Japan Future Product

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.