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Brands related to this company: Acura, Honda

Latest insights


ANALYSIS - Diesel & hybrid to come for Honda Civic

24 April 2017

The 2SV series Civic currently being rolled out across European markets is a crucial car for Honda Motor Europe. The division saw its regional market share slump to just one per cent in Q1. The good news is that the tenth generation model is a big improvement on the outgoing 2HC.


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.

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


IAA world debuts - BMW X3 official details

26 June 2017

BMW has announced official details of the new X3, having shown the new SUV to the media at an event at its US plant on 26 June. The public debut will take place at the IAA.


Honda India to export diesel engines

22 June 2017

Honda Cars India will for the first time export the fully assembled 1.6-litre diesel engine from its Tapukara plant in Rajasthan. Exports start from July.


WannaCry virus stops Honda plant for a day

22 June 2017

Honda Motor said it halted production at a domestic vehicle plant for a day this week after finding the WannaCry ransomware that struck globally last month in its computer network.


Honda pleads for UK to stay in EU customs union

21 June 2017

Honda has strongly backed the case for the UK remaining inside the EU's customs union after it leaves the EU in 2019.


Honda UK plant to expand export business

21 June 2017

Honda in the UK is planning to further expand the export business of its UK manufacturing plant at Swindon (HUM - Honda UK Manufacturing).


Honda boosts SUV output in China

14 June 2017

Honda is to ramp up output of SUVs in China.


just-auto Plus only Honda reveals 2018 Fit with Honda Sensing

13 June 2017

Honda on 12 June 2017 revealed the 2018 Fit with fresh new styling, the addition of a Sport trim and the availability of Honda Sensing on its popular hatchback. Updated styling at the front and rear, and a splash of additional colour add vibrancy and infuse...


Honda eyes modular product development

8 June 2017

Honda Motor president & CEO Takahiro Hachigo has announced a new modular product development strategy and a new unit to control product costs during a wide-ranging press briefing in Japan today to discuss the automaker's future direction, including various products and technologies and the company's new 2030 vision.


Honda targeting level 4 automation by 2025

8 June 2017

Honda today (8 June) announced it is targeting 2025 for the introduction of vehicles with highly automated driving capability in most driving situations (SAE Level 4).


just-auto Plus only Honda Cars India sales grew 13.3% in May 2017

5 June 2017

Honda Cars India (HCIL), leading manufacturer of passenger cars in India, registered monthly domestic sales of 11,278 units in May 2017 against 9,954 units in corresponding month last year, registering a growth of 13.3%. The company continues to receive strong...


just-auto Plus only Honda Canada sales up 12% in May 2017

2 June 2017

For the second consecutive month, Honda's light truck lineup helps sales figures climb to another record-breaking month. Combined May sales of 20,975 units by the Honda and Acura divisions of Honda Canada Inc. represented a 12% increase over last...


just-auto Plus only American Honda sales up 0.9% in May 2017

2 June 2017

American Honda Motor Company on 1 June 2017 reported total May sales of 148,414 Honda and Acura vehicles, an increase of 0.9% over May 2016. Honda Division rose 0.7% on sales of 134,475 units, with trucks up 5.6% on sales of 63,650, and cars down 3.4% on sales...


ELP Ohio plant adds Acura MDX

1 June 2017

Production of the Acura MDX luxury SUV has been added to the East Liberty Auto Plant (ELP) in Ohio - it becomes the second US plant to build the car. ELP joins Honda Manufacturing of Alabama in Lincoln, Ala. in producing the MDX.


just-auto Plus only Honda Japan sales up 7.1% in April 2017

31 May 2017

Honda Motor on 30 May 2017 announced a summary of automobile production, Japan domestic sales, and export results for the month of April 2017. Worldwide Production Japan: April 2017 - 63,527 units; change - 23.20%; YTD 2017 - 270,646 units; change -...


just-auto Plus only Honda Europe opens public EV charging station

30 May 2017

Europe’s most advanced public charging station for plug-in vehicles has been opened by Honda at its R&D facility in Offenbach, Germany. The station uses state-of-the-art 940V technology, enabling up to four vehicles to charge simultaneously with...


just-auto Plus only American Honda recalls 2015-2016 Honda CR-V's

26 May 2017

NHTSA campaign number: 17V305000 Manufacturer Honda (American Honda Motor) Components Engine Potential number of units affected 16 Summary Honda (American Honda Motor) is recalling certain 2015-2016 Honda CR-V vehicles that recently received a...


Honda Canada sells 2m Civics since 1973

25 May 2017

Honda Canada says it has now sold two million Civics in the country since the nameplate’s introduction in 1973.


Honda refurbishes California proving centre

23 May 2017

Honda's US proving ground in Cantil, California, is back in full operation after refurbishment, the automaker said.


just-auto Plus only American Honda sales down 7% in April 2017

3 May 2017

American Honda Motor reported April sales of 138,386 Honda and Acura vehicles, a decrease of 7.0% from year-ago results. The Honda Division saw a decrease of 6.3% on sales of 124,254 vehicles, while Honda trucks were up year-over-year, posting a 1.2% gain on...


Japanese overseas vehicle output up 6% in 2016/7

2 May 2017

Japanese light vehicle manufacturers produced a combined 19,115,573 vehicles overseas in the last fiscal year ending 31 March 2017 - a 5.8% increase year on year, according to reports in Japan citing industry sources.


just-auto Plus only Honda Japan sales down 2.4% in March 2017

27 April 2017

Honda Motor announced a summary of automobile production, Japan domestic sales, and export results for the fiscal year ended 31 March 2017 as well as for the month of March 2017. Worldwide Production Japan: FY 2017 - 810,377 units; vs FY 2016 - 6.5%; March...


Honda Alabama plant begins 2018 Odyssey production

26 April 2017

Around 1,500 workers at Honda Manufacturing of Alabama (HMA) have celebrated the start of mass production of the redesigned 2018 Odyssey minivan, on sale later this spring.


Honda steps up EV/hybrid programme in China

26 April 2017

Honda Motor plans to launch a new, purpose built, battery powered passenger vehicle in China next year in response to growing pressure from the government to promote sales of environmentally-friendly vehicles.


just-auto Plus only ANCAP disappointed with new Great Wall Steed

26 April 2017

Independent vehicle safety advocate, ANCAP released a concerning 2-star safety rating for the ‘all-new’ Great Wall Motors Steed. 5-star ratings have also been released for the Honda Civic, Hyundai i30 and Mercedes-Benz Marco Polo...


2017 Auto Shanghai motor show world premieres

24 April 2017

Auto Shanghai 2017 did not disappoint, with a vast number of concept, prototype and production model world debuts. The most important vehicle premiere will probably prove to be the Wuling Hong Guang S3, this being the first SUV for the number one brand in the world's largest market.


Honda to establish wind tunnel facility in Ohio

21 April 2017

Honda has announced a new investment of US$124m to establish a multifunctional aeroacoustic wind tunnel facility to advance vehicle innovation and enhance the testing facilities at the Transportation Research Centre (TRC), in East Liberty, Ohio. The groundbreaking is slated for the late summer of 2017.


just-auto Plus only Honda Silicon Valley lab renamed Honda Innovations

18 April 2017

Honda Silicon Valley Lab, the global open innovation hub within Honda R&D Americas, will expand its areas of focus beyond vehicles and broaden its responsibility to develop partnerships as a new company, Honda R&D Innovations, to be known as...


Honda UK aims for 18% output gain this year

13 April 2017

Honda's UK manufacturing plant at Swindon - the sole global source for the new 5-door Civic - is aiming for production of 165,000 units in 2017, some 18% ahead of last year.


2017 New York motor show - global debuts list

13 April 2017

There was no stand-out star at this year's New York International Auto Show, though for sheer novelty value, FCA's 840 horsepower Dodge Challenger SRT Demon could be rightly thought of as the biggest attraction.


Honda widens Clarity EV range

13 April 2017

Honda launched Clarity Plug-in Hybrid and Electric models to supplement the Fuel Cell version at the New York motor show, saying it would target US sales of 75,000 Clarity vehicles in the first four model years.

Honda Group news

IAA world debuts - BMW X3 official details

26 June 2017

BMW has announced official details of the new X3, having shown the new SUV to the media at an eve...


Honda India to export diesel engines

22 June 2017

Honda Cars India will for the first time export the fully assembled 1.6-litre diesel engine from...


WannaCry virus stops Honda plant for a day

22 June 2017

Honda Motor said it halted production at a domestic vehicle plant for a day this week after findi...


Honda pleads for UK to stay in EU customs union

21 June 2017

Honda has strongly backed the case for the UK remaining inside the EU's customs union after it le...


Honda UK plant to expand export business

21 June 2017

Honda in the UK is planning to further expand the export business of its UK manufacturing plant a...


Honda boosts SUV output in China

14 June 2017

Honda is to ramp up output of SUVs in China. Although China's market is slowing this year...



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