Lexus, Porsche rank as most-dependable brands, J.D. Power saysWed, 22, Feb 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.
Lexus still short of utility vehiclesMon, 13, Feb 2017
Social themes, Alfa Romeo's comeback on the Super Bowl ad highlight reelSun, 05, Feb 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.
Toyota operating profit declines 39% on foreign exchange hit, higher expensesMon, 06, Feb 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.