May 2, 2016

Mitsubishi Motors drags on Nissan as minicar sales fall 51%

Mitsubishi Motors Corp.’s fuel economy testing fraud has hit its partner Nissan Motor Co. in domestic showrooms, with the latter automaker posting a steeper plunge in April minicar sales and overall market share. Nissan’s minicar deliveries tumbled 51 percent last month, as the nation’s ...

Mitsubishi Motors eyeing pay cut for 1,300 minivehicle workers

May 2, 2016

Mitsubishi Motors eyeing pay cut for 1,300 minivehicle workers

Mitsubishi Motors Corp. officials are in talks with its labor union on a plan to cut wages for some 1,300 employees in charge of minivehicle production at its key plant in Okayama Prefecture, according to sources familiar with the situation. Following revelations of data ...

MMC mileage scandal widens as U.S. auto safety regulator seeks data

Apr 22, 2016

MMC mileage scandal widens as U.S. auto safety regulator seeks data

Mitsubishi Motors Corp.’s fuel economy scandal broadened Friday as U.S. auto safety authorities said they are seeking information and after reports that the automaker submitted misleading data on at least one more model than disclosed and likely several more. Japan’s sixth-largest automaker admitted this ...

Mirrorless cars a reflection of auto industry's future

| Mar 28, 2016

Mirrorless cars a reflection of auto industry's future

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From fuel cell vehicles to self-driving cars, new technologies for next-generation autos are gaining traction. In a move likely to accelerate this, the United Nations World Forum for Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations, which consists of major car-producing nations and sets international safety and environmental ...

Mazda MX-5 wins 2016 World Car of the Year award

Mar 25, 2016

Mazda MX-5 wins 2016 World Car of the Year award

Mazda Motor Corp.’s MX-5 roadster, better known as the Miata overseas, won the 2016 World Car of the Year and World Car Design of the Year awards at the New York International Auto Show on Thursday, the World Car Steering Committee said. The sporty ...

Mar 21, 2016

Toyota-linked steel maker restarts output after January explosion

Aichi Steel Corp., a steel maker affiliated with Toyota Motor Corp., restarted its plant in Tokai, Aichi Prefecture, on Monday following a more than two-month suspension that temporarily halted domestic production by the world’s biggest automaker. Aichi Steel resumed operations at the plant — ...