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DETROIT AUTO SHOW

Honda pitches a new Fit, with cargo room

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 20, 2014
Honda made its bones in the United States in the 1970s with sensible small cars. The 2015 Fit, unveiled at the Detroit auto show, is Honda's attempt to lay claim to that re-emerging segment. The Fit stays relatively close in size to the previous version by pushing the wheels to the corners, gaining 1.2 inches of wheelbase and 0.3 inch of width but losing 1.6 inches of overall length.... Read More »

 

2014 DETROIT AUTO SHOW

One reporter's take on what worked, and what didn't, at the Detroit show

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2014
West Coast Editor Mark Rechtin, who walked the floor of the Detroit auto show gathering first impressions of new cars and concepts, is convinced that this was a show of missed opportunities.... Read More »

 

Acura mulls Honda Fit-based compact crossover

9:55 am U.S. ET | Jan. 15, 2014
Acura is considering a compact crossover to complement the Honda brand's upcoming Fit-based utility vehicle.... Read More »

 

2014 DETROIT AUTO SHOW

Honda pitches a new Fit in subcompact market

3:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2014
Honda made its bones in the United States in the 1970s with sensible small cars. The 2015 Fit, unveiled today at the Detroit auto show, is Honda's attempt to stake out its ground in that re-emerging segment of the market.... Read More »

 

Honda launches review of digital advertising, marketing work

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2014
American Honda put its digital advertising strategy, currently handled by a handful of agencies, under review.... Read More »

 

2013 LISTS OF 10

New faces, products, and benchmarks in 2013

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 30, 2013
In 2013, we said hello to the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, AutoNation signs and several promoted executives.... Read More »

 

A look back at 61 years of top stories

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 30, 2013
Every year since 1953, reporters and editors at Automotive News have chosen the year's top auto story. Here are their picks.... Read More »

 

2014 DETROIT AUTO SHOW

Honda to introduce redesigned Fit, Acura TLX in Detroit

5:00 am U.S. ET | Dec. 19, 2013
American Honda is counting on two new-generation cars debuting next month at the Detroit auto show to boost U.S. sales in 2014. Honda will unveil the third-generation 2015 Fit subcompact at the show, the company said today.... Read More »

 

Honda bets big on small Vezel crossover, eyes turbo for U.S.

12:30 am U.S. ET | Dec. 19, 2013
Honda is ready to take a run at one of the auto industry's fastest-growing segments in the United States: compact, sporty crossovers. The Vezel -- a small crossover based on Honda's redesigned Fit subcompact -- goes on sale in Japan on December 20 and in the United States in the second half of 2014.... Read More »

 

Car supply hits 17-year monthly high

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 16, 2013
In units, 1.8 million is the highest monthly total of cars since March 1, 1996.... Read More »

 

Honda commits to 2nd-gen Ridgeline

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 16, 2013
Honda says it will launch an all-new second generation of the Ridgeline within two years.... Read More »

 

GREEN CARS

Toyota targets 5,000 to 10,000 fuel cell sales a year

Dec. 11, 2013 15:15 CET
Toyota is confident that fuel cell vehicles will be price competitive against other zero-emission cars before 2030, a top executive told Automotive News Europe.... Read More »

 

Honda commits to second generation Ridgeline pickup

12:07 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 10, 2013
Despite slow sales, Honda is not giving up on the Ridgeline pickup. Honda said today it will launch an all-new second generation of the Ridgeline within two years.... Read More »

 

Honda's new plant takes manufacturing to the next level

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 1, 2013
Honda's newest assembly plant was seven years in the making, twice delayed and may be the last greenfield car factory in Japan for a long time.... Read More »

 

Honda Accord, Acura RDX and ILX to get Apple's Siri Eyes Free

11:50 am U.S. ET | Nov. 26, 2013
American Honda said today that it will offer Apple's Siri Eyes Free in select vehicles, including the 2013-14 Honda Accord and 2013 Acura RDX and ILX.... Read More »

 

Honda engineer predicts 50,000 U.S. hybrid, EV sales in 2 years

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 25, 2013
A senior Honda Motor Co. engineer predicted that within two years, the automaker's annual U.S. hybrid and electric vehicle sales will be 50,000, a volume he said was necessary before Honda could begin manufacturing key hybrid components there.... Read More »

 

2013 L.A. AUTO SHOW

Honda Accord named Green Car of Year

3:17 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 21, 2013
Honda's mid-sized Accord sedan was named Green Car of the Year on Thursday. The Accord won in large part because it offers high fuel economy ratings for gasoline, gasoline-battery hybrid and plug-in hybrid versions of the venerable sedan, said Ron Cogan, editor of the Green Car Journal, which organizes and sponsors the award.... Read More »

 

2013 L.A. AUTO SHOW

Honda equips '14 Civic redo with CVT

4:45 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 20, 2013
Honda is continuing its push into continuously variable transmissions with the 2014 freshening of its Civic lineup. Gone will be the geared five-speed automatic transmission. Any Civic with an automatic will come with a CVT.... Read More »

 

2013 L.A. AUTO SHOW

Honda boosts output, shrinks size of hydrogen fuel cell stack

10:00 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2013
Honda has increased the output and shrunk the size of the new fuel cell stack that will power its next-generation hydrogen fuel cell vehicle due in 2015. The new stack is 20 percent smaller than the current stack that debuted in 2006 in Honda's FCX Clarity fuel cell vehicle, yet its maximum power output increases from 100 kilowatts to 106.... Read More »

 

Ford Fusion, behind coastal surge, poised to challenge Japan's Big 3

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 17, 2013
The Fusion -- Ford's hottest car since Taurus was America's top seller two decades ago -- is going coastal. Already a hit in the heartland, Fusion now attracts buyers in places that previously panned Detroit iron.... Read More »

 

Honda plant is top producer

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 4, 2013
In September, for the first time in more than four years, Honda's Marysville, Ohio, plant was the top-producing assembly plant in North America.... Read More »

 

Honda to recall 344,000 minivans in U.S. due to braking glitch

7:55 am U.S. ET | Nov. 2, 2013
Honda said it will recall about 344,000 Odyssey minivans in the United States to fix a software defect that may lead the vehicle to suddenly and harshly brake without the driver pressing the brake pedal.... Read More »

 

Honda tumbles 10% on mixed results for core models

3:30 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 1, 2013
American Honda's September sales dropped 10 percent from the year-earlier period to 105,563 units. Despite the stumble, year-to-date sales were up 9 percent.... Read More »

 

Toyota most valuable auto brand worldwide, again; Chevy cracks top 100

3:51 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 30, 2013
Toyota remains the most valuable automotive brand worldwide, followed by Mercedes-Benz and BMW, in a new survey of the 100 most valuable brands, with Chevrolet cracking the list for the first time.... Read More »

 

A NIFTY WAY TO 50

How the Honda Accord's innovative hybrid system works

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 30, 2013
Most of the attention for Honda's Accord hybrid will come from its eye-popping 50-mpg EPA city rating and under-$30,000 starting price. But those with an eye for engineering will see a creative combination of new technology with elements from the Chevrolet Volt, Toyota Prius and Ford Fusion Hybrid.... Read More »

 

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