Canadian Car of the Year and Utility Vehicle of the Year announced by AJAC
The Mazda3 was the top car. Jaguar’s I-Pace won back-to-back utility awards, the first battery electric vehicle to do so
Mazda recalls more than 200K cars in U.S., Canada due to failing wipers
Recall covers cars from the 2016 through 2018 model years.
Air bag danger: Ford, Mazda add pickups to do not drive list
Test results show the trucks had inflators that ruptured or recorded high internal pressure readings.
UPDATE: Confirmed, Alabama picked for new $1.6B Toyota Mazda plant
Will produce the Toyota Corolla compact car for North America and a new small SUV from Mazda.
Toyota, Mazda plan $1.6 billion US plant, to partner in EVs
The plant will have an annual production capacity of about 300,000 vehicles; it’s due to begin operations by 2021.
Toyota, 3 other automakers settle Takata air bags suit
Settlement compensates owners for things like lost wages or child care while they were taking their vehicle in for the recall repair.
Toyota, Mazda partner on technologies
Japanese automakers will focus on green, safety, products.
Japan says recall system overhaul needed for global auto woes
Global problems highlighted by Takata air bag debacle, top safety official says.
New vehicle mileage hits record, but pace of improvement is slowing
EPA says fuel economy last year rose 0.21 km/l over the 2012 model year.
Chrysler, Ford report increase in June sales
The month was a generally positive one for most Canadian automakers.
2014 car brand quality survey rankings from J.D. Power and Associates
Porsche, Jaguar and Lexus top this year’s list.
Auto sector will help Canadian economy less than in US, Mexico in Q2
Scotiabank says Canadian auto sector will only add 0.2 percentage points to overall growth, compared to 0.7 in the US.
Most automakers report increased sales in September
Analysts suggest if sales continue at their current pace, 2013 will be a record year for auto sales, topping 1.7 million units.
Ford to manufacture Fusion sedan in US for the first time
Mexico plant wasn’t keeping up with demand for mid-size vehicle
Mazda adds engine machining factory to Mexican plant
Factory will produce up to 230,000 SKYACTIV engines once operations begin in October 2014.