A new business plan, called Vision 2020, sets a sales target of ¥3.3 trillion, with business outside Japan growing to 50% from an estimated 40% today. Most of the growth will be seen in China, India, Brazil and Indonesia....More
Toyota, which has installed some 1 million units of engine capacity in China, intends to raise local content to upwards of 95%. A similar capacity expansion by the auto maker’s main automatic transmission supplier, Aisin, is in the works....More
The auto maker experienced more difficulties than most, because of the size and complexity of its vehicle lineup. But most options considered to reduce its exposure to future natural disasters proved neither cost-effective nor practical....More
Last year, Hyundai was the first automaker in the world to sell a vehicle powered by a hydrogen fuel cell. Hyundai Vice Chairman Woong-chul Yang makes it clear the automaker plans to be a trailblazer in hybrids as well as fuel cells....More
We call out vehicles with problematic fit-and-finish, materials, ergonomics or unfortunate design choices. Each of these items resulted in points deducted as WardsAuto editors selected the 2016 Wards 10 Best Interiors.