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» Group Brand Nameplate \ Model Release Year Segment Powertrain Drive Category
    Honda
Last modified:
04/09/14
    Honda
    2014
    Subcompact
    Conventional
    (gasoline)
    FWD
    Redesign
    Mitsubishi
Last modified:
04/07/14
    Mitsubishi
    2015
    Compact
    Conventional
    (gasoline)
    AWD/FWD
    Re-engineering
    Toyota
Last modified:
04/07/14
    Toyota
    2014
    Mid-sized
    Conventional
    (gasoline)
    FWD
    Freshen
    Nissan
Last modified:
03/10/14
    Nissan
    2014
    Subcompact
    Conventional
    (gasoline)
    4WD/FWD
    Freshen
    Fuji Heavy Industries
Last modified:
02/10/14
    Subaru
    2014
    Mid-sized
    Conventional
    (gasoline)
    AWD
    Redesign
    Nissan
Last modified:
02/03/14
    Infiniti
    2014
    Premium SUV
    Conventional
    (gasoline)
    RWD
    Freshen
    Nissan
Last modified:
02/03/14
    Infiniti
    2016
    Premium CUV
    Conventional
    (gasoline)
    FWD
    Possible
    Toyota
Last modified:
02/03/14
    Lexus
      Premium CUV
      Conventional
      (gasoline)
      4WD/FWD
      Freshen
      Honda
    Last modified:
    12/14/13
      Honda
      2016
      Compact
      Conventional
      FWD
      Redesign
      Honda
    Last modified:
    12/14/13
      Honda
      2015
      Alternative power
      Alternative
      (fuel cell)
      FWD
      Redesign
      Honda
    Last modified:
    12/14/13
      Honda
      2014
      Subcompact
      Conventional
      (gasoline)
      AWD/FWD
      New
      Nissan
    Last modified:
    12/14/13
      Nissan
      2018
      Mini
      Conventional
      (gasoline)
      RWD
      New
      Nissan
    Last modified:
    12/14/13
      Nissan
      2018
      Alternative power
      Alternative
      (electric)
      RWD
      Possible
      Toyota
    Last modified:
    12/14/13
      Toyota
      2015
      Alternative power
      Alternative
      (hybrid)
      FWD
      Redesign
      Fuji Heavy Industries
      Subaru
      2016
      Mid-sized CUV
      Conventional
      (gasoline)
      AWD
      New
      Fuji Heavy Industries
      Subaru
      2014
      Compact
      Conventional
      (gasoline)
      AWD
      Redesign
      Fuji Heavy Industries
      Subaru
      2014
      Mid-sized
      Conventional
      (gasoline)
      AWD
      Redesign
      Fuji Heavy Industries
      Subaru
      2014
      Compact
      Conventional
      (gasoline)
      AWD
      Freshen
      Fuji Heavy Industries
      Subaru
      2015
      Compact Sporty
      Conventional
      (gasoline)
      RWD
      Freshen
      Fuji Heavy Industries
      Subaru
      2015
      Compact CUV
      Conventional
      (gasoline)
      AWD
      Freshen
      Fuji Heavy Industries
      Subaru
      2017
      Compact CUV
      Conventional
      (gasoline)
      AWD
      Freshen
      Fuji Heavy Industries
      Subaru
      2016
      Compact
      Conventional
      (gasoline)
      AWD
      Possible
      Honda
      Honda
      2016
      Minivan
      Conventional
      (gasoline)
      FWD
      Redesign
      Honda
      Acura
      2017
      Compact Luxury
      Conventional
      (gasoline)
      FWD
      Redesign
      Honda
      Honda
      2017
      Compact SUV
      Conventional
      (gasoline)
      AWD/FWD
      Redesign
      Honda
      Honda
      2017
      Mid-sized
      Conventional
      (gasoline)
      FWD
      Redesign
      Honda
      Acura
      2015
      Premium Sporty
      Conventional
      (gasoline)
      AWD
      New
      Honda
      Honda
      2015
      Alternative power
      Alternative
      (hybrid)
      FWD
      Redesign
      Honda
      Honda
      2016
      Subcompact
      Alternative
      (electric)
      FWD
      Redesign
      Honda
      Acura
      2014
      Mid-sized Luxury
      Conventional
      (gasoline)
      AWD/FWD
      Redesign
      Honda
      Honda
      2015
      Mid-sized
      Conventional
      (gasoline)
      AWD/FWD
      Redesign
      Mazda
      Mazda
      2014
      Compact CUV
      Conventional
      (gasoline)
      AWD/FWD
      Re-engineering
      Mazda
      Mazda
      2014
      Mid-sized
      Conventional
      (gasoline)
      FWD
      Re-engineering
      Mazda
      Mazda
      2014
      Mid-sized
      Conventional
      (diesel)
      FWD
      New
      Mazda
      Mazda
      2014
      Subcompact
      Conventional
      (gasoline)
      FWD
      Redesign
      Mazda
      Mazda
      2015
      Compact Sporty
      Conventional
      (gasoline)
      RWD
      Redesign
      Mazda
      Mazda
      2015
      Large CUV
      Conventional
      (gasoline)
      AWD/FWD
      Redesign
      Mitsubishi
      Mitsubishi
      2015
      Subcompact
      Conventional
      (gasoline)
      FWD
      New
      Mitsubishi
      Mitsubishi
      2015
      Compact CUV
      Alternative
      (hybrid)
      AWD/FWD
      New
      Mitsubishi
      Mitsubishi
      2014
      Compact CUV
      Conventional
      (gasoline)
      AWD/FWD
      Re-engineering
      Mitsubishi
      Mitsubishi
      2015
      Compact CUV
      Conventional
      (gasoline)
      AWD/FWD
      Freshen
      Mitsubishi
      Mitsubishi
      2016
      Mid-sized SUV
      Conventional
      (gasoline)
      4WD/RWD
      Possible
      Nissan
      Infiniti
      2015
      Compact Luxury
      Conventional
      (gasoline)
      FWD
      Possible
      Nissan
      Nissan
      2016
      Compact Sporty
      Conventional
      (gasoline)
      RWD
      Possible
      Nissan
      Nissan
      2014
      Large
      Conventional
      (gasoline)
      FWD
      Redesign
      Nissan
      Nissan
      2014
      Mid-sized CUV
      Conventional
      (gasoline)
      FWD
      Redesign
      Nissan
      Infiniti
      2014
      Compact Luxury
      Conventional
      (gasoline)
      AWD/RWD
      New
      Nissan
      Infiniti
      2014
      Compact Luxury
      Conventional
      (gasoline)
      AWD/RWD
      New
      Nissan
      Nissan
      2017
      Alternative power
      Alternative
      (electric)
      FWD
      Re-engineering
      Nissan
      Nissan
      2014
      Premium Sporty
      Conventional
      (gasoline)
      RWD
      Freshen
      Nissan
      Infiniti
      2014
      Mid-sized Luxury
      Conventional
      (gasoline)
      AWD/RWD
      Freshen
      Nissan
      Nissan
      2015
      Subcompact
      Conventional
      (gasoline)
      FWD
      Freshen
      Nissan
      Nissan
      2014
      Compact Pickup
      Conventional
      (gasoline)
      RWD
      Freshen
      Nissan
      Nissan
      2014
      Compact SUV
      Conventional
      (gasoline)
      RWD
      Freshen
      Nissan
      Infiniti
      2016
      Mid-sized CUV
      Conventional
      (gasoline)
      AWD/RWD
      Redesign
      Nissan
      Infiniti
      2016
      Premium CUV
      Conventional
      (gasoline)
      AWD/RWD
      Redesign
      Nissan
      Nissan
      2015
      Full-sized Pickup
      Conventional
      (gasoline)
      RWD
      Redesign
      Nissan
      Nissan
      2015
      Large SUV
      Conventional
      (gasoline)
      RWD
      Redesign
      Nissan
      Nissan
      2014
      Mid-sized
      Conventional
      (gasoline)
      FWD
      Freshen
      Nissan
      Infiniti
      2017
      Alternative power
      Alternative
      (electric)
      FWD
      Possible
      Nissan
      Nissan
      2016
      Minivan
      Alternative
      (electric)
      FWD
      Possible
      Nissan
      Infiniti
      2017
      Premium Sporty
      Alternative
      (hybrid)
      RWD
      Possible
      Toyota
      Toyota
      2016
      Mid-sized
      Conventional
      (gasoline)
      FWD
      Redesign
      Toyota
      Toyota
      2016
      Minivan
      Conventional
      (gasoline)
      AWD/FWD
      Redesign
      Toyota
      Lexus
      2016
      Compact Luxury
      Conventional
      (gasoline)
      AWD/RWD
      Freshen
      Toyota
      Toyota
      2015
      Subcompact
      Conventional
      (gasoline)
      FWD
      Redesign
      Toyota
      Toyota
      2016
      Mid-sized SUV
      Conventional
      (gasoline)
      4WD/RWD
      Redesign
      Toyota
      Toyota
      2017
      Large
      Conventional
      (gasoline)
      FWD
      Redesign
      Toyota
      Lexus
      2016
      Premium CUV
      Conventional
      (gasoline)
      NA
      New
      Toyota
      Lexus
      2014
      Compact Luxury
      Conventional
      (gasoline)
      RWD
      New
      Toyota
      Lexus
      2014
      Premium CUV
      Conventional
      (gasoline)
      NA
      New
      Toyota
      Lexus
      2014
      Compact Luxury
      Alternative
      (hybrid)
      RWD
      New
      Toyota
      Lexus
      2015
      Premium CUV
      Alternative
      (hybrid)
      NA
      New
      Toyota
      Lexus
      2015
      Exotic
      Alternative
      (hybrid)
      RWD
      New
      Toyota
      Toyota
      2015
      Alternative power
      Alternative
      (fuel cell)
      NA
      New
      Toyota
      Toyota
      2014
      Compact Pickup
      Conventional
      (gasoline)
      4WD/RWD
      Redesign
      Toyota
      Lexus
      2015
      Premium CUV
      Conventional
      (gasoline)
      AWD/FWD
      Redesign
      Toyota
      Scion
      2014
      Subcompact
      Conventional
      (gasoline)
      NA
      Re-engineering
      Toyota
      Lexus
      2016
      Alternative power
      Alternative
      (hybrid)
      FWD
      Redesign
      Toyota
      Toyota
      2014
      Large CUV
      Conventional
      (gasoline)
      AWD/FWD
      Redesign
      Toyota
      Toyota
      2016
      Compact Sporty
      Conventional
      (gasoline)
      RWD
      Possible
      Toyota
      Scion
      2015
      Compact
      Conventional
      (gasoline)
      NA
      Possible
     

    Japan Automakers

    2 former Diamond Electric execs to plead guilty in price-fixing scheme

    12:51 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 31, 2014
    Two former senior-level executives with Japanese supplier Diamond Electric Manufacturing have agreed to plead guilty to felony charges in the ongoing global auto parts price-fixing investigation, the Department of Justice said today.... Read More »

    Honda makes big bet on small Vezel crossover

    12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 23, 2013
    In Japan, the hybrid version of the Honda Vezel is expected to account for 90 percent of sales of the new Fit-based compact crossover. Not so in the United States.... Read More »

    '14 Highlander: Same engines, much more juice

    12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 16, 2013
    Toyota hopes that with a 2014 redesign the Highlander can gain segment supremacy.... Read More »

    Honda commits to 2nd-gen Ridgeline

    12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 16, 2013
    Honda says it will launch an all-new second generation of the Ridgeline within two years.... Read More »

    3 Japanese rivals follow differing paths

    12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 26, 2013
    A look at Japan's smaller automakers reveals three companies operating in the United States from very different positions.... Read More »

    Mazda6, CX-5 to get earlier updates

    12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 26, 2013
    Mazda is in the middle of a product blitz that will put its Skyactiv technologies, designed to cut weight and boost fuel economy, in nearly all of its vehicles by the end of 2015.... Read More »

    Subaru plans sportier WRX/STI next year

    12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 26, 2013
    Starting in 2016, Subaru of America will produce the redesigned four- and five-door Impreza compact at its Lafayette, Ind., plant. The vehicle will go on sale in late 2016 or early 2017.... Read More »

    Mitsubishi patches some holes in its lineup

    12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 26, 2013
    Mitsubishi has gaping holes in its lineup and a lot of uncertainty as it looks to revive its waning fortunes in the United States.... Read More »

    Japan's big brands aim for tech, sizzle

    12:01 am U.S. ET | July 29, 2013
    Plenty is in the works for the Japanese import brands and another California-based carmaker, Tesla.... Read More »

    Small cars big part of Toyota plans

    12:01 am U.S. ET | July 29, 2013
    While Toyota plays catch-up in areas such as direct injection, it is moving ahead in others.... Read More »

    Lexus to increase its sporty quotient

    12:01 am U.S. ET | July 29, 2013
    Lexus will add a slew of sporty new models in the next few years while also jazzing up its engine lineup.... Read More »

    New Fit platform key to Honda's growth

    12:01 am U.S. ET | July 29, 2013
    Honda Division is entering a somewhat fallow period for new products, but there will be plenty of changes to other models... Read More »

    Nissan's smaller players due next

    12:01 am U.S. ET | July 29, 2013
    Nissan must adjust the look and performance of several lower volume nameplates to help reach its goal of 10 percent U.S. market share by 2016... Read More »



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