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Fuji Heavy Industries changes name to Subaru Corporation

TOKYO, Japan: Fuji Heavy Industries (FHI) has changed its name to Subaru Corporation with effect from 1 April 2017...

3 Apr 2017


Nissan introduces new autonomous vehicle towing tech

Nissan has announced the introduction of Intelligent Vehicle Towing (IVT), a fully automated vehicle towing system, at its Oppama Plant...

8 Dec 2016


Toyota rolls out fuel cell buses in Japan

Toyota Motor Corporation will begin to sell fuel cell buses under the Toyota brand from early 2017. Having already undergone repeated field tests...

28 Nov 2016


Nissan sells autoparts firm stake in corporate shakeup

Nissan said on Tuesday it is selling its stake in auto parts company Calsonic Kansei as the Japanese firm casts off non-core businesses...

24 Nov 2016


Renault-Nissan's Ghosn to head Mitsubishi Motors

Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn will become chairman of Mitsubishi Motors after Japan's number two automaker announced a major investment...

20 Oct 2016


Nissan announces fuel cell technology using bio-ethanol

Nissan has announced that it is currently researching and developing a solid oxide fuel-cell (SOFC)-powered system that runs on bio-ethanol electric power. The new system features an e-bio fuel-cell...

14 Jun 2016


Toyota rolls out world's first mass market fuel-cell car

TOKYO: Toyota said Tuesday, 18 November, it would start selling the world's first mass market fuel-cell car in Japan next month and elsewhere in 2015, in what its top executive called an industry milestone.

24 Nov 2014


Toyota's fuel cell car will cost $70 000

TOKYO, JAPAN - Japanese car manufacturer Toyota will start selling its first fuel cell sedan in March next year with a price tag of around ¥7m ($70 000).

26 Jun 2014


Nissan new e-NV200 electric car

YOKOHAMA, JAPAN: Nissan has unveiled its second all-electric vehicle, the e-NV200, the Japanese car manufacturer's latest push into the eco-friendly car sector despite disappointing sales.

10 Jun 2014


Toyota recalls 520,000 vehicles globally

TOKYO, JAPAN: Toyota has recalled about 520,000 vehicles, mostly in North America, over several issues including cable corrosion that could see unused spare tyres fall off.

27 May 2014


Nissan profits from rise in North America, China sales

TOKYO, JAPAN: Japanese car manufacturers Nissan said its nine-month net profit jumped 18.4% as it benefited from a weaker yen and accelerating sales in North America and China.

11 Feb 2014


Toyota's net profit surges by 82.5%

TOKYO, JAPAN: Toyota that its net profit for the first six months rose by 82.5% causing it to adjust its annual earnings forecast as a weak yen and improving sales in North America boosted its bottom line.

8 Nov 2013


Honda's profits higher on weak yen

TOKYO, JAPAN: Honda said its net profit rose by 46.4% in the three months to September as Japan's third largest manufacturer benefited from a weaker yen and stronger North America sales.

1 Nov 2013


Strong Chinese demand to pull global car market: Moody's

PARIS, FRANCE: Global car sales will grow by 4.8% next year pulled by unexpectedly strong demand in China, the credit rating agency Moody's forecast on Wednesday (4 September).

6 Sep 2013

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