horsepower with a new base engine and new 8-speed transmission.... Read More »

BEST PRACTICES

Sales, service and the occasional wedding

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 26, 2017

Lexus Escondido in California is the centerpiece of a 326,000-square-foot facility that includes a restaurant, art gallery and event space.... Read More »

Panasonic sees the future of solar on car rooftops.

7:31 am U.S. ET | June 23, 2017

Panasonic sees the future of solar on car rooftops. The Japanese electronics giant has started producing a 180-watt array of solar cells that can be fixed to the roof of an automobile.... Read More »

2017 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE CONGRESS

Toyota knows it needs partners to meet mobility services challenge

June 21, 2017 18:23 CET

Toyota is open to partnerships to counter the challenges posed by new mobility companies such as Uber, Executive Vice President Didier Leroy said.... Read More »

Kia tops J.D. Power quality rankings amid shake-up

1:00 pm U.S. ET | June 21, 2017

Kia took the top spot in J.D. Power's annual report card on vehicle quality for a second consecutive year. The annual industry ratings reached a new record and domestic brands maintained their edge over foreign rivals.... Read More »

Toyota bumps up price, power and mpg on 2018 Camry

7:00 am U.S. ET | June 21, 2017

The re-engineered 2018 Toyota Camry gets a modest increase to its sticker price, but a big bump in fuel economy and horsepower.... Read More »

DAVE VERSICAL

Practices of retired Lexus service chief endure among his disciples

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 19, 2017

Though Dick Chitty retired from Toyota more than a decade ago, his parts and service principles still ring true at Lexus stores today. One of his disciples is Dave VandeLinde, who is putting his own stamp on service operations at Kuni Lexus in Oregon.... Read More »

5 MINUTES WITH ...

Don Fordiani, group manager, customer experience and fixed operations, Lexus Division

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 19, 2017

A discussion with Don Fordiani, group manager, customer experience and fixed operations for Lexus Division.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: FCA diesel fix in legal limbo

8:30 am U.S. ET | June 15, 2017

FCA diesel fix in legal limbo; Toyota adds AI to Prius ads; Dodge minivans recalled for wiring glitch; VW exec arrested in Japan; Jaguar, Magna Steyr ready I-Pace to face Tesla.... Read More »

'Where can I fill up?': Toyota deploys Watson Ads to pitch Prius Prime

8:00 am U.S. ET | June 15, 2017

Toyota is using artificial intelligence to push the environmentally-friendly Prius Prime on the Weather Channel app and weather.com.... Read More »

Toyota CEO mulls deals 'to survive in the future'

6:41 am U.S. ET | June 14, 2017

Toyota may consider mergers or acquisitions to procure new automotive technologies, including self-driving technologies, the company's president said, adding that it had to compete more aggressively against its rivals.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Toyoda open to mergers, acquisitions

8:15 am U.S. ET | June 14, 2017

Toyoda open to mergers, acquisitions; Lab finds excess emissions in two FCA diesels; Bentley hires Nissan exec; Autonomous Audi in Albany; 7 years later, safety crisis looms large.... Read More »

FLAVORFUL CAMRY

Toyota remixes Camry for 2018

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 12, 2017

Toyota engineers were asked to create two distinct versions of the redesigned Camry that would help broaden its reach. The cars also had to pass the 200-yard test.... Read More »

Negative equity just 1 factor for credit risk, lenders say

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 12, 2017

Auto lenders are keeping an eye on negative equity, but amid tougher approval standards, reducing risk from subprime loans is a higher priority.... Read More »

'18 Camry showcases new Entune system

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 12, 2017

Toyota doesn't offer Apple CarPlay or Android Auto, and so it's stepping up its game to try to keep buyers from pining too much for the smartphone-style systems and interfaces.... Read More »

Upside-down buyers' next moves vary by brand

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 12, 2017

Levels of negative equity vary by brand. So do buyers' actions when they discover that they owe more on their trade-in than it's worth, an informal survey found.... Read More »

Toyota keeps its big recall alive

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

Toyota's unintended acceleration recall seven years ago scorched the company. Toyota doesn't want to forget that.... Read More »

U.S. court upholds $11 million verdict against Toyota over fatal crash

4:43 pm U.S. ET | June 9, 2017

A federal appeals court upheld an $11 million verdict against Toyota over a fatal 2006 car crash in Minnesota, which a jury found was caused by an accelerator defect in a 1996 Camry.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Chevy Bolt to sell nationwide in Aug.

3:15 pm U.S. ET | June 9, 2017

Chevy Bolts nationwide in Aug.; GM, Ford top 'Made in America' list; States warn EPA not to relax emissions rules; Fatality at Tesla event; Toyota's modern fairy tales.... Read More »

Toyota forms cost-saving task force to arrest profit slide

7:23 am U.S. ET | June 9, 2017

Toyota has created a task force comprising senior executives to oversee costs as Japan's biggest automaker seeks to arrest a slide in operating profit.... Read More »

 
Britain's unofficial auto show is a classy affair

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 28 2017

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Forget auto shows held in huge trade fair grounds in cities such as Frankfurt, Paris and Beijing, th ...
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Porsche and Toyota patriarchs cement friendship at Le Mans

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 28 2017

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Porsche's friendly reception of the Toyota team they defeated in the 24 Hours of Le Mans highlights ...
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Volvo's Ingenlath achieves rare feat

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 21 2017

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Volvo's Thomas Ingenlath is among a small number of designers who have been tapped to lead a brand. ...
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Chinese carmakers declare war on foreign rivals

Yang Jian
7:59 am U.S. ET | June 19 2017

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Until recently, Chinese automakers were widely considered to be cheap, low-quality marques that were ...
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Why VW will not sell Polo in the U.S.


10:36 am U.S. ET | June 16 2017

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VW sees no profit in adding the Polo subcompact to a U.S. lineup dominated by SUVs and sedans. ...
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China's EV market: Something for everybody

Yang Jian
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 16 2017

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VW and Daimler soon will have a strong presence in the mass market for EVs in China. ...
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How engine gurus cope with the EV's rise

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 15 2017

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Engine gurus at powertrain components provider BorgWarner have some interesting views on the rise of electric vehicles. ...
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Would you buy a car from Amazon?

Chris Bryant and Andrea Felsted
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 14 2017

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The automotive retail market is too big for Amazon to ignore. ...
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Data: Gold mine or land mine?

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 4 2017

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Fully autonomous cars are coming and many automakers believe that these highly connected vehicles will offer lucrative returns from data that they hope to sell to tech... ...
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Geely, a winner in China, faces uphill battle establishing itself overseas

Yang Jian
4:01 am U.S. ET | June 2 2017

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Geely has emerged as the largest domestic carmaker in China this year, but despite its worldwide amb ...
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European sales rise 8% in May, nearing pre-crisis levels
European new-car registrations rose nearly 8 percent in May, with nearly all automakers recording sa ...
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VW, Kia and Lada make big gains as Russia sales rise 15%
New-car registrations in Russia increased 15 percent in May, the third consecutive month of higher s ...
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German sales jump 13% on fleet demand
German new-car sales rose 13 percent in May on two extra selling days and strong sales to business f ...
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Spain sales reach highest May level for 9 years
New-car sales in Spain rose 11 percent in May to the highest level for the month since 2008, helping ...
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VW among winners as Italy's market gains 8%
New-car sales in Italy rose 8.2 percent in May in the best result for the month in nine years as the ...
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French sales rise 9% in May
New-car registrations in France rose 8.9 percent in May with Seat, Ford, Fiat, Mercedes and Renault ...
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European sales fall 7% on VW, British slump
Passenger car registrations fell 7 percent in Europe in April on fewer selling days and a big slump ...
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VW, Kia, Renault benefit as Russia sales rise 7%
New-car sales in Russia rose 7 percent last month as the market's rebound gathered momentum after fo ...
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Spanish sales rise on Easter tourism boost
New-car registrations in Spain rose 1.1 percent in April, boosted by holiday rental sales. VW's Seat ...
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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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SUV sales rise to 25% of European market
SUVs and crossovers accounted for a quarter of all European passenger vehicle sales last year as mod ...
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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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Tesla's autopilot software head quits in less than six months
Tesla's head of its autopilot software, Chris Lattner, has left the company within six months of joi ...
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Former VW design chief de Silva joins Edag to style EVs for China
Volkswagen Group's former design chief, Walter de Silva, is styling electric cars for a Chinese comp ...
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Bentley hires Nissan exec for Americas sales post
Bentley tapped a veteran automotive executive from Nissan, Mike Rocco, to become vice president of sales and operations -- a new post -- for the brand's Americas division. ...
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Finance chief Lohscheller to be Opel CEO after Neumann quits
GM's European division Opel is losing its CEO, Karl-Thomas Neumann, just as it prepares to be acquir ...
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McLaren names Melville design chief
McLaren has promoted former Land Rover and Cadillac executive Rob Melville to be its top designer. ...
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BMW Designworks chief Heilmer will head Mini design
BMW has picked Oliver Heilmer to head design at its Mini brand. Heilmer is currently president of BM ...
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Renault names new boss for India, Africa and Middle East
Renault named Fabrice Cambolive as head of the automaker's operations in Africa, the Middle East and ...
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Ford appoints Armstrong head of Europe operations
Ford named company veteran Steven Armstrong as head of its European operations. ...
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Toyota hires key U.S. marketing exec from VW
Toyota has named Volkswagen of America marketing executive Vinay Shahani its vice president of integ ...
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VW brand recruits Hyundai's Sengpiehl as global marketing chief
Volkswagen Group has recruited Hyundai's Jochen Sengpiehl to be global marketing director for its co ...
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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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Honda counts on new Civic for boost in Europe
Honda's latest Civic benefited from the largest development program for a single model in the compan ...
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Mercedes makes E-class coupe more practical
Mercedes is repositioning its E-class coupe to offer more room and more functionality, promoting the ...
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Kia gives Rio better tech to challenge European rivals
Kia has added driver assistance systems not typical in small cars as well as upgraded connectivity i ...
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Mini maxes out with Countryman
The Mini Countryman has grown to become the BMW subsidiary's biggest model to date and now competes ...
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Nissan plots Micra's return to Europe's top 10
Nissan wants to re-establish the Micra subcompact as one of the 10 top-sellers in Europe's biggest a ...
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Hyundai gives i30 a tech boost
The Hyundai i30's success has been important in boosting the brand's European growth in the past 10 ...
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Toyota gets quirky with C-HR to 'turn heads'
Toyota is a latecomer to Europe's crossover segment with the new C-HR. ...
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