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Civic Type R - how could Honda possibly better it?

23 December 2020

Even though the 2YN series Civic will be fully revealed in February, the tenth generation model remains vibrant. As well it should, being only five years old. And no variant has quite as much vitality as the Type R. Could the successor possibly be as exciting as the latest, mildly facelifted one which sends 320 PS through its front tyres?


Jazz electrified - a B segment technology feast

11 November 2020

Honda's Jazz line, aka Fit in some markets, has a long history if you date it back to the innovative, tall 1983 City runabout that was sold as the Jazz here in the UK and other European markets (because, at the time, British Leyland, or whatever it was called that month, had dibs on the City nameplate which it used for entry level variants of the Mini and Maestro).


2020 Beijing motor show - the world premieres

30 September 2020

Following two media days and two trade days, AutoChina 2020 opened to the public today, 30 September. Below is a list of world premieres.


Honda future models

14 September 2020

Thanks to its sales and production records being broken in China, Honda has been able to offset troubled times both at home and in North America. Profits for fiscal 2020-21 will of course be deeply impacted by the Coronavirus, yet that isn't greatly affecting investments in all manner of new models due out later this decade.

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


just-auto Plus only Honda takes wraps off all-new hybrid HR-V

18 February 2021

Honda has unveiled the latest generation of its popular HR-V compact SUV, available with a powerful and responsive two-motor e:HEV powertrain as standard for the first time. The all-new HR-V delivers exceptional hybrid efficiency and advanced safety and...


just-auto Plus only Honda sets monthly records for automobile production overseas, in Asia and China

28 January 2021

Honda Motor Co., Ltd. announced a summary of automobile production, Japan domestic sales, and export results for the year of 2020 as well as for the month of December 2020. World Production Calendar Year of 2020 Production in Japan experienced a...


Honda builds 100,000 cars in Vietnam

27 January 2021

Honda Vietnam said it had reached a cumulative automobile production milestone of 100,000 units.


just-auto Plus only All-new HR-V to join Honda’s electrified line-up in 2021

18 January 2021

Honda will unveil the latest generation of its popular HR-V in February 2021. The small SUV will feature the company’s advanced two-motor e:HEV powertrain technology as standard for the first time. Honda’s innovative hybrid set-up combines high...


Chip shortage cuts more vehicle production

12 January 2021

Ford, Toyota, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Nissan Motor have all said they would cut vehicle production this month due to a shortage of semiconductors as demand rebounds from the coronavirus crisis.


Honda running out of chips - reports

8 January 2021

Honda Motor will reduce vehicle production in Japan because of a supply shortage of semiconductors used in vehicle control systems, seekingalpha.com reported, citing NikkeiAsia.


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

4 January 2021

Honda Motor Co., Ltd. announced a summary of automobile production, Japan domestic sales, and export results for the month of November 2020. World Production Production in Japan experienced a yearonyear increase for the third consecutive...


just-auto Plus only Honda Cars India realigns production operations to focus on sustainable business efficiency

4 January 2021

Honda Cars India Ltd. (HCIL) announced realignment of its manufacturing operations with the goal of improving business efficiency. To maintain sustainability of operations by leveraging production & supply chain efficiencies, HCIL has decided to...


Honda recalls 1.79m vehicles, most in US, some repeats

16 December 2020

Honda Motor is recalling 1.79m vehicles worldwide in four separate campaigns, including some linked to reported fires, Reuters reported.


Honda leads growth in 'influencer conversations on Twitter'

15 December 2020

Honda Motor witnessed an 80% jump in influencer conversations on Twitter during June-November 2020 over the previous six months, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.


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

30 November 2020

Honda Motor Co., Ltd. announced a summary of automobile production, Japan domestic sales, and export results for the month of October 2020. World Production Production in Japan experienced a year-on-year increase for the second consecutive...


just-auto Plus only Honda to begin sales of all-new N-ONE Mini-vehicle

20 November 2020

Honda Motor Co., Ltd. will begin sales of the all-new N-ONE mini-vehicle on November 20, 2020, at dealerships across Japan. Based on the underlying concept of the Honda N Series, which is to offer “enjoyable lives with N*,” the development team...


Honda US shows off redesigned Civic on Twitch

19 November 2020

Honda's US unit has previewed the 2022 Civic sedan on Twitch, the live streaming entertainment service.


Honda receives type designation for Level 3 automated driving in Japan

11 November 2020

Honda Motor said on Wednesday (11 November) it had received the required type designation for Level 3 automated driving from Japan's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT).


Honda unifies North America manufacturing operations and R&D

9 November 2020

Honda plans to combine all of its automobile manufacturing facilities in the US related to frame, engine, transmission, and related engineering and purchasing operations into one new company, to be named Honda Development & Manufacturing of America (HDMA).


just-auto Plus only Honda Cars India registers 8.3% sales growth in October 2020

3 November 2020

Honda Cars India Ltd (HCIL), leading manufacturer of premium cars in India, registered monthly domestic sales of 10 836 units in October’20 against 10,010 units in corresponding month last year, registering a growth of 8.3%. Commenting on the sales...


just-auto Plus only KEBA named exclusive supplier for Honda Power Charger - the original charging station for the all-electric Honda e

16 October 2020

In the run up to releasing the first all-electric Honda e, KEBA was named the exclusive supplier for Honda Power Charger wall boxes. The charging station was jointly developed in record. When looking for a partner to develop the charging station, the Honda...


Honda US gives Ridgeline truck tougher looks

9 October 2020

Honda Motor is redesigning the looks and the marketing for its sport utility vehicles and trucks to appeal more to US consumers who are paying premiums for rival automakers' vehicles that offer a more rugged, off-road adventure image, a media report said.


just-auto Plus only MOBI announces the first electric vehicle grid integration standard on blockchain in collaboration with Honda, PG&E, and GM among others

9 October 2020

The Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative (MOBI)'s member-led Electric Vehicle Grid Integration (EVGI) Working Group created and launched the automotive industry's first global standard incorporating blockchain technology into a decentralized vehicle...


Honda confirms 17th US Takata inflator related death

5 October 2020

Honda Motor has confirmed a 17th US death tied to a faulty Takata air bag inflator.


just-auto Plus only Honda to provide next generation hybrid power units for INDYCAR

5 October 2020

Honda Supports INDYCAR's announcement of a new hybrid power unit formula, effective beginning with the start of the 2023 NTT season INDYCAR SERIES. Honda Performance Development (HPD) is preparing a 2.4-liter biturbo hybrid power unit capable of...


Honda pulling out of Formula One

2 October 2020

Honda Motor on Friday announced it would end participation in the FIA Formula One (F1) World Championship as a power unit supplier at the end of the 2021 season.


General Motors and Honda eye strategic alliance

3 September 2020

General Motors and Honda said they'd signed a non-binding memorandum of understanding (MoU) to establish a North American automotive alliance.


just-auto Plus only Honda India to sell two City generations

2 September 2020

Honda Cars India Ltd (HCIL) said it would continue selling two versions of the the fourth generation City alongside the new 5G model line. The 4G car will be offered with SV and or V grade trim with a 1.5-litre i-VTEC petrol engine and manual...


just-auto Plus only SoundHound’s Houndify voice AI powers in-car assistant in Honda’s newest European models

27 August 2020

SoundHound Inc the leading innovator of voice-enabled AI and conversational intelligence technologies, announced a milestone in its strategic partnership with Honda Motor Company with the integration of its Houndify voice AI platform into the new Honda e...


UPDATED - Daily automotive coronavirus briefing FREE TO READ

19 August 2020

A daily update of news and views on the COVID-19 coronavirus crisis and its impact on the automotive sector


Several UK plants follow traditional summer schedule

18 August 2020

Several UK manufacturers have either restarted production following the traditional summer break, or are in the shut-down period.


just-auto Plus only Honda: All-new driver feedback feature designed to encourage better, more fuel-efficient driving techniques

7 August 2020

Honda and Acura introduced an all-new Driver Feedback feature to the HondaLink and AcuraLink connected-vehicle applications. The new app-based feature, powered by Verisk Analytics, will allow participating Honda and Acura drivers to receive feedback on...


Mazda H1 sales drop 25%, Honda output down 34%

31 July 2020

Mazda Motor global sales declined by just over 25% year on year to 557,264 units in the first half of 2020, after an 11% drop in June to 108,343 units, the company reported.


just-auto Plus only Honda Cars India launches the all new 5th generation Honda City in India

16 July 2020

Honda Cars India Ltd. (HCIL), leading manufacturer of premium cars in India, today launched its much-awaited All New 5th Generation Honda City in India. First introduced in India in January 1998, Honda City has been the country’s most successful...

Honda news

just-auto Plus only Honda takes wraps off all-new hybrid HR-V

18 February 2021

Honda has unveiled the latest generation of its popular HR-V compact SUV, available with a powerf...


just-auto Plus only Honda sets monthly records for automobile production overseas, in Asia and China

28 January 2021

Honda Motor Co., Ltd. announced a summary of automobile production, Japan domestic sales, and exp...


Honda builds 100,000 cars in Vietnam

27 January 2021

Honda Vietnam said it had reached a cumulative automobile production milestone of 100,000 units....


just-auto Plus only All-new HR-V to join Honda’s electrified line-up in 2021

18 January 2021

Honda will unveil the latest generation of its popular HR-V in February 2021. The small SUV wi...


Chip shortage cuts more vehicle production

12 January 2021

Ford, Toyota, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Nissan Motor have all said they would cut vehicle pro...


Honda running out of chips - reports

8 January 2021

Honda Motor will reduce vehicle production in Japan because of a supply shortage of semiconductor...



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