Asian equity markets were mixed on Wednesday with Japan leading losses on profit-taking while Chinese shares rallied on news of financial reforms.» Read More
According to KBB, Nissan's Leaf tops the list of autos likely to depreciate the most over the next five years. The list is led by three electric cars.
The Tesla CEO took to Twitter in his latest public defense of the safety of the Model S battery system.
Cadillac's ELR and Tesla's Model S will be competing in the rarefied air of models selling for more than $75,000.
*Toyota, Renault lead advance among mass automakers. *Daimler gains ground against BMW, Audi. Toyota and Renault led the advance among mass manufacturers, with Daimler gaining ground on premium rivals as total registrations rose to 1.04 million cars, the Association of European Automakers said.
TOKYO, Nov 19- Japan's Nikkei share average stepped back from six-month highs on Tuesday morning, with a bounce in the yen denting exporters while financials retreated after their recent earnings-led rally.
*Audi devises fewer technologies than rival BMW- analysts. *Audi to miss goal of overtaking BMW- IHS. While BMW trumpets its new "i" series of electric cars and Mercedes wins rave reviews for its new CLA and GLA ranges of sporty compact models, Audi risks looking like a laggard in an industry where innovation is a major draw for customers.
Car depreciation analysts said Honda is the top brand for retaining the most resale value, while Toyota and Audi also top many segments. USA Today.
BERLIN, Nov 18- Volkswagen's supervisory board should approve a five-year spending plan on Friday that aims to make the German carmaker the world's biggest while also trimming investment as revenues get tighter.
TOKYO, Nov 18- Japan's Nikkei held steady near a six-month high on Monday as profit-taking in outperformers like Toyota Motor Corp and mobile operator KDDI Corp offset the gains in financials which were fuelled by recent strong quarterly results.
China's broad-based reform plans got a thumbs-up from the markets, with Hong Kong and mainland shares climbing Monday, leading regional gains.
*Kyocera, Toyota Motor slip after stellar gains last week. TOKYO, Nov 18- Japan's Nikkei rose slightly to hold at six-month highs on Monday morning as investors scooped up financial shares after recent strong results, though recent outperformers like Toyota Motor Corp took a breather.
*Subaru exec says Toyota decision a surprise-reports. DETROIT/ TOKYO, Nov 15- Fuji Heavy Industries, the makers of Subaru cars, said on Friday it would stop assembling Toyota Motor Corp's Camry at its Indiana plant and use the spare capacity to build its own cars.
TOKYO, Nov 15- Japan's Nikkei average surged above the 15,000- mark for the first time in six months on Friday, as strong quarterly earnings buoyed financials while exporters took advantage of the yen's slide to a two-month low against the dollar.
BERLIN, Nov 14- Volkswagen is recalling over 2.6 million cars, about a third of them in China, to fix a variety of problems, a blow to a group striving to overtake Toyota and General Motors as the world's biggest carmaker.
TOKYO, Nov 14- The Nikkei share average raced to a three-week high on Thursday morning, supported by dovish comments from Federal Reserve Vice Chair Janet Yellen and data showing the Japanese economy notched up its fourth straight quarter of growth.
Lincoln has unveiled the new MKC small SUV, at a time when "small utility vehicles" have become the hottest selling models in the luxury auto market.
*Sony gains after Loeb express bullish views on Japan. TOKYO, Nov 13- Japanese stocks stepped back from a three-week high on Wednesday morning as concerns about an imminent turn in U.S. monetary policy dented risk appetite, while Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group outperformed after raising its earnings forecast.
AGUASCALIENTES, Mexico, Nov 12- Japan's Nissan Motor Co Ltd will be producing 1 million cars in Mexico by 2016, cementing Mexico's position as export hub for Nissan in the Americas, Chief Executive Carlos Ghosn told Reuters on Tuesday as he inaugurated a $2 billion plant.
The automaker is betting a new, world-class assembly plant in Mexico will position the Japanese automaker for a new wave of growth.
This city of 1 million people is ground zero for Nissan's expansion plans in North and South America.