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Toyota may shift U.S. sales goals due to Japan

Toyota may have to change its U.S. sales targets because of production slowdowns in Japan and North America, the U.S. sales chief of the world’s largest automaker said on Tuesday. Get the full story »

GM to raise car prices due to oil, metal costs

General Motors Co. says it will raise prices by an average of $123 per vehicle to make up for higher oil and metal costs. Get the full story »

Toyota to resume limited production in Japan

Workers walk between newly-assembled Prius vehicles near Toyota's plant in Toyota, central Japan, in this February 9, 2010 file photo. (Reuters/Yuriko Nakao/Files)

Toyota Motor Corp. and Nissan Motor Co. said Friday that they will resume production at all factories in Japan from mid-to-late April, joining Honda Motor Co. in an industry-wide move indicating a month-long parts shortage may be abating.

But Japan’s Big Three auto makers all say their output at home still will be only at half of normal volumes. Get the full story »

No summer shutdown at Normal Mitsubishi plant

The Mitsubishi plant in central Illinois will be skipping its traditional summer production shutdown for the first time this year, due to a new order for rental-fleet vehicles. Get the full story »

Mitsubishi to produce Outlander Sport in Illinois

2011 Outlander Sport

Mitsubishi will invest $45 million to produce a new Outlander Sport crossover at its Normal plant beginning in 2012, the company announced Friday with Gov. Pat Quinn.

The deal is backed by $30 million in tax incentives and is expected to breathe new life into a facility that has faced an uncertain future for years. Get the full story »