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Autonomous Vehicles

Toyota’s New World View: A “Woven Planet”

Software holding company includes former TRI-AD autonomous vehicle unit

Design

Lexus LS Adds Tech, Improves NVH

Midcycle update will arrive in U.S. early next year

Tesla Finishes Last In J.D. Power IQS

Not that the company wanted to participate in the study that’s been helping OEMs improve their products for 34 years, though. Kia and Dodge tie for the vehicles with the fewest problems per 100 vehicles.

Quality

Dodge Soars to Top of J.D. Power Quality Report

New survey questions turn 2020 results topsy-turvy

Interiors & Electronics

NACTOY Announces 2021 Candidates

Yes, COVID-19 notwithstanding, there are still significant car launches happening this year

Design

Cars Without Coffee: Jon Ikeda Isn’t Your Typical Exec

Fourteenth in a series. One could say he’s definitionally a “car guy”

Aluminum

Structural Engineering the 2021 Lexus IS

The compact sport sedan from Lexus is not just track-tested, but track-developed

Interiors

Lexus GS Brings on the Black. Gloss Black

Limited-edition sport sedan coming this summer to a dealer near you. And there will be just 200 built.

Design

Cars Without Coffee: Inside Kevin Hunter’s Garage

Tenth in a series. Yes, he’s a designer. But he also likes the visceral enjoyment of driving (good-looking vehicles).

Sales

What the Golden State Says About the Market

It has the landscape of several states, the population of several more and a demand for vehicles that may become more of the national norm.

Interiors & Electronics

Inside Story on Seats: New Designs, New Tech

Here’s a look at some of the latest in seating developments for the industry

Business

GM and Ford Have a Lot of Loyalty

2019 customers show solid support for OEMs with Automotive Loyalty Awards

Regulations

Toyota Recalls 3.2 Million Sketchy Fuel Pumps Worldwide

Expanded campaign targets 7 years of production

AI

Toyota Invests in Self-Driving Tech Startup

Pony.ai lands $462 million in latest funding round and expands tests programs in California

Business

‘Consumer Reports’ and the State of the U.S. OEMs

Plenty of the vehicles on the list of the top 10 are made in the U.S. But not by the traditional companies.

Marketing

Porsche Jumps to Top of CR Best-Car Ratings

Another year of surprising ups and downs

Production

Mazda, Subaru, Hyundai Group Top IIHS Safety Ratings

Tougher headlight criteria reduce number of Top Safety Pick+ winners

Marketing

Cars Keep Getting More Reliable

The J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study proves cars are more dependable than ever, even though they also keep getting more complicated.

Marketing

World’s Top Auto Brands Defend Their Rankings

Brands are forever jockeying for superiority over their rivals.

Mobility

Spacebreaking Designs

Lexus envisions lunar travel

Interiors

JLR Aims to Reshape Driver's Seat Fitness

In the middle of a long trip, motorists often feel the need to “stretch their legs” to relieve stiffness. Jaguar Land Rover is developing a seating system to help.

Design

2019 Lexus ES 350 Ultra Luxury

For being the “entry-lux” sedan, this really is one fine automobile

Hybrid

Caddy ICE Age Coming to an End?

The bulk of Cadillac’s lineup—and perhaps all of it—will consist of electric vehicles by 2030, the company says.

Mobility

Car Dealer Touts Multi-Brand Subscriptions

 Ohio car dealer Bernie Moreno is betting on a multi-brand luxury subscription service.