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  • TOKYO, Dec 25- Fuji Heavy Industries, the maker of Subaru brand cars and SUVs, has scrapped a plan to shift production of the new XV Crosstrek to its U.S. plant and will instead make the SUV in Japan, a source familiar with the company's production plans said. Fuji Heavy, which has a policy of making cars in markets where they are sold, decided to make the new vehicle in...

  • Auto industry acts globally _ except on recalls Wednesday, 24 Dec 2014 | 3:01 AM ET

    Six years ago, Honda began recalling driver's side air bags in the U.S. The air bags, made by Japanese supplier Takata Corp. at a now-shuttered plant in Georgia, can inflate with too much force, spewing shrapnel into the vehicle. But it wasn't until November of this year— after the death of a driver in Malaysia— that Honda recalled driver's side air bags in small cars...

  • DETROIT, Dec 19- General Motors Co has developed contingency plans in case recalls of potentially lethal Takata- made air bag inflators widens, forcing the U.S. automaker to repair millions of vehicles, the company said on Friday. GM's plans include directing Takata to share with rivals TRW and Autoliv the No. 1 U.S. automaker's air bag specifications and data so...

  • NYC mayor finally supports 'Taxi of Tomorrow' Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 12:03 PM ET

    The Nissan vehicle was named the city's official taxi by de Blasio's predecessor, Michael Bloomberg. But faced with Nissan suing if the city did not honor the agreement, his administration shifted gears. Nissan no longer has the exclusive agreement to make taxis.

  • TOKYO, Dec 19- Japan's Nissan Motor Co and French partner Renault SA have stopped taking orders for some cars in Russia and could raise prices on others if the rouble's plunge continues, alliance Chief Executive Carlos Ghosn said on Friday. Russia is Nissan's fifth-largest market and the Japanese firm's alliance with Renault SA, of which Ghosn is chairman and...

  • TOKYO, Dec 19- Japan's Nissan Motor Co and French partner Renault SA have stopped taking orders for some cars in Russia and could raise prices on others if the rouble's plunge continues, alliance Chief Executive Carlos Ghosn said on Friday. Russia is Nissan's fifth-largest market and the Japanese firm's alliance with Renault SA, of which Ghosn is chairman and...

  • TOKYO, Dec 19- Japanese automaker Nissan Motor Co is faring better than peers in Russia as domestic production via an alliance with the country's biggest auto firm shields it against the rouble's plunge, Chief Executive Carlos Ghosn said on Friday. Russia is Nissan's fifth-largest market and the Japanese firm's alliance with Renault SA, of which Ghosn is...

  • SAN FRANCISCO/ DETROIT, Dec 18- Google Inc is laying the groundwork for a version of Android that would be built directly into cars, sources said, allowing drivers to enjoy all the benefits of the Internet without even plugging in their smartphones. "It provides a much stronger foothold for Google to really be part of the vehicle rather than being an add-on," said...

  • MEXICO CITY, Dec 18- Mazda Motor Corp's Mexican arm is recalling around 2,800 cars to check for possible defects in Takata air bags, the company said, the second such recall by an automaker in Mexico in as many weeks. Mazda will be contacting owners of the Mazda6 sold between 2006 and 2008 in Mexico for a voluntary review, the company said in a statement emailed late on...

  • MEXICO CITY, Dec 17- Nissan Motor Co Ltd said on Wednesday it has ordered the recall of more than 80,000 vehicles sold in Mexico to check for potential defects stemming from air bags made by Japanese company Takata Corp.. Honda Motor Co Ltd, BMW and Toyota Motor Corp have also ordered recalls over the air bags this month, according to Profeco. Separately, the Mexican...

  • *Japan Tobacco falls on Russia fears. TOKYO, Dec 17- Japanese stocks rose on Wednesday as hopes of a continuation of the U.S. On Tuesday the benchmark closed at its lowest level since Oct. 31, when the Bank of Japan shocked markets by unexpectedly easing policy.

  • Shanghai outperforms Asian markets in regional slump Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 2:29 AM ET

    Asian equity markets largely fell on Tuesday, with Shanghai being an exception, over a persisting slump in oil prices and after latest data added to concerns about slowing activity in the world's second-largest economy.

  • TOKYO, Dec 16- Japanese stocks slumped on Tuesday to 6-1/ 2 week lows as free-falling oil prices boosted demand for the safe haven yen and fears of weak worldwide growth dampened risk appetite. The Nikkei benchmark shed 2 percent to close at 16,755.32, its lowest closing level since the Bank of Japan shocked markets by unexpectedly easing policy further on Oct. 31...

  • The Australian Securities Exchange with boards displaying stock movements in downtown Sydney

    Asian stocks pulled back sharply on Monday, as investors fretted about the relentless slide in energy prices and declining manufacturing sentiment in Japan. Also in focus was a hostage incident in Sydney.

  • *Nikkei down as oil slump hits global risk appetite. TOKYO, Dec 15- Japanese stocks fell on Monday after slumping oil prices toppled Wall Street shares, while investors drew little comfort from Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's landslide win in a snap election over the weekend. Last week, U.S. stocks suffered their worst weekly drop for 2-1/ 2 years, as free-falling oil...

  • Lost car keys? You may not need them anymore Sunday, 14 Dec 2014 | 12:00 PM ET

    Auto recalls are adding momentum to a broad industry shift away from conventional ignition switches.

  • Australia’s auto industry crashes in slow motion Friday, 12 Dec 2014 | 4:24 PM ET

    There has been a car industry in Australia for about as long as there have been cars. But within two or three years, the last of the continent’s auto plants will go dark.

  • UPDATE 1-Tesla says China unit head Wu resigns Friday, 12 Dec 2014 | 4:03 AM ET

    SHANGHAI, Dec 12- U.S. electric car maker Tesla Motors Inc said on Friday its China president, Veronica Wu, has resigned, without giving a reason for her departure. China's green vehicle market has attracted global players including Volkswagen AG, Nissan Motor Co Ltd and BMW. In August, the California- based company and mobile phone network operator China Unicom...

  • TOKYO, Dec 11- Three Japanese automakers will recall more than half a million cars globally to replace air bag inflators made by Takata Corp, bringing the total tally of Takata- related recalls across all brands to around 20 million since 2008.. The recalls announced on Thursday by Honda Motor, Nissan Motor and Mitsubishi Motors correspond with a similar,...

  • Oil's slump, poor Japan data spook Asian shares Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 2:01 AM ET

    Asian bourses slid again on Thursday, as falling oil prices and a worse-than-expected machinery orders report from Japan reinforced jitters about a sluggish global economy