Mazda3 a casualty of Civic-Corolla war

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 17, 2014
The Mazda3 has racked up accolades as the driving enthusiast's choice in the compact segment since the redesigned 2014 model went on sale last fall. But its sales numbers tell a different story.... Read More »


Acura crossovers surge while Honda takes break

3:53 pm U.S. ET | March 3, 2014
A 30 percent surge for Acura's crossovers helped cushion February's sales decline for American Honda Motor Co., whose overall sales dropped 7 percent to 100,405 units. Honda Division sales fell 8 percent to 88,860 units.... Read More »


Toyota Prius keeps Calif. sales crown; Tesla moves up

5:34 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 13, 2014
Toyota's Prius hybrid was the best-selling vehicle line in California for the second year in a row in 2013, with Tesla's Model S claiming third place among luxury cars, according to a market report.... Read More »


Honda leans toward 2 motors for next Civic Hybrid

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 27, 2014
Honda Motor Co. has a new and greatly improved one-motor hybrid system for small cars. But engineers for the next Civic are leaning toward the more powerful and fuel-efficient two-motor system that debuted in the mid-sized Accord Hybrid that went on sale last fall.... Read More »



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 »


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 »


CEO calls redesigned Fit Honda's comeback car

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 9, 2013
Launching the third-generation Fit last week, Honda Motor CEO Takanobu Ito made his lofty expectations clear, calling the redesigned subcompact a key player in the company's comeback plan.... Read More »


Core models spur Honda to 27% gain

4:18 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 4, 2013
American Honda posted the largest increase among volume automakers in August, with sales rising 27 percent to 166,432 vehicles on strong demand for its core products.... Read More »



Honda touts Civic wagon's 'sleek' look

Aug. 9, 2013 12:40 CET
Honda will join rival Toyota in targeting Europe's compact wagon segment with the Civic Tourer. Honda says the Civic Tourer will stand out because of its "sleek and sophisticated exterior."... Read More »


Honda Civic still best among compacts on new IIHS crash test

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 8, 2013
The Honda Civic is still the only small car to get the top rating on a new test that simulates a severe front-end crash, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety says. Many popular and entry-level small cars struggled in a new round of "small overlap" crash tests, which replicates an accident in which the front corner of a car clips another car, a pole or a tree at 40 mph.... Read More »


Despite slip, N.A. drives Honda profits

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 5, 2013
North America remained Honda Motor Co.'s biggest profit engine in the April-June quarter, but a smaller mix of high-profit vehicles undercut otherwise robust regional earnings.... Read More »


Civic, Accord lead Honda's July charge

3:58 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 1, 2013
American Honda Motor Co. posted a 21 percent sales increase in July, to 141,439 units, the highest percentage increase of any volume automaker.... Read More »


Honda, 'firing on all cylinders,' posts 10% increase

2:19 pm U.S. ET | July 2, 2013
American Honda posted a 10 percent gain in June sales, to 136,915 units, buoyed by strong showings by the Accord and Civic, as well as its light truck offerings, the company said today. While the Honda brand climbed 13 percent to 123,150, sales at the Acura luxury division declined 10 percent to 13,765, despite the 14th straight month of record RDX crossover sales.... Read More »


Honda confirms Civic engine upgrade

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 24, 2013
Honda Motor Co.'s top executive for North America says Americans still favor small cars and good fuel economy, despite a recent boom in pickups that has fueled Detroit 3 market share gains. To match that demand, Honda will deploy one of its Earth Dreams direct-injection gasoline engines in its Civic small car, confirmed Tetsuo Iwamura, executive vice president and regional director for the company's biggest market.... Read More »


Crossovers lead Honda April gains

5:00 pm U.S. ET | May 1, 2013
Stoked by record April results for the Honda CR-V and Acura RDX compact crossovers, American Honda sales increased 7 percent to 130,999 units last month.... Read More »


Virtues of '13 Civic: Low spiffs, high sales

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 29, 2013
Honda has turned off the incentive spigot for the 2013 Civic that arrived in January -- and so far, so good. The revamped car is winning over consumers who are looking for more than just the deal of the week.... Read More »


Accavitti sees American Honda's U.S. sales rising 6% in April

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 25, 2013
Honda's sales in the United States should increase by more than 6 percent in April, a top executive said Wednesday. Separately, GM CEO Dan Akerson said he sees April sales rising at a similar rate as the previous month, when they increased 3 percent.... Read More »



Is Acura's ILX a loser? Or doing its Civic duty?

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 22, 2013
American Honda's plant in Greensburg, Ind., built just 91 units of the Acura ILX entry-luxury sedan that debuted last summer. So does Honda have an out-and-out flop on its hands?... Read More »


Most Read
Special Report
How a Texas Toyota store solved used-car-supply challenge

How a Texas Toyota store solved used-car-supply challenge

Mike Shaw Toyota in Corpus Christi, Texas, needed more used cars. But driving 150 miles to the nearest auction was time-consuming and costly. Mon., April 14
» Watch the Video
Rocket Fuel