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Nissan says U.S. discounts remain a sore spot as second-quarter profit tumbles

08 Nov 2018

YOKOHAMA Nissan Motor Co Ltd on Thursday said it had more work to do to rein in U.S. vehicle discounts to improve profit in its key market, after it took a surprisingly big profit hit from sluggish sales as well as currency moves in the second quarter.

Mazda to keep prioritising driving performance over fuel economy - CEO

08 Nov 2018

TOKYO, Nov 8 Mazda Motor Corp will continue focusing on driving performance over fuel economy, its chief executive said, even as the Japanese automaker follows bigger rivals in bringing more electric vehicles (EVs) to the market over the coming decade.

Japan's Subaru recalls more cars, slashes guidance as cheating issue widens

05 Nov 2018

TOKYO Japan's Subaru Corp said it would recall more vehicles sold in the domestic market on new cases of inspection cheating, and cautioned that rising recall costs would lop off about a quarter from its annual profit forecast.

Suzuki second-quarter profit slides on sluggish car sales, currency woes

01 Nov 2018

TOKYO Suzuki Motor Corp reported on Thursday its lowest quarterly operating profit in two years for the July-September period, as vehicle sales eased in China, Europe and India, its biggest market.

UPDATE 2-Mazda logs surprise Q2 operating loss, cuts outlook on floods and costs jump

31 Oct 2018

* Full-year profit outlook slash, now sees profit halving (Adds graphic, flood impact details)

Honda revs up profit forecast, but China, U.S. sales growth sluggish

30 Oct 2018

TOKYO Honda Motor Co raised its annual operating profit forecast on expectations of a weakening yen and strong sales of its motorcycles, even as demand for its cars in the key China and U.S. markets slowed.

Toyota, SoftBank in first-ever alliance, target self-driving car services

11 Oct 2018

(This October 4 story corrects paragraph 17 to show Toyota has partnership, not investment, in Didi Chuxing.) | Video

Ageing Japan - Built for young families, minicars attract a huge following among elderly drivers

10 Oct 2018

TOKYO When Honda Motor Co launched the latest version of its N-Box a year ago, it promoted features on the pint-sized minicar such as error-detecting pedals, automatic emergency braking and moveable seats, part of a push to market the vehicle to young families. | Video

Japan car makers welcome North America trade deal, but U.S. export curbs a risk

02 Oct 2018

TOKYO Toyota, Nissan and Mazda welcomed on Tuesday the revised North America trade deal that left Japanese automakers unscathed but they may face a bumpy ride when Washington and Tokyo hold new talks on over $40 billion of annual U.S. auto imports from Japan.

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