Toyota http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53660/more en Despite Falling Gas Prices, CAFE Targets Unlikely to Change http://wardsauto.com/politics/despite-falling-gas-prices-cafe-targets-unlikely-change <div class="node-body article-body">The increasingly global nature of the auto industry and emissions regulations all but rule out major changes. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/despite-falling-gas-prices-cafe-targets-unlikely-change" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/despite-falling-gas-prices-cafe-targets-unlikely-change#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Ford General Motors Hyundai Toyota Emissions Fuel Economy Product Development Fri, 19 Dec 2014 12:24:00 +0000 1182231 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Cheap gas won&rsquo;t hurt demand for new Mirai fuel-cell car or next-generation Prius, Toyota says.</strong></p> Toyota Mirai Mixed Bag http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/toyota-mirai-mixed-bag <div class="field-deck"> <font color="#800517">Test Drive </font> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The FCV’s fun-to-drive nature is a surprise, but so is the compressor noise and limited passenger space.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/toyota-mirai-mixed-bag" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/toyota-mirai-mixed-bag#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Test Drives North America U.S. Toyota Test Drives Air Liquide California CUV FCHV-adv FCV FirstElement fuel-cell stack fuel-cell vehicle Highlander Honda hybrid hydrogen Hyundai Mirai motor Prius stack Toyota Tucson Thu, 18 Dec 2014 12:04:00 +0000 1183661 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Toyota Mirai FCV on sale Q4 2015 in California.</strong></p> '16 Toyota Mirai http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/16-toyota-mirai <div class="node-body gallery-body">Toyota's forthcoming mass-market fuel-cell vehicle, the Mirai, has a unique exterior appearance reflecting the unique technology beneath its sheetmetal. The interior is comfortable, but down-market for an almost $60,000 car.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/16-toyota-mirai" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/16-toyota-mirai#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Test Drives North America U.S. Toyota Test Drives Thu, 18 Dec 2014 12:03:00 +0000 1183691 at http://wardsauto.com Weak Yen Fuels Strong Year for Japanese Automakers http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/weak-yen-fuels-strong-year-japanese-automakers <div class="node-body article-body">Domestic sales fell after the national consumption tax was increased April 1, but the decline was offset by brisk demand in North America and the effects of the weaker yen against the dollar, among other pluses.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/weak-yen-fuels-strong-year-japanese-automakers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/weak-yen-fuels-strong-year-japanese-automakers#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Europe North America Asia Pacific - Regional Europe - Regional North America - Regional Japan Daihatsu Honda Mitsubishi Nissan Subaru Suzuki Toyota Finance Production Sales Results Vehicle Assembly Thu, 18 Dec 2014 11:03:00 +0000 1185041 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Rogue helps power Nissan&rsquo;s bullish sales forecast.</strong></p> UAW Chief Pledges to Narrow 2-Tier Wage Gap http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/uaw-chief-pledges-narrow-2-tier-wage-gap <div class="node-body article-body">Dennis Williams does not seem convinced complete wage parity will occur, as he talks about “bridging” the gap between the two levels and stresses that the automakers must continue to be successful.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/uaw-chief-pledges-narrow-2-tier-wage-gap" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/uaw-chief-pledges-narrow-2-tier-wage-gap#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics North America U.S. Chrysler Ford General Motors Nissan Toyota Labor & Human Resources Trade United Auto Workers (UAW) 2-tier wage Bob King Dennis Williams Trans Pacific Partnership Mon, 15 Dec 2014 19:00:00 +0000 1182061 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>UAW President Williams speaks to journalists at Solidarity House. </strong></p> Lexus Keeping Eye on Tesla’s Mall-Store Strategy http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/lexus-keeping-eye-tesla-s-mall-store-strategy <div class="node-body article-body">The low-pressure retail environment pioneered by Tesla may appeal to younger car buyers, who by and large don’t enjoy the traditional dealership experience.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/lexus-keeping-eye-tesla-s-mall-store-strategy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/lexus-keeping-eye-tesla-s-mall-store-strategy#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Lexus Retail Sales & Marketing Audi BMW Brian Smith dealership Jeff Bracken Lexus LS mall stores Mercedes Model S Porsche Tesla younger car buyers Thu, 11 Dec 2014 12:24:00 +0000 1175371 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Tesla Model S outselling Lexus LS this year.</strong></p> Ranger Outrunning Hilux in NZ Pickup Sales Race http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/ranger-outrunning-hilux-nz-pickup-sales-race <div class="node-body article-body">The Ranger is within striking distance of New Zealand’s top-selling light vehicle, the Toyota Corolla, with only 26 units separating them through October.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/ranger-outrunning-hilux-nz-pickup-sales-race" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/ranger-outrunning-hilux-nz-pickup-sales-race#comments Premium Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Australia New Zealand Ford Toyota Sales Results Fri, 05 Dec 2014 10:30:00 +0000 1171961 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Ranger sales through October up 31% among Kiwis, 25% among Aussies.</strong></p> 2015 Ward's 10 Best Engines Roundtable - Part One http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-engines/2015-wards-10-best-engines-roundtable-part-one <div class="node-body video-body">WardsAuto editors gather for a roundtable discussion of several EV and hybrid vehicles vying for 2015 Ward's 10 Best Engines honors. Vehicles discussed include: BMW i3 (range extender and pure EV), Fiat 500e, Hyundai Tucson, Kia Soul EV, Lexus NX, Volkswagen e-Golf.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-engines/2015-wards-10-best-engines-roundtable-part-one" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-engines/2015-wards-10-best-engines-roundtable-part-one#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology Test Drives Ward's 10 Best Engines North America U.S. BMW Fiat Hyundai Kia Lexus Volkswagen Engines Test Drives Thu, 04 Dec 2014 14:57:00 +0000 1171351 at http://wardsauto.com November Result Pushes Oz Sales Past 1 Million Mark http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/november-result-pushes-oz-sales-past-1-million-mark <div class="node-body article-body">The Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries says it expects the full-year result to top 1.1 million units, possibly breaking the record 1,136,227 deliveries set in 2013.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/november-result-pushes-oz-sales-past-1-million-mark" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/november-result-pushes-oz-sales-past-1-million-mark#comments Premium Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Australia Holden Hyundai Jeep Mazda Mitsubishi Toyota Sales Results Wed, 03 Dec 2014 18:00:00 +0000 1171091 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Mazda3 tops 2013 sales leader Toyota Corolla in November.</strong></p> Lentz Still Wants Scion to Become Small-Premium Brand http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/lentz-still-wants-scion-become-small-premium-brand <div class="node-body article-body">The Toyota brand fills the “affordable-car” niche while Lexus’ desire to stay above $30,000 with its models makes small-premium a good positioning, the Toyota North American CEO says.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/lentz-still-wants-scion-become-small-premium-brand" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/lentz-still-wants-scion-become-small-premium-brand#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Dealers Sales & Marketing Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Scion Management & Strategy Future Products Vehicles in Operation Audi A3 Auris chicken tax concept CUV Doug Murtha FR-S iM iQ Jack Hollis Jim Lentz Kia Lexus Los Angeles Mercedes CLA New York pickup Prius C Production Scion small-premium Soul SUV tC Toyota xB xD Yaris Wed, 03 Dec 2014 12:17:00 +0000 1167721 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Scion iM concept to spur 2015 production model.</strong></p>