Auto Industry Upheaval

Audi was left out of the China-led sales boom, due partly to friction with its dealers early in 2017.

Chinese buyers spur rise in global luxury car sales

Market responsible for nearly 90% of high-end brands' growth in 2017

  • Toyota to halve costs of fuel cell cars' core components

    More affordable zero-emission vehicles to hit market as early as 2020

  • Chinese electric cars turning heads in US

    Flashy designs and ample funds help industry newcomers make inroads

  • Design team turns Mazda into perennial trophy winner

    Charismatic leader talks of analyzing cheetahs, emulating their beauty

  • CES electronics expo blurs lines between auto and tech

    Sony stuns with first car sensor while Toyota unveils mobile restaurant

  • Nissan executive stepping down in wake of inspection scandal

    Management shuffle precedes on-site investigation at headquarters

  • Renault seen replacing chief Carlos Ghosn next year: reports

    Car exec likely to remain chairman of alliance members Nissan, Mitsubishi

  • Subaru orders skid 30% in Japan amid inspection scandal

    Dealers complain that advertising halt, recall duties have exacerbated fallout

  • Toyota-Panasonic hookup could jolt Japan's electric-car sector

    Titans of industry may join forces on batteries, giving nation a chance to catch up

  • Most Japanese carmakers cruise to higher profit in first half

    Strong China sales and weak yen help; Nissan and Subaru hurt by recalls

  • Faulty inspections push down Nissan's yearly financial forecast

    CEO Saikawa to report on result of full investigation next week

  • Subaru's faulty inspection regime was standard practice

    Scandal overlaps with Nissan's in more ways than one

  • Subaru chief says improper inspections may date back decades

    Automaker set to recall up to 400,000 vehicles in Japan

  • Atsushi Osanai

    Kobe Steel -- quality trap

    High technical standards could have created room for cheating

  • Exclusive

    Subaru, too, let unqualified workers inspect cars

    Internal probe uncovers impropriety similar to Nissan's

  • China to spur global surge in sales of electric vehicles by 2025

    Focus on 'new energy vehicles' could supercharge electric car market

  • Mitsubishi Electric stakes future on self-driving cars

    Satellite expertise puts defense company at forefront of vehicle technology

  • Panasonic powers up electric-car battery output in Asia, US

    Japanese group planning expansion of US Gigafactory with partner Tesla

  • Toyota promises auto battery 'game-changer'

    At Tokyo Motor Show, manufacturers race to unveil new electric vehicle offerings

  • Nissan supplier stocks falter as faulty inspection halts shipments

    Yorozu, others flag while Toyota group suppliers climb