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THE WEEK THAT WAS: New Hondas and the ship's up

Just back from what was my first ever Honda launch event to bring you news of the 2015 CR-V update for Europe, majoring, of course on a new...

VEHICLE ANALYSIS: Honda CR-V update

When you already have a vehicle that is a major success (outselling all car models in the US in December) and one of the most popular models...

ANALYSIS: Europe's car market in 2014, and 2015

The market might have been up by 5.4% in 2014 but there were some surprising brands on the list of those which saw their sales effectively c...

THE WEEK THAT WAS: Detroit and stuff

The Detroit show - in balmy -17C temperatures, I hear - dominated proceedings this week with those that went describing it as the most optim...

Latest Interviews

Q&A with Magna Mirrors 27 Nov 2014

Matthew Beecham

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 Jul 2014

Matthew Beecham

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.

Latest News

UK car output tops 1.5m in 2014 23 Jan 2015

Dave Leggett

The SMMT has announced that UK car production in 2014 totalled 1,528,148 units - a 1.2% increase on the previous year and the best year since 2007.


Honda's new Jazz finally reaching UK late summer 23 Jan 2015

Graeme Roberts

Honda UK will finally start selling the redesigned Jazz (aka Fit) late this summer with dealers being told 'September', just-auto learned on the sidelines of the updated CR-V media launch.


CHICAGO DEBUTS: Mysterious Mitsubishi teased 22 Jan 2015

Glenn Brooks

American Honda and MMNA are the first OEMs to have announced world premieres for the 2015 Chicago auto show. Concepts and models will continue to be added to this list.


Daicel to boost inflator output to meet demand 21 Jan 2015

Graeme Roberts

Japan's Daicel Corp has said it would boost production of air bag inflators to meet demand for the part at the heart of rival Takata's quality problems, which have led to the recall of more than 20m vehicles.


Olympics city Tokyo getting fuel cell friendly 20 Jan 2015

Graeme Roberts

The Japanese government plans to spend JPY45.2bn on fuel cell vehicle subsidies and hydrogen stations for the 2020 Olympics as part of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s plan to reduce the nation’s reliance on nuclear power.

Latest blogs

Honda's Ohio Heritage Center 23 Dec 2014

Graeme Roberts

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.


Lagerfeld & Opel team up for cat tat 22 Dec 2014

Glenn Brooks

This is one of my favourite stories of 2014. Even better than Honda launching a car in Japan (today) called 'Slash'.

Company research

Honda Motor Co., Ltd. - Strategy and SWOT Report

Honda Motor Co., Ltd. - Strategy and SWOT Report

Honda Motor Co., Ltd. - Strategy and SWOT Report, is a source of comprehensive company data and information. The report covers the company’s structure, operation, SWOT analysis, product and service of...

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

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

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

American Honda Motor Co., Inc. - Strategic SWOT Analysis Review provides a comprehensive insight into the company’s history, corporate strategy, business structure and operations. The report contains...

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