Plan is to reduce material costs by $10 billion by 2022 through new deals with suppliers and simpler designs.
Beijing wants electric cars to make up 8% of every brand’s production as soon as next year.
Will shift focus to battery-powered cars, digital services and SUVs.
Transition will impact the automaker’s manufacturing footprint across the globe.
DesRosiers says overall sales improved 9.3% for best March.
Second row window seat belts in RAV4s could be compromised in a crash.
Predicts sales will double thanks to cheaper gas prices and new models.
SUVs led the charge, growing by an explosive 60.6% over a year earlier to 622,000 units
Nissan Murano and Jeep Wrangler get tops marks from Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
No business case for future manufacturing.
Ford Motor Co. and Toyota Motor Corp. are going 50-50 on the joint development of a new hybrid system for light truck and SUVs.