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Future Product Guide: ASIA - AutomotiveNews

I can't find a specific page for Asian Mfgs - maybe it will be added by Monday?
but
the mainpage (generic url) is now showing a BUNCH of micro articles with today's date...
(more can be added when it shows up)


ASIA: Honda Infiniti Nissan

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- Updated: 07/25/14

Over the next eight weeks, brands' product plans will be added on a regional basis. Our reporting team will continuously update product entries as information becomes available.

Honda
Civic Hybrid - Next stage: Redesign in 2016
When the Civic is redesigned, the hybrid version will move from its one-motor IMA system to a two-motor system, which allows extensive electric-only driving. One motor powers the wheels; the other recharges the batteries. It will be a cheaper version of the same system that is in the Accord Hybrid.


Infiniti
Q30 / QX30 - Next stage: New in 2016
The compact Q30 hatch and its sister the QX30 will be imported from Sunderland, England, in early 2016.

Q40 - Next stage: New in 2014
Starting with the 2015 model year, the previous-generation G37 sedan will be sold as the Q40.

Q60
Both the Q60 and Q40 nameplates are temporary offerings until new Infiniti models replace them.

Q50
Infiniti’s new volume leader, the Q50 sedan, is mostly unchanged from 2014.

Q50 Eau Rouge - Next stage: New in 2016
Using the Q50 as its base architecture, the proposed carbon fiber-trimmed Eau Rouge would be to Infiniti what the low-volume GT-R racer is to the mass-market Nissan brand.

QX50
China may influence the fate of Infiniti’s low-selling small crossover.

QX60 - Next stage: Freshen in 2015

Q70 - Next stage: Freshen in 2014

QX70 - Next stage: Redesign in 2016

Q80 / Q90 - Next stage: New in 2018
Infiniti will produce a performance-engine-powered four-door coupe in 2017 or 2018.

QX80 - Next stage: Freshen in 2014
The 2015 full-sized SUV will be freshened when it appears in October 2014.

LE - Next stage: New in 2017
Infiniti’s postponed electric sedan, originally scheduled to launch in 2014, is back in the product plan.


Nissan
Versa Note
Two new trims, the SR and SL, were added to the Versa Note.

Rogue - Next stage: New in 2015
A hybrid-electric version of the Rogue will appear in late 2015 or early 2016.

GT-R - Next stage: Freshen in 2014

Versa sedan - Next stage: Freshen in 2014

Maxima - Next stage: Redesign in 2016
The redesigned Maxima's styling will closely adhere to the Sport Sedan Concept that was unveiled at the Detroit auto show in January 2014

Murano - Next stage: Redesign in 2014
In a bid to give the new version the same visual impact it had when it debuted in 2002, Nissan’s San Diego design studio emphasized the crossover’s curvaceous body lines.

Frontier - Next stage: Redesign in 2015

Titan - Next stage: Redesign in 2015
The next Titan pickup will be unveiled at the 2015 Detroit auto show and go on sale as a 2016 model year.

Armada - Next stage: Redesign in 2015
A new generation of the full-sized SUV will follow the Titan’s 2015 redesign.

370Z - Next stage: Redesign in 2017

Leaf - Next stage: Re-engineering in 2017
Nissan is planning a more significant reshaping of the car, probably in model year 2018.

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(new) Honda CEO outlines new focus in first address – UPDATE
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by Derek Fung | 'today'


New Honda CEO, Takahiro Hachigo, has held his first press conference since taking the reigns at the Japanese company, and has outlined his vision for the automaker.

According to Automotive News, Hachigo told reporters: “Rather than focusing on numbers, it is important to come up with products that carry dreams and satisfy our customers. We will focus on the development of innovative products.”

Hachigo succeeded Takanobu Ito as CEO in late June, in a move that was announced in February this year. The issues on Hachigo’s plate include reversing the company’s declining profits, as well as stemming the quality problems that have been blamed on the company’s ambitious growth targets and stretched R&D resources.

During his press conference, Hachigo said that Honda will better “utilise regional production capacity” between the six regions that the company is currently divided up into.

Plans are already in place for Europe to be the sole global source of the next-generation Civic hatch – contrary to Honda Australia’s recent statements that it would get the car out of Thailand – while many regions will source the fifth-generation CR-V from the company’s factories in Canada...

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Wonder what Honda plans to do to fix its Euro operations.
They are down to offering just 3 vehicles, Jazz (Fit), Civic & CRV.
Honda Europe (Brand) is at the bottom of the EU sales charts , and will be lucky if they move 100,000 units for 2015.
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Honda Boss Says There’s ‘Absolutely’ Room For a New Sports Car


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“I can’t tell you anything about the ‘baby NSX’ … I could, but I’d probably get fired.”

Those are the words of John Mendel, executive vice president of American Honda and a man who is, most likely, intimately familiar with a new mystery sports car the brand appears to be planning.

Recently uncovered patent illustrations seem to indicate that Honda is developing something that looks like a shrunken version of its new NSX supercar. Or not. We really don’t know.

But we’re pretty certain Mendel does and the fact that he even acknowledged this car speaks volumes.

When queried about upcoming vehicles, executives inevitably respond with a carefully rehearsed line about “not commenting on future products.” Read into all of this what you want, but it sounds promising.

Today there’s definitely whitespace in Honda’s lineup for some enthusiast-focused models. Right now the only performance car they offer is the Civic Si and it’s about as hot as a bowl of vichyssoise. When asked if there’s room for a dedicated driver’s machine Mendel said, “Absolutely there is.”

Could the firm be working on a successor to the much-loved S2000 sports car that was discontinued several years ago? We certainly hope so, though the vehicle shown in those patent drawings seems to be something more, perhaps even a budget version of the NSX. Wouldn’t that be awesome?
For more on this story, Honda Boss Says There’s ‘Absolutely’ Room For a New Sports Car and to see additional renderings of the car please visit AutoGuide.com.
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...ASIA: Honda Infiniti Nissan
AutoNews - Updated: 07/25/14

Infiniti
Q50 Eau Rouge - Next stage: New in 2016
Using the Q50 as its base architecture, the proposed carbon fiber-trimmed Eau Rouge would be to Infiniti what the low-volume GT-R racer is to the mass-market Nissan brand.
Infiniti kills off GTR-powered Q50 Eau Rouge supersaloon
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By Ben Whitworth
17 September 2015

► Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge supersaloon cancelled
► Projected sales vs costs just didn’t add up
► Other performance models considered

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partly due to the death of the Scion BADGE,
& stumbling into an article about KIA chasing BMW...


Kia plans first sports sedan next year as it seeks younger, more hip image
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SEOUL | By Hyunjoo Jin | Feb 3, 2016

Kia Motors (000270.KS) plans to launch its first sports sedan next year, people familiar with the matter told Reuters, seeking to burnish a sporty, younger image as larger sibling Hyundai Motor (005380.KS) builds up its premium offerings.

Kia aims to start producing the sedan, codenamed CK, in May 2017 and will target annual output of 60,000 vehicles, said two people with direct knowledge of the matter, declining to be identified as the plans have not been made official.

The four-door model plans to take on BMW's 4 series (BMWG.DE) as well as the Audi A5 (BMWG.DE), and will feature 2.0-litre, 2.2-litre and 3.0-litre engine options, one person said, adding that it will be Kia's second rear-wheel drive car...

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Powertrain(s): Hybrid


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I'm confused, why is Genesis going to be making "near" luxury vehicles? I thought the point was that they're going to be a luxury brand, while Hyundai will offer more mainstream vehicles. When they say "near", do they just mean more entry level models similar to Mercedes and the CLA for example...?
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^ imho a lot about Genesis is still guesswork - for me at least
but
maybe
they're going to initially offer a wide price-range?
which
could become more focused after they see how/which models sell best & at what ATPs?

altho
somehow I had the idea that their first offering (G90 I guess) was Not going to be the top'o'line flagship

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