Friday morning car news roundup, December 2, 2016

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Thursday morning car news roundup, December 1, 2016

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Akio Toyoda Puts Himself And 3 Top Managers In Charge Of Electric Car Drive

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Toyota president Akio Toyoda has assembled an all-star cast to run Toyota’s new electric car division, and put himself in charge of it, the company said today in an innocuous-looking change of personnel note.

As a sign of the importance of the new venture, Toyota’s EV department is headed by three of Toyota’s top managers. Akio Toyoda is joined by Toyota EVPs and board members Mitsuhisa Kato and Shigeki Terashi, both central figures in Toyota’s high tech research and development.

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Wednesday morning car news roundup, November 30, 2016

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Nissan Reveals How Connected Cars Are Turned Into A Goldmine

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If you ask yourself how automakers will monetize the data collected from their cars once they are connected, all you need to do is listen to Nissan’s global after-sales chief Kent O’Hara. Connectivity “will allow us to retain more service customers … [Continue reading]

Toyota And Volkswagen In Fierce Battle For World’s Largest Automaker Title

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With only two laps to go in the race for the title of World’s Largest Automaker, Volkswagen squeezed ahead of Toyota by just 9,000 units in year-to-date deliveries, data released by the companies show. Separated by a rounding error, the two global … [Continue reading]

Tuesday morning car news roundup, November 29, 2016

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Top News: Fiat heir Lapo Elkann arrested in New York over false reporting of incident - Automotive News: Lapo Elkann, grandson of the late Fiat patriarch Gianni Agnelli, was arrested and charged in New York with falsely reporting an... Lexus … [Continue reading]

Monday morning car news roundup, November 28, 2016

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Top News: New Volkswagen Arteon - CC replacement shown for first time - Autocar: New Arteon executive saloon will be revealed at the Geneva motor show next year, and will go on sale in the summer Toyota Gazoo Racing: what the heck is a Gazoo … [Continue reading]