Honda redraws Accord profile with fastback stylingTue, 19, Jul 2016
New spy photos signal the redesigned 2018 Honda Accord will have more of a fastback profile. The exterior, while heavily camouflaged, features a more swooping, sweeping design throughout the sedan, especially in the rear.
Honda audit finds Takata engineers manipulated airbag test dataMon, 18, Jul 2016
Japanese safety products supplier Takata routinely manipulated results of airbag inflator tests reported to Honda, according to an ongoing audit commissioned by the supplier and its biggest customer.
Brexit hits yen, causes headaches for HondaSat, 16, Jul 2016
At the beginning of the year, Honda's plan to fire up its export engine seemed smart because of a weak yen. But after the U.K.'s vote to leave the EU, maybe not. The Brexit vote sparked a realignment of world currencies. The yen rose and is now causing headaches for Japanese exporters.
Honda develops hybrid motor free of rare-earth metalsMon, 18, Jul 2016
Honda has developed a way to break its reliance on rare-earth metals to make batteries for hybrids.
Honda re-charts green territoryMon, 18, Jul 2016
Honda, a pioneer in gas-electric hybrids, says it's finally ready to go big with its alternative-powertrain plans.
Honda develops hybrid motor without key rare-earth metalsTue, 12, Jul 2016
Honda has developed a new electric motor for hybrid vehicles that tackles two top challenges in manufacturing the critical drivetrain component: The high cost and uncertain supply of the rare-earth metals used in their powerful magnets.
China auto sales growth accelerates on rising crossover, SUV demandFri, 08, Jul 2016
China’s passenger-vehicle sales expanded at a faster pace in the first half as rising demand for crossovers, SUVs and new-energy vehicles widened the nation’s lead as the world’s biggest auto market.
Honda drops compact CR-Z hybridFri, 08, Jul 2016
Honda is killing off the compact CR-Z hybrid, a slow-selling runabout whose performance struggled to live up to its hot-hatch looks. Production of the made-in-Japan car will end by December. Output for the U.S. market has already ended as Honda focuses on the re-engineered Accord Hybrid with its upgraded drivetrain.
California weighs raising ZEV bar and Tesla cries foulThu, 07, Jul 2016
The rapid growth of Tesla and the increasing range of other electric vehicles have California contemplating new requirements that anger both Tesla and competitors like Honda. They say California is changing the rules in the middle of the game, and punishing success.
Ontario fails to attract applications for self-driving car planThu, 07, Jul 2016
Ontario's program to allow testing of self-driving cars on public roads has not received any applications since it launched Jan. 1, the Canadian province's government said, as a recent U.S. accident increases scrutiny of the technology.
Honda features 2017 Ridgeline in new Spanish-language campaignThu, 07, Jul 2016
Honda plans to reach more Hispanic consumers with its Spanish-language campaign for the 2017 Ridgeline pickup, which will run during the Honda-sponsored Campeon de Campeones, a Mexican soccer championship match. The 2017 Ridgeline went on sale in June.
Honda store finds recipe for successMon, 04, Jul 2016
Howdy Honda, of Austin, Texas, awards loyalty points to customers who submit recipes for cookbooks, as a way of boosting service business.