Nissan Fukushima Factory Reopen

Nissan Fukushima FactoryCarlos Ghosn, president of Nissan Motor Co., said Tuesday the automaker plans to resume partial production at an engine factory in Iwaki, Fukushima Prefecture, which was damaged by the March 11 earthquake, in mid-April.

Ghosn, who visited the Iwaki plant, told reporters Nissan also plans to resume full-fledged production at the factory in early June at the latest.

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Toyota Resume Car Assembly

Toyota resumes car assemblyToyota Motor Corp. on Monday resumed production of the Prius and other hybrid vehicles, while some other automakers gradually started assembly after their operations were interrupted by the massive March 11 earthquake.

Toyota started assembling the Prius at a plant in Aichi Prefecture and its two Lexus brand hybrids, the HS250h and CT200h, at a subsidiary's factory in Fukuoka Prefecture for the first time since March 14.

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Toyota To Resume Prius Output

Toyota Prius 2011Toyota Motor Corp. said Thursday it will resume production of the Prius and other hybrid vehicles, while Honda Motor Co. said it will postpone the resumption of finished-car assembly amid persisting difficulties in parts supply.

Toyota said it will resume production of three types of gasoline-electric hybrids, including the Prius, from next Monday, while continuing to suspend production of other vehicle models following the catastrophic earthquake and tsunami in Japan earlier this month.

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Toyota Honda Postp. Resumption

Toyota , Honda postpone production resumeToyota Motor Corp. and Honda Motor Co. said Tuesday they plan to defer resumption of finished car production amid ongoing difficulties in parts supply following the devastating earthquake earlier this month.

Toyota earlier said it will suspend manufacturing of finished cars until Tuesday but has decided to postpone the resumption until Saturday. It will not operate plants to make finished vehicles on Sunday.

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Nissan To Resume Production

Nissan to resume productionNissan Motor Co. said Sunday it will resume auto parts production on Monday at its six plants and vehicle production on Thursday, which have been suspended following the March 11 devastating quake.

Sumitomo Metal Industries Ltd. said that the steelmaker on Sunday resumed operation of one of two blast furnaces at its Kashima steel plant in Ibaraki Prefecture and will reopen another furnace in several days.

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Toyota Stop Overtime Working

Toyota Toyota Motor Corp. has asked 51 production subsidiaries overseas to stop overtime and holiday work for the time being due to difficulties in procuring parts to be sent to the units in the aftermath of last week's massive earthquake, company officials said Friday.

By withholding output, the automaker apparently aims to prevent total suspension of operations stemming from disruption of parts procurement.

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Toyota Jp Resume Auto Production

Toyota to resume auto productionToyota Motor Corp. plans to resume output of engine and other vehicle parts Thursday for domestic auto production after suspending operations of its plants due to Friday's powerful earthquake in Japan, company officials said Wednesday.

Toyota also plans to resume next Monday the production of parts to be shipped overseas for local assembly, the officials said, adding that the automaker plans to continue such manufacturing operations unless its business environment changes considerably.

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Teijin Press Cfrp Parts In 1 Min

Teijin press parts in 1 minTeijin Ltd announced March 9, 2011, that it has developed a technology to press thermoplastic CFRP (carbon fiber reinforced plastic) into shapes within one minute.

The company expects that the technology will be used for making parts of mass-produced cars, which require short takt times, by combining it with an injection molding technology for thermoplastic CFRP and a technology to join thermoplastic CFRP components together.

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Honda Europe New Navigation

Honda Europe new navigationHonda Access Europe has launched a new Compact Navigation system - the ideal alternative to an in-dash system, and whose award-winning design allows it to fit seamlessly with the car's dashboard.

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2011 Honda Insight Bolingbrook

2011 Honda Insight BolingbrookHonda is proud to offer car shoppers the updated 2011 Honda Insight.   With more standard features than even before and an affordable price tag, the Honda Insight makes hybrid technology available to more drivers.

The Insight was designed for excellent fuel economy, of course, but the goal was also practicality and affordability.

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2012 Acura Tl Pricing And Date

Acura TL 2012On sale March 18, Acura’s newly refined TL delivers fresh looks, improved performance and upgraded technology.

Most apparent are the visual changes that incorporate new front and rear styling, but also present is a new Sequential SportShift 6-speed automatic transmission for improved performance and fuel economy, revised interior appointments, a host of technology upgrades and numerous NVH improvements to make for an even quieter cabin.

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Mitsubishi New Interior Material

Mitsubishi Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) has announced the development of a new interior surface material, combining PET (Polyethylene terephthalate) and cotton fibers as a new addition to the “Green Plastic” lineup, MMC’s original plant-based material technology. It will first be used for vehicle seats and plans to be commercially produced this summer.

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Mitsubishi Evo In Scca Wcs 2011

Mitsubishi Evo in SCCA WCS 2011The Mitsubishi Evo might be slated for the history books, but a few folks out there intend to send it off with a bang.

The team at GMG is currently prepping an Evo for the SCCA World Challenge Series, where it will compete in the new(ish) GTS class.

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Sukuzi Kizashi To Be Sold In Uk

Suzuki Kizashi 2011The Suzuki Kizashi saloon will go on sale in the UK later this year, the company has confirmed.

The Japanese company had previously been reluctant to offer it in the UK as it only comes with a 2.4-litre petrol engine and no diesel option. But it will now commence sales later this year at a rate of 500 units per year.

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