Blast hits Japan plant operated by Toyota brake supplierMon, 30, May 2016
Advics, a supplier of braking components to Toyota, reported an explosion at one of its factories in central Japan's Aichi prefecture.
Are Japan’s automakers too U.S.-dependent?Mon, 30, May 2016
Japan's automakers are beginning to position themselves for a slowdown in their cash-cow market - the United States.
Mercedes puts up fight in ChinaMon, 30, May 2016
China is starting to look like a barroom brawl for the German luxury brands. And Mercedes is landing some punches.
Automakers recall 12 million U.S. vehicles over Takata airbagsFri, 27, May 2016
Eight automakers said today they are recalling more than 12 million U.S. vehicles for defective Takata airbags, expanding the largest-ever auto safety push, documents posted by U.S. regulators showed.
Toyota, recovering from earthquakes, plans full production in Japan next weekWed, 25, May 2016
Toyota said all production lines at its factories in Japan would operate between May 30 and June 4, after output was partially suspended following earthquakes in southern Japan last month.
Mitsubishi names new r&d chief, restates earningsWed, 25, May 2016
Mitsubishi said Nissan executive Mitsuhiko Yamashita will become its r&d chief, part of a management overhaul in the wake of a fuel-economy scandal that also prompted the automaker to restate its annual earnings. Mitsubishi CEO Osamu Masuko will also be president, taking over the role from Tetsuro Aikawa, who will leave the company.
NGK Spark Plug's U.S. unit names new CEOTue, 24, May 2016
Japanese auto supplier NGK Spark Plugs (USA) Inc. said it named Yoshitaka Narita as its new president and CEO.
S. Korea's Mando said to be in talks to supply parts for Tesla Model 3Tue, 24, May 2016
Mando Corp. is in talks with Tesla Motors to supply parts for its Model 3 car, an industry source said, as it seeks to join other South Korean firms supplying components for Tesla's more affordable electric cars.
Mitsubishi’s reversal of fortuneSun, 22, May 2016
The resignation of Mitsubishi President Tetsuro Aikawa was the opposite result of the optimistic scenario that surrounded his rise just two years ago.
Can PSA be most efficient carmaker?Mon, 23, May 2016
Under PSA Group's Push to Pass plan, the automaker aims "to become the world's most efficient carmaker," CEO Carlos Tavares says.
Honda rethinks Henry Ford's assembly lineMon, 23, May 2016
Honda's new vehicle-assembly approach breaks with ideas that go back to Henry Ford. Instead of standing still as cars pass down the factory line, Honda associates in its newest plant work in teams that ride down the assembly line with the car.
Suzuki used wrong fuel efficiency tests on 16 models in JapanWed, 18, May 2016
Suzuki said it had used fuel efficiency and emission testing methods that were different from Japanese regulations on 16 models now sold in the country, but that proper testing showed no need to amend the data.