Toyota

For Lexus sedans, it could be do or die

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 29, 2017

With car sales falling at Lexus, Toyota's top branding officer says the luxury line is contemplating sedans that are more casual and sporty - and maybe even a station wagon.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: GM Q1 profit jumps 34%

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

GM profit up 34%; Honda, Mazda, Volvo earnings; Uber demotes self-driving exec; Apple car seen?; Hyundai Kona peek; Facebook CEO helps make F-150; Toyota gets advertising honor.... Read More »

Toyota recalls 228,000 Tacomas in U.S. for differential oil leaks

3:00 pm U.S. ET | April 27, 2017

Toyota Motor North America is recalling about 228,000 2016 and 2017 Toyota Tacoma midsize pickups in the U.S. because their rear differentials may leak oil.... Read More »

U.S. auto sales forecast to slip in April as retail demand slumps

2:00 pm U.S. ET | April 26, 2017

It's becoming increasingly clear that U.S. new-vehicle sales have passed their peak, with April expected to mark the industry's fourth consecutive monthly decline.... Read More »

OFF-ROAD?

Toyota concept's got the look

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 24, 2017

Toyota's FT-4X concept, a compact crossover introduced at the New York auto show this month, is packed with funky features and daring design cues aimed at millennials with a taste for the great outdoors... Read More »

SHANGHAI AUTO SHOW

Lexus updates 2018 NX to keep pace with German rivals

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 24, 2017

The 2018 NX will have a more aerodynamic look, with handling tweaks to deliver sharper performance and a smoother ride, among other changes.... Read More »

Japan dreams of a hydrogen society

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 24, 2017

As home market to two of the three global carmakers selling hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, Japan is understandably optimistic about the outlook for hydrogen-powered cars.... Read More »

Toyota to take Mirai for a spin in China

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 24, 2017

Toyota will test the waters in China for its hydrogen fuel cell Mirai.... Read More »

2018 Lexus NX gets design, performance tweaks to keep pace with rivals

7:05 am U.S. ET | April 19, 2017

Lexus' face-lifted NX compact crossover sports a more aerodynamic look and boasts handling tweaks aimed at delivering sharper performance and a smoother ride.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Automakers electrify Shanghai show

3:15 pm U.S. ET | April 19, 2017

Electrified in Shanghai: Audi's e-tron Sportback, Porsche plugs in Panamera, MG shows E-Motion; Lynk & CO, SAIC delay U.S. plans; Toyota fuel-cell semi; Honda's hip tip for texters.... Read More »

Captives poised to gain ground on banks

11:30 am U.S. ET | April 19, 2017

Captive finance companies are set to continue taking auto-financing market share from banks this year. Here's why.... Read More »

Toyota to test hydrogen cargo truck at Port of Los Angeles

10:00 am U.S. ET | April 19, 2017

Toyota plans to test a heavy-duty truck powered by a hydrogen fuel-cell system at the Port of Los Angeles as part of a feasibility study beginning this summer.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Lexus freshens look of NX

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

In Shanghai: New look for Lexus NX, Buick's version of Chevy Volt, Daimler ready to hitch a ride; Nissan plans I-95 charging network; How Volvo beat the odds; Benz fit for a Prince.... Read More »

Toyota to bring Mirai hydrogen fuel cell sedan to China

5:22 pm U.S. ET | April 18, 2017

Toyota will begin testing the Mirai hydrogen fuel cell sedan in China in October to assess the market for fuel cell cars and promote the futuristic technology.... Read More »

Soft-roaders, mashups and beacons: Toyota's FT-4X and what people are saying

11:00 am U.S. ET | April 18, 2017

Toyota's FT-4X checks the boxes of features aimed at millennials and their outdoor-focused adventures. Here's what people are saying about the subcompact crossover concept:... Read More »

Toyota FT-4X designed to be 'doable'

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

Toyota's rollout of the cheery but rugged FT-4X concept crossover is more of a trial balloon than an esoteric design project.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Debating Tesla's true value

3:30 pm U.S. ET | April 14, 2017

Execs weigh in on Tesla's value surge; Apple gets permit to test autonomous cars; Nissan Titan's rise; Marchionne puts aside partner pursuit; Volvo at 90; One car, 1,360 horses.... Read More »

Toyota's FT-4X concept is a rugged rolling toolbox

9:30 am U.S. ET | April 12, 2017

Toyota is hinting at plans to market an all-wheel-drive vehicle that's more rugged than the typical subcompact crossover but not as hardcore as the larger, body-on-frame FJ Cruiser that was dropped in 2014.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Subaru's Ascent back into hot segment

2:30 pm U.S. ET | April 12, 2017

In NY: A successor to Subaru Tribeca, Toyota goes rugged with AWD concept, Lincoln Navigator lightens up, Honda expands Clarity line with EV, plug-in hybrid; VW's Model X-fighter?... Read More »

Toyota's Carter: As U.S. peaks, spiffs 'higher than we've ever experienced'

6:45 am U.S. ET | April 12, 2017

The U.S. auto market has peaked and will shrink this year, with manufacturers using unprecedented incentives to support passenger cars through slumping demand, Toyota's U.S. sales chief said.... Read More »

Lexus spices up LS flagship with F Sport variant

7:00 am U.S. ET | April 11, 2017

Lexus, aiming like many automakers to pump some excitement into the lackluster car market, is giving the redesigned LS 500 flagship sedan some sporty bells and whistles just months after its introduction at the Detroit auto show.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: In NY, sportier Lexus, fresher Explorer

8:45 am U.S. ET | April 11, 2017

In NY, sportier Lexus, fresher Explorer; Peek at Lincoln Navigator?; VW T-Roc spied; Tesla's value tops GM's; Cars and cybersecurity: The challenge of outsmarting the hackers.... Read More »

Toyota plans $1.33 billion overhaul of Kentucky plant for next-gen Camry

6:45 am U.S. ET | April 10, 2017

Toyota is investing $1.33 billion to revamp its Georgetown, Ky., assembly plant to make way for a redesigned and re-engineered Camry. The company's best-selling car is moving to an all-new global platform.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: VW diesels everywhere, but not for sale

3:15 pm U.S. ET | April 10, 2017

Piles of unsalable diesels put VW in a fix; Q1 sales: Fast facts; Toyota platform's promise; Cadillac to offer self-driving tech; Shared, autonomous and electric.... Read More »

Trump takes credit for Toyota investment in Kentucky

11:52 am U.S. ET | April 10, 2017

President Donald Trump took credit for Toyota investing $1.33 billion in an existing Kentucky factory, championing spending by a Japanese automaker he's blasted for building a plant in Mexico.... Read More »

 
China's bigger families are good news for minivan sales

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 28 2017

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China's scrapping of its one-child per family policy has created an unexpected increase in minivan s ...
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Volvo exec says risk factor for XC60 exceeds XC90

Douglas A. Bolduc
5:09 am U.S. ET | April 27 2017

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Volvo's r&d boss says the new XC60 is even more of a high-risk model than the second-generation XC90 ...
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Germany's auto industry welcomes prospect of Macron presidency in France

Christiaan Hetzner
8:34 am U.S. ET | April 24 2017

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Sunday's election outcome in France, in which a moderate Europhile investment banker won the first r ...
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China lands Chevy Volt in a Buick wrapper

Jay Ramey
8:14 am U.S. ET | April 20 2017 UPDATED: 4/20/17 2:27 pm ET - adds details

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Buick offers far more models in China than it does in the U.S. ...
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Tavares' tall task for PSA and Opel: brand management

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 7 2017

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The buzz at last month's Geneva auto show was what would PSA CEO Carlos Tavares do to streamline his enlarged stable of brands, given that Citroen, Peugeot and new addition... ...
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After record high, UK's 'treasure island' status is set to end

Nick Gibbs
4:32 am U.S. ET | April 6 2017

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After March new-car registrations hit an all-time high in the UK, analysts predict an end to the market's long run as a "treasure island" for profits. ...
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Volvo CEO keeps his hiring promise

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 5 2017

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Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson promised to make the automaker “younger, more diverse and more international.” He achieved all three with his latest hiring. ...
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Will the quality ghosts of British Leyland haunt Tesla?

Richard Truett
11:28 am U.S. ET | April 4 2017

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Tesla's plan to skimp on testing the Model 3 in real-world driving is fraught with danger. British L ...
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Piech's problem: his 'small-minded' family


5:29 am U.S. ET | April 4 2017

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Ferdinand Piech's decision to sell his stake in his family's holding company that owns a majority st ...
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Tavares has the tools to make PSA-Opel a success

Peter Sigal
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 4 2017

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PSA's pending acquisition of Opel/Vauxhall has all the makings of a prime-time TV drama. ...
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FCA, Ford and Renault gain share as European sales rise 11%
European sales rose 11 percent in March as automakers took advantage of a solid economy and more sel ...
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VW brand sales rose 2.5% in March but are down for first quarter
Volkswagen brand's global sales rose 2.5 percent in March but slid 1. ...
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Lada, Kia and Renault see big gains as Russia sales rise nearly 10%
New-car sales in Russia rose 9.4 percent last month as the market's rebound begins to gain momentum. ...
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UK sales rise 8% in record monthly high
UK new-car registrations rose 8.4 percent to a record monthly high in March as customers brought for ...
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Spanish market returns to growth
Spanish new-car sales rose 13 percent in March, restarting a positive trend after a flat February. ...
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German sales rise 11% in March as diesel share declines
New-car sales in Germany increased by 11 percent in March, helped by two extra selling days. Diesel ...
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Italian market continued to rebound in March
New-car registrations in Italy rose by 18 percent last month, partly due to one more working day tha ...
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French car sales rise 7% in March on extra selling day
French car sales rose 7 percent in March, helped by an extra selling day. ...
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European sales rise 2% amid political uncertainty
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W. European sales edge up in February
Western European car sales rose nearly 1 percent in February as demand slowed in key markets. ...
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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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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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Former GM chief Wagoner joins ChargePoint board
Former GM chief Rick Wagoner, who introduced the Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid during his last year ...
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Bentley Americas chief Winkler to step down
Bentley's Americas chief Michael Winkler will step down from his post on June 1. Mark Del Rosso, Aud ...
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Volvo recruits former BMW, GM exec to lead procurement
Volvo has lured former BMW and General Motors purchasing executive Martina Buchhauser to take a newl ...
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VW recruits Daimler exec as chief compliance officer
VW Group has named Daimler executive Kurt Michels as its chief compliance officer. Michels previously worked in the same position at Daimler's trucks, vans and buses division. ...
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Audi's new development boss will start earlier than expected
Former Volvo executive Peter Mertens will become Audi's development chief earlier than anticipated, ...
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Nissan appoints EV expert as new tech boss for Europe
Nissan has appointed company veteran Nobusuke Toukura as the head of its European technical center. ...
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Nissan Europe promotes French exec to sales and marketing chief
Nissan Europe named Philippe Saillard as its new head of sales and marketing, a promotion from his c ...
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Infiniti names former BMW exec Habib as design chief
Infiniti, Nissan's premium brand, named Karim Habib, former global design chief for BMW, as the bran ...
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Nissan's Nakamura retires as design team is shuffled
Shiro Nakamura, who penned some of Nissan's most daring and memorable cars, will retire after 17 yea ...
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GM, Honda name top management for fuel cell venture
GM and Honda named the top managers that will oversee their newly formed Fuel Cell System Manufactur ...
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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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Better-connected 5 series gets tech from BMW flagship
BMW has made its 5 series lighter, more economical and fully connected with advanced technology firs ...
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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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Suppliers to the new Renault Megane
Assembly of the fourth-generation Renault Megane began in November 2015 at the French automaker's fa ...
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Suppliers to the new Infiniti Q30
Assembly of the all-new Infiniti Q30 began on Daimler's MFA platform in December 2015 at the Nissan' ...
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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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