Toyota Brand

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Toyota keeps the faith in large cars

3:30 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 11, 2017

With Avalon redo, Toyota keeps the faith in large cars; BMW countersues megadealer Braman; GM's message to Wall St.; Million-dollar McLaren; Parked VW diesels survive the big one.... Read More »

Toyota marketing key to multicultural appeal

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

Toyota has found a natural home amid the eye-popping styles and eclectic musical acts of Afropunk festivals.... Read More »

Toyota Avalon relaunch signals faith in sedans

4:29 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 8, 2017

Consumers may be abandoning traditional midsize and large sedans in droves, in favor of crossovers and SUVs, but Toyota remains faithful to the segment with plans to redesign the Avalon.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Plug-in Panamera proves popular at Porsche

3:15 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 8, 2017

Plug-in Panamera proves popular at Porsche; Toyota plans Detroit debut for new Avalon; Behind ZF CEO's downfall; EU, Japan hammer out trade deal; Where lumbar meets Lambo.... Read More »

Camry, Accord ready to rumble

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

The marketing efforts underway at Toyota and Honda aren't just about the horse race or bragging rights. They're about keeping these titans of the midsize car segment — both of them just redesigned for the 2018 model year — relevant in a marketplace where crossovers are king.... Read More »

JAKE LINGEMAN

BLOG: Toyota Supra may fly under Gazoo Racing banner in 2019

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 7, 2017

More details came out last week about Toyota's upcoming Supra sports car. The biggest of those is that it might be sold under the Gazoo Racing banner as opposed to purely Toyota.... Read More »

Toyota trims planned investment in new Mexico plant to $700 million

7:56 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 24, 2017

Toyota has trimmed investment plans for a pickup factory in Mexico after the Japanese automaker decided to also build a new U.S. auto plant with partner Mazda.... Read More »

Spy photos suggest Prius v goes crossover

10:45 am U.S. ET | Oct. 24, 2017

The first spy photos of what appears to be an updated Prius v wagon suggest it will get the crossover treatment when it goes on sale.... Read More »

Toyota recalls 310,000 Sienna minivans to fix shift lever problem

3:20 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 18, 2017

Toyota is recalling 310,000 Sienna minivans in the U.S. to fix potential problems with shift levers that could cause the vehicle to roll away.... Read More »

2017 TOKYO AUTO SHOW

Toyota to unveil fuel cell family cruiser and city bus

Oct. 18, 2017 11:17 CET

Toyota is targeting a 1,000-km (620-mile) range for the Fine-Comfort Ride fuel concept that will be unveiled at the Tokyo auto show.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Return of the Ram 1500 EcoDiesels

8:30 am U.S. ET | Oct. 9, 2017

Ram 1500 EcoDiesels hitting dealerships; Storms stir up used-car prices; Honeywell turbocharger spin-off?; Feds: Hecker still behind bars; Camry rocks in new campaign.... Read More »

New Camry campaign: It's good to be naughty

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 7, 2017

Toyota's "Sensations" ad campaign uses intergenerational music and a lot of engine noise to show that the Camry isn't just a household appliance.... Read More »

Toyota will build new Auris in UK on assumption of Brexit transition, report says

Oct. 6, 2017 12:29 CET

Toyota intends to build its next-generation Auris at its UK car plant on the assumption that the government will secure a transitional Brexit deal, Reuters reported.... Read More »

Audi on fuel cells: Maybe later

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 23, 2017

The tepid outlook from one of the world's largest automakers could ripple across the industry by slowing or discouraging the adoption of fuel cell technology, which will require increased global scale and infrastructure investments to catch on.... Read More »

Toyota revs up with GR performance line

8:48 am U.S. ET | Sept. 19, 2017

Toyota is introducing a high-performance "GR" series consisting of seven variants including the Prius plug-in hybrid and Vitz subcompact.... Read More »

Semifinalists set for Car, Truck and Utility of the Year Awards

6:00 am U.S. ET | Sept. 15, 2017

The list of semifinalists for the 2018 North American Car, Truck and Utility of the Year Awards has a few surprises: Alfa Romeo is up for two awards, no Detroit 3 brand cars made the cut, Tesla decided not to participate and only three trucks qualified.... Read More »

Relief for midsize sedans? Not much

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

The beleaguered midsize sedan segment is poised to get a boost from redesigns of its three top sellers, but a shakeout could leave just a few healthy competitors.... Read More »

Toyota plant shuffle scrambles supplier plans

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 14, 2017

Toyota's rethink on making the Tacoma in Mexico instead of the Corolla is causing dozens of suppliers to come up with a Plan B.... Read More »

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Hilux could ease Tacoma demand

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 14, 2017

Bringing the gasoline model Toyota Hilux to the U.S. could assist in balancing the demand for Tacomas.... Read More »

Toyota solves its pickup puzzle

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

The scarcity of Tacomas has allowed competitors such as the Chevrolet Colorado and Honda Ridgeline to cut sharply into Toyota's market share. A new partnership with Mazda will help.... Read More »

C-HR makes an impact on landing

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 5, 2017

There are certainly critics of Toyota's new aesthetic, but customers seem to like it so far, and not just because it's the first Toyota product to come in this size and shape.... Read More »

Camry's engine tech will spread across Toyota

3:29 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 1, 2017

Toyota is overhauling its engines to boost fuel economy, cut emissions and increase performance. But Toyota does not plan to reduce engine size and strap on turbochargers across the board.... Read More »

WESLEY WREN

BLOG: Is BMW hinting at the successor to the Z4?

2:07 pm U.S. ET | July 31, 2017

It appears like the BMW Z4 successor's silhouette made an advance appearance on the German automaker's Instagram account.... Read More »

Toyota turns heads with Camry campaign

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 17, 2017

Toyota launches the redesigned Camry in Japan under the banner "Beautiful Monster" in a bid to break the mold and rekindle sagging sedan sales.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Dueling makeovers for Camry, Accord

3:15 pm U.S. ET | July 13, 2017

A rare rival re-do: Dueling makeovers for Camry, Accord; Jag E-Pace enters hot compact SUV race; Used-car 'time bomb'?; Self-driving tolls and throws; Mustang ice cream treat.... Read More »

 
Rising Stars finish year with a flourish

Douglas A. Bolduc
1:36 am U.S. ET | Dec. 15 2017

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Three members of Automotive News Europe's Rising Stars family are finishing the year on high notes, putting themselves and their companies in position for future success. ...
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How China plans to create a giant state-owned automaker

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

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In recent years, Beijing has forced the consolidation of state-owned industries such as steelmaking ...
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BYD bets big on buses in Europe, cars can't be far behind

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 10 2017

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China's BYD has built up a production network in Europe to make electric buses. ...
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Schmidt's statement showed a broken man with misplaced faith in VW

Larry P. Vellequette
3:49 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 7 2017

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Oliver Schmidt's vacant almost defiant stare has been the face of VW's $30 billion diesel emissions ...
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Why an electric powertrain is all wrong for off-road vehicles

Richard Truett
12:59 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 5 2017

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A hybrid powertrain adds hundreds of pounds of weight to a vehicle. ...
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VW Beetle could be reborn as electric car

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 5 2017

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VW is considering the future of the brand's iconic Beetle. ...
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Tesla shows why VW, Daimler should keep their heavy trucks businesses

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 24 2017

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Tesla's punt at the heavy truck market shows VW and Daimler that there may be meaningful synergies b ...
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BMW's cycle 'hyperloop' is a vision for fast, pollution-free city travel

Nick Gibbs
5:14 am U.S. ET | Nov. 22 2017

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As China seeks to restrict the use of private cars in its congested and polluted megacities, BMW see ...
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Bentley Bentayga's autonomous tech tops Audi's

Nick Gibbs
9:46 am U.S. ET | Nov. 16 2017

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Driving the Bentley Bentayga shows just how sophisticated self-driving technology has become as its ...
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French tech company NAWA sees ultracapacitor battery breakthrough

Nick Gibbs
5:53 am U.S. ET | Nov. 14 2017

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French tech company NAWA believes it has found a way to boost the power of ultracapacitor batteries ...
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European car sales rise 6%, helped by extra selling day
European registrations rose 6 percent in November, helped by an extra selling day, with Peugeot, Toy ...
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European light-vehicle sales rise in November
European registrations rose 6 percent in November, helped by an extra selling day, with Peugeot, Toy ...
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VW, Ford gain as Russia sales rise 15%
New-car sales in Russia rose 15 percent in November. VW and Ford sales both jumped 29 percent. ...
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German sales likely to fall next year on lower diesel demand, VDA says
New-car registrations in Germany will grow to one of their highest-ever levels this year but will li ...
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German sales rise 9% but diesel sales hit hard
New-car sales in Germany rose 9.4 percent in November with Peugeot and Dacia showing strong growth. ...
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UK sales fall 11% in 8th month of decline
UK new-car registrations slumped 11 percent in November as weaker consumer confidence and uncertaint ...
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Western European car sales rise 5% despite UK woes
Western European car registrations rose 5.4 percent in November, with the key French and German mark ...
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Fiat falls in Italy despite 7% market rise
New-car sales in Italy rose 6.8 percent in November, despite a slump in market leader Fiat brand's v ...
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Renault, Peugeot gain in Spain while diesel, VW sales fall
Renault and Peugeot were among the winners as sales of new cars in Spain rose 12 percent in November ...
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Skoda, Peugeot SUVs help French market grow by 10% in Nov.
Skoda and Peugeot were among winners as French new-car registrations increased 10 percent in Novembe ...
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VW, Peugeot, Seat propel compact SUV sector toward new record
Strong demand for new entries from VW, Peugeot and Seat helped to increase European sales in the com ...
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Premium midsize SUVs overtake sedans, wagons in key European segment
Last year for the first time premium SUV models such as the Volvo XC60, Audi Q5 and BMW X3 were more ...
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Renault, Mercedes, Fiat give new life to pickup segment
Renault, Fiat, Mercedes, and soon PSA, are all launching pickup trucks to take on market leader Ford ...
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Automakers add more tech to subcompact cars to boost margins
New models, increased technology and a strong focus on personalization are helping volume automakers ...
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Small SUVs in focus as Citroen, Hyundai, Kia and Seat ready challengers
Europe's small SUV segment is about to get a lot more crowded as automakers including VW, Hyundai, K ...
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EVs are Europe's fastest growing segment
The EV segment was Europe's fastest growing sector in the first half as sales jumped 56 percent. ...
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Mercedes, Mini, help reverse Europe's cabriolet slump
Europe's premium convertible segment is on the rise as new models from Mercedes, Mini and Porsche he ...
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SUVs will continue to dominate in Europe
Surging demand for SUVs and crossovers in Europe shows no signs of slowing. Analysts predict the bod ...
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Peugeot, Ford, Renault lead in high-margin sales to private customers
The Peugeot, Ford and Renault brands were Europe's first-quarter leaders in a key part of the retail business: sales to private customers. ...
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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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Toyota Europe sets up mobility, connectivity units; shuffles r&d, purchasing leadership
Toyota Europe will establish two business divisions to focus on mobility services and connectivity a ...
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PSA names veteran exec as chief digital officer
PSA has shuffled its digital leadership by appointing veteran executive Christophe Rauturier as chie ...
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Bugatti's sales chief quits to head luxury beds brand
Bugatti's sales and marketing chief, Stefan Brungs, is leaving the supercar brand to become CEO of bedding specialists Bico. ...
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Porsche France boss to head Canada ops
Marc Ouayoun will become CEO of Porsche Cars Canada, moving from his current role heading the autom ...
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VW brand gets outsider as powertrain chief
VW Group named an executive from outside the company, former Daimler engineer Kurt Blumenroeder, to head powertrain development at its core VW brand. ...
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Kia promotes Russia chief to Europe president
Kia veteran Yong Kew Park, who oversaw the brand's rise to the No. 2 in spot in Russia, has been app ...
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VW Group Canada names new CEO
VW Group said Daniel Weissland will take over its Canada operations. He succeeds Maria Stenstrom, wh ...
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Tesla's head of battery engineering leaves
Tesla's director of battery engineering, Jon Wagner, has left the electric carmaker and is launching a battery and powertrain startup in California. ...
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VW brand appoints new Europe sales chief
VW brand has appointed Manfred Kantner as head of sales in Europe. ...
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Hyundai recruits another BMW engineer for Genesis
Hyundai has recruited BMW engineer Fayez Abdul Rahman to lead architecture development at Genesis an ...
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VW seeks youth appeal with T-Roc
VW believes the T-Roc's high-tech connectivity features, expressive design and fashionable color opt ...
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Seat Arona tackles the 'urban jungle'
Seat is aiming its Arona subcompact crossover at inhabitants of "the urban jungle" who don't need of ...
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BMW sticks to X3's winning formula
BMW has stuck to its winning formula for its X3, one of the automaker's highest volume models, givin ...
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Renault touts Alaskan's comfort features
Renault is seeking to capture a share of Europe's small-but-growing pickup segment with the Alaskan, ...
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Mercedes pickup aims to mimic success of brand's SUVs
Daimler hopes the Mercedes X class will be a game-changer for its light commercial vehicles division ...
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Opel Grandland X plugs key gap in SUV lineup
Opel's Grandland X crossover is expected to give the automaker a strong foothold in Europe's popular ...
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Why Kia sees Stonic as groundbreaker
Kia sees the new Stonic as its best opportunity to date to conquer those European customers who rema ...
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'Chic' VW Polo targets younger buyers
VW is repositioning the Polo subcompact to appeal to younger buyers, abandoning an approach in which ...
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Renault moves Koleos upscale for Europe
Renault is counting on high-end features to make its new Koleos SUV more successful in Europe than t ...
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Ford expands Fiesta family
Ford expects buyers of its new Fiesta subcompact to fall into two categories – previous Fiesta ...
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Suppliers to the new Aston Martin DB11
Assembly of the all-new Aston Martin DB11 began in May 2016 in at the supercar maker's plant in Gayd ...
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Suppliers to the new Audi Q2
Assembly of the all-new Audi Q2 began in July 2016 at Audi's plant in Ingolstadt, Germany. ...
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