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COMMENT - Swindon closure underlines Honda's failure in Europe

19 February 2019

There's plenty of commentary around on the decision by Honda to shut its UK manufacturing facilities at Swindon. Some say it's all about Brexit and the ongoing uncertainties that brings, while others claim Brexit has absolutely nothing to do with it. The reality is a little more complex.


2019 CES world debuts list

11 January 2019

OEMs, tech companies and suppliers announced multiple vehicle and technology world premieres at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.


Honda and Everus future models and platforms

18 December 2018

The recent spotlight on the future models plans of Acura now shifts to the namesake brand of the luxury division's parent: Honda. There is also a look at Everus, the new electric vehicles brand for China.


Will new 2HX CR-V give Honda Europe the boost it needs?

13 December 2018

What Honda claims is 'the world's best selling SUV' is newly available in European countries, some two years since the 2HX series model went on sale in the USA. Major changes over the former 2WS include the option of a seven-seat layout, the deletion of the diesel engine and the choice of turbocharged petrol powertrains, one of which is a hybrid.

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


Unite 'does not accept' Honda UK plant has no future

19 February 2019

British labour body, Unite says it refuses to accept there is no future for Honda's factory in the Southern England city of Swindon following the Japanese manufacturer's decision to shutter the plant in 2021 with the loss of 3,500 jobs.


Any Honda UK plant closure "shattering blow" - Unite

18 February 2019

British labour body, Unite says reports circulating Honda is to close its southern England plant in Swindon with the potential loss of 3,500 jobs, would be a "shattering blow" to UK manufacturing.


just-auto Plus only Honda Cars India begins pre-launch orders for new 10th Generation Civic

15 February 2019

Honda Cars India, a leading manufacturer of premium cars in India, will commence the pre-launch bookings for the eagerly awaited all-new tenth Generation Honda Civic from 15 February 2019. The pre-launch booking can be made at all authorised Honda dealerships...


CATL to supply batteries for new Honda EV

8 February 2019

Honda Motor has signed a new partnership agreement with Chinese electric vehicle (EV) battery manufacturer Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL) to secure the supply of EV batteries for future vehicle models.


just-auto Plus only Honda Cars India sales surge 3% in January 2019

6 February 2019

Honda Cars India, a leading manufacturer of passenger cars in India, registered a growth of 23% with monthly domestic sales of 18,261 units in January 2019 against 14,838 units in the corresponding month in 2018. HCIL also exported a total of 200 units in...


just-auto Plus only Honda US sales up 1.5% in January 2019

4 February 2019

American Honda Motor (AHM) reported January 2019 sales of 106,139 Honda and Acura vehicles, an increase of 1.5% versus January 2018 Honda sales highlights Continuing sales momentum from late 2018 led the Honda brand to a new January truck sales...


Honda Q3 profits fall on flat sales revenue

1 February 2019

Honda Motor said fiscal third quarter (to 31 December, 2018) sales revenue of JPY3,973.6bn was essentially flat due mainly to an increase in motorcycle unit sales in countries such as Vietnam and an increase in sales revenue from financial services business. This was offset by unfavourable foreign currency effects.


just-auto Plus only Honda America sells 667,762 passenger cars in 2018

1 February 2019

With retail passenger car sales totalling 667,762 units in 2018, Honda was the retail best-selling passenger car brand in America in 2018 – a first in the brand’s 49-year history – according to just-released retail sales data from Urban...


just-auto Plus only Honda North America produces 1,820,779 automobiles in 2018

31 January 2019

Honda finished 2018 with production of 1,820,779 automobiles in North America, which included a 2.7% increase in US automobile production of 1,240,487 Honda and Acura cars and light trucks. As a result, the company's 2018 US auto sales were 91.9% North...


just-auto Plus only Honda Japan sales up 0.9% in December 2018

30 January 2019

Honda Motor announced a summary of automobile production, Japan domestic sales, and export results for the calendar year 2018 as well as for the month of December 2018. Worldwide Production Japan: CY 2018 - 891,248 units; change - 9.0%; December 2018...


Zipcar and Honda expand strategic mobility partnership

29 January 2019

Car-share firm Zipcar and Honda have announced an expansion of their strategic mobility partnership.


CES - Honda claims firsts for Dream Drive prototype cockpit

9 January 2019

Honda has showed off Dream Drive, a prototype of what is says is the auto industry's "first integrated driver and passenger infotainment, commerce, services and rewards dashboards within the vehicle environment", at CES 2019.


just-auto Plus only Honda US sales up 3.9% in December 2018

4 January 2019

American Honda Motor (AHM) reported December 2018 sales of 155,115 Honda and Acura vehicles, an increase of 3.9% versus December 2017 Honda sales highlights Honda finished 2018 on a strong note with both cars and trucks gaining in December, overcoming...


just-auto Plus only Honda Cars India sales up 4% in December 2018

2 January 2019

Honda Cars India, leading manufacturer of passenger cars in India, registered a growth of 4% with monthly domestic sales of 13,139 units in December 2018 against 12,642 units in the corresponding month in 2017.   HCIL also exported a total of 315 units...


just-auto Plus only Honda Japan sales up 5.7% in November2018

27 December 2018

Honda Motor announced a summary of automobile production, Japan domestic sales, and export results for the month of November 2018. Worldwide Production Japan: November 2018 - 86,283 units; change - 9.4%; YTD 2018 - 809,427 units; change - 9.3% Outside of...


just-auto Plus only Honda's 2018-2019 model lineup feature highest available safety ratings

18 December 2018

Honda's model year 2018-2019 car and light-truck line-up features vehicles with the highest available safety ratings issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Every tested...


just-auto Plus only Honda collaborates to develop new battery chemistry

7 December 2018

Scientists from Honda Research Institute have collaborated with researchers at California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory to develop a new battery chemistry that enables the use of materials with higher energy density...


just-auto Plus only Honda Alabama plant begins 2019 Honda Passport SUV production

7 December 2018

More than 1,500 associates at Honda Manufacturing of Alabama celebrated the start of mass production of the all-new 2019 Honda Passport SUV. Going on sale early next year, Passport is produced exclusively at HMA and will play an important role in Honda's...


just-auto Plus only Honda Innovations to invest in venture capital firms to promote start-ups

6 December 2018

Honda Innovations, the Silicon Valley arm of Honda R&D, aims to foster early-stage start-up ecosystems globally with four venture capital (VC) partnerships. These VC partnerships enhance Honda Xcelerator's tools – direct co-development and...


just-auto Plus only Honda US sales down 9.5% in November 2018

4 December 2018

American Honda Motor (AHM) reported November 2018 sales of 120,534 Honda and Acura vehicles, a decrease of 9.5% versus November 2017 Honda sales highlights Honda sedans drew strength in November from notably improved Accord sales while electrified vehicles...


just-auto Plus only Nidec to mass produce Honda Omni Traction Drive System

3 December 2018

Nidec-Shimpo Corporation is collaborating with Honda Motor ("Honda") in a joint effort to mass-produce an omni-directional driving wheel system, the "Honda Omni Traction Drive System" (the "system") developed by Honda. The product...


just-auto Plus only Honda Cars India sales up 10% in November 2018

3 December 2018

Honda Cars India (HCIL), leading manufacturer of passenger cars in India, registered a growth of 10% with monthly domestic sales of 13,006 units in November 2018 against 11,819 units in the corresponding month last year. HCIL also exported a total of 543...


just-auto Plus only Honda Japan sales up 8.9% in October 2018

29 November 2018

Honda Motor announced a summary of automobile production, Japan domestic sales, and export results for the month of October 2018. Worldwide Production Japan: October 2018 - 88,818 units; change - 22.7%; YTD 2018 - 723,144 units; change -...


just-auto Plus only ASEAN NCAP scores fifth-gen Honda CR-V five stars

19 November 2018

Honda Cars Philippines (HCPI), Honda’s automobile business unit in the Philippines, announced that the Honda CR-V received two distinguished safety-related awards at the ASEAN NCAP (ASEAN New Car Assessment Program) Grand Prix Awards 2018, which took...


just-auto Plus only American Honda sales drop 4.1% in October 2018

2 November 2018

American Honda trucks and electrified vehicles spark strong October sales. Acura RDX records best October and second-best single month in history, jumping 75%. Honda Sales Highlights The Honda brand enjoyed its 4th best October sales month of all time as...


just-auto Plus only Honda Motor sales revenue up 5% to JPY7,865.8bn in H1 2018

30 October 2018

Honda Motor announced its consolidated financial results for the fiscal first half ended 30 September 2018. Consolidated sales revenue for the fiscal first half (1 April 2018 through 30 September 2018) amounted to JPY7,865.8bn (US$69.68bn), an increase of...


just-auto Plus only Honda Japan sales down 6.5% in September 2018

29 October 2018

Honda Motor announced a summary of automobile production, Japan domestic sales, and export results for the first half of the current fiscal year (April 2018-March 2019) and the month of September 2018. Worldwide Production Japan: September 2018 -...


just-auto Plus only Honda America presents new 2019 Honda Civic Si

26 October 2018

The 2019 Honda Civic Si Sedan and Coupe begin arriving at dealerships sporting a range of interior improvements, new exterior colours and an updated display audio system with a new interface that includes a volume knob and physical buttons for key functions,...


just-auto Plus only Honda Motor and SoundHound to develop voice-enabled AI assistant

25 October 2018

SoundHound, the leading innovator in voice-enabled AI and conversational intelligence technologies, announced a strategic partnership with Honda Motor to accelerate the development of voice-enabled AI assistant. SoundHound’s Houndify voice and...


just-auto Plus only Honda India surpasses 50,000 new Amaze sales in five months

23 October 2018

Honda Cars India, leading manufacturer of premium cars in India, announced that its all-new Amaze has crossed 50,000 vehicle sales mark in just 5 months since its launch in mid-May 2018. The all new Amaze has been a hugely successful launch of 2018 and is...

Honda news

COMMENT - Swindon closure underlines Honda's failure in Europe

19 February 2019

There's plenty of commentary around on the decision by Honda to shut its UK manufacturing facilit...


Unite 'does not accept' Honda UK plant has no future

19 February 2019

British labour body, Unite says it refuses to accept there is no future for Honda's factory in th...


Any Honda UK plant closure "shattering blow" - Unite

18 February 2019

British labour body, Unite says reports circulating Honda is to close its southern England plant...


just-auto Plus only Honda Cars India begins pre-launch orders for new 10th Generation Civic

15 February 2019

Honda Cars India, a leading manufacturer of premium cars in India, will commence the pre-launch b...


CATL to supply batteries for new Honda EV

8 February 2019

Honda Motor has signed a new partnership agreement with Chinese electric vehicle (EV) battery man...


just-auto Plus only Honda Cars India sales surge 3% in January 2019

6 February 2019

Honda Cars India, a leading manufacturer of passenger cars in India, registered a growth of 23% w...



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