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Toyota will drop diesel cars in Europe this year

March 6, 2018 08:41 CET
Toyota will stop selling diesel passenger cars in Europe by the end of this year, opting to put more emphasis on its gasoline-electric hybrids. Diesels account for less than 10 percent of the automaker's car sales in the region.

Toyota shuffle creates diverse board

March 2, 2018 10:59 CET
President Akio Toyoda has shuffled his company's board of directors, installing the first female director and appointing a British Paralympic medalist. After the new board is seated, it will arguably be Toyota's most diverse ever.

Renault board member quits ahead of CEO succession meeting, report says

Feb. 11, 2018 20:25 CET
Renault board member Thierry Desmarest has resigned from the automaker, Reuters reported, days ahead of a meeting at which CEO Carlos Ghosn will ask directors to back his chosen successor's appointment.

Toyota lagging on technology? No, just quiet.

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 30, 2017
The pioneer of the Prius and lean manufacturing wants the world to know it's not falling behind on electrification -- or autonomous technology, for that matter.

VIDEO: First Shift: Japan's inspection scandal hits Subaru

8:15 am U.S. ET | Oct. 27, 2017
Subaru admits 30 years of inspection violations; Facebook partners with Edmunds, Cars.com; VW profit up 15%; Toyota's 'French guy' on profits, PowerPoints and 'pointless' pursuits.

LUCA CIFERRI

Toyota is not seeking No. 1 status; still cautious on EVs

4:03 am U.S. ET | Oct. 26, 2017
Didier Leroy showed the new face of a much more adventurous Toyota at the Tokyo auto show this week.

Toyota says Brexit 'fog' must clear to safeguard UK plant

Oct. 25, 2017 14:29 CET
Toyota will have to think about the future of its UK plant if Britain loses tariff-free access to the EU's single market, Executive Vice President Didier Leroy said.

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Toyota CCO Leroy aims to push automaker to next level

Sept. 6, 2017 06:01 CET
Toyota's Didier Leroy is one of the top executives tasked with streamlining the automaker's operations to lift profits. Leroy explained the challenges of meeting this goal with Automotive News Europe.

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Check out the ANE monthly magazine for September

Sept. 4, 2017 06:01 CET
The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine is ready to view. The new edition looks at why Ford, Nissan, Kia and Volkswagen are packing their new subcompact cars with cutting-edge technology.

ANE's September issue goes live Monday

Sept. 1, 2017 06:01 CET
The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine goes live on Monday, September 4. The new edition looks at why Ford, Nissan, Kia and Volkswagen are packing their new subcompact cars with cutting-edge technology.

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Check out the ANE monthly magazine for July

July 3, 2017 06:01 CET
The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine is ready to view. The new edition looks at the significant shifts taking place at Porsche to help it keep pace with the industry’s game-changing megatrends.

ANE's July issue goes live Monday

June 30, 2017 06:01 CET
The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine goes live on Monday, July 3. The new edition looks at the significant shifts taking place at Porsche to help it keep pace with the industry’s game-changing megatrends.

 
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Stadler's words return to haunt him

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70 years later, appreciating the genius of Ferry Porsche

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Why VW should share its skateboard and change the world

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Land Rover sets course for Defender to come home

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Volvo's Polestar commits to guiding light feature

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The Elkann style: Sustainability … at Ferrari speed

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Why BMW's new 3 series needs to up its game

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12:01 am U.S. ET | June 6 2018

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Why Chinese cars, crossovers should worry Europe's brands

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12:01 am U.S. ET | June 2 2018

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VW Group's new CEO Diess may have too much power

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