Auto Industry Upheaval

The Kikai, which lays bare the usually hidden mechanical structures of a vehicle, is one of Toyota's future-car concepts.

Japan automakers spending record $25bn on R&D

Even as profits slide, AI, self-driving tech demand active investment

  • Developing Asia: Toyota's key battleground

    Growth in emerging markets could compensate for weakening US sales

  • Green cars color China's loosening of auto market

    Moves by Beijing also seen appeasing Trump on trade imbalances

  • Chinese auto brands moving up the ranks at home

    Building on joint ventures with top foreign carmakers

  • Honda, other Japan carmakers stepping up sales in China

    More showrooms opening to sate appetite for SUVs

  • Tesla becomes most valuable US car maker, edges out GM

  • Ford revving up electric-car campaign in China

    US automaker capitalizing on rapidly expanding market

  • Japanese carmakers slow to find Electric Avenue in China

    Wait-and-see approach could give competitors a head start

  • Japan to spur automotive tech collaboration at home

    Common standards getting drawn up for carmakers, parts suppliers, IT providers

  • Carlos and Carlos provide a tale of 2 automobile chiefs

    European politics may add plot twist

  • Toyota struts out new test vehicle for self-driving tech

    Test platform by AI unit to help speed development of autonomous cars

  • What will life after Ghosn mean for Nissan?

    With superstar boss stepping aside, tech will decide automaker's fate

  • Nissan's Ghosn shifts from CEO to 'guardian of alliance'

    In handing reins to Saikawa, industry icon seeks 'change with continuity'

  • Carlos Ghosn resigns as Nissan CEO

    Co-CEO Saikawa to replace Ghosn, who will remain chairman

  • Changan Auto sells 3m cars in record year

    China's No. 4 player spending big on smart-car, green tech to make global splash

  • Honda bets on tie-up to catch up in e-vehicle race

    Hitachi Automotive known for technological edge in motors

  • Toyota, Suzuki ink memorandum on business tie-up

    Japanese automakers will 'slowly consider' capital links

  • Exclusive

    Toyota near tie-up with Suzuki on development, procurement

    Leading Japanese automaker expands alliances targeting IT, self-driving

  • Abe seeks help from industry big shot as tough auto talks loom

    US could double down on demands for access to Japan

  • Trump era gives Ford a chance to keep Japanese rivals at bay

    US automaker's criticism of TPP, strong dollar meant to guard pickup sales