Honda

Honda launches S660 minicar roadster, heir to Beat's looks

10:00 pm U.S. ET | March 29, 2015

Honda is going small and sporty with the release of the S660 mini roadster, a new open-top minicar that will be sold only in Japan, at least for now. The two-seater is powered by a three-cylinder 660cc turbocharged midship engine that matches the S660's diminutive 134-inch length. It musters just 63 hp.... Read More »

U.S. auto sales poised for rare monthly decline

3:45 pm U.S. ET | March 26, 2015

March could be just the sixth month since 2009 in which the U.S. auto industry posts a year-over-year sales decline, a sign the market is starting to flatten out after one of the longest stretches of growth ever. Given how close volumes are tracking with the same month a year ago, whether March results finish up or down will likely hinge on how many deliveries dealers can make between now through Tuesday.... Read More »

Honda hires U.S. engineering firm Exponent to investigate Takata airbags

6:21 am U.S. ET | March 23, 2015

Honda has hired Exponent, a U.S. engineering consulting company enlisted by Toyota during its recall crisis in 2010, to investigate the cause of ruptures in some airbags made by Takata.... Read More »

Honda Fit EV lease price lowered to $199 per month

12:19 pm U.S. ET | March 23, 2015

Honda lowered the two-year lease price for its Fit EV electric hatchback to $199 per month, from $259, for current customers.... Read More »

Honda recalls 104,000 vehicles for inflators

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 23, 2015

Honda Motor Co. last week added more than 100,000 vehicles in the U.S. to existing recalls for flawed airbag inflators made by Takata Corp.... Read More »

Honda launches $1 million campaign to draw Ohio students to manufacturing

12:15 pm U.S. ET | March 20, 2015

Honda is joining a push in Ohio to interest middle and high school students in manufacturing careers, a move stemming from increasing concerns about possible future shortages of qualified workers.... Read More »

Japan far outpaces U.S. in replacing Takata airbag parts

6:49 am U.S. ET | March 20, 2015

As automakers plead with U.S. customers to fix potentially deadly Takata airbags, recalls in Japan are drawing much stronger responses, with more than two-thirds of the total already repaired.... Read More »

Honda may bring UK-built Civic hatchback to U.S., report says

9:55 am U.S. ET | March 19, 2015

Could American Honda be getting its first hatchback Civic in years or possibly even the coveted Type R hot hatch?... Read More »

Honda adds more vehicles to U.S. recalls on Takata airbag flaws

6:24 am U.S. ET | March 19, 2015

Honda added about 100,000 vehicles in the United States to existing recalls for flawed airbags made by Takata after discovering it hadn’t properly identified these models as being produced for the market.... Read More »

U.S. judge taps lead lawyers for Takata airbag cases

6:30 pm U.S. ET | March 17, 2015

Four plaintiffs' lawyers, including high-profile attorney David Boies, were appointed by a federal judge to lead civil litigation against Takata and several automakers for injuries caused by allegedly faulty airbags.... Read More »

Honda ads will urge drivers to seek Takata airbag fixes

8:00 am U.S. ET | March 12, 2015

American Honda on Monday will launch an ad campaign urging owners to fix vehicles recalled for Takata airbag inflators at risk of exploding during a crash.... Read More »

LEFT TO LANGUISH

Crosstour struggles as Honda marketing backs core vehicles

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

Honda Motor Co. has a yet another orphan in its lineup: the Crosstour. Sales of the Accord derivative have fallen short of expectations since its launch in 2010, and this year have plunged to new lows.... Read More »

Infiniti drives Nissan's win over Honda

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

Nissan North America outsold American Honda Motor Co. in the first two months of 2015 -- just as it did in January and February 2014.... Read More »

Weather delays VW shipments as Honda production gets back on track

11:39 am U.S. ET | March 3, 2015

As Honda production affected by West Coast ports labor disputes returns to normal, Volkswagen’s East Coast shipments have been delayed.... Read More »

Honda relies on turbo Civic to lift fuel economy

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

The next-generation Honda Civic's base powerplant will be a downsized turbocharged engine as the automaker tries to boost fuel economy. The turbo engine will help Honda Motor Co. meet stricter emissions standards and deliver fun-to-drive performance that sets the Civic apart, global r&d head Yoshiharu Yamamoto said.... Read More »

STEPHANIE ERDMAN AND RICK SCHOSTEK

Raise recall repair rates to prevent deaths, injuries

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

In 2013, Stephanie Erdman, a resident of Florida, was seriously injured by a Takata airbag inflator in a 2002 Honda Civic. Rick Schostek is executive vice president of Honda North America. They have a shared mission.... Read More »

Globetrotting Hachigo lands at the top of Honda

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 28, 2015

The consensus-driven leadership style of Honda CEO-designate Takahiro Hachigo could bring a sense of closure and cohesion to the automaker after a tumultuous era marred by economic crises, natural disasters and quality glitches.... Read More »

2015 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

Honda counts on roomy Jazz for sales boost

Feb. 27, 2015 10:56 CET

Honda hopes features such as segment-leading interior space will boost sales of its Jazz subcompact in Europe. The third-generation Jazz is 95mm longer than the current car and its wheelbase has been extended by 30mm.... Read More »

Automakers choose aerospace firm to run Takata airbag tests

10:54 am U.S. ET | Feb. 26, 2015

A consortium of 10 automakers formed to investigate the root cause behind Takata airbag inflator ruptures said today they have selected Orbital ATK to test the supplier's troubled inflators on their behalf.... Read More »

Canadian railroad reaches tentative deal with union, averting lockout

11:39 am U.S. ET | Feb. 24, 2015

Canada's biggest railway reached a last-minute tentative agreement with one of its unions on Monday, averting a lockout that threatened to delay imports from Asia and compound a US West Coast port logjam.... Read More »

Honda CEO Ito to step down after quality lapses

1:40 am U.S. ET | Feb. 23, 2015

Honda President Takanobu Ito said he will step down and named Takahiro Hachigo, an r&d executive with wide international experience, as his replacement following a string of quality lapses that spurred a round of internal reforms.... Read More »

Is clock ticking on replacement inflators?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 23, 2015

Now that Honda has recalled more than 14 million vehicles to fix defective Takata airbag inflators, CEO Takanobu Ito says he is prepared for a difficult possibility: If the replacements also go bad someday, they would need to be replaced too.... Read More »

Glitches fuel soul searching at Honda

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 23, 2015

Honda CEO Takanobu Ito is in the midst of another reinvention, this time to fix a string of quality problems. What sets this apart from previous efforts: The glitches were triggered in part by the ambitious overhauls Ito himself tried to implement.... Read More »

Is Acura too American to compete globally?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 21, 2015

"Acura is an American brand," said Honda's outgoing r&d chief. But if Acura doesn't evolve into a global brand, he says, the marque's business model is going to "get tough."... Read More »

Tentative deal in U.S. port dispute spells relief for Honda, rivals

3:38 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 21, 2015

A group of shipping companies and a powerful dockworkers union reached a tentative labor deal after nine months of negotiations, settling a dispute that disrupted Japanese automakers in the United States, primarily Honda.... Read More »

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