Aug 2, 2016

Honda's quarterly profit sinks 6% after Kumamoto quake damage

Honda Motor Co. recorded a better-than-expected ¥174.6 billion profit ($1.7 billion) for the fiscal first quarter, as it gradually recovers from damage caused by the earthquakes in Kumamoto Prefecture. Honda said Tuesday that April to June profit fell 6 percent from a year ago, ...

Jul 20, 2016

Takata allegedly gave manipulated air bag test data to Honda

Japanese auto parts maker Takata Corp. manipulated air bag test data that it supplied to Honda Motor Co., sources said, citing a third-party investigation. The investigators examined the data after Takata, which has faced massive global recalls over defective air bags, acknowledged that parts ...

Jun 9, 2016

Honda recalls 784,000 vehicles in Japan over Takata air bags

Honda Motor Co. is recalling 784,000 vehicles in Japan due to faulty Takata Corp. air bag inflators for front passenger seats. The recall, announced Thursday, is the latest over inflators that may explode with too much force. This recall covers the Odyssey minivan, Accord ...

Jun 6, 2016

Suzuki, MMC hit by minicar sales slump

Two Suzuki Motor Corp. minicar models were among the top 10 best-selling vehicles in Japan in May, but sales were still down on last year amid revelations of improper fuel-testing methods, industry data released Monday showed. The auto manufacturer, which revealed the same month ...

Jun 2, 2016

Honda to set up AI research base in Tokyo

Honda Motor Co. said Thursday that subsidiary Honda R&D Co. plans to establish a research and development base specializing in artificial intelligence in the Akasaka district of Tokyo in September. The major automaker will consolidate almost all of its AI-related R&D activities in the ...