Lexus

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 »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Toyota, GM pickup-production plays

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 17, 2016

Toyota, GM get creative to boost pickup output; In Louisiana, bracing for floods' impact; Kia, VW crossovers spied, CC seen; Mazda, Lexus auto show makeovers; Audi ad raises eyebrows.... Read More »

GIVE (BACK) AND TAKE

Same-day service aims to give Toyota, Lexus stores competitive edge

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 15, 2016

The automaker's new program of same-day service for parts delivery aim to give Toyota and Lexus dealerships a competitive edge.... Read More »

Dramatic appearance

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 8, 2016

Spy shots of the next-generation Lexus LS suggest a toned-down version of the dramatic LF-FC concept unveiled at last year's Tokyo auto show.... Read More »

Lexus readies LS makeover with LF-FC overtones

11:00 am U.S. ET | Aug. 2, 2016

The next-generation Lexus LS has been caught testing by spy photographers and it appears the brand is going to great lengths to disguise the headlight and taillight design of its largest sedan. The production version is expected to resemble a toned-down version of the dramatic LF-FC concept Lexus introduced at last year's Tokyo auto show. The retooled LS is expected to debut early next year -- likely in January at the Detroit auto show.... Read More »

MERCEDES: Record July helps pad lead over BMW, Lexus

4:00 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 2, 2016

Mercedes-Benz posted record July U.S. sales, pulling further ahead of BMW and Lexus in the luxury-auto sales race.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: July gains for Kia, Hyundai, Honda

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

Gains for Kia, Hyundai, Honda in lukewarm July; 'Star Trek' actor's parents sue FCA; No bed, no hatch? No sale; Study: Uber, Lyft and rivals no threat; Lexus, Acura, Jeep spy shots.... Read More »

TOYOTA: Sales declines slow as trucks pick up slack

2:00 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 2, 2016

Toyota reported July sales of 214,233 units, a 1.4 percent decline, as record sales of light trucks failed to offset the fall in car deliveries at both the Toyota and Lexus divisions.... Read More »

CAR MANAGEMENT BRIEFING SEMINARS

Lexus ES-350 launch was a success because Toyota invested in people, exec says

11:55 am U.S. ET | Aug. 1, 2016

Before Toyota Motor Manufacturing launched production of the Lexus ES-350 at its massive plant in Georgetown, Ky., last year, the automaker invested in its workforce with 1.5 million hours of training, the president of the plant said Monday.... Read More »

Lexus shoppers warm to no-haggle model

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

It's still early, but Lexus officials are encouraged by the response they've gotten to a pilot program that calls on dealers to offer transparent, no-haggle pricing and a single point of contact for customers.... Read More »

Lexus' sexy, sporty flagship leads the way

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

Several Lexus models will be moving to the TNGA platform in coming years. Meanwhile, the new RC and coming LC 500 are leading the brand's shift to a sexier and sportier vibe.... Read More »

Infiniti tops survey on satisfaction among sales prospects

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

Infiniti stores outperformed all brands in an annual study on building rapport and satisfaction among potential car buyers. The 2016 Pied Piper Prospect Satisfaction Index is based on the treatment of mystery shoppers who visited 6,157 U.S. stores. Lexus and Mercedes-Benz stores tied for second; Toyota ranked third; Audi was fourth; and BMW rounded out the top five.... Read More »

LUXURY: BMW outsells Mercedes, Lexus as race tightens

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

BMW outsold Mercedes-Benz and Lexus last month in the U.S. as all three of the market's largest sellers of luxury autos ended the first half behind their year-earlier totals.... Read More »

TOYOTA: Tight supplies dent truck tally as volume falls 5.6%

2:00 pm U.S. ET | July 1, 2016

Toyota Motor Sales USA's June sales fell 5.6 percent to 198,257 units, dragged down by a slide in Toyota brand's sales of both cars and light trucks. Truck sales were hurt by availability issues, which company executives said are being addressed.... Read More »

Dissecting dealers' attitudes

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

NADA's latest survey of dealers' views on brands' value, policies and people yielded few surprises in the top- and bottom-ranked brands. But some of the changes in the middle were notable.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Dealers give Lexus top marks

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

Dealers give Lexus top marks in NADA study; Ontario to aid FCA, report says; Push for green cars in Germany; a longer Range Rover Evoque?; Mercedes-Benz GLE spied.... Read More »

Lexus again tops NADA Dealer Attitude Survey

11:31 am U.S. ET | June 14, 2016

Lexus ranked first overall in the Winter 2016 NADA Dealer Attitude Survey, followed by Toyota, Subaru and Honda, the National Automobile Dealers Association said today.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Dangerous secret in new cars?

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 9, 2016

Tell buyers airbags may be recalled, senators say; FCA exec: Tech partners needed; Rosekind's nimble notion; Dealers to fix Lexus glitch; New GM quality czar; Jeep summer pitch.... Read More »

 
Artificial intelligence will make cars very smart

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 29 2016

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The artificial intelligence revolution has begun. It will make future cars a lot safer and a lot smarter, Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang says, ...
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PSA's new mobility brand will rely on nimble partners rather than big investments


4:16 am U.S. ET | Sept. 29 2016

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PSA is creating a brand called Free2Move to group together its new transport offerings in areas such as car-sharing and peer-to-peer car rentals. ...
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MG's Chinese owners fail to revive UK brand

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 28 2016

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MG's decision to end production in the UK shows just how tough it has been for Chinese owners SAIC t ...
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Bye-bye Bentley, hello Dyson?

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 27 2016

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The list of exhibitors for this week's Paris auto show is the latest indication that the industry is changing fast. ...
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Mercedes takes another swing at EV van niche


12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 22 2016

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Mercedes will jump back into the battery-powered delivery van niche in 2018, a move that shows pressure is rising to reduce harmful emissions in Europe's congested cities. ...
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For VW, it's not the crime, it's the coverup

Larry P. Vellequette
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 22 2016

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I am not in the business of weighing sins, but I have noticed -- over the last year as the VW diesel emissions scandal has unfolded -- that all automotive sins are not... ...
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The car as a social evil: Author has hope for driverless future

Bradford Wernle
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21 2016

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Is the automobile a social problem? In author and Pulitzer Prize winner Edward Humes's view, the car is worse than that -- it's a health and economic problem as well. ...
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Nissan's ProPilot system lightens the load of driving

Hans Greimel
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 20 2016

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Nissan's ProPilot semi-autonomous driving technology can steer around curves and slow down for traff ...
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Why Tesla is a different story

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 16 2016

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Tesla's ability to create desire for its products and to build fierce brand loyalty resembles what A ...
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Why GM won't sell 'breakthrough' EV in the UK

Nick Gibbs
7:34 am U.S. ET | Sept. 14 2016

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General Motors decided not to sell the Ampera-e, its first full EV, in the UK because the automaker was burned by the sales failure of the Ampera plug-in hybrid. ...
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Russia car sales fall 18% in August
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Western Europe car sales rise 8% in August
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UK sales rise just 3% in August as VW takes big hit
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French, Italy, Spain car sales rise in August
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VW brand suffers most as car sales fall 2% in Europe's top 5 markets in July
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Lada defies Russian market slump with new Western-style cars
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Ford's European quality boss Herrmann to head German operations
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Infiniti names Picello new Europe boss
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Volvo names new electrics, electronics boss
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Aston Martin loses top exec to Dyson
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BMW taps veteran manager to lead China JV
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Bentley recruits new sales chief from VW's Seat
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Bentley names new head of exterior design
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Bentley names new head of exterior design
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Audi lures Volvo exec to lead electrics unit
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Volkswagen Group appoints China chief for VW brand
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S90, V90 are key to Volvo's continued revival
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Audi Q2 targets affluent downsizers
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Hyundai sees Ioniq as brand hero
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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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Alfa touts Giulia's driving dynamics
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Suzuki Baleno is company's first model in Europe with fuel-saving mild hybrid
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MG aims first SUV at budget buyers
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