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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.


Integrated Canadian test cells impress OEMs

19 November 2015

It takes a fair bit to impress engineers from a major OEM but the boffins from a major Canadian university reckon they achieved that recently with a guided tour of a new research and development facility they are building.

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 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...


just-auto Plus only Honda India July 2016 sales drop to 14,033 units

2 August 2016

Honda Cars India (HCIL) registered monthly domestic wholesales of 14,033 units in July 2016 against 18,606 units in the corresponding month last year.  HCIL also exported a total of 212 units during July 2016. Model wise sales break-up for July...


Softbank and Honda eye 'emotional' cars

21 July 2016

Following its $32bn takeover of chip designer ARM Holdings, SoftBank’s founder Masayoshi Son is now looking to develop talking cars that can read a driver's emotions.


just-auto Plus only Honda /Softbank to joint research on AI technology

21 July 2016

Honda R&D, a wholly owned R&D subsidiary of Honda Motor, on 21 July, 2016, announced plans to collaborate with Softbank and begin a joint research project toward application of the “emotion engine,” an artificial intelligence (AI)...


More on Takata air bag inflator data manipulation

19 July 2016

Air bag supplier Takata routinely manipulated results of inflator tests supplied to Honda, a news agency reported, citing an ongoing audit commissioned by the supplier and its largest customer.


Honda extends Thai Takata airbag inflator recall

19 July 2016

Honda Automobile (Thailand) said it would extend the range of vehicles which require replacement of Takata driver airbag inflators.


Toyota and Honda UK factories ‘at risk’ - study

15 July 2016

Several UK car factories face an uncertain future following Britain’s vote to leave the European Union, according to PA Consulting Group research.


Honda India recalls Takata airbags

14 July 2016

Honda Motor's Indian unit is recalling 190,578 vehicles to replace Takata passenger front airbag inflators, the company reportedly said in a statement.


Honda adopts Daido Steel's 'world first' magnet

12 July 2016

Daido Steel and Honda Motor claim to be the world’s first companies to achieve practical application of a hot deformed neodymium magnet containing no heavy rare earth yet with high heat resistance properties and high magnetic performance required for use in the driving motor of a hybrid vehicle.


Honda readies new Freed for launch

6 July 2016

Honda has revealed some details of the new-generation Freed compact minivan it plans to launch this autumn.


NHTSA tells Takata Honda owners to get fix now

1 July 2016

The US government reportedly has advised owners of 313,000 recalled Honda and Acura vehicles to replace their Takata-made airbags immediately after testing showed there’s as high as a 50% chance of rupture in a crash.


IIHS mulls passenger side crash ratings

23 June 2016

Poor results in a special study have prompted the US Insurance Institute of Highway Safety to consider instituting a passenger-side rating as part of its Top Safety Pick criteria.


Honda Taiwan reaches 300K cumulative milestone

21 June 2016

Honda Taiwan has held a ceremony to celebrate its 300,000-unit cumulative automobile production at its plant in Pingtung City.


Takata recalls clobber Honda Q4 results

13 May 2016

Honda Motor on Friday announced a surprise net loss for the fourth fiscal quarter of the year to 31 March 2016 as quality-related costs, mostly to recall Takata-made air bag inflators, almost quadrupled for the full business year.


Honda expands Takata recall by 20m cars

9 May 2016

Honda said it was broadening its recall of cars with faulty Takata airbags by a further 20m cars globally, according to local reports.


Honda schedules post-earthquake factory restarts

28 April 2016

Honda Motor said on Thursday (28 April) it would partially resume operations on 6 May at its earthquake-damaged Kumamoto factory (Ozu-machi, Kikuchi-gun, Kumamoto Prefecture), which had previously been halted until 28 April, while limited mini-car production had resumed at a subsidiary.


Honda introduces 'flowing cell' production system

21 April 2016

Honda Motor has developed what it claims is the auto industry's first mass production vehicle assembly line with a main line that incorporates a flowing cell production system.


Honda to expand Clarity line to BEV, PHEV

21 April 2016

Honda has announced it will expand its next Clarity model line to three variants from a single fuel cell model. The Clarity Electric and Plug-in Hybrid will both launch in the US in 2017.


Toyota, Honda suspend operations after earthquake

15 April 2016

Toyota Motor and Honda Motor were among companies that suspended operations Friday after a powerful earthquake struck the Japanese island of Kyushu, damaging factories and supply chains.

Honda news

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 sa...


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 sq...


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 a...


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 Kumamot...


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...


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...



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