Ford denied that the next generation Ka will compete with low-cost models, such as the Dacia Sandero in Europe. Stephen Odell, head of Ford Europe, said the new car will be positioned above this segment.
Toyota is working on developing a wireless technology to recharge their plug-in hybrid and electric models. The system will be tested later this month as part of a managed program by Aichi prefecture, Japan.
Honda is facing major problems with its new dual-clutch automatic transmission, known in Japan as DCT. The brand announced on Monday, February 10th, the third consecutive recall due to a problem in the transmission.
Toyota sees many innovations for the next generation Prius, due for release in 2015. According to the Automotive News website, the Japanese automaker promises an avant-garde style in design, technology and production.