Toyota

Toyota, Mitsubishi, Volvo improve the most in J.D. Power APEAL Study

10:00 am U.S. ET | July 27, 2016

Toyota, Mitsubishi and Volvo had the largest improvements among brands with more than one nameplate in J.D. Power's latest study of new-vehicle appeal, while Porsche paced the industry for the 12th consecutive year.... Read More »

Hyundai to roll out next-gen fuel cell in '18

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

Hyundai will use the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea to showcase a new next-generation fuel cell vehicle.... Read More »

Q&A with Gill Pratt, CEO, Toyota Research Institute

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

Gill Pratt talks autonomous driving and about those that don't want a machine driving for them.... Read More »

Nissan, Toyota vie for the hearts of Texans

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

To grow in the U.S., Nissan needs more of Texas. But Dallas is about to become Toyota Town.... Read More »

Lexus' sexy, sporty flagship leads the way

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

Several Lexus models will be moving to the TNGA platform in coming years. Meanwhile, the new RC and coming LC 500 are leading the brand's shift to a sexier and sportier vibe.... Read More »

Toyota CPO surge boosts sales industrywide

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

Industrywide first-half CPO sales grew 4 percent, according to data compiled by the Automotive News Data Center. Toyota division helped to lift the total, as its CPO sales climbed 15 percent.... Read More »

Toyota plans to deliver a more dynamic future

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

Years of planning are now bearing fruit as Toyota puts more of its vehicles on the new global modular architecture that debuted on the fourth-generation Prius for 2016.... Read More »

Infiniti tops survey on satisfaction among sales prospects

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

Infiniti stores outperformed all brands in an annual study on building rapport and satisfaction among potential car buyers. The 2016 Pied Piper Prospect Satisfaction Index is based on the treatment of mystery shoppers who visited 6,157 U.S. stores. Lexus and Mercedes-Benz stores tied for second; Toyota ranked third; Audi was fourth; and BMW rounded out the top five.... Read More »

STILL THE ONE: JEEP AT 75

The industry's most copied brand

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

Jeep can claim many milestones. But here's one you may not have thought of: It's the most copied brand of American vehicles.... Read More »

Hot on Toyota's heels

FCA to Toyota Motor: 'We're baaaack'

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

In the first half of 2016, Fiat Chrysler pulled within shouting distance -- about 40,000 units -- of Toyota Motor (1,197,800-1,157,458). FCA's figures include sales of 17,735 Fiats, around 5,000 Maseratis and 300 or so Alfa Romeos.... Read More »

Google shift has dealers friending Facebook

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

Facebook, which has a trove of data on its users to back up a growing portfolio of marketing services, is becoming a prime marketing vehicle for savvy auto dealers to reach low-funnel shoppers, especially in the wake of changes in how Google displays advertising.... Read More »

Toyota's lighter, trimmer '18 Camry takes shape

1:04 pm U.S. ET | July 8, 2016

New spy photos suggest that the redesigned 2018 Toyota Camry will be more rakish, with a noticeable lip on the rear deck and new side mirrors. With a new platform and powertrain changes, the next Camry figures to offer improved fuel economy, ride and handling and additional safety and driver-assistance features.... Read More »

Ford F-150 tops pickups in June Twitter engagement

3:11 pm U.S. ET | July 7, 2016

The Ford F-150 topped all pickups in Twitter engagement in June, a month where Chevrolet launched a new ad campaign that jabbed the toughness of the F-150's stamped aluminum bed.... Read More »

Brexit hits Toyota, Nissan as rising yen weighs on profit outlook

July 5, 2016 12:24 CET

The yen's extended surge after UK's decision to exit the EU has turned put added pressure on Japan's automakers. Since the June 23 Brexit vote, the mean forecast for net income at Toyota has slid to $16.5 billion, with four analysts cutting their predictions by an average $2.3 billion for the fiscal year.... Read More »

Dealers

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

Dealers celebrate anniversaries with GMC, Dodge, Cadillac, Chevrolet and Toyota.... Read More »

Toyota wins on the court, but not on the name

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

Laugh if you want, but the strangely named Toyota Alvark is a force to be reckoned with. On the basketball court, that is. It's not a car.... Read More »

Toyota's Leroy bests the boss with his pay

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

Didier Leroy, chairman of Toyota Motor Europe, received more total compensation from the automaker last fiscal year than Toyota President Akio Toyoda.... Read More »

JUNE U.S. SALES

Trucks drive Nissan, FCA, Ford, Honda as industry rebounds with 2.4% gain; GM, Toyota fall

9:00 am U.S. ET | July 1, 2016

Nissan, Ford, FCA and Honda, riding strong truck demand, posted solid sales gains in June as the U.S. auto industry rebounded from a May slump. But the SAAR came in at 16.68 million, well below May's 17.46 million rate and lower than the consensus forecast of 17.2 million. Automakers are counting on low interest rates, stable fuel prices, rising wages and near-full employment to counter some headwinds and continue driving sales in the second half.... Read More »

LUXURY: BMW outsells Mercedes, Lexus as race tightens

3:00 pm U.S. ET | July 1, 2016

BMW outsold Mercedes-Benz and Lexus last month in the U.S. as all three of the market's largest sellers of luxury autos ended the first half behind their year-earlier totals.... Read More »

TOYOTA: Tight supplies dent truck tally as volume falls 5.6%

2:00 pm U.S. ET | July 1, 2016

Toyota Motor Sales USA's June sales fell 5.6 percent to 198,257 units, dragged down by a slide in Toyota brand's sales of both cars and light trucks. Truck sales were hurt by availability issues, which company executives said are being addressed.... Read More »

Unifor loses organizing vote at 2 Toyota plants in Ontario

4:15 pm U.S. ET | June 30, 2016

Maintenance workers at two Toyota assembly plants in Ontario voted against unionization, in a recruiting setback for Unifor, one of Canada's biggest unions. The secret-ballot voting took place last Friday and Monday at Toyota's Cambridge and Woodstock plants in Ontario. Unifor's director of organizing said 278 workers voted against union representation, while 238 were in favor.... Read More »

Toyota adds child models to virtual crash test software

1:31 pm U.S. ET | June 30, 2016

Toyota said it is including child-size models for the first time in the latest update of its virtual crash test dummy software, which is sold globally to automakers, suppliers and researchers.... Read More »

Brexit may cost carmakers 2.8 million global sales, IHS says

June 29, 2016 09:52 CET

The UK's vote to leave the EU may cost automakers about 2.8 million light-vehicle sales worldwide through 2018, researcher IHS Automotive said. The UK is expected to be hit hardest. Instead of expanding 3.2 percent this year, the UK may grow by just 1 percent followed by declines in the next two years.... Read More »

Toyota recalls 3.4 million cars over faulty airbags, fuel tanks

June 29, 2016 16:37 CET

Toyota said it is recalling about 3.4 million vehicles to repair separate flaws involving leaky fuel tanks and curtain airbag inflators from Autoliv that may crack and injure occupants.... Read More »

Toyota recalls 3.4 million cars globally over airbags, fuel tanks

10:04 pm U.S. ET | June 28, 2016

Toyota said it's recalling about 3.4 million vehicles globally to repair separate flaws involving leaky fuel tanks and curtain airbags that may crack and injure occupants.... Read More »

 
PSA bravely reveals industry's dirty secret

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 7 2016

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Give credit to PSA for being bold enough to reveal in great detail something none of its rivals woul ...
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How to push self-driving tech to the limits without the risks

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 6 2016

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There's a risk-free way to push autonomous cars to their limits. A simulator in the UK is going to d ...
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Volvo defies gravity

Luca Ciferri
8:33 am U.S. ET | July 5 2016

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Volvo doesn't consider itself a true global player in the premium segment. ...
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BMW CEO scores first big win with Intel, Mobileye deal

Christiaan Hetzner
10:40 am U.S. ET | July 2 2016

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Led by CEO Harald Krueger, BMW's strong push into autonomous driving with Intel and Mobileye could b ...
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Why Europe's car buyer categories need a shake-up

Douglas A. Bolduc
4:49 am U.S. ET | July 1 2016

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Johnson Controls says current car buyer categories aren't telling the full story. ...
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Nissan struggles to make sense of Sunderland shocker

Nick Gibbs
5:42 am U.S. ET | June 28 2016

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Nissan's team in the UK is “shell-shocked” by the decision of the country's voters to leave the EU, a person close to the company told me. ...
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Goodbye to the Europe I knew

Bradford Wernle
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 27 2016

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I am deeply shocked and disappointed by the decision of British voters to leave the European Union. ...
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Recapping Toyota's traumatic loss at Le Mans

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 23 2016

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Toyota was reminded of how cruel motorsports can be when it lost the 24 Hours of Le Mans to Porsche ...
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VW's long day as shareholders quiz management

Christiaan Hetzner
6:40 am U.S. ET | June 22 2016

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As Volkswagen's 56th annual shareholder meeting began there were still long lines of people waiting ...
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Probe overshadows VW's annual meeting

Christiaan Hetzner
7:01 am U.S. ET | June 21 2016

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When VW shareholders gather for their annual meeting it is sure to be a turbulent event, not least b ...
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European June car sales slow as Brexit vote reduces confidence
European car-sales growth slowed to 6.5 percent in June as the British vote on exiting the EU weighe ...
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Russia car sales fall 13% in June
Russian car sales fell 13 percent in June as an economic crisis driven by low oil prices and Western ...
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UK's June car sales fall; gov't asked for support
UK car sales fell for only the second time in more than four years in June, prompting an industry bo ...
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W. Europe car sales up 6% in June despite UK decline
Western European car registrations increased nearly 6 percent in June as demand rose last month in G ...
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VW Group sales rise nearly 2% in May, helped by Audi, Skoda gains
Volkswagen Group's global sales rose 1.6 percent in May, helped by rising demand for Audi and Skoda ...
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VW brand sales stable as Europe, China demand offsets drops in U.S., Brazil
Volkswagen brand sales slipped 0.7 percent last month with gains in Europe and China offsetting decl ...
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Russia car sales fall 15% in May
New-car sales in Russia fell 15 percent in May, after an 8. ...
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Western Europe car sales rise 14% in May
Western European car registrations increased 14 percent in May as demand rose last month in Germany, ...
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Mercedes SUVs help boost U.S. sales lead over Lexus, BMW
Mercedes outsold its luxury auto competitors in the U.S. in May, building its lead in a down month t ...
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VW sales in U.S. fall 17% for worst May since 2010
Continued weakness in car deliveries led Volkswagen of America to its worst May U.S. ...
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Daimler promotes Turkish unit boss Seeger to Mercedes sales and marketing chief
Daimler named Britta Seeger as global sales and marketing head of Mercedes cars. ...
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BMW names former F1 exec Duesmann as new purchasing chief
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Fiat Chrysler creates post to oversee global regulatory compliance
Fiat Chrysler as appointed longtime engineering executive Mark Chernoby to a new role as the automaker's global chief technical compliance officer. ...
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VW's Seat recruits new sales boss from Audi
VW Group's Seat brand has recruited Audi veteran Wayne Griffiths as its new sales and marketing boss ...
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Daimler lures exec from Citroen to lead digital sales unit at Mercedes
Daimler has hired a former Citroen executive to run a new department focused on technology sales and ...
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FCA's U.S. communications chief Ranieri returns to Italy
Gualberto Ranieri, the senior vice president for communications for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' subsidiary, FCA US, has returned to Italy, seven years after arriving to work... ...
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Former Audi, Mercedes exec named new Cadillac Europe boss
GM has appointed former Audi and Mercedes executive Felix Weller as head of Cadillac Europe as it tr ...
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VW veteran Powels faces tough task in South America
VW brand named David Powels as head of its South American operations. Powels faces a tough challenge ...
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Faraday names Ferrari exec Mattiacci global brand chief
Electric vehicle startup Faraday Future appointed longtime Ferrari executive Marco Mattiacci to the post of global chief brand and commercial officer. ...
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GM names Boler-Davis head of global manufacturing
General Motors named Alicia Boler-Davis as its head of global manufacturing and labor relations, the ...
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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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McLaren aims cozy 570GT at new audience
McLaren says that the 570GT is the first supercar it has produced that was not conceived primarily w ...
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VW Tiguan offers more room, less weight
Volkswagen has made its new Tiguan lighter, roomier and added more technology as standard equipment ...
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Audi SQ7's electric compressor banishes turbo lag
Audi's SQ7 is the world's first production vehicle equipped with an electric powered compressor, whi ...
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F-Pace set to become Jaguar's top-seller
Jaguar expects the F-Pace to become the brand's best-selling model to date after record advance sale ...
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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
Assembly of the third-generation Skoda Superb began in April 2015 at Skoda's factory in Kvasiny, Cze ...
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Suppliers to the new Ford S-Max
Assembly of the second-generation Ford S-Max began in May 2015 at Ford's factory in Valencia, Spain. ...
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