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

Automotive Industry Updates

Americans, This Is Your New Honda Civic

Developed by Honda’s R&D teams in Europe and Japan, the new Civic promises much. The look is bold (identical to the show car we saw at this year’s Geneva Motor Show), and the handling is touted as ‘world-class’.

Toyota Introduces the New Tacoma TRD Pro for 2017

Rejoining the lineup for 2017 is the all-new Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro model, which is designed for extreme off-roading and tackling just about any weather conditions.

Mazda Introduces Ground “Braking” Intelligent GVC Technology

In modern day Japan, one can experience Jinba Ittai by just driving the new generation Mazda cars on the road. This design philosophy originated from the legendary first-generation MX-5 Miata, now the world’s best selling two-seater sports car with almost a million units sold.

Subaru May Have an Electric Ace Up its SUV Sleeve

Subaru intends to release an electric mid-size utility vehicle based on the Forester or Outback, Japan's Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun reports. It's expected to ride on the new Subaru Global Platform, which also underpins the 2017 Impreza.

Will Nissan’s Variable Compression Tech Be a Game-Changer?

There’s a new gas engine in town. Most recent vehicle powertrain news relates to electric drive designs. However, gasoline and diesel internal combustion engines still run the vast majority of vehicles in the world, and so all the major auto companies are still developing their gas and diesel engine technologies. A brilliant case in point is a new engine design from Nissan Motor Company that changes the rules by enabling variable compression ratios.

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