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

July Marked by Hot Auto Sales in U.S.
Toyota, Subaru, and Nissan all see gains in the best July for the industry since 2006. 

Honda celebrates plant's 30th anniversary with $8.5 million facility investment
Swepsonville, N.C., plant will bring on new product lines.

Toyota brings free WiFi to six Los Angeles-area parks and beaches
The venture, supported by the Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid, is the first step in a new pilot program.

Getting Ahead

IIHS Names Subaru BHZ Top Safety Pick for 2014
The BHZ is the seventh Subaru to get the safety nod from the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety. 

KBB picks Mitsubishi Outlander Sport as one of top back-to-school cars for 2014 
Outlander is the only SUV to make the Kelly Blue Book list.

2015 Acura TLX garnering rave reviews 
One driver says the TLX "will change the way that you measure automotive performance."

Toyota sees 4.6% increase in Q1 net income 
Strong North American sales contribute to fiscal performance.

Future Cars

Mazda planning refresh for CX-5
Initial look suggests subtle updates with a "slicker" look.

Lexus Crafted Line Debuts at Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance
The special edition will be available in limited numbers beginning in November.

Mazda reportedly developing a diesel-electric hybrid 
The automaker could become the first Japanese automaker to offer such hybrids in Asia and Europe.