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About Toyota’s Jim Lentz

Jim Lentz is a transformational leader at Toyota

Gary S. Vasilash
Editor-in-Chief, Automotive Design & Production

Bob Carter on 2019 Sales

A solid year, Carter says
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The Market in China

Are vehicle sales in China down? Sure. But that may be a temporary glitch in what otherwise seemed to be a relentless increase over the past several years.
#Tesla #Lincoln #Cadillac

Eaton’s eMobility Unit Targets Fast Growth

Eaton Corp.’s year-old eMobility business aims to hike annual sales of electrification products from $350 million in 2019 to $2 billion-$4 billion by 2030, says Scott Adams, who heads the unit’s sales and product strategy.
#Eaton

2019 Honda Civic Touring

While some OEMs are abandoning or de-emphasizing cars, the Civic is now in its 10th generation and going strong—literally and figuratively
#Honda #Toyota #HP

Peak Auto: What It Could Mean to You Propulsion

With the age of car-sharing, battery-powered fleets, and self-driving cars quickly approaching, many automakers are trying to reinvent themselves into mobility companies.

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The Detroit Auto Show’s Summer Strategy

Next year’s auto show in Detroit will move from early January to mid-June and double in size with 1 million square feet of new outdoor “floorspace” devoted to hands-on activities.

Testing EV Systems for Leaks

Nobody wants water leaking into electric car battery packs. But keeping them dry can be a challenge, says Thomas Parker, North American automotive sales manager for Inficon Holding AG.

EY: Bullish About Car Sales—and Mobility as a Service

EY is bullish about the conventional auto industry but urges it to embrace a strategy that combines carmaking with the emerging trend toward mobility as a service.

Magna Scales Back Autonomy Partnership with Lyft

Refocuses efforts on ADAS and semi-autonomous tech
#tech #Magna

Genesis GV80 Reveal: 4 Takeaways

Hyundai’s luxury marque’s first crossover hits the mark on styling and tech. Will it sell?
#asia #tech #Bugatti

Magna Scales Back Autonomy Partnership with Lyft

Refocuses efforts on ADAS and semi-autonomous tech
#tech #Magna

Europe’s Car Sales Eke Out 1% Gain

New-car sales in Europe advanced 1% last year but could stall in 2020.
#europe

Genesis GV80 Reveal: 4 Takeaways

Hyundai’s luxury marque’s first crossover hits the mark on styling and tech. Will it sell?
#asia #tech #Bugatti

Russia’s Sales Recovery Expires

Russia’s promising car sales revival ended in December after only two years, leaving the market 40% below its all-time high reached seven years earlier.
#europe

Kia's Big Plans for EVs, Advanced Mobility

Targets annual sales of 500,000 with a 6.6% EV market share by 2026
#asia #Kia #Hyundai

U.S. Car Sales Stay Above 17 Million Again

Carmakers have for the first time topped 17 million car and light-truck sales for five years in a row. They surpassed 17 million units only twice before: in 2000 and 2001.
#Honda #Toyota #Subaru

Mazda Sales Weaken But Racing Spirit Is Strong

Even though its U.S. sales aren’t doing particularly well, Mazda has launched a new Mazda3 for customers who happen to participate in an international touring car series. Honest.
#Mazda #HP #racing

Diesels in Europe: Bad Numbers, But Not That Bad

Yes, the number of diesels is down in Europe, but comparatively speaking. . . .
#Volkswagen

Global Sales to Fall 3% This Year

Global light-vehicle sales will decline 3% this year to 92.1 million units amid ongoing trade tensions and other lingering concerns and uncertainties, says Jeff Schuster, president of global vehicle forecasting for LMC Automotive.