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 ...

Japanese automakers set sales records in U.S.

Mar 2, 2016

Japanese automakers set sales records in U.S.

An energetic market for sports utility vehicles and pickups drove record sales in the U.S. for Toyota Motor Corp. and Nissan Motor Co. in February, while Honda Motor Co. notched up double-digit percentage growth in passenger car sales, data showed Tuesday. Drawn by low ...

Feb 26, 2016

Nissan disables Leaf electric car app after cross-continent hack

Nissan Motor Co. has disabled a mobile application for controlling its Leaf electric car after a security researcher demonstrated how hackers could access temperature controls and other functions from across continents. The nation’s second-largest automaker made the app unavailable after Australian researcher Troy Hunt ...

Strong yen is a brake on Japanese carmakers' profits

Feb 15, 2016

Strong yen is a brake on Japanese carmakers' profits

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Japanese automakers may have run out of the fuel that has driven profits higher for the past four years: the weaker yen. Toyota Motor Corp. and Japan’s six other automakers may combine to earn ¥4.55 trillion in the fiscal year through March 2017, according ...