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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.


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.

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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.


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...


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...


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.


just-auto Plus only Honda US recalls 2003 Honda Accord Coupe vehicles

11 April 2017

NHTSA campaign number: 17V220000 Manufacturer Honda (American Honda Motor) Components Air Bags Potential number of units affected 37,421 Summary Honda (American Honda Motor) is recalling certain 2003 Honda Accord Coupe vehicles, equipped with a...


Honda to standardise more parts across model lines

6 April 2017

Honda Motor said it is working with suppliers to increase the standardisation of components across multiple model lines, according to local reports.


just-auto Plus only Honda Canada sales up 17% in March 2017

5 April 2017

Combined March sales of 19,175 units by the Honda and Acura divisions of Honda Canada represented a 17% increase over last year’s sales, setting an all-time monthly sales record for the company. The Honda Automobile Division set an all-time monthly sales...


just-auto Plus only Honda Cars Philippines appoints new president/GM

4 April 2017

Honda Cars Philippines, (HCPI), Honda’s automobile business unit, names Noriyuki Takakura as its new president and general manager effective 1 April 2017. Prior to his move to HCPI, Mr. Takakura previously held his post as managing director and chief...


just-auto Plus only Honda US sales down 0.7% in March 2017

4 April 2017

American Honda Motor reported total March sales of 137,227 units, Honda and Acura vehicles, a decrease of 0.7% over March 2016. Honda Division was up 1.8% on sales of 125,531 units while Honda trucks set a new March record, gaining 12.6% on sales of 61,975....


just-auto Plus only Honda enhances its in-vehicle technology

3 April 2017

Honda has announced a major update to the conventional vehicle horn with the introduction of Honda Horn Emojis, an integrated vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-human communications system for the modern driver Offered as standard technology on the all-new 2018...


Magneti Marelli Motherson opens new plant in India

29 March 2017

Magneti Marelli Motherson (MMM) has opened its new plant at Bawal in Haryana.


just-auto Plus only Honda Japan sales down 3.3% in February 2017

29 March 2017

Honda Motor announced a summary of automobile production, Japan domestic sales, and export results for the month of February 2017. Worldwide Production Japan: February 2017 - 69,126 units; change - (-)8.3%; YTD 2017 - 132,015 units; change -...


just-auto Plus only Honda investing in expansion of Alabama facility

28 March 2017

Honda Manufacturing of Alabama (HMA) on 27 March 2017 announced an investment of US$85m for the first of a multi-phase project to improve vehicle manufacturing flexibility, strengthen the logistic efficiency for future models and prepare for future...


Brazil's 'Japan week' for new model launches

24 March 2017

It was unplanned, they say, but 'Japanese Week in Brazil' happened here anyway as three automakers launched new models: Honda's WR-V, the 2018 Toyota Corolla and Nissan's Frontier pickup truck.


just-auto Plus only New 2017 Honda CR-V earns IIHS Top Safety Pick+

24 March 2017

The 2017 Honda CR-V, America's best-selling SUV, has earned the highest possible safety rating of Top Safety Pick+ from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) when equipped with available Honda Sensing and LED headlights. The model earned a...


just-auto Plus only Honda Philippines introduces upgraded Civic 1.8E

22 March 2017

Honda Cars Philippines (HCPI), Honda’s automobile business unit, introduces new upgrades for the 2017 All-New Civic 1.8 E CVT with the integration of features that provide higher level of convenience for Honda’s highly praised compact sedan. With...


2017 Geneva motor show - world debuts list

8 March 2017

All the world premieres from the 2017 Geneva motor show are listed below. The most important models this year were the Range Rover Velar, Kia Picanto, Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, Opel Crossland X & Insignia, Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo, SEAT Ibiza, Subaru XV, Volkswagen Arteon and Volvo XC60.


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 reveals Electric Vision

7 March 2017

Honda Motor Europe’s president and COO, Katsushi Inoue, has revealed key details of the brand’s new ‘Electric Vision’. Speaking at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, Inoue-san outlined Honda’s commitment to an electric future in Europe,...


just-auto Plus only Honda debuts NueV electric concept car

7 March 2017

Making its European show debut in Geneva, the Honda NueV is a pure-electric concept car with a unique ownership proposition and a state-of-the-art ‘emotion engine’ that can learn about its driver. The NeuV (pronounced “new-vee”), which...


just-auto Plus only Honda 2017 Civic Type R makes its global debut

7 March 2017

Honda took the wraps off one of the most anticipated models in its history with the unveiling of the production 2017 Civic Type R at the Geneva Motor Show. The long-awaited Civic Type R, slated to go on sale in the US in late spring with an MSRP in the mid...


just-auto Plus only Honda India sales up 9.4% in February 2017

3 March 2017

Honda Cars India (HCIL), leading manufacturer of passenger cars in India, registered monthly domestic sales of 14,249 units in February 2017 against 13,020 units in the corresponding month last year, registering a growth of 9.4%. New Honda City 2017...

Honda news

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 P...


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 introdu...


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%...


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 result...


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 pr...


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...



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