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A slow ramp-up for Honda Fit

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 26, 2014
The launch of the redesigned 2015 Honda Fit subcompact -- built in Honda's new $800 million factory in Celaya, Mexico -- is in the midst of a nearly two-month delay because of quality-control and transport glitches....
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Honda revamps ordering system to give dealers cars they want

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 26, 2014
Honda aims to bridge the gap between what dealers want and what the factory can build when it launches a new ordering system this week. It's the result of five years of software coding and deliberations among dealers, the factory and field staff....
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Will Chevy's ad breakthrough lead to more spots targeting LGBT consumers?

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 12, 2014
When Chevrolet prominently featured gay and lesbian couples in a family-focused commercial titled "The New Us," marketing experts saw it as a breakthrough. And they think other automakers will come to see it the same way....
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American Honda recalls 24,889 Odyssey vans in the U.S.

11:11 am U.S. ET | May 2, 2014
American Honda said it would voluntarily recall 24,889 of its 2014 Odyssey vehicles in United States to replace a component that could prevent the deployment of the side-curtain airbag during a crash....
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2014 NEW YORK AUTO SHOW

Honda HR-V subcompact crossover coming later this year

12:00 pm U.S. ET | April 17, 2014
Honda's upcoming Fit-based subcompact crossover will be called the HR-V, the company said today in releasing the first image of the vehicle....
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HOW HONDA GOT ITS GROOVE BACK

With the new Honda Fit, engineering solutions once again take priority

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 14, 2014
If there is any question about whether smart engineering is on its way back at Honda Motor Co., one need look no further than the second-row "magic" seats of the 2015 Honda Fit....
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'Inner frame' makes Fit stronger, less costly

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 14, 2014
In creating the 2015 Honda Fit's body-in-white, Honda engineers changed the manufacturing process to make the car lighter, stronger and less expensive. Honda welds the upper body -- without the sheet metal -- to the lower body as a single "inner frame."...
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Honda Fit raises the ante for subcompacts

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 14, 2014
In the subcompact segment, small can no longer mean cheap. It's not only price but a product's execution that makes the difference between a sale and a walkaway. With the 2015 Fit, Honda looks to be leading the pack -- at least on the execution side....
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2014 NEW YORK AUTO SHOW

Honda, Nissan: A brand new battle

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 13, 2014
The auto industry is always full of head-to-head rivalries, and right now the battle between Honda and Nissan is one of the hottest....
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2014 NEW YORK AUTO SHOW

Nissan Versa gets refresh amid cutthroat subcompact competition

4:47 pm U.S. ET | April 10, 2014
Nissan plans to show its refreshed 2015 Versa sedan during New York auto show press days next week. The mid-cycle changes come just two years into the car’s model cycle as the Honda Fit and other competitors look for more of the cutthroat subcompact segment....
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Honda Fit raises the ante, and cargo space, in subcompact segment

5:00 am U.S. ET | April 9, 2014
In the subcompact segment, small can no longer mean cheap. It's not only price but a product's execution that makes the difference between a sale and a walkaway. With the 2015 Fit, Honda looks to be leading the pack -- at least on the execution side....
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Honda Fit-based crossover likely named HR-V in U.S.

3:24 pm U.S. ET | April 4, 2014
Honda's crossover vehicle based on the Fit subcompact hatchback likely will be named HR-V. In filings with the U.S. Patent and Trademark offices, Honda recently filed for a trademark for the name....
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Accord, Pilot drag down Honda

4:16 pm U.S. ET | April 1, 2014
American Honda was one of the few volume losers in March, as its sales slid 2 percent from a year earlier to 133,318 units....
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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....
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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....
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Honda to end Insight output

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 3, 2014
Honda will end production of the Insight, the first gasoline-electric hybrid vehicle introduced in the United States....
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Honda shifts strategy as Insight hybrid fades

3:00 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 28, 2014
Honda said its decision to scrap the Insight, the first hybrid marketed in the United States, is part of a revised strategy to expand its U.S. lineup of fuel-saving cars and light trucks....
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Honda will end output of Insight hybrid as sales trail Prius

Feb. 26, 2014 11:39 CET
Honda will end production of the Insight, the first hybrid vehicle introduced in Europe, after demand plunged and sales lagged behind Toyota's Prius....
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Honda ends Insight hybrid output as sales trail Prius

10:04 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 25, 2014
Honda will end production of the Insight model, the first hybrid vehicle introduced in the United States, after demand plunged and sales lagged behind the Toyota Prius....
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Test fleet shapes next step for fuel cell cars

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 23, 2014
Jon Spallino is leasing his third Honda hydrogen fuel cell vehicle, and says he hasn't had to make any changes to his life or driving habits....
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Honda's Celaya plant boosts Mexico factory presence

2:00 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 21, 2014
In opening its $800 million assembly plant here to build the 2015 Fit subcompact hatchback and crossover variant, Honda is joining a rapidly growing slate of automakers and suppliers in the central Mexican state of Guanajuato....
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Honda's Accord beat Camry as top U.S. car in individual sales

7:28 am U.S. ET | Feb. 21, 2014
Honda said its Accord was the best-selling car to individual customers in the United States during 2013, surpassing Toyota's Camry, the leader in total volume to retail and fleet buyers for a 12th consecutive year....
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HANS GREIMEL

Why Honda's Insight is no longer a good Fit

8:07 am U.S. ET | Feb. 17, 2014
Honda is pulling the plug on the Insight and CR-Z hybrids in Europe. Could a similar kill-off happen Stateside? Dropping them would pare the brand of its biggest deadwood. Each sold fewer than 5,000 units in the United States last year....
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Honda to end Europe sales of Insight, CR-Z hybrids

Feb. 14, 2014 06:01 CET
Honda will stop selling its Insight and CR-Z gasoline-electric hybrids in Europe because of weak demand. Honda was the first automaker to sell a mass-production hybrid in Europe when it introduced the two-seat Insight in 1999....
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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....
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