Lexus

VIDEO: First Shift: Cox, Holman team up on car subscriptions

8:30 am U.S. ET | May 25, 2017

Cox, Holman team up on car subscriptions; $13.4M for Ford's Hackett, a reported $57.5M for Fields; GM cuts in Singapore; Toyota hires VW marketer; Lexus 'no-haggle' grows slowly; AutoNation freebie.... Read More »

Lexus patient with fixed-price program

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

A year into the Lexus Plus no-haggle pricing program, the expected waves of dealers joining are only ripples. But brand executives say a slow and steady pace has its benefits.... Read More »

'NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK'

Lexus tempers expectations, but says it's 'all in' with motorsports

10:59 am U.S. ET | May 22, 2017

Lexus has enjoyed a sterling reputation as a luxury car maker from its founding in 1989, “but it's just not enough” anymore, says Jeff Bracken, Lexus general manager.... Read More »

EDUCATING AKIO

Akio Toyoda: Master driver, late bloomer

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 21, 2017

Akio Toyoda not only runs Toyota Motor Corp. but is its master driver, the final arbiter of what makes a Lexus a Lexus and a Toyota a Toyota. Knowing how to drive - no, race - a car makes him like no other CEO in the 79 years since his grandfather founded the company.... Read More »

TOYOTA: Sales slip 4.4% on car-heavy mix

1:00 pm U.S. ET | May 2, 2017

Toyota said its US sales fell 4.4 percent in April from a year earlier to 201,926 light vehicles, as the car-heavy mix in its Toyota and Lexus brands continued to take a beating.... Read More »

LUXURY: Mercedes expands lead as sales fall

3:00 pm U.S. ET | May 2, 2017

Sales of luxury vehicles slid 1.6 percent in April to 159,793, driven by big declines at the top three brands, with Mercedes expanding its lead over rivals BMW and Lexus.... Read More »

For Lexus sedans, it could be do or die

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 29, 2017

With car sales falling at Lexus, Toyota's top branding officer says the luxury line is contemplating sedans that are more casual and sporty - and maybe even a station wagon.... Read More »

SHANGHAI AUTO SHOW

Lexus updates 2018 NX to keep pace with German rivals

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

The 2018 NX will have a more aerodynamic look, with handling tweaks to deliver sharper performance and a smoother ride, among other changes.... Read More »

2018 Lexus NX gets design, performance tweaks to keep pace with rivals

7:05 am U.S. ET | April 19, 2017

Lexus' face-lifted NX compact crossover sports a more aerodynamic look and boasts handling tweaks aimed at delivering sharper performance and a smoother ride.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Lexus freshens look of NX

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

In Shanghai: New look for Lexus NX, Buick's version of Chevy Volt, Daimler ready to hitch a ride; Nissan plans I-95 charging network; How Volvo beat the odds; Benz fit for a Prince.... Read More »

Lexus spices up LS flagship with F Sport variant

7:00 am U.S. ET | April 11, 2017

Lexus, aiming like many automakers to pump some excitement into the lackluster car market, is giving the redesigned LS 500 flagship sedan some sporty bells and whistles just months after its introduction at the Detroit auto show.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: In NY, sportier Lexus, fresher Explorer

8:45 am U.S. ET | April 11, 2017

In NY, sportier Lexus, fresher Explorer; Peek at Lincoln Navigator?; VW T-Roc spied; Tesla's value tops GM's; Cars and cybersecurity: The challenge of outsmarting the hackers.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Speedy rides to take stage in NY

2:30 pm U.S. ET | April 7, 2017

Putting some zip in NY auto show: Fast rides from Audi, Lexus, Nissan, Benz, Alfa, Dodge; Ex-Saab execs acquitted; Harder to buy a car?; Mexico's boom; Printing the future in 3-D.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Bentley, Audi exec shuffle

3:30 pm U.S. ET | April 4, 2017

Audi exec named Bentley's Americas CEO; March sales: Snyder's takeaways, BMW win; A new Lexus LS; Honda YouTube reveal; Mitsu, BMW pull ads from 'O'Reilly Factor'; Ford tech title.... Read More »

LUXURY: BMW gets first 2017 win over Mercedes

6:45 pm U.S. ET | April 3, 2017

BMW topped its rival in the U.S. luxury auto market for the first time this year, eeking out a monthly sales gain and gaining ground on Mercedes-Benz.... Read More »

TOYOTA: Cars, Lexus a drag

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

Toyota Motor Corp.'s car-heavy lineup and struggling Lexus brand kept its U.S. auto sales in the red for a third consecutive month.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Distraction's deadly toll

2:15 pm U.S. ET | March 31, 2017

Distraction dangers: Rise in pedestrian deaths, GM exec's tragic tale; Ford CEO's compensation up 19%; Apple-car clue?; Jeep's Easter Safari concepts; Lexus, Honda holiday humor.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Mercedes hits the gas on electric cars

8:15 am U.S. ET | March 29, 2017

Mercedes hits the gas on electric cars; Next-gen Nissan Leaf spied; Lexus teases refreshed NX; How Mitsubishi can help Renault; Porsche partners with Disney to train retail workers.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Musk teases Model 3 in tweetstorm

8:15 am U.S. ET | March 27, 2017

Musk teases Model 3, but downplays expectations; Uber suspends autonomous-car tests after crash; Calif. defies automakers, approves emissions rules; Lexus chases envy factor.... Read More »

Can this man finally deliver 'Lexus envy'?

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

Lexus has the quality, customer service and technology. But it still lacks one thing that its German luxury competitors have. Can new branding chief Tokuo Fukuichi help generate some "Lexus envy"?... Read More »

Toyota brings Lexus to India with eye on growing affluence

6:33 am U.S. ET | March 24, 2017

Toyota is bringing Lexus to India more than two decades after introducing the marque in China, an acknowledgment of the second-most populous country's potential for luxury demand.... Read More »

Buick, Lexus return to top spots in service satisfaction scorecard

1:00 pm U.S. ET | March 16, 2017

Buick and Lexus regained their familiar top rankings in J.D. Power's latest scorecard of satisfaction with dealership service departments, helping the U.S. industry improve for a second straight year.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Buick, Lexus retake service lead

3:45 pm U.S. ET | March 16, 2017

Buick, Lexus back on top in service satisfaction; VW exec must stay in jail until Jan. trial; VW law firm raided; Calif. digs in on emissions rules; Sonata recall | BMW i8 Spyder'd.... Read More »

2017 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

Lexus takes aim at Mercedes, Tesla with new hybrid sedan

March 8, 2017 10:59 CET

Lexus's newest hybrid sedan, the LS 500h, is aimed squarely at luxury plug-in hybrid and full electric rivals from Mercedes and Tesla.... Read More »

TOYOTA: Light trucks fail to overcome car slump

12:00 pm U.S. ET | March 1, 2017

Toyota's U.S. light-vehicle sales declined 7.2 percent last month, with strong SUV, crossover and pickup demand failing to offset steep declines in cars.... Read More »

 
Lotus can thrive under Geely

Nick Gibbs
5:47 am U.S. ET | May 24 2017

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Geely's decision to take a majority stake in Lotus is great news for the unprofitable UK sports-car maker because the Chinese company has had great success in reviving... ...
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How Renault plans to keep the Captur ahead of rivals

Peter Sigal
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 19 2017

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Renault hopes to keep the Captur as Europe's top-selling subcompact SUV by giving it an upgraded int ...
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After attracting top suppliers, Macedonia eyes bigger prize

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

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Macedonia has spent the last decade establishing itself as open for business to global automotive suppliers such as Delphi, Adient and Lear, but is it ready to become home to. ...
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Why VW brand's plunging revenue is good news

Christiaan Hetzner
7:14 am U.S. ET | May 3 2017

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One aspect of VW Group's first-quarter report is the plunge in revenue at its core brand. ...
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VW has no compelling reason to sell Ducati


4:33 am U.S. ET | May 2 2017

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Volkswagen's 747-million-euro acquisition of Ducati might not have been based on any industrial logi ...
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China's bigger families are good news for minivan sales

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 28 2017

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China's scrapping of its one-child per family policy has created an unexpected increase in minivan s ...
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Volvo exec says risk factor for XC60 exceeds XC90

Douglas A. Bolduc
5:09 am U.S. ET | April 27 2017

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Volvo's r&d boss says the new XC60 is even more of a high-risk model than the second-generation XC90 ...
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Germany's auto industry welcomes prospect of Macron presidency in France

Christiaan Hetzner
8:34 am U.S. ET | April 24 2017

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Sunday's election outcome in France, in which a moderate Europhile investment banker won the first r ...
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China lands Chevy Volt in a Buick wrapper

Jay Ramey
8:14 am U.S. ET | April 20 2017 UPDATED: 4/20/17 2:27 pm ET - adds details

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Buick offers far more models in China than it does in the U.S. ...
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European sales fall 7% on VW, British slump
Passenger car registrations fell 7 percent in Europe in April on fewer selling days and a big slump ...
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VW, Kia, Renault benefit as Russia sales rise 7%
New-car sales in Russia rose 7 percent last month as the market's rebound gathered momentum after fo ...
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Spanish sales rise on Easter tourism boost
New-car registrations in Spain rose 1.1 percent in April, boosted by holiday rental sales. VW's Seat ...
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Premium brands gain ground as UK sales plunge 20%
UK new-car registrations slumped 20 percent in April, the biggest year-on-year drop for over six yea ...
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German sales fall 8% as diesel share declines
German new-car registrations fell 8 percent in April as buyers turned away from diesel cars and fewe ...
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Renault, Skoda and Citroen among winners as Italy sales fall 5%
New-car registrations in Italy fell 4.6 percent last month with most major automakers losing volume ...
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Renault, PSA suffer as French sales decline 6%
French registrations fell 6 percent in April on two fewer selling days. ...
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FCA, Ford and Renault gain share as European sales rise 11%
European sales rose 11 percent in March as automakers took advantage of a solid economy and more sel ...
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VW brand sales rose 2.5% in March but are down for first quarter
Volkswagen brand's global sales rose 2.5 percent in March but slid 1. ...
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Lada, Kia and Renault see big gains as Russia sales rise nearly 10%
New-car sales in Russia rose 9.4 percent last month as the market's rebound begins to gain momentum. ...
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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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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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Renault names new boss for India, Africa and Middle East
Renault named Fabrice Cambolive as head of the automaker's operations in Africa, the Middle East and ...
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Ford appoints Armstrong head of Europe operations
Ford named company veteran Steven Armstrong as head of its European operations. ...
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Toyota hires key U.S. marketing exec from VW
Toyota has named Volkswagen of America marketing executive Vinay Shahani its vice president of integ ...
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VW brand recruits Hyundai's Sengpiehl as global marketing chief
Volkswagen Group has recruited Hyundai's Jochen Sengpiehl to be global marketing director for its co ...
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BMW adds 2 execs to North American leadership
BMW's new North America chief has appointed two lieutenants to help him as he works to revive the au ...
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VW names U.S. compliance officer after diesel scandal
Volkswagen's U.S. unit named a KPMG director, Stephanie Davis, as its chief compliance officer after the automaker was sentenced in April in its diesel-emissions scandal. ...
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Continental names new head of China operations
Continental appointed Enno Tang, who runs the German supplier's chassis and safety business in China ...
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BMW i subbrand exec to join energy group Innogy
German energy group Innogy has recruited Stefan von Dobschuetz, a key executive from BMW Group's i s ...
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Mini USA appoints new heads of sales and marketing
Mini USA has appointed new heads of both sales and marketing. ...
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VW names new communications, logistics chiefs for North America
Volkswagen Group of America has promoted two executives to top positions running the company's commu ...
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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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Kia gives Rio better tech to challenge European rivals
Kia has added driver assistance systems not typical in small cars as well as upgraded connectivity i ...
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Mini maxes out with Countryman
The Mini Countryman has grown to become the BMW subsidiary's biggest model to date and now competes ...
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Nissan plots Micra's return to Europe's top 10
Nissan wants to re-establish the Micra subcompact as one of the 10 top-sellers in Europe's biggest a ...
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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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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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