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 Stage to expand auto-maker's brand
The ambitious multi-platform music program aims to build brand loyalty and awareness among millennials.

Nissan sees 19 percent sales surge
Altima and Sentra sales lead to impressive growth.

Mazda among first to support the Red Cross Annual Disaster Giving Program
The company's giving is noted as generous, even for typically charitable automakers.

Honda and Toyota at top of consumers' list of quality brands
In survey, Honda and Toyota named by car buyers above other mainstream brands.

Getting Ahead

Kelly Blue Book names Mazda5 most affordable 3rd row
The family vehicle provides high value per dollar spent.

Americans take home a Camry every minute in May 2014
May Camry sales were up by more than 26 percent.

Decommissioned Toyota hybrid batteries gain new life in Yellowstone
Field campus in national park to be powered by the recycled batteries.

Future Cars

California buyers of 2014 Honda Civic Natural Gas to receive $1,000 credit
The California Energy commission has made 1,600 credits available.

2015 Subaru WRX getting rave reviews
Critics cheer for the performance and comfort of this iconic model.

Nissan unveils new concept for the video game Vision Gran Turismo 
The concept car hints as to where design for Nissan's GT-R is heading.