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Latest insights


Chinese auto industry impacted hard by coronavirus

3 February 2020

China's automotive industry is expected to take a massive hit from the rapid spread of the corona virus in the last two weeks, at least in the first quarter of the year but very possibly for longer.


Honda future models for the 2020s

16 December 2019

This first part of a look at the future models of Honda Motor offers an overview of the Honda brand's global line-up by segment. This will be followed by what's coming for Acura.


2019 Tokyo motor show - the world premieres

24 October 2019

The following vehicles were world debuts at the 2019 Tokyo motor show.


CR-V Hybrid makes strong case for electrified Hondas

22 October 2019

Honda, an unfathomably minor brand in Britain, offers a small range of vehicles, each one being worthy of a lot more attention from buyers. The CR-V Hybrid illustrates that point perfectly and signals a change of strategy with electrification now the default setting for future Honda models in the European region.

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 extends Wuhan closures by another week

17 February 2020

Honda Motor said at the end of last week it would postpone the restart of vehicle assembly operations in Wuhan, the city at the centre of China's coronavirus outbreak, by at least a week at the request of the local authorities.


just-auto Plus only Honda to begin sales of all-new Fit in Japan

14 February 2020

Honda Motor Co., Ltd. will begin sales of the all-new Fit on February 14, 2020 at dealerships across Japan. Based on the outstanding performance and functionality established by successive generations of Fit, the all-new Fit offers the“four...


Automakers plan gradual resumption of China output

10 February 2020

Some carmakers were likely to have restarted output at China factories after shutting temporarily due to the coronavirus, media reports on Monday ( February) said.


just-auto Plus only Honda reaches major sales and manufacturing milestones in Canada

10 February 2020

Today, Honda Canada Inc., celebrates two significant milestones with the production of Honda of Canada Mfg.'s nine-millionth vehicle at the company's manufacturing facility in Ontario and the sale of the company's five-millionth vehicle across the...


Honda hikes full year operating profit forecast

7 February 2020

Although the coronavirus is likely to take a toll on fourth fiscal quarter and full year 2019/2020 results (it is closing its Wuhan joint venture factory with Dongfeng until at least 14 February), Honda Motor has hiked its full year operating profit forecast by JPY40.0bn to JPY730bn to reflect an increase in unit sales in Japan, lower general expenses and better foreign currency effects.


just-auto Plus only Honda sets all-time calendar year records for automobile production in China

31 January 2020

Honda Motor Co., Ltd. today announced a summary of automobile production, Japan domestic sales, and export results for the year of 2019 as well as for the month of December 2019. World Production Record high for calendar year and the month of December:...


Honda, Toyota recall over 5m cars worldwide

22 January 2020

Honda Motor said it was recalling around 2.7m vehicles in North America for potentially defective airbag inflators manufactured by the now bankrupt Takata Corporation.


Honda builds 20m cars in Ohio

14 January 2020

Honda of America Manufacturing's original US car factory at Marysville, Ohio, has built its 20 millionth vehicle.


Isuzu and Honda sign an agreement to conduct joint research on fuel cell-powered heavy-duty trucks

12 January 2020

Isuzu Motors Limited and Honda R&D Co., Ltd., a R&D subsidiary of Honda Motor Co., Ltd., today signed an agreement to undertake joint research on heavy-duty trucks, utilizing fuel cells (FC) as the powertrain.


just-auto Plus only American Honda becomes the first OEM to integrate cloud diagnostics directly into the CCC X data exchange

9 January 2020

CCC Information Services and American Honda Motor announce that the OEM becomes the first to integrate its diagnostics scanning cloud technology into the CCC X data exchange, simplifying scanning and reporting for Honda and Acura vehicles. Honda diagnostics...


just-auto Plus only Honda showing CASE products and services at CES 2020

20 December 2019

Demonstrating new technologies and partnerships aimed at “expanding life’s potential through mobility,” Honda’s exhibit at CES 2020 will feature global debuts of concepts that integrate connected, autonomous, shared, and electric (CASE)...


just-auto Plus only Honda Xcelerator to debut at CES 2020

17 December 2019

Honda Xcelerator, a global open innovation program from Honda Innovations, will debut collaborations at CES 2020 with startups focused on augmenting human capabilities and devices that enhance workplace ergonomics for the manufacturing environment. Honda...


Honda to launch a self-driving Legend

13 December 2019

Honda Motor will release a car next summer that can pilot itself with a driver's hands off the wheel and eyes off the road - a first for a Japanese automaker, the Nikkei reported.


just-auto Plus only Honda sets monthly records for automobile production in China

29 November 2019

Honda Motor Co., Ltd. today announced a summary of automobile production, Japan domestic sales, and export results for the month of October 2019. Production Outside of Japan Production in Japan for the month of October 2019 experienced a year-on-year...


just-auto Plus only Honda holds the world premiere of the 5th generation all-new Honda City, creating a “REIMAGINE” phenomenon that goes beyond any possibilities

26 November 2019

Honda Automobile (Thailand) Co., Ltd. officially launched the world premiere of the 5th generation all-new Honda City in Thailand, the next level of a city car that offers an unprecedented and unparalleled experience that goes beyond any possibilities. The...


Honda lowers profit expectations, beats analysts on revenue, EPS

8 November 2019

Although it lowered its full year operating profit forecast due to currency movements, Honda Motor nonetheless beat analysts' projections for second fiscal quarter earnings per share and sales.


just-auto Plus only 2020 Honda CR-V: America's favorite crossover gets significant upgrades in technology, features and LX powertrain

7 November 2019

The refreshed 2020 Honda CR-V, an updated take on America's most popular crossover, begins arriving in dealerships tomorrow with a refreshed exterior design, new and upgraded features, and a new turbocharged powertrain for the popular LX trim, along with...


just-auto Plus only Honda sets first half of fiscal year records for automobile production worldwide and in China

31 October 2019

Honda Motor Co., Ltd. today announced a summary of automobile production, Japan domestic sales, and export results for the first half of the current fiscal year (April 2019-March 2020) and the month of September 2019. The First Half of Current Fiscal...


Honda and Hitachi create US$16bn supplier

30 October 2019

Honda is to make each of Keihin, Showa, and Nissin its wholly-owned subsidiary and merge them into Hitachi Automotive Systems to create a US$15.6bn supplier leviatian.


Honda may close an Indian plant - report

25 October 2019

Honda India may close a plant, turning the site into an R&D operation and small CKD kit assembly operation, a local report said.


Honda teams with Vattenfall for EV tariffs

24 October 2019

Honda is to collaborate with Vattenfall to provide an electricity tariff tailored for electric vehicle owners in Europe.


just-auto Plus only Honda to evolve its original high-efficiency electrification technologies as “Honda e:TECHNOLOGY”

24 October 2019

Honda Motor Co., Ltd. today announced the establishment of Honda e:TECHNOLOGY, a new collective name which represents Honda’s original high-efficiency electrification technologies including electrified two- and four-wheeled mobility products as well as...


just-auto Plus only Honda unveils the world premiere of all-new Fit at the 46th Tokyo Motor Show 2019

24 October 2019

Honda Motor Co., Ltd. today held the world premiere of the all-new Fit at the 46th Tokyo Motor Show 2019. The all-new Fit will be exhibited at the Honda booth for the duration of the show (Press days: October 23-24, Public days: October 25 – November...


Honda Europe speeds up electrification plans

23 October 2019

Honda Europe said an accelerated Electric Vision strategy would see all its mainstream models electrified by 2022, three years earlier than previously planned.


Honda announces all-hybrid Jazz for Europe

23 October 2019

Honda has unveiled the redesigned, fourth generation Jazz [aka Fit], featuring advanced two-motor hybrid powertrain technology as standard for the first time.


Honda acquires Drivemode, developer of smartphone apps for drivers

8 October 2019

Start-up company Drivemode has became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Honda R&D.


just-auto Plus only Honda Japan sales up 20.3% in August 2019

30 September 2019

Honda Motor announced a summary of automobile production, Japan domestic sales, and export results for the month of August 2019. Worldwide Production Japan: August 2019 - 65,674 units; change - 12.9%; CYTD 2019 - 617,962 units; change -...


Honda to phase out diesels in Europe by 2021, cut variants

24 September 2019

Honda Motor announced it will phase out diesel cars from its European line-up by 2021, as the popularity of the fuel across the region continues to decline due to emissions concerns.


just-auto Plus only Continental equips Honda e with smartphone based Digital Key

12 September 2019

With the smart device integrated access solution CoSmA, which will be available to buyers of a Honda e, the technology company Continental demonstrates, what digitalisation in the automotive industry looks like. In addition to the car key, buyers of a new...


just-auto Plus only Honda Cars India launches car leasing services in partner with Orix

11 September 2019

In its endeavour to cater to the evolving customer preferences, Honda Cars India (HCIL), a leading manufacturer of premium cars in India, announced the launch of its new car leasing services in association with Orix, one of India’s largest car leasing...

Honda news

Honda extends Wuhan closures by another week

17 February 2020

Honda Motor said at the end of last week it would postpone the restart of vehicle assembly operat...


just-auto Plus only Honda to begin sales of all-new Fit in Japan

14 February 2020

Honda Motor Co., Ltd. will begin sales of the all-new Fit on February 14, 2020 at dealerships acr...


Automakers plan gradual resumption of China output

10 February 2020

Some carmakers were likely to have restarted output at China factories after shutting temporarily...


just-auto Plus only Honda reaches major sales and manufacturing milestones in Canada

10 February 2020

Today, Honda Canada Inc., celebrates two significant milestones with the production of Honda of C...


Honda hikes full year operating profit forecast

7 February 2020

Although the coronavirus is likely to take a toll on fourth fiscal quarter and full year 2019/202...


Chinese auto industry impacted hard by coronavirus

3 February 2020

China's automotive industry is expected to take a massive hit from the rapid spread of the corona...



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