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Jakarta Auto Show Report

The 2015 Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show got underway yesterday at the shiny new Indonesian Convention and Exhibition centre in B...

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Electric powertrain technology comes with a number of drawbacks - mainly surrounding battery performance issues - but it is interesting to s...


ANALYSIS: Honda's BR-V could be The Next Big Thing

Glenn Brooks | 20 Aug 2015

Underlining Honda's increasingly smart move towards investing where populations and incomes are rising in Asia, the company has just revealed a prototype of a new model, the BR-V.


ANALYSIS: Honda EU crisis - where's the Waku Waku?

Glenn Brooks | 14 Aug 2015

Is it far fetched to suggest that Honda might eventually withdraw from the European market? That would be the worst possible scenario but where is the vision to prevent such a humiliation for this company, a global giant which keeps failing in EU markets?


THE WEEK THAT WAS: JLR goes large

Dave Leggett | 14 Aug 2015

The big news this week was that Jaguar Land Rover announced a plan to build a 300,000-unit capacity plant in Slovakia. We knew that a plant in Central/Eastern Europe was under consideration as part of the Tata-owned premium firm's fairly ambitious growth plans.


THE WEEK THAT WAS: Toyota's FCV cometh

Graeme Roberts | 24 Jul 2015

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 well it might.

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

LG supplying LCD displays to Honda and Porsche

Graeme Roberts | 25 Aug 2015

South Korea's LG Electronics will supply Honda Motor and Porsche with in-car displays as the supplier tries to grow its auto business to counter weak sales at its mainstay television and smartphone units, a media report said.


Final list of world debuts at Indonesia's GIIAS

Glenn Brooks | 21 Aug 2015

There were global debuts from Daihatsu, Honda, Suzuki and Toyota at the press preview day of the Gaikindo Indonesia International Motor Show 2015 (GIIAS).


Honda and Garmin International expand partnership

Simon Warburton | 18 Aug 2015

Garmin International has announced the expansion of a partnership with Honda Motors that brings Garmin navigation into multiple Honda infotainment systems during the next four years.


NEVS inks synergy deal with Dongfeng

Simon Warburton | 17 Aug 2015

National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS) and Dongfeng (DFM) have signed a strategic cooperation agreement to achieve what they refer to as global industrial synergies.


Honda HR-V lands in UK

Dave Leggett | 12 Aug 2015

Honda UK says its Mexico-built HR-V has now landed in the UK, with the first shipment having arrived into the Bristol docks.


Vietnam sales rise 58% in July, 65% YTD

Tony Pugliese | 7 Aug 2015

New vehicle sales in Vietnam continued to surge ahead in July, with deliveries jumping by 58% to 17,688 units from 11,183 units a year earlier, according to data released by the Vietnam Automotive Manufacturers Association.


Buyers best the analysts in US July sales

Bill Cawthon | 4 Aug 2015

Americans flocked to dealer lots in July, snapping up more than 1.5m cars and trucks, an increase of 5.3% from July 2014, well above analyst forecasts.


Honda India Jazzes up sales in July

Graeme Roberts | 3 Aug 2015

The recent launch of the redesigned Jazz (Fit) has given Honda Cars India (HCIL) a sales boost.


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.

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.

Company research

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

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

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