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Recent articles
Honda HR-V subcompact crossover coming later this year
12:00 pm U.S. ET | April 17
Honda's upcoming Fit-based subcompact crossover will be called the HR-V, the company said today in releasing the first image of the vehicle. ...


AutoNation stepping away from third-party leads
7:15 am U.S. ET | April 17 | UPDATED: 4/17/14 2:54 pm ET - adds reactions
AutoNation, tired of paying high prices for online leads, plans to de-emphasize third-party lead providers such as TrueCar, AutoTrader.com and Cars.com, CEO Mike Jackson ...


Acura TLX much more than rebadged Accord
3:08 pm U.S. ET | April 16 | UPDATED: 4/17/14 3:53 pm ET - corrects engine specs
Acura unveiled today the production version of its redesigned 2015 TLX mid-sized sedan, a car that will replace the TL and TSX sedans in its lineup for the United States. ...


Toyota overhauls Camry in bid to make it 'best we've ever built'
9:30 am U.S. ET | April 16 | UPDATED: 9/16/14 11:29 am ET - adds historical Camry photos
Toyota, fighting to extend the Camry's 12-year reign as the best-selling car in the United States, showered its flagship sedan with superlatives as it unveiled a new edit ...


Scion charts new lineup for U.S.
12:37 pm U.S. ET | April 16
Toyota's Scion brand, struggling to boost sales with aged products, plans to replace three of its five nameplates in the United States over a two-year period starting in ...


Economists: Global GDP growth on the rise, but BRICs disappoint
11:14 am U.S. ET | April 15
The global economy will do “fairly well” in the coming years, with the United States economy leading the way, while Europe “has turned a corner,” ...


With the new Honda Fit, engineering solutions once again take priority
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 14
If there is any question about whether smart engineering is on its way back at Honda Motor Co., one need look no further than the second-row "magic" seats of the 2015 Hon ...


'Inner frame' makes Fit stronger, less costly
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 14
In creating the 2015 Honda Fit's body-in-white, Honda engineers changed the manufacturing process to make the car lighter, stronger and less expensive. ...


Honda Fit raises the ante for subcompacts
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 14
In the subcompact segment, small can no longer mean cheap. It's not only price but a product's execution that makes the difference between a sale and a walkaway. ...


Honda Fit raises the ante, and cargo space, in subcompact segment
5:00 am U.S. ET | April 9
In the subcompact segment, small can no longer mean cheap. It's not only price but a product's execution that makes the difference between a sale and a walkaway. ...


Sona Iliffe-Moon
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 7
Age: 33

Title: Manager of product launch marketing communications, Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. ...



Lauren Abro
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 7
Age: 32

Title: Senior engineer, vehicle performance development division, Toyota Technical Center

Big break: ...



Amy Meszaros
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 7
Age: 39

Title: Manager, North American Cost Strategy Division, Honda North America

Big break: Getting assigne ...



Susann Kazunas
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 7
Age: 38

Title: General manager, production engineering (stamping), Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America



Christos Agouridis
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 7
Age: 39

Title: Chief engineer for body exterior engineering, Honda R&D Americas

Big break: Being assigned to work on the 2006 Civic at Hond ...



Rana Mohtadi
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 7
Age: 38

Title: Principal scientist, Toyota Research Institute North America, Toyota Technical Center

Big break: Toyota came calling after s ...



Jim Baudino
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 7
Age: 38

Title: Manager of engagement marketing, Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. ...



Krafcik at TrueCar: Hands-on, but not a full-time gig
5:39 pm U.S. ET | April 4
John Krafcik's role at TrueCar will be to help advise and consult the vehicle pricing and purchasing service, but it is not a full-time position. ...


Honda Fit-based crossover likely named HR-V in U.S.
3:24 pm U.S. ET | April 4
Honda's crossover vehicle based on the Fit subcompact hatchback likely will be named HR-V. In filings with the U.S. Patent and Trademark offices, Honda recently filed for ...


Jesse Jackson leads minority trade mission to Japan's automakers
7:02 am U.S. ET | April 2
Jesse Jackson is leading a Rainbow PUSH Coalition trade mission to meet with the heads of Japan's leading automakers later this week, in order to increase the representat ...


Accord, Pilot drag down Honda
4:16 pm U.S. ET | April 1
American Honda was one of the few volume losers in March, as its sales slid 2 percent from a year earlier to 133,318 units. ...


Toyota sales rise 5% on strength of Camry
3:47 pm U.S. ET | April 1 | UPDATED: 4/1/14 3:52 pm ET
Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A.'s March sales increased 5 percent to 215,348 units. It was Toyota's best March since 2008, and gave Toyota a claim to being the best-selling ret ...


Toyota's major midcycle revamp aims to keep Camry on top
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 29
It has been the best-selling car in the United States for 12 years, but the Toyota Camry is losing ground in the industry's escalating mid-sized sedan wars. ...


A $1.2 billion message: Be candid
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 24
Toyota's settlement of claims by the Department of Justice that it suppressed what it knew about safety flaws brings it a step closer to closing the door on four years of ...


Acura gains clout, searches for cachet
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 23
American Honda executives hope that their move to create a cohesive r&d, sales and marketing silo for Acura will be reflected in smarter product, better marketing, and a ...


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