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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 »

Toyota turns to rental lots for lift in slowing market

10:34 am U.S. ET | July 6, 2017

As automakers struggle to keep selling new cars to American consumers at a record clip, Toyota plans to turn to rental car companies and other fleet operators for a boost in the second half.... Read More »

Lincoln, Mercedes, Toyota large cars receive top IIHS safety ratings

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

The Lincoln Continental, Mercedes-Benz E class and Toyota Avalon earned top honors among six large cars tested for crashworthiness by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The Tesla Model S fell short in some tests.... Read More »

Toyota's TNGA platform inspires changes to factory

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 2, 2017

Toyota executives say the influence of the new platform goes beyond the cars to define a new approach to every aspect of car-making.... Read More »

Toyota's Kentucky plant launches 2018 Camry

4:11 pm U.S. ET | June 28, 2017

Toyota launched production of the re-engineered 2018 Camry at its plant in Kentucky, which is undergoing a major overhaul to move the sedan to the company's new global architecture.... Read More »

LAURENCE ILIFF

BLOG: Camry ups its game without losing its soul

12:22 pm U.S. ET | June 27, 2017

The only thing the midsize sedan kept from the previous generation was the Toyota logo and its reason to be.... Read More »

STILL A GOOD FIT

Body-on-frame trucks refuse to die

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 26, 2017

Think body-on-frame trucks are relics of the past? Nope. They're wildly popular, and profitable.... Read More »

'18 Camry adds power, mpg

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 26, 2017

The re-engineered 2018 Toyota Camry will feature a big bump in fuel economy and horsepower with a new base engine and new 8-speed transmission.... Read More »

Toyota bumps up price, power and mpg on 2018 Camry

7:00 am U.S. ET | June 21, 2017

The re-engineered 2018 Toyota Camry gets a modest increase to its sticker price, but a big bump in fuel economy and horsepower.... Read More »

'Where can I fill up?': Toyota deploys Watson Ads to pitch Prius Prime

8:00 am U.S. ET | June 15, 2017

Toyota is using artificial intelligence to push the environmentally-friendly Prius Prime on the Weather Channel app and weather.com.... Read More »

FLAVORFUL CAMRY

Toyota remixes Camry for 2018

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

Toyota engineers were asked to create two distinct versions of the redesigned Camry that would help broaden its reach. The cars also had to pass the 200-yard test.... Read More »

'18 Camry showcases new Entune system

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

Toyota doesn't offer Apple CarPlay or Android Auto, and so it's stepping up its game to try to keep buyers from pining too much for the smartphone-style systems and interfaces.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Chevy Bolt to sell nationwide in Aug.

3:15 pm U.S. ET | June 9, 2017

Chevy Bolts nationwide in Aug.; GM, Ford top 'Made in America' list; States warn EPA not to relax emissions rules; Fatality at Tesla event; Toyota's modern fairy tales.... Read More »

Toyota uses open-source software in new approach to in-car tech

8:54 am U.S. ET | May 31, 2017

Toyota said the infotainment system of its revamped Camry sedan to be sold in the U.S. will run on a Linux-based, open-source technology platform.... Read More »

When Christina met rally

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 22, 2017

Racing may not have brought Ryan Millen and Christina Fate together. But it did keep them together as their relationship blossomed.... Read More »

 
Zetsche strikes a humble tone for German automakers

Peter Sigal
3:00 am U.S. ET | Sept. 19 2017

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These have not been the happiest of times for the German auto industry. Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche recently conveyed that message. ...
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How Ghosn will push alliance to 14 million sales

Peter Sigal
8:49 am U.S. ET | Sept. 15 2017

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Renault-Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn wants the alliance to increase vehicle sales by 33 percent to 1 ...
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Ex-BMW design wunderkind Bangle resurfaces and riffs on 'banality'

Richard Johnson
1:01 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 13 2017

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Chris Bangle, the Ohio boy who was all of 36 when he took over as head of BMW design in 1992, is onc ...
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What's really juicing the latest 'armada' of EVs?

Richard Johnson
5:49 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 12 2017

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What exactly did happen around mid-2016 that got automakers around the world recharged and back on t ...
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Daimler reveals the dark secret behind EVs

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

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Daimler has revealed the dark secret that explains exactly why the German auto industry has been so ...
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Carlos and Dieter show takes a break

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 11 2017

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The “Carlos and Dieter Show” will not take place this year at the Frankfurt auto show. I ...
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Fast-changing Frankfurt

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 9 2017

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At the 2015 Frankfurt auto show, Martin Winterkorn was leading VW and GM was predicting Opel was on the verge of finally being profitable. How things have changed. ...
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Why Jaguar won't show the I-Pace at Frankfurt

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 9 2017

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Jaguar's I-Pace crossover will not make an appearance as a production model at next week's Frankfurt ...
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Zetsche first CEO to fulfill oft-broken F1 promise

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 9 2017

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Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche is the first CEO I know to fulfill a promise to transfer his company's F1 ...
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First impressions of Audi's self-driving system

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 9 2017

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The Level 3 autonomous driving technology in the new Audi A8, which will be on display at the upcomi ...
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European sales rose 6% in August
European new-car sales rose nearly 6 percent in August with Nissan, Renault, Toyota and VW Group's S ...
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W. Europe sales rise 5 percent, lifted by France, Italy, Spain
Western European car sales rose 5 percent in August, lifted by strong demand in France, Italy and Sp ...
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UK sales fall 6% on Brexit, diesel concerns
UK new-car sales fell 6 percent in August, the fifth consecutive monthly decline, as uncertainty ove ...
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German sales hit 8-year high despite big diesel decline
New-car registrations in Germany rose to the highest level in eight years in August despite plunging ...
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Skoda, Dacia among winners as French sales rise 9%
French new-car sales rose 9.4 percent in August, with gains by mass-market brands outpacing the prem ...
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Russia sales increase 19% as market rebound continues
New-car registrations in Russia increased 19 percent in July, the fifth consecutive month of increas ...
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Europe's H1 sales hit post-crisis high; rebound may be losing momentum
Europe's first-half vehicle sales rose by nearly 5 percent despite predictions that the market would ...
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UK sales fall 9% on Brexit uncertainty
UK registrations fell 9 percent in July, the fourth consecutive month of declines. ...
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French sales rise 11% in July on strong mass-market demand
French new-car sales rose 11 percent in July as most mass-market brands enjoyed a significant jump i ...
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Business sales boost Italian car market in July
Business demand helped drive a 5.9 percent increase in new-car sales in Italy last month as registra ...
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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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Europe's compact minivan sales forecast to see steady decline
Europe's compact minivan segment is forecast to continually decline until 2020 because of rising dem ...
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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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Hyundai recruits BMW exec as Europe marketing chief
Hyundai named former BMW executive Andreas-Christoph Hofmann as its new marketing chief in Europe. ...
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Kia hires ex-BMW designer as styling chief
Kia has hired former BMW and Great Wall designer Pierre Leclercq as its head of styling, in a move e ...
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Nissan manufacturing veteran Martin gets global alliance role
Irishman John Martin is tasked with accelerating the integration of manufacturing and supply strateg ...
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Bentley's new manufacturing boss is VW veteran
Bentley named Peter Bosch, a veteran VW Group executive, as its new manufacturing chief. ...
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Ford recruits industry veteran Vignon as France head
Ford named industry veteran Louis-Carl Vignon to head its France operations. Vignon returns to Ford ...
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Hyundai names new China boss after supplier disputes
Hyundai has appointed Tao Hung Tan as its new chief of China operations. ...
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Aston Martin marketing chief Sproule adds Americas role
Simon Sproule, Aston Martin's global chief marketing officer, has added a new position: chief of the ...
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Fiat Chrysler appoints Keegan to head of N.A. communications
Fiat Chrysler appointed Mike Keegan, a 25-year veteran of the company, to lead communications in North America, a new position. ...
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Volvo names Kerssemakers as Europe boss
Volvo named Lex Kerssemakers as head of its Europe, Middle East and Africa region. Kerssemakers retu ...
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VW shuffles product development team
VW Group is shuffling its product development team as the automaker prepares for a move to future mo ...
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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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Mazda makes CX-5 an even better drive
Mazda hopes to boost demand for its CX-5, the brand's top-selling model in Europe, with a new genera ...
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Kia Picanto adds tech but stays small
Kia has bucked the trend that cars grow larger with every new generation by increasing the new Pican ...
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Volvo seeks to match XC60's magic
Volvo hopes that by making its new XC60 bigger, safer and more technologically advanced it will be a ...
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Alfa's big bet on the Stelvio
Alfa Romeo is betting on the Stelvio and its fun-to-drive characteristics to boost the appeal of wha ...
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Opel moves Insignia upscale
Opel hopes a wide selection of advanced safety equipment in its new Insignia will move the model upm ...
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Softer Land Rover Discovery keeps its go-anywhere skills
Land Rover is determined to demonstrate that even though the fifth generation of the Discovery has b ...
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Honda counts on new Civic for boost in Europe
Honda's latest Civic benefited from the largest development program for a single model in the compan ...
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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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Suppliers to the new Peugeot 3008
Assembly of the second-generation Peugeot 3008 began in June 2016 at PSA's factory in Sochaux, Franc ...
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Suppliers to the new Alfa Stelvio
Assembly of the first-generation Alfa Romeo Stelvio began in January at the automaker's factory in C ...
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Suppliers to the new Opel Ampera-e
Assembly of the all-new Opel Ampera-e full-electric car began in October 2016 at parent General Moto ...
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Suppliers to the new BMW 5 series
Assembly of the seventh-generation BMW 5 series began in November 2016 at the automaker's factory in ...
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