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

The Automotive Landscape

Mitsubishi set for significant stock sale
The Japanese automaker is looking to raise more than $2 billion in an upcoming stock sale. Hopes are it will be able to resume dividend payments again.

It is about performance
At the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Japanese automakers are showing a focus on performance.

Subaru adds most U.S. sales gain of any foreign car maker
The company is shaking niche status with impressive 2013 gains.

STEM and thought leaders target of Mazda campaign
Mazda is launching a national education program that it hopes will add intellectual capital and excitement to the industry.

Getting Ahead

Japanese automakers showing increased sales in China
Tensions may be high, but sales of Japanese vehicles continue to climb in China.

Mazda invites app developers in
Mazda made its first-ever appearance at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show this year, and opened itself up to app developers.

Sentra leading to Nissan gains
Strong sales of the Sentra are leading the way for strong growth for Nissan in the U.S. market.

Future Cars

Rear-drive coupe? Nissan's working on it
Nissan is working on a rear-drive coup and may bring it to market - with enough fan support.

Hybrid battery holdup delays Mitsubishi's step into the future
Production delays from battery suppliers cause delay for U.S. launch of Mitsubishi's Outlander plug-in hybrid battery until 2015. 

Honda adds tech to the subcompact market
Honda is overhauling the 2015 Fit with enough technology improvements to make it a serious threat in the subcompact market.