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Japan’s auto industry to shrink by the end of the decade

Japan’s auto industry to shrink by the end of the decade

The Japanese automotive industry is the home of too many automakers at the moment, and it is likely to close its ranks by 2020, analysts say. Japan is the home of more automakers than Germany or United States have, with eight independent global players being involved in the automotive industry. […]

2016 Honda Odyssey gains a new hybrid version in Japan

2016 Honda Odyssey gains a new hybrid version in Japan

The third largest Japanese automaker has officially taken the wraps off the hybrid version of the Odyssey van that will go on sale in Japan today. The JDM-spec 2016 Honda Odyssey Hybrid is virtually indistinguishable from the regular, conventionally-powered Odyssey, though it now packs the company’s proprietary Sport Hybrid i-MMD […]

The tiny Suzuki Alto Works launched in Japan

The tiny Suzuki Alto Works launched in Japan

The chic Alto Works minicar can now be order exclusively in Japan. The tiny Suzuki with its three cylinder 660 cc engine costs from around 12,500 dollars. You do not always have to be loud and flashy to attract attention and you can feel as good in a small city […]

Japan bans automakers to use certain Takata airbags for future cars

Japan bans automakers to use certain Takata airbags for future cars

Taking the same actions as the US authorities, the Japanese regulators banned certain Takata airbag inflators from future cars. Automakers will not be allowed to use Takata airbag inflators with ammonium nitrate propellant in future cars, Japan’s transport ministry said in a recent statement. Furthermore, inflators without a moisture-absorbing substance […]

Autoliv, Takata’s main rival, to conquer Japan

Autoliv, Takata’s main rival, to conquer Japan

Swedish automotive safety supplier Autoliv can now profit from the not-so-comfortable position Takata is in, by growing in Japan. It is difficult to predict how hard all the recalls Takata is involved in will affect the company financially. What is certain is that its main rivals will definitely take advantage […]

Toyota’s green 2050 objective drives supplier alarm

Toyota’s green 2050 objective drives supplier alarm

The Japanese automaker’s second largest auto parts supplier has commented on the company’s drive to practically rule out conventional engines by 2050, calling it a wake-up call for parts makers to reform their businesses. Yasumori Ihara, who started as Aisin Seiki Co.’s president in June, but formerly directed the automaker’s […]