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

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 Fukushima catastrophe and energy crisis that followed, muddled later in the year by supplier issues related to flooding in... read more

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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 0


 
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 0


 
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


 
2011 Toyota Prius

Small Cars Getting Big Price Hikes Soon

If you're planning to replace your current vehicle with a new one at any point this calendar year—especially a small car—you might want to step up the timeframe... read more April 14, 2011 by 0


 
GM Renaissance Center American flag

Currency, Supply Issues A Window Of Opportunity For Detroit Automakers?

This spring and summer, General Motors [NYSE: GM] and Ford Motor Co. [NYSE: F] both have an opportunity to learn from the mistakes of the past and bolster their small-car... read more April 13, 2011 by 3


 
2011 Acura TL

Honda Cuts U.S., Canadian Output By Up To 50% Due To Parts Shortages In Japan

The Tohoku earthquake and tsunami that struck northern Japan on March 11 has affected millions of Japanese citizens, their families, and businesses. The country's auto... read more March 30, 2011 by 1


 
2012 Ford Focus

Ford: Supply Limited For Black, Red Vehicles

If you're looking for one of several Ford or Lincoln vehicles in black or red, you'd better be ready to settle with what's out at the dealership—and potentially even... read more March 25, 2011 by 3


 
2011 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

Friends With Benefits? Mitsubishi Offers One Facebook Pal A Trip To Japan

Some of us have been fortunate enough to travel to Japan and see the Tokyo Auto Show in person. Others have had to make do with our formidable powers of imagination and hunks... read more August 30, 2010 by 0


 
2011 Nissan Leaf prototype

Nissan Leaf Off To Strong Start, Poised To Become The Next Crown Vic

Just three weeks into the pre-order phase, Nissan has recorded an impressive 3,754 reservations for its all-new Nissan Leaf EV in Japan. That's over half the automaker's... read more April 23, 2010 by 8


 
2009 Nissan Quest 4-door S Angular Front Exterior View

Nissan: No 2010 Quest Minivan in the Plan

Large SUVs and minivans have fallen on the hardest of times in the industry's late downturn, and casualties of the recession mount daily. Nissan today confirmed in an email... read more January 3, 2010 by 0


 
Japanese travel poster

Detroit Cries Foul On Japan's Cash-For-Clunkers Program

As congress planned the controversial Cash-for-Clunkers program over the spring and summer of this year, there was some discussion of limiting new car subsidies to American... read more December 11, 2009 by 0


 
2009 Infiniti G37 Convertible

Self-Healing Paint Makes The Jump From Fenders To Phones

Nissan developed self-healing paint to protect vehicles from the surface damage caused by parking lots, home garages, and the like. Known as "Scratch Shield", it's appeared... read more November 30, 2009 by 0


 

 
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