Honda Motor Co. said U.S. government tests of its electric Fit hatchback show the car’s battery range exceeds that of competing rechargeable models including Nissan Motor Co.’s Leaf and Ford Motor Co.’s electric Focus small car.
Mike Sussman is one of the buyers helping General Motors Co. come back in the small-car business. The 45-year-old systems analyst just traded in a Toyota Prius for a Chevrolet Cruze, seeking both high mileage and more pep.
Faurecia SA, Europe’s largest maker of car interiors, is pushing for global supply contracts with customers such as Ford Motor Co. as the component manufacturer weans itself from relying on its recession-strapped home region.
Toyota Motor Corp. is making rare styling changes in the Camry sedan just halfway into the car’s usual design cycle, a sign the automaker is eager to stem gains made by Hyundai Motor Co.’s Sonata, which also is being reworked for 2015.