Mazda launches several new crossovers this year, in an upmarket shift betting that going bigger is better.
The product surge comes as Mazda repositions its lineup toward the hot-selling utility vehicle segment and tries to move upmarket with bigger, more powerful offerings.
Alpina, based near Munich, was founded in 1965 and develops and sells high-performance versions of BMW vehicles.
Toyota CEO Akio Toyoda said the automaker was still pursuing a multi-pronged, carbon-reduction strategy that also includes hybrid cars and hydrogen-powered vehicles.
Mitsubishi and its dealers believe the soon-to-launch Outlander PHEV will lift the brand out of its bargain-basement perception.
The technology will build upon Subaru’s stereo camera system and use artificial intelligence to improve computer recognition in hard-to-see situations, such as when road lane markers are covered in snow.