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

Automotive Industry News

The Toyota 100 Cars for Good Program is Taking Applications

For the third year in a row, the Toyota 100 Cars for Good philanthropic program invites the public to select another 100 worthy organizations nationwide to receive a Toyota vehicle. It began last week and registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations can apply online at explaining how a new vehicle would support their work.

Toyota Prius Sales Top 3 Million Mark

Even though nearly all automakers have a line of hybrids, sales of the ionic Prius have been excellent. In March 2012, it was announced the Toyota Prius had reached number three in world auto sales, and in a recent news release, Toyota announced the Prius hybrid hit the three million mark in worldwide sales.

Honda Seeks Mass-Market Fuel-Cell Car by 2020

Honda Motor Co. executive says the Japanese automaker hopes to launch a reasonably priced fuel-cell car by 2020.

Honda Picks Milton Keynes as Site for Formula One Operations

Honda has picked Milton Keynes in the U.K. for the site of its new Formula One operations. The British town is famous in the world of motorsport for being the home of Red Bull Racing, and soon the Honda F1 engineers will call it home as well.

Honda Sends Real-Time Vines to Fans

In addition to the Vine promotion, the campaign features TV spots in which Honda dealers humorously respond to real tweets. The "Super Fan" spot replies to an actual tweet from actor Neil Patrick Harris, who asked for advice on selecting a minivan. Check out the fun and new ways to advertise cars.

Suzuki Introduces a Five Door Iteration for the Swift Sport

The Suzuki Swift Sport is already the performance flagship of the Swift model range and due to customer demand, Suzuki is introducing the five door model to provide further practicality and seating for five.

2014 Mazda3 Sedan Officially Revealed

The redesigned 2014 Mazda3 sedan was officially revealed this week with similar features to the Mazda6.

Nissan Revives Datsun Brand With Hatchback Model in India

Nissan Motor Co. unveiled its first model under the revived Datsun brand, a five-door hatchback, targeted at attracting budget buyers from Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. (MSIL) and Hyundai Motor Co. in Asia's third-biggest car market.

Entrepreneur of the Year Nominees' Video

As many of you know, our own Peter Anthony was nominated for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year. While he did not win, he is a winner in our  minds. The event coordinators created a video that showcases UGN against the other firms competing for the award. It's really well-done and we thought you'd like to see it. Watch the Video.