Automakers recall 12 million U.S. vehicles over Takata airbagsFri, 27, May 2016
Eight automakers said today they are recalling more than 12 million U.S. vehicles for defective Takata airbags, expanding the largest-ever auto safety push, documents posted by U.S. regulators showed.
Honda rethinks Henry Ford's assembly lineMon, 23, May 2016
Honda's new vehicle-assembly approach breaks with ideas that go back to Henry Ford. Instead of standing still as cars pass down the factory line, Honda associates in its newest plant work in teams that ride down the assembly line with the car.
Planting a new crop of plug-insMon, 16, May 2016
Over the next several years, Honda, Hyundai and Toyota plan to fortify their vehicle lineups with plug-in hybrids, citing them as a crucial steppingstone for consumers, the industry and the effort to meet global fuel efficiency and emissions regulations.
Hawaii lawsuit alleges Takata cover-upMon, 16, May 2016
The State of Hawaii has sued Takata over its defective airbag inflators in state court, accusing the beleaguered Japanese supplier of a cover-up.
Nissan loses, GM gains supplier favorMon, 16, May 2016
Parts supplier dissatisfaction with purchasing departments at most automakers worsened last year, a closely watched annual survey shows. But there was some improvement at GM and Ford.
Honda's Ridgeline lesson: Looks matterSun, 15, May 2016
Honda learned the hard way with the original Ridgeline that you can be innovative with the features and bones of a truck, but not the design. It took that lesson to heart while developing the latest model.
Honda posts surprise quarterly loss, dragged down by Takata recallsFri, 13, May 2016
Honda posted a surprise net loss for its most recent quarter as its quality-related costs -- mostly to recall Takata-made airbag inflators -- nearly quadrupled for the full business year.
Sales advance 3.5% on fatter deals, truck volume; SAAR rebounds to 17.42MTue, 03, May 2016
Led by gains at Honda, Nissan, Toyota, Fiat Chrysler and Ford, U.S. light-vehicle sales increased 3.5 percent to 1.506 million in April, a record for the month. After a lackluster March that disappointed some automakers, April produced solid gains across the industry, with fatter deals and light trucks driving volume higher.
Auto marketers tout the benefits of sports advertisingWed, 11, May 2016
Sports remain one of the last bastions of live TV, making it an irresistible chance for automakers to reach consumers, according to some of the top marketing minds in the business.
Honda prices '17 Ridgeline from $30,375Mon, 09, May 2016
Honda's all-new midsize Ridgeline pickup will start at $30,375, including destination, when it goes on sale in June and will feature class-leading fuel economy. The Ridgeline will come in seven trim grades, peaking with the Black Edition at $43,770. The $36,480 awd RTL is expected to be the volume seller.
Honda to recall 20 million Takata airbag parts, report saysSun, 08, May 2016
Honda plans to recall more than 20 million airbag parts made by Takata as a preemptive measure globally, Nikkei reported Sunday, without saying where it obtained the information.
Honda touts radical assembly line makeoverFri, 06, May 2016
Honda, in its quest for manufacturing efficiency, has turned the traditional assembly line model on its head. A new approach launched in Thailand in March has a team of workers follow the car down the line, with the workers and vehicle sitting on disc-shaped platforms like frogs floating on a lily pad.