7 innovations in auto interiors

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 8, 2015

In the digital age, technology is transforming what carmakers can do with interiors. The rise of autonomous driving will change how customers spend their time in the cabin.... Read More »

Parts crunch threatens Toyota's efforts to boost pickup output

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 7, 2015

Amid low gas prices and soaring demand for trucks, Toyota is trying to produce more pickups, but efforts to boost production are running into bottlenecks with its own suppliers.... Read More »


Toyota rolls out fuel cell cars, but Europe is not ready yet

Nov. 6, 2015 06:01 CET

Toyota's European rollout of the fuel cell Mirai this month will be limited to the few countries in the region with a sufficient infrastructure of hydrogen fueling stations. This means the first 50 to 100 units of the Mirai designated for the region in 2016 will be available only in Germany, the UK, Denmark and Belgium.... Read More »

Toyota joins Honda in ditching Takata airbag inflators

6:32 am U.S. ET | Nov. 6, 2015

Toyota joined Honda in saying it won't use key components made by Takata, as more automakers come out to distance themselves from the airbag supplier whose defective devices are behind the biggest ever automotive safety recall.... Read More »

Toyota plans $1 billion U.S. outlay to advance artificial intelligence

11:00 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 5, 2015

Toyota said it is investing $1 billion to form a U.S.-based r&d company to develop artificial intelligence as an underpinning technology for future vehicles and manufacturing.... Read More »

Toyota earnings surge 26% as currency gains, cost cutting offset lower sales

2:43 am U.S. ET | Nov. 5, 2015

Toyota's operating profit surged 26 percent surge in the latest quarter, as cost cutting and foreign exchange rate gains offset declining global sales.... Read More »


Toyota Europe's new boss tackles trouble spots

Nov. 5, 2015 06:01 CET

New Toyota Europe CEO Johan van Zyl has the big task of reviving the automaker's slumping sales in Germany, the region's biggest market. He shared his plans on tackling this and other issues with Automotive News Europe.... Read More »

AutoNation sales rose 14% in October

12:06 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 4, 2015

AutoNation's new-vehicle sales rose 14 percent in October from a year earlier, matching the pace set by the industry as a whole in the U.S. last month.... Read More »


Trucks, deals push U.S. sales up 14%; SAAR hits 18.23 million

8:00 am U.S. ET | Nov. 3, 2015

U.S. light-vehicle sales, behind strong truck demand, bigger deals and double-digit gains at Hyundai-Kia, GM, FCA, Ford, Toyota, Nissan and Subaru, rose 14 percent last month to 1.455 million, putting the industry on track to set an annual record in 2015. The annualized sales rate, 18.23 million, came in just above September's 18.17 million pace. It's the first time the SAAR topped 18 million in back-to-back months since February 2000.... Read More »

Toyota reaps truck boom to record October volume

4:30 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 3, 2015

Toyota Motor Sales posted its best October ever, riding a wave of light-truck sales to a 13 percent gain in U.S. volume and marking the first time the company surpassed 200,000 deliveries in October.... Read More »

BMW widens U.S. luxury edge over Mercedes as Lexus rolls out RX

3:51 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 3, 2015

BMW sold the most luxury autos in the U.S. in October, extending its thin lead over Mercedes-Benz as the race heads into the final two months. Lexus remains a close third.... Read More »

Tokyo auto show home run concept vehicles

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 2, 2015

Five Japanese carmakers put a charge in their home-market show with head-turning concept vehicles.... Read More »


Toyoda says sexiness is in, utility is out for Lexus vehicles

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 2, 2015

Anxious to boost Lexus' sex appeal, Akio Toyoda is making clear which categories of vehicles will work for the luxury brand and which simply aren't seductive enough.... Read More »


Japan Inc.'s 2020 vision: Self-driving cars on the road

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 2, 2015

Japan's big automakers, long known for their fondness for automation, finally are ready to make a big push into self-driving cars. Honda, Nissan and Toyota used the stage at last week's Tokyo Motor Show to outline their next steps.... Read More »

Toyota to take staid taxi to new heights by 2018

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 2, 2015

If you've ever set foot in Tokyo, you know the ubiquitous, straight-laced Toyota Crown Comfort three-box sedans that are as archetypal of Japanese taxis as their drivers' officious hats and dainty white gloves. But Tokyo's streetscape is about to get a big makeover, and just in time for the 2020 Olympics.... Read More »

No. 1 in the world was fun while it lasted

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 2, 2015

For a while at least, Volkswagen got a feel for what it was like to be No. 1 in global vehicle sales. VW led last year's leader, Toyota Motor Corp., in unit sales through the first six months of 2015. But last week, Toyota said it sold 7.49 million vehicles through September, topping the 7.43 million that VW reported earlier.... Read More »

Luxury brands place fuel cell bets

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 31, 2015

Luxury automakers fortified their stance on hydrogen fuel cell vehicles at the Tokyo Motor Show, with Lexus unveiling a dramatic fuel cell concept and BMW AG disclosing that it will launch a vehicle in 2020 developed in conjunction with Toyota Motor Corp.... Read More »

Toyota's 2050 emissions goal seen as wake-up call to suppliers

Oct. 30, 2015 12:27 CET

Toyota's second-biggest supplier, Aisin Seiki, says the carmaker's goal to almost eliminate conventional combustion engines by 2050 is a wake-up call for parts makers to transform their businesses.... Read More »

BMW plans to market fuel cell sedan after 2020

7:36 am U.S. ET | Oct. 29, 2015

BMW says its first fuel cell vehicle would likely be a larger-sized sedan that would go on sale after 2020, when a hydrogen development partnership ends between the German luxury automaker and Toyota.... Read More »


Honda takes on Toyota Mirai with roomier fuel cell sedan

6:06 am U.S. ET | Oct. 28, 2015

Honda will begin sales of a $63,000 (7.66 million yen) hydrogen-powered sedan in March that has a longer driving range and a roomier interior than Toyota's Mirai fuel cell car.... Read More »


Lexus LF-FC concept previews next LS

6:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 28, 2015

Lexus pulled back the curtain on its next-generation LS sedan with the introduction of the LF-FC concept, a full-size sedan design study which offers a close preview of what the fifth-generation LS will look like when it debuts sometime in 2016 or 2017.... Read More »

Toyota's take on VW scandal: Avoid fixation on being the biggest

7:34 am U.S. ET | Oct. 28, 2015

Toyota President Akio Toyoda weighed in for the first time about the scandal engulfing Volkswagen, stressing his resistance to getting consumed with sales targets.... Read More »

Designer Okuyama on the threat from Google, Apple

11:15 am U.S. ET | Oct. 27, 2015

The days of cheap and cheerful cars like the Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla may be numbered as technology firms Google and Apple muscle into the auto industry, and change the way people own and drive cars. That's the warning from Ken Okuyama, the high-end Japanese designer of the Ferrari F60 Enzo and Porsche Boxster.... Read More »


New Toyota taxi promises to change Tokyo streetscape

10:43 am U.S. ET | Oct. 27, 2015

Toyota says it will launch a next-generation taxi for the Japan market in 2018 -- a bulbous, hatchback hybrid. The car promises to supplant the ubiquitous Toyota Crown Comfort three-box sedans that are as archetypal of Japanese taxis as their drivers' officious hats and dainty white gloves.... Read More »

Honda readies volley of new drivetrain tech

11:00 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 26, 2015

Honda is readying a new wave of powertrain technologies that aim to boost fuel economy and performance while burnishing the company's reputation for innovation.... Read More »

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