Toyota finds airbags are in demand on world's deadliest roads
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 3, 2015
For many years, carmakers have been loath to make airbags standard on models in India, worried that higher costs will hurt sales. But Toyota has found that customers don't mind paying more for safety on the world's deadliest roads.
Honda to make English official language by 2020
6:57 am U.S. ET | July 3, 2015
Former Honda Motor Co. CEO Takanobu Ito famously said five years ago that it was “stupid” to make English the official work language of a Japanese company. Now that he’s left the building, however, Japan’s No.
Toyota prices 'Model AA' shares at top range
9:50 am U.S. ET | July 2, 2015
Toyota set the price for its "Model AA" class shares at the top of its range, as retail investors flocked to the $4 billion issue the world's biggest...
Toyota's top female executive, Hamp, steps down after arrest in Japan
4:34 am U.S. ET | July 1, 2015
Toyota said Julie Hamp, its first female managing officer, had resigned following her arrest last month on suspicion of illegally importing the...
Fiat Chrysler will start Jeep output in India in 2017
10:10 am U.S. ET | July 1, 2015
Fiat Chrysler will invest $280 million to begin Jeep production in India in 2017 through an expanded joint venture with Tata Motors.
Japanese automakers to subsidize hydrogen station operating costs
6:25 am U.S. ET | July 1, 2015
Toyota, Nissan and Honda plan to help cover the cost of operating hydrogen stations in the country to popularize cars powered by fuel cells.
GM Korea workers approve strike over pay, output
6:57 am U.S. ET | July 1, 2015
GM employees in South Korea voted today in favor of a strike over wages and production volumes, prompted by uncertainty over the automaker's output...
Suzuki patriarch appoints son as president and likely successor
5:50 am U.S. ET | June 30, 2015
Osamu Suzuki, the outspoken patriarch of Suzuki Motor, positioned his son Toshihiro as his successor, appointing him president and COO of the...
Toyota's new shares are popular in Japan
10:17 am U.S. ET | June 30, 2015
Japanese retail investors are flooding stock brokers with orders for a new class of Toyota shares, indicating the carmaker can fetch a good price for...
After 'chicken tax,' a flood of foreign trucks?
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 29, 2015
Two free-trade deals the U.S. is trying to negotiate would roll back the so-called chicken tax.
How U.S. chickens led to Japanese truck plants
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 29, 2015
The so-called chicken tax has played a significant role in shaping the U.S. auto market.
Toyota HQ raided by police over executive's arrest, report says
10:28 am U.S. ET | June 23, 2015
Toyota's headquarters was raided by police over the arrest of the company's new communications chief, Julie Hamp, for the alleged illegal import of...
Ghosn's Nissan pay tops $8 million
4:48 am U.S. ET | June 23, 2015
Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn received a total of 1.03 billion yen ($8.
Bumps in Toyota's road to diversity
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 22, 2015
Stumbles with two high-profile foreign executives at Toyota cast a pall over what had been a bold move forward in the internationalization of the...
Toyoda defends 'close friend' Hamp after arrest
6:40 am U.S. ET | June 19, 2015
Toyota CEO Akio Toyoda defended his "close friend" and global communications chief Julie Hamp a day after her arrest for allegedly importing narcotic...
Subaru adds Impreza Sport Hybrid, its second hybrid, for Japan
11:00 am U.S. ET | June 19, 2015
Subaru is adding a second hybrid vehicle to its lineup, a gasoline-electric version of the Impreza hatchback it hopes will tap booming demand for the...
Toyota appeals $327 million tax bill in Thailand
7:00 am U.S. ET | June 19, 2015
Toyota said its Thailand subsidiary is appealing a Thai government order to pay additional taxes that the Nikkei business daily said would total more...
Toyota 'confident' arrested exec Hamp didn't intend to break Japan drug laws
6:52 am U.S. ET | June 18, 2015
Toyota expressed confidence in communications chief Julie Hamp, its first female senior executive, after she was arrested Thursday on suspicion of a...
Hyundai, Kia cut output in South Korea after sales decline
7:43 am U.S. ET | June 12, 2015
Hyundai and its affiliate Kia are reducing production after sales fell at the two Korean carmakers.
Japanese launch plan for cars to help power electric grid
8:11 am U.S. ET | June 8, 2015
Japanese automakers aim to solidify their global leadership in electric-vehicle charging standards by extending the technology to...
Toyota boosting Japan exports to reach sales goal
7:07 am U.S. ET | June 5, 2015
Toyota, facing capacity constraints in North America, may boost exports from Japan for the first time in three years to meet its global sales target.