• The Associated Press


Global production rose at Toyota Motor Corp., Nissan Motor Co. and Mazda Motor Corp. in January but fell at Honda Motor Co. and Mitsubishi Motors Corp., the companies said Tuesday.

Toyota’s worldwide production climbed 10.2 percent on-year last month to 528,098 vehicles, while domestic production inched down 1.5 percent to 294,910 vehicles. Overseas production surged 29.7 percent to 233,188 vehicles.

Global output rose at Nissan in January by 9.8 percent to 249,365 vehicles as overseas production rose 20.2 percent to 135,758 on healthy demand for the Quest minivan and Titan pickup in North America. Japan output slipped 2.1 percent to 113,607 vehicles.

Mazda, Japan’s fifth-largest automaker, reported a rise in both domestic and overseas production for the month.

Mazda said production in Japan climbed 6.9 percent to 65,974 vehicles, while production abroad soared 47.5 percent to 24,434 vehicles.

Honda’s January worldwide output fell 9.0 percent to 240,788 vehicles. Domestic output plunged 15.9 percent at 90,902 units, while overseas production was down 4.3 percent at 149,886 vehicles.

Mitsubishi Motors’ global output dropped 14.1 percent on year to 114,536 units.

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