Toyota Brand

Toyota sees wider window for TRD

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

Toyota's expansion of Toyota Racing Development trims across its truck line opens the door for a sporty subbrand that could find its way onto higher-volume products such as the RAV4 and Camry as the automaker chases younger and more affluent buyers.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: What suppliers want from Trump

3:15 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 15, 2017

What suppliers want from Trump; Plug-in to outpace original Prius?; Barra: PSA purchase of Opel, Vauxhall mutually beneficial; Hyundai teases '18 Accent; Lambo recalls $4M car.... Read More »

Toyota sees plug-in hybrids catching on faster than conventional hybrids

7:37 am U.S. ET | Feb. 15, 2017

Toyota's chairman, who led the development of the Toyota Prius, expects the latest plug-in hybrid vehicles will catch on with consumers far more rapidly than the original Prius did.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: CEOs ask Trump to review mpg rule

8:30 am U.S. ET | Feb. 13, 2017

CEOs ask Trump to review mpg rule; Dealership throughput dips; 52 mpg for Cruze diesel; Ford's $1B 'brain' buy; Toyota's challenge: Marketing Citizen Camry and Wild Child C-HR.... Read More »

Chicago: City of the Big Fenders

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

Last week's Chicago Auto Show was a reminder that the U.S. love affair with oversized light trucks never really went away and is now stirring with renewed interest.... Read More »

Toyota expands TRD trim options to more vehicles

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

Toyota unveiled Toyota Racing Development packages for the Tundra full-size pickup and Sequoia large SUV, expanding the models that get TRD treatment as it seeks to better market the trim options.... Read More »

Amid sales push, RAV4 goes in a more rugged direction

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

With Toyota's RAV4 expected to seize the brand's sales crown from the Camry this year, the compact crossover is getting a more rugged version that may portend the shape of things to come.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Toyota gets quirky with C-HR to 'turn heads'

Feb. 11, 2017 06:15 CET

Toyota is a latecomer to Europe's crossover segment with the new C-HR. To stand out in the crowded sector the automaker has done something out of character -- it has given the C-HR a polarizing design.... Read More »

Toyota adds rugged, sport trims to 2018 RAV4, Tundra, Sequoia

10:45 am U.S. ET | Feb. 9, 2017

Toyota, aiming for a bigger slice of a robust light-truck market, is targeting outdoor and performance enthusiasts with new trims for the Tundra full-size pickup, Sequoia large SUV, and RAV4 crossover.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Nissan profit drops in Q3

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

Nissan profit drops in Q3; VW board spared probe over Piech remarks; Tesla idles plant to prep for Model 3; Uber's next Calif. clash?; Kid power fuels Honda ad.... Read More »

Toyota operating profit declines 39% on foreign exchange hit, higher expenses

5:39 am U.S. ET | Feb. 6, 2017

Toyota reported a 39 percent tumble in global operating profit in the latest quarter as foreign exchange losses and higher expenses offset an increase in worldwide sales. Operating profit plunged to 438.5 billion yen ($3.76 billion) in the fiscal third quarter ended Dec. 31.... Read More »

As truck sales keep rolling, small cars hang on

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 6, 2017

The clamor for more crossovers and SUVs shows no signs of fading anytime soon. And it could mean the end of the Toyota Camry's 15-year reign as the nation's top-selling car.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: VW, Bosch agree to settle claims

8:30 am U.S. ET | Feb. 1, 2017

VW, Bosch agree to settle claims for $1.6 billion; Tesla Model S, BMW i3 fall short in crash tests; Prius Prime, Volt win top honors; Chao confirmed; Electrifying changes in design.... Read More »

DESIGN COUP

Toyota lines reflect designers' growing clout

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 30, 2017

To raise the sex appeal of his cars, Toyota President Akio Toyoda has given more power to his designers. The newest results of that appeared at the Detroit auto show in the 2018 Camry.... Read More »

Toyota preps $600 million expansion at Indiana plant for Highlander in 2019

12:15 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 24, 2017

Toyota will invest $600 million and create 400 jobs at its Princeton, Ind., plant to increase production capacity for the Highlander midsize crossover and retool and modernize the factory for the next-generation model.... Read More »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

 
Once upon a time, Opel was GM's little engine that could

Richard Johnson
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 20 2017

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Europe has been a drain on General Motors for a long time, but Opel did have its glory days and at least once helped keep GM afloat. ...
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Will cockpits of tomorrow require one-stop suppliers?


12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 17 2017

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As automakers consider how to build self-driving vehicles, seat suppliers are reconsidering an old i ...
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How sour dealer relations wreaked havoc on Audi's China sales

Yang Jian
3:48 am U.S. ET | Feb. 17 2017

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Audi has lost its premium sales lead in China as the brand was finally overtaken last month by rival ...
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GM-PSA deal would be a blow to best Opel management team in years

Christiaan Hetzner
11:19 am U.S. ET | Feb. 14 2017

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GM's confirmation that it is discussing selling its Opel/Vauxhall business to PSA Group is a blow fo ...
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Renault starts to reflect its multifaceted boss

Luca Ciferri
9:27 am U.S. ET | Feb. 10 2017

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Renault is starting to look and act a lot like its multifaceted, multinational boss, Carlos Ghosn. ...
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The Volvo numbers that stood out

Douglas A. Bolduc
6:29 am U.S. ET | Feb. 8 2017

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Volvo's latest financial results were full of positive numbers but a couple really stood out. Volvo finished 2016 with $5. ...
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Daimler celebrations are muted as automaker conserves cash to fight off Uber, Google

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 3 2017

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Record annual sales, revenue and profits, and Mercedes-Benz grabbing the global sales luxury crown f ...
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German automakers worry about Trump's protectionist stance

Christiaan Hetzner
8:53 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2 2017

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Donald Trump has German automakers spooked after he threatened BMW with high tariffs if the company ...
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Toyota still has global bragging rights over VW in one important area

Hans Greimel
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2 2017

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Forget all the talk about Volkswagen ousting Toyota as the world's biggest automaker. Rest assured, Toyota is still No. 1 in sales and VW a far, far distant second. ...
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Citroen keeps faith in family vans

Bruce Gain
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2 2017

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Citroen CEO Linda Jackson says family vans will continue to play a part in Citroen's lineup despite ...
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Opel, PSA lag rivals as Europe sales rise 10% in January
GM's Opel brand and PSA posted weaker European sales in January than their rivals amid discussions o ...
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Opel, PSA lag rivals as Europe sales rise 10% in January
Opel and PSA posted weaker European sales in January than their rivals amid discussions of a possibl ...
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Irish new-car sales fall in January as Brexit bites
New-car sales in Ireland fell nearly 2 percent in January as the British pound's sharp decline after ...
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EU car sales growth expected to slow to 1%, ACEA says
Car sales in the EU are expected to grow by about 1 percent in 2017, a sharp slowdown from last year ...
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Russia slump forecast to end; rapid recovery unlikely
After a four-year drop, Russia's car market looks to have bottomed out, leaving manufacturers optimi ...
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Western European car sales rise 10% in January
Western European car sales rose 9.5 percent in January on buoyant demand in Germany, France, Italy a ...
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UK sales rise 3% in Jan. on consumer demand
UK new-car registrations rose 3 percent in January, helped by the first increase in demand from priv ...
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Jaguar, Honda, Jeep win by tapping crossover craze
Jaguar, Honda and Jeep were the biggest winners last year among brands sold in Europe, where overall ...
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German sales rise 11% with strong gains for Toyota, Skoda, Renault and Fiat
Registrations in Germany increased by 11 percent in January, with brands including Toyota, Skoda, Re ...
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Italy's January sales best since 2010
New-car sales in Italy increased by 10 percent in January for the best monthly result since 2010, wi ...
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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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Daimler picks U.S. trucks chief Daum to replace Bernhard
Daimler has appointed the head of its North American trucks division to run group-wide truck operati ...
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Federal-Mogul shakes up leadership under Icahn takeover
Federal-Mogul Holdings named Bradley Norton as the new co-CEO and CEO of the supplier's motor parts division. ...
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Bernhard quits Daimler; Zetsche interim trucks boss
Daimler has confirmed that trucks chief Wolfgang Bernhard, a top manager once seen as a successor to ...
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BMW picks Skoda exec to lead design at core brand
BMW has picked Skoda executive Jozef Kaban to lead design at its namesake brand, a move that fills t ...
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BMW names new CEO for North America
BMW named Bernhard Kuhnt to become CEO of BMW of North America. Ludwig Willisch, who previously held ...
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Tesla sues former head of Autopilot, former Google exec Urmson
Tesla is suing its former head of Autopilot software for stealing company information and recruiting Tesla employees for a competing startup while still employed by the... ...
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Jaguar Land Rover appoints Wittemann as China sales chief
Jaguar Land Rover has assigned Frank Wittemann, chief of its operations in Latin America, to lead it ...
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Ford plucks new brand chief from Apple
Ford has hired former Apple marketing executive Musa Tariq to be vice president and chief brand offi ...
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Volvo appoints Yuan Xiaolin as new Asia chief
Volvo named Yuan Xiaolin to succeed Lars Danielson as senior vice president of the company's Asia-Pa ...
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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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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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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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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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