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 9, 2016

Japan's seven top carmakers see April-September sales sag amid high yen

Japan’s seven major automakers logged drops in group sales in April-September, reflecting the yen’s appreciation, their latest earnings data have showed. Toyota Motor Corp., Mazda Motor Corp. and Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd., which rely on exports more heavily than others, posted operating profit declines ...

Oct 31, 2016

Honda upgrades profit forecast as SUVs lead surge in China sales

Honda Motor Co. raised its forecast for full-year profit as demand for Vezel and XR-V sport utility models surged in China, the carmaker’s second-largest market. Net income will probably rise to ¥415 billion in the fiscal year ending March, more than the ¥390 billion ...

Honda to open new XR-V factory in China in 2019

Oct 18, 2016

Honda to open new XR-V factory in China in 2019

Honda Motor Co. plans to build a new factory in China that will produce passenger cars from 2019, boosting its output capacity in the country by about a fifth, two people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday. Honda and partner Dongfeng Motor Group ...

Marquez claims riders' title after dominating Japanese MotoGP

Oct 16, 2016

Marquez claims riders' title after dominating Japanese MotoGP

Honda’s Marc Marquez won the Japanese Grand Prix and MotoGP riders’ championship on Sunday as both his Yamaha-riding world title rivals Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo crashed out, handing the Spaniard his third crown in the premier class. The win at Motegi Twin Ring ...

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 ...

Jul 20, 2016

Takata allegedly gave manipulated air bag test data to Honda

Japanese auto parts maker Takata Corp. manipulated air bag test data that it supplied to Honda Motor Co., sources said, citing a third-party investigation. The investigators examined the data after Takata, which has faced massive global recalls over defective air bags, acknowledged that parts ...