Latest Intelligence on Automotive in Japan

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Young drivers: design matters

A raft of recent vehicle launches, in particular from Japanese manufacturers, has demonstrated the automotive industry's obsession with the so-called Generation-Y market. But designing specific lifestyle oriented vehicles is a gamble that may not pay off.

Published By Datamonitor
16 Jan 2003
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CommentWire

Volvo/Mitsubishi: the largest truck alliance is born

Published By Datamonitor
12 Jan 2001
Expert View
Expert View

Vehicle recall could prove damaging to Japanese automakers

Up to 3.4 million Japanese-made cars will be recalled worldwide by Toyota, Honda, Mazda, and Nissan over faulty airbags. Toyota is the hardest hit, being poised to recall 1.73 million cars. The firms have declined to reveal the financial cost of the move, but reputational damage - including loss of consumer confidence and sales declines - may be more significant than any monetary loss.

Published By Datamonitor
15 Apr 2013
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US autos: Japan has the power

As Japanese carmakers continue to increase their share of the US car market, the latest strategy is simply to increase the power of their vehicles - and it seems to be working.

Published By Datamonitor
20 Jan 2003
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Toyota: still the car in front

With strong performance in the US, the weak Yen and its show stealing performance in customer satisfaction surveys, Toyota is on a roll. However, the bulk of the profits come from its Lexus division, which is going from strength to strength. Japanese carmakers had a much better 2002 than most of their compatriots; Toyota's success looks set to continue.

Published By Datamonitor
08 May 2002
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Toyota: sporty marketing increases sales

Japanese carmaker Toyota [TM] continues to perform, once again topping JD Power's US customer satisfaction survey, and increasing sales by 6% in Europe. Clever marketing has helped to project a more sporty image of what used to be seen as staid cars, and could propel it to the global number one spot.

Published By Datamonitor
15 Jul 2003
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Toyota: Lexus fuels expansion

Published By Datamonitor
26 Apr 2001
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Toyota: keeping the peace?

Reports in Japan suggest that Toyota is set to raise the price of its cars in the US to calm trade tensions between Japan and the US. However, the problem remains with GM and Ford's inability to increase sales, something Toyota's price rise will do nothing to ameliorate.

Published By Datamonitor
14 Jun 2005
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Toyota: global appeal

Having revised and increased its production forecast in July, it is no surprise that Toyota has announced strong Q1 results. The company benefited strongly from sales in overseas markets, which were up by 65.1% on the same quarter a year ago. Having successfully penetrated the US and much of the rest of the world, Toyota should now turn its attentions to the emerging markets of China and India.

Published By Datamonitor
04 Aug 2004
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CommentWire

Toyota: flying high in a falling market

Japan's largest carmaker expects to make Y370 billion for the year, an increase of nearly 3% over its original forecast. This comes despite the general disastrous year for the auto industry; even though Toyota's US sales will fall, rises in Europe will more than make up for it. Toyota is in a strong position and riding high, unlike many of its rivals.

Published By Datamonitor
09 Nov 2001

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