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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


Geneva show debuts list - 680hp Porsche Panamera

24 February 2017

The most powerful Porsche Panamera yet will make its global debut at the Geneva motor show. The Turbo S E-Hybrid has the same 850Nm of torque as the 4S diesel but its 680hp easily overwhelms the power output of even the existing Panamera Turbo S.


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 -...


Will CR-V top Honda's Civic in the US this year?

23 January 2017

The new generation CR-V appears likely to to become Honda's top seller in the United States but a top executive isn't ruling out the also recently redesigned Civic.


just-auto Plus only Honda Canada to expand EV/alternative fuel vehicle

20 January 2017

Honda Canada on 19 January 2017 announced that it will begin selling the Clarity Plug-In Hybrid in 2017 and will introduce a new dedicated hybrid model that will be made in North America and launch nationwide in 2018, as part of the Honda Electrification...


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.


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...


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.

Honda news

Geneva show debuts list - 680hp Porsche Panamera

24 February 2017

The most powerful Porsche Panamera yet will make its global debut at the Geneva motor show. The T...


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...


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 C...


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 (...


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 product...


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...



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