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THE WEEK THAT WAS: Toyota's FCV cometh

Toyota's GB's 50th birthday announcement it would launch the Mirai this September attracted a lot of interest on just-auto this week, as wel...

Honda flexes for a younger product portfolio

With its's fourth major launch or model update so far this year, Honda could be accused of running to catch up having put development on hol...

THE WEEK THAT WAS: The car he said he'd never do?

Graeme Roberts | 17 Jul 2015

Starter for 10 - what new car headed for launch at Frankfurt next September is a vehicle the chief designer swore he'd never do?

ANALYSIS: Japan under attack from foreign brands

Glenn Brooks | 16 Jul 2015

Vehicle sales ended the first half of CY2015 down 11%, due mostly to a tax rise for Kei-models. Yet not every OEM is suffering. Mazda was up 47% in June, while multiple European brands are also enjoying high percentage gains.

VEHICLE ANALYSIS: Honda's HR-V returns, refreshed

Graeme Roberts | 8 Jul 2015

Honda UK's dealers will get their first HR-Vs, sourced from Mexico (a first for the automaker in Europe), next month. The B-SUV/crossover returns the automaker to a segment it effectively created in 1999 with the first HR-V but subsequently abandoned in 2005, after the usual mid-cycle refresh, leaving the larger CR-V as its sole SUV offering in most markets outside North America and Japan.

Briefing: Active safety systems

Matthew Beecham | 25 Jun 2015

Driver assistance systems use a combination of warnings and some degree of active intervention to help steer the driver away from trouble. Although the accent is on giving assistance to the driver rather than take control away, motorists are still wary about cars that supposedly drive themselves. While active intervention clearly holds many possibilities, it is also fraught with difficulty. Matthew Beecham considers the stage we have reached with three advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), rearview cameras, autonomous emergency braking (AEB) systems and head-up displays (HUDs) in cars. This second instalment considers AEB and HUDs.

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

Honda books Q1 profits

Graeme Roberts | 31 Jul 2015

Honda has boosted first fiscal quarter operating profit 16.4% to JPY239.2bn (US$1,954m).

Honda sets production records in June

Graeme Roberts | 28 Jul 2015

Honda set a number of production records in June including the highest tally of overseas produced vehicles in any month.

Honda shows updated R&D, Accord

Graeme Roberts | 24 Jul 2015

Honda has officially opened its new Silicon Valley R&D facility, using the occasion to unveil a facelifted 2016 Accord with its first application of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

Honda conducts study on India compact SUV seg

Dave Leggett | 22 Jul 2015

Honda is thinking about launching a compact SUV in India and is conducting a study on market prospects.

JUST THE FACTS: Honda HR-V for Europe

Graeme Roberts | 16 Jul 2015

It took a while but Honda's HR-V compact SUV has finally emigrated to Europe, from Mexico. Here's a summary of an entrant into a segment Honda effectively invented, abandoned, and now returns, this time to face off against lots of rivals.

Honda Finance paying for overcharging minorities

Graeme Roberts | 15 Jul 2015

American Honda Finance will settle a complaint by the US Department of Justice (DOJ) and pay US$24m to minority borrowers.

Honda starts Accord assembly in Nigeria

Graeme Roberts | 13 Jul 2015

As heralded by Honda Motor's new president and chief executive officer, Takahiro Hachigo in a speech in Tokyo last week, the automaker on Monday (13 July) announced it had begun local assembly of the Accord sedan in Lagos, Nigeria.

China vehicle sales decline 2.3% in June

Tony Pugliese | 13 Jul 2015

New vehicle sales in China fell by 2.3% to 1,803,000 units in June, from 1,845,800 units in the same month of last year, according to data released by the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM).

Honda Japan plans 40,000 NAFTA Fit exports

Graeme Roberts | 10 Jul 2015

Honda’s chief executive said this week the automaker plans to export around 40,000 Fit [Jazz] units to North America this fiscal year (ending 31 March, 2016).

Proton to launch three Honda based models in 2016

Tony Pugliese | 10 Jul 2015

Malaysia’s Proton Holdings, controlled by local conglomerate DRB-Hicom, revealed plans to launch three new models next year in a bid to reverse its sagging domestic market performance.

Honda India launches third generation Jazz

Graeme Roberts | 10 Jul 2015

Honda Cars India (HCIL) has launched the third generation Jazz [Fit] with diesel and petrol engine options.

Honda adds 4.5m cars to Takata airbag recall tally

Graeme Roberts | 9 Jul 2015

Honda Motor is recalling yet another 4.5m cars worldwide to replace Takata air bag inflators.

New Honda chief sets out vision

Chris Wright | 6 Jul 2015

Honda’s new president and chief executive officer, Takahiro Hachigo, has unveiled his future vision for the company with the advancement of a six region, global operation structure, including the start of production in Africa for the first time.

Honda Swindon plant to export Type R to Japan

Graeme Roberts | 6 Jul 2015

Honda Motor Company CEO, Takahiro Hachigo, on Monday (6 July) said the latest British built, Civic Type R five door hatchback would be exported to Japan with the first cars reaching showrooms this autumn.

No aid to Takata - new Honda chief

Graeme Roberts | 6 Jul 2015

Honda Motor's new chief executive has said the automaker has no plans to provide financial aid to Takata amidst the costly global safety recall that has affected Honda's public image and caused it to restate fiscal 2014/5 profits.

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.

Latest blogs

Honda: a bit more than a car company

Dave Leggett | 22 Jul 2015

Car companies that do other things besides making cars always provide a certain fascination.

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.

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