Honda

Honda's Mendel to retire April 1; successor Conrad to take on Acura

12:00 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 21, 2017

John Mendel, an auto industry veteran who steered Honda and Acura through the Takata airbag crisis and championed the brands' strict discipline against fleet sales and heavy incentives, is retiring as executive vice president of American Honda's auto divisions, effective April 1. His duties will be taken over by Jeff Conrad, general manager of the Honda division.... Read More »

Sonic Q4 net income rises 21%

11:15 am U.S. ET | Feb. 21, 2017

Sonic Automotive's fourth-quarter net income rose 21 percent to $37.6 million from the same quarter a year ago on the strength of service and parts and finance and insurance gains, executives said.... Read More »

Honda dealer, store in damage control after death of Klansman

2:47 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 14, 2017

The death of a Ku Klux Klan leader in Missouri has prompted a Honda dealer in Kansas into damage control to avoid a mix-up over the same name.... Read More »

RICHARD TRUETT

BLOG: Building a business case for GM's fuel cells

12:30 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 14, 2017

Though General Motors has been beaten to the market with hydrogen-powered fuel cell vehicles -- Toyota, Honda and Hyundai are marketing them now in California -- GM has a shot at being a leader in another and more important way: the first to make a profit selling them.... Read More »

Automakers press Trump to review 2025 mpg targets

12:44 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 12, 2017

The chief executives of 18 major automakers and their U.S. arms are urging President Trump to revisit a decision by the Obama administration to lock in light-vehicle fuel efficiency rules through 2025. In a letter sent late Friday, the companies warned thousands of U.S. jobs could be at risk if the 54.5 mpg target is not revisited.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Nissan profit drops in Q3

8:45 am U.S. ET | Feb. 9, 2017

Nissan profit drops in Q3; VW board spared probe over Piech remarks; Tesla idles plant to prep for Model 3; Uber's next Calif. clash?; Kid power fuels Honda ad.... Read More »

Honda uses visual effects guru Pes to pitch Clarity

12:10 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 8, 2017

Honda and ad agency RPA have once again tapped visual effects guru Pes to create an ad -- but this time the artist is using live action, rather than the stop-motion technique for which he is known. The spot for the automaker's Clarity hydrogen fuel cell sedan features a choir of floating children's heads.... Read More »

Import tax would hit JLR hardest ($17,000 per vehicle), Ford least ($282)

7:00 am U.S. ET | Feb. 7, 2017

As Washington mulls a tax on imports, an auto industry study suggests the policy would deliver the sharpest blow to Jaguar Land Rover while giving a leg up to Ford and Tesla.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: GM's Q4 earnings, margins slip

8:45 am U.S. ET | Feb. 7, 2017

GM's Q4 earnings, margins slip; Honda-Hitachi motor venture; Tesla fights Trump travel ban; Rival sues CDK, Reynolds; Safety groups sue over CPO policy; Upscale U.S. Chinese cars?... Read More »

Honda, Hitachi form JV to develop, make electric motors

4:19 am U.S. ET | Feb. 7, 2017

Honda, aiming to make electrified vehicles account for two-thirds of its global sales by 2030, agreed today to form a joint venture with Japanese supplier Hitachi to develop, produce and sell the motors that make those vehicles run. The partners will produce some of the motors at Hitachi's plant in Kentucky.... Read More »

New models ignite Honda profits

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 6, 2017

New model redesigns are fueling big profits at Honda Motor Co., even in the face of adverse exchange rates. That momentum will continue into 2017, Honda executives say.... Read More »

MAKE MEETINGS

Honda's to-do list: Deliver more trucks, boost initial quality

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 6, 2017

On the heels of a strong year for Honda, which bucked the trend of a declining sedan market and continued to refresh its product lines, dealers and brand executives are focused on truck supplies and initial-quality issues.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Jaguar, Honda, Jeep win by tapping crossover craze

Feb. 5, 2017 06:01 CET

Jaguar, Honda and Jeep were the biggest winners last year among brands sold in Europe, where overall vehicle sales rose 6.5 percent to 15.1 million, easily exceeding initial analyst expectations that the region's volume would increase by a maximum of 4 percent.... Read More »

SUPER BOWL ROUNDUP

Social themes, Alfa Romeo's comeback on the Super Bowl ad highlight reel

12:00 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 5, 2017

Automakers used the Super Bowl -- an overtime thriller with the New England Patriots defeating the Atlanta Falcons -- to deliver messages that were a step above the typical product pitches. There was a clear effort among brands to connect with consumers through themes that sound more inspirational than corporate. Meanwhile, FCA sent its loudest message yet that Alfa Romeo is back in the United States.... Read More »

Automakers enlist dealers in border tax fight

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 4, 2017

Foreign automakers are placing new urgency on asserting their role as pillars of the U.S. manufacturing economy.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Barra, Musk huddle with Trump

3:30 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 3, 2017

Barra, Musk huddle with Trump; Changes for CFPB?; Ex-chair Piech testifies in VW case; NADA through eyes of future dealers; AutoNation, Group 1 profits; Honda, Audi Super Bowl ads.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Musk stays on Trump panel, Uber CEO exits

8:30 am U.S. ET | Feb. 3, 2017

Musk stays on Trump panel, Uber CEO exits; Honda Q3 earnings rise; How Delphi can boost U.S. output?; Cadillac's boom market; Benz in luxury lead; Ford ships F-150 Raptor to China.... Read More »

Honda earnings surge 27% on North America, China

Feb. 3, 2017 09:07 CET

Robust sales in North America and China, along with lower recall costs, powered a 27 percent surge in operating profit at Honda in the latest quarter. The sales increase and falling costs more than offset huge foreign exchange losses.... Read More »

Honda brings celebrity yearbook photos to life in Super Bowl ad

3:36 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 2, 2017

Honda's funny and charming Super Bowl ad features younger versions of nine A-list celebrities spring from the pages of their yearbooks. The cast includes Tina Fey, Amy Adams, Jimmy Kimmel, Steve Carell, Viola Davis, Missy Elliott, Earvin "Magic" Johnson, Stan Lee and Robert Redford.... Read More »

JANUARY U.S. SALES

Volume slips 1.9% but SAAR remains strong at 17.57 million

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

U.S. light-vehicle sales dipped 1.9 percent in January with consumers and automakers taking a break after a robust December fueled by heavy promotions and more generous deals. The SAAR remained strong -- slipping slightly to 17.57 million from 17.87 million in January 2016, and easily exceeding a projection of 17.3 million for the month.... Read More »

HONDA: Trucks power 5.9% gain; Acura struggles

3:15 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 1, 2017

Demand for light trucks helped American Honda kick off 2017 with a bang and record a 5.9 percent sales increase to a January record of 106,380 vehicles.... Read More »

GM, Honda to jointly build hydrogen fuel cells at Michigan factory in 2020

11:00 am U.S. ET | Jan. 30, 2017

General Motors and Honda plan to invest $85 million to build hydrogen fuel cell stacks for next-generation green vehicles at a factory in Michigan. The joint venture, Fuel Cell System Manufacturing will begin producing the fuel cell systems around 2020.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Fields confident on Trump

7:30 am U.S. ET | Jan. 28, 2017

Fields says Trump 'going to be good for our industry'; 400 more FCA dealers?; Report: GM, Honda to expand fuel-cell work; Make-meeting highlights; Keeping an eye on F&I.... Read More »

GM, Honda to announce fuel cell technology advance, report says

6:08 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 27, 2017

General Motors and Honda are expected on Monday to announce an expansion of their collaboration on fuel cell technology development, people familiar with the plans told Reuters after a press conference advisory was released.... Read More »

Jan. auto sales expected to downshift slightly after strong 2016 finish

9:00 am U.S. ET | Jan. 27, 2017

U.S. new-vehicle sales, coming off the industry's strongest December in history, are starting 2017 with only a slight slowdown, according to four forecasts issued this week. One analyst said there are already increasing signs that 2017 could be a third consecutive year of record demand.... Read More »

 
Once upon a time, Opel was GM's little engine that could

Richard Johnson
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 20 2017

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Europe has been a drain on General Motors for a long time, but Opel did have its glory days and at least once helped keep GM afloat. ...
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Will cockpits of tomorrow require one-stop suppliers?


12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 17 2017

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As automakers consider how to build self-driving vehicles, seat suppliers are reconsidering an old i ...
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How sour dealer relations wreaked havoc on Audi's China sales

Yang Jian
3:48 am U.S. ET | Feb. 17 2017

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Audi has lost its premium sales lead in China as the brand was finally overtaken last month by rival ...
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GM-PSA deal would be a blow to best Opel management team in years

Christiaan Hetzner
11:19 am U.S. ET | Feb. 14 2017

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GM's confirmation that it is discussing selling its Opel/Vauxhall business to PSA Group is a blow fo ...
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Renault starts to reflect its multifaceted boss

Luca Ciferri
9:27 am U.S. ET | Feb. 10 2017

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Renault is starting to look and act a lot like its multifaceted, multinational boss, Carlos Ghosn. ...
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The Volvo numbers that stood out

Douglas A. Bolduc
6:29 am U.S. ET | Feb. 8 2017

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Volvo's latest financial results were full of positive numbers but a couple really stood out. Volvo finished 2016 with $5. ...
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Daimler celebrations are muted as automaker conserves cash to fight off Uber, Google

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 3 2017

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Record annual sales, revenue and profits, and Mercedes-Benz grabbing the global sales luxury crown f ...
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German automakers worry about Trump's protectionist stance

Christiaan Hetzner
8:53 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2 2017

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Donald Trump has German automakers spooked after he threatened BMW with high tariffs if the company ...
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Toyota still has global bragging rights over VW in one important area

Hans Greimel
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2 2017

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Forget all the talk about Volkswagen ousting Toyota as the world's biggest automaker. Rest assured, Toyota is still No. 1 in sales and VW a far, far distant second. ...
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Citroen keeps faith in family vans

Bruce Gain
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2 2017

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Citroen CEO Linda Jackson says family vans will continue to play a part in Citroen's lineup despite ...
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Opel, PSA lag rivals as Europe sales rise 10% in January
GM's Opel brand and PSA posted weaker European sales in January than their rivals amid discussions o ...
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Opel, PSA lag rivals as Europe sales rise 10% in January
Opel and PSA posted weaker European sales in January than their rivals amid discussions of a possibl ...
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Irish new-car sales fall in January as Brexit bites
New-car sales in Ireland fell nearly 2 percent in January as the British pound's sharp decline after ...
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EU car sales growth expected to slow to 1%, ACEA says
Car sales in the EU are expected to grow by about 1 percent in 2017, a sharp slowdown from last year ...
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Russia slump forecast to end; rapid recovery unlikely
After a four-year drop, Russia's car market looks to have bottomed out, leaving manufacturers optimi ...
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Western European car sales rise 10% in January
Western European car sales rose 9.5 percent in January on buoyant demand in Germany, France, Italy a ...
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UK sales rise 3% in Jan. on consumer demand
UK new-car registrations rose 3 percent in January, helped by the first increase in demand from priv ...
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Jaguar, Honda, Jeep win by tapping crossover craze
Jaguar, Honda and Jeep were the biggest winners last year among brands sold in Europe, where overall ...
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German sales rise 11% with strong gains for Toyota, Skoda, Renault and Fiat
Registrations in Germany increased by 11 percent in January, with brands including Toyota, Skoda, Re ...
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Italy's January sales best since 2010
New-car sales in Italy increased by 10 percent in January for the best monthly result since 2010, wi ...
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VW Golf, other volume compacts lose share to premium rivals, SUVs
The VW Golf and Ford Focus compacts are being squeezed as premium competitors such as the Mercedes A ...
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Europe's large premium SUV segment heads for record year
Europe's large premium SUV segment is on track for a record year, helped by rising sales of models s ...
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Audi, Mercedes push key segment toward milestone
Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz are largely responsible for the growing success of the compact premium s ...
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Audi, BMW, Jaguar give midsize premium segment a lift
Europe's midsize premium segment grew at a near double-digit pace in the first half on new models fr ...
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Skoda, Renault, Toyota benefit from higher sales of midsize cars in Europe
Europe's midsize segment is on track for a second year of rising sales as new models from Skoda, Ren ...
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Federal-Mogul shakes up leadership under Icahn takeover
Federal-Mogul Holdings named Bradley Norton as the new co-CEO and CEO of the supplier's motor parts division. ...
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Bernhard quits Daimler; Zetsche interim trucks boss
Daimler has confirmed that trucks chief Wolfgang Bernhard, a top manager once seen as a successor to ...
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BMW picks Skoda exec to lead design at core brand
BMW has picked Skoda executive Jozef Kaban to lead design at its namesake brand, a move that fills t ...
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BMW names new CEO for North America
BMW named Bernhard Kuhnt to become CEO of BMW of North America. Ludwig Willisch, who previously held ...
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Tesla sues former head of Autopilot, former Google exec Urmson
Tesla is suing its former head of Autopilot software for stealing company information and recruiting Tesla employees for a competing startup while still employed by the... ...
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Jaguar Land Rover appoints Wittemann as China sales chief
Jaguar Land Rover has assigned Frank Wittemann, chief of its operations in Latin America, to lead it ...
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Ford plucks new brand chief from Apple
Ford has hired former Apple marketing executive Musa Tariq to be vice president and chief brand offi ...
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Volvo appoints Yuan Xiaolin as new Asia chief
Volvo named Yuan Xiaolin to succeed Lars Danielson as senior vice president of the company's Asia-Pa ...
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Uber hires Google veteran Singhal to aid self-driving engineering
Ride-hailing company Uber said it hired the man behind Google search to work closely with CEO Travis ...
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Former Nissan, Hyundai exec Rushforth joins Lookers
Former Nissan global sales chief and Hyundai Europe chief operating officer Allan Rushforth has join ...
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Hyundai gives i30 a tech boost
The Hyundai i30's success has been important in boosting the brand's European growth in the past 10 ...
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Toyota gets quirky with C-HR to 'turn heads'
Toyota is a latecomer to Europe's crossover segment with the new C-HR. ...
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Better-connected 5 series gets tech from BMW flagship
BMW has made its 5 series lighter, more economical and fully connected with advanced technology firs ...
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Smart improves ForTwo, ForFour EV variants with Renault tech
Smart has improved its EV technology for the battery-powered versions of its ForTwo and ForFour with ...
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Audi makes Q5 a tougher rival for Mercedes GLC, Porsche Macan
Audi has developed the second-generation Q5 to have the driving dynamics of the Porsche Macan and a ...
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Audi makes Q5 a tougher rival for Mercedes GLC, Porsche Macan
Audi has developed the second-generation Q5 to have the driving dynamics of the Porsche Macan and a ...
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Peugeot moves upscale with new 3008 SUV
The new Peugeot 3008 has been turned into an SUV from a minivan and has been given significant upgra ...
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Citroen aims C3 at Facebook generation
Citroen is aiming its new C3 firmly at younger, tech-savvy buyers who will appreciate features such ...
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Porsche enhances Panamera's 911-like looks
Porsche is hoping its second-generation Panamera will lure more European customers with the sedan's ...
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Renault keeps the Scenic family friendly
Renault has kept the Scenic’s minivan design in a move that goes against the industry trend of ...
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Suppliers to the new Renault Megane
Assembly of the fourth-generation Renault Megane began in November 2015 at the French automaker's fa ...
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Suppliers to the new Infiniti Q30
Assembly of the all-new Infiniti Q30 began on Daimler's MFA platform in December 2015 at the Nissan' ...
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Suppliers to the new Mercedes C-class Coupe
Assembly of the second-generation Mercedes-Benz C-class Coupe began in Bremen, Germany, in October 2 ...
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Suppliers to the new Opel/Vauxhall Astra
Assembly of the latest Opel/Vauxhall Astra began in Gliwice, Poland, in August 2015 and then in Elle ...
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Suppliers to the new Jaguar F-Pace
Assembly of Jaguar's all-new F-Pace began at parent Jaguar Land Rover's facility at Solihull, Englan ...
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Suppliers to the new Fiat Tipo
Assembly of the new Fiat Tipo began in September 2015 at parent Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' joint ven ...
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