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

2015 Honda CRV takes Motor Trend's SUV of the Year award
This year marks the first time Honda has won the award in the SUV category.

Toyota RAV4 celebrates 20 years as small SUV pioneer
The RAV4 was groundbreaking before "compact SUV" was a common descriptor.

Nissan plant in Aguascalientes, Mexico, builds 10 millionth engine
The powertrain plant has been operating for 32 years and produces one engine every 16 seconds.

Getting Ahead

Mitsubishi Mirage the non-hybrid with best gas mileage 
The affordable, compact 2015 hatchback rated at 37 mpg city and 44 highway.

Subaru Forrester, both new and used, leads for safety
NHTSA and Forbes give Forrester highest small SUV safety rankings.

Honda and Solar City announce collaboration 
The automaker will contribute $50 million to make solar power more affordable.

Future Cars

Acura suggests its future may be all AWD
About half of all Acuras sold in the U.S. currently have all-wheel-drive, and soon the other half may also.

Mazda working on a solution to forgetting to turn your high-beams off 
New technology would automatically dim headlights when other cars approach.

Toyota unveils new Camry for NASCAR competition
The street version of the 2015 Camry serves as designated pace car in Charlotte.