Opel is pulling out of China from next year. Reports suggest the brand has failed to gain traction in the market since launching there more than two decades ago. GM is now expected to invest in Europe to boost sales of Vauxhall/Opel products here.
Public trials of Toyota's hydrogen-powered FCV concept will begin in Japan from 2015. The concept was first seen at the Tokyo motor show last year, and promises a range of some 300 miles as well as a refueling time of three minutes.
Subaru is looking for more dealers to help boost lacklustre sales. Just 2200 Subarus were sold in the UK last year, with targets set at 2700 for this year. The firm currently has 55 UK dealers, but aims to increase that to 80 by the end of 2014.
The next step in Suzuki's plan to introduce a new model every year for four years will be seen at the Geneva motor show next year. The car, dubbed N4, will be a concept version of the firm's Nissan Juke rival. A showroom-bound model will follow later in 2015.