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Japan's smaller automakers bank on CUVs

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 24, 2015
Mazda, Mitsubishi and Subaru, the three smaller Japanese automakers selling cars in the U.S., have a shared challenge of keeping up with larger rivals.

New global architecture for Subaru

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 24, 2015
As new products roll out, Subaru will switch to a new global architecture that debuts on next year's 2017 Impreza hatchback and sedan. The architecture will underpin all future redesigns and a new full-size crossover.

Mazda rounds out its Skyactiv lineup

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 24, 2015
When it unveils the redesigned CX-9 crossover this fall, Mazda will have built an entire lineup of products with Skyactiv technology and Kodo design.

As Mitsu restocks lineup, future remains murky

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 24, 2015
Mitsubishi Motors Corp. announced in July that it plans to sell or shutter its assembly plant in Normal, Ill.

Honda's $16,000 coupe sells out in Japan after first production run

4:08 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 7, 2015
Honda has sold out all 8,600 of its new roadsters slated for production this year and is fully booked through June.

Pickups, crossovers and powertrain dominate Japan 3 plans

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 27, 2015
Japan's big three of Toyota, Nissan and Honda have ambitious -- but divergent -- plans for the the next five years.

Toyota begins shift to global platform

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 27, 2015
During the next few years, will see many of Toyota's cars and crossovers will migrate to versions of the automaker's new modular global platform,...

Long-starved Scion gets a serving of new cars, crossovers

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 27, 2015
After years of neglect from parent company Toyota, Scion is finally seeing new products roll in.

A supercar, then a mini crossover for Acura

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 27, 2015
Next year will finally see Acura's long-awaited NSX hybrid supercar land in customer hands.

Honda in line for plug-in, a turbo injection

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 27, 2015
Honda fans have plenty to look forward to in the near future, as the company looks to turbocharging, a resurrected truck, a dedicated plug-in hybrid,...

Lexus arms for luxury battle with updated CT, new crossover

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 27, 2015
The next few years will see Lexus fill key holes in its lineup with a rethought entry-level CT, a new three-row crossover above the RX and even a...

Nissan aims for volume sweet spots with rollouts

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 27, 2015
Four big model splashes will dominate Nissan Division's product rollouts for the next 12 months.

Infiniti's bold overhaul begins next spring

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 27, 2015
Infiniti remains on course with a full slate of new models that it revealed over the past year, scheduled to roll out between early 2016 and 2018.

Toyota's mean, green fuel-cell car dons racing stripes

8:52 am U.S. ET | Nov. 1, 2014
Toyota's new hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle broke cover at a Japan rally race with speed demon Akio Toyoda behind the wheel to prove that the green car...

Honda says quarterly North American operating profit drops 14%

10:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 28, 2014
Falling sales and hefty incentives undercut North American profit at Honda in the latest quarter, as the automaker trimmed its full-year sales and...

Infotainment glitches haunt automakers in Consumer Reports' reliability survey

12:45 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 27, 2014
Infotainment hiccups nagged the industry in the Consumer Reports 2014 Annual Auto Reliability Survey, while problems with the Q50 caused Infiniti's...

Mitsubishi to tweak design for a unified look

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 25, 2014
Mitsubishi will improve its U.S.

Subaru moves to 1 platform, new generation of engine technology

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 25, 2014
Subaru is riding on the success of its strategy to redesign all of its vehicles primarily for the United States and equip them with competitive...

Mazda making big changes fast

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 25, 2014
Mazda continues to roll out product changes at a pace that's more associated with the world of apps than autos.

Hybrids, crossovers key vehicles from Japan

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 25, 2014
While Subaru and Mazda are investing heavily in higher-tech vehicles riding on new or updated platforms over the next several years, Mitsubishi will...

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