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2016 BEIJING AUTO SHOW

Toyota doubles down on hybrids despite China snub

April 25, 2016 00:19 CET

Toyota, the dominant maker of gasoline-electric cars and light trucks, will push forward with its strategy to build and sell hybrid vehicles in China, in spite of the government's unwillingness to subsidize the technology.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Toyota counts on big boost from greener, zippier Prius

April 22, 2016 06:01 CET

Toyota expects to solidify its position as the region's leader in hybrid sales with the new Prius, which the automaker says is greener and more fun to drive than its predecessor.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: $5K payouts for VW owners - report

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 20, 2016

VW plans $5,000 payouts to diesel owners, report says; Using spiffs to move green cars; Ford pays premium to buy a Tesla; Buick Envision's upscale start; State emissions tests flawed?... Read More »

Toyota, Nissan idle 2 assembly plants in wake of earthquake

10:00 pm U.S. ET | April 14, 2016

Toyota and Nissan have suspended production at two plants that export Lexus and crossover vehicles to the U.S. after a strong earthquake in southwest Japan disrupted operations at key suppliers.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Ford F-150 crash-test triumph

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 12, 2016

Ford F-150 aces crash test, but Ram, Chevy, Toyota pickups lag; GM shifts plant funds from Mich. to Kan.; Porsche Macans cleared; Lutz on new design chief; Geek Squad picks Prius c.... Read More »

ROCKIN' TIMES SQUARE

Toyota's climbable billboard creates buzz for RAV4 Hybrid

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

When Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. and ad agency Saatchi & Saatchi were dreaming up an outdoor ad campaign to introduce the RAV4 Hybrid to the world, they were determined to take some risks.... Read More »

Prius C to replace VW Beetle for Best Buy's Geek Squad

4:06 pm U.S. ET | April 11, 2016

Geek Squad is ditching its signature Volkswagen Beetle “Geekmobiles” for the 2016 Toyota Prius C. Geek Squad, Best Buy's tech support unit, said today it will update its fleet with more than 1,000 Prius C hybrids, each branded with a redesigned logo.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Ford to attack Prius from Mexico?

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 5, 2016

Ford to attack Prius from Mexico?, Plant slated to open in '18, UAW: 'Very troubling'; PSA's path back to U.S.; Public retailers dialing back buy-sells, experts say; Mini pulls ads.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Way to pump up fuel cells?

7:45 am U.S. ET | April 4, 2016

Toyota's fuel-cell growth theory: Location matters; Good side to leasing, Experian exec says; Ally offering used-vehicle leases; Ford's Salute to Dealers.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Check out the ANE e-magazine for April

April 4, 2016 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly e-magazine is ready to view. This month's edition looks at the backlash all automakers are facing in the aftermath of the Volkswagen Group's diesel-emissions cheating scandal.... Read More »

ANE's April e-magazine goes live Monday

April 1, 2016 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly e-magazine goes live on Monday, April 4. This month's edition looks at the backlash all automakers are facing in the aftermath of the VW Group's diesel-emissions cheating scandal.... Read More »

Most U.S. car headlights are marginal or poor, insurance group says

6:35 am U.S. ET | March 30, 2016

Headlights on a third of U.S. midsize car models do a poor job, and only one, the Toyota Prius V, performed well enough with an optional upgrade to earn a good rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety in results released today.... Read More »

Toyota gives Corolla nip, tuck, special edition for 50th birthday

11:30 am U.S. ET | March 29, 2016

The Corolla is turning 50 and to mark the milestone Toyota is giving the compact sedan a slight refresh and a special edition.... Read More »

Toyota: Look past Prime's EV range

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 28, 2016

Isn't it odd that Toyota, which has been so superlative in its development and sales of hybrid vehicles, turns out to be a slacker on such a key metric as EV range with its new Prius Prime? Not really, given the overall importance Toyota, and the marketplace, have given to plug-in EVs.... Read More »

2016 NEW YORK AUTO SHOW

Toyota boosts battery range in new Prius plug-in hybrid

March 24, 2016 12:40 CET

Toyota unveiled a new version of its Prius plug-in hybrid with more than double the battery-only range of its predecessor.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Supercars shine in Big Apple

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 23, 2016

NY Auto Show: Nissan juices up GT-R; Audi R8 Spyder's racecar feel; 'Huge' change for Prius; MDX shows new face of Acura; McConaughey bullish on Lincoln ads; Showing love to Google.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Toyota hits gas on auto-braking

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 21, 2016

Toyota hits gas on auto-braking; BMW airbag-replacement snag; A premium for premium; 8 GM models, 10 speeds; VW, Infiniti, GMC auto-show peeks; Giving Ram more 'buzz.'... Read More »

Toyota preps plug-in Prius for N.Y.

6:00 am U.S. ET | March 15, 2016

Toyota plans to bring “the next mechanical marvel in the Prius lineup” to the 2016 New York Auto Show, which opens to the media on March 23.... Read More »

WESLEY WREN

BLOG: Toyota expands Highlander lineup, adds new V-6 for 2017

12:45 pm U.S. ET | March 15, 2016

Toyota is changing up the popular Highlander crossover for 2017.... Read More »

Audi to head VW Group's fuel cell efforts

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 14, 2016

Audi will lead Volkswagen Group's development efforts in emissions-free hydrogen fuel cell cars to better position the brand as an innovation leader, its executives said.... Read More »

RICHARD TRUETT

Why hybrids should be the standard

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 29, 2016

The big worry about hybrids has always been how long the expensive battery pack would last. Turns out there was no reason to worry.... Read More »

GM tries again with big hybrid pickups

4:15 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 25, 2016

GM plans to build 700 hybrid pickups -- 500 Chevrolet Silverados and 200 GMC Sierras -- and market test them in California. The trucks will be equipped with a new version of GM's eAssist mild hybrid system, which turns the alternator into a motor that is used for a start-stop system and that helps the vehicle accelerate.... Read More »

Hyundai Ioniq targets Prius, but not in sales

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 21, 2016

Hyundai's modest sales target of 77,000 units a year globally for the new Ioniq hybrid shows the Korean carmaker grasps the challenge ahead in taking on the Toyota Prius.... Read More »

Possible Toyota RAV4 seat defect found after fatal crash, Canada says

6:03 am U.S. ET | Feb. 19, 2016

Canada's transport ministry said it had found a potential seat-related defect in one of Toyota's popular models after a fatal crash that led to a global recall of nearly 3 million vehicles by the world's top-selling automaker.... Read More »

Toyota recalls SUVs after seat belt fails in fatal crash

Feb. 18, 2016 11:28 CET

Toyota is recalling about 2.87 million SUVs worldwide after rear seat belts separated in one fatal accident in Canada and during a crash that injured a passenger in the U.S. The recall includes 625,000 RAV4 models in Europe.... Read More »

 
Lightweighting push puts pressure on leather

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 29 2016

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Automakers' growing desire to cut weight from cars wherever they can is significantly boosting sales of an upmarket leather alternative, says the boss of the company that... ...
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VW's other headache: workers' demand for a 5% pay hike

Christiaan Hetzner
4:06 am U.S. ET | April 20 2016

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Volkswagen has enough money to cover the costs of its emissions-rigging scandal. ...
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VW's tone-deaf management


8:56 am U.S. ET | April 13 2016

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In view of Volkswagen's emissions-rigging scandal, it's amazingly tone-deaf and irresponsible that t ...
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Google and Apple can be good for industry, Renault-Nissan connectivity chief says

Bruce Gain
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 13 2016

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Are Google and Apple enablers or disruptors? A little of both, says Ogi Redzic, Renault-Nissan's head of connected vehicles and mobility services. ...
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Will the Mercedes pickup truck be called X class?

Jay Ramey
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 8 2016

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Mercedes will preview its upcoming pickup truck at the Paris auto show this autumn, according to a m ...
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Bo Andersson shares lessons learned at Lada

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 7 2016

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Bo Andersson, the departing CEO of Lada maker AvtoVAZ, used his farewell email to say he was “ ...
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Is CNG the future? Yes, but…

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 6 2016

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Rinaldo Rinolfi, one of the fathers of the common-rail diesel, and a true powertrain guru, is someon ...
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PSA demonstrates realistic way of measuring fuel economy

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 2 2016

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PSA says it aims to win back trust from consumers in the wake of VW's emissions-cheating scandal by ...
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VW's Seat profit is actually a loss

Christiaan Hetzner
5:29 am U.S. ET | March 23 2016

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When is making a profit actually a loss? When you're the accountant at VW Group's underperforming Se ...
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Evoque convertible could challenge sporty German coupes

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 22 2016

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Jaguar Land Rover finally has a model to compete with convertible versions of German premium coupes. ...
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European car sales rise 6% in March but VW brand dips
European new-car sales rose nearly 6 percent last month despite a fall in sales for Volkswagen's cor ...
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Russia's March car sales drop 10% as decline slows
New-car sales in Russia fell 10 percent in March, the smallest decline in 15 months, causing a leadi ...
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Western Europe car sales rise 5% in March
Western European car sales rose 5.2 percent in March on strong growth in the UK, France and Italy. F ...
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VW brand trails rivals as Europe sales rise 14% in February
European new-car sales rose 14 percent in February, but Volkswagen lost market share for the sixth m ...
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Nissan Qashqai, Audi Q3 lead continued sales surge for SUVs in Europe
Sales of SUVs and crossovers surged 22 percent in Europe last year, outpacing the overall market's 8 ...
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Western Europe car sales rose 14% in February
Western European car sales rose 14 percent in February as key regional markets reported double-digit ...
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European car sales rise 6% in January but VW share hit by diesel scandal
European car sales rose 6.3 percent last month, although Volkswagen, the region's No. ...
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Why French and Germans still believe in the compact minivan sector
Compact minivan sales remain valuable to French and German automakers even though more brands are qu ...
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Western European car sales rise 6% on Spain, Italy rebound
Western European car sales rose nearly 6 percent in January as the southern markets of Spain and Ita ...
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Jeep, Smart, Jaguar benefit most from Europe's forecast-beating 2015 sales
Jeep, Smart and Jaguar were the biggest winners last year in Europe, where overall vehicle sales ros ...
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BMW promotes Petter Witt to N.A. vice president of operations
BMW has rewarded a regional manager who “fully embraced” the automaker's efforts to create its Future Retail dealership standards. ...
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IAC promotes two execs to head N.A., Europe operations
International Automotive Components named Maurice Sessel and Kelli Carney to run its North American and European operations, respectively. ...
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Mini appoints new head of Americas
David Duncan, head of Mini of the Americas, will take on a new role as head of BMW Group's corporate and special sales. ...
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Renault names new finance chief as Thormann retires due to poor health
Renault finance director Dominique Thormann is retiring for health reasons. He will be succeeded by Clotilde Delbos, currently a senior vice president at the automaker. ...
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Renault picks company veteran to head Dacia
Renault named veteran executive Yves Caracatzanis as head of its Dacia low-cost brand in Romania. ...
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PSA promotes Italy chief to run Changan JV in China
PSA/Peugeot-Citroen named veteran manager Olivier Mornet as president of its Chongqing Changan Auto ...
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GM appoints veteran Brazilian executive as Europe engineering chief
GM named Brazilian national William Bertagni as head of its European vehicle engineering unit. Berta ...
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New Lamborghini CEO is ex-Ferrari F1 team boss Domenicali
Lamborghini named Stefano Domenicali, a former head of Ferrari's Formula One team, as its new CEO. ...
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Honda names new Europe and North America chiefs
Honda named new chiefs for the company's operations in Europe and North America. ...
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Toyota counts on big boost from greener, zippier Prius
Toyota expects to solidify its position as the region's leader in hybrid sales with the new Prius, w ...
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High-tech E class pushes Mercedes ahead of rivals
Mercedes-Benz makes a big leap toward self-driving cars with the new E class, which debuts a hands-f ...
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Kia renews Sportage but drops the price
Kia has reduced the price of its new Sportage in the key German market even though the SUV is roomie ...
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Audi focuses on battery to make Q7 e-tron stand out from plug-in rivals
Audi expects its Q7 e-tron plug-in hybrid to stand out from a fast-growing list of competitors that ...
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Subaru wants Levorg to help brand forget losing Legacy
Subaru expects its new Levorg station wagon to have success in Europe that eluded the vehicle it rep ...
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SsangYong adds diesel, awd to Tivoli SUV
SsangYong hopes the addition of a diesel engine will boost sales of its Tivoli in Europe's booming s ...
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Range Rover Evoque convertible is not a 'niche too far'
Land Rover says its Range Rover Evoque created a new niche for sporty premium compact SUVs when the ...
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Hyundai Tucson gets big boost from Europe's SUV boom
Hyundai expects the Tucson to change perceptions of the brand in Europe, thanks to its bolder design ...
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Product launches follow a faster cadence
New model launches are getting faster, more frequent and less certain. They also might be a lot fart ...
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Opel boosts connectivity offer in new Karl
Opel's new entry-level model, the Karl, is the brand's cheapest car but it now offers advanced conne ...
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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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Suppliers to the new Mercedes GLC
Production of the first-generation Mercedes-Benz GLC began in June 2015 at parent Daimler's factory ...
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Suppliers to the new Jaguar XF
Assembly of the second-generation Jaguar XF began in June 2015 at Jaguar Land Rover's factory in Cas ...
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Suppliers to the new Audi Q7
Assembly of the second-generation Audi Q7 began in February 2015 at the German automaker's factory i ...
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