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November Car Sales Tepid in Europe

Weak new-car deliveries in Europe totaled 1.18 million units, up only 5% over a depressed sales period at this time last year.

Foreign-Brand Sales Climb 6% in U.S.

U.S. deliveries of foreign-brand passenger vehicles rose 6% to more than 788,000 units in November.

Mazda3 Tapped as China Car of the Year

Mazda Motor Corp.’s Mazda3 small car has been selected China Car of the Year by a group of 38 automotive journalists.

Mazda Mulls European Subscription Service

Mazda Motor Corp. reportedly may add a vehicle subscription service in the U.K.

Mazda Launches Second-Round Airbag Recall

Mazda Motor Corp. is recalling 116,900 vehicles in the U.S. to again replace their passenger-side frontal airbag inflators, this time with units that won’t degrade over time.

Mazda3 Named Women’s World Car of the Year

Mazda Motor Corp.’s Mazda3 small sport sedan has been selected the overall winner in this year’s Women's World Car of the Year awards.

Japanese Brands Lead CR Reliability Ratings

Lexus, Mazda and Toyota captured the top three spots in this year’s Consumer Reports Auto Reliability Survey rankings.

Mazda CX-30 Sets Top Mark in Euro Safety Tests

Mazda Motor Corp.’s all-new CX-30 compact crossover vehicle earned a top five-star rating from the European New Car Assessment Program and scored a record-high 99% in the Adult Occupant Protection category.

U.S. Sales Grow 3% for Foreign Brands

An extra selling day, coupled with hefty retail incentives, boosted October deliveries of foreign brand cars and light trucks in the U.S. by 3% to 744,300 units.

Carmakers Back Trump on More Emission Cases

Several major carmakers are backing the Trump administration in two more lawsuits that challenge the government’s plan to strip California of its right to set pollution rules for cars.

Kia Names New U.S. Chief

Kia Motors Corp. has appointed Michael Cole to head its U.S. operations, effective Nov. 11.

Mazda EV Breaks Cover

Mazda Motor Corp. took the wraps off its first electric vehicle, the MX-30 compact crossover, this week at the Tokyo auto show.

Mazda Readies New Diesel

Mazda Motor Corp. is developing a new diesel engine that it will launch next year.

Toyota/Lexus to Launch 3 EVs by 2021

Toyota Motor Corp. says it will launch three electric vehicles between its namesake and Lexus brands within the next two years.

Suzuki Predicts $1.3 Billion Loss as Sales Slide

Suzuki Motor Corp. warns that slumping sales in India will cut its net profit 22% to 140 billion yen ($1.3 billion) in the current fiscal year ending March 31.

Mazda Sales Weaken But Racing Spirit Is Strong

Even though its U.S. sales aren’t doing particularly well, Mazda has launched a new Mazda3 for customers who happen to participate in an international touring car series. Honest.

U.S. Sales Drop 13% for Foreign Brands

Sales of foreign-brand passenger vehicles in the U.S. fell 13% to 704,300 units in September.

UPDATE: Toyota Hikes Its Stake in Subaru

Toyota Motor Corp. is raising its stake in Subaru Corp. above 20% and will post a share of Subaru profits in its own financial reports.

Mazda Developing RX-9 Sports Car?

A recent patent application by Mazda Motor Corp. suggests the company could be readying a successor to its RX-8 sports cars.

Mazda EV Will Get Get Tokyo Reveal

Mazda Motor Corp. will take the wraps off its first electric vehicle at next month’s Tokyo auto show.

Mazda to Build CX-30 Crossover in Mexico

Mazda Motor Corp. plans to build the upcoming CX-30 compact crossover at its factory in Salamanca, Mexico.

GM Names Global Chief Marketing Officer

General Motors Co. has promoted Deborah Wahl, previously head of marketing for the Cadillac brand, to be GM’s first global chief marketing officer since 2012.

Fiat Drops 500 City Car in N. America

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV is discontinuing the Fiat 500 city car and all-electric variant in North America.

Mazda Moving to Toyota Financial Services in U.S.

Next spring Mazda Motor Co. will drop JPMorgan Chase for consumer loans and leases and switch to Toyota Financial Services.