Jan 24, 2015

Honda to use air bags from Takata competitor in new Accord

Honda Motor Co. has chosen a competitor of embattled Takata Corp. to supply air bags for the next North American version of its Accord sedan, the automaker’s best-selling vehicle, two people with knowledge of the decision said. In the first major defection by a ...

Subaru puts China production plans on hold as car demand wanes

Jan 19, 2015

Subaru puts China production plans on hold as car demand wanes

Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd., the only Japanese automaker without Chinese government approval to start a joint venture, has put efforts on hold to build cars in the country, where demand growth is slowing. Sales in China would not be enough to guarantee profitability, Akira ...

Jan 16, 2015

Car costs to rise as deadly flaws lead to greater safety demands

Auto-parts suppliers are feeling the pressure as car manufacturers move to raise quality standards after last year saw a record number of vehicles recalled in the U.S. In Japan, parts makers selling to automakers worldwide say they are taking costly steps to meet higher ...

Will 2015 be the year hydrogen took off?

Jan 15, 2015

Will 2015 be the year hydrogen took off?

by Shinya Ajima

Industries are increasingly pressing pushing for the adoption of hydrogen fuel technology because they sense potential market opportunities worldwide. But problems abound, including the comparatively high cost of fuel-cell vehicles and the need for specialized hydrogen fuel stations. Also unresolved is how to generate, ...

Jan 14, 2015

Tesla to boost output to 'a few million' cars by 2025

Tesla Motors Inc. plans to boost production of electric cars to “at least a few million a year” by 2025 from fewer than 40,000 last year, Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk said Tuesday. Speaking at an industry conference in Detroit, Musk said Tesla may ...

| Jan 14, 2015

Prospect of Chinese cars in U.S. still remains years away

Another Chinese automaker is showing vehicles this year at the auto show in Detroit, raising the perennial question about when these companies might sell in the United States. The answer: Years from now, according to carmakers and industry observers alike. Chinese manufacturers have announced ...

Japanese automakers debut sports cars, pickups at Detroit show

Jan 13, 2015

Japanese automakers debut sports cars, pickups at Detroit show

The North American International Auto Show opened in Detroit with Japanese automakers debuting sports cars and pickup trucks, taking advantage of U.S. market trends toward less fuel-efficient vehicles as fuel prices drop. With an enthusiastic auto industry reporting annual sales in 2014 of more ...

Volvo to sell Chinese-made cars in U.S.

Jan 12, 2015

Volvo to sell Chinese-made cars in U.S.

Volvo Cars, the Chinese-owned Swedish automaker, says it plans to export cars made in China to the United States. A public relations manager for Volvo, Chen Yu, said Monday the cars will be exported from Volvo factories in China. Chen said she had no ...