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Aston Martin taps Nissan boss Andy Palmer as new CEO


Following a Financial Times report that the Japanese automaker’s executive has moved from Nissan to Britain’s 101-year-old sports carmaker – Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd. released a statement confirming the appointment. The Renault Nissan alliance could be shaken by the latest auto industry moves –in July its premium brand Infiniti also lost its chief, Johan de Nysschen, to General Motors’ Cadillac brand. The ...
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Japan car sales hit lowest point since 2011
The auto sales in Japan have reached a three-year low last month, showing a decline in consumers' spending on car purchases following a sales-tax increase. Vehicle sales went down 9.1% from ...
Mercedes-Benz SLK 200 Carbon Look Edition launched in Japan
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Original Toyota Land Cruiser 70 announced for Japan
Toyota has announced its plans to produce the original Land Cruiser 70 for a single year, as the model in question will be offered only in Japan. The Toyota Land Cruiser ...
Japan – Subaru WRX S4 introduced
Subaru has officially introduced the WRX S4 on its local market, Japan, where the model in question will be sold exclusively. The Japanese based automaker Subaru has officially pulled the wraps ...
US: Japanese auto jobs decline because of Mexico
Both Japanese carmakers and their suppliers were slower to add new jobs in the US last year, after they move to expand in Mexico and overseas to reduce currency fluctuation ...
Lexus NX gets 6,500 pre-orders in Japan
Lexus’ newest crossover, the NX, has received no less than 6,500 pre-orders in its home country, Japan. Just a couple of days after announcing the official production start of the Lexus ...
2015 Lexus NX starts production
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Toyota and Tesla – the usual culture clash case
The California-based electric automaker and the Japanese company – the world’s largest carmaker – had a great early start in 2010. Toyota bought a $50 million stake in Tesla and ...
Japan – Rolls-Royce Ghost V-Specification 50th Anniversary Edition announced
Rolls-Royce has recently announced its plans to introduce the so-called Ghost V-Specification 50th Anniversary Edition into Japan, where the model in question is hoping to attract more customers into the ...

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