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Mazda, Suzuki, Yamaha Motor apologize for improper vehicle tests

Aug 09 2018

TOKYO Mazda Motor Corp, Suzuki Motor Corp and Yamaha Motor Co improperly tested vehicles for fuel economy and emissions, the Japanese government said on Thursday, revealing fresh cases of compliance failures by manufacturers. | Video

Toyota plans to expand production, shrink cost of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles

Jul 30 2018

TOYOTA CITY Toyota Motor Corp is doubling down on its investment in hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, designing lower-cost, mass-market passenger cars and SUVs and pushing the technology into buses and trucks to build economies of scale. | Video

Mitsubishi says on track to deliver long-delayed jets by 2020

Dec 31 2017

NAGOYA, Japan Japan's Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd is on track to deliver its repeatedly delayed commercial jet by mid-2020, the head of its aircraft unit said, despite a risk of an order cancellation.

Exclusive: Takata creditors seek $30 billion, far more than it can pay - court filing

Nov 08 2017

TOKYO Creditors of bankrupt Takata Corp say the parts maker owes them more than $30 billion after the automotive industry's biggest recall over its faulty air bags - many times more than the company can repay, a court filing seen by Reuters shows.

Suzuki frets about India's electric shift despite sales boom

Nov 02 2017

TOKYO A sudden move to electric cars in India, which is considering electrifying all vehicles over the next 15 years, could catch Japan's Suzuki Motor Corp out in its largest market.

Subaru admits improper checks on Japan cars, expects recalls

Oct 27 2017

TOKYO Subaru Corp on Friday said it had failed to follow proper inspection procedures for vehicles for the domestic market, an issue likely to result in a product recall and adding to a list of compliance problems at Japanese companies.

Toyota seeking to halve Japan car models as domestic market shrinks

Oct 12 2017

TOKYO Toyota Motor Corp is aiming to halve the number of car models it sells at home by 2025, a person briefed on the matter said - the second time this month that a Japanese automaker has emerged with plans to sharply scale back in a shrinking domestic market.

Corrected: Nissan to recall all new cars sold in Japan in last 3 years

Oct 06 2017

(Repeats correction to Oct 2 story, and replaces the original item that was inadvertently repeated; Corrects paragraph 15 to say dealers, not automakers, register vehicles with the government before de)

Japan transport ministry raids two Nissan plants over improper checks

Oct 04 2017

TOKYO Japan's transport ministry said on Wednesday it had carried out spot inspections at two plants producing Nissan Motor Co Ltd vehicles as part of a probe into final checks, days after irregularities forced the automaker to recall 1.2 million cars sold in Japan. | Video

Nissan to recall all new cars sold in Japan in last 3 years

Oct 03 2017

YOKOHAMA (This October 2 story has been refiled to corrects paragraph 15 to say dealers, not automakers, register vehicles with the government before delivery, not sale.) | Video

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