Crossovers, Acura cars deliver record month for American Honda

4:15 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 3, 2015

American Honda joined Japanese rival Toyota to post an October U.S. sales record. Honda’s volume of 131,651 vehicles was an 8.6 percent increase over the same month in 2014, and was gleaned from increases by sedans and crossovers.... Read More »

VW failed to report death, 3 injuries linked to vehicles to NHTSA

6:34 am U.S. ET | Nov. 2, 2015

Volkswagen failed to report at least one death and three injuries involving its vehicles to a U.S. regulator's database designed to save lives by spotting possible defects.... Read More »


Japan Inc.'s 2020 vision: Self-driving cars on the road

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 2, 2015

Japan's big automakers, long known for their fondness for automation, finally are ready to make a big push into self-driving cars. Honda, Nissan and Toyota used the stage at last week's Tokyo Motor Show to outline their next steps.... Read More »


In changing times, Honda's Hachigo says he's open to partnerships

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 2, 2015

Honda, known for its independence, now is open to collaboration with other automakers, said CEO Takahiro Hachigo.... Read More »


Honda's exotic powertrain tech

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 2, 2015

Honda is readying a number of exotic powertrain technologies: from a new generation of plug-in hybrids and ultra-lean burning engines, to 10-speed transmissions and hydrogen fuel cells.... Read More »

Honda moves to increase diversity of supplier base

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 2, 2015

A minority-owned fuel delivery business, Hightowers Petroleum Co. in Middletown, Ohio, has landed a contract to refuel Honda Motor Co.'s in-house service stations. It's a small contract for a small business, but Hightowers CEO Stephen Hightower says the contract could lead to bigger things.... Read More »

Honda recalls some 2016 CR-Vs for exploding Takata airbag risk

12:04 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 31, 2015

Honda is recalling some 2016 models of the popular CR-V crossover because of a new, potentially deadly Takata airbag defect.... Read More »

Honda delays opening of Brazil factory

3:20 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 30, 2015

Honda postponed the start of production at a new Brazilian factory in the city of Itirapina due to a sharp downturn in the local auto market.... Read More »

Honda recalls more than 300,000 Accords in U.S. for airbag flaw

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 30, 2015

Honda is recalling 303,904 Accords in the U.S. to fix a software flaw that could lead to side-door airbags deploying even if the vehicles are not in a crash.... Read More »


Honda takes on Toyota Mirai with roomier fuel cell sedan

6:06 am U.S. ET | Oct. 28, 2015

Honda will begin sales of a $63,000 (7.66 million yen) hydrogen-powered sedan in March that has a longer driving range and a roomier interior than Toyota's Mirai fuel cell car.... Read More »

Designer Okuyama on the threat from Google, Apple

11:15 am U.S. ET | Oct. 27, 2015

The days of cheap and cheerful cars like the Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla may be numbered as technology firms Google and Apple muscle into the auto industry, and change the way people own and drive cars. That's the warning from Ken Okuyama, the high-end Japanese designer of the Ferrari F60 Enzo and Porsche Boxster.... Read More »

Honda readies volley of new drivetrain tech

11:00 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 26, 2015

Honda is readying a new wave of powertrain technologies that aim to boost fuel economy and performance while burnishing the company's reputation for innovation.... Read More »

Automakers' Mexico plants were spared as Patricia weakened

3:51 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 26, 2015

Automakers with plants in Mexico are breathing a sigh of relief after Hurricane Patricia, at one point the strongest hurricane ever recorded in the Western Hemisphere, passed through the country with only minimal effects on production and logistics.... Read More »


BLOG: On the road -- and track -- with Acura's reimagined NSX

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 26, 2015

After teasing the world since 2012, Acura finally told us the real details we'd been waiting for about the NSX: 573 horsepower, 476 pound-feet of torque, a 3,803-pound curb weight and 0-60 mph in just over three seconds.... Read More »

Japan brands' impact on U.S. economy expands, study says

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 24, 2015

Japanese automakers delivered record contributions to the U.S. economy last year, both in the number of people it employs and in workforce compensation, driven by booming sales, ramped up U.S. production and exports from North America.... Read More »

Honda delays plans for $822 million China plant, citing slowdown

6:36 am U.S. ET | Oct. 22, 2015

Honda will delay the construction of a planned $822 million plant in China as demand slows in the world’s largest auto market.... Read More »

Honda plans to market partial self-driving car in 2020

7:06 am U.S. ET | Oct. 21, 2015

Honda said it plans to sell a car with automated highway driving functions around 2020, joining the race to market self-driving vehicles that pits traditional automakers against tech firms like Google.... Read More »

Why is Honda so bullish about the Civic?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 19, 2015

Honda is bullish on the prospects for its forthcoming Civic lineup, even in the face of flat or declining car sales. Why? It's got a couple of aces up its sleeve.... Read More »


With so many jobs to fill, automakers and dealers need to entice young people

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 17, 2015

Automotive jobs are going begging, causing automakers, retailers and state governments to search for creative ways to attract young people to the industry. They need to. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics anticipates the auto industry, along with including dealerships, will have tens of thousands of jobs to fill in the next several years.... Read More »

New Acura ad campaign gets personal about safety

10:00 am U.S. ET | Oct. 15, 2015

In a new safety-themed commercial, Acura wants to show that crash tests aren't emotionless tasks. The spot, which begins airing nationally on Sunday, follows an Acura engineer as he preps for a test by delicately placing four lifelike dummies -- who are actually actors -- into the MDX crossover.... Read More »

How the Civic got its turbo

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 11, 2015

When Honda's 10th-generation Civic sedan goes on sale this fall, it will be the first time the brand has offered a turbocharged engine to U.S. buyers. Yet the optional 1.5-liter four-cylinder unit almost didn't make it into the 2016 Civic at all.... Read More »

3 Nishikawa Rubber execs indicted by U.S. for price-fixing

5:03 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 8, 2015

Three executives affiliated with Japanese supplier Nishikawa Rubber Co. were indicted in federal court for their alleged roles in the auto supply chain’s ongoing price-fixing scandal.... Read More »

Honda will show fuel cell car in Tokyo

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 5, 2015

Honda will unveil a near-production version of its hydrogen fuel cell fastback sedan at the Tokyo Motor Show late this month, throwing down a challenge to the Toyota's Mirai fuel cell vehicle released this year.... Read More »

U.S. sales rise 16% on double-digit gains at Detroit 3, Nissan, Toyota, Honda

8:00 am U.S. ET | Oct. 1, 2015

U.S. light-vehicle sales, propelled by Labor Day promotions, fatter deals throughout the month, low gasoline prices and higher light-truck demand, rose 16 percent in September on double-digit gains at the Detroit 3, Toyota Motor, Nissan Group and Honda Motor. The seasonally adjusted annual sales rate surged to 18.17 million.... Read More »

Trucks lift American Honda; Civic sell down underway with redesign coming

2:45 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 1, 2015

With a fresh-looking version of its iconic Civic due in showrooms this fall, American Honda Motor Co. hustled the outgoing compact car out the door in September, helping Honda to a 13 percent sales gain across its Honda and Acura brands.... Read More »