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

Honda begins Marysville production of Acura TLX
Now more than 90 percent of Acura vehicles sold in the U.S. are produced in Ohio.

Subaru and eBay giving away a limited-edition 2015 WRX STI
Subaru Rally Team USA will award one of only 100 cars available in the U.S. to one lucky consumer.

Nissan, Honda sales up in China
Nissan sales up 11 percent over previous year; Honda reports 16 percent growth.

Celebrated Toyota campaign turns kids' dreamy art into car Vines
Videos illustrate vision for the cars of the future.

Getting Ahead

Acura MDX best selling luxury three row of all time
Record sales in first half of 2014 bring cumulative sales to nearly 700,000 units.

Reviewers favor the smooth, nimble ride in Subaru's first hybrid
The hybrid version of the popular XV Crosstrek offers more horsepower and 29 mpg in the city.

Toyota unveils "thoughtful updates" to 2015 Sienna 
New tech inside, including the new Driver Easy Speak system, is aimed at parents.

Future Cars

Mazda releases audio preview of 2016 Miata MX-5
The newest model of the iconic roadster debuts in September.

Toyota planning major engine overhaul
The powertrain makeover will help the automaker cut costs and provide more efficient customization.

Mitsubishi execs say U.S. version of 2016 Outlander PHEV will boast improvements 
The automaker will refine the vehicle's design and hybrid system for the U.S. market.