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Lexus has the quality, customer service and technology. But it still lacks one thing that its German luxury competitors have. Can new branding chief Tokuo Fukuichi help generate some "Lexus envy"?
Mitsubishi is delaying the next-generation redesigns of the Outlander crossover and Outlander Sport compact crossover, key pillars of its lineup, as engineers seek ways to share components with Nissan under a new alliance.
Shiro Nakamura, who will retire next month after transforming Nissan design over the past 17 years, also holds the distinction of making "crossover" a household word.
Japanese chipmaker Renesas bottlenecked much of the auto industry when its plant was damaged by Japan's 2011 killer earthquake. It now plans big growth thanks to its takeover of an American rival.
Japan's auto market is open, says Hiroto Saikawa, chairman of the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association, but its carmakers, including Toyota, Nissan and Honda, are willing to work with governments in Tokyo and...
Two non-Japanese designers, one a veteran insider, the other just poached from a luxury-brand rival, face a difficult balancing act leading Nissan Motor Co. into an era of new technology.
After their acrimonious split, Suzuki and Volkswagen are squaring off in one of the biggest, most promising auto markets - this time with different partners.
Japan's auto industry, under trade pressure from President Trump, has struck a conciliatory note, saying it is open to addressing American grievances and even defending the president's stance.
Nissan is increasing its mark on new alliance partner Mitsubishi though a new management shuffle that puts more foreigners and a woman into top executive slots.
Shiro Nakamura, who penned some of Nissan's most daring and memorable cars, will retire after 17 years of pursuing cutting-edge looks that put the automaker on the map for its styling.
Infiniti's newest performance concept comes not from its parent company Nissan but from its stepparent - Renault.
Honda and its Japanese competitors know they need to catch up on advanced software work for future technologies. To inspire engineers, Honda has created a warm and welcoming work environment high up a Tokyo skyscraper.
Toyota's executive shuffle last week was part of broader effort to stay nimble, while the promotions of key figures in North America, including Bob Carter and Bill Fay, follow long-term succession plans for top posts.
Infiniti will burnish its high-tech cred at next week's Geneva motor show. The brand will begin receiving the best of both Nissan and Renault technology.
Infiniti aims to burnish its high-tech cred at the Geneva motor show with two cars showcasing its latest autonomous driving and steer-by-wire systems and a sporty hybrid system derived from Formula One.
In the new era of artificial intelligence and autonomous vehicles, Honda is planning its own transition from metal-bender to software-coder.
The latest iteration of the Suzuki Wagon R minicar, for a long time the best-selling vehicle in all of Japan, is more irrefutable proof -- if any were still needed -- that small is beautiful in Japan.
Carlos Ghosn is handing the CEO reins for a vastly improved Nissan. Despite nearly two decades of gains, Nissan still has much to work on.
Carlos Ghosn, the long-serving chief executive who rescued Nissan from bankruptcy, is stepping down as CEO, having nearly finished his latest business plan and driven the Renault-Nissan Alliance to new heights with the...
Carlos Ghosn, the long-serving CEO who rescued Nissan from bankruptcy, is stepping down as CEO, having nearly finished his latest business plan and driven the Renault-Nissan Alliance to new heights with the acquisition of...
JTEKT, the world's No. 1 steering system supplier, is preparing for the day that self-steering autonomous cars make its main bread-and-butter products obsolete.
For years, Toyota Motor Corp. has shortchanged plug-in hybrids by offering just one nameplate in the category, and a slow selling one at that: the Prius PHV. But Japan's top carmaker says that's about to change.
Mitsubishi will resurrect the Eclipse name in the new compact crossover to be unveiled next month at the Geneva auto show.
Mitsubishi will resurrect the venerable Eclipse name in the new compact crossover it unveils at next month's Geneva auto show, hoping to marshal memories of the popular sporty coupe that helped build the brand's reputation...
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