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

New plug-in hybrid SUVs coming to Mitsubishi lineup
The company has confirmed it will offer PHEV plug-in hybrid electric versions of several SUV models.

Toyota showing the largest family of hybrids of any automaker this month in Fort Lauderdale
Toyota will showcase its 2014 lineup, which includes Camry and Avalon hybrids in addition to Prius models.

Honda to focus on Acura by making it a stand-alone division
The first premium car brand from an Asian automaker will be known as the Acura Division.

85 percent of Nissans sold in U.S. will be produced here "in near future"
In wake of 2013 sales growth, Nissan is getting ready to ramp up U.S. production.

Getting Ahead

Mazda plans to celebrate 25 years of MX-5 by bringing 15 Miatas to New York show
Mazda will bring examples of the legendary roadster to the New York Auto Show.

Honda builds 20 millionth vehicle in U.S.
The first Japanese automaker to open an assembly plant in the U.S. celebrates a milestone.

Mazda signals comeback by hiring new engineers
The carmaker plans to nearly quadruple the number of engineers it hires by March 31, 2016.

Future Cars

Toyota has begun testing new Yaris World Rally Car
Testing is underway in Italy on the new World Rally Car.

Nissan teases new sedan concept for Beijing show
Nissan gives away little, but confirms plans to reveal its latest exercise next month at Auto China 2014.

Subaru hints at the possibility of a plug-in hybrid diesel crossover
The Viziv 2 suggests a possible replacement for the outgoing Tribeca.