Apr 10, 2014

Mexico passes Japan to become No. 2 car exporter to the U.S.

Mexico’s booming auto industry has reached a major milestone, claiming to have overtaken Japan as the second-biggest car exporter to the United States in the past three months. The Latin American nation now only trails Canada, but experts say Mexico could become the top ...

Toyota's Aqua hybrid sedan retains top spot for sales

Apr 4, 2014

Toyota's Aqua hybrid sedan retains top spot for sales

Toyota Motor Corp.’s Aqua subcompact hybrid was the nation’s top seller in fiscal 2013, retaining the highest slot for the second consecutive year, industry data showed Friday. Sales totaled 259,686 units for the Aqua, which has remained popular since its launch in December 2011. ...

Mar 27, 2014

Top three makers boost auto sales

Japan’s top three automakers said Thursday their domestic sales in February scored double-digit year-on-year increases thanks to robust demand before April’s hike in the sales tax. Japan sales surged 13.5 percent from a year ago to 161,903 units at Toyota Motor Corp., 29.4 percent ...

Mar 4, 2014

Nissan tops Asia-brand U.S. sales

Nissan Motor Co. led February U.S. sales gains for Asia-based carmakers, with its Altima passing Toyota Motor Corp.’s Camry so far this year amid severe winter weather that again was blamed for chilling demand. Monthly sales at Nissan rose 16 percent from a year ...

Feb 12, 2014

Honda boosts snow thrower sales to elderly

Honda Motor Co. has been strengthening sales of its snow throwers by launching new models that are easy for elderly people to handle. Sales of snow throwers for individual use have been robust as the number of elderly households that need to clear snow ...

Jan 28, 2014

Honda is now net exporter from U.S.

Honda Motor Co., which makes two of the three cars with the highest North American production levels, became a net U.S. exporter for the first time in 2013, shipping more vehicles overseas than it brought in from Japan. The company exported 108,705 Honda and ...

Jan 22, 2014

Toyota, Honda at record output in N. America

Toyota Motor Corp. and Honda Motor Co. set production records at their North American auto assembly plants last year even as the yen weakened against the dollar for a second consecutive year. Toyota built 1.86 million Toyota and Lexus cars and light trucks at ...

Honda retools tiny Fit to retake GM, Ford in U.S.

Jan 15, 2014

Honda retools tiny Fit to retake GM, Ford in U.S.

Honda Motor Co., trailing General Motors Co. and Ford Motor Co. in U.S. subcompact car sales, will try to boost deliveries with a new Fit hatchback that will be made in North America for the first time. The 2015 Fit shown this week at ...