May 12, 2016

Nissan in talks to own third of scandal-stung MMC for $1.8 billion

Nissan Motor Co is in advanced talks to take a roughly one-third stake in Mitsubishi Motors Corp with a $1.8 billion investment, as Mitsubishi struggles with a fuel-economy data scandal, two sources said. If the ¥200 billion deal goes through, Nissan, Japan’s second-largest automaker ...

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 ...

Mar 28, 2016

Toyota, Nissan domestic output down in February; Honda logs growth

Major automakers Toyota Motor Corp. and Nissan Motor Co. on Monday reported declines in domestic production for February, while Honda Motor Co. saw output grow. Toyota’s domestic production fell 18.8 percent from the previous year to 223,850 units, while Nissan’s declined 1.6 percent to ...

Gas-sipping EVs now 'fun to drive,' automakers say

Mar 24, 2016

Gas-sipping EVs now 'fun to drive,' automakers say

When Toyota aired a Super Bowl television ad featuring a surprisingly quick Prius gas-electric hybrid eluding police, it marked a turning point for the auto industry. For years, automakers pushed fuel efficiency to sell hybrid and electric vehicles. Now, in an era of cheap ...