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Mitsubishi headquarters

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.
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).
Tesla Motors Gigafactory

Tesla Motors and Panasonic to open solar battery production plant

On October 17, US EV maker Tesla Motors announced that it was considering establishing a solar battery production plant collaboratively with Panasonic.
2017 Acura MDX

Acura sales down 13% in September with new MDX sales up 14%

Honda's overseas luxury brand Acura published its September sales figures at the end of October. Total sales for the month were 12,813 units. This is 12.9% down year-on-year and marks the 5th month of decline.
The Highlander that's Toyota's 5,000,000th certified pre-owned car sold

Toyota delivers 5,000,000th certified used car in US after 20 years of program

At the end of September, Toyota USA announced that it had reached a total of 5,000,000 sales of certified pre-owned cars for the Toyota brand.
The all-new Lexus RX

Lexus sales up 2% in the US thanks to successful SUVs; September results

In early October, Toyota Motor Sales, USA announced its sales results for the Lexus brand for September 2016. According to these results, overall unit sales were back up from the previous year, rising 2% yoy to 25,801 units.
Honda's all-new Civic sedan (Chinese model)

Honda sales up 46.5% in China led by popular Civic; September results

On October 11, Honda Motor Company’s Chinese corporation announced its sales results for September 2016. According to these results, overall unit sales grew 46.5% yoy to 120,929 units, as it recorded a surplus for the seventh month in a row.
Nissan Sylphy

Nissan China sales up 26.3% in September

On October 11, Nissan released its September China new car sales figures. September sales including commercial cars, exports and some of its local subsidiary Dongfeng Nissan's models were 123,600 units. This is up 26.3% from the previous year and marks the 7th month of year-on-year growth.
Mitsubishi headquarter (reference image)

Mitsubishi to establish new company in Indonesia to strengthen passenger car business

Mitsubishi announced that it had come to a basic agreement between its business partner Mitsubishi Corporation, Krama Yudha (KY) and Mitsubishi Fuso Truck & Bus in order to strengthen its sales operations in Indonesia.
Current Honda City

Honda City sales hit 200,000 in India

Honda Cars India has announced that the current fourth-generation City has reached 200,000 sales in India.
2017 Mitsubishi Mirage

Mitsubishi US sales down 4.8% in September with favorable Mirage sales

On October 3, Mitsubishi Motors published its September US new car sales figures. Total sales were 7,191 units. This is 4.8% down year-on-year and marks the 2nd month of decline.
Infiniti Q30

Infiniti global sales hit historic new record in September, up 12%

On October 4, Nissan's overseas luxury brand Infiniti posted its September global new car sales. Total sales were the highest for the brand in its 27 years with 19,900 units. This represents 12% year-on-year growth.
Mazda CX-4

Mazda's China sales up 48.7% in September

On October 9, Mazda published its China new car sales for September. Total sales were 29,043 units, which represents significant 48.7% year-on-year growth and marks the 4th month of growth.
Subaru Levorg 1.6GT EyeSight Wing Seat (lift type)

Subaru to showcase welfare vehicle for first time at headquarters

Fuji Heavy Industries (Subaru) will be exhibiting its TRANSCARE series welfare vehicles for the first time from October 11 at Subaru Star Square (Shibuya-ku, Tokyo) showroom on the first floor of its headquarters.
Infiniti Q30

Infiniti sales up 94% in Europe led by popular Q30; September results

On October 5, Infiniti announced its sales results for the European market for September 2016. According to these results, overall unit sales grew by a significant 94% from the previous year to 1,790 units, a record high for the month of September.
Suzuki Ignis

Maruti Suzuki’s exports reach 1.5 million units after nearly 30 years

In late September, Suzuki’s Indian subsidiary Maruti Suzuki announced it has reached the 1.5 million unit mark for its exports from India.
Mitsuoka Motors official site

Mitsuoka Motors' renewed website tells the development of the Zero 1 and Orochi

Mitsuoka Motors renewed its official website, creating a page for each model in its lineup using the theme of "Lifestyle" and added new content.
2016 Infiniti QX50 (Nissan Skyline Crossover in Japan)

Infiniti's US sales up 11.7% in September with QX50 sales 4.6 previous year's

On October 3, Nissan published its September US car sales for its Infiniti luxury brand. Total sales set a new record for September with 11,413 units sold. This is up 11.7% from the previous year and marks the first year-on-year growth in 3 months.