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Briefing: Active safety systems

Driver assistance systems use a combination of warnings and some degree of active intervention to help steer the driver away from trouble. A...

THE WEEK THAT WAS: Chop Alfa or Sergio?

Time for Alfa or Sergio to go? That was the title of a Comment piece by our US sales analyst Bill Cawthon which attracted plenty of looks on...


RESEARCH SNAPSHOT: Review of start-stop engines

Matthew Beecham | 17 Jun 2015

Continuing just-auto's series of research snapshots - pulled from its automotive research platform, QUBE - Matthew Beecham reviews the blossoming market for start-stop applications and some implications for batteries and lubricants.


VEHICLE ANALYSIS: The thinking Honda SUV

Graeme Roberts | 15 Jun 2015

The press kit for Honda's January launch of the updated 2015 CR-V contained a short detail that caught Gadget Nut here's attention.


THE WEEK THAT WAS: Air bag recall still confusing

Graeme Roberts | 5 Jun 2015

Big News this week was the incredible confirmation - from NHTSA - of a 5.1m recall of Honda/Acura cars with airbags with Takata inflators. It had been flagged up earlier by the automaker but then came the report that neither supplier or US regulator are quite sure of the safety of up to 3m replacement parts.


Perodua is beneficiary of Proton's decline

Tony Pugliese | 4 Jun 2015

Malaysian nation carmaker Proton has been in decline as protectionist trade measures in Malaysia have been eroded under regional trade agreements. However, Malaysia number two maker - Perodua - has fared relatively well recently. Tony Pugliese examines the picture.

Latest Interviews

Q&A with ZF’s suspension research director

Matthew Beecham | 4 Jun 2015

Continuing just-auto's series of interviews with tier one manufacturers, Matthew Beecham talked to Alexander Groß, Director Chassis Technology, Head of R&D Business Unit Suspension Technology, ZF Friedrichshafen AG about future suspension technologies and the ways in which its newly-merged operation with TRW can support autonomous driving.


Q&A with Magna Mirrors

Matthew Beecham | 27 Nov 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.

Latest News

Toyota, Nissan and Honda agree hydrogen deal

Graeme Roberts | 2 Jul 2015

Toyota, Nissan and Honda have agreed key details of a new joint project to develop hydrogen refuelling infrastructure in Japan.


Honda teases new seven seat crossover for Asia

Graeme Roberts | 30 Jun 2015

PT Honda Prospect Motor has released first sketches of the BR-V Prototype which will make its world debut at the Gaikindo Indonesian International Auto Show 2015 in August.


Honda BR-V world premiere at Jakarta motor show

Glenn Brooks | 29 Jun 2015

Honda is the first brand to have announced a world premiere for August's Indonesia International Motor Show 2015.


Honda restates 2014/15 results due to Takata costs

Graeme Roberts | 26 Jun 2015

Honda Motor on Friday (26 June) restated its financial results for the fiscal year to 31 March, 2015 to account for additional costs to cover an expanded recall of cars equipped with Takata airbag parts.


Korean ministry orders Takata related recalls

Graeme Roberts | 25 Jun 2015

South Korea's transport ministry said on Thursday it had ordered four automakers to recall 24,808 vehicles that may contain faulty air bags made by Takata , given the possibility of injury to drivers.


Honda confirms eighth Takata fatality

Graeme Roberts | 22 Jun 2015

Honda Motor has confirmed an eighth fatal victim of a ruptured Takata airbag inflator after completing the investigation of a September crash in Los Angeles, a media report said at the weekend.


Honda recalls another 2.3m cars for airbags

Graeme Roberts | 22 Jun 2015

Honda is recalling another 2.3m vehicles in the US to replace passenger side front airbags with Takata inflators than potentially could rupture during deployment.


Honda axes US production of Civic Hybrid

Chris Wright | 16 Jun 2015

Honda is axing its Civic Hybrid and natural gas models in the US because of the advances the company has made in improving fuel economy from its conventional engines.


New Honda president has a lot to sort out

Graeme Roberts | 15 Jun 2015

New Honda president Takahiro Hachigo, taking the reins from Takanobu Ito, is an insider who has spent his entire career at the company, a report said.


Honda to restate financials due to Takata air bags

Graeme Roberts | 12 Jun 2015

Honda said on Friday it would restate its results for the financial year ended 31 March 2015 due to additional costs in the US related to Takata airbag recalls.


Auto chief to head Ontario province promotion

Graeme Roberts | 11 Jun 2015

A former chairman of Toyota Canada is chairing a new committee to promote the province of Ontario to the automotive industry.


Automakers recall 'Takata' vehicles in Australia

Graeme Roberts | 11 Jun 2015

Mazda has recalled about 80,000 vehicles fitted with Takata airbags in Australia.


Indonesia sales drop 18% in May

Tony Pugliese | 11 Jun 2015

New vehicle sales in Indonesia fell by 18% to 79,383 units in May, from 96,874 units a year earlier, according to industry association Gaikindo.


INDIA: Pricol acquires JCI's stake in cluster jv

Matthew Beecham | 10 Jun 2015

Pricol, a supplier of automotive instrument clusters in India, has bought Johnson Controls' 50 percent stake in its joint venture, known as Johnson Controls Pricol Pvt Ltd (JCPPL) for some US$3.1 million.


Takata air bag recalls explode by over 5m

Graeme Roberts | 5 Jun 2015

Honda's US unit (American Honda Motor) is recalling an incredible 5.1m cars to replace dual stage, driver's side, front air bags with potentially faulty Takata inflators. The official NHTSA announcement - which came after an earlier announcement by the automaker - was followed a few days later by a news agency report some already replaced air bags may need to be renewed again and there is confusion over exact numbers of vehicles affected overall.


Honda's UK model launch blockbuster starts soon

Roger Stansfield | 4 Jun 2015

Honda has been like a provincial cinema waiting for the blockbusters to come to town for the last few years. Now it's all happening at once.


US May light vehicle sales set all time record

Bill Cawthon | 3 Jun 2015

It seems American new vehicle buyers went out of their way to confound the analysts in May.


More carmakers add Google and Apple systems

Chris Wright | 29 May 2015

Carmakers are moving quickly to follow Hyundai's lead in offer Google's Android Auto and Apple's CarPlay systems.


UK automakers build a half million by April

Graeme Roberts | 28 May 2015

UK automakers passed the 500,000 milestone for car production in April with 530,505 new cars built to date.


Big Four steadily losing Brazilian market share

Fernando Calmon | 26 May 2015

Though Brazil sales are estimated to fall 13% to 19% in 2015, depending on the forecaster's optimism or pessimism, not all brands will be hit. The market seems more prone to shrinkage in the lower price ranges where the dominant 'older' four - automakers established here for decades - are suffering most.


Honda India begins Jazz exports to South Africa

Chris Wright | 26 May 2015

Honda Cars India has started exporting its small Jazz [Fit in some markets] to South Africa from its plant in Rajasthan where it increasing production of the model from 120,000 to 180,000 units a year.


Honda begins production of 2016 Pilot SUV

Dave Leggett | 22 May 2015

Honda has started the mass production of the all-new 2016 Honda Pilot at Honda Manufacturing of Alabama (HMA) on 21 May.

Latest blogs

Honda's 'Pretty Camping Trailer'

Glenn Brooks | 10 Feb 2015

One of those wonderful 'only in Japan' news items has just appeared in the Akihabara News.


Honda's Ohio Heritage Center

Graeme Roberts | 23 Dec 2014

There are various museums back home in Japan but I was not aware of any Japanese automaker setting up a major facility abroad until I received this news about Honda's new US Heritage Center in Marysville, Ohio.

Company research

Honda Motor Co., Ltd. (7267) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

Honda Motor Co., Ltd. (7267) - Financial and Strategic SWOT

Honda Motor Co., Ltd. (7267) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review provides you an in-depth strategic SWOT analysis of the company’s businesses and operations. The profile has been compiled b...

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American Honda Motor Co., Inc. - Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

American Honda Motor Co., Inc. - Strategic SWOT Analysis Rev

American Honda Motor Co., Inc. (American Honda) is an automotive manufacturing company. The company designs, manufactures, markets, and distributes a wide range of cars, trucks, motorcycles, engines,...

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Honda Motor Co., Ltd. - Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Partnerships & Alliances and Investment Report

Honda Motor Co., Ltd. - Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Partne

MarketLine's Company Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Partnerships & Alliances and Investments reports offer a comprehensive breakdown of the organic and inorganic growth activity undertaken by an organi...

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