Lexus

Lexus gives halo car another try with LC

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 10, 2016

For Lexus to make its popular LF-LC concept work as a production car, it had to keep the cost in check -- for the automaker and for consumers.... Read More »

DAVID UNDERCOFFLER

BLOG: Behind the wheel of the Lexus LC

1:13 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 8, 2016

Before we dine on the main course of what it's like to drive the 2018 Lexus LC coupe, let's set the table: The LC is not the LFA.... Read More »

LUXURY: Mercedes all but locks down U.S. title

3:00 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 1, 2016

Mercedes-Benz sold the most luxury autos in the U.S. again in November, virtually guaranteeing that the Daimler AG brand will take the full-year title from BMW.... Read More »

TOYOTA: Record truck sales drive 4.3% increase

10:45 am U.S. ET | Dec. 1, 2016

Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A.'s November sales rose 4.3 percent to 197,645 vehicles compared with a year ago, propelled by record light-truck sales.... Read More »

Lexus' red bows, a holiday tradition, return for 18th year

11:20 am U.S. ET | Nov. 14, 2016

In 1998 Lexus came up with a pretty simple idea: Put a big red bow on a car for a holiday campaign and call it the "December to Remember" sales event. Eighteen years later the campaign is still running strong.... Read More »

Toyota to sit out Super Bowl 51

2:35 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 9, 2016

The Toyota brand is sitting out Super Bowl for the first time since 2011. The automaker said the game doesn't line up with the launch schedules of the new Camry sedan and C-HR compact crossover.... Read More »

First customized Lexus LC 500 unveiled ahead of spring launch

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 7, 2016

Lexus has unveiled the first customized variant of its LC 500, a striking yellow makeover of the low-slung, rear-wheel-drive flagship coupe.... Read More »

Jaguar, Land Rover gain in '16 as Mercedes, Lexus, BMW lose ground

5:00 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 1, 2016

As auto-sales growth has slowed this year in the U.S., the biggest gainers have been smaller luxury brands with new SUV offerings. Exhibit A: Jaguar, the elegant British line known traditionally for its sports cars and sedans. The top three luxury brands, Mercedes-Benz, BMW and Lexus., have all contracted this year.... Read More »

TOYOTA: Sales off 8.7%; Lexus trucks a bright spot

1:00 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 1, 2016

Toyota Motor Sales' October U.S. sales fell 8.7 percent to 186,295 vehicles compared with the year-ago month, as two fewer selling days and slumping car sales weighed on volume.... Read More »

Lexus decks LC 500 out in custom trim ahead of spring launch

11:00 am U.S. ET | Nov. 1, 2016

The Lexus LC 500 sport coupe, unveiled at the 2016 Detroit auto show, is receiving its first customized variant at the Specialty Equipment Market Association show today.... Read More »

BMW won't chase sales to keep U.S. luxury crown

1:00 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 14, 2016

It's only mid-October, but BMW is conceding the highly contested race for top-selling premium brand in the United States. BMW's U.S. sales will drop this year from a record 346,023 vehicles in 2015 because the German brand doesn't have enough crossovers to meet hot demand.... Read More »

'Weird,' 'wild,' 'ludicrous': The Lexus UX

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 10, 2016

It seems the most amusing concept at the recent Paris auto show was Lexus' UX, a subcompact dreamed up by the brand's studio in southern France.... Read More »

A hybrid approach to F&I staffing

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 10, 2016

The single-staffer approach to sales and F&I has become more common among dealerships in the past few years, though some industry experts still don't see the value or the sense in it. Lexus of Bellevue in Bellevue, Wash., has launched a hybrid model effectively - with a finance director steering operations.... Read More »

Menacing or mesmerizing?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 3, 2016

The Lexus UX Concept had an imposing presence in Paris, with its medieval weaponlike grille and Mad Max wheels.... Read More »

LUXURY: Mercedes pads lead as deals fail to lift BMW

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 3, 2016

Mercedes-Benz outsold its luxury competitors in the U.S. in September, adding to its lead for the year as demand for SUVs and crossovers helped overcome a surge in incentive spending by BMW.... Read More »

TOYOTA: Deliveries edge up 1.5%; Tacoma sales strong

12:00 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 3, 2016

Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. said September sales rose 1.5 percent to 197,260 vehicles, with strong light-truck volume -- led by the Tacoma -- offsetting weak car demand.... Read More »

PARIS AUTO SHOW

Paris: City of highlights and lowlights

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 2, 2016

Reporter David Undercoffler takes a look at the highlights (and lowlights) of the Paris Auto Show.... Read More »

Lexus hints at expanded crossover family with small UX Concept

8:00 am U.S. ET | Sept. 29, 2016

Lexus used the Paris auto show on Thursday to unveil its next move in crossovers: a small one. The UX Concept serves as “Lexus' vision for a compact SUV of the future,” Toyota's luxury arm said.... Read More »

Paris auto show: It's electric

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 25, 2016

Germany's automakers will use the Paris auto show to highlight their latest battery technologies as they seek to recapture ground from Tesla.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Nissan's Mitsubishi rescue delayed

8:15 am U.S. ET | Sept. 9, 2016

Nissan's Mitsubishi rescue behind schedule; China adds Hyundai, Nissan to probe; Ford lowers profit forecast after expanding recall; J.D. Power changes hands; Dodge future product.... Read More »

Lexus hints at another crossover with UX concept

2:00 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 8, 2016

Lexus, exploring plans for another crossover, revealed a muscular looking crossover concept -- the UX -- prior to its world debut at the Paris Motor Show. Lexus is thought to be interested in a small crossover for the global market. The company said the UX's unique identity “is meant to appeal to a progressive, urban audience living in a connected environment.”... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Pushing recalls beyond snail mail

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 1, 2016

Pushing recall notices beyond snail mail; Mazda3, CX-3 callback; Tesla door-fix glitch?; VW ordered to bargain with UAW local; Child-safety honors for Audi, Lexus, Toyota models.... Read More »

TOYOTA: Sales slide 5% on weak cars, pickups

6:15 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 1, 2016

Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. posted a 5 percent decline in August sales to 213,125 vehicles, as strong deliveries of crossovers and SUVs were outweighed by declines in car and pickup sales, the company said Thursday.... Read More »

Lexus leads in converting CPO shoppers

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

Lexus dealerships do the best job of converting shoppers who consider certified used vehicles into CPO buyers.... Read More »

Toyota opens Ga. parts distribution center for Lexus dealerships

3:45 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 26, 2016

Toyota Motor Sales said it opened a new parts distribution center in Georgia to better serve Lexus dealerships in the Southeast.... Read More »

 
Land Rover sets sail on epic quest

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 9 2016

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Land Rover is teaming up with the UK's most successful sailor and with a former McLaren Formula One ...
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Volvo and Microsoft make the unreal real

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 8 2016

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Volvo, with a big assist from Microsoft, is creating physical objects that are not physical. ...
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Why Brexit could be bad news for self-driving cars


12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 7 2016

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Brexit should be a wake up call to proponents of autonomous driving, said a researcher from a London-based think tank. ...
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Why Porsche, Toyota love endurance racing even as Audi quits

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 5 2016

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Audi said will no longer race in certain endurance events to focus on the all-electric Formula E rac ...
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Nissan exec remembers when EVs were 'doomed to fail'


8:21 am U.S. ET | Dec. 1 2016

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Nissan Europe Chairman Paul Willcox smiles when he thinks about the verbal beatings the automaker took after making its multi-billion-euro commitment to electric vehicles. ...
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BMW said to plan performance version of its i3 electric car

Graham Kozak
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 30 2016

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BMW plans a performance variant of the i3 to be called the i3S, according to a UK media report that ...
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Stadler was right to pick outsider for top Audi r&d post

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 25 2016

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Audi CEO Rupert Stadler did the right thing when he picked a non-VW Group executive to fill his key ...
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Why VW's job cuts were always going to happen

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 23 2016

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VW Group's decision to save 3.7 billion euros in costs at its core brand by cutting 30,000 jobs has ...
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Mopar's Gorlier has the makings of FCA's next CEO

Larry P. Vellequette
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 18 2016

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Pietro Gorlier has run an innovative business unit at Fiat Chrysler that has expanded and made lots of money and touches every facet of the company around the world. ...
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How Li Shufu will weave an empire around Volvo, Geely

Yang Jian
5:04 am U.S. ET | Nov. 15 2016

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Shortly after Geely founder Li Shufu acquired Volvo in 2010, he pledged to maintain the Swedish marq ...
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Russia sales rise nearly 1%; first increase in 2 years
New-car sales in Russia rose nearly 1 percent in November, the first monthly rise in the market sinc ...
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UK market may fall 8% next year on Brexit, Germany's VDA says
German automakers are taking a bleak view of next year's UK auto market, forecasting that demand wil ...
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UK sales rise 3% as fleet demand offsets fewer private purchases
UK new-car registrations rose by nearly 3 percent in November, putting the market on course for reco ...
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German sales gain nearly 2% as market heads for six-year high
German new-car sales rose by nearly 2 percent in November. Full-year sales are headed for their stro ...
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Mercedes all but locks down U.S. luxury sales win
Mercedes sold the most luxury autos in the U.S. again in November, virtually guaranteeing that the b ...
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VW brand's losing streak in U.S. ends with 24% gain
Volkswagen of America posted a 24 percent gain in November sales for its core brand, breaking a year ...
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Rental company demand boosts Spain sales
Spanish new-car sales rose 14 percent in November pushed by strong demand from businesses and car re ...
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Italian sales jump 8% on business demand
Italian new-car sales rose 8.2 percent in November as business buyers rushed to benefit from tax bre ...
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Renault, Toyota, Fiat gain as French sales rise 9%
French new-car sales rose by nearly 9 percent in November with Renault, Toyota, Audi and Fiat among ...
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VW Group sales gain 5% in Oct. as China offsets flat Europe
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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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Audi, BMW, Jaguar give midsize premium segment a lift
Europe's midsize premium segment grew at a near double-digit pace in the first half on new models fr ...
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Skoda, Renault, Toyota benefit from higher sales of midsize cars in Europe
Europe's midsize segment is on track for a second year of rising sales as new models from Skoda, Ren ...
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Minicars get boost from Italy rebound
European minicar sales – especially at Fiat Chrysler -- are getting a lift from the continuing ...
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Subcompact sales set to peak in Europe this year before SUVs cause decline
Demand for subcompacts in Europe will peak this year, analysts say, as competition from similar-size ...
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Aston Martin recruits former Ferrari, Maserati exec as chief technical officer
Aston Martin has named Maximilian Szwaj, a former Ferrari and Maserati executive, as its new chief t ...
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Volvo picks fast-rising Henrik Green to lead r&d
Volvo named Henrik Green its new head of r&d, giving the Swedish executive his fourth promotion in t ...
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Volvo picks fast-rising exec to lead r&d
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Renault-Nissan names new powertrain chief to drive engine integration
Renault-Nissan named veteran executive Philippe Brunet to replace its current head of engines and tr ...
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Visteon hires Daimler exec to lead driver assistance system development
Visteon has appointed Matthias Schulze of Daimler as the supplier's head of advanced driver assistan ...
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VW's new Moia brand hires high-profile former Daimler executive
VW Group's new mobility services brand, Moia, has hired Robert Henrich from Daimler as its chief ope ...
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Volvo picks McDonald's exec as first chief digital officer
Volvo has named Atif Rafiq its first chief digital officer, luring the longtime Silicon Valley execu ...
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Daimler promotes Wagener to new role of chief design officer
Daimler has promoted its head of design, Gorden Wagener to the newly created role of chief design of ...
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Renault-Nissan names new purchasing chief
Renault-Nissan has promoted Veronique Sarlat-Depotte as its new head of the alliance's joint purchasing operations. ...
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BMW names new U.S., German plant bosses
BMW has named new bosses for its U.S. factory and two key plants in Germany, ...
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Porsche enhances Panamera's 911-like looks
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Renault keeps the Scenic family friendly
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Kia Niro targets 2 sweet spots
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S90, V90 are key to Volvo's continued revival
Volvo expects the S90 and V90 will be big steps in the automaker's revival but a challenge looms. ...
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Audi Q2 targets affluent downsizers
The Audi Q2 is the first subcompact SUV/crossover from a German luxury brand. ...
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Hyundai sees Ioniq as brand hero
Hyundai sees its new Ioniq as its green flagship and a key image booster in Europe even if sales wil ...
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Seat expects Ateca to strengthen its profitability
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Ford makes Edge its European flagship
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Cadillac XT5 price undercuts rivals in Europe
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Honda hopes NSX halo effect will give automaker a boost in Europe
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Suppliers to the new VW Tiguan
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Suppliers to the new Renault Talisman
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