Lexus

Lexus re-evaluating partnership with Weinstein Co.

6:05 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 17, 2017

Toyota's Lexus brand is evaluating its partnership with film and TV production firm The Weinstein Company after allegations that co-founder Harvey Weinstein sexually harassed or assaulted a number of women for decades.... Read More »

LUXURY: Leader Mercedes slips; Lexus closes in on BMW

5:32 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 3, 2017

Helped by its best September ever, Lexus pulled closer to BMW for the No. 2 spot in the luxury sales race for 2017, while Mercedes-Benz stayed solidly on top despite a September skid in sales.... Read More »

TOYOTA: Trucks, Camry fuel gain

1:27 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 3, 2017

Toyota reported sharply higher U.S. sales in September on booming light trucks and the redesigned 2018 Camry.... Read More »

Can Lexus recapture the spirit of '89?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 24, 2017

The stakes are high as Lexus tries to pivot from cushy, reliable cars and crossovers to more emotional, hard-charging vehicles that set the bar rather than resting on their laurels.... Read More »

Revamped Lexus LS 500 to start above $75,000 ​

3:49 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 14, 2017

Lexus will sell its redesigned LS 500 flagship sedan for around $76,000 for the base model, up from $73,515 on the outgoing model, in a bet that its more aggressive design and enhanced performance will draw brand loyalists who have been waiting for a redo of the four-door as well as newcomers to the brand.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: In forecast, a sales bump for trucks?

3:15 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 5, 2017

A sales bump for trucks? - Snyder's Aug. takeaways; Lexus scores a victory; Why GM dealers are miffed; Former NADA exec Brady joins Kerrigan; Technology in Motion.... Read More »

TOYOTA: 3rd-straight gain despite Lexus drag

10:00 am U.S. ET | Sept. 1, 2017

Toyota Motor North America, behind stronger truck demand and higher incentives, posted a U.S. sales gain in August for the third-straight month despite some drag by its Lexus luxury division.... Read More »

LUXURY: Lexus makes up ground amid luxury slump

5:07 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 1, 2017

Lexus gained ground on Mercedes and BMW in August, but luxury sales fell overall.... Read More »

Lexus RX with 3rd row could get styling tweak

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

Spy photos suggest Lexus will be able to accommodate a third row in the RX with few physical changes.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: VW engineer gets 40 months in prison

3:15 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 25, 2017

VW engineer gets prison time; Winterkorn warned?; A lessening at Lexus; Paring down at Apple; Car-sharing in the classic sense; Stein: When it comes to car names, keep it simple.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Ex-supplier exec to steer Ford in China

8:30 am U.S. ET | Aug. 24, 2017

Ford hires ex-Key Safety CEO to head China operations; VW's newest SUV: T-Roc; Judgment day at Audi?; Calgary airport, Lexus apologize for marketing mishap; Evolution of GM's Maven.... Read More »

Lexus' 3-row RX on deck

1:13 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 22, 2017

The Lexus RX "L," captured by spy photographers in Southern California, features a longer rear overhang and a more upright roof to better accommodate riders in the far back, but otherwise, it isn't much different than the two-row version.... Read More »

Toyota to showcase autonomous mettle at 2020 Games

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 13, 2017

As a top global sponsor of the Olympics and the country's flagship automaker, Toyota sees the Tokyo games as a turning point for its image.... Read More »

New-look Lexus ES caught testing

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

Has Lexus shifted to a more conservative look for the redesigned ES sedan, caught testing in Arizona? Spy photos show the brand's spindle grille significantly reduced in size.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Toyota-Mazda U.S. plant in works?

3:30 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 3, 2017

Toyota, Mazda reportedly near deal for possible U.S. plant, EV projects; How Lexus snapped losing streak; Tesla pass to burn cash?; Lear CEO: Auto companies, tech firms need one another.... Read More »

Toyota and Nissan diverge on road to autonomy

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 31, 2017

The next Lexus LS opens up a fight over self-driving technology between Japan's two biggest automakers.... Read More »

Lexus undergoes its own transformation

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 31, 2017

The transition to the new GA-L platform gives Lexus the opportunity to deliver on promises to offer sportier vehicles that it says represent the future of the brand.... Read More »

Japan's Big 3 tend to their cars

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 31, 2017

Crossovers may be the rage, but Honda, Nissan and Toyota have a long legacy of successful cars in the U.S. market, and each brand is keen to hang on to the considerable volume these segments still bring in every year.... 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 »

TOYOTA: Finally, a sales increase

2:15 pm U.S. ET | July 3, 2017

Toyota Motor chalked up its first sales gain of the year in the United States on the strength of trucks sold by its namesake brand. Lexus continued to struggle.... Read More »

BEST PRACTICES

Sales, service and the occasional wedding

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

Lexus Escondido in California is the centerpiece of a 326,000-square-foot facility that includes a restaurant, art gallery and event space.... Read More »

DAVE VERSICAL

Practices of retired Lexus service chief endure among his disciples

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

Though Dick Chitty retired from Toyota more than a decade ago, his parts and service principles still ring true at Lexus stores today. One of his disciples is Dave VandeLinde, who is putting his own stamp on service operations at Kuni Lexus in Oregon.... Read More »

5 MINUTES WITH ...

Don Fordiani, group manager, customer experience and fixed operations, Lexus Division

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

A discussion with Don Fordiani, group manager, customer experience and fixed operations for Lexus Division.... Read More »

LUXURY: Mercedes slips yet pads lead over BMW

6:09 pm U.S. ET | June 1, 2017

U.S. sales of luxury light vehicles grew 0.5 percent in May even as the top three players in the segment posted declines. Mercedes widened its lead over chief rival BMW.... Read More »

TOYOTA: Lexus is a drag on sales

2:16 pm U.S. ET | June 1, 2017


The Toyota division eked out a small gain in May, but it was not enough to offset Lexus' decline from weak car sales. The automaker's May sales fell 0.5 percent.
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Land Rover design chief dangles more clues on next Defender

Richard Truett
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 20 2017

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Gerry McGovern, Land Rover's chief design officer, said the design work for the new Defender is comp ...
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Why PSA is axing jobs at Vauxhall's Astra plant

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 19 2017

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Vauxhall and PSA have cited declining sales in the compact segment as a reason for cutting 400 jobs ...
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Auto industry cold on UK joining NAFTA post-Brexit

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 18 2017

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The UK joining the North American Free Trade Agreement is an idea reportedly being floated as an alt ...
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Volvo's Polestar could become a credible BMW, Tesla rival

Luca Ciferri
4:24 am U.S. ET | Oct. 18 2017

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Volvo's Polestar brand claimed some world firsts while unveiling its debut model, the Polestar 1. ...
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No steering wheel? Not so fast, ZF CEO says

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 11 2017

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If you're not ready to trust a computer-driven vehicle that has no steering wheel you're not alone. ...
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How Mercedes turned a 'crazy' idea into gold

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 6 2017

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A little more than 20 years ago, the Mercedes W163 rolled off the assembly line at the company's U.S ...
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Why Renault predicts big profits from EVs

Luca Ciferri
6:38 am U.S. ET | Oct. 6 2017

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Renault's investment in electric vehicles is already paying dividends and the automaker said today that its profits from EVs will rise significantly in the next five years,... ...
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Why Marchionne thinks EVs threaten the planet

Andrea Malan
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 3 2017

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne believes that a widespread move to electric vehicles ...
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Industry shifts blame, again, for diesel woes

Christiaan Hetzner
4:37 am U.S. ET | Oct. 3 2017

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The industry's favorite tactic since the diesel has come under attack in Europe for excessive emissi ...
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Renault Alaskan shows how Europe's pickup segment is going upscale

Peter Sigal
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 29 2017

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In many parts of Europe, you're as likely to see a high-end sports car like a Porsche Carrera as a p ...
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Ford, Kia among winners as Russia sales rose 18% in Sept.
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German sales fall 3% in Sept. on diesel worries
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Germany's 2017 sales to beat expectations, group says
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Spain sales rise 4% in Sept. on fleet demand
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Italy's September sales increase 8%
Italy's new-car sales rose 8 percent in September to 166,956 units, which was the highest volume the ...
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French sales rise 1% in September
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Sales of gasoline cars overtake diesels in Europe
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European sales rose 6% in August
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Automakers add more tech to subcompact cars to boost margins
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Small SUVs in focus as Citroen, Hyundai, Kia and Seat ready challengers
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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
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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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Infiniti appoints French exec Meunier as global sales chief
Nissan's Infiniti appointed company veteran Christian Meunier to the newly created role of head of g ...
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Uber's European policy chief quits to join Chargepoint
Uber's head of policy for Europe, Christopher Burghardt, is quitting to join the electric vehicle ch ...
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GM appoints Chevy Bolt's top engineer as EV programs chief
GM promoted Pamela Fletcher to the new position of vice president of global electric vehicle program ...
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Opel's Mueller to head German cosmetics company
Opel's marketing chief, Tina Mueller, will join German cosmetics retailer Douglas as CEO on Nov. 1. ...
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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
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Bentley's new manufacturing boss is VW veteran
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Ford recruits industry veteran Vignon as France head
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Why Kia sees Stonic as groundbreaker
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'Chic' VW Polo targets younger buyers
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Renault moves Koleos upscale for Europe
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Ford expands Fiesta family
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Mazda makes CX-5 an even better drive
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Kia Picanto adds tech but stays small
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Volvo seeks to match XC60's magic
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Alfa's big bet on the Stelvio
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Opel moves Insignia upscale
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Softer Land Rover Discovery keeps its go-anywhere skills
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Suppliers to the new Audi Q2
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Suppliers to the new Peugeot 3008
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Suppliers to the new Alfa Stelvio
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Suppliers to the new Opel Ampera-e
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Suppliers to the new BMW 5 series
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