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

Toyota breaks ground on new headquarters in Plano, Texas 
The company's new North American headquarters is projected to be completed by early 2017

Subaru projects modest growth despite recent banner sales years
Citing manufacturing capacity pains, the automaker targets 5 percent growth in 2015

Honda executive warns against 84-month auto loans
The company's U.S. sales chief says the loans are bad for consumers and for the industry

Getting Ahead

Honda's Acura NSX makes a much-celebrated return

The sports car, which will be produced in Ohio, debuted at the Detroit auto show

Mazda aims at improving loyalty
The brand's consumer loyalty has improved in recent years, but still lags behind the industry average

Toyota Super Bowl ad generates attention 
The Camry ad featuring double-below-the-knee amputee and athlete Amy Purdy called "stirring"

Future Cars

Honda will debut 2016 Pilot SUV at February's Chicago Auto Show
The re-engineered Pilot will feature new technology and a design shift

Nissan Altima sedan set for substantial midcycle change in 2016 
The move reflects increasing competitiveness in the U.S. midsize sedan segment

Toyota already planning to increase production of hydrogen-powered car
The Mirai, the first mainstream hydrogen fuel cell vehicle, will be introduced in the U.S. later this year