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Weaker loonie no savior for Canada's ailing auto industry

9:06 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 17, 2015

A strong Canadian dollar has wounded the country's auto manufacturing sector over the last decade, but the currency's recent drop to a near six-year low is unlikely to spur a rush of new investment, senior industry executives say.... Read More »

CHICAGO AUTO SHOW

Honda suits up for new Ridgeline

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 16, 2015

Honda is ready to get back into the pickup segment, with a redesigned Ridgeline that Honda expects to outperform its first effort.... Read More »

CHICAGO AUTO SHOW

Honda to offer ZF 9-speed in Pilot

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 16, 2015

American Honda Motor Co. will expand its use of a nine-speed automatic transmission from ZF Friedrichshafen AG, offering it in high-end models of the redesigned 2016 Honda Pilot arriving this summer.... Read More »

Honda cuts production amid ports' labor disputes

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 16, 2015

Honda plans to cut back production at plants in Ohio, Indiana and Ontario because of labor disputes that have snarled shipments at 29 ports on the West Coast.... Read More »

Expecting truck boom, Honda takes Acura MDX to 2nd plant

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 16, 2015

Honda Motor Co. plans to spend $85 million to enable its East Liberty, Ohio, plant to produce a fourth nameplate, a move stemming from the company's bullish outlook for North American truck sales.... Read More »

Honda cuts production, Toyota airlifts parts amid West Coast port labor strife

11:45 am U.S. ET | Feb. 13, 2015

Honda and Toyota plan to cut back production or adjust overtime at several North American plants because of labor disputes that have snarled shipments at 29 ports on the West Coast. Honda, starting Monday, will reduce production at plants in Ohio, Indiana and Ontario.... Read More »

Honda withdraws 2017 global sales target amid quality concerns

7:39 am U.S. ET | Feb. 13, 2015

Honda said it has scrapped its target of selling 6 million vehicles annually by 2017 because the pressure to reach the objective contributed to the quality lapses that led to record recalls last year.... Read More »

Honda Pilot sheds 300 pounds, boxy styling in major overhaul for 2016

10:45 am U.S. ET | Feb. 12, 2015

Honda is giving the Pilot a major makeover as part of a three-pronged bid to jump-start its lagging U.S. truck sales and cash in on one of the industry's hottest segments. The 2016 Pilot has shed some 300 pounds by adopting a new platform and wider use of high and ultrahigh strength body materials that also help reduce noise and vibration, improve handling and increase rigidity.... Read More »

HANS GREIMEL

BLOG: Japan automakers cut forecasts but enjoy slumping yen.

6:47 am U.S. ET | Feb. 12, 2015

Japan's earnings season wrapped up this week on what would have been a sour note in any other auto market. Yet, Japan's automakers largely laughed it off because of the slumping yen.... Read More »

Honda CEO Ito resists moves for his ouster, report says

6:37 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 11, 2015

Honda CEO Takanobu Ito, under fire for how he is dismantling the traditional way the Japanese car maker sources parts and technologies, has resisted moves for his ouster and will fight on for another two-year term, four people with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters.... Read More »

Honda to add capacity in Ohio, anticipating truck boom

11:39 am U.S. ET | Feb. 11, 2015

Honda plans to spend $85 million to enable its East Liberty, Ohio, plant to produce a fourth nameplate, a move stemming from the company's bullish outlook for North American truck sales.... Read More »

U.S. prosecutors settle bias case against auto lender-dealers

10:02 am U.S. ET | Feb. 11, 2015

The Justice Department said it reached a settlement in its first-ever discrimination case against auto dealers who also finance the purchase of used cars.... Read More »

Honda shines in Best Cars for the Money awards

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

Honda claimed nearly a third of US News & World Report's 2015 Best Cars for the Money awards, leading a pack of mostly import winners.... Read More »

Japanese carmakers airlift parts

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 9, 2015

Japanese carmakers, including Honda Motor Co. and Subaru parent Fuji Heavy Industries, are shipping some auto parts to the United States by air to bypass a labor dispute at West Coast ports that is delaying deliveries.... Read More »

Takata whistleblower willing to testify on deadly airbag flaws

6:23 am U.S. ET | Feb. 5, 2015

A former Takata engineer has told a US congressional committee he's willing to testify that he warned of deadly consequences before the company chose a design for airbags that were later recalled due to lethal flaws.... Read More »

Honda, Subaru airlifting parts amid West Coast port labor talks

7:02 am U.S. ET | Feb. 5, 2015

Japanese carmakers including Honda and Subaru are shipping some auto parts to the US by air to bypass a labor dispute at West Coast ports that is delaying deliveries.... Read More »

10 automakers eye engineering firm, ex-regulator for Takata airbag probe

4:57 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 4, 2015

A consortium of 10 automakers led by Toyota plans to hire an independent engineering firm and a former top U.S. auto safety regulator to investigate a rash of problems with airbags supplied by Takata, the group said. David Kelly, a former acting administrator of NHTSA, is the lead candidate to coordinate the probe, said people familiar with the effort.... Read More »

JANUARY U.S. AUTO SALES

Automakers ride truck wave to 14% gain

8:00 am U.S. ET | Feb. 3, 2015

U.S. light-vehicle sales rose 14 percent to 1.15 million in January, driven by low gasoline prices that fueled truck sales and signaled another year of growth for the industry. GM, Ford, Fiat Chrysler, Nissan, Toyota and Honda all posted gains of at least 12 percent, with General Motors' 18 percent advance leading the pack. Among smaller brands, Subaru carried its hot streak into the new year while demand for Volkswagens remained cool.... Read More »

RICHARD TRUETT

BLOG: The spare tire goes missing

11:45 am U.S. ET | Feb. 3, 2015

The spare tire has been squeezed out of many new vehicles, thanks to run-flat tires, inflator kits, efforts to reduce vehicle weight and a lack of storage space -- especially in hybrids and electric vehicles. The problem is many drivers don't know their spare isn't there... Read More »

Pilot project: Honda SUV adds dash of style

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

Honda is adding a dash of style to the chunky Pilot. The three-row, eight-passenger SUV arrives this summer with more curves and fewer sharp creases.... Read More »

Recall costs, tepid sales torpedo Honda profit

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

Tepid sales and hefty recall expenses broadsided North American profit at Honda Motor Co. in the latest quarter, prompting the automaker to trim its full-year sales and profit outlooks.... Read More »

MAKE MEETINGS

Honda: New trucks will boost sales

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

Honda Division expects to beat last year's 1 percent U.S. sales increase as it breathes new life into its truck lineup in 2015. The brand is introducing several new and restyled models this year, prompting executives to call 2015 "the year of Honda."... Read More »

NEWS ANALYSIS

TRW recall shows the mess life-saving airbags have become

6:51 am U.S. ET | Feb. 1, 2015

Federal regulators' push for a second recall of 2.1 million cars and trucks whose airbags could go off while driving delivered more cautionary tales about a complex life-saving technology that's had a very bad year.... Read More »

Toyota, Honda, Fiat Chrysler must do 'follow up' recalls of 2.12 million vehicles

10:55 am U.S. ET | Jan. 31, 2015

Honda, Toyota and Fiat Chrysler will do "follow up" recalls of about 2.12 million vehicles with defective electronic control units that can cause airbags to inadvertently deploy, federal safety regulators said today. The recall affects about 1 million vehicles from Toyota, 374,177 from Honda and 753,176 from Fiat Chrysler.... Read More »

Honda crash death exposes weaknesses in recall system

2:24 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 30, 2015

The driver of a 2002 Honda Accord who died earlier this month in a crash involving a ruptured Takata airbag inflator hadn't been notified that his vehicle was recalled in June 2014 for the suspect inflators, a Honda spokesman said. The fatal crash in Texas marked the sixth death linked to inflators made by Takata and highlights some of the pitfalls of the current vehicle recall system.... Read More »

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