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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.


President outlines new Honda world order

25 February 2016

Obviously responding to a spate of recent recalls and new product development hitches, Honda Motor president & CEO Takahiro Hachigo has unveiled a new direction for the automaker, starting on 1 April.


THE WEEK THAT WAS - Connecting cars in Canada

27 November 2015

I'm not long back from a fascinating week in Ontario, home to all of Canada's car assembly plants, major suppliers such as Magna and Linamar and a bunch of clever companies and academic boffins all working in what we might term the connected and automated car space.

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 Honda-initiated audit result of Takata airbag test

29 September 2016

In October 2015, after Honda became aware of evidence that Takata falsified and manipulated test data for certain airbag inflators, Honda requested that Takata fully cooperate with an “independent engineering integrity audit” of all Takata frontal...


just-auto Plus only Honda's statement on US free trade policy

29 September 2016

Free trade agreements have been a hot topic among both democrats and republicans during this political season, and it is likely to remain a contentious issue in the months to come. Regardless of our political backgrounds or affiliations, it is important to...


just-auto Plus only Honda reveals new Civic Type R prototype in Paris

29 September 2016

The new Honda Civic Type R Prototype has been revealed at the 2016 Mondial de L’Automobile in Paris, offering an insight into the styling of the next-generation Civic Type R which will be officially unveiled in 2017. Based on the low and wide...


Paris show world debuts list - Volkswagen I.D.

28 September 2016

Volkswagen has revealed I.D. as the name of its main concept for the Paris motor show. This design study, a preview of the brand's first bespoke electric car due in 2020, is said to have a range of between 400 and 600 kilometres.


just-auto Plus only Westport to supply LPG systems to Honda Turkey

28 September 2016

Westport Fuel Systems, on 27 September 2016, announced the signing of a new multi-year agreement between a distributor of Westport Fuel Systems and Honda Turkey to supply liquefied petroleum gas ("LPG") systems for the new Civic Eco model that will...


just-auto Plus only Takata's comments on report filed with US NHTSA

26 September 2016

Takata Corporation on 23 September 2016, provided the following comment on a report the company filed with US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that was posted on the NHTSA website. The report, which fulfils a commitment under the 3...


just-auto Plus only Honda Philippines YTD 2016 sales up 19%

26 September 2016

Honda Cars Philippines, (HCPI), Honda's automobile business unit in the Philippines, proudly announces its sales performance for the month of August 2016. HCPI's year-to-date (YTD) sales grew by 19% from January to August with a total of 14,496 vehicle...


just-auto Plus only American Honda launches 2017 HR-V crossover

21 September 2016

The stylish and versatile Honda HR-V crossover vehicle, the 2016 Green SUV of the Year, adds a new colour for 2017 was launched on 20 September, 2016, with a manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) starting at US$19,365 for the LX 2WD with a 6-speed...


just-auto Plus only Honda Europe presents all new Civic hatchback

20 September 2016

1. All-new Civic introduction The all-new tenth-generation Honda Civic represents a significant step forward for Honda in the C-segment, benefiting from the largest single model development programme in the company’s history. The Civic is a core...


"Safety still an option" in India - Global NCAP

19 September 2016

Limited progress from the Renault Kwid and an encouraging showing from the Honda Mobilio are the latest results for Global NCAP for vehicles sold in India but the organisation said: "However overall disappointment as safety is still considered an option and not a standard."


just-auto Plus only PPG receives Honda's approval for warranty repairs

19 September 2016

PPG has received approval from American Honda Motor for use of Nexa Autocolor 2K, Deltron, global refinish system, Envirobase High Performance and Aquabase Plus products for warranty repairs of Acura and Honda vehicles in the US. Steve Topczewski, PPG original...


just-auto Plus only Honda City sales cross 200,000 units in India

8 September 2016

The 4th Generation Honda City has crossed the 200,000 sales milestone in a record time of 32 months in India thus becoming the fastest selling mid-size sedan in the country. Maintaining a strong sales momentum since its launch in January 2014, the 4th...


2016 CHENGDU SHOW - world premieres

7 September 2016

The following concepts and production vehicles were world debuts at CDMS 2016, the 19th Chengdu motor show.


just-auto Plus only Honda Canada August sales rise 3%

7 September 2016

Honda Canada, on 1 September 2016, reported an increase of 3% in August, on sales of 17,828 units by the Honda and Acura divisions combined. The Honda automobile division reported August sales of 15,764 units, up 2% over last year. The Acura division reported...


Honda Brazil's new Civic makes debut high priced

5 September 2016

This year in Brazil has been notable for medium-size model renewals. This started with an update for Nissan's Sentra, followed by the redesigned Chevrolet Cruze, and now comes the 10th-generation Honda Civic sedan.


just-auto Plus only Honda Cars India sells 14,605 units in August 2016

5 September 2016

Honda Cars India (HCIL) registered monthly domestic sales of 13,941 units and exports of 664 units in August 2016. The model-wise break-up of sales for August 2016 is as follows: Model wise sales break-up for August 2016: Brio - 784 units Jazz - 3,818...


just-auto Plus only Honda America August 2016 sales drop 3.8%

5 September 2016

American Honda Motor, on 1 September, 2016, reported strong August sales of 149,571 Honda and Acura vehicles, a 3.8% decrease over August 2015 due in part to one fewer weekends than last year. American Honda trucks set a new August record, rising 4.3% on sales...


just-auto Plus only IIHS LATCH hardware evaluation shows improvement

2 September 2016

Buckling precious cargo into a late-model vehicle has gotten a bit easier in the past year, the institute's LATCH ease-of-use ratings show. IIHS launched its ratings of child seat installation hardware in vehicles in June 2015. Out of 102 vehicles rated...


just-auto Plus only Honda Japan sales drop 10.8% in July 2016

31 August 2016

Honda Motor on 30 August 2016, announced a summary of automobile production, Japanese domestic sales, and export results for the month of July 2016. Worldwide production Japan: July 2016 - 66,579 units; YoY change - (+)8.7%; YTD 2016 - 458,893 units; YTD...


just-auto Plus only Honda announces expansion of South Carolina plant

26 August 2016

Honda of South Carolina Mfg on 25 August 2016, announced new investment of US$45m in a 115,000 square foot expansion and innovation project designed to meet growing demand for Honda side-by-side vehicles produced exclusively in the South Carolina plant. The...


just-auto Plus only All new Honda NSX orders commence in Japan

25 August 2016

Honda Motor, on 25 August, 2016, began accepting applications in Japan for custom orders of the all-new NSX supercar, which underwent a full redesign for the first time in 26 years since the introduction of the original NSX. The customer delivery will begin on...


just-auto Plus only Honda updates on Kumamoto factory production

24 August 2016

Honda Motor has been making a company-wide and all-out effort to resume production at its Kumamoto Factory affected by the 2016 Kumamoto Earthquake. As per the original target to restore the plant by mid-August, Honda is now ready to resume production at...


just-auto Plus only Honda Malaysia confirms Takata parts availability

22 August 2016

Honda Malaysia would like to announce that parts availability for the Takata driver front airbag inflator is at 100% as of 19 August 2016. We would like to thank our customers for their kind patience and understanding during the parts waiting period. Honda...


2017 Honda Fit on sale in US

19 August 2016

American Honda's 2017 went on sale across the US on Friday (19 August) with few changes. The five-door subcompact hatchback, badged as the Jazz in many markets, was first introduced to the US in 2006 as a 2007 model.


Honda Canada adds UK built Civic hatch to range

16 August 2016

Honda Canada has confirmed it will add the UK-built Civic hatchback to its 2017 model line this autumn, supplementing locally- and US-built sedan and coupe versions, and will also sell the upcoming Type-R hatch next year.


American Honda's UK built Civic hatchback detailed

15 August 2016

American Honda Motor has announced more details of the British built, 10th generation 2017 Civic hatchback which will supplement the North American-made sedan and coupe models launched earlier this year.


just-auto Plus only Honda US recalls Civic Coupes for tail light issue

11 August 2016

American Honda will voluntarily recall 11,846 Civic Coupes from the 2016 model year to inspect the rear side marker lights to determine if they illuminate properly and, if necessary, replace the rear light assembly, free of charge. Honda discovered this issue...


just-auto Plus only Honda US July 2016 sales surge 4.4%

4 August 2016

American Honda Motor on 2 August 2016, reported July sales of 152,799 Honda and Acura vehicles, a 4.4% gain over last July and a new July record. Total American Honda truck sales set a new all-time monthly record of 77,740 sales to jump 10.1%. The Honda...


just-auto Plus only Honda Canada July 2016 sales drop 4%

4 August 2016

Honda Canada, on 3 August, 2016, reported a decrease of 4% in July, on sales of 16,869 units by the Honda and Acura divisions combined. The Honda Automobile Division reported July sales of 15,214 units, down 3% versus last year. The Acura Division reported...


just-auto Plus only Honda Q1 2016 profits surge 11.5%

3 August 2016

Honda Motor announced its consolidated financial results for the fiscal first quarter ended 30 June, 2016. Consolidated operating profit for the fiscal first quarter (1 April, 2016 through 30 June, 2016) amounted to JPY266.8bn (US$2.62bn), an increase of...

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just-auto Plus only Honda-initiated audit result of Takata airbag test

29 September 2016

In October 2015, after Honda became aware of evidence that Takata falsified and manipulated test...


just-auto Plus only Honda's statement on US free trade policy

29 September 2016

Free trade agreements have been a hot topic among both democrats and republicans during this poli...


just-auto Plus only Honda reveals new Civic Type R prototype in Paris

29 September 2016

The new Honda Civic Type R Prototype has been revealed at the 2016 Mondial de L’Automobile...


Paris show world debuts list - Volkswagen I.D.

28 September 2016

Volkswagen has revealed I.D. as the name of its main concept for the Paris motor show. This desig...


just-auto Plus only Westport to supply LPG systems to Honda Turkey

28 September 2016

Westport Fuel Systems, on 27 September 2016, announced the signing of a new multi-year agreement...


just-auto Plus only Takata's comments on report filed with US NHTSA

26 September 2016

Takata Corporation on 23 September 2016, provided the following comment on a report the company f...



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