Toyota

Paris Motor Show: It's electric

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 25, 2016

Germany's automakers will use the Paris auto show to highlight their latest battery technologies as they seek to recapture ground from Tesla.... Read More »

Toyota's Japan ad agency Dentsu to repay advertising overcharges

8:52 am U.S. ET | Sept. 23, 2016

Ad agency Dentsu will pay an estimated 230 million yen ($2.3 million) back to customers, including Toyota, that it overcharged for Internet advertisements in a case likely to stoke concern that digital media transactions have lacked transparency.... Read More »

Toyota says ad agency Dentsu disclosed 'irregularities' around transactions in Japan

12:05 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 22, 2016

Toyota says its longtime advertising partner, Japanese agency giant Dentsu, has informed it of "irregularities" related to some digital media business transactions. Reports have said the problem was about a division of Dentsu in Japan overcharging the automaker.... Read More »

Toyota replaces Nissan as auto sponsor of 'The Voice'

1:00 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 20, 2016

Toyota has signed on to be the exclusive auto sponsor of NBC's "The Voice" for the next two seasons. The automaker replaces Nissan, who was the official auto partner for four seasons of the reality singing competition. Kia was also an early sponsor of "The Voice."... Read More »

How much cleaner is an electric car? Depends on where you are

6:46 am U.S. ET | Sept. 20, 2016

How much cleaner are electric cars than the fossil-fuel powered alternative? The answer depends on exactly where you charge the batteries.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: GM, Unifor down to wire

8:30 am U.S. ET | Sept. 19, 2016

GM, Unifor work to avert strike; Report: Audi development chief suspended; Magna Steyr to build for Toyota, JLR; Takata auction plan advancing; Building brand image for Genesis.... Read More »

Toyota spends to defend its pickup perch

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 19, 2016

Through a series of delicate production adjustments, Toyota has managed to squeeze more Tacoma midsize pickups out of its plants in Texas and Mexico. But those efforts weren't enough to fully protect the pickup's perch atop the rapidly growing segment from an onslaught of competitors.... Read More »

Magna Steyr to build cars for Mercedes, BMW, Toyota and Jaguar Land Rover

5:27 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 17, 2016

Austrian contract manufacturer Magna Steyr will produce six models for four different automakers at a plant in Graz, Austria, starting in 2018, Automobilwoche, an affiliate of Automotive News, reported.... Read More »

ANE 25 LEADING WOMEN

Automotive News Europe honors Monica Perez Lobo

Sept. 17, 2016 06:01 CET

Automotive News Europe salutes the 25 Leading Women in the European Automotive Industry. Every day through Sept. 29 one of the 25 winners will be featured. Today's winner is Monica Perez Lobo of Toyota Europe.... Read More »

Toyota engineer aims to recharge sales for Prius plug-in

6:54 am U.S. ET | Sept. 15, 2016

The chief engineer of Toyota's Prius gasoline hybrid cars said he would like to see the automaker sell 1 million units of the new plug-in version over its product life cycle, saying the vehicle is set to become its showpiece "eco" car in the next decade or so.... Read More »

Toyota to expand Tacoma output in Mexico

8:00 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 14, 2016

Toyota is investing $150 million at its Tijuana, Mexico, assembly plant to increase output of the Tacoma midsize pickup amid tight inventory that the company says has held back sales.... Read More »

Toyota recalls 7,600 Prius models to fix passenger-side airbags

1:15 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 14, 2016

Toyota is recalling about 7,600 Prius vehicles from the 2016 model year because passenger-side airbags that may deploy accidentally due to malfunctioning inflators, the company said.... Read More »

BMW ends Z4 output with successor due in late '17 or early '18

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 12, 2016

BMW has ended production of its slow-selling Z4 roadster and won't have a replacement until a two-seater being developed with Toyota goes on sale in late 2017 or early 2018.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Dodge Dart's short, troubled life

3:30 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 12, 2016

Dodge Dart's short, troubled life; Ford CEO: Autonomous-vehicle sales to public by mid-2020s; Nissan Rogue hybrid; BMW ends Z4 production; Alfa Romeo, ad agency part ways.... Read More »

BASIC BAJA

Toyota Baja: Simple plant does a complex dance

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 12, 2016

Toyota's Tijuana plant must feed the voracious U.S. appetite for the Toyota Tacoma, a pickup truck so popular that it rarely spends more than a week or two on a dealer lot. And so the plant runs 24 hours a day, managing a complex logistical dance that ultimately depends on keeping things as simple as possible.... Read More »

Baja prepared Toyota for bigger things

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 12, 2016

Toyota's Baja California plant is laying the groundwork for the factory being developed in Guanajuato by training its future workers and providing technical expertise.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Toyota exec expects bold-looking C-HR to lift brand's hybrid sales in Europe

Sept. 11, 2016 06:01 CET

Toyota Europe CEO Johan van Zyl wants the C-HR "to show a different face" for a brand not known for its risk-taking designs. The compact SUV is key to the company's goal of boosting hybrid sales to half of its total European volume by 2020, van Zyl said.... Read More »

Toyota's Carter: Sky isn't falling

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

The midsize sedan segment isn't disappearing, says Toyota's Bob Carter. It just needs an infusion of fresh, exciting product.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Nissan's Mitsubishi rescue delayed

8:15 am U.S. ET | Sept. 9, 2016

Nissan's Mitsubishi rescue behind schedule; China adds Hyundai, Nissan to probe; Ford lowers profit forecast after expanding recall; J.D. Power changes hands; Dodge future product.... Read More »

Russia car sales fall 18% in August

Sept. 8, 2016 14:19 CET

New-car sales in Russia fell 18 percent in August as buyers continued to shun major purchases as the economy stumbles but registrations have stopped undercutting the former historical low levels, industry organization AEB said.... Read More »

Lexus hints at another crossover with UX concept

2:00 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 8, 2016

Lexus, exploring plans for another crossover, revealed a muscular looking crossover concept -- the UX -- prior to its world debut at the Paris Motor Show. Lexus is thought to be interested in a small crossover for the global market. The company said the UX's unique identity “is meant to appeal to a progressive, urban audience living in a connected environment.”... Read More »

Toyota gives U.S. r&d more clout

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

Toyota is increasing U.S. input in the development of global platforms for midsize cars and trucks after learning with the Prius that engineers in Japan sometimes miss key American market trends.... Read More »

Toyota's two-step autonomous push

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

First your Toyota will be your guardian. Then it will be your chauffeur.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Pushing recalls beyond snail mail

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 1, 2016

Pushing recall notices beyond snail mail; Mazda3, CX-3 callback; Tesla door-fix glitch?; VW ordered to bargain with UAW local; Child-safety honors for Audi, Lexus, Toyota models.... Read More »

TOYOTA: Sales slide 5% on weak cars, pickups

6:15 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 1, 2016

Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. posted a 5 percent decline in August sales to 213,125 vehicles, as strong deliveries of crossovers and SUVs were outweighed by declines in car and pickup sales, the company said Thursday.... Read More »

 
Mercedes takes another swing at EV van niche


12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 22 2016

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Mercedes will jump back into the battery-powered delivery van niche in 2018, a move that shows pressure is rising to reduce harmful emissions in Europe's congested cities. ...
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For VW, it's not the crime, it's the coverup

Larry P. Vellequette
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 22 2016

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I am not in the business of weighing sins, but I have noticed -- over the last year as the VW diesel emissions scandal has unfolded -- that all automotive sins are not... ...
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The car as a social evil: Author has hope for driverless future

Bradford Wernle
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21 2016

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Is the automobile a social problem? In author and Pulitzer Prize winner Edward Humes's view, the car is worse than that -- it's a health and economic problem as well. ...
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Nissan's ProPilot system lightens the load of driving

Hans Greimel
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 20 2016

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Nissan's ProPilot semi-autonomous driving technology can steer around curves and slow down for traff ...
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Why Tesla is a different story

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 16 2016

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Tesla's ability to create desire for its products and to build fierce brand loyalty resembles what A ...
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Why GM won't sell 'breakthrough' EV in the UK

Nick Gibbs
7:34 am U.S. ET | Sept. 14 2016

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General Motors decided not to sell the Ampera-e, its first full EV, in the UK because the automaker was burned by the sales failure of the Ampera plug-in hybrid. ...
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Opel's Ampera bombed, but thankfully for its successor no one noticed


12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 13 2016

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One of the eco-friendly highlights premiering at the Paris auto show will be the Ampera-e, Opel's se ...
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Renault movie fishes for new Scenic buyers

Luca Ciferri
8:57 am U.S. ET | Sept. 8 2016

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To give a modern take on its latest Scenic model, Renault has recruited an Italian movie maker to ma ...
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A year later, VW's diesel cheat proves costly

Christiaan Hetzner
5:52 am U.S. ET | Sept. 2 2016

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A year ago Volkswagen Group confessed in private to U.S. authorities that it had rigged diesel engin ...
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Summer of success for ANE's Rising Stars

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 30 2016

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It has been a summer of success for executives identified by as Rising Stars by Automotive News Europe. ...
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European car sales rise nearly 10 percent in August
New-car sales rose 9.5 percent in Europe last month. ...
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Russia car sales fall 18% in August
New-car sales in Russia fell 18 percent in August as buyers continued to shun major purchases as the ...
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Western Europe car sales rise 8% in August
New-car sales in Western Europe rose 8.1 percent in August, thanks to increased demand in Italy, Spa ...
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UK sales rise just 3% in August as VW takes big hit
UK passenger car registrations rose by 3.3 percent in August although VW brand's volume fell by 25 p ...
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French, Italy, Spain car sales rise in August
French registrations increased by 6.7 percent in August with most brands reporting gains. Italy sales were up 20 percent while Spanish sales rose 15 percent. ...
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VW brand suffers most as car sales fall 2% in Europe's top 5 markets in July
VW brand car sales fell steeply in Europe's top five markets in July as the automaker continued to s ...
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Lada defies Russian market slump with new Western-style cars
Lada bucked the Russia's steep slump with a 4 percent rise in sales last month in a market down 17 p ...
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UK car sales flat in July amid signs of a consumer slowdown
British new-car sales were flat in July but demand from private consumers fell, suggesting a hit to ...
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Western Europe sales fall 2% in first monthly decline since 2013
New-car sales in western Europe fell 2 percent in July, the first monthly decline since August 2013, ...
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Infiniti names Picello new Europe boss
Infiniti named veteran sales and marketing executive Raoul Picello its new head of Europe, Middle Ea ...
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Volvo names new electrics, electronics boss
Volvo has appointed Oedgaerd Andersson as its head of electrics, electronics and chassis as the auto ...
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Aston Martin loses top exec to Dyson
Aston Martin's former product development director has moved to Dyson, adding substance to reports that the consumer electronics maker is developing an electric car. ...
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BMW taps veteran manager to lead China JV
BMW Group appointed veteran manager Johann Wieland to be CEO of BMW Brilliance Automotive, a 50-50 j ...
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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
Bentley has promoted John Paul Gregory to its head of exterior design. Gregory was previously advanc ...
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Bentley names new head of exterior design
Bentley has promoted John Paul Gregory to its head of exterior design. Gregory was previously advanc ...
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Audi lures Volvo exec to lead electrics unit
Audi has hired former high-ranking Volvo executive Thomas Mueller to be its head of electrics/electr ...
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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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Audi Q2 targets affluent downsizers
The Audi Q2 is the first subcompact SUV/crossover from a German luxury brand. ...
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Hyundai sees Ioniq as brand hero
Hyundai sees its new Ioniq as its green flagship and a key image booster in Europe even if sales wil ...
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Seat expects Ateca to strengthen its profitability
Seat, which recently returned to profitability after years of losses, expects to further strengthen ...
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Ford makes Edge its European flagship
Ford says it will target premium rivals including the Volvo XC60 and Audi Q5 with its new European f ...
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Cadillac XT5 price undercuts rivals in Europe
Cadillac aims to increase its SUV market share in Europe by pricing its new XT5 below German premium ...
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Honda hopes NSX halo effect will give automaker a boost in Europe
Honda hopes for a halo effect boost in Europe from its NSX supercar. The NSX is a "branding exercise ...
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Alfa touts Giulia's driving dynamics
Alfa Romeo claims its new Giulia has better driving dynamics than rivals such as the BMW 3 series be ...
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Suzuki Baleno is company's first model in Europe with fuel-saving mild hybrid
Suzuki has boosted fuel economy in its new Baleno hatchback by using a mild hybrid system for the fi ...
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MG aims first SUV at budget buyers
MG Motor, a Chinese-owned UK brand, is aiming its first SUV, the GS, at families looking for a budge ...
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Maserati expects first SUV to become its best-seller
Maserati is embracing the boom in luxury SUV sales with the launch of its Levante crossover, which t ...
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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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