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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.


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.

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 Canada sales up 1.7% in November 2016

2 December 2016

Honda Canada on 1 December 2016 reported an increase of 2% in November, on sales of 15,015 units by the Honda and Acura divisions combined, posting a monthly sales record for the third consecutive month. The Honda Automobile Division set a new November record,...


just-auto Plus only American Honda sales rise 6.5% in November 2016

2 December 2016

American Honda Motor on 1 December 2016 reported total November sales of 122,924 Honda and Acura vehicles, an increase of 6.5% versus November of last year to set a new November record. American Honda trucks gained 9.9% for a new November record on sales of...


just-auto Plus only Honda Japan sales up 3.3% in October 2016

25 November 2016

Honda Motor on 25 November 2016 announced a summary of automobile production, Japanese domestic sales, and export results for the month of October 2016. Worldwide production Japan: October 2016 - 74,490 units; change vs 2015 - (-)1.3%; YTD 2016 -...


Honda begins 2017 CR-V global production at ELP

23 November 2016

Honda has celebrated the global start of mass production for the new 2017 Honda CR-V at the East Liberty Auto Plant (ELP) in East Liberty, Ohio. Slated to go on sale at dealerships across North America this winter, the redesigned and reengineered 2017 CR-V is the fifth generation of Honda's five-passenger compact SUV. Honda says it is the first time a Honda plant in the US has led the mass production efforts for a global Honda model.


2016 LA auto show - world premieres list

17 November 2016

The following cars, light trucks and concepts were world premieres at the 2016 LA auto show.


just-auto Plus only Honda US unveils Civic Si prototype

16 November 2016

The Honda Civic Si Prototype made its global debut on 15 November 2016, giving Honda enthusiasts a good look at the design and performance direction for the 2017 Civic Si Coupe and Si Sedan, both launching next year. The Civic Si Prototype will be on display...


Japanese boost US SUV imports as demand shifts

11 November 2016

Japanese automakers are shuffling their US product lines and resorting to larger imports of popular models there as they scramble to meet booming demand for SUVs and trucks, a media report said.


2016 São Paulo show - World premieres

9 November 2016

The Honda WR-V was the main world premiere at the 8 November press day of the 2016 Sao Paulo International Motor Show. It joined the Jeep Compass, which made its public debut at the event, the media preview having already taken place.


just-auto Plus only Honda Cars India sells 15,567 units in October 16

4 November 2016

Honda Cars India (HCIL) registered its highest monthly retail sales during CY-2016 in October 2016 and delivered more than 20,000 cars in this festive month. Speaking on the company’s performance,Mr. Yoichiro Ueno, president and CEO, Honda Cars India...


just-auto Plus only Honda Canada sales rise 2% in October 2016

3 November 2016

Honda Canada on 1 November 2016 reported an increase of 2% in October, on sales of 17,270 units by the Honda and Acura divisions combined, posting a new overall October sales mark. The Honda Automobile Division set a new October record, gaining 1% on sales of...


just-auto Plus only American Honda sales in October 2016 dip 4.2%

2 November 2016

American Honda Motor Company on 1 November 2016 reported October sales of 126,161 Honda and Acura vehicles, a decrease of just 4.2% versus October 2015 reflecting two less selling days than a year ago. American Honda trucks set a new October record, gaining...


just-auto Plus only Honda to open data/market quality centre in Ohio

1 November 2016

Honda on 31 October 2016 announced new investment of US$53m for the construction of two buildings on its Central Ohio campus that will house information technology operations and market quality operations for Honda in North America. The 38,000-square foot...


China puts a spring in Honda profits and forecasts

31 October 2016

Honda Motor has boosted operating profit for the fiscal second quarter to 30 September, 2016 on reduced sales but has boosted its full-year net profit forecast on strong performance in China.


just-auto Plus only Honda Japan sales up 3.4% in September 2016

27 October 2016

Honda Motor Company on 27 October 2016 announced a summary of automobile production, Japanese domestic sales, and export results for the first half of the current fiscal year (April 2016-Mar 2017) and the month of September 2016. Worldwide...


just-auto Plus only Honda India launches new Honda Accord Hybrid

26 October 2016

Honda Cars India (HCIL), leading manufacturer of passenger cars in India, on 25 October, 2016, launched the all-new Honda Accord Hybrid featuring the world’s most efficient hybrid system which delivers top-of-the class powerful performance with 215 PS of...


just-auto Plus only Honda Clarity Fuel Cell sedan tops EPA ratings

25 October 2016

The Honda Clarity Fuel Cell sedan, launching later this year, received an EPA driving range rating of 366 miles and fuel economy rating of 68 miles per gallon of gasoline-equivalent combined, giving it the best range rating of any electric vehicle without a...


just-auto Plus only IIHS evaluates pickups for headlight ratings

25 October 2016

Drivers of late-model pickup trucks are likely to find themselves squinting into the darkness or temporarily blinding other drivers, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's latest headlight ratings show. All four small pickups evaluated are...


NHTSA confirms 11th US Takata fatality

24 October 2016

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has confirmed that a crash fatality in Riverside County, Calif., is tied to a rupture of a recalled Takata air bag inflator. The victim, a 50-year-old female, died after sustaining injuries in a crash on Friday,30 September 2016. NHTSA investigators have inspected the vehicle, in cooperation with local authorities.


just-auto Plus only Blue Energy supplies EHW5 batteries for Honda NSX

21 October 2016

Blue Energy announced 20 October 2016 that the lithium-ion batteries EHW5, manufactured and sold by the company, have been adopted by Honda Motor Company for its new sports car NSX launched on 25 August 2016. The new model lithium-ion battery...


Honda India eyes new models but none unique

20 October 2016

Honda plans new products for India, including SUVs and larger sedans, but has ruled out developing models unique for the market.


just-auto Plus only Honda Europe YTD 2016 sales up 27.5%

20 October 2016

Honda Europe saw a strong surge in car sales through the summer of 2016, according to figures provided by European industry body ACEA. This trend is a continuation of the Japanese brand’s strong growth throughout the year. Honda recorded total sales...


Honda to build seventh assembly plant in China

19 October 2016

Japan’s Honda Motor confirmed it is finalising plans to build a new passenger vehicle assembly plant in China in partnership with its existing local partner Dongfeng Motor Group, according to reports in Japan citing company executives.


just-auto Plus only HCPI sells 2,520 vehicles in September 2016

19 October 2016

Honda Cars Philippines, (HCPI), Honda’s automobile business unit in the Philippines, is pleased to announce that its overall sales in September 2016 is the second highest ever recorded in HCPI’s sales history with a total of 2,520 vehicles sold....


just-auto Plus only American Honda recalls Civic vehicles

17 October 2016

NHTSA Campaign number: 16V725000  Component(s): Parking brake  Potential number of units affected: 350,083  Manufacturer: Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) Summary: Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain model year 2016...


Honda hopes three-plant output will boost CR-V

13 October 2016

Honda North America said its redesigned 2017 CR-V, just announced in the US, would be produced for that market at three plants in North America – East Liberty, Ohio; Alliston, Ontario, Canada; and, for the first time, in Greensburg, Indiana using local and overseas sourced parts.


just-auto Plus only Honda Malaysia extends Takata recall

10 October 2016

Honda Malaysia on 7 October 2016, continued to assure customers of its commitment and ongoing measures to ensure the safety of customers by extending the operation of its hubs for Takata airbag inflator replacement activities. Honda Malaysia would like to...


just-auto Plus only Honda US to introduce Clarity Fuel Cell sedan

6 October 2016

Honda is joining with organisations across America in celebrating National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day to raise awareness of fuel cell and hydrogen technologies that can help to reduce green house gas emissions while increasing the nation's energy...


just-auto Plus only Honda India launches new Brio

5 October 2016

Honda Cars India (HCIL), leading manufacturer of passenger cars in India, on 4 October 2016, launched the new Honda Brio with sporty and youthful exteriors, premium interiors and advanced features. The Brio has been given a bold new look with a high-gloss...


just-auto Plus only HCIL sells 15,439 units in September 2016

3 October 2016

Honda Cars India (HCIL) registered monthly domestic sales of 15,034 units and exports of 405 units in September 2016. Speaking on the company’s performance, Yoichiro Ueno, president and CEO, Honda Cars India commented, "Honda's sales have...


2016 Paris motor show - premieres list

30 September 2016

The Audi Q5, Citroën C3, Hyundai i30, Kia Rio, Land Rover Discovery, Nissan Micra, Peugeots 3008 & 5008, Porsche Panamera, Renault Alaskan and Škoda Kodiaq were the most important production models at the 2016 Paris motor show. As for design studies and prototypes, the BMW Concept X2, Generation EQ SUV from Daimler, Lexus UX, Renault Trezor and Volkswagen I.D. were the main show stoppers. Surprisingly, the BMW 5 Series, Infiniti QX50 and a mid-life facelift for the VW Golf did not appear.

Honda news

just-auto Plus only Honda Canada sales up 1.7% in November 2016

2 December 2016

Honda Canada on 1 December 2016 reported an increase of 2% in November, on sales of 15,015 units...


just-auto Plus only American Honda sales rise 6.5% in November 2016

2 December 2016

American Honda Motor on 1 December 2016 reported total November sales of 122,924 Honda and Acura...


just-auto Plus only Honda Japan sales up 3.3% in October 2016

25 November 2016

Honda Motor on 25 November 2016 announced a summary of automobile production, Japanese domestic s...


Honda begins 2017 CR-V global production at ELP

23 November 2016

Honda has celebrated the global start of mass production for the new 2017 Honda CR-V at the East...


2016 LA auto show - world premieres list

17 November 2016

The following cars, light trucks and concepts were world premieres at the 2016 LA auto show. I...


just-auto Plus only Honda US unveils Civic Si prototype

16 November 2016

The Honda Civic Si Prototype made its global debut on 15 November 2016, giving Honda enthusiasts...



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