This month's snapshot of industry news includes highlights from Honda, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Subaru, and Toyota. We hope you find the information useful.

The Automotive Landscape

UAW fails to get enough votes in Chattanooga
Workers at a VW plant in Tennessee reject the UAW after a hard fought campaign in the Volunteer State.

Toyota looks strong in latest Consumer Reports
Toyota rated highest in consumer perception in a recent survey completed by Consumer Reports.

Nissan, GM collaboration yields van
The latest industry collaboration is a van, built by Nissan for General Motors.

Toyota set to post record profits
Toyota has overcome recalls and other challenges to post big gains in 2013, surpassing VW and GM combined.

Getting Ahead

Mazda working on small SUV
An industry report from Japan points to the release of a Mazda crossover SUV later this year.

Toyota breaks record with 130,000 US exports

U.S.-built exports hit an all-time high for the Japanese automaker.

Honda plans for an active sales year in 2014
Honda plans a big year to continue its record sales in the United States.

Future Cars

Snowstorm slows output
A winter storm in Japan disrupted delivery of parts from suppliers, slowing output from Toyota and Honda.

Are things looking up for Mitsubishi?
Reports show Mitsubishi is exceeding its financial forecasts.

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Luxury is key selling point in new Toyota Highlander.