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Toyota dominates CR list of best used cars with 11 models

1:03 pm U.S. ET | March 17, 2014
Consumer Reports has named its best used vehicles for the 2004-13 model years, and the Toyota family is a favorite, with 11 vehicles named to the list.... Read More »

 

Mazda3 a casualty of Civic-Corolla war

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 17, 2014
The Mazda3 has racked up accolades as the driving enthusiast's choice in the compact segment since the redesigned 2014 model went on sale last fall. But its sales numbers tell a different story.... Read More »

 

Drifting Acura brand gets own sales, marketing unit

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 17, 2014
American Honda last week took a big symbolic step toward giving Acura a clearer direction by carving out a separate sales and marketing operation for the luxury brand.... Read More »

 

Honda recalls 886,815 Odysseys to fix fire risk related to fuel pumps

3:24 pm U.S. ET | March 15, 2014
Honda is recalling nearly 900,000 Odyssey minivans that could catch fire, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said in a recall notice posted on Friday.... Read More »

 

American Honda splits marketing and sales operation by brand

2:00 pm U.S. ET | March 10, 2014
American Honda has reassigned marketing boss Mike Accavitti to lead the Acura brand amid a restructuring of the automaker's North American operation that will group marketing and sales functions under separate divisions for the Honda and Acura brands.... Read More »

 

Japanese automakers march into Mexico, set up export base

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 10, 2014
When three-tiered car haulers packed with Mazda3s pulled out of the dusty rail yard in Mexico last month, they represented the latest volley in a south-of-the-border blitz by Japanese automakers.... Read More »

 

Forecasts add a dab of caution

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 10, 2014
Here's a sure sign that executives feel a lot less giddy about prospects for new-vehicle sales than they did a year ago.... Read More »

 

Honda aims to standardize fast-fill hydrogen fueling protocol

1:32 pm U.S. ET | March 5, 2014
Honda has developed a hydrogen refueling station on its campus near Los Angeles with the aim of standardizing a hydrogen fueling protocol, the automaker said earlier this week.... Read More »

 

Acura task force targets 'wandering' image

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 3, 2014
Concerned that its Acura premium brand may still be traveling "a wandering road," Honda North America created an Acura Business Planning Office to give the marque more focus.... Read More »

 

Honda's board gets 2 doses of diversity

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 3, 2014
Honda Motor Co. is elevating a foreigner to the highest level yet at the Japanese company -- one rung below the board. It also has named its first woman to the board.... Read More »

 

Acura crossovers surge while Honda takes break

3:53 pm U.S. ET | March 3, 2014
A 30 percent surge for Acura's crossovers helped cushion February's sales decline for American Honda Motor Co., whose overall sales dropped 7 percent to 100,405 units. Honda Division sales fell 8 percent to 88,860 units.... Read More »

 

Honda to end Insight output

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 3, 2014
Honda will end production of the Insight, the first gasoline-electric hybrid vehicle introduced in the United States.... Read More »

 

EDITORIALS

Honda takes baby steps toward a diverse board

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 3, 2014
Honda Motor Co.'s belated moves to inject some diversity into its top ranks deserve two cheers.... Read More »

 

Honda shifts strategy as Insight hybrid fades

3:00 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 28, 2014
Honda said its decision to scrap the Insight, the first hybrid marketed in the United States, is part of a revised strategy to expand its U.S. lineup of fuel-saving cars and light trucks.... Read More »

 

Honda will end output of Insight hybrid as sales trail Prius

Feb. 26, 2014 11:39 CET
Honda will end production of the Insight, the first hybrid vehicle introduced in Europe, after demand plunged and sales lagged behind Toyota's Prius.... Read More »

 

Honda ends Insight hybrid output as sales trail Prius

10:04 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 25, 2014
Honda will end production of the Insight model, the first hybrid vehicle introduced in the United States, after demand plunged and sales lagged behind the Toyota Prius.... Read More »

 

Honda names veteran exec Mikoshiba to head Europe operations

Feb. 25, 2014 12:07 CET
Honda named veteran executive Toshiaki Mikoshiba to head operations in Europe as the carmaker seeks to strengthen its local management team amid stalling sales in the region.... Read More »

 

Honda forms new Acura planning arm after sedan sales fall

5:34 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 24, 2014
Honda, which saw a 10 percent drop in U.S. Acura sedan sales last year, is creating a new group to plan business development for the premium brand. Erik Berkman, president of Honda R&D Americas, will become executive vice president for the North American unit and division manager of the newly created Acura Business Planning Office.... Read More »

 

Honda taps first female board member in diversity push

Feb. 24, 2014 09:32 CET
Honda appointed its first female board member today and promoted a foreigner to the highest position yet held by a non-Japanese in a move to inject wider outside perspective into its top management as it expands internationally.... Read More »

 

Test fleet shapes next step for fuel cell cars

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 23, 2014
Jon Spallino is leasing his third Honda hydrogen fuel cell vehicle, and says he hasn't had to make any changes to his life or driving habits.... Read More »

 

Honda, lagging rivals, weighs opening board to foreigners

6:04 am U.S. ET | Feb. 22, 2014
Honda is considering diversifying its all-Japanese, all-male board by appointing a foreigner and could move as early as Monday, when it unveils its next slate of directors, sources close to the company told Reuters.... Read More »

 

Honda's Celaya plant boosts Mexico factory presence

2:00 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 21, 2014
In opening its $800 million assembly plant here to build the 2015 Fit subcompact hatchback and crossover variant, Honda is joining a rapidly growing slate of automakers and suppliers in the central Mexican state of Guanajuato.... Read More »

 

Honda's Accord beat Camry as top U.S. car in individual sales

7:28 am U.S. ET | Feb. 21, 2014
Honda said its Accord was the best-selling car to individual customers in the United States during 2013, surpassing Toyota's Camry, the leader in total volume to retail and fleet buyers for a 12th consecutive year.... Read More »

 

Most Japanese auto production resumes after heavy snow

7:25 am U.S. ET | Feb. 18, 2014
Most Japanese automakers have resumed operations at their plants that were suspended after heavy snow disrupted parts deliveries, companies said on today, limiting impact on their domestic production volume.... Read More »

 

Most Japan automakers resume plant operations after snow; Mazda, Nissan still affected

Feb. 18, 2014 12:21 CET
Most Japanese carmakers have resumed operations at their domestic plants after heavy snow disrupted parts deliveries.... Read More »

 

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