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 ...

Jan 14, 2016

Nissan to adapt crash prevention for China's bad drivers

Call it driving with Chinese characteristics. Nissan Motor Co., which sells more automobiles in China than any other Japanese carmaker, has signed an agreement to work with the China Automotive Technology and Research Center to adapt safety features such as lane keeping and collision ...

Jan 14, 2016

Nissan shuts down websites after anti-whaling cyberattacks

Carmaker Nissan on Wednesday shut down its global websites after a cyberattack that may have been motivated by anger over Japan’s controversial whale and dolphin hunts. The country’s second largest automaker said its sites were being hit on Tuesday evening. “We take any potential ...

Japan's automakers achieve record U.S. sales in 2015

Jan 6, 2016

Japan's automakers achieve record U.S. sales in 2015

Japanese automakers logged record sales in the United States in 2015 as the overall market swelled to an unprecedented level, driven by the stronger economy and robust demand for sport utility vehicles and trucks, Autodata Corp. data showed Tuesday. Manufacturers sold 17.47 million cars ...