Toyota, Mazda plan joint plant in U.S., electric-car cooperation: report

2017 Mazda CX-5 First DriveToyota is one of the largest global automakers, while Mazda is one of the smallest. A new report suggests that the two Japanese makers are close to finalizing a capital-investment deal under which Toyota would take 5 percent of Mazda, and the smaller maker would invest in Toyota as well, and the two would set up a joint U.S. assembly plant…

from http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1111878_toyota-mazda-plan-joint-plant-in-u-s-electric-car-cooperation-report

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Toyota, Mazda plan joint plant in U.S., electric-car cooperation: report

2017 Mazda CX-5 First DriveToyota is one of the largest global automakers, while Mazda is one of the smallest. A new report suggests that the two Japanese makers are close to finalizing a capital-investment deal under which Toyota would take 5 percent of Mazda, and the smaller maker would invest in Toyota as well, and the two would set up a joint U.S. assembly plant…

from http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1111878_toyota-mazda-plan-joint-plant-in-u-s-electric-car-cooperation-report

Toyota, Honda, Nissan, other Japan firms to fund hydrogen fueling

Toyota Mirai showroom and hydrogen fueling station, Tokyo, Japan, May 2015Earlier this year in Europe, 13 companies joined forces to create the Hydrogen Council, a global initiative to discuss and promote the use of hydrogen as a renewable source of energy based. In the United States, GM and Honda have partnered up to build a production plant in Michigan that will roll out next-generation propulsion systems for…

from http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1110668_toyota-honda-nissan-other-japan-firms-to-fund-hydrogen-fueling

Lexus, Porsche, Toyota, Buick: America’s most dependable brands

J.D. Power 2017 Vehicle Dependability StudyIn the market for a car–maybe one that’s a little gently used? You’re in luck: this week, J.D. Power published its 2017 Vehicle Dependability Study, showing which brands are likely to cause the fewest headaches down the road. The Dependability Study is a bit like Power’s equally popular Initial Quality Study, which is typically issued in June…

from http://www.thecarconnection.com/news/1109042_lexus-porsche-toyota-buick-americas-most-dependable-brands

Lincoln, Honda, Toyota, BMW are tops in customer satisfaction (Acura, VW not so much)

American Customer Satisfaction Index (August 2016)Over the past few years, car owners have become increasingly dissatisfied with their vehicles. But a new study from the American Customer Satisfaction Index suggests that for most automakers, consumer sentiment has made a turn for the better. ACSI’s 2016 Automobile Report polled 3,776 auto customers, asking them to evaluate their experiences with…

from http://www.thecarconnection.com/news/1105707_lincoln-honda-toyota-bmw-are-tops-in-customer-satisfaction-acura-vw-not-so-much

Lincoln, Honda, Toyota, BMW are tops in customer satisfaction (Acura, VW not so much)

American Customer Satisfaction Index (August 2016)Over the past few years, car owners have become increasingly dissatisfied with their vehicles. But a new study from the American Customer Satisfaction Index suggests that for most automakers, consumer sentiment has made a turn for the better. ACSI’s 2016 Automobile Report polled 3,776 auto customers, asking them to evaluate their experiences with…

from http://www.thecarconnection.com/news/1105707_lincoln-honda-toyota-bmw-are-tops-in-customer-satisfaction-acura-vw-not-so-much