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Mitsubishi to significantly reduce executive positions

On October 20, it came to light that Mitsubishi Motors, which is under the Renault-Nissan Alliance group umbrella, is significantly reducing its number of executives.
Nissan Qashqai

Nissan's Europe sales up 1.2% with first growth in 7 months in September

On October 11, Nissan Europe published its European new car sales for September. Total sales were 78,192 units, which is up 1.2% from the previous year's September and marks the first year-on-year growth in 7 months.
Toyota RAV4

Russia's new car sales down 11% with favorable 18% growth for Toyota in September

On October 10, the European Business Council (AEB) published September new car sales figures for Russia. All sales including commercial vehicles totaled 125,568 units. This is 10% down from the previous year and marks the 21st month of year-on-year decline.
Mazda3 for North America

Mazda recalls Mazda3 in US over gas leak risk

Mazda North America has issued a recall in the US for its flagship model, the Mazda3 (Axela in Japan).
Yamaha XMAX 300

Yamaha unveils XMAX 300 scooter for Europe with newly developed engine

Yamaha will release the new XMAX 300 compact scooter for Europe in March, 2017.
Mazda MX-5 Miata RF (Roadster RF)

Mazda MX-5 Miata RF price set at $31,555USD

At the end of October, Mazda North America unveiled the pricing in the US for the MX-5 Miata RF (Roadster RF in Japan).
New Honda Civic Sedan

Honda recalls new Civic in US over parking brake defect

On October 13, American Honda issued a recall for 350,000 new Civics over a potential defect in the parking brake. According to American Honda, there is a problem with the electric parking brake that could cause it to not work after the engine key is turned off.
MRJ takes off at Grand County International Airport (image courtesy of Mitsubishi)

Mitsubishi begins MRJ test flights in the US

On October 18, Mitsubishi announced that it made its first test flight in the US of the first MRJ (Mitsubishi Regional Jet) testing model. Flight time was 3:18.
New Nissan Micra (March in Japan)

2016 Paris Motor Show: New Nissan Micra's on-board infotainment system

Nissan made the world premiere of the new Micra (March in Japan) at the 2016 Paris Motor Show at the end of September. It has a full on-board infotainment system including a specially designed audio system. It features the Bose Personal Sound System, developed collaboratively by Bose and Nissan.
New Toyota Prius PHV (Prius Prime in the US)

New Toyota Prius PHV gets top fuel economy in US with 56km/L

At the beginning of October, Toyota Motor Sales USA revealed the fuel economy performance of the new Prius PHV (called the Prius Prime in the US).

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