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Brands related to this company: Acura, Honda

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Did CES trump Detroit for future vision?

9 January 2017

As the Detroit International Auto Show opens its doors this week you could argue that the year’s most significant industry event has already taken place around 1,700 miles south west - in Las Vegas.


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.


Honda future model plans - a global analysis

3 October 2016

With the CR-V the top selling SUV in the US and the brand having now become the number one Japanese make in China, Honda is powering ahead in its two largest markets. Staying ahead requires big investments in future cars and SUVs and ever more efficient powertrains. This focus on Honda Motor looks at what's coming next for the brand. An analysis of future Acura models will follow.


Management briefing - Paris motor show preview

23 September 2016

This, the first of two management briefing reports concerning the 2016 Paris Mondial de l’Automobile, offers a sneak preview of the confirmed and likely world debut cars and concept vehicles.

Latest interviews


Design and engineering drivers for Honda’s new NSX

10 August 2016

Honda Vehicle engineering leader Jason Bilotta talks about new technology applications and the design principles for the new Honda NSX


Q&A with Magna Mirrors

27 November 2014

Magna Mirrors is the world’s largest producer of automotive mirror systems and a major supplier of engineered glass systems and door handles. In this interview, Matthew Beecham spoke to David O'Connell, Vice President – Global Engineering and R&D, Magna Mirrors & Magna Closures about the auto-dimming and power-folding mirror markets and the increasing use of cameras on cars.


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.


Q&A with Millers Oil: Lubricants for powertrains

25 October 2013

Not so long ago, engine oil was pretty much a standard product, to which most of us seldom gave much thought. But nowadays, with alternative powertrains, it is being brought increasingly to the consumer's attention. Matthew Beecham caught up with Nevil Hall of Millers Oils to understand more about the important issues.

Latest news


Honda to re-launch Civic in Japan

17 January 2017

Honda Motor plans to re-launch the Civic passenger car in Japan later this year after an absence of seven years, according to local reports.


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...


2017 Detroit auto show - world debuts list

11 January 2017

All the world premieres from the 2017 North American International Auto Show are listed below. The most important models this year were of course the ninth generation Toyota Camry, which will also be the first vehicle using the (TN)GA-K architecture to be manufactured in the US; and the updated Ford F-150 which gains fresh engines, including a diesel.


just-auto Plus only Honda Cars Philippines 2016 sales rise 20%

11 January 2017

Honda Cars Philippines (HCPI), Honda’s automobile business unit in the Philippines, proudly announces a record breaking sales performance in 2016 with a total of 23,199 vehicle sales or 20% growth, compared to the same period in 2015 with 19,315 vehicles...


Honda Canada announces $492m plant update spend

10 January 2017

Honda of Canada Manufactiring (HCM) has announced a C$492m spend over the next three years to allow the company to modernise its Ontario factories and "significantly improve its manufacturing carbon footprint".


just-auto Plus only Honda US to introduce new dedicated hybrid models

10 January 2017

Honda on 9 January 2017 announced a new dedicated hybrid model that will be made in America and launch nationwide in 2018, as part of the Honda Electrification Initiative, which will expand the company's portfolio of electrified vehicles. Honda also...


CES 2017 - list of world debuts

6 January 2017

The 2017 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, open to the public between 5 and 8 January, hosted multiple car, concept and automotive technology world premieres.


just-auto Plus only AT&T/Honda America jouin over 4G connectivity

6 January 2017

AT&T and American Honda Motor Company are bringing 4G LTE connectivity to Honda vehicles in the US and Canada. This is a part of an exclusive multi-year agreement. AT&T will connect Honda vehicles with 4G LTE and Wi-Fi connectivity. The AT&T...


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 Honda Cars India sells 10,071 units in Dec 2016

4 January 2017

Honda Cars India (HCIL) registered monthly domestic sales of 10,071 units and exports of 448 units in December 2016.  Mr. Yoichiro Ueno, president and CEO, Honda Cars India said, “After a severe impact of demonetisation in November 2016, the...


just-auto Plus only Honda Japan sales up 9.4% in November 2016

3 January 2017

Honda Motor on 27 December 2016 announced a summary of automobile production, Japanese domestic sales, and export results for the month of November 2016. Worldwide production Japan: November 2016 - 81,519 units; change - 12.6%; YTD 2016 - 742,303...


just-auto Plus only Honda global automobile production reaches 100m

23 December 2016

Honda Motor on 22 December 2016 announced that the company has reached the 100m unit milestone in cumulative global automobile production. Honda began automobile production in 1963 with the production of the T360 mini-truck, Honda’s first...


Honda R&D/Waymo enter technical collaboration

22 December 2016

Honda R&D Company has started formal discussions with Waymo, an independent company of Alphabet, to integrate its self-driving technology with the Japanese automaker's vehicles.


Blue Energy EHW5 Li-ion batteries for Honda Freed

19 December 2016

Blue Energy says its lithium-ion batteries EHW5, have been adopted by Honda Motor for its new hybrid models Freed and Freed+ launched in September.


Honda sales sneak past Toyota in China

9 December 2016

Honda Motor sales in China passed Toyota Motor's in the first 11 months of 2016 as new models attracted buyers and set the Japanese rivals up for a 'photo finish' in their full year rankings in the world's top car market.


Dongfeng Honda plans third auto plant in China

8 December 2016

Dongfeng Honda Automobile, a Honda automobile production and sales joint venture in China, plans to build a third automobile production plant to meet increasing demand from the continuously growing car market in China.


just-auto Plus only Six 2017 Honda models earn IIHS top safety ratings

8 December 2016

The 2017 Honda Ridgeline, a finalist for the 2017 North American Truck of the Year award, is the first and only pickup truck to earn the highest possible safety rating of Top Safety Pick+ from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). For the 2017...


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 India sells 8,029 units in November 2016

5 December 2016

Honda Cars India (HCIL) registered monthly domestic wholesales of 8,029 units and Exports of 697 units in November 2016.  Commenting on the sales performance, Mr. Yoichiro Ueno, president and CEO, Honda Cars India said, "The November month saw...


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...


just-auto Plus only Honda Japan sales up 3.3% in October 2016

25 November 2016

Honda Motor on 25 November 2016 announced a summary of automobile production, Japanese domestic sales, and export results for the month of October 2016. Worldwide production Japan: October 2016 - 74,490 units; change vs 2015 - (-)1.3%; YTD 2016 -...


Honda begins 2017 CR-V global production at ELP

23 November 2016

Honda has celebrated the global start of mass production for the new 2017 Honda CR-V at the East Liberty Auto Plant (ELP) in East Liberty, Ohio. Slated to go on sale at dealerships across North America this winter, the redesigned and reengineered 2017 CR-V is the fifth generation of Honda's five-passenger compact SUV. Honda says it is the first time a Honda plant in the US has led the mass production efforts for a global Honda model.


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.


just-auto Plus only Honda US unveils Civic Si prototype

16 November 2016

The Honda Civic Si Prototype made its global debut on 15 November 2016, giving Honda enthusiasts a good look at the design and performance direction for the 2017 Civic Si Coupe and Si Sedan, both launching next year. The Civic Si Prototype will be on display...


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.


2016 São Paulo show - World premieres

9 November 2016

The Honda WR-V was the main world premiere at the 8 November press day of the 2016 Sao Paulo International Motor Show. It joined the Jeep Compass, which made its public debut at the event, the media preview having already taken place.


just-auto Plus only Honda Cars India sells 15,567 units in October 16

4 November 2016

Honda Cars India (HCIL) registered its highest monthly retail sales during CY-2016 in October 2016 and delivered more than 20,000 cars in this festive month. Speaking on the company’s performance,Mr. Yoichiro Ueno, president and CEO, Honda Cars India...

Honda Group news

Honda to re-launch Civic in Japan

17 January 2017

Honda Motor plans to re-launch the Civic passenger car in Japan later this year after an absence...


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 D...


2017 Detroit auto show - world debuts list

11 January 2017

All the world premieres from the 2017 North American International Auto Show are listed below. Th...


just-auto Plus only Honda Cars Philippines 2016 sales rise 20%

11 January 2017

Honda Cars Philippines (HCPI), Honda’s automobile business unit in the Philippines, proudly...


Honda Canada announces $492m plant update spend

10 January 2017

Honda of Canada Manufactiring (HCM) has announced a C$492m spend over the next three years to all...


just-auto Plus only Honda US to introduce new dedicated hybrid models

10 January 2017

Honda on 9 January 2017 announced a new dedicated hybrid model that will be made in America and l...



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