#TOYOTA

Design

Toyota, Harley-Davidson Nab Top Lightweighting Awards

Electric motorcycles, free-standing seat frames, composite steering knuckles and tension leaf springs

Regulations

New Hampshire Readies Flying Cars…for Roads

“Jetson Bill” targets roadable aircrafts

Subaru Kills BRZ, New Sports Coupe Coming

Next-generation model and its Toyota twin could debut next year

Autonomous Vehicles

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

Software holding company includes former TRI-AD autonomous vehicle unit

Lidar Supplier Luminar Adds Auto Veterans as Production Nears

Team will support 2022 launch with Volvo Cars

Marketing

Subaru, Lexus Head J.D. Power Loyalty Ratings

But repurchase rates don’t always match long-term vehicle performance

Economics

All Toyota Plants Running for First Time in 5 Months

A testimony to persistence as factory in Venezuela reopens

Hybrid

Tesla Cuts Price of Model Y by $3,000

EV maker slashed prices of other models in late May.

Business

Honda Expands Partnership with Chinese Battery Giant

The deal is the latest win for CATL, which claims to be the world’s largest battery supplier.

Electronics

Toyota Touts New Electronics Plating Tech

Stamping-type process designed to cut waste and manufacturing emissions

Assembly

Will USMCA Coax Jobs to U.S.? Maybe Not

Some companies are opting to hike wages in Mexico—or pay higher tariffs

Mobility

Auto Brands Slipping in Value, Except Tesla

Toyota continues to lead the way

Autonomous Vehicles

Amazon to Buy Zoox Robo-Car Startup

Focus is automated ride-hailing, package delivery services

Economics

PSA Says COVID Makes FCA Merger More Critical

Tavares says promised savings and synergies gain value

Quality

This Year’s Best Interiors: Quality at Any Price

WardsAuto’s annual list had plenty of variety

Hybrid

2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Platinum AWD

Yes it is a hybrid. It is efficient. It is also a well-appointed midsize crossover

Production

Baseball, Apple Pie and Tesla?

California EV maker and Honda are tops in American-made vehicles, new Ford Ranger is No. 1 model

Interiors & Electronics

NACTOY Announces 2021 Candidates

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

Business

What Suppliers Look for from OEMs

What do suppliers think about their customers? Well, that answer—with a couple of exceptions—isn’t exactly a resounding hurrah.

Business

EU Opens Antitrust Probe into FCA-PSA Merger

Focus will be on small commercial vans, and maybe more

Hybrid

VW Hikes Stake Again in Next-Gen Batterymaker

Next step is pilot plant for solid-state EV batteries

Steel

Structural Engineering the 2021 Lexus IS

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

Design

Designers Talk 2021 Nissan Rogue

All-new design for the most important vehicle in Nissan’s portfolio means the designers had to execute a fine line of respecting the present while creating the future

Business

“Revolution” at Toyota

Titles matter and this title is something you might see at a Silicon Valley startup, not a giant OEM.