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

Honda 2017 Ridgeline AWD First Test

With the second-generation 2017 Ridgeline now hitting showrooms, MotorTrend tested whether Honda learned anything from its first go-round.

Subaru Just Unveiled its SUV Concept Car

Subaru has unveiled its VIZIV-7 SUV Concept at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show. This concept provides a glimpse into what Subaru’s future mid-size SUV could look like.

Toyota Battery R&D Envisions All-Electric Car Soon

For the past decade, Toyota has condemned electric cars as suitable only for the smallest vehicles in around-town use, but now the world's largest car company is changing its tune.

Nissan Supplier Calsonic Being Sold to KKR

The KKR deal comes as Nissan is seeking to invest in areas such as development of new technologies, including in next generation electric cars and automated driving functions.

Mazda MX-5 RF's Delivered Ahead of Schedule

Surprise! Mazda delivered the first MX-5 RF Launch Edition in America last week. The company says 500 more will arrive across the country in December. For people who've ordered a Launch Edition, it looks like you may get an early holiday gift.

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