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 ...

Jan 8, 2014

Nissan, Toyota, Honda China sales hit record

Nissan, Toyota and Honda posted record-high sales in China in 2013, data from the firms show. Nissan Motor Co. saw its new automobile sales in the Chinese market jump 17.2 percent year on year to 1,266,200 units. Sales came to 917,500 units for Toyota ...

Jan 7, 2014

Toyota and Honda see record sales in China

Toyota Motor Corp. and Honda Motor Co. said their sales of new vehicles in China hit record highs in 2013, a turnaround from the previous year when demand for their products fell sharply due to the territorial row between Tokyo and Beijing. Toyota’s sales ...