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Toyota RAV4 & Lexus HS Recalled In US Over Suspension

In mid-August, Toyota Motor North America announced recalls for some Toyota RAV4s and the Lexus HS250hs.

Mazda to offer anniversary MX-Miata RF Launch Edition to chosen loyal customers

Mazda is releasing a special Launch Edition of its MX-5 Miata RF to commemorate the anniversary of its release. The Launch Edition is limited to 1,000 and Mazda is starting by offering it to its most valued customers.

Mazda North America recalls CX-7 over suspension defect

According to the United States National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Mazda has issued a recall in the US for the CX-7 SUV.

Acura delivers 21 units of new NSX to US customers in July

In early August, Acura announced its July sales results for the all-new NSX, which was delivered within the US market beginning in June.

Global sales of Lexus IS eclipse one million units

On August 25, Lexus announced that global sales of the IS surpassed the one million-unit mark.

JD Power 2016 Initial Quality Study puts Toyota at top of brand ranking

On August 25, J.D. Power Asia Pacific published the results of its 2016 Initial Quality Study (IQS). The study put Toyota at the top ranking for all brands and first place in three segment rankings.
Toyota Gosei Automotive Sealing Mexico

Toyota Gosei to expand production of weather strips in Mexico

On August 24, Toyota Gosei announced that its Mexican subsidiary, Toyota Gosei Automotive Sealing Mexico (TGASMX) will increase its production capacity of weather strips by 1.5 times its current level by 2020 in response to the expanding automobile production in North America.
The 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport (RVR)

Three Mitsubishi models recalled in the US due to defective CVT

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced that a recall has been conducted for three Mitsubishi models in the US.
Nissan Rogue

Nissan US sales up 1.2% in July with Rogue sales hitting new record

At the end of August, Nissan North America reported its July US new car sales figures. Total sales set a new record for July at 132,475 units. This represents 1.2% year-on-year growth and marks the 2nd month of year-on-year growth.
Honda begins production of HV motor without rare earth elements

Honda begins production of HV motor without rare earth elements

On August 23, Honda revealed that it had begun production of a hybrid motor with a magnet that uses no heavy rare earth elements at its Suzuka plant in Mie Prefecture.
Mitsubishi Fuso Fighter (Japan specs, reference image)

Recall: Mitsubishi Fuso recalls Fighter over potential headlight defect

On August 23, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck & Bus issued a recall with Japan's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism for the Fuso Fighter over a defect in the headlights.
Toyota RAV4

Toyota commences production of RAV4 in Russia

On August 22, Toyota Motor Corporation began production of the RAV4 at its St. Petersburg plant in Russia.
Acura TLX

Honda US sales up 4.4% in July with Civic passing up Accord

American Honda has released its July US new car sales figures. According to the figures, total sales were 152,799 units, which marks 4.4% year-on-year growth and makes July the 2nd month of growth.
CHIBUSTORY (cibastory)

Tourist spots in Chiba, Japan travel faster bus services. Narita airport arrival and departure flights users is free.

Japan travel Chiba branch, special out of a parked near the popular tourist spot in Chiba Prefecture from Narita Airport Express bus CHIBUSTORY (cibastory) from 9/17 10/31 period in limited runs
Toyota RAV4 Hybrid

Toyota US July sales down 1.4% with SUV sales setting new record

At the beginning of August, Toyota USA published its July US new car sales figures. Total sales were 214,233 units. This is 1.4% down from the previous year's July and marks the 3rd consecutive month of year-on-year decline.
The world's first station that supplies hydrogen from sewage water

Fukuoka and Toyota Tsusho win Japanese MLIT's Minister's Award for sewage treatment hydrogen station

On August 19, Toyota Tsusho announced that it had received the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism's Minister's Award for its collaborative Hydrogen Leader City Project with the city of Fukuoka, Kyushu University and Mitsubishi Kakoshi Kaisha.
Kansai International Airport

Japan National Tourism Organization reports record-breaking 2.29M visitors to Japan in July

According to the Japan National Tourism Organization, there were 2,297,000 visitors to Japan in July. This is up 19.7% from the previous year's July and sets a new record for any single month.
Infiniti Q30

Infiniti sales triple in Europe led by Q30; July results

On August 9, Infiniti announced its sales results for the European market for July 2016. According to these results, overall sales were 1,235 units, marking a record high for the month of January and almost tripling its figures from the previous year.
Norel monthly car exchange service

IDOM launches Norel monthly car exchange service

On August 18, IDOM (formerly Gulliver International) made the advance release of its Norel car exchange service, which allows users to pay a monthly set fee to exchange as many cars as they'd like.
The 2016 Acura RLX Hybrid

Acura sales down for third consecutive month in the US; July results

In early August, Honda’s luxury brand for overseas, Acura announced its sales results for July 2016 in the US. According to these results, overall sales declined 8.3% year on year, to 13,674 units, recording a deficit for the third straight month.
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