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Latest insights


Acura future model plans - a global analysis

13 October 2016

The cars part of Honda’s premium brand business continues to be a drag on the success of Acura. Without SUVs in North America and China, the upscale division would be in serious trouble. Clearly, more such models are needed.


President outlines new Honda world order

25 February 2016

Obviously responding to a spate of recent recalls and new product development hitches, Honda Motor president & CEO Takahiro Hachigo has unveiled a new direction for the automaker, starting on 1 April.


THE WEEK THAT WAS: Air bag recall still confusing

5 June 2015

Big News this week was the incredible confirmation - from NHTSA - of a 5.1m recall of Honda/Acura cars with airbags with Takata inflators. It had been flagged up earlier by the automaker but then came the report that neither supplier or US regulator are quite sure of the safety of up to 3m replacement parts.


THE WEEK THAT WAS: Detroit and stuff

16 January 2015

The Detroit show - in balmy -17C temperatures, I hear - dominated proceedings this week with those that went describing it as the most optimistic in a long time. Some nice new product appeared, not least the long-awaited Honda/Acura NSX and Ford GT.

Latest interviews


Q&A with Aha: Analytical data from the Cloud

28 July 2014

The IT industry has made much of the benefits of a Cloud infrastructure, offering better security and less complex networks in the workplace. Infotainment specialist Harman with subsidiary Aha claims its use in the car could be equally effective. It is now offering OEMs and service providers a chance to use the Cloud beyond downloading apps, navigation updates or music. Understanding what features are being used by the end customer, finding software bugs, removing unused features, reducing recalls or targeting specific customers with updates and advertising are just some of the ideas that Harman claims it can offer with its new Aha Cloud Platform Analytics and Updates Service. just-auto spoke to Siegfried Schuler, Director Centre of Competence Aha, about the service and find out what OEMs are most interested in.


Interview with Ken Keir, Honda Motor Europe

26 April 2012

With Honda's worldwide operations recovering from the effects of the natural disasters of 2011, Ken Keir describes Europe's key part in the company's recovery plan.


Honda UK interview

10 May 2007

Honda remains one of the industry’s most profitable company’s and as Chris Wright discovers, it’s not all down to cars.

Latest news


just-auto Plus only Acura presents 2017 MDX Sport Hybrid

16 March 2017

Acura's first-ever hybrid SUV, the 2017 MDX Sport Hybrid, will arrive at showrooms in early April with more than 30 additional horsepower and a 45% higher EPA city fuel economy rating as compared to the conventionally-powered MDX SH-AWD. With a...


just-auto Plus only AcuraWatch equipped Acura surpasses 100,000 sales

10 March 2017

Acura has surpassed the 100,000-unit mark in US sales of vehicles equipped with the AcuraWatch suite of advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies. After the first two months of 2017, nearly half of all Acura vehicles sold in the US this year have been...


just-auto Plus only Honda starts 10AT production at Georgia plant

7 March 2017

Honda on 6 March 2017 launched global production of a new, state-of-the-art 10-speed automatic transmission at Honda Precision Parts of Georgia, LLC (HPPG) in Tallapoosa, Georgia. Honda also announced that it has invested nearly US$150m in two US...


just-auto Plus only Honda Canada sales surge 21.2% in February 2017

3 March 2017

Combined February sales of 11,622 units by the Honda and Acura divisions of Honda Canada represented a 21% increase over last year’s sales. The Honda Automobile Division reported February sales of 10,409 units, up 22% over last year, outpacing the...


just-auto Plus only American Honda February 2017 sales up 2.3%

2 March 2017

American Honda Motor reported total February sales of 121,686 Honda and Acura vehicles, an increase of 2.3% over February 2016 and a new record for the month. American Honda trucks also set a February record, rising 12.2% on sales of 63,989. Total Honda...


just-auto Plus only Honda Canada January 2017 sales up 2%

6 February 2017

Combined January sales of 10,173 units by the Honda and Acura divisions of Honda Canada represented a 2% increase over last year’s sales. The Honda Automobile Division reported January sales of 9,131 units, up 2% over last year. The Acura Division...


just-auto Plus only American Honda sales rise 5.9% in January 2017

2 February 2017

American Honda Motor on 1 February 2017 reported total January sales of 106,380 Honda and Acura vehicles, an increase of 5.9% over January 2016 and a new record for the month. Total Honda Division sales as well as Honda truck sales also set new January...


Honda Canada expands Takata airbag recall

18 January 2017

Excluding any vehicles subject to the earlier Takata airbag inflator recalls, approximately 298,613 additional Honda and Acura vehicles in Canada will become subject to recall as a result of this action.


just-auto Plus only Honda expands Takata airbag recall in the US

12 January 2017

In the second phase of planned recalls first announced by NHTSA in May 2016 and based on recent Defect Information Reports (17E-001, 17E-002, and 17E-003) from the airbag inflator supplier Takata, Honda will conduct recalls covering approximately 1.29m Honda...


just-auto Plus only American Honda 2016 annual sales rise 3.2%

6 January 2017

American Honda Motor Company on 4 January 2017 reported an all-time annual sales record of 1,637,942 Honda and Acura vehicles for 2016, an increase of 3.2% to eclipse the company's previous best set in 2015. AHM also set new annual and monthly total truck...


just-auto Plus only IIHS announces 2017 Top Safety Pick winners

8 December 2016

Consumers who choose a 2017 Top Safety Pick+ award winner shouldn't have trouble seeing the road on nighttime drives. Good or acceptable ratings in the Institute's new headlight evaluations set the latest crop of qualifiers apart. Thirty-eight models...


just-auto Plus only Acura MDX earns IIHS Top Safety Pick+ rating

8 December 2016

The 2017 Acura MDX earned Top Safety Pick+, the highest designation from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), for its fourth consecutive year. Acura earned a total of two Top Safety Pick+ and two Top Safety Pick ratings for 2017, making Acura a...


just-auto Plus only Honda Canada sales up 1.7% in November 2016

2 December 2016

Honda Canada on 1 December 2016 reported an increase of 2% in November, on sales of 15,015 units by the Honda and Acura divisions combined, posting a monthly sales record for the third consecutive month. The Honda Automobile Division set a new November record,...


just-auto Plus only American Honda sales rise 6.5% in November 2016

2 December 2016

American Honda Motor on 1 December 2016 reported total November sales of 122,924 Honda and Acura vehicles, an increase of 6.5% versus November of last year to set a new November record. American Honda trucks gained 9.9% for a new November record on sales of...


2016 LA auto show - world premieres list

17 November 2016

The following cars, light trucks and concepts were world premieres at the 2016 LA auto show.


Honda's Acura shows concept Precision Cockpit

17 November 2016

Honda's North American premium brand Acura has unveiled a "near-production interior styling and technology concept", the Precision Cockpit.


Japanese boost US SUV imports as demand shifts

11 November 2016

Japanese automakers are shuffling their US product lines and resorting to larger imports of popular models there as they scramble to meet booming demand for SUVs and trucks, a media report said.


just-auto Plus only Honda Canada sales rise 2% in October 2016

3 November 2016

Honda Canada on 1 November 2016 reported an increase of 2% in October, on sales of 17,270 units by the Honda and Acura divisions combined, posting a new overall October sales mark. The Honda Automobile Division set a new October record, gaining 1% on sales of...


just-auto Plus only American Honda sales in October 2016 dip 4.2%

2 November 2016

American Honda Motor Company on 1 November 2016 reported October sales of 126,161 Honda and Acura vehicles, a decrease of just 4.2% versus October 2015 reflecting two less selling days than a year ago. American Honda trucks set a new October record, gaining...


NHTSA confirms 11th US Takata fatality

24 October 2016

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has confirmed that a crash fatality in Riverside County, Calif., is tied to a rupture of a recalled Takata air bag inflator. The victim, a 50-year-old female, died after sustaining injuries in a crash on Friday,30 September 2016. NHTSA investigators have inspected the vehicle, in cooperation with local authorities.


just-auto Plus only Honda-initiated audit result of Takata airbag test

29 September 2016

In October 2015, after Honda became aware of evidence that Takata falsified and manipulated test data for certain airbag inflators, Honda requested that Takata fully cooperate with an “independent engineering integrity audit” of all Takata frontal...


just-auto Plus only PPG receives Honda's approval for warranty repairs

19 September 2016

PPG has received approval from American Honda Motor for use of Nexa Autocolor 2K, Deltron, global refinish system, Envirobase High Performance and Aquabase Plus products for warranty repairs of Acura and Honda vehicles in the US. Steve Topczewski, PPG original...


just-auto Plus only Honda Canada August sales rise 3%

7 September 2016

Honda Canada, on 1 September 2016, reported an increase of 3% in August, on sales of 17,828 units by the Honda and Acura divisions combined. The Honda automobile division reported August sales of 15,764 units, up 2% over last year. The Acura division reported...


just-auto Plus only Honda America August 2016 sales drop 3.8%

5 September 2016

American Honda Motor, on 1 September, 2016, reported strong August sales of 149,571 Honda and Acura vehicles, a 3.8% decrease over August 2015 due in part to one fewer weekends than last year. American Honda trucks set a new August record, rising 4.3% on sales...


just-auto Plus only IIHS LATCH hardware evaluation shows improvement

2 September 2016

Buckling precious cargo into a late-model vehicle has gotten a bit easier in the past year, the institute's LATCH ease-of-use ratings show. IIHS launched its ratings of child seat installation hardware in vehicles in June 2015. Out of 102 vehicles rated...


just-auto Plus only Acura owners file lawsuit over handsfreelink issue

5 August 2016

On 4 August 2016, a lawsuit was filed against Honda by owners of Acura vehicles. The lawsuit states that the automaker sold vehicles with a battery-draining defect that has plagued owners since at least 2005 despite Honda knowing about the issue, according to...


just-auto Plus only Honda US July 2016 sales surge 4.4%

4 August 2016

American Honda Motor on 2 August 2016, reported July sales of 152,799 Honda and Acura vehicles, a 4.4% gain over last July and a new July record. Total American Honda truck sales set a new all-time monthly record of 77,740 sales to jump 10.1%. The Honda...


just-auto Plus only Honda Canada July 2016 sales drop 4%

4 August 2016

Honda Canada, on 3 August, 2016, reported a decrease of 4% in July, on sales of 16,869 units by the Honda and Acura divisions combined. The Honda Automobile Division reported July sales of 15,214 units, down 3% versus last year. The Acura Division reported...


Honda begins Acura production in China

11 July 2016

Honda Motor began production of its premium-branded Acura vehicles in China for the first time last week.


Honda to build two hybrids in China

11 February 2016

Honda Motor plans to assemble hybrid vehicles in China as emissions regulations tighten, according to a Japanese media report.

Acura news

just-auto Plus only Acura presents 2017 MDX Sport Hybrid

16 March 2017

Acura's first-ever hybrid SUV, the 2017 MDX Sport Hybrid, will arrive at showrooms in early A...


just-auto Plus only AcuraWatch equipped Acura surpasses 100,000 sales

10 March 2017

Acura has surpassed the 100,000-unit mark in US sales of vehicles equipped with the AcuraWatch su...


just-auto Plus only Honda starts 10AT production at Georgia plant

7 March 2017

Honda on 6 March 2017 launched global production of a new, state-of-the-art 10-speed automatic tr...


just-auto Plus only Honda Canada sales surge 21.2% in February 2017

3 March 2017

Combined February sales of 11,622 units by the Honda and Acura divisions of Honda Canada represen...


just-auto Plus only American Honda February 2017 sales up 2.3%

2 March 2017

American Honda Motor reported total February sales of 121,686 Honda and Acura vehicles, an increa...


just-auto Plus only Honda Canada January 2017 sales up 2%

6 February 2017

Combined January sales of 10,173 units by the Honda and Acura divisions of Honda Canada represent...



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