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Lexus testing new hybrid math

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 19, 2018

Lexus has quietly changed the math for the 2018 model year, significantly lowering the hybrid premium for its two most popular crossovers and rolling out a sporty new hybrid platform for its LC halo coupe and LS flagship sedan.... Read More »

Toyota promotes female executive to top management level

12:00 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 15, 2018

Chika Kako is a rarity in Toyota's upper echelons. Last month, she was promoted to the second-highest job at the luxury Lexus division, becoming the only woman among the automaker's top 53 managers.... Read More »

Toyota recalls 21,700 Camry, Lexus models on fire risk

11:48 am U.S. ET | Feb. 15, 2018

Toyota Motor North America is recalling 21,700 vehicles in the United States after discovering two defects that could lead to fires.... Read More »

Buick, Lexus stand out in J.D. Power dependability ranking

8:00 am U.S. ET | Feb. 14, 2018

Buick has reclaimed the title as the most dependable mass-market brand after three years of vehicle ownership while luxury marque Lexus again topped the industry, according to J.D. Power.... Read More »

2018 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

Lexus readies BMW X1 rival

Feb. 14, 2018 06:01 CET

Lexus said it will not build its planned BMW X1 competitor in France. The production version of Lexus' compact premium SUV is expected to debut at the Geneva auto show.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Lexus, Porsche, Buick tops in dependability

8:30 am U.S. ET | Feb. 14, 2018

Lexus, Porsche, Buick tops in dependability; Big leaps for Infiniti, Fiat; What's on tap for M-B, BMW, Lexus; GM Korea workers protest; Tesla's lithium lifeline?; Quest for cobalt.... Read More »

Luxe turns to trucks

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 12, 2018

When the majority of sales for the German luxury leaders become crossovers and SUVs, the luxury market's shift to truck dominance will be complete.... Read More »

Toyota looks to ride improved car-truck mix

11:31 am U.S. ET | Feb. 9, 2018

Toyota's U.S. sales surge in January reflected some one-off factors, but positive trends should continue, executives say.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Super Bowl ads give Lexus, Kia a boost

8:30 am U.S. ET | Feb. 5, 2018

Super Bowl ads give Lexus, Kia models a boost; Viewers like Toyota, Hyundai commercials; FCA faces backlash over MLK ad; GM slashes sales bonuses; Chicago auto show preview.... Read More »

Toyota to unfurl Super Bowl ad blitz

9:15 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2, 2018

Toyota is making its biggest Super Bowl ad buy ever with two spots that push its global Olympics and Paralympics sponsorships and a third ad that will continue its long-running "Let's Go Places" campaign.... Read More »

TOYOTA: Trucks deliver 'great start' to 2018

3:40 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 1, 2018

Toyota Motor Sales reported a 17 percent rise in U.S. auto sales last month compared with a year ago on the strength of light trucks and several core sedans across the Toyota and Lexus brands.... Read More »

LUXURY: Mercedes starts 2018 with clear lead over BMW

5:06 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 1, 2018

After winning two straight luxury sales crowns, Mercedes-Benz USA is kicking off 2018 with a clear-cut lead in the U.S. luxury market despite a small skid in January.... Read More »

Toyota to recall 49,000 Prius and Lexus vehicles in U.S.

2:24 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 31, 2018

Toyota Motor North America is recalling nearly 49,000 vehicles in the U.S. over an electrical issue that could prevent airbags from deploying in the event of a crash.... Read More »

Lexus may ride LF-1 to higher ground

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 27, 2018

Rather than follow Mercedes, Audi, BMW and Jaguar into less-expensive, entry-luxury territory to boost its sales volumes, Lexus aims to stake out more ground in the upper tiers of luxury.... Read More »

Lexus Super Bowl ad features 'Black Panther'

11:21 am U.S. ET | Jan. 25, 2018

When most brands talk about luring younger buyers, millennials or Gen Z kids come to mind. But Lexus will settle for getting a few more 40-somethings in the fold during the Super Bowl.... Read More »

Lexus looks to ride 'Black Panther' back to luxury lead

7:31 am U.S. ET | Jan. 22, 2018

In the upcoming "Black Panther" blockbuster, the superhero surfs through a city clinging to the roof of his Lexus LC 500. The brand hopes that cameo helps end a drought as US luxury sales leader.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Luxury crossovers in limelight in Detroit

3:30 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 15, 2018

Luxury crossovers in limelight in Detroit: BMW expands lineup with X2; A 'flagship' for Lexus; 'Breathing new life' into Acura; A bolder Avalon; Big wins for Honda, Volvo, Lincoln.... Read More »

Toyota makes big Super Bowl ad buy; Lexus returns with 'Black Panther' ad

3:47 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 15, 2018

Toyota, which sat out last year's Super Bowl, will make a big splash in this year's game with two 60-second spots. Lexus also will advertise in the game for the second year in a row... Read More »

Lexus LF-1 stresses style over utility

8:45 am U.S. ET | Jan. 15, 2018

Lexus' new crossover concept defines a fresh segment for the luxury automaker: a light truck focused more on style and driving dynamics than utility. The LF-1 Limitless is described as a flagship crossover and the spiritual brother of the new-generation LS flagship sedan.... Read More »

Luxury showdown in '18?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2018

Mercedes-Benz has spent two consecutive years atop the U.S. luxury market, but BMW and Lexus are looking for growth from new products on the way. 2018 could be a year of gains for luxury vehicles, even with overall sales on the decline.... Read More »

Detroit auto show preview: GMC to Lincoln

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 8, 2018

A roundup of brands, from GMC to Lincoln, that will unveil new product at the Detroit auto show.... Read More »

TOYOTA: Sales down, Camry keeps crown

12:59 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 3, 2018

Toyota Motor Sales reported a U.S. sales decline of 8.3 percent in December while the Camry surged to remain the industry's best-selling car.... Read More »

LUXURY: Mercedes wins back-to-back titles

6:04 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 3, 2018

Mercedes handily topped the U.S. luxury race in 2017 despite a decline in its own sales, snagging back-to-back titles.... Read More »

Toyota, Lexus sales executives switch jobs

11:30 am U.S. ET | Jan. 3, 2018

Toyota North America is shuffling two high-profile executive jobs by having its vice president of sales and dealership development at the Toyota division swap roles with his Lexus counterpart.... Read More »

Lexus still in rearview of luxury crown

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 11, 2017

Mercedes-Benz will take its third-straight U.S. luxury sales crown in 2017. So why isn't Lexus in the running?... Read More »

 
Why rival designers are talking up the Jaguar I-Pace

Richard Johnson
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 19 2018

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It's intriguing when, without prompting, designers talk up a rival vehicle. And that's happening wit ...
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Renault follows Audi into the potentially lucrative e-sports world

Peter Sigal
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 14 2018

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Renault is following other major corporate sponsors, including Audi, into the potentially lucrative ...
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VW has fixed its China operations and is now set to keep its lead

Yang Jian
5:39 am U.S. ET | Feb. 9 2018

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GM, Toyota, Honda, Geely and Great Wall have all had good starts to the year in China, posting stron ...
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Polestar CEO's challenge: embracing change

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 8 2018

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Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath made the rare transition of from design boss to chief executive of his ...
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For German automakers, an ugly past that won't go away

Christiaan Hetzner
2:18 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 2 2018

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The moral depths to which Volkswagen was willing to sink in order to defraud public opinion about th ...
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Jaguar XJ could be reborn as electric Tesla fighter

Richard Truett
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 23 2018

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Autocar reported this week that the Jaguar XJ flagship sedan is being rebuilt from the wheels ...
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Peugeot's decision to give 3008 and 5008 SUV styling pays off

Peter Sigal
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 19 2018

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Peugeot's decision to replace its 3008 and 5008 minivans with more crossover-oriented versions has p ...
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BMW exec combines Silicon Valley innovation with corporate rigor

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 17 2018

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German automotive companies have acknowledged that they need to foster a work culture more akin to S ...
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Will Mercedes' G class get juiced?

Amy Wilson
9:35 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 14 2018

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Mercedes could make an electric variant of its iconic G-class SUV, Dieter Zetsche seemed to imply in ...
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PSA develops possible Renault Twizy rival

Peter Sigal
4:55 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12 2018

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PSA's latest effort in the field of mobility services is a plug-in hybrid three-wheeled scooter that ...
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European sales rise 7% in January, boosted by SUVs
Europe's new-car market opened the year with 7 percent sales growth in January. Almost all automaker ...
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Renault, Kia and Ford are winners as Russia sales rise 31%
Renault, Kia and Ford were big winners in Russia in January after the new-car market grew by 31 perc ...
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French, Asian brands outstrip home rivals in rising German market
French and most Asian brands outstripped domestic rivals in sales growth in a German market up 12 pe ...
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UK sales fall 6% in January with diesel demand slumping
UK registrations fell 6 percent last month as weaker consumer confidence and uncertainty over the fu ...
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Italy sales rise 3% on extra selling day
New-car sales in Italy rose 3.4 percent to 177,822 in January, according to figures published by Ita ...
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Spain sales surge 20% in January
New-car sales in Spain surged 20 percent in January on strong demand for the VW, Seat and Peugeot br ...
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France sales increase nearly 3% in January
New-car registrations in France rose 2.5 percent in January, with sales helped by strong gains at Pe ...
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European sales fall 5% in December with Fiat, Nissan and Skoda among biggest losers
European new-car sales fell nearly 5 percent in December, hurt by extra days off for Christmas versu ...
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Kia, VW are winners as Russia sales rise 12% in 2017
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Europe's luxury compact car segment forecast to decline for second year
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Europe's EV sales expected to top 200,000 this year
Sales of full-electric cars are set to surge to 200,000 this year, helped by the arrival of the new ...
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VW, Peugeot, Seat propel compact SUV sector toward new record
Strong demand for new entries from VW, Peugeot and Seat helped to increase European sales in the com ...
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Premium midsize SUVs overtake sedans, wagons in key European segment
Last year for the first time premium SUV models such as the Volvo XC60, Audi Q5 and BMW X3 were more ...
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Renault, Mercedes, Fiat give new life to pickup segment
Renault, Fiat, Mercedes, and soon PSA, are all launching pickup trucks to take on market leader Ford ...
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Automakers add more tech to subcompact cars to boost margins
New models, increased technology and a strong focus on personalization are helping volume automakers ...
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Small SUVs in focus as Citroen, Hyundai, Kia and Seat ready challengers
Europe's small SUV segment is about to get a lot more crowded as automakers including VW, Hyundai, K ...
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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
Europe's premium convertible segment is on the rise as new models from Mercedes, Mini and Porsche he ...
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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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Toyota promotes female executive to top management level
Chika Kako is a rarity in Toyota's upper echelons. ...
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Rolls-Royce appoints new engineering chief
Rolls-Royce named BMW veteran Mihiar Ayoubi as head of engineering at the British ultraluxury brand. ...
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Kuniskis' job: Fan excitement for Alfa, Maserati
Tim Kuniskis, the car-crazy U.S. sales guy handed control of Alfa Romeo and Maserati, knows somethin ...
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FCA names new global boss for Alfa, Maserati
Fiat Chrysler named Tim Kuniskis to be the new global head for Maserati and Alfa Romeo while trimmin ...
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New ZF CEO is former Bosch autos boss Scheider
ZF recruits mew CEO from Mahle, which had grabbed him from Bosch. Mahle promotes the man it recruite ...
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Nissan Europe promotes veteran alliance exec to top sales job
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Valeo appoints new China president
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Former Bosch autos chief will be new ZF CEO, reports say
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Skoda veteran named Audi's China sales chief
Audi has appointed Marco Schubert, Skoda's sales chief for Asia, as president of sales at VW's joint ...
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Schaeffler names former BMW exec as new e-mobility chief
Schaeffler has appointed Jochen Schroeder, a former BMW executive, to lead the group's newly establi ...
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BMW makes leaner, sleeker 6-series GT
BMW hopes a more appealing design, greater variability and increased comfort will propel sales of it ...
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Volvo counts on XC40 for conquests
Volvo is counting on its first model in the fast-growing premium compact SUV segment to break a lot ...
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Hyundai gives Kona off-road capabilities to broaden small SUV's appeal
Hyundai hopes a sharp design, advanced connectivity features and off-road capability will help win c ...
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Citroen sees C3 Aircross luring minivan loyalists
Citroen says the C3 Aircross will stand out from rivals in the subcompact SUV segment with its expre ...
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VW seeks youth appeal with T-Roc
VW believes the T-Roc's high-tech connectivity features, expressive design and fashionable color opt ...
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Seat Arona tackles the 'urban jungle'
Seat is aiming its Arona subcompact crossover at inhabitants of "the urban jungle" who don't need of ...
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BMW sticks to X3's winning formula
BMW has stuck to its winning formula for its X3, one of the automaker's highest volume models, givin ...
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Renault touts Alaskan's comfort features
Renault is seeking to capture a share of Europe's small-but-growing pickup segment with the Alaskan, ...
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Mercedes pickup aims to mimic success of brand's SUVs
Daimler hopes the Mercedes X class will be a game-changer for its light commercial vehicles division ...
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Opel Grandland X plugs key gap in SUV lineup
Opel's Grandland X crossover is expected to give the automaker a strong foothold in Europe's popular ...
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Suppliers to the new Toyota C-HR
Assembly of the all-new Toyota C-HR began in November 2016 at the automaker's plant in Sakarya, Turk ...
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Suppliers to the new Aston Martin DB11
Assembly of the all-new Aston Martin DB11 began in May 2016 in at the supercar maker's plant in Gayd ...
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Suppliers to the new Audi Q2
Assembly of the all-new Audi Q2 began in July 2016 at Audi's plant in Ingolstadt, Germany. ...
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