Tesla electric car gets best-ever rating from Consumer Reports

Aug 28, 2015

Tesla electric car gets best-ever rating from Consumer Reports

A new Tesla electric car has earned the best-ever vehicle rating from Consumer Reports, sending shares of the automaker racing higher Thursday. The new Tesla P85D “performed better in our tests than any other car ever has, breaking the Consumer Reports Ratings system,” said ...

Aug 28, 2015

Mercedes-Benz Japan launches first diesel hybrid sedan

Mercedes-Benz Japan Co. launched the S300h diesel-electric hybrid sedan, a new model in the high-end S-Class series, on Thursday. The Japanese unit of Germany’s Daimler AG is the first automaker in Japan to sell a hybrid vehicle with a diesel engine. The vehicle, priced ...

Aug 21, 2015

Toyota to add 1,400 workers for new Prius and Land Cruiser

Toyota Motor Corp. plans to add about 1,400 workers at factories in Japan as the automaker ramps up production of Prius hybrids and Land Cruiser SUVs, people familiar with the matter said. The company’s Tsutsumi and Tahara plants are hiring to begin output of ...

Jul 29, 2015

Nissan profits beat estimates as deliveries increase in U.S.

Nissan Motor Co. reported profits that beat analyst estimates as deliveries increased in the U.S., its biggest market. Net income rose to ¥152.8 billion ($1.2 billion) in the quarter ended June from ¥112.1 billion a year earlier, Nissan said on Wednesday. That exceeded the ...

Subaru's hometown transformed by foreign workers

Jul 29, 2015

Subaru's hometown transformed by foreign workers

Afghan children studying at a madrassa, Catholic mass in seven languages, workers from over sixty countries. It’s not New York, but Ota, a town north of Tokyo with an economy powered by Japanese automaker Subaru. It’s here that Subaru’s parent company, Fuji Heavy Industries ...