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 Reinvents the Pickup with New Ridgeline

Honda’s latest testament to corporate persistence is the 2017 Honda Ridgeline midsize pickup. It’s Honda’s second try at making a pickup, the follow-up to a critically acclaimed but commercially doomed 2005 truck of the same name.

Toyota Sets Sales Target for Prius Plug-in

The chief engineer of Toyota Motor Corp's Prius gasoline hybrid cars said he would like to see the automaker sell 1 million units of the new plug-in version over its product life cycle, saying the vehicle is set to become its showpiece "eco" car in the next decade or so.

Take a Tour of Mazda's Factory Museum

From the bestselling sports car of all time, to the weird and wacky Wankel, Mazda has had a long history with interesting and often unique cars. Throughout it all, its Hiroshima factory has churned out thousands of cars every year.

Subaru Forester is Loved by Northwesterners

The Pacific Northwest is a major market for the Subaru Forester for many, many reasons.

Nissan Will Soon Have an AI Design its Cars

Nissan has an idea: they want to let an artificial intelligence design its cars instead. The idea is not as crazy as it initially sounds. Computers are much better at handling a lot of data and doing so with a very high level of precision beyond the capabilities of any human.

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