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Toyota Roomy G"S"

Orders for Toyota’s new Roomy and Tank more than quadruple monthly sales target

Toyota Motor Corporation announced its order status for the all-new Roomy and Tank compact minivans, released on November 9.
Honda Civic for China

Honda commemorates establishment of 3rd China plant

On December 8, Dongfeng Honda, Honda and Dongfeng Motor's China car production and sales subsidiary, held the commencement ceremony for its third China plant.
Honda City

Honda India sales down 45.4% in November due to paper money woes

On December 1, Honda's India subsidiary Honda Cars India Limited published its India new car sales figures for November. Total sales were 8,029 units excluding exports. This is 45.4% from the previous year's November and marks the 13th month of year-on-year decrease.
Toyota power train technology conference

Toyota refashions its power train development structure for better collaboration within group

On December 6, Toyota announced that it had reformed its Power Train Company’s development system with the aim of strengthening it.
Toyota executive Toshiyuki Mizushima

Toyota to expand models with new TNGA power trains to 1,000,000 by 2021

On December 6, Toyota held a presentation in Tokyo for its new power train units. At the presentation, Toyota executive Toshiyuki Mizushima revealed the company's plan to introduce 19 newly developed engines and other products over the next 5 years.
Note e-POWER (Photo by Kei Takagi)

Nissan Note first top-selling e-POWER equipped model in Japan in November

According to the ranking of November passenger car sales figures released by the Japan Automobile Dealers Association, Nissan’s new and improved Note saw 2.4 times last year November’s sales at 15,784 and hit first place for the first time.
Nissan Intelligent Vehicle Towing

Nissan driverless transport system is 4WS!

On December 5, Nissan unveiled the driverless transport system it uses for complete cars at its Oihara plant in Yokohama to members of the press.
New Toyota Fortuner

New Toyota Fortuner exceeds 5,000 advanced orders in India just 2 weeks after release

On November 24, Toyota's India production and sales subsidiary Toyota Kirloskar Motor revealed the new Fortuner's order status since its release two weeks ago.
Toyota's Porto Feliz facility

Toyota to expand Brazil engine plant

On November 29, Toyota's Brazilian subsidiary Brazil Toyota announced that it was expanding its engine plant in Porto Feliz.
Mitsuoka Galue left-hand steering wheel version

Mitsuoka to introduce left-hand steering wheel Galue for overseas market

On November 30, Mitsuoka Motors announced that it was introducing a left-hand steering wheel version of the Galue as an export in order to boost its overseas sales.
Renault-Nissan Alliance's Marie-Françoise Damesin

Renault-Nissan Alliance makes great strides in gender diversity

The Renault-Nissan Alliance presented the latest information about gender diversity among its workforce to coincide the Women’s Forum for the Economy and Society, which is being held in France from November 30 to December 2.
Toyota Prius (reference image)

Toyota’s domestic sales fall for first time in eight months; October results

Toyota Motor Corporation announced its results of production, domestic sales and exports for October 2016. According to these results, global production declined for the second straight month, falling 7.3% to 750,713 units.
Nissan Murano

Nissan US sales down 2.2% with SUV sales up 11% in October

In early November, Nissan North America reported its US sales figures for October. Total sales were 113,520 units, which is down 2.2% and marks the first year-on-year decline in 2 months.
Honda Fit for US

Honda US sales down 4.2% in October with Fit outselling previous year's October by 3.4 times

At the beginning of November, American Honda published its October US new car sales. Total sales were 126,161 units. This is 4.2% down year-on-year and marks the 3rd month of decline.
Nissan Qashqai

Nissan Europe sales up 3.3% in October, marking 2nd month of growth

In mid-November, Nissan Europe reported its October Europe new car sales figures. Total sales were 54,935 units. This is 3.3% up year-on-year and represents the 2nd month of growth.
Note e-POWER (Photo by Kei Takagi)

Nissan reports 2x monthly sales goal for first 3 weeks' orders for Note e-POWER

Nissan reports that as of November 23, just after three weeks since its release, orders for the new Note have already doubled its monthly sales goal at over 20,000 orders.
The all-new Honda CR-V

Honda rolls out first 2017 CR-V in the U.S.

On November 22, Honda Motor Company began production of the all-new CR-V at its East Liberty Plant in Ohio, USA.
Honda President Takahiro Hachigo

Honda President Hachigo discusses strategy to strengthen China joint ventures' lineups

Speaking about the company's Chinese business which is seeing continued sales at a record-setting pace, Honda president Takahiro Hachigo said, "The two joint venture companies having sister models in their lineup and spreading is related to our success in China."
2016 Lexus LX570

Lexus US sales down 6.2% in October with SUV sales up 6.1%

In early November, Toyota Motor Sales USA reported its Lexus brand's October new car sales. Total sales were 24,803 units. This is 6.2% down from the previous year and marks the first decline in 2 months.
Infiniti Q30

Infiniti Europe October sales set new record in October with 77% year-on-year growth

In early November, Nissan's overseas luxury brand Infiniti reported its October Europe new car sales. Total sales set a new record for October at 1,085 units. This is a significant 77% up over the previous year's October.