Aluminum F-150, sporty cars from Chevy, BMW, Lexus add pizzazz

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2014
Ford will make the biggest splash of the Detroit auto show with the redesigned 2015 F-150. At other brands, sporty cars will dominate the headlines. Chevrolet will show the high-performance Corvette Z06. BMW will unveil redesigned M3 and M4 cars. And Lexus will show a sporty car whose V-8 delivers 460 hp, sources say.... Read More »


Honda float to set Rose Parade record with nod to Acura NSX

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 29, 2013
Honda is set to break a size record in that most American of pageants, the Tournament of Roses Parade.... Read More »



Seinfeld on his deliberately bad spots for Acura

10:00 am U.S. ET | Dec. 23, 2013
Jerry Seinfeld's prescription for bad car advertising? No more shots of speeding cars raising dust clouds in the desert. The star of the Web series, "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee," is entitled to weigh in on the modern state of advertising. In addition to starring in several Super Bowl commercials over the years, the co-creator and star of Seinfeld is now a copywriter himself.... Read More »



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 recalls 19,197 Acura MDX SUVs to inspect, repair propeller shaft

8:10 am U.S. ET | Dec. 13, 2013
Honda is recalling 19,197 units of the 2014 Acura MDX luxury SUV in the United States due to potential problems with propeller shafts, the company and U.S. government regulators said Friday.... Read More »


Honda volume flat as Civic wipes out Acura gains

4:46 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 3, 2013
American Honda saw its sales tread water last month as higher Acura crossover sales failed to offset a decline in Honda Civic deliveries.... Read More »


Honda and Acura will offer Siri system on some models

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 2, 2013
Automakers such as BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Toyota, Audi, Chrysler and Jaguar Land Rover, plan to integrate Siri with infotainment systems.... 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 seeks stronger Acura

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 25, 2013
Tetsuo Iwamura, CEO of American Honda Motor Co., says that for him, "The big challenge is Acura." He said Acura has a "very strong lineup" of SUVs and crossovers. But of the brand's sedans, he said, "We need to improve a lot." He said of the Acura ILX, for example, "So far, volume is not meeting our expectations. We could have done better."... Read More »



American Honda boss says Acura is his greatest challenge

10:00 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2013
Tetsuo Iwamura, CEO of American Honda, says that for him, "The big challenge is Acura." He said Acura has a "very strong lineup" of SUVs and crossovers. But in reviewing the brand's sedans, he said, "We need to improve a lot."... Read More »



Honda's next NSX to feature three-motor hybrid system with twin-turbo V-6

10:00 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2013
Honda, as if to underscore its commitment to downsized, turbocharged engines, unveiled a mock-up of the powertrain for its next NSX that relies on twin turbos to provide a power boost.... Read More »



Honda readies new turbocharged engines, 8-speed dual-clutch transmission

10:00 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2013
Honda unveiled a series of downsized, turbocharged engines and an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission, rounding out its line of Earth Dreams powertrains with ones that offer more performance without sacrificing fuel economy.... Read More »



Luxury will draw the spotlight in L.A.

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 16, 2013
Tinseltown will see even more power and bling than usual judging by the luxury vehicles dominating the bill of global debuts at the Los Angeles Auto Show.... Read More »


Acura crossovers, Civic, CR-V power Honda's 7% gain

2:43 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 1, 2013
American Honda posted September sales of 114,538 units, a year-over-year increase of 7 percent. Year-to-date sales are up 9 percent. Sales for the Honda brand rose 6 percent to 100,242 units, while the Acura brand gained 18 percent with 14,296 sales.... Read More »


Glimpse of Honda's future in Tokyo

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 28, 2013
Honda will introduce concepts of a mini-roadster that previews a new design language and its NSX sports car, alongside production versions of the upcoming Fit-based small crossover at the Tokyo auto show next month.... Read More »


Fox is chosen as NADA vice chairman

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 14, 2013
The National Automobile Dealers Association has chosen New York dealer Bill Fox as its next vice chairman, putting him in line to become chairman after Forrest McConnell III of Alabama, who will be NADA's 2014 chairman.... Read More »


Honda designer wants sporty car

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 7, 2013
Honda Motor Co., aiming to re-energize its performance cred, is studying a revival of an S2000-type sporty car.... Read More »


Sporty crossover-coupes: A niche going nowhere

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 7, 2013
Sales of five of the six players in this arena -- the Infiniti FX/QX70, Acura ZDX, Toyota Venza, Honda Crosstour, BMW X6 and BMW 5-series GT -- plummeted in September.... Read More »


Seinfeld pledges to help make Acura master of its domain

12:41 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 4, 2013
What's the deal with auto commercials showing cars driving through the desert? Who does that? Not Acura, if Jerry Seinfeld has anything to say about it.... 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 »


Fiat picks Chrysler's Garberding to steer global purchasing

Sept. 20, 2013 20:50 CET
Fiat named Chrysler Group manufacturing head Scott Garberding as its global chief purchasing officer.... Read More »


Honda to recall 405,000 vehicles over airbag system glitch

6:46 am U.S. ET | Sept. 19, 2013
Honda said it is recalling about 405,400 vehicles including the Odyssey minivan in the United States and three other countries due to a glitch in the computer chip used in the airbag system.... 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 »


Mercedes tops satisfaction survey; overall industry score dips

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 27, 2013
Although light-vehicle sales continue to rebound, customer satisfaction with automobiles fell in 2013 for the first time in two years, according to a new report released today. Authors of the study said the slight drop in satisfaction may be linked to previous improvements in customer satisfaction with the auto industry.... Read More »


Sirius XM acquires connected-vehicle unit of Agero for $530 million

8:04 am U.S. ET | Aug. 15, 2013
Sirius XM Radio agreed to acquire the connected-vehicle services business of Agero for $530 million in cash. The purchase gives Sirius a provider of telematics services for vehicles that includes security, safety and other technologies.... Read More »


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