Sedan glut forces VW to ease up production
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 22, 2018
Volkswagen is tapping the brakes on production of its compact and midsize sedans to deal with a glut as consumers veer toward crossovers and SUVs.
Car-heavy Toyota takes comfort in breadth of its lineup
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 15, 2018
The Camry and other iconic cars may be outliers rather than trendsetters in their ability to defy the rush toward crossovers. And that's a problem Toyota is taking seriously, even as it fields one of the industry's broadest assortments of car models.
If you struggle at the sedan game, maybe it's time to bow out
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 25, 2017
So the year comes to an end without providing much in the way of answers to a series of mind-bending questions that face the U.S. auto industry.
SEDANS IN SURVIVAL MODE
Fusion's future unclear
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 18, 2017
Ford last week told suppliers that it was canceling plans to build the next-generation Fusion starting in 2020 at the Mexico plant that makes the car now, sources said.
SEDANS IN SURVIVAL MODE
Buick tries to make Regal stand out
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 17, 2017
The Regal marks a unique strategy of moving an existing vehicle into alternative segments.
A-class sedan right for U.S., Mercedes says
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 16, 2017
With the latest redesign of its entry-level car family arriving in 2018, Mercedes-Benz finally has an A class suited for U.S. consumers, says the brand's global sales chief.
Ford denies Mondeo will be imported into Europe from China
Dec. 14, 2017 10:47 CET
Ford denied it will import the Mondeo sedan into Europe from China after ending output in Spain as CEO Jim Hackett seeks to cut production costs.
Can Mazda6 keep up with Camry, Accord?
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 4, 2017
Mazda picked a tough time to try to make some headway against some bigger Japanese rivals in the struggling midsize sedan segment
Mazda6 adds turbo, high-end trim to stand out in waning sedan market
2:27 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 29, 2017
Mazda, looking to inject new life into lagging sales of the Mazda6 and keep pace with strong redesigned rivals from Toyota and Honda, is updating uts midsize sedan, adding a high-end trim line, optional turbocharged engine and design updates throughout.
Giugiaro luxury EV concept shuns speed for comfort
Nov. 21, 2017 09:14 CET
Giorgetto Giugiaro, famous for styling sports cars, is putting comfort before speed for his latest project, an electric four-seat sedan he is developing with a Chinese company.
Camry, Accord ready to rumble
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 19, 2017
The marketing efforts underway at Toyota and Honda aren't just about the horse race or bragging rights. They're about keeping these titans of the midsize car segment — both of them just redesigned for the 2018 model year — relevant in a marketplace where crossovers are king.
Toyota trims planned investment in new Mexico plant to $700 million
7:56 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 24, 2017
Toyota has trimmed investment plans for a pickup factory in Mexico after the Japanese automaker decided to also build a new U.S. auto plant with partner Mazda.
2017 TOKYO AUTO SHOW
Toyota to unveil fuel cell family cruiser and city bus
Oct. 18, 2017 11:17 CET
Toyota is targeting a 1,000-km (620-mile) range for the Fine-Comfort Ride fuel concept that will be unveiled at the Tokyo auto show.
Why Honda is spending on shrinking segment
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 9, 2017
Midsize sedan sales may be slipping, but that didn't stop Honda from investing $267 million on Accord production in Ohio.
2017 vs. 2007: Only the sales totals are the same
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 1, 2017
Over the last decade, the industry has lurched from an appalling low to record sales heights. Today's market is bigger and truckier, and several top sellers have lost ground to smaller rivals.
Hyundai scratches the hatch in redesigned 2018 Accent
1:00 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 28, 2017
Hyundai is hoping to steer hatchback fans in the United States to the higher-margin Kona, a new subcompact crossover due in early 2018.
Citroen's Jackson says C5 will return in 2020
Sept. 19, 2017 10:11 CET
Citroen CEO Linda Jackson says the brand will bring out a third generation of the C5 in 2020. The model has not been built in Europe since June.
LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Limbo is the place for full-size sedans
12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 14, 2017
The discussion about the full-size sedan dying has been going on for years.
Acura freshens flagship RLX sedan
10:00 am U.S. ET | Aug. 10, 2017
Acura is giving the RLX a makeover for 2018 to revive interest in its oft-forgotten large sedan.
Tesla Model 3 threatens German luxury sedan sales in U.S.
Aug. 2, 2017 09:56 CET
BMW, Mercedes and Audi could face a challenge to their U.S. sales from the Tesla Model 3, which has options that position it in the luxury car market.
Toyota's V-6 faces Honda's turbo
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 24, 2017
Toyota Camry's chief engineer sings the virtues of V-6 power as rival Honda switches to a downsized turbo.
The big sedan shrinks into oblivion
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 24, 2017
The Chevy Impala -- one of GM's longest-running and most-recognized names, a car that logged more than 1 million U.S. sales in 1965 -- appears unlikely to survive much longer.
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 17, 2017
The Honda Accord, like its contemporaries, will have an uphill battle in enticing buyers to choose sedans over other segments. Utility vehicles have virtually eliminated the gap in fuel efficiency, cost and ride quality.
Lynk & CO sedan caught testing in Germany
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 10, 2017
Spy photographers snapped a Lynk & CO 03 sedan being tested in Germany. The car is expected to debut in 2018 in China and come to the U.S. later.