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Honda Fit EV lease price lowered to $199 per month

12:19 pm U.S. ET | March 23, 2015

Honda lowered the two-year lease price for its Fit EV electric hatchback to $199 per month, from $259, for current customers....
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Honda recalls 104,000 vehicles for inflators

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 23, 2015

Honda Motor Co. last week added more than 100,000 vehicles in the U.S. to existing recalls for flawed airbag inflators made by Takata Corp....
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Honda may bring UK-built Civic hatchback to U.S., report says

9:55 am U.S. ET | March 19, 2015

Could American Honda be getting its first hatchback Civic in years or possibly even the coveted Type R hot hatch?...
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LEFT TO LANGUISH

Crosstour struggles as Honda marketing backs core vehicles

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 9, 2015

Honda Motor Co. has a yet another orphan in its lineup: the Crosstour. Sales of the Accord derivative have fallen short of expectations since its launch in 2010, and this year have plunged to new lows....
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Honda relies on turbo Civic to lift fuel economy

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 2, 2015

The next-generation Honda Civic's base powerplant will be a downsized turbocharged engine as the automaker tries to boost fuel economy. The turbo engine will help Honda Motor Co. meet stricter emissions standards and deliver fun-to-drive performance that sets the Civic apart, global r&d head Yoshiharu Yamamoto said....
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2015 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

Honda counts on roomy Jazz for sales boost

Feb. 27, 2015 10:56 CET

Honda hopes features such as segment-leading interior space will boost sales of its Jazz subcompact in Europe. The third-generation Jazz is 95mm longer than the current car and its wheelbase has been extended by 30mm....
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CHICAGO AUTO SHOW

Honda suits up for new Ridgeline

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 16, 2015

Honda is ready to get back into the pickup segment, with a redesigned Ridgeline that Honda expects to outperform its first effort....
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CHICAGO AUTO SHOW

Honda to offer ZF 9-speed in Pilot

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 16, 2015

American Honda Motor Co. will expand its use of a nine-speed automatic transmission from ZF Friedrichshafen AG, offering it in high-end models of the redesigned 2016 Honda Pilot arriving this summer....
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Expecting truck boom, Honda takes Acura MDX to 2nd plant

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 16, 2015

Honda Motor Co. plans to spend $85 million to enable its East Liberty, Ohio, plant to produce a fourth nameplate, a move stemming from the company's bullish outlook for North American truck sales....
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Honda Pilot sheds 300 pounds, boxy styling in major overhaul for 2016

10:45 am U.S. ET | Feb. 12, 2015

Honda is giving the Pilot a major makeover as part of a three-pronged bid to jump-start its lagging U.S. truck sales and cash in on one of the industry's hottest segments. The 2016 Pilot has shed some 300 pounds by adopting a new platform and wider use of high and ultrahigh strength body materials that also help reduce noise and vibration, improve handling and increase rigidity....
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RICHARD TRUETT

BLOG: The spare tire goes missing

11:45 am U.S. ET | Feb. 3, 2015

The spare tire has been squeezed out of many new vehicles, thanks to run-flat tires, inflator kits, efforts to reduce vehicle weight and a lack of storage space -- especially in hybrids and electric vehicles. The problem is many drivers don't know their spare isn't there...
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Pilot project: Honda SUV adds dash of style

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2, 2015

Honda is adding a dash of style to the chunky Pilot. The three-row, eight-passenger SUV arrives this summer with more curves and fewer sharp creases....
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Honda axes Accord in Europe

Jan. 23, 2015 16:33 CET

Honda will end sales of the Accord midsize sedan in Europe after the car failed to make headway against German rivals....
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Honda signals shift from Takata, hires rival to supply Accord airbags, report says

12:19 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 23, 2015

Honda has chosen a competitor of embattled Takata to supply airbags for the next North American version of its Accord sedan, the automaker's best-selling vehicle, two people with knowledge of the decision told Reuters...
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DECEMBER U.S. AUTO SALES

FCA, GM, Toyota, Subaru drive market to 11% gain

6:00 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2015

Led by double-digit sales increases at Fiat Chrysler, GM, Hyundai-Kia, Toyota and Subaru, the auto industry closed out a stellar 2014 with a blockbuster December as consumers took advantage of year-end deals, lower fuel prices and an improving economy. Light-vehicle sales rose 11 percent in December -- slightly above forecasts -- and 6 percent to 16.53 million for the year. The annualized pace of sales hit 16.92 million units, the third-fastest sales rate of the year....
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American Honda inches higher, thanks to Acura

4:30 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2015

American Honda Motor Co. notched another slim sales gain for December, riding heavily on crossovers and the Acura brand....
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HONDA

Missing out on a mini-boom

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2015

A worldwide re-examination of quality protocols could slow Honda's product cadence while the Takata airbag case casts a harsh spotlight on the brand's safety credentials....
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Honda opens $35 million heritage, training center in Ohio

1:00 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 18, 2014

Honda opened a $35 million heritage and training center in Marysville, Ohio, the city where the company became the first Japanese automaker to build a car -- the Accord -- in the U.S., 32 years ago....
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Nissan slips as older models change over

3:00 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 2, 2014

Nissan Division sales dropped slightly in November as phase-outs began for several older models and the brand reduced incentives and fleet sales....
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Fuel cell cars steal spotlight

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 24, 2014

Automakers are beginning to nudge the hydrogen fuel cell vehicle out of the illusion factory that is Southern California and into the broader conversation about the future of clean transportation....
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FUEL ME ONCE ...

Hydrogen cars are here. Is the world ready for them?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 17, 2014

Auto companies have looked to hydrogen fuel cells as a groundbreaking technology: a nonpolluting power source that isn't constrained by battery capacity and doesn't require long stretches of downtime for charging. But one key breakthrough -- making a hydrogen-fueled vehicle as easy to drive and refuel as a gasoline-powered one -- remains elusive....
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Honda Accord investigated by NHTSA for power-steering failures

1:34 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 8, 2014

Honda's Accord, the best-selling car to individual U.S. consumers in the first half of this year, is being investigated by the U.S. after regulators received 24 complaints about power-steering failure in 2013 models....
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Honda Canada to invest $750 million in Ontario plants

12:33 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 6, 2014

Honda's Canadian unit said today it plans to invest C$857 million ($750 million) over three years to upgrade manufacturing plants in Alliston, Ontario, which will be the global lead for production of the next-generation Honda Civic....
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Honda’s redesigned CR-V outsells Accord, Civic

10:57 am U.S. ET | Nov. 3, 2014

Early sales results for the redesigned 2015 CR-V suggest Honda should have little cause for concern about pole position in the compact crossover segment....
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'Un-Honda-like' problems plague new plant in Mexico

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 27, 2014

Honda's new $800 million plant in Celaya, about 160 miles northwest of Mexico City, has been struggling to meet demand amid problems caused by a green labor force, language barriers and a rail system prone to delays and occasional thefts, according to dealers who have discussed the matter with Honda officials....
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