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Brands related to this company: Acura, Honda

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ANALYSIS - Diesel & hybrid to come for Honda Civic

24 April 2017

The 2SV series Civic currently being rolled out across European markets is a crucial car for Honda Motor Europe. The division saw its regional market share slump to just one per cent in Q1. The good news is that the tenth generation model is a big improvement on the outgoing 2HC.


Did CES trump Detroit for future vision?

9 January 2017

As the Detroit International Auto Show opens its doors this week you could argue that the year’s most significant industry event has already taken place around 1,700 miles south west - in Las Vegas.


Acura future model plans - a global analysis

13 October 2016

The cars part of Honda’s premium brand business continues to be a drag on the success of Acura. Without SUVs in North America and China, the upscale division would be in serious trouble. Clearly, more such models are needed.


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.

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 CR-V earns five ASEAN NCAP stars

18 August 2017

Beginning 2017, the New Car Assessment Programme for Southeast Asian Countries (ASEAN NCAP) has introduced a new rating system to assess vehicle safety levels. The new system, is a single rating system, which consists of three assessments, Adult Occupant...


2017 Pebble Beach Concours - world debuts

17 August 2017

Monterey Automotive Week, including the 66th Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, is taking place on California's Monterey Peninsula between 15 and 20 August. The following is the latest list of concept and new model world premieres.


Court orders temporary halt to Takata lawsuits

17 August 2017

Automakers reportedly have won a temporary reprieve from lawsuits filed by victims of defective air bags made by bankrupt Takata that led to the largest ever auto safety recall and at least 18 deaths.


Honda Europe revises 1.6 diesel for Civic

16 August 2017

Honda Motor Europe has announced a comprehensively revised 120PS 1.6 litre i-DTEC diesel engine for its Civic range from March 2018, tested under new real world procedures.


IAA world debuts - Chery M31T prototype

16 August 2017

The IAA might be missing Alfa Romeo, DS, Fiat, Jeep, Infiniti, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Peugeot and Volvo, but one new brand will be making an appearance: Chery Auto will reveal an SUV prototype.


Indonesian motor show: new policies and more MPVs

14 August 2017

The Gaikindo Indonesian International Auto Show kicked off on Thursday at the International Convention Centre in the BSD satellite city just outside Jakarta.


just-auto Plus only Honda America presents new 2018 HR-V

14 August 2017

With its stylish coupe-like design and SUV functionality, the versatile and segment-leading 2018 Honda HR-V begins arriving at Honda dealerships carrying a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) starting at US$19,570. The HR-V became America's...


just-auto Plus only Honda presents redesigned 2018 Acura RLX

11 August 2017

Acura unveiled a redesigned 2018 Acura RLX reflecting the brand’s new Precision Crafted Performance design direction to create a more substantial presence for Acura’s top-of-the-line luxury sports sedan. The 2018 Acura RLX will make its public...


just-auto Plus only Honda US sales dip 1.2% in July 2016

2 August 2017

American Honda Motor reported total July sales of 150,980 Honda and Acura vehicles, driven by the success of core models even as tight supplies of certain products contributed to a slight decrease of 1.2% vs. July 2016. Combined sales of Honda and Acura cars...


just-auto Plus only Honda Cars India sales rise 22% in July 2017

2 August 2017

Honda Cars India (HCIL), leading manufacturer of passenger cars in India, registered monthly domestic sales of 17,085 units in July 2017 against 14,033 units in corresponding month last year, registering a growth of 22%. The company has been maintaining...


Honda posts strong FYQ1 profit

1 August 2017

Honda has raised its forecast for operating profit this financial year after posting a strong rise in quarterly earnings boosted by a favourable exchange rate and rising demand in Asian markets.


just-auto Plus only Honda Canada dealers to add electric chargers

1 August 2017

Honda announced that 152 dealerships across Canada – nearly two thirds of the dealer network- have committed to installing two level 2 electric chargers on-site by the end of the 2017. “The investment by our dealer network is an indication of...


just-auto Plus only Honda Motor Q1 2017 profit up 0.9% to JPY269.2bn

1 August 2017

Honda Motor announced its consolidated financial results for the fiscal first quarter ended 30 June 2017. Consolidated operating profit for the fiscal first quarter (1 April 2017 through 30 June 2017) amounted to JPY269.2bn (US$2.438bn), an increase of 0.9%...


just-auto Plus only Honda Canada recalls CR-V vehicles

1 August 2017

Honda has voluntarily recalled approximately 4,000 2017 model-year CR-V vehicles in Canada to replace their fuel feed pipes, free of charge. Many of these vehicles were not yet sold at the time of the recall. Honda has not received any reports of crashes,...


just-auto Plus only Honda Japan sells 61,090 units in June 2017

28 July 2017

Honda Motor announced a summary of automobile production, Japan domestic sales, and export results for the month of June 2017 and the first half of the calendar year (January – June 2017). Worldwide Production Japan: June 2017 - 71,094 units; vs....


Australian lawsuit seeks refund for Takata cars

26 July 2017

A lawsuit has been filed in Australia against Toyota, Mazda and Honda, seeking refunds for cars fitted with Takata airbags, according to local reports.


Honda opens new R&D/test centre in Thailand

26 July 2017

Honda Motor began operating its new regional R&D and testing centre last week in the Rojana Industrial Park in Thailand’s PrachinBuri province.


just-auto Plus only Honda Philippines issues safety recall for Accord

25 July 2017

Honda Cars Philippines (HCPI) calls for the voluntary safety recall campaign of select Accord 2.4 and 3.5 variants under year model 2013-2014 sold in the Philippines from January 2014 – March 2017 due to a battery sensor failure. Finding shows that...


just-auto Plus only American Honda recalls 2017 Acura Hybrid vehicles

25 July 2017

NHTSA campaign number: 17V424000 Manufacturer Honda (American Honda Motor) Components Fuel System, Gasoline Potential number of units affected 193 Summary Honda (American Honda Motor) is recalling certain 2017 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid vehicles. The...


Hicom doubles capacity with new paint shop

19 July 2017

Malaysia's DRB-Hicom Bhd this week began operating a new paint shop at its vehicle assembly plant in Pekan, in Pahang state.


just-auto Plus only Honda US recalls CR-V vehicles

18 July 2017

Honda 629 CR-V vehicles affected in the US. Replacement airbag inflator kits with the wrong wire harnesses may have been installed in affected vehicles. Passenger front airbag inflator will be inspected and, if an incorrect wire harness is found, the airbag...


just-auto Plus only Honda presents 2018 Accord

17 July 2017

Honda on 14 July 2017 showcased a new direction for America's retail best-selling midsize sedan with the world debut of a more stylish, sporty and premium 2018 Honda Accord that launches this fall. The 10th-generation Accord is new from the ground up...


just-auto Plus only Honda US recalls 2013-2016 Accord vehicles

14 July 2017

Honda will voluntarily recall approximately 1.15m Accord vehicles from the 2013-2016 model-years in the US to replace the 12-volt battery sensor, free of charge. Honda has received four reports of engine compartment fires in the US related to this issue, all...


Honda ends Mobilio sales in India

12 July 2017

Honda Motor has stopped selling its Mobilio compact MPV in India due to low demand, three years after its initial market launch.


just-auto Plus only Honda US to recall Odyssey vehicles

10 July 2017

Honda will voluntarily recall approximately 3,900 Odyssey vehicles from the 2018 model year in the US to inspect and, if needed, replace the third row centre seatbelt, free of charge. Third row seatbelts use different seatbelt tongues for the outer seating...


just-auto Plus only Honda offers in-vehicle Wi-Fi in 2018 Odyssey

10 July 2017

The all-new 2018 Honda Odyssey fulfills its mission to keep everyone in the family happy, in part by being the first minivan to offer 4G LTE in-vehicle Wi-Fi to support streaming video, music and more. Owners of the 2018 Odyssey Elite and Touring trims in the...


just-auto Plus only Honda Cars India sales grew 12.2% in June 2017

5 July 2017

Honda Cars India (HCIL), leading manufacturer of passenger cars in India, registered monthly domestic sales of 12,804 units in June 2017 against 11,407 units in corresponding month last year, registering a growth of 12.2%. The company’s best seller...


just-auto Plus only Honda US sales up 0.8% in June 2017

4 July 2017

American Honda Motor on 3 July 2017 reported total June sales of 139,793 Honda and Acura vehicles, an increase of 0.8% over June 2016. Honda and Acura Division trucks also combined for a new June record, gaining 1.9% on sales of 70,067 units, while combined...


Hitachi/Honda Motor establish EV motors JV

3 July 2017

Hitachi Automotive Systems and Honda Motor have announced the establishment of a joint venture company for the development, manufacture and sales of motors for electric vehicles at Hitachi Automotive Systems in Hitachinaka-shi, Ibaraki Prefecture.


just-auto Plus only Honda Japan sales down 1.6% in May 2017

30 June 2017

Honda Motor on 29 June 2017 announced a summary of automobile production, Japan domestic sales, and export results for the month of May 2017. Worldwide production Japan: May 2017 - 59,944 units; change - 5.80%; YTD 2017 - 330,590 units; change -...

Honda Group news

just-auto Plus only Honda CR-V earns five ASEAN NCAP stars

18 August 2017

Beginning 2017, the New Car Assessment Programme for Southeast Asian Countries (ASEAN NCAP) has i...


2017 Pebble Beach Concours - world debuts

17 August 2017

Monterey Automotive Week, including the 66th Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, is taking place on...


Court orders temporary halt to Takata lawsuits

17 August 2017

Automakers reportedly have won a temporary reprieve from lawsuits filed by victims of defective a...


Honda Europe revises 1.6 diesel for Civic

16 August 2017

Honda Motor Europe has announced a comprehensively revised 120PS 1.6 litre i-DTEC diesel engine f...


IAA world debuts - Chery M31T prototype

16 August 2017

The IAA might be missing Alfa Romeo, DS, Fiat, Jeep, Infiniti, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Peugeot and Vo...


Indonesian motor show: new policies and more MPVs

14 August 2017

The Gaikindo Indonesian International Auto Show kicked off on Thursday at the International Conve...



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