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.
American Honda gets lift from core cars, Odyssey to set recordTue, 03, May 2016
American Honda posted its best April on record, with U.S. sales rising 14 percent to 148,829 vehicles on strong car and light-truck demand. The Honda division set a monthly record, as well, with volume advancing 15 percent to 132,623 vehicles. Car volume rose 14 percent and light-truck deliveries advanced 16 percent.
Subaru aims to sell more Impreza sedansMon, 02, May 2016
Subaru has long leaned on the five-door version of the Impreza for volume in the small-car segment. But with the next-generation arriving this year, Subaru wants the sedan variant to do more heavy lifting.
Acura launches ad campaign for 30th anniversaryMon, 02, May 2016
Instead of cake and candles, Acura is running a new ad campaign for the brand's 30th anniversary.
Takata sets aside additional $189 million to cover airbag recall costsMon, 02, May 2016
Takata raised provisions for its airbag recalls that involve more than a dozen auto manufacturers, after denying reports that the biggest safety crisis in the industry's history will expand further.
Honda to create green Clarity family with EV, plug-in hybrid variantsThu, 21, Apr 2016
Honda, seeking to reassert itself as a dominant player in the world of green cars, plans to broaden the Clarity nameplate to two more alternative-fuel vehicles.
Honda CR-V poised for major makeoverThu, 21, Apr 2016
Big changes are in store for Honda's next-generation CR-V, the top-selling crossover in the U.S. last year, new spy photos reveal. A prototype caught testing indicates that the compact crossover will be bigger than the current version and will get bold new styling.
China's GAC looks to Fiat Chrysler to help enter U.S.Thu, 28, Apr 2016
China's Guangzhou Automobile Group, whose partnership with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles enables the Italian-American automaker to manufacture in China, wants Fiat Chrysler to return the favor by helping it launch U.S. sales.
Honda brings clarity to electrification strategyMon, 25, Apr 2016
When Honda revealed last week that it would a three-model family of green cars under the Clarity nameplate, it also brought a measure of clarity to its electrification strategy, which has moved in fits and starts since the 1999 debut of the oddly shaped Insight.
What's behind the Clarity's quirky looks?Sat, 23, Apr 2016
The upcoming Honda Clarity fuel cell sedan is not the prettiest car Honda ever designed. But engineers and designers say its looks were dictated by their mission to make the Clarity the ultimate green car.
Small crossovers grow bigMon, 25, Apr 2016
The fastest-rising vehicle segment in the first quarter? No contest. It was subcompact crossovers, the same category that took off like a rocket in 2015.
Spy shots point to bigger, bolder Honda CR-V on the wayMon, 25, Apr 2016
Spy photos of Honda's next-generation CR-V indicate that the compact crossover will get bold new styling and likely will be larger than the current model.