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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.


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.


THE WEEK THAT WAS - Geneva, mostly

4 March 2016

A fair number of interesting stories came out of Geneva this week. We learned, for example, that Jeep almost got yanked from the UK market in 2012. And has apparently been saved by the (Fiat-built) Renegade. Volkswagen's little diesel difficulty isn't worrying GM Europe - Opel's boss wants to increase the diesel mix as he also adds a little electrification to the bowl. Even better, after years of losses and not a little restructuring pain (RIP Bochum and Antwerp plants), breakeven is on the cards this year.

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


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...


New York show - Toyota extends Sienna lifecycle

22 March 2017

As expected, Toyota Motor Sales US, will give the facelifted Yaris its North American debut at the New York auto show. In a surprise development though, the Sienna is also facelifted for the 2018 model year. The big minivan, in production since January 2010, had been expected to instead be replaced.


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...


just-auto Plus only Honda WR-V orders opened ahead of launch in India

3 March 2017

Honda Cars India leading manufacturer of passenger cars in India, will launch its new model Honda WR-V on 16 March 2017. India is the first country to manufacture and launch the Honda WR-V in the world. HCIL on 2 March 2017 commenced the pre-bookings of the...


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 to begin new research/development operations

1 March 2017

Honda R&D the R&D subsidiary of Honda Motor on 28 February 2017 announced plans to create “R&D Centre X,” a new research and development operation within the company, which will assume responsibility for “new value” areas...


Honda spending more on Indonesian parts production

28 February 2017

Honda’s Indonesian subsidiary, PT Honda Prospect Motor (HPM), said it plans to spend IDR4.8 trillion (US$360m) over the next five years to support its passenger car production operations in the country.


Honda builds a million cars in Indonesia

27 February 2017

Honda Motor's Indonesian unit - PT Honda Prospect Motor (HPM) - has celebrated a one million unit automobile production milestone with a ceremony at the Karawang factory.


just-auto Plus only Honda Japan sales surge16.2% in January 2017

27 February 2017

Honda Motor announced a summary of automobile production, Japan domestic sales, and export results for the month of January 2017. Worldwide production Japan: January 2017 - 62,889 units; change - 1.7% Outside of Japan: January 2017 - 349,834 units; change...


just-auto Plus only Honda Indonesia plant produces 1m vehicles

27 February 2017

PT Honda Prospect Motor (HPM) on 27 February 2017 celebrated its one million-unit automobile production milestone in Indonesia at its ceremony held at the Karawang Factory. Honourable guest, Director General of Metal, Machinery, Transportation Equipment, and...


just-auto Plus only Honda North America announces executive changes

22 February 2017

Honda on 21 February 2017 announced changes in the North American executive ranks at its US sales and marketing arm, American Honda Motor, new presidents at Honda of America, Honda Canada (its sales and marketing arm in Canada), as well as changes at other...


just-auto Plus only Honda Canada president and CEO steps down

22 February 2017

After an impressive career at Honda spanning more than four decades, president and CEO of Honda Canada, Jerry Chenkin today announced his intent to retire. Chenkin will remain in his role until 31 March 2017 at which point, fellow Honda Canada veteran, Dave...


just-auto Plus only Honda joins Dive’s smart mobility centre in Israel

16 February 2017

To expand its in-market support of Israeli startups and entrepreneurs, Honda Silicon Valley Lab (HSVL) of Honda R&D Americas announced a partnership with Drive, the new smart mobility innovation centre that today opened in Tel Aviv, Israel. A...


just-auto Plus only Honda Indiana plant begins first SUV production

16 February 2017

Associates at Honda Manufacturing of Indiana, on 15 February 2017 celebrated the start of production of the all-new 2017 Honda CR-V – the first SUV built at the plant since it began production in 2008.With the move, HMIN now builds Honda's two...


just-auto Plus only Honda introduces new 2017 City in India

15 February 2017

Honda Cars leading manufacturer of passenger cars in India on 14 February 2017 introduced the new Honda City 2017, with a new stylish and sporty exterior design, enhanced safety features and an advanced high-technology infotainment system.  Built on...


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 Honda Cars India sells 16,574 units in January

3 February 2017

Honda Cars India (HCIL) registered monthly domestic sales of 15,592 units and exports of 982 units in January 2017.  Mr. Yoichiro Ueno, president and CEO, Honda Cars India said, “HCIL sales results recovered this month as the consumer sentiment...


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 India expands Takata airbag recall

1 February 2017

Honda Cars India said it would voluntarily replace Takata passenger front airbag inflators in 41,580 vehicles - previous generation Jazz, City, Civic and Accord - as part of parent Honda Motor's precautionary global recall campaign. 


GM and Honda establish fuel cell manufacturing JV

31 January 2017

General Motors and Honda have announced the establishment of the auto industry's first manufacturing joint venture to mass produce an advanced hydrogen fuel cell system that will be used in future products from each company. 


just-auto Plus only Honda sets new production record in 2016

30 January 2017

Honda Motor announced a summary of automobile production, Japan domestic sales, and export results for the calendar year 2016 as well as for the month of December 2016. Worldwide production Japan: CY 2016 - 820,226 units; change vs 2015 -...

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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 f...


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 automaker...


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 ratin...


New York show - Toyota extends Sienna lifecycle

22 March 2017

As expected, Toyota Motor Sales US, will give the facelifted Yaris its North American debut at th...


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 fo...


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 mode...



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