Honda

NSX returns to Japan as an American hybrid import

10:00 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 24, 2016

The NSX sports car is making a long-awaited homecoming in Japan that underscores the global ambitions of a halo hybrid that must do double duty for the Acura and Honda brands.... Read More »

Dealers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 22, 2016

Dealers celebrate anniversaries with Chevrolet, Toyota and Honda.... Read More »

Honda hatches new Civic model

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 22, 2016

Honda's first five-door Civic hatchback for the U.S. will go on sale as a 2017 model.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: RAV4 versus CR-V in crossover fight

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 17, 2016

RAV4 versus CR-V in crossover fight; Hyundai, Google discuss tie-ups; More Korea-made Nissan Rogues?; A world first for Infiniti; Tesla fire probe; U.S. reveals truck emissions rules.... Read More »

Honda pulls wraps off 5-door Civic hatchback

11:00 am U.S. ET | Aug. 15, 2016

Honda's first five-door Civic hatchback for the U.S. market will go on sale this fall as a 2017 model. The new Civic joins sedan and coupe models and will precede the Type-R -- which Honda has confirmed will also be a hatchback when it goes on sale in 2017.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: GM dealer program still paying off

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 15, 2016

After GM dealers spruce up, program still pays up; Civic hatchback shown; Audi adds vehicle-to-infrastructure tech; Ford future product; Infiniti QX30 close-up; Land of 1,000 Jeeps.... Read More »

Small crossovers, tight race

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 15, 2016

Each month there are a handful of model vs. model races we watch closely when U.S. sales numbers are reported - Camry vs. Accord; Corolla vs. Civic; 3 series vs. C class; F- eries vs. Silverado. The usual. But the segment providing the most entertainment these days is the compact crossover class.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: A missed opportunity for dealers?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 9, 2016

Dealers missing chance to court Middle Eastern buyers, diversity expert says; Why Jaguar is heating up; 'New Way to Look at Fiat'; Mitsu crossover spied; 9-speed gearbox glitch.... Read More »

Sales buoy Honda profit; tax bites into bottom line

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 8, 2016

Honda Motor Co.'s North American business helped it post a 12 percent increase in global operating profit in the latest quarter.... Read More »

Takata report clears way for talks on sharing cost of airbag recalls

5:49 am U.S. ET | Aug. 5, 2016

Takata said the German research institute hired to investigate the root cause of its defective airbag inflators submitted a preliminary report, clearing the way for crucial talks to begin with customers over how to split billions of dollars in recall costs.... Read More »

CAR MANAGEMENT BRIEFING SEMINARS

Automakers, suppliers urged to strengthen relationships before next downturn

12:37 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 4, 2016

Suppliers and automakers must build strong relationships now to help them get through a potential downturn in sales and production, a panel of executives said here today.... Read More »

How the Acura NSX challenged Honda's U.S. purchasing

6:07 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 3, 2016

Setting up the supply chain to produce the low-volume Acura NSX supercar in Marysville, Ohio, presented special challenges to Honda's purchasing organization, according to Tom Lake, vice president of purchasing for Honda North America.... Read More »

N.Y. charges Honda, Nissan dealerships with deceptive F&I product sales

11:00 am U.S. ET | Aug. 3, 2016

Two more New York dealerships have been charged with deceptive practices involving the sale of credit repair, identity-theft protection and other services. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said SG Hylan Motors and its dealerships at the time -- Honda of Staten Island and Staten Island Nissan -- illegally sold the ancillary products and services to more than 2,300 customers. Some products cost customers more than $2,000 and were added without their knowledge.... Read More »

JULY U.S. AUTO SALES

U.S. sales mixed as second half starts with 0.5% gain, caution flags

9:45 am U.S. ET | Aug. 2, 2016

Automakers reported mixed U.S. sales for July, amid rising incentives and sustained demand for trucks, as the industry kicked off the second half of the year with a 0.5 percent gain. The SAAR came in at 17.86 million -- the highest rate of the year and above forecasts. But Ford warned the new-vehicle market has become “very price sensitive.”... Read More »

AMERICA HONDA: Record demand for light trucks

12:30 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 2, 2016

July sales at American Honda continued their upward climb this summer, with robust demand for light trucks pushing sales up 4.4 percent over the same month last year.... Read More »

CAR MANAGEMENT BRIEFING SEMINARS

Honda exec says California regulators gave short shrift to plug-ins

2:22 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 2, 2016

A senior Honda executive believes the California Air Resources Board -- which has mandated electric vehicles and fuel cells -- has given short shrift to plug-in hybrids.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Taxes weigh down Honda net profit

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 2, 2016

Taxes weigh down Honda net profit, BMW profit climbs; S. Korea fines VW $16M, suspends sales; Study cites poor governance at Mitsu; Jeep hackers return; How Pacifica shed the pounds.... Read More »

Honda quarterly profit hit by higher tax bill

Aug. 2, 2016 09:25 CET

Honda's operating profit climbed 12 percent in the latest quarter as cost cutting efforts and a better mix of higher margin vehicles offset foreign exchange losses and the impact of an earthquake in Japan. A higher tax bill ate into net income, which slid 11 percent.... Read More »

Q&A: STEVE BEHM, PROJECT LEADER FOR BED SYSTEMS, HONDA R&D AMERICAS

How Honda made the new Ridgeline's bed sing

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 1, 2016

During an interview in Detroit, Staff Reporter Richard Truett asked Steve Behm, project leader for bed systems at Honda R&D Americas, to explain how sound is generated.... Read More »

Suppliers to the 2017 Honda Ridgeline

2:23 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 1, 2016

Honda's second-generation midsize pickup rides on the same unibody platform as the Odyssey minivan and Pilot crossover.... Read More »

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 »

 
Ghosn's life-changing post-Christmas offer

Douglas A. Bolduc
5:37 am U.S. ET | Aug. 22 2016

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Carlos Ghosn's powers of persuasion are very hard to resist, Nissan Brazil's current boss learned on Dec. 26. 2011. ...
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Automakers face uncertainty over key Chinese government policies

Yang Jian
6:24 am U.S. ET | Aug. 19 2016

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Auto executives in China are worried these days. ...
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Confessions of a diesel junkie


12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 3 2016

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My plan to someday drive off into the sunset in a diesel-powered car at the conclusion of my career ...
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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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VW brand suffers most as car sales fall 2% in Europe's top 5 markets in July
VW brand car sales fell steeply in Europe's top five markets in July as the automaker continued to s ...
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Lada defies Russian market slump with new Western-style cars
Lada bucked the Russia's steep slump with a 4 percent rise in sales last month in a market down 17 p ...
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UK car sales flat in July amid signs of a consumer slowdown
British new-car sales were flat in July but demand from private consumers fell, suggesting a hit to ...
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Western Europe sales fall 2% in first monthly decline since 2013
New-car sales in western Europe fell 2 percent in July, the first monthly decline since August 2013, ...
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German car sales fell 3.9% in July as VW Group takes big hit
New-car sales in Germany fell 3.9 percent in July on fewer selling days, with VW Group brands suffer ...
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Italy car sales growth slows to 2.9% in July
New-car sales in Italy grew by 2.9 percent in July -- less than the double-digit growth recorded in ...
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French new-car sales plunged nearly 10% in July
French car sales fell 9.6 percent in July on fewer selling days with PSA and VW Group suffering stee ...
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Europe's first-half sales growth beats predictions, but Brexit could slow surge
Europe's first-half car sales grew by a stronger-than-expected 9.1 percent with nearly every automak ...
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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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Volkswagen Group appoints China chief for VW brand
VW Group appointed veteran manager Stephan Woellenstein to the newly created position of CEO for the ...
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Ford promotes UK exec Periam to Europe finance chief
Ford executive Will Periam is the new chief financial officer of the automaker's European subsidiary ...
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Ex-Mini design chief Warming joins Chinese-backed Borgward
Borgward, a German brand that has been revived with Chinese backing, has recruited Mini's former des ...
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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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Seat expects Ateca to strengthen its profitability
Seat, which recently returned to profitability after years of losses, expects to further strengthen ...
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Ford makes Edge its European flagship
Ford says it will target premium rivals including the Volvo XC60 and Audi Q5 with its new European f ...
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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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Suppliers to the new VW Tiguan
VW started production of the new Tiguan in January at its factory in Wolfsburg, Germany. Output is e ...
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Suppliers to the new Bentley Bentayga
Bentley Bentayga production began in November 2015 at the brand's factory in Crewe, England. ...
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Suppliers to the new Renault Talisman
Assembly of the new Renault Talisman began in September 2015 at Renault's factory in Douai, France. ...
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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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