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Naomi Tajitsu

Volvo to sell low-margin Japan truck unit to Isuzu in $2.3 billion deal

18 Dec 2019

TOKYO/STOCKHOLM Sweden's Volvo AB will sell its Japan-based UD Trucks business to Isuzu Motors in a deal worth around $2.3 billion (£1.79 billion), exiting a low-margin business and boosting its cash pile as competition for high-tech trucking heats up.

INSIGHT-Honda's Hachigo seizes the wheel as quality crisis hits profits

10 Dec 2019

UTSUNOMIYA, Japan, Dec 10 At a two-day gathering for Honda's suppliers in March, Chief Executive Takahiro Hachigo sounded the alarm.

New Nissan CEO rules out closer capital ties with Renault

02 Dec 2019

YOKOHAMA Nissan Motor Co is committed to its automaking alliance with Renault SA but will not look to deepen its capital ties with the French automaker any time soon, its new CEO said on Monday.

Shattered glass: Futuristic design questioned after Tesla Cybertruck launch

22 Nov 2019

DETROIT/TOKYO Tesla Inc's launch of its futuristic Cybertruck pickup suffered a setback when its "armored glass" windows shattered, but it was the overall look of the electric vehicle that worried Wall Street on Friday, driving the automaker's shares down 6%. | Video

Tesla's electric pickup breaks the mould with angular design and armoured glass

22 Nov 2019

Tesla Inc on Thursday unveiled its electric pickup, a truck with a futuristic angular body in gunmetal gray that resembled an armoured vehicle and takes aim at the heart of Detroit automakers' profits. | Video

Tesla's cybertruck launch takes hit as 'shatterproof' windows crack

22 Nov 2019

TOKYO, Nov 22 Tesla Inc's highly anticipated unveiling of its futuristic pickup truck suffered a setback after its "armoured glass" windows shattered during a demonstration.

A year after arrest, Ghosn seeks trial date, access to evidence

19 Nov 2019

TOKYO A year after his arrest, Nissan ex-Chairman Carlos Ghosn remains stuck in Tokyo under stringent bail conditions and without a trial date as he seeks access to a trove of Nissan emails and other evidence to fight charges of financial misconduct.

World News

China virus death toll mounts to 25, infections spread

A new coronavirus has killed 25 people in China and infected more than 800, the government said on Friday, as the World Health Organisation declared it an emergency but stopped short of declaring the epidemic of international concern.