Honda Motor Co.’s Accord beat Toyota Motor Corp.’s Camry in U.S. output and led in North American car production last year as Asia-based automakers set assembly records in the region amid rebounding sales.
General Motors Co., trailing Nissan Motor Co. in electric-car sales, plans to boost output of its Chevrolet Volt to 5,000 a month as the automaker seeks to seize the lead and test consumers’ hunger for plug-in vehicles.
Honda Motor Co.’s Accord outsold Toyota Motor Corp.’s Camry, the perennial best-seller among cars in the U.S., last month as gains for resurgent U.S.-based automakers surpassed those of Japanese and South Korean brands.
Nissan Motor Co., with U.S. sales lagging the industry’s rebound this year, said it hired a former Chrysler Group LLC executive to run its namesake brand in the country after the departure of a long-time sales official.
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Nissan Motor Co. said it will hire at least 1,000 more workers and build Sentra small car at its Canton, Mississippi, plant as the Japanese carmaker expands North American production to help counter a strong yen.