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Honda Ridgeline ditches flying buttress profile

10:00 am U.S. ET | Nov. 24, 2015

Honda's second-generation Ridgeline truck shed a few more layers of camouflage recently, as spy photographers snapped the upcoming pickup ahead of its Detroit auto show debut in January.... Read More »

How Toyota channeled Lady Gaga in primping the Prius

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 23, 2015

Shunsaku Kodama, chief designer of the next-generation Toyota Prius, embarked on a risky mission: Spice up Toyota's flagship hybrid so it's no longer just a frumpy, fuel-efficiency play. Give it emotion, make it sexy. And somehow make it stay true to its iconic green-car DNA.... Read More »

Why Toyota offers 2 battery choices in next Prius

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 23, 2015

Toyota is offering two battery choices in the upcoming fourth-generation Prius. The hybrid's chief engineer says that's because the lithium ion battery is lighter and will be used in heavier, upper-trim cars packed with add-ons. It's one way to ensure equal performance and fuel economy.... Read More »

Hyundai's tech trickles down to Elantra

4:30 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2015

Hyundai's sixth-generation Elantra will come crammed with safety and connectivity technology to fend off a newly redesigned Civic and Nissan Sentra. Like the larger Sonata, the new Elantra sheds some of its former curviness in lieu of clean lines, premium touches and Hyundai's signature hexagonal grille.... Read More »

Toyota Prius gets big fuel efficiency boost

Nov. 18, 2015 06:01 CET

Toyota expects to improve fuel economy in its latest Prius hybrid car by 20 percent. The fourth-generation Prius will go on sale in Europe and the U.S. early next year following its December launch in Japan.... Read More »


BLOG: Toyota delivers on promise of meaner, greener Prius

3:00 am U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2015

The minute you grab the wheel of the fourth-generation Toyota Prius hybrid, you feel the difference. The steering is heavy, precise, deliberate -- not light, loose and dead like the steering in the outgoing version.... Read More »

Toyota FJ Cruiser is scarce, hot and high-priced

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 15, 2015

Toyota sold about 20,000 FJ Cruisers a year on average and about 222,000 all told in the United States. Now that they're not made anymore, they're more popular than ever.... Read More »

German luxury brands Porsche, M-B and Mini rule the car-buying process

1:00 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 12, 2015

German luxury brands still rule when it comes to satisfaction with the new-car buying process, according to U.S. consumers. Porsche shoved Mercedes-Benz from first to second place in sales satisfaction among luxury brands in J.D. Power's 2015 U.S. Sales Satisfaction Index. For the sixth straight year, Mini ranks highest among mass-market brands.... Read More »


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 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 »

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 »

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 »

Lexus may add LS-based fuel cell sedan, report says

Oct. 23, 2015 15:35 CET

Lexus may add a fuel cell car based on its LS flagship sedan, a report said. Lexus parent, Toyota, is betting heavily on fuel cell vehicles and has already launched the world’s first mass-produced fuel cell car, the Mirai.... Read More »

Toyota will recall 6.5 million vehicles for potential fire risk

Oct. 21, 2015 11:49 CET

Toyota will recall about 6.5 million vehicles worldwide to fix power-window switches that may short circuit and potentially lead to a fire. The recalled models include the Yaris/Vitz, Corolla, Camry, RAV4 and Scion xB.... Read More »

Prius greener, but will it be meaner?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 19, 2015

Toyota popped the hood of its next-generation Prius, detailing a litany of impressive high-tech upgrades to the flagship hybrid in everything from fuel economy to safety. But despite promising much livelier driving dynamics, the car's engineers steered clear of one key specification: horsepower.... Read More »

Toyota goes 'Back to the Future' to pitch Mirai

5:39 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 14, 2015

Toyota intends to have some fun with the 30th anniversary of Back to the Future and the launch of its latest green model.... Read More »

Toyota outlines ambitious plan to slash CO2

6:32 am U.S. ET | Oct. 14, 2015

Toyota aims to sell 30,000 fuel cell vehicles and 7 million additional hybrids by 2020 as part of a sweeping new environmental plan to slash carbon dioxide emissions. The automaker targets a 90 percent cut in average carbon dioxide emissions from new vehicles by 2050.... Read More »

Toyota, aiming for new showcase, packs Prius with tech

12:30 am U.S. ET | Oct. 13, 2015

Toyota is packing the next-generation Prius with such a profusion of new technologies that it makes the best-selling hybrid truly worthy of its name, which means “to go before.” The fourth-generation Prius aims to be a showcase for the brand's latest powertrain, chassis and safety technologies.... Read More »

Lexus to debut new concept in Tokyo

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

Lexus promises to show a new concept car this month at the Tokyo Motor Show but is withholding details until its unveiling. One possibility: a preview of a luxury fuel cell car, likely based on the brand's flagship LS.... Read More »


BLOG: Lexus plans global debut of new concept in Tokyo

12:30 am U.S. ET | Oct. 9, 2015

Lexus is promising a new concept car at this month's Tokyo Motor Show but is holding back details until the unveiling. The vehicle may preview a luxury hydrogen fuel cell car.... Read More »

Toyota at Tokyo show -- sporty, green, retro and sci-fi concepts

12:30 am U.S. ET | Oct. 8, 2015

Toyota is going big at the Tokyo Motor Show this month, with an eclectic display parading everything from a snappy compact sports car and futuristic hydrogen vehicle to a whacked-out retro concept and pocket-sized humanoid robot.... Read More »

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