Automobile

Nissan and Infinity announce sales results for May 2019

In China, Nissan continued to outperform the sluggish market for the past 10 consecutive months despite a slight decline of its China and passenger vehicle business in the first five months of 2019, down 0.4% from a year earlier to 587,197 vehicles and 2.2% to 481,613 vehicles, respectively. The light commercial vehicle business – Dongfeng Automobile Co., Ltd. (DFAC) and […]

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Statement from Nissan CEO Hiroto Saikawa regarding FCA-Renault merger proposal

“I am aware that FCA’s merger proposal will be discussed by Renault’s board this week. I believe that the potential addition of FCA as a new member of the Alliance could expand the playing field for collaboration and create new opportunities for further synergies. That said, the proposal currently being discussed is a full merger which—if realized—would significantly alter the […]

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Suzuki announces April 2019 Automobile Production, Japan Sales, and Export Figures

Production April 2019 (units) Year-on-Year Year-on-Year Trends Jan.–Apr. 2019 (units) Year-on-Year Japan production 80,953 101.6% Up for the first time in three months 331,724 99.4% Overseas production 189,900 89.7% Down for the third consecutive month 794,509 92.9% Global production 270,853 93.0% Down for the third consecutive month 1,126,233 94.7% *Japan production: Complete built-up (CBU) units + complete knocked-down (CKD) units […]

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Mazda Production and Sales Results for April 2019 (Flash Report)

Mazda Motor Corporation’s production and sales results for April 2019 are summarized below. I. Production Breakdown Apr 2019 Jan – Apr 2019 Units YoY Change (%) Units YoY Change (%) DOMESTIC PRODUCTION Passenger Vehicles 85,665 +4.6 353,761 +5.3 Commercial Vehicles 893 -19.0 3,545 -8.6 Total 86,558 +4.2 357,306 +5.1 OVERSEAS PRODUCTION Passenger Vehicles 30,458 -30.5 142,572 -27.8 Commercial Vehicles 2,128 […]

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Inifinity to refocus operations to drive sustainable profitable growth

NFINITI Motor Company Ltd. (IML) announced today a strategic plan that will provide greater efficiencies and enhance collaboration with parent Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. as INFINITI electrifies its portfolio over the next three years. As part of the plan, IML will relocate its global headquarters from Hong Kong to Yokohama, Japan, in mid-2020, where Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. is headquartered. […]

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Nissan announces executive management changes

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. yesterday announced the following executive appointments effective June 1, 2019. Roel De Vries, currently corporate vice president for global marketing and brand strategy and Leon Dorssers, currently corporate vice president for global sales and dealer network, will be promoted to senior vice president. De Vries and Dorssers will report to Executive Vice President Asako Hoshino.   […]

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The University of Tokyo, Toyota, and TRENDE to Begin Testing of Next-generation Electricity System

Aiming for the efficient usage of electricity, the three parties will test a system for trading electricity between individuals by utilizing distributed power supplies such as solar panels, secondary batteries, and electrified vehicles. Tokyo, Japan, May 23, 2019―The University of Tokyo (UTokyo), Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota), and TRENDE Inc., (TRENDE) will jointly conduct tests, from June 17 at Toyota’s Higashifuji […]

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Nissan Leaf Autech to go on sale in Japan

YOKOHAMA, Japan – The Nissan LEAF Autech will go on sale in Japan next month, adding exclusive styling to the world’s best-selling electric car. The customized model, based on the Nissan LEAF, will be launched June 21 by Autech Japan, Inc., a Nissan subsidiary. The Nissan LEAF Autech is the fourth model released under the Autech brand, following the Nissan Serena, […]

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The master craftsmanship of the Century, Japan’s only chauffeur-driven car

A look inside Toyota Motor East Japan’s Higashi-Fuji Plant, which is responsible for producing every Century model, reveals the many ways master craftsmen leave their mark. A full model change in June 2018 led to the development of the third-generation Century, which remains Japan’s only chauffeur-driven automobile. Each Century model has been handcrafted at Higashi-Fuji Plant of Toyota Motor East […]

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Suzuki Reveals All-new Carry in Indonesia

Suzuki revealed a global truck, the all-new Carry in Indonesia. In 1976, Suzuki started export of the Carry from Japan, and started production in Indonesia in the same year. Since then, the Carry has been acclaimed for its ease-of-use and durability. It has supported working people in various industries including agriculture, fisheries, construction and delivery in 145 countries and regions […]

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Mazda Production and Sales Results for March 2019 and for April 2018 through March 2019 (Flash Report)

Mazda Motor Corporation’s production and sales results for March 2019 and for April 2018 through March 2019 are summarized below. I. Production Breakdown March 2019 Apr 2018 – Mar 2019 Jan – Mar 2019 Units YoY Change (%) Units YoY Change (%) Units YoY Change (%) DOMESTIC PRODUCTION Passenger Vehicles 89,136 -4.2 998,312 +2.3 268,096 +5.5 Commercial Vehicles 982 -12.2 […]

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