Lexus

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Lexus, Porsche top dependability study

2:45 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 22, 2017

Lexus, Porsche top dependability study, Fiat struggle continues; PSA eyes partnership with Lotus owner Proton; BMW inks deal with Mobileye; Boost in range for VW's e-Golf.... Read More »

Lexus, Porsche rank as most-dependable brands, J.D. Power says

10:00 am U.S. ET | Feb. 22, 2017

Lexus and Porsche are the most dependable brands after three years of vehicle ownership, while Toyota leads non-premium labels, according to a J.D. Power study. Fiat Chrysler posted four of the bottom five brands.... Read More »

JAKE LINGEMAN

BLOG: Lexus electrifies LS 500 for Geneva auto show

11:30 am U.S. ET | Feb. 21, 2017

Lexus will unveil the hybrid version of its LS 500 March 7 in Geneva. Lexus has said little about the vehicle, but the gasoline-powered LS 500, the last LS hybrid and the LC 500h offer a few clues.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: PSA says it's in talks to buy Opel

8:30 am U.S. ET | Feb. 14, 2017

PSA says it's in talks to buy Opel; Next Mitsu Eclipse to be crossover; New Lexus hybrid; Smart going all-EV in U.S., Canada; Chrysler's starring role in Comedy Central series.... Read More »

CHICAGO AUTO SHOW

Lexus still short of utility vehicles

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

Lexus is still short on supplies of its popular utility vehicles after limited availability led to a 26 percent fall in sales last month.... Read More »

Thoughts on leasing from dealer council chairs

11:00 am U.S. ET | Feb. 8, 2017

Ahead of January's National Automobile Dealers Association convention in New Orleans, Automotive News interviewed 25 dealer council chairs, or dealers holding the equivalent position, representing 31 brands. Here's a roundup of what some of them said about the outlook for leasing at their brand in 2017.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Super Bowl ad winners

8:45 am U.S. ET | Feb. 6, 2017

Kia, Lexus lead Super Bowl ad winners; Toyota posts lower earnings, offers detail on Suzuki collaboration; Lear to buy seat business; Hyundai, Chevy, Nissan, Subaru plan Chicago reveals.... Read More »

Toyota operating profit declines 39% on foreign exchange hit, higher expenses

5:39 am U.S. ET | Feb. 6, 2017

Toyota reported a 39 percent tumble in global operating profit in the latest quarter as foreign exchange losses and higher expenses offset an increase in worldwide sales. Operating profit plunged to 438.5 billion yen ($3.76 billion) in the fiscal third quarter ended Dec. 31.... Read More »

SUPER BOWL ROUNDUP

Social themes, Alfa Romeo's comeback on the Super Bowl ad highlight reel

12:00 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 5, 2017

Automakers used the Super Bowl -- an overtime thriller with the New England Patriots defeating the Atlanta Falcons -- to deliver messages that were a step above the typical product pitches. There was a clear effort among brands to connect with consumers through themes that sound more inspirational than corporate. Meanwhile, FCA sent its loudest message yet that Alfa Romeo is back in the United States.... Read More »

TOYOTA: Double-digit fall as Lexus supply slides

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

Toyota Motor Sales USA reported a sharp fall in January sales, with the Toyota brand off 8.2 percent and the Lexus division down 26 percent, after both brands made big sales pushes in December.... Read More »

CANADA: A record January

4:00 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 1, 2017

Canadian car and light-truck sales rose 2.2 percent in January over last year to an all-time record for the month as the Detroit 3 posted gains that contrasted with U.S. declines.... Read More »

LUXURY: Mercedes jumps out to big early lead over BMW, Lexus

4:00 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 1, 2017

Mercedes-Benz jumped out to an early lead in the race for U.S. luxury auto sales supremacy, posting a record January after winning the crown last year for the first time since 2013.... Read More »

Lexus says safety functions set LS apart

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 30, 2017

On the new-generation Lexus LS sedan, a bolder design was important, but so were safety advances. The LS offers what Lexus calls three world-first technologies to help avoid collisions.... Read More »

Q&A: MICHAEL O'BRIEN, LEXUS NATIONAL DEALER ADVISORY COUNCIL

Lexus dealers await halo car, more utility vehicles

2:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 26, 2017

Michael O'Brien has been chairman of the Lexus National Dealer Advisory Council since January 2016 during a time of near-record sales and the continuing shift of consumers toward utility vehicles over traditional sedans.... Read More »

Pizza, chins and living rooms: What people are saying about the Lexus LS

11:00 am U.S. ET | Jan. 24, 2017

Lexus brought the latest generation of the LS sedan to the Detroit auto show, and by doing so, showcased the reinterpreted flagship that launched the brand with aplomb 28 years ago. Here’s what people are saying about the Lexus LS.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Trade deal out; Trump, D3 CEOs to meet

3:30 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 23, 2017

Trump quits trade pact, plans meeting with Detroit 3 CEOs; One man's fear, another's hope; Musk's quick pledge; Amazon parts push?; Super Bowl: Lexus gets moving, Hyundai taps stars.... Read More »

Lexus Super Bowl ad features 'Man & Machine' with Lil' Buck

1:46 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 23, 2017

Lil' Buck -- who challenges gravity in a new ad for Apple's AirPod headphones -- will dance onto advertising's biggest stage in a Super Bowl ad for Lexus.... Read More »

DEALER COUNCIL LEADERS

Lexus dealers psyched for halo car

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 23, 2017

While SUVs and crossovers are good for volume and profits, the impending arrival of the LC 500 sports coupe has Lexus dealers excited because of the message it sends about the brand.... Read More »

Lexus execs see holes in the lineup

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 16, 2017

Lexus sees possibilities for expanding its lineup. Among them, a subcompact crossover, a three-row crossover, a broader range of F-badged performance cars and even possibly a Tesla-fighting all-electric entry.... Read More »

Lexus recasts LS flagship with more power, sportier lines

8:45 am U.S. ET | Jan. 9, 2017

Lexus is reinterpreting the flagship vehicle that launched the brand 28 years ago, fitting the redesigned LS sedan with a new twin-turbo 3.5-liter V-6 engine tuned to hurl the luxury boat from 0 to 60 mph in about 4.5 seconds.... Read More »

LUXURY: Mercedes recaptures crown after 2-year hiatus

6:15 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 4, 2017

Mercedes took the 2016 U.S. luxury title even though its sales for the year declined, but the results were still strong enough to beat Lexus and last year's winner, BMW.... Read More »

TOYOTA: Down 2% for the year on car-truck mix

1:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 4, 2017

Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A.'s December deliveries rose 2 percent to 243,229 vehicles, but sales for the year were off 2 percent to just under 2.45 million units.... Read More »

Infiniti sold record 230,000 vehicles globally in 2016

6:52 am U.S. ET | Jan. 4, 2017

Infiniti sold more than 230,000 vehicles globally in 2016, a 7 percent annual rise, Nissan's luxury arm said today, a record year for a marque that trails rivals in the increasingly crowded premium market.... Read More »

Lexus

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

Lexus will reveal the next generation of the car that started it all -- its LS flagship sedan -- at the Detroit auto show.... Read More »

Lexus plants seeds in Latin America

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 18, 2016

Amid the bleak economic landscape of South America's fallen giants, Lexus is carving out a niche that it hopes will flourish when the boom-and-bust cycle inevitably turns.... Read More »

 
Once upon a time, Opel was GM's little engine that could

Richard Johnson
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 20 2017

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Europe has been a drain on General Motors for a long time, but Opel did have its glory days and at least once helped keep GM afloat. ...
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Will cockpits of tomorrow require one-stop suppliers?


12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 17 2017

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As automakers consider how to build self-driving vehicles, seat suppliers are reconsidering an old i ...
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How sour dealer relations wreaked havoc on Audi's China sales

Yang Jian
3:48 am U.S. ET | Feb. 17 2017

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Audi has lost its premium sales lead in China as the brand was finally overtaken last month by rival ...
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GM-PSA deal would be a blow to best Opel management team in years

Christiaan Hetzner
11:19 am U.S. ET | Feb. 14 2017

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GM's confirmation that it is discussing selling its Opel/Vauxhall business to PSA Group is a blow fo ...
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Renault starts to reflect its multifaceted boss

Luca Ciferri
9:27 am U.S. ET | Feb. 10 2017

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Renault is starting to look and act a lot like its multifaceted, multinational boss, Carlos Ghosn. ...
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The Volvo numbers that stood out

Douglas A. Bolduc
6:29 am U.S. ET | Feb. 8 2017

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Volvo's latest financial results were full of positive numbers but a couple really stood out. Volvo finished 2016 with $5. ...
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Daimler celebrations are muted as automaker conserves cash to fight off Uber, Google

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 3 2017

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Record annual sales, revenue and profits, and Mercedes-Benz grabbing the global sales luxury crown f ...
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German automakers worry about Trump's protectionist stance

Christiaan Hetzner
8:53 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2 2017

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Donald Trump has German automakers spooked after he threatened BMW with high tariffs if the company ...
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Toyota still has global bragging rights over VW in one important area

Hans Greimel
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2 2017

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Forget all the talk about Volkswagen ousting Toyota as the world's biggest automaker. Rest assured, Toyota is still No. 1 in sales and VW a far, far distant second. ...
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Citroen keeps faith in family vans

Bruce Gain
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2 2017

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Citroen CEO Linda Jackson says family vans will continue to play a part in Citroen's lineup despite ...
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Opel, PSA lag rivals as Europe sales rise 10% in January
GM's Opel brand and PSA posted weaker European sales in January than their rivals amid discussions o ...
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Opel, PSA lag rivals as Europe sales rise 10% in January
Opel and PSA posted weaker European sales in January than their rivals amid discussions of a possibl ...
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Irish new-car sales fall in January as Brexit bites
New-car sales in Ireland fell nearly 2 percent in January as the British pound's sharp decline after ...
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EU car sales growth expected to slow to 1%, ACEA says
Car sales in the EU are expected to grow by about 1 percent in 2017, a sharp slowdown from last year ...
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Russia slump forecast to end; rapid recovery unlikely
After a four-year drop, Russia's car market looks to have bottomed out, leaving manufacturers optimi ...
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Western European car sales rise 10% in January
Western European car sales rose 9.5 percent in January on buoyant demand in Germany, France, Italy a ...
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UK sales rise 3% in Jan. on consumer demand
UK new-car registrations rose 3 percent in January, helped by the first increase in demand from priv ...
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Jaguar, Honda, Jeep win by tapping crossover craze
Jaguar, Honda and Jeep were the biggest winners last year among brands sold in Europe, where overall ...
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German sales rise 11% with strong gains for Toyota, Skoda, Renault and Fiat
Registrations in Germany increased by 11 percent in January, with brands including Toyota, Skoda, Re ...
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Italy's January sales best since 2010
New-car sales in Italy increased by 10 percent in January for the best monthly result since 2010, wi ...
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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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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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Federal-Mogul shakes up leadership under Icahn takeover
Federal-Mogul Holdings named Bradley Norton as the new co-CEO and CEO of the supplier's motor parts division. ...
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Bernhard quits Daimler; Zetsche interim trucks boss
Daimler has confirmed that trucks chief Wolfgang Bernhard, a top manager once seen as a successor to ...
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BMW picks Skoda exec to lead design at core brand
BMW has picked Skoda executive Jozef Kaban to lead design at its namesake brand, a move that fills t ...
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BMW names new CEO for North America
BMW named Bernhard Kuhnt to become CEO of BMW of North America. Ludwig Willisch, who previously held ...
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Tesla sues former head of Autopilot, former Google exec Urmson
Tesla is suing its former head of Autopilot software for stealing company information and recruiting Tesla employees for a competing startup while still employed by the... ...
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Jaguar Land Rover appoints Wittemann as China sales chief
Jaguar Land Rover has assigned Frank Wittemann, chief of its operations in Latin America, to lead it ...
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Ford plucks new brand chief from Apple
Ford has hired former Apple marketing executive Musa Tariq to be vice president and chief brand offi ...
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Volvo appoints Yuan Xiaolin as new Asia chief
Volvo named Yuan Xiaolin to succeed Lars Danielson as senior vice president of the company's Asia-Pa ...
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Uber hires Google veteran Singhal to aid self-driving engineering
Ride-hailing company Uber said it hired the man behind Google search to work closely with CEO Travis ...
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Former Nissan, Hyundai exec Rushforth joins Lookers
Former Nissan global sales chief and Hyundai Europe chief operating officer Allan Rushforth has join ...
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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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Audi makes Q5 a tougher rival for Mercedes GLC, Porsche Macan
Audi has developed the second-generation Q5 to have the driving dynamics of the Porsche Macan and a ...
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Audi makes Q5 a tougher rival for Mercedes GLC, Porsche Macan
Audi has developed the second-generation Q5 to have the driving dynamics of the Porsche Macan and a ...
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Peugeot moves upscale with new 3008 SUV
The new Peugeot 3008 has been turned into an SUV from a minivan and has been given significant upgra ...
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Citroen aims C3 at Facebook generation
Citroen is aiming its new C3 firmly at younger, tech-savvy buyers who will appreciate features such ...
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Porsche enhances Panamera's 911-like looks
Porsche is hoping its second-generation Panamera will lure more European customers with the sedan's ...
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Renault keeps the Scenic family friendly
Renault has kept the Scenic’s minivan design in a move that goes against the industry trend of ...
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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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Suppliers to the new Jaguar F-Pace
Assembly of Jaguar's all-new F-Pace began at parent Jaguar Land Rover's facility at Solihull, Englan ...
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Suppliers to the new Fiat Tipo
Assembly of the new Fiat Tipo began in September 2015 at parent Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' joint ven ...
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