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Frankfurt IAA world debuts list - F40 BMW 1 Series

16 May 2019

The next generation BMW 1 Series five-door hatchback will be revealed at a preview event on 27 May and have its public premiere at the Frankfurt motor show in September.


Tokyo motor show - Honda Fit hybrid world debut

8 May 2019

Honda is the first manufacturer to announce a global premiere for October's Tokyo motor show.


Auto Shanghai 2019 - world premieres list

17 April 2019

Auto Shanghai took place across 12 halls, each of which has two levels, with total floor space of 360,000 square metres quoted by the organiser. There were 136 scheduled press conferences on 16 and 17 April plus multiple events which took place in the days (and weeks) beforehand as OEMs attempted to have their brands' voices heard in the welter of announcements.


2019 Geneva motor show world debuts list

6 March 2019

Concepts, prototypes and production models which were world premieres at the 2019 Geneva motor show are discussed below.

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 Oils: Lubricants for the latest generation of 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


Honda confirms Swindon plant's 2021 closure

13 May 2019

Honda of the UK Manufacturing has this afternoon (13 May) informed employees it has confirmed earlier announced plans to close its English manufacturing plant in Swindon, Wiltshire, at the end of the current model’s production lifecycle, in 2021.


just-auto Plus only Honda Transmission of America plant earns EPA Energy Star certification

10 May 2019

In 2014, the facility in Russells Point, Ohio became the first major automotive manufacturing plant in the US to derive a substantial amount of its electricity directly from wind turbines located on its property. Now, just five years later, HTM is the first US...


just-auto Plus only Honda announces changes to US Government relations team

9 May 2019

Ed Cohen, vice president of Government and Industry Relations for Honda North America will retire effective 1 July 2019. He will be succeeded in that post by Jennifer Thomas, who currently serves as vice president of Federal Government Affairs at the Alliance...


Honda CEO sets out automaker's EV stall and global model rationalisation

8 May 2019

In a speech spelling out the future direction that the company will take, including its plans for electrification, Honda CEO Takahiro Hachigo has announced a new model programme which will reduce the total number of trim and option variants of global models to one-third by 2025 compared to now.


just-auto Plus only Honda US sales up 0.1% in April 2019

2 May 2019

American Honda Motor (AHM) reported April 2019 sales of 125,775. Civic continues to lead US passenger car sales, driven by strong retail performance. Honda truck sales rise 2.7% in April as Passport adds strength and CR-V and Pilot maintain momentum. Acura...


just-auto Plus only Honda Cars India sells 11,272 units in April 2019

2 May 2019

Honda Cars India (HCIL), a leading manufacturer of premium cars in India, registered monthly domestic sales of 11,272 units in April 2019 against 9,143 units in April 2018 registering a growth of 23%. Rajesh Goel, senior vice president and director, Sales...


just-auto Plus only Honda Japan sales up 3.3% in FY2019

26 April 2019

Honda Motor announced a summary of automobile production, Japan domestic sales, and export results for the fiscal year ended 31 March 2019 as well as for the month of March 2019. Worldwide Production Japan: FY 2019 - 911,837 units; change - 10.0%;...


NHTSA eyeing TRW airbag control units in millions of cars

24 April 2019

A US investigation into airbags using TRW (absorbed into ZF) control units now includes millions of additional cars, according to US media reports.


Honda Cars India introduces new Amaze VX CVT trim

24 April 2019

Honda Cars India (HCIL), a leading manufacturer of premium cars in India, introduced a new VX CVT top grade of its popular family sedan Honda Amaze. The new grade will be available in both Petrol and Diesel. Earlier, the CVT variant was available in S and V...


just-auto Plus only Honda Cars India recalls Accord vehicles

23 April 2019

Honda Cars India (HCIL) announced that it will voluntarily replace Takata driver front airbag inflators of 3,669 vehicles of year 2003 – 2006 manufactured Honda Accord as part of Honda’s precautionary global recall campaign concerning Takata front...


Honda shows production-ready X-NV in Shanghai

16 April 2019

Honda claims the apparently production ready X-NV, developed jointly by Honda Motor China Technology and local joint venture partner Dongfeng Honda (which has just opened a third factory), is a "concept model" for the first mass-production EV Dongfeng will soon introduce for sale only in China.


Dongfeng Honda opens its third auto plant in Wuhan

15 April 2019

Dongfeng Honda Automobile a Honda automobile production and sales joint venture in China, held an opening ceremony to commemorate the completion of construction of its third automobile plant in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China.


just-auto Plus only Honda to display crashed 2019 HR-V at NYIAS

12 April 2019

The New York International Auto Show draws more than one million consumers each year to see the hundreds of bright, shiny vehicles. For the first time at an auto show, Honda will display a refreshed 2019 HR-V that recently was safety crash tested by the...


just-auto Plus only Honda US sales up 4.3% in March 2019

3 April 2019

American Honda Motor (AHM) reported March 2019 sales of 148,509 Honda and Acura vehicles, an increase of 4.3% versus March 2018 Honda sales highlights Honda’s record March sales was led by Accord and Civic, as Honda cars were big contributors,...


UK car plants close (temporarily) despite Brexit delay

2 April 2019

Brexit may have been delayed but well-laid plans to temporarily close some UK car plants based on the original 29 March EU-exit date went ahead regardless.


just-auto Plus only Honda Cars India sales up 27% in March 2019

2 April 2019

Honda Cars India (HCIL), a leading manufacturer of premium cars in India, registered annual domestic sales of 183,787 units during FY2018–2019, recording 8% growth over last financial year. The company had sold 170,026 units during FY2017-2018. The...


just-auto Plus only Honda Japan sales up 1.1% in February 2019

29 March 2019

Honda Motor announced a summary of automobile production, Japan domestic sales, and export results for the month of February 2019. Worldwide Production Japan: February 2019 - 82,187 units; change - 10.5%; YTD 2019 - 158,963 units; change -...


Honda Indonesia assembler marks 20 years' operation

28 March 2019

PT Honda Prospect Motor (HPM), Honda Motor's automobile subsidiary in Indonesia, has celebrated its 20th anniversary at its factory in Karawang, West Java.


just-auto Plus only Monet inks capital and business partnership with Hino Motors and Honda

28 March 2019

Monet Technologies (“Monet”), a joint venture between SoftBank and Toyota Motor Corporation, announced that it concluded an agreement for a capital and business partnership with Hino Motors (“Hino”) and Honda Motor (“Honda”)...


just-auto Plus only IIHS scores 2019 Honda Ridgeline top safety pick rating

28 March 2019

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has awarded the 2019 Honda Ridgeline a Top Safety Pick (TSP) rating when equipped with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights. Ridgeline is the only pickup truck tested by the IIHS to receive a...


just-auto Plus only NHTSA and IIHS reports on AEB equipped by automakers

14 March 2019

Ten automakers report equipping more than half of the vehicles they produced between 1 September 2017, and 31 August 2018, with automatic emergency braking (AEB), the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Insurance Institute for...


just-auto Plus only Honda ranks first in US EPA’s fuel efficient trend report

8 March 2019

Honda ranks as the most fuel-efficient automaker in America in a new report from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Honda has the highest fleet average fuel economy and lowest CO2 emissions of any major automaker for the 2017 model year (MY2017),...


just-auto Plus only New 2019 Honda HR-V earns IIHS Top Safety Pick rating

8 March 2019

The 2019 Honda HR-V has earned a Top Safety Pick (TSP) rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), when equipped with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights, including the highest possible rating of "Good" in all...


just-auto Plus only Honda India launches 10th generation Honda Civic

8 March 2019

Honda Cars India, leading manufacturer of premium cars in India launched its iconic and much awaited all-new 10th Generation Honda Civic in the Indian market. The Honda Civic promises to deliver an all new customer driving experience with its striking sporty...


just-auto Plus only US Honda production units earn EPA Energy Star certification

6 March 2019

For the 13th consecutive year, two of Honda’s Ohio automobile manufacturing plants have earned the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Energy Star certification, while Honda Manufacturing of Indiana (HMIN) achieved the designation...


just-auto Plus only Honda US sales down 0.4% in February 2019

4 March 2019

American Honda Motor (AHM) reported February 2019 sales of 115,139 Honda and Acura vehicles, a decrease of 0.4% versus February 2018 Honda sales highlights Honda maintained a strong sales pace in February, with core models Accord and CR-V posting gains and...


just-auto Plus only Euro NCAP scores three new cars five star rating

1 March 2019

Euro NCAP released the safety ratings of three large off-roaders: the Honda CR-V, the Mercedes-Benz G-Class and the SEAT Tarraco. All three cars get a maximum five-star rating against Euro NCAP’s tough 2019 requirements. The new SEAT Tarraco shares...


Honda Brazil (finally) starts production at Itirapina

28 February 2019

Honda Automoveis do Brasil (HAB), the automaker's automobile production and sales subsidiary in Brazil, has begun operations at its new vehicle assembly plant in Itirapina city, state of Sao Paulo.


just-auto Plus only Honda Japan sales up 8.7% in January 2019

27 February 2019

Honda Motor announced a summary of automobile production, Japan domestic sales, and export results for the month of January 2019. Worldwide Production Japan: January 2019 - 76,776 units; vs 2018 - 24.4% Outside of Japan: January 2019 - 399,447...


just-auto Plus only Honda Motor announces top management changes

22 February 2019

The Board of directors of Honda Motor (the “Company”), at its meeting held on 19 February 2019, hereby announces that it has decided on a change in title of one of its directors effective as of 1 April 2019 and changes in its operating officers...

Honda news

Frankfurt IAA world debuts list - F40 BMW 1 Series

16 May 2019

The next generation BMW 1 Series five-door hatchback will be revealed at a preview event on 27 Ma...


Honda confirms Swindon plant's 2021 closure

13 May 2019

Honda of the UK Manufacturing has this afternoon (13 May) informed employees it has confirmed ear...


just-auto Plus only Honda Transmission of America plant earns EPA Energy Star certification

10 May 2019

In 2014, the facility in Russells Point, Ohio became the first major automotive manufacturing pla...


just-auto Plus only Honda announces changes to US Government relations team

9 May 2019

Ed Cohen, vice president of Government and Industry Relations for Honda North America will retire...


Honda CEO sets out automaker's EV stall and global model rationalisation

8 May 2019

In a speech spelling out the future direction that the company will take, including its plans for...


Tokyo motor show - Honda Fit hybrid world debut

8 May 2019

Honda is the first manufacturer to announce a global premiere for October's Tokyo motor show....



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