Honda opens new plant in Thailand

May 13, 2016

Honda opens new plant in Thailand

Honda Motor Co.’s Thai unit on Thursday officially opened a new assembly and engine plant around 120 km northeast of Bangkok. Construction of the plant at the Rojana Industrial Park began in 2013, with the automaker investing 17.15 billion baht (around $485 million). It ...

May 8, 2016

Honda to expand Takata air bag recall by 20 million: report

In a widening scandal that led to the biggest auto recall in U.S. history, Honda Motor Co. will recall an additional 20 million Takata-made air bags globally, a newspaper said Sunday. Tokyo-based auto parts giant Takata is struggling to deal with a defect that ...

Mar 30, 2016

Honda and Takata's stealth air bag fix

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In August 2009, after ruptured air bag inflators in Honda vehicles were linked to least four injuries and a death, the automaker quietly requested a design change and did not notify U.S. regulators, Honda confirmed in response to inquiries from Reuters. Honda Motor Co. ...

Japanese automakers set sales records in U.S.

Mar 2, 2016

Japanese automakers set sales records in U.S.

An energetic market for sports utility vehicles and pickups drove record sales in the U.S. for Toyota Motor Corp. and Nissan Motor Co. in February, while Honda Motor Co. notched up double-digit percentage growth in passenger car sales, data showed Tuesday. Drawn by low ...