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.
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.
Mitsubishi president steps down amid fuel economy scandalWed, 18, May 2016
The president of Mitsubishi Motors will step down after less than two years in the job amid a widening fuel economy scandal that torpedoed the company's sales and led to it selling a controlling stake to rival Nissan.
Mitsubishi Motors president leaves amid fuel economy scandal, report saysTue, 17, May 2016
The president of Mitsubishi Motors is stepping down amid a fuel economy scandal that surfaced in April, according to the Nikkei Asian Review. Tetsuro Aikawa's post will be filled by Mitsubishi Motors CEO Osamu Masuko, the report said.
Toyota braces for plunging profitsMon, 16, May 2016
Seesawing foreign exchange rates are threatening to squeeze profits for Japanese automakers just as they intensify their efforts -- and their spending -- in the United States.
Nissan faces challenges with Mitsubishi but won't impose management, Ghosn saysFri, 13, May 2016
Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn said restoring Mitsubishi's credibility with consumers will be his top challenge after the company announced plans to take a controlling stake in the smaller automaker. Nissan will not impose its management on Mitsubishi, Ghosn said.
Nissan in talks to take control of Mitsubishi Motors, report saysWed, 11, May 2016
Nissan may invest more than 200 billion yen ($1.84 billion) in a play to take over Mitsubishi Motors, two people familiar with the matter told Reuters. The boards of Nissan and Mitsubishi will meet separately on Thursday to decide investment and operational details, sources told Reuters.
Mitsubishi Motors has cash to weather scandal, but brand reputation hurt againFri, 29, Apr 2016
Mitsubishi Motors' market value and Japanese orders have halved since it admitted last week to rigging fuel economy tests, but with more than $4 billion in cash and low debt, the automaker should contain the potential damages.
Mitsubishi says 2013-17 audit showed no U.S. testing flawsWed, 27, Apr 2016
Mitsubishi Motors, embroiled in a scandal over inflated fuel economy ratings for small cars sold in Japan, said today that an internal audit has found no testing problems with cars sold in the United States between model years 2013 and 2017.