Japan's automakers are stoking R&D investment to meet mounting demand for a staggering array of technologies. Toyota by far outpaces the pack.
Nissan COO Ashwani Gupta says the carmaker is ready to turbocharge its turnaround, possibly build a new U.S. plant and adopt a build-to-order mindset for more efficient retail sales.
Japanese carmaker financials show how the COVID pandemic and the chip shortage continue to challenge them — despite positive fundamentals.
Japan's automakers absorbed the challenges of the fiscal year just ended. Despite worries over rising costs, they see a brighter year ahead.
Toyota's positive assessment comes after the U.S. economy shrank for a second-straight quarter and as U.S. companies initiate such belt-tightening measures as precautionary job cuts.
A weakening yen has emerged as a windfall for the country's automakers, helping buoy results just when they need it most amid pinched production and derailed deliveries.