The report forecasts continued growth for Toyota, Nissan and Honda for at least two years, with the biggest gains in the U.S. Key products in the Japanese new model pipeline:
- Toyota's new Camry, America's best-selling car has just launched, and its new Tundra pickup is due in early 2007 .
- Honda will launch three new crossovers (the CRV and Acura's RDX and MDX) this year.
- Nissan has fresh versions of the Sentra and Altima sedans, along with the Versa and Infiniti's G35
Expect political pressure on the Japanese government to raise the value of the yen, but don't look for that to have a big impact on sales of their cars Stateside as long as Toyota et al can continue to surf a wave of successful product launches.