Nissan banks on after-sales 'hyperpersonalization' revenue

Nov 30, 2016

Nissan banks on after-sales 'hyperpersonalization' revenue

okohama Nissan will offer internet access, safety technology and myriad accessory options the Japanese automaker calls “hyperpersonalization,” not only in new models but also for vehicles people already own. That means more than access to the music or seat colors of your choice. Advances ...

Nov 29, 2016

Domestic output for eight Japan carmakers fell 3.2% in October

The combined domestic output of eight major Japanese automakers fell 3.2 percent in October from a year earlier to 743,086 vehicles for the first decline in three months, according to data from major automakers. Six of the eight carmakers reported declines, with Mitsubishi Motors ...

Nov 17, 2016

Mazda eyes launch of electric vehicle in U.S. market in 2019

Mazda Motor Corp. plans to launch an electric vehicle in the United States in 2019 as part of its efforts to meet stricter emission standards there, President Masamichi Kogai said. Kogai also revealed in a recent interview that his Hiroshima-based company is considering jointly ...

Ghosn to become chairman of Mitsubishi Motors

Oct 20, 2016

Ghosn to become chairman of Mitsubishi Motors

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Nissan Motor Co. CEO Carlos Ghosn announced Thursday he will become chairman of Mitsubishi Motors Corp., vowing to help reform the struggling automaker. The news adds yet another leadership title to Ghosn’s resume alongside posts at Nissan and its major stakeholder Renault of France. ...

Japanese firms carefully assess impact of Thai king's death

Oct 14, 2016

Japanese firms carefully assess impact of Thai king's death

Japanese companies operating in Thailand are carefully assessing the impact on business in the Southeast Asian country following the death of Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej on Thursday at age 88. Economic activity in Thailand is expected to slow as mourning for the passing of ...