Honda

Civic is tops with minority buyers

10:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2018

The Honda Civic was the best-selling vehicle among ethnic consumers for the 2017 model year, the second consecutive year the brand has taken that title, IHS Markit and NAMAD said.... Read More »

THE 'ANTI-PRIUS'

Honda steers Insight toward the mainstream

8:00 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2018

The third-generation Insight sheds the boxy rear end that distinguishes many hybrids and now bears the sleek design profile of the Honda Accord and Civic sedans. One analyst is already calling it the "anti-Prius."... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Honda gives Insight a sleek redesign

8:00 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2018

Honda gives Insight sleek redesign; Ford Edge gets fresh look, new safety features; Barra sides with 'Dreamers'; A push to curb deaths on India's roads; 10 years of Smart in U.S.... Read More »

Detroit auto show preview: GMC to Lincoln

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 8, 2018

A roundup of brands, from GMC to Lincoln, that will unveil new product at the Detroit auto show.... Read More »

How Toyota protected Camry's crown

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 7, 2018

Going into December, the Honda Civic was outselling the Toyota sedan by around 2,000 units, but the finish wasn't even close.... Read More »

HONDA: Dec. decline; 3rd straight annual record

12:21 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 3, 2018

American Honda's U.S. sales fell 7 percent in December, but it still achieved record annual sales for a third consecutive year.... Read More »

CES preview: Back to the future

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 1, 2018

Expect to see more autonomous and connected-vehicle news as well as buzzy concepts that seem more science fiction than actual product plan.... Read More »

2017 LISTS OF 10

In 2017, we said hello to ...

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 1, 2018

Ford and Hyundai brought in new CEOs, while Honda introduced a new boss for American Honda. Here's a look at who, and what, was new in 2017.... Read More »

2017 LISTS OF 10

Off to the exit ramp

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 30, 2017

In 2017, we said goodbye to some people, cars and more. Here are 10 notable ones.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: 2017's top hellos, goodbyes

7:00 am U.S. ET | Dec. 29, 2017

2017's top hellos, goodbyes: Shakeup at top of Ford; Lincoln names MKO'd; Tesla finally delivers; Vamoose Viper; A Honda flies the coupe; Exec retirements, new faces.... Read More »

TALK FROM THE TOP

HONDA'S TAKAHIRO HACHIGO: Partnerships key to tackling rapid change

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 25, 2017

Honda Motor Co. CEO Takahiro Hachigo is steering a course to boost sales of popular products while also working with outside partners to enter the future world of electric vehicles and fuel cell technology.... Read More »

VIDEO: Honda's Hachigo on boosting partnerships, light-truck production and U.S. sales

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 25, 2017

Honda CEO Takahiro Hachigo prefers partnerships, not capital tie-ups, as the company tackles a rapidly changing auto industry. In the near term, Hachigo is focused on increasing light-truck production to help lift Honda's U.S. sales in 2018.... Read More »

Honda considers developing all solid-state EV batteries

Dec. 21, 2017 09:03 CET

Honda is considering developing all solid-state batteries for electric vehicles as automakers look to come up with powerful, next-generation car batteries to reduce vehicle emissions.... Read More »

Honda to slot third-gen Insight hybrid above Civic

1:15 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 19, 2017

Honda is resurrecting the Insight nameplate -- a five-passenger gasoline-electric hybrid sedan with a new profile-- to be slotted above the Civic and will show a prototype at the 2018 Detroit auto show.... Read More »

Honda says ruptured Takata airbag led to death in Louisiana

7:22 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 19, 2017

The 2004 Civic involved in a July crash was under recall but had not been repaired, the company says, adding that the ruptured inflator in the vehicle was not the original one installed.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: New face of Jeep Cherokee

3:15 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 19, 2017

Jeep Cherokee's new face; Previewing Honda Insight, Lexus LF-1 Limitless; Feds OK Audi diesel fix; Tesla, GM to run low on EV credits in '18?; Magna reorganizing.... Read More »

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Honda took the appropriate action

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 18, 2017

I sincerely appreciate the comprehensive approach to the complex Takata story, but please be aware of some important facts.... Read More »

Honda will have partners, not tie-ups

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 17, 2017

Honda CEO Takahiro Hachigo says partnerships -- not capital tie-ups -- are the way to confront the new era of technology.... Read More »

On recalls, Honda goes the extra mile

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 11, 2017

It took a while for Honda to recognize the scope of its problem with bad Takata airbag inflators, but since it did, the company has led the way in finding affected vehicles and getting their owners to come in for repairs.... Read More »

NOVEMBER U.S. SALES

Deals, light-truck demand push U.S. sales to Nov. record

9:00 am U.S. ET | Dec. 1, 2017

Auto sales, behind strong results at Nissan, Ford and Honda, rose to 1,399,640 in November -- a record for the month -- exceeding most forecasts and driven by light-truck demand and fatter deals.... Read More »

HONDA: Extra crossover capacity fuels record November

5:38 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 1, 2017

Sales at Honda Motor Co. rose 8.3 percent in November to 133,156 vehicles thanks to production shifts this year that allow for more crossover output at the Honda and Acura divisions.... Read More »

Kia, Alfa finalists for North American vehicles of the year for first time

12:00 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 29, 2017

Kia and Alfa Romeo have for the first time ever been named finalists for the North American Car, Truck and Utility of the Year Awards. The nine vehicles still in the running for the 2018 awards also include two chances for Honda to extend its winning streak to a third consecutive year.... Read More »

U.S. auto sales pace expected to remain strong in November

12:36 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 27, 2017

Automakers are projected to report strong U.S. sales for November as aggressive incentive spending continues to sustain a robust autumn. The projections for the month range from a 1 percent decrease to a 3.5 percent increase.... Read More »

2017 ALL STAR | SERVICE AND PARTS

Bruce Smith

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 26, 2017

Bruce Smith was instrumental in American Honda's decision to act quickly and comprehensively to find a solution to the Takata airbag crisis.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Lincoln updates MKC crossover for 2019

8:15 am U.S. ET | Nov. 21, 2017

Lincoln updates MKC crossover; Toyota warning in Ky. said to spark union interest; China's GAC seeks deeper ties with FCA; Camry, Accord ads aim to boost struggling segment.... Read More »

 
Will Mercedes' G class get juiced?

Amy Wilson
9:35 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 14 2018

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Mercedes could make an electric variant of its iconic G-class SUV, Dieter Zetsche seemed to imply in ...
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PSA develops possible Renault Twizy rival

Peter Sigal
4:55 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12 2018

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PSA's latest effort in the field of mobility services is a plug-in hybrid three-wheeled scooter that ...
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PSA should sell UK Vauxhall plant to Jaguar Land Rover

Nick Gibbs
3:39 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11 2018

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A second round of job cuts shows PSA is struggling with the viability of its newly acquired Ellesmer ...
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Qoros' new owner plans to be China's Tesla

Yang Jian
5:13 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5 2018

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Dozens of Chinese EV startups have sought to become the Chinese answer to Tesla, but none of them ha ...
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How Nissan, NASA will help you park in the future

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 3 2018

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Nissan has turned to NASA to help it with what could be a challenging task in the future: remotely p ...
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Supplier CEO who loves his front-row seat to industry's transformation

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 29 2017

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Yanfeng Automotive Interiors CEO Johannes Roters is energized by the megatrends that are changing the industry because he remembers a time when things were a bit stagnant. ...
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Nissan tackles tech overload in autonomous car

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 23 2017

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Nissan's latest test car for autonomous driving has 39 devices to achieve 360-degree sensing. The automaker knows that number needs to be slashed. ...
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Conti exec learns when art tops science

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 22 2017

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Continental's head of startups got some excellent advice after he was put in charge of the supplier's new entrepreneurial unit. ...
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PSA got a bargain with Opel, former GM Europe boss says

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 19 2017

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PSA got a "good deal" when it bought General Motors' European operations, Opel/Vauxhall, says Nick R ...
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Rising Stars finish year with a flourish

Douglas A. Bolduc
1:36 am U.S. ET | Dec. 15 2017

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Three members of Automotive News Europe's Rising Stars family are finishing the year on high notes, putting themselves and their companies in position for future success. ...
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Western European registrations fell 5% in December
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UK sales drop most since recession on Brexit, diesel fears
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Spain's 2017 sales get big boost from discounting
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Incentives push Italy's 2017 sales to eight-year high
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EVs and hybrids accounted for more than half of Norway's new-car sales in 2017
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French 2017 sales rise nearly 5% but diesel share falls below 50%
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European car sales rise 6%, helped by extra selling day
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VW, Peugeot, Seat propel compact SUV sector toward new record
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Premium midsize SUVs overtake sedans, wagons in key European segment
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Renault, Mercedes, Fiat give new life to pickup segment
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Automakers add more tech to subcompact cars to boost margins
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Small SUVs in focus as Citroen, Hyundai, Kia and Seat ready challengers
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EVs are Europe's fastest growing segment
The EV segment was Europe's fastest growing sector in the first half as sales jumped 56 percent. ...
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Mercedes, Mini, help reverse Europe's cabriolet slump
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SUVs will continue to dominate in Europe
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Industry veteran Norman tasked with Vauxhall turnaround
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PSA promotes Germany boss Chopelin to lead global sales and marketing
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VW brand accelerates push to be EV leader with new e-mobility division
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VW taps Skoda's UK boss to lead U.S. sales
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VW brand loses U.S. sales chief amid sales decline
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BMW names former Mini boss Goller as new China chief
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PSA replaces China chief amid sales slump
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Gestamp elevates CFO Pena to CEO
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Renault's Le Vot will run Nissan North America
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Hyundai gives Kona off-road capabilities to broaden small SUV's appeal
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Mercedes pickup aims to mimic success of brand's SUVs
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Why Kia sees Stonic as groundbreaker
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'Chic' VW Polo targets younger buyers
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