Honda

VIDEO: First Shift: Ford Q2 profit falls 9%

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 28, 2016

Ford posts 9% lower profits for Q2, warns of 'very weak' 3rd quarter; Volkswagen brand plunges; GM to make more trucks; Who's No. 1?; Mercedes ad draws complaints; Honda future product.... Read More »

A CR-V with HR-V cues

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 25, 2016

The redesigned Honda CR-V compact crossover, due next year as a 2018 model, will ride on a modular platform shared with the Civic and Accord.... Read More »

How Honda's purchase got found out by Porsche

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 25, 2016

When Honda's Acura NSX development team bought a rival supercar, the other company took notice.... Read More »

Redesigns due for 3 core Honda models

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 25, 2016

Honda's product onslaught continues for 2017, with the next 12 months heralding the launch of next-gen Accord, Odyssey and CR-V models, plus an expanded green footprint and wider proliferation of turbos.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: VW taking another financial hit

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 20, 2016

Double hit on VW: As cost of scandal rises, 'deep' cover-up alleged; FCA compliance czar; Report: Benz, Ferrari recalls needed; Honda, Buick, Jag spy shots; Look son, no hands!... Read More »

Honda hopes NSX halo effect will give automaker a boost in Europe

July 20, 2016 06:01 CET

Honda hopes for a halo effect boost in Europe from its NSX supercar. The NSX is a "branding exercise and also a showcase for engineering excellence," Honda said.... Read More »

Honda redraws Accord profile with fastback styling

11:45 am U.S. ET | July 19, 2016

New spy photos signal the redesigned 2018 Honda Accord will have more of a fastback profile. The exterior, while heavily camouflaged, features a more swooping, sweeping design throughout the sedan, especially in the rear.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: GMC to take on Jeep?

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 19, 2016

GMC to take on Jeep?; Takata manipulated test results in reports to Honda, audit finds; States plan to sue VW; Audi to boost EV spending - report; Ford Super Duty towing boast.... Read More »

Honda audit finds Takata engineers manipulated airbag test data

8:45 pm U.S. ET | July 18, 2016

Japanese safety products supplier Takata routinely manipulated results of airbag inflator tests reported to Honda, according to an ongoing audit commissioned by the supplier and its biggest customer.... Read More »

Honda hybrid motor avoids costly metals

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 18, 2016

Honda has developed a way to break its reliance on rare-earth metals to make batteries for hybrids.... Read More »

Honda re-charts green territory

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 18, 2016

Honda, a pioneer in gas-electric hybrids, says it's finally ready to go big with its alternative-powertrain plans.... Read More »

Brexit hits yen, causes headaches for Honda

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 16, 2016

At the beginning of the year, Honda's plan to fire up its export engine seemed smart because of a weak yen. But after the U.K.'s vote to leave the EU, maybe not. The Brexit vote sparked a realignment of world currencies. The yen rose and is now causing headaches for Japanese exporters.... Read More »

Honda develops hybrid motor without key rare-earth metals

9:55 am U.S. ET | July 12, 2016

Honda has developed a new electric motor for hybrid vehicles that tackles two top challenges in manufacturing the critical drivetrain component: The high cost and uncertain supply of the rare-earth metals used in their powerful magnets.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: SEC said to be probing Tesla

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 12, 2016

SEC probing timing of Tesla crash disclosure - report; A 'rare' feat in Honda motor technology; GM-Lyft program grows; Mercedes stays ahead of BMW; Small SUVs fall short in headlight test.... Read More »

China auto sales growth accelerates on rising crossover, SUV demand

6:44 am U.S. ET | July 8, 2016

China’s passenger-vehicle sales expanded at a faster pace in the first half as rising demand for crossovers, SUVs and new-energy vehicles widened the nation’s lead as the world’s biggest auto market.... Read More »

Honda drops compact CR-Z hybrid

6:00 am U.S. ET | July 8, 2016

Honda is killing off the compact CR-Z hybrid, a slow-selling runabout whose performance struggled to live up to its hot-hatch looks. Production of the made-in-Japan car will end by December. Output for the U.S. market has already ended as Honda focuses on the re-engineered Accord Hybrid with its upgraded drivetrain.... Read More »

California weighs raising ZEV bar and Tesla cries foul

10:45 am U.S. ET | July 7, 2016

The rapid growth of Tesla and the increasing range of other electric vehicles have California contemplating new requirements that anger both Tesla and competitors like Honda. They say California is changing the rules in the middle of the game, and punishing success.... Read More »

Honda features 2017 Ridgeline in new Spanish-language campaign

5:00 am U.S. ET | July 7, 2016

Honda plans to reach more Hispanic consumers with its Spanish-language campaign for the 2017 Ridgeline pickup, which will run during the Honda-sponsored Campeon de Campeones, a Mexican soccer championship match. The 2017 Ridgeline went on sale in June.... Read More »

Honda store finds recipe for success

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 4, 2016

Howdy Honda, of Austin, Texas, awards loyalty points to customers who submit recipes for cookbooks, as a way of boosting service business.... Read More »

Canada auto sales rise 7.4% in June on strong Detroit 3, Japan 3 volume

4:00 pm U.S. ET | July 4, 2016

The Detroit 3 and Japan's biggest automakers posted higher Canadian sales in June, boosted by growing demand for light trucks and an extra selling day during the month. Across the industry, June sales hit a new record for the month, rising 7.4 percent to 191,088 cars and light trucks.... Read More »

Obituaries

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 4, 2016

Robert Cox, the ad executive who helped Ford embrace the slogan "Quality is Job 1," died June 18.... Read More »

JUNE U.S. SALES

Trucks drive Nissan, FCA, Ford, Honda as industry rebounds with 2.4% gain; GM, Toyota fall

9:00 am U.S. ET | July 1, 2016

Nissan, Ford, FCA and Honda, riding strong truck demand, posted solid sales gains in June as the U.S. auto industry rebounded from a May slump. But the SAAR came in at 16.68 million, well below May's 17.46 million rate and lower than the consensus forecast of 17.2 million. Automakers are counting on low interest rates, stable fuel prices, rising wages and near-full employment to counter some headwinds and continue driving sales in the second half.... Read More »

HONDA: CR-V, Ridgeline help generate record light-truck volume; Acura slumps

12:00 pm U.S. ET | July 1, 2016

American Honda's U.S. sales rose 3.2 percent in June as the strength of light trucks at the Honda brand helped counter a 27 percent drop at Acura.... Read More »

U.S. tells certain 2001-03 Honda owners to stop driving

12:29 pm U.S. ET | June 30, 2016

U.S. officials warned owners of certain 2001-03 Honda and Acura vehicles to stop driving the cars, citing new data showing the vehicles' Takata airbag inflators have as much as a 50 percent chance of exploding in a crash. The warning today applies to about 313,000 unrepaired vehicles.... Read More »

Robert Cox, ad man behind Ford's 'Quality is Job 1' pitch, dies

5:30 pm U.S. ET | June 29, 2016

Robert Cox, an outspoken New York advertising executive who helped Ford embrace the slogan “Quality is Job 1” in the 1980s and later crafted ad campaigns for Honda and Saturn, has died. He was 78.... Read More »

 
PSA bravely reveals industry's dirty secret

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 7 2016

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Give credit to PSA for being bold enough to reveal in great detail something none of its rivals woul ...
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How to push self-driving tech to the limits without the risks

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 6 2016

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There's a risk-free way to push autonomous cars to their limits. A simulator in the UK is going to d ...
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Volvo defies gravity

Luca Ciferri
8:33 am U.S. ET | July 5 2016

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Volvo doesn't consider itself a true global player in the premium segment. ...
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BMW CEO scores first big win with Intel, Mobileye deal

Christiaan Hetzner
10:40 am U.S. ET | July 2 2016

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Led by CEO Harald Krueger, BMW's strong push into autonomous driving with Intel and Mobileye could b ...
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Why Europe's car buyer categories need a shake-up

Douglas A. Bolduc
4:49 am U.S. ET | July 1 2016

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Johnson Controls says current car buyer categories aren't telling the full story. ...
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Nissan struggles to make sense of Sunderland shocker

Nick Gibbs
5:42 am U.S. ET | June 28 2016

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Nissan's team in the UK is “shell-shocked” by the decision of the country's voters to leave the EU, a person close to the company told me. ...
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Goodbye to the Europe I knew

Bradford Wernle
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 27 2016

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I am deeply shocked and disappointed by the decision of British voters to leave the European Union. ...
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Recapping Toyota's traumatic loss at Le Mans

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 23 2016

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Toyota was reminded of how cruel motorsports can be when it lost the 24 Hours of Le Mans to Porsche ...
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VW's long day as shareholders quiz management

Christiaan Hetzner
6:40 am U.S. ET | June 22 2016

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As Volkswagen's 56th annual shareholder meeting began there were still long lines of people waiting ...
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Probe overshadows VW's annual meeting

Christiaan Hetzner
7:01 am U.S. ET | June 21 2016

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When VW shareholders gather for their annual meeting it is sure to be a turbulent event, not least b ...
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European June car sales slow as Brexit vote reduces confidence
European car-sales growth slowed to 6.5 percent in June as the British vote on exiting the EU weighe ...
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Russia car sales fall 13% in June
Russian car sales fell 13 percent in June as an economic crisis driven by low oil prices and Western ...
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UK's June car sales fall; gov't asked for support
UK car sales fell for only the second time in more than four years in June, prompting an industry bo ...
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W. Europe car sales up 6% in June despite UK decline
Western European car registrations increased nearly 6 percent in June as demand rose last month in G ...
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VW Group sales rise nearly 2% in May, helped by Audi, Skoda gains
Volkswagen Group's global sales rose 1.6 percent in May, helped by rising demand for Audi and Skoda ...
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VW brand sales stable as Europe, China demand offsets drops in U.S., Brazil
Volkswagen brand sales slipped 0.7 percent last month with gains in Europe and China offsetting decl ...
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Russia car sales fall 15% in May
New-car sales in Russia fell 15 percent in May, after an 8. ...
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Western Europe car sales rise 14% in May
Western European car registrations increased 14 percent in May as demand rose last month in Germany, ...
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Mercedes SUVs help boost U.S. sales lead over Lexus, BMW
Mercedes outsold its luxury auto competitors in the U.S. in May, building its lead in a down month t ...
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VW sales in U.S. fall 17% for worst May since 2010
Continued weakness in car deliveries led Volkswagen of America to its worst May U.S. ...
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PSA names new Peugeot, China, Europe chiefs
PSA Group named new chiefs for its Peugeot brand and for its Europe and China regions. ...
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Daimler promotes Turkish unit boss Seeger to Mercedes sales and marketing chief
Daimler named Britta Seeger as global sales and marketing head of Mercedes cars. ...
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BMW names former F1 exec Duesmann as new purchasing chief
BMW has appointed Markus Duesmann, its former Formula One powertrain boss and current engine guru, t ...
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Fiat Chrysler creates post to oversee global regulatory compliance
Fiat Chrysler as appointed longtime engineering executive Mark Chernoby to a new role as the automaker's global chief technical compliance officer. ...
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VW's Seat recruits new sales boss from Audi
VW Group's Seat brand has recruited Audi veteran Wayne Griffiths as its new sales and marketing boss ...
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Daimler lures exec from Citroen to lead digital sales unit at Mercedes
Daimler has hired a former Citroen executive to run a new department focused on technology sales and ...
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FCA's U.S. communications chief Ranieri returns to Italy
Gualberto Ranieri, the senior vice president for communications for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' subsidiary, FCA US, has returned to Italy, seven years after arriving to work... ...
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Former Audi, Mercedes exec named new Cadillac Europe boss
GM has appointed former Audi and Mercedes executive Felix Weller as head of Cadillac Europe as it tr ...
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VW veteran Powels faces tough task in South America
VW brand named David Powels as head of its South American operations. Powels faces a tough challenge ...
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Faraday names Ferrari exec Mattiacci global brand chief
Electric vehicle startup Faraday Future appointed longtime Ferrari executive Marco Mattiacci to the post of global chief brand and commercial officer. ...
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Cadillac XT5 price undercuts rivals in Europe
Cadillac aims to increase its SUV market share in Europe by pricing its new XT5 below German premium ...
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Honda hopes NSX halo effect will give automaker a boost in Europe
Honda hopes for a halo effect boost in Europe from its NSX supercar. The NSX is a "branding exercise ...
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Alfa touts Giulia's driving dynamics
Alfa Romeo claims its new Giulia has better driving dynamics than rivals such as the BMW 3 series be ...
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Suzuki Baleno is company's first model in Europe with fuel-saving mild hybrid
Suzuki has boosted fuel economy in its new Baleno hatchback by using a mild hybrid system for the fi ...
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MG aims first SUV at budget buyers
MG Motor, a Chinese-owned UK brand, is aiming its first SUV, the GS, at families looking for a budge ...
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Maserati expects first SUV to become its best-seller
Maserati is embracing the boom in luxury SUV sales with the launch of its Levante crossover, which t ...
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McLaren aims cozy 570GT at new audience
McLaren says that the 570GT is the first supercar it has produced that was not conceived primarily w ...
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VW Tiguan offers more room, less weight
Volkswagen has made its new Tiguan lighter, roomier and added more technology as standard equipment ...
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Audi SQ7's electric compressor banishes turbo lag
Audi's SQ7 is the world's first production vehicle equipped with an electric powered compressor, whi ...
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F-Pace set to become Jaguar's top-seller
Jaguar expects the F-Pace to become the brand's best-selling model to date after record advance sale ...
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Suppliers to the new Alfa Romeo Giulia
Assembly of the all-new Alfa Romeo Giulia began in March at parent Fiat Chrysler Automobile’s ...
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Suppliers to the new Audi A4
Assembly of the fifth-generation Audi A4 began in July 2015 at Audi's factory in Ingolstadt, Germany ...
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Suppliers to the new Skoda Superb
Assembly of the third-generation Skoda Superb began in April 2015 at Skoda's factory in Kvasiny, Cze ...
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Suppliers to the new Ford S-Max
Assembly of the second-generation Ford S-Max began in May 2015 at Ford's factory in Valencia, Spain. ...
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