To crack the code of building low-cost electric vehicles, Japan's automakers intend to leverage their skills at tried-and-true lean manufacturing and kaizen.
Indicted former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn says he is stepping up the campaign to reclaim his legacy, calls Nissan "boring" and says its alliance with Renault is a "zombie."
Japan's automakers are stoking R&D investment to meet mounting demand for a staggering array of technologies. Toyota by far outpaces the pack.
For a house-proud engineering force such as Honda, relying on GM for EV help may be surprising. But Honda expects to return to its old independent prowess in due time.
A product blitz starting this year will transform Mazda's global lineup. It's going with larger and electrified vehicles that it bets will boost U.S. sales to record levels in just four years.
The company that pioneered the Prius hybrid has drawn criticism for perceived foot-dragging on EVs. But Akio Toyoda wants it known that his company is pursuing carbon neutrality.
Toyota and Lexus dealers, who have been getting by for months with some of the leanest inventories in history, will see that trickle of vehicles dry up further.
Toyota Boshoku, the automaker's main seating and interior supplier, is answering the call for future robotaxis and drone delivery docks.
Toshihiro Mibe is starting a radical revolution that includes rockets, partners and an end to combustion engines.
The industry is settling into the new year acknowledging that it's not out of the woods yet on chip shortage disruptions.
Nissan's new plan calls for getting 40 percent of its U.S. sales from full-electric vehicles by 2030.
Akio Toyoda is speaking out against the industry's rush to push technological boundaries: "I don't think it's at all realistic yet that self-driving cars can travel normally on ordinary roads."
Toyota Group steering supplier JTEKT is developing new technologies to thrive in the rapidly approaching EV age.
In early 2024, Lexus will open a world head office in a secretive mountain complex shrouded in cedar forests. Executives say the facility will not only revolutionize the way Lexus develops cars but speed the brand's shift into the EV era.