Toyota targets Olympics for autonomous attentionAug. 13
As a top global sponsor of the Olympics and the country's flagship automaker, Toyota sees the Tokyo games as a turning point for its image.
Detroit 3 want Trump on offense over tradeAug. 6
The game plan: get U.S. negotiators to aggressively push other nations to accept U.S. safety and performance standards, alongside European Union or domestic standards.
Toyota and Nissan diverge on road to autonomyJuly 31
The next Lexus LS opens up a fight over self-driving technology between Japan's two biggest automakers.
Aisin Seiki says quarterly net profit fell 25%July 28
Aisin Seiki's net fell in the quarter ended June 30, compared with the year-earlier period when the supplier's earnings were inflated by a special item.
Mazda lifts veil on CX-8 crossover for JapanJuly 26
Mazda has given a better idea of what its Japan-only, three-row crossover is going to look like.
Mitsubishi quarterly operating profit rebounds following scandalJuly 25
Mitsubishi's operating profit surged nearly fivefold in the latest quarter, rebounding from a year earlier when earnings were broadsided by a fuel economy scandal.
Victims' lawyers say unjust to halt U.S. airbag cases vs. carmakersJuly 18
Lawyers for people injured by Takata's defective airbags told a judge there was "no basis" for an "unjust" request by the company's U.S. unit to halt hundreds of consumer lawsuits.
Honda will import SUVs into Europe from JapanJuly 18
Honda will import the two SUVs it sells in Europe, the CR-V and the HR-V, from Japan to help boost capacity utilization at factories in its home market.
EU, Japan hail trade deal as Trump rebukeJuly 7
EU and Japanese leaders endorsed a preliminary free-trade agreement as they seek to counter Donald Trump's protectionist stance. The pact will end Europe's 10% import duty on vehicles from Japan.
Japanese automakers say it will be difficult to recoup billions spent recalling Takata airbagsJune 25
Toyota, Nissan, Honda and Mitsubishi said Takata's filing for bankruptcy protection will make it difficult for them to recoup billions of dollars they have spent to recall defective airbag inflators.
FCA denies report it will pull Chrysler from JapanJune 19
Fiat Chrysler denied it has decided to pull its Chrysler brand out of Japan after the Nikkei reported the automaker was planning to stop selling the cars in the country as early as next year following years of poor sales.
Online dealer delivers for mail carriersMay 27
An online used-vehicle retailer specializes in an obscure but profitable niche — right-hand-drive Jeep Cherokees from Japan.