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Japanese Government Bets The Farm On Fuel Cell Vehicles

Japanese Government Bets The Farm On Fuel Cell Vehicles

A couple of weeks ago, we told you about Toyota's "conscious uncoupling" from Tesla. Though the Japanese automaker didn't fully explain its reasons for the breakup, one thing was clear: Toyota is banking on a future full of fuel cell vehicles, not battery electric cars. Many of you considered this... read more

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2013 Honda Accords on the assembly line in Marysville, Ohio, where they've been built for 30 years

Honda Accord Hybrid, Nissan Murano To Be Built In U.S.

Years after some analysts proclaimed that U.S. manufacturing was dead as a doornail, we're seeing new life in the sector. Not only are tech companies like Apple doing more of... read more January 11, 2013 by 


 
2011 Honda Fit Sport

Hondas To Be As 'American' As Detroit Cars By 2015?

A few weeks ago, we wondered whether U.S. consumers found it more important to buy a car that's "made in America" or one that's made by an American company. The post... read more August 17, 2012 by  14


 
2011 Toyota Corolla

Toyota Bringing Much Of Its Production Home -- To America

The Tohoku earthquake and tsunami of March, 2011 wreaked havoc on Japan, killing thousands of citizens and bringing much of the country to a standstill. Automakers like... read more May 7, 2012 by  1


 
2013 Subaru BRZ

Toyota, Honda & Others Boost Output To Meet Cash-For-Clunkers Demand

Many eager auto shoppers in Japan have been stymied by inventory shortages, but according to the Wall Street Journal, the wait for new wheels may be coming to an end. The... read more March 29, 2012 by 


 
Car lot

Analysts Predict A Booming Auto Market In 2012 (Except In Europe)

The dust is still settling from 2011, but early figures indicate that the U.S auto market recorded significant growth over 2010. Analysts at Polk Research say that upward... read more January 4, 2012 by  2


 
Japanese travel poster

Japan’s Design And Tech Prowess Remerge At Tokyo, As Trade Woes Worsen

By all accounts, 2011 has been a very hard year for the Japanese auto industry. With the natural disaster of the March 11 earthquake and resulting tsunami, as well as the... read more December 4, 2011 by 


 

Toyota Suspends U.S. Production Due To Floods In Thailand

The floods ravaging Thailand have been back-page news in much of the U.S., but as the water continues to rise, it may finally saturate the headlines. The latest news is that... read more October 27, 2011 by 


 
2011 Toyota Camry Hybrid

Japan’s Car Sales Hit New Low In July

The aftermath of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in Japan has resulted in new car sales in that country dropping almost 28 percent in July to just 241,472 vehicles... read more August 1, 2011 by 


 
The Google Street View Car

Once Maligned, Google's Street View Cars Help To Rebuild Japan

In America, Google’s Street View cars are generally met with indifference by most (but not all). Perhaps we’ve grown used to being on video wherever we go, or... read more July 13, 2011 by 


 
2011 Toyota Camry LE

Toyota Production Recovering Faster Than Expected

Just last month, the future looked bleak for Toyota. Plants in the United States, Canada and Mexico were operating well below capacity, and no one had a clear picture of when... read more May 13, 2011 by 


 
2013 Ford Taurus

Good News, Car Shoppers: All Colors Back On The Menu

One of the unexpected outcomes of the recent devastation in Japan was the impact on paint colors for new cars, even among non-Japanese manufacturers. Ford, for example... read more May 10, 2011 by  1


 
Akio Toyoda

Worried About Natural Disasters? Akio Toyoda Says Buy A Prius

Toyota president Akio Toyoda -- scion of the Toyoda family for which the company is named -- recently held a press conference on the subject of the Tohoku earthquake and... read more April 29, 2011 by  3


 
2011 Nissan Cube

Video: How Nissan Checks Japanese-Made Cars For Radiation

The ongoing crisis in Japan has some consumers wondering if it’s still safe to purchase vehicles built in Japan. Nissan wants you to know the answer is a resounding... read more April 26, 2011 by 


 
Kylie Minogue and the Lexus CT 200h

Another Effect Of The Disaster In Japan: Lexus To Lose #1 Spot In Luxury Market

On Friday, we told you about the ways that automakers have suffered following the recent Tohoku earthquake and tsunami. From imaginary problems with Korean companies to very... read more April 18, 2011 by  5


 
2011 Toyota Prius

Study: Americans Avoiding Japanese, Korean Autos In The Wake Of Earthquake, Tsunami

To say that things have been tough in Japan since the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami on March 11 would be a gross understatement. With thousands of lives lost, homes... read more April 15, 2011 by  3


 
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