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Can Nissan breach Fortress Detroit?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 1, 2016

Nissan wants to be king of the imports in Detroit, where it barely has a presence and imports barely matter....
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Toyota to suspend Japan output for 6 days as steel parts run low

8:54 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 31, 2016

Toyota will suspend production at all assembly lines in Japan for six days this month due to a parts shortage, hitting exports of such cars as Lexus luxury vehicles. The shutdown comes after a Jan. 8 explosion at a steel factory in Japan....
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Cheap gas hits hybrid, EV residuals

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 30, 2016

Beware! Falling gasoline prices are hitting the residual values of used hybrids, electrics and plug-ins - hard. The influx of used small cars set to return to the market is just going to make matters worse....
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NICK GIBBS

BLOG: Nissan claims win in Europe, but Toyota had more sales

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 29, 2016

Nissan claims it has achieved a long-stated goal of becoming the No. 1 Asian automaker in Europe by outselling Toyota last year. But Nissan's total was nearly 100,000 less than Toyota's. So which automaker won?...
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Toyota, crimped by steel shortage, may suspend Japan output

10:18 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 29, 2016

Toyota said it may halt production at its plants in Japan early next month due to a steel shortage, following an explosion at a steel plant operated by one of its affiliates....
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New York port operations resume after brief work stoppage

6:12 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 29, 2016

Operations at New York and New Jersey's cargo terminals, one of the largest transfer points for new-vehicle shipments in the U.S., were being restored late Friday after more than a thousand longshoremen walked off the job earlier in the day....
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Toyota will buy out rest of Daihatsu for $3 billion amid push into small cars

Jan. 29, 2016 12:03 CET

Toyota said it will buy out the rest of Daihatsu in a deal worth about $3 billion as part of its strategy to strengthen its push into small cars for emerging markets....
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Toyota will decide on buying out rest of Daihatsu on Friday, report says

Jan. 28, 2016 11:56 CET

Toyota and Daihatsu will decide at board meetings on Friday if Toyota will make the minivehicle maker a wholly owned subsidiary, Reuters reported. Toyota already owns a 51.2 percent stake in the smaller automaker....
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Lexus recalls RX350, RX450h crossovers for airbag flaw

3:37 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 27, 2016

Toyota is recalling 6,000 new Lexus RX350 and RX450h crossovers from the 2016 model year to fix issues related to airbags....
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HANS GREIMEL

BLOG: Suzuki shares surge on report of talks with Toyota

12:55 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 27, 2016

Suzuki shares surged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange today amid speculation the minicar specialist is seeking a new alliance partner after its acrimonious breakup with Volkswagen....
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Toyota stays top-selling automaker for fourth year as VW retreats

Jan. 27, 2016 10:40 CET

Toyota stayed the world's top-selling automaker for the fourth straight year and was the only company to deliver more than 10 million vehicles as Volkswagen fell back amid its emissions scandal....
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Toyota considers Daihatsu buyout, denies Suzuki tie-up talks

Jan. 27, 2016 08:50 CET

Toyota said it was considering buying out the rest of minivehicle maker Daihatsu, a $3.2 billion deal at current market prices, but denied a report that it was in partnership talks with Daihatsu rival Suzuki....
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Automakers, dealerships in recovery mode after historic snowstorm

1:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 25, 2016

Manufacturers, dealerships and others in the auto industry find themselves digging out after the weekend's historic snowstorm that pummeled the eastern U.S. with as much as 3 feet of snow....
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Takata will meet carmakers to gauge possible financial aid, source says

Jan. 25, 2016 09:53 CET

Takata plans to meet with key customers this week to gauge how receptive they are to extending financial aid to help the supplier cope with the costs of its massive airbag recall, a person familiar with the matter said. Honda and Nissan said they received invitations to meet with Takata....
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SETTLING IN

Next wave of Toyota's Texas migration gets underway, with some 'growing pains'

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 25, 2016

Eventually more than 4,000 Toyota employees will be housed in a sprawling, 2.1-million-square-foot complex that is expected to be finished in early 2017. Most of those will come from Toyota's Torrance, Calif., campus, while about 1,000 are due from Erlanger, Ky. The move, announced in April 2014, is aimed at reorganizing the far-flung entities that make up Toyota North America (financial, sales, manufacturing) under one roof in tax-friendly Texas....
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BMW's next Z roadster spied

2:47 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 20, 2016

It has been three years since BMW and Toyota signed a product development partnership that's expected to spawn sports cars for BMW and Toyota. Spy photos have finally emerged of the BMW car -- a replacement for the Z4 roadster that could be called the Z5. Toyota is expected to revive the Supra nameplate with its variant....
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Krafcik, Lentz chart diverging routes to the self-driving car

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2016

In their campaign for self-driving cars, Toyota Motor Corp. and Google Inc. share a vision of a world without car crashes, in which everyone -- including the elderly and disabled -- can easily get around....
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Toyota mulls new structure to groom future leaders, report says

Jan. 18, 2016 11:08 CET

Toyota is considering a management structure that groups businesses according to the product type in a shift away from a focus on geography, the Nikkei reported. The change will also help to nurture the next generation of company leaders, the paper said....
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HANS GREIMEL

Toyoda shows playful side at Lexus unveiling

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2016

Lexus unveiled the LC 500 with a debut as memorable and emotional as the sleek, sexy coupe....
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JAPAN'S LUXURY PLAN

Lexus, Acura and Infiniti search for halos in assault on Germans

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2016

There's a new luxury plan from Japan, and its message is emotion and power. Even as customers flock to their crossovers, the Japanese luxury brands are combating their traditional weakness in passenger cars. Lexus, Acura and Infiniti rolled out new cars at the Detroit auto show to redefine their brands....
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Fleet does more than its share for '15 sales

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2016

Fleet volume rose modestly in December but contributed proportionately more than its share to the record U.S. auto sales in 2015....
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Toyota ramps up its truck production, with caution

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2016

Toyota plans to boost output of light trucks in 2016 to tap the hot market for SUVs and crossovers, but it will do so cautiously with an eye to the flattening market, Toyota North America CEO Jim Lentz said....
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Auto industry, U.S. regulators agree to historic measures to improve recalls

11:05 am U.S. ET | Jan. 15, 2016

The U.S. Transportation Department and 17 automakers pledged to work together on safety measures and to improve recalls while the companies also agreed to voluntarily work with the government to identify cybersecurity threats....
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Ghosts of Rodney Dangerfield: The Lexus LC 500 and what people think

2:07 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2016

Lexus hopes to pump some high-powered adrenaline and glamour into its lineup with the LC 500. The sport coupe, with four seats, is expected to be priced at around $100,000. What journalists, analysts and others have to say about the LC 500, which was introduced at the Detroit auto show...
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Japan automakers hitch pickups to U.S. growth as gas prices slide

6:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2016

Japanese automakers are taking on the Detroit 3 and scrambling to expand their share of pickup truck sales in the United States, as record low gasoline prices curb demand for their once best-selling small and medium-sized sedans....
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