Toyota leads all brands at diversity awards

12:06 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2016

Toyota and its luxury brand sibling, Lexus, took home 10 of the 20 awards handed out during the first annual Automotive Diversity Volume Leadership Awards put on by the National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers and IHS Automotive.... Read More »

Obviously an Odyssey

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2016

Spy photos of Honda testing its fifth-generation Odyssey minivan show there's just no disguising a minivan for anything else. Few details are obvious from the photos but two changes appear likely.... Read More »

Honda R&D worker dies after being hit with forklift

3:14 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 6, 2016

Police said a Honda worker died after being hit in the head with a forklift at the company's Ohio r&d facility.... Read More »


U.S. auto sales break record in 2015

8:15 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2016

The U.S. auto industry set a sales record in 2015 as solid December gains by the biggest automakers pushed the annual tally above 2000's 17,402,486 mark. Volume, driven by low gas prices, pent-up demand, widespread credit availability, an increase in leasing and job gains, rose 8.9 percent last month and 5.7 percent for the year.... Read More »

American Honda rides trucks to December, annual records

2:45 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2016

American Honda, including Acura brand, set a December U.S. sales record, as sales rose 9.9 percent to 150,893 cars and light trucks. Full-year sales climbed 3 percent to a record 1,586,551.... Read More »

In hot Mexico market, even troubled VW is thriving

7:21 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2016

In Mexico's red-hot domestic auto market, even embattled Volkswagen is doing well. Customers are flooding Mexican showrooms so quickly that they've helped automakers take up slack from a recent lull in exports. Mexico's maturation from being a mere producer into a country with robust internal demand also suggests that the economy is gaining strength.... Read More »

Honda's fifth-generation Odyssey spied

11:00 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2016

Spy shots of Honda testing its fifth-generation Odyssey minivan show there's just no disguising a minivan for anything else. Few details are obvious from the photos but two things are clear: The zigzag window line between the B and C pillars of the fourth generation is no more. And Honda may finally be ready to integrate the sliding door track at the bottom of the window like the rest of the industry, rather than have it slide through the quarter panel.... Read More »

Nissan says it’s not considering giving aid to Takata

6:33 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2016

Nissan said today it was not planning to offer financial support to Takata, the airbag maker at the center of a massive global recall of faulty inflators.... Read More »


High-end vehicles and crossovers will take center stage in Motown

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

The Detroit auto show's focus next week will be on luxury and crossovers, as Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Volvo, Hyundai's new Genesis brand and others unveil upscale sedans and crossovers.... Read More »


Midcycle updates grow more extensive, more expensive

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

Automakers are boosting investments significantly in midcycle enhancements of vehicles in highly competitive segments. The changes are going far beyond the traditional freshening, including new powertrains and infotainment systems.... Read More »

Takata may get relief from Japanese automakers, paper reports

6:32 am U.S. ET | Jan. 4, 2016

Takata shares surged the most in more than a year after the Sankei newspaper reported that Japanese automakers may provide support to the airbag maker to safeguard access to its technology.... Read More »


A major truck launch holds the key

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

Low gasoline prices mean Honda can't necessarily count on its bread-and-butter Civic and Accord; the company will have to keep a keen eye on light-truck capacity.... Read More »


Nissan needs guide to New England

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

Nissan's strategy of simply adding points to catch Toyota and Honda is one of the reasons the Nissan franchise is a tough sell in this region.... Read More »

Honda confirms ninth death linked to Takata airbags

9:14 am U.S. ET | Jan. 1, 2016

Honda confirmed that a Takata airbag inflator ruptured in a July crash of a Honda Accord and likely led to the death of the young driver, the ninth death in the world linked to the faulty inflators.... Read More »

Honda scolded Takata as deadly airbag crisis unfolded in U.S.

10:20 am U.S. ET | Dec. 23, 2015

Four months before U.S. regulators started their investigation, Honda executives sat down with Shigehisa Takada, the head of Takata, to scold him for the way the manufacturer reacted to the crisis over its potentially deadly airbags, according to minutes of the meeting.... Read More »

Acura to preview new styling direction in Detroit

11:00 am U.S. ET | Dec. 18, 2015

Acura will use next month's Detroit auto show to offer a peek into the future design of its sedans. Honda's luxury division plans to show a car it calls the Acura Precision Concept on the second day of the North American International Auto Show.... Read More »

Honda Ridgeline pickup to make a comeback at Super Bowl

11:00 am U.S. ET | Dec. 18, 2015

Honda will return to the Super Bowl with a spot showcasing the new 2017 Ridgeline pickup. The ad, which will be the Ridgeline's TV debut, is slated to run in the third quarter. The Ridgeline will make its world debut at the Detroit auto show in January.... Read More »

Fiat Chrysler buys emissions credits from Tesla, Toyota, Honda

4:20 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 16, 2015

Fiat Chrysler, which lags the auto industry in fuel efficiency, purchased U.S. greenhouse gas emissions credits from Toyota, Tesla and Honda, a government report said today.... Read More »

Honda's retooled Civic coupe: What people think

11:14 am U.S. ET | Dec. 4, 2015

The Civic is one of Honda's best-selling models, and the coupe version is especially popular. The redesigned Civic coupe will hit dealer lots in March and here's what some journalists, analysts and others think about the model.... Read More »

Honda, Takata settle airbag suits, lose round in class action case

8:10 am U.S. ET | Dec. 4, 2015

A U.S. judge has rejected a bid by airbag manufacturer Takata and automaker Honda to toss out a class-action lawsuit on behalf of millions of owners with potentially faulty airbag inflators, even as the firms are moving to quickly settle death claims.... Read More »

Honda may be prepping CR-V with 3-row seating for overseas markets

4:45 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 3, 2015

Honda has been spotted testing a CR-V mule that looked like it's flirting with a third row of seats for the next-generation model. But don't bet on that coming to the U.S.... Read More »


Strong truck volume drives U.S. sales up 1.2%

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

Hyundai-Kia set the pace in November as major automakers rode U.S. light-truck demand to sales increases and the overall industry, with a gain of 1.2 percent for the month, moved closer to an annual record. Gains among major players fell within a narrow range of 0.3 percent at Ford Motor Co. to 3.8 percent at Nissan Motor Co. Hyundai-Kia's 7.1 percent gain stood out in percentage terms. Only American Honda and Volkswagen Group declined.... Read More »

Canadian sales rise 4.7% in November

1:22 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 1, 2015

Boosted by continued strength in trucks, Canadian sales rose 4.7 percent in November to 145,426 light vehicles, an industry report said today.... Read More »

Honda volume slides 5.2%; Acura falls 18%

2:00 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 1, 2015

American Honda emerged as one of the few dark spots in U.S. sales last month, saying that its November sales slid 5.2 percent to 115,441 vehicles even as most of the auto industry saw modest gains.... Read More »

Honda plans to lift retirement age in Japan as labor force shrinks

10:58 am U.S. ET | Nov. 30, 2015

Honda plans to raise the retirement age for employees at its Japan operations to 65 years from the current 60 years in a bid to retain workers for longer periods as the labor force shrinks.... Read More »

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