About Toyota’s Jim Lentz

Jim Lentz is a transformational leader at Toyota
#people #Honda #Toyota


Nissan to Close U.S. Offices for 2 Days

Nissan Motor Co. is closing down its U.S. offices for two days on Jan. 2-3 to cut costs as its sales and profits drop.
#Toyota #Nissan #Honda


Foreign-Brand Sales Climb 6% in U.S.

U.S. deliveries of foreign-brand passenger vehicles rose 6% to more than 788,000 units in November.
#Land Rover #Mazda #Hyundai


2020 Hyundai Sonata: The Style Returns

The model year 2011 Hyundai Sonata was transformative in terms of the design of a midsize sedan. And with the eighth-generation 2020 model, they’re doing it again.
#Hyundai #Autodata #HP


Paice Sues BMW Over Hybrid Tech

Hybrid powertrain inventor Paice LLC has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against BMW AG, claiming the German carmaker is using its technology illegally.
#BMW #legal #Hyundai

Corolla, CR-V, Ram Nab Green Vehicle Awards

Green Car Journal has named the Toyota Corolla, Honda CR-V and Ram 1500 pickup as its Green Car, SUV and Truck models of the year, respectively.
#Toyota #Honda

Materials & Lightweighting

2020 Acura RDX A-Spec

Too much about racing. Not enough about driving.
#Infiniti #Acura #Lexus


Calif. Bans Fleet Cars from Carmakers that Back Emission Rollbacks

California won’t buy new vehicles from carmakers that have supported the Trump administration’s legal battle to rescind the state’s right to set its own emission standard for greenhouse gases.
#Toyota #Chrysler #Honda

Interiors & Electronics

2019 Honda Passport Elite AWD

Bigger than a CR-V and just slightly smaller than the Pilot, Honda adds another SUV to the lineup
#HP #Honda #Ford


Honda Joins SAE Automated Vehicle Consortium

Honda Motor Co. has joined the Automated Vehicle Safety Consortium (AVSC), which was created in April by SAE International and industry partners to establish safety and testing guidelines for self-driving vehicles.
#Ford #Toyota #Honda


Additive Manufacturing, Fuel Cells & More

Carbon’s CEO talks advanced manufacturing and a Hyundai VP explains the application of hydrogen power for vehicles.
#Hyundai #Honda #people


Honda’s Revenue, Net Profit Slip

Honda Motor Co. has lowered its full fiscal year profit forecast by 6%, citing the effect of a stronger yen.
#Honda #asia


U.S. Subpoenas Carmakers Over Calif. Deal

The U.S. Dept. of Justice reportedly has issued civil subpoenas to four carmakers who struck a deal with California on vehicle emission targets
#Volkswagen #Honda #Ford

Mini Readies Pricey Works GP Speedster

BMW AG’s Mini unit says the latest John Cooper Works GP model will be the fastest and most expensive vehicle in the brand’s 60-year history.
#Honda #BMW #Volkswagen


Engineering the 2020 Escape

Key factors leading to the all-new generation of the crossover.
#Toyota #HP #Honda

Updated Honda CR-V Adds Tech, Trims Engine Offerings

Honda Motor Co.’s refreshed CR-V compact crossover is getting more standard safety features but will eliminate one of its two engine options.
#HP #Honda #asia


A Scary Look at the Auto Industry

A witch, a clown, a masked vigilante, and a doctor go into a studio. . . .
#Volkswagen #GeneralMotors #Peugeot


U.S. Sales Grow 3% for Foreign Brands

An extra selling day, coupled with hefty retail incentives, boosted October deliveries of foreign brand cars and light trucks in the U.S. by 3% to 744,300 units.
#Honda #Audi #BMW


Carmakers Back Trump on More Emission Cases

Several major carmakers are backing the Trump administration in two more lawsuits that challenge the government’s plan to strip California of its right to set pollution rules for cars.
#Mazda #legal #GeneralMotors


Hitachi, Honda Merge 4 Partsmaking Units

Hitachi Ltd. and Honda Motor Co. are creating a new company that combines four of their automotive and motorcycle components businesses.
#TriumphMotorcycles #Hitachi #Honda