Oct 23, 2015

Honda shelves plan to build new plant in China

Honda Motor Co. has put off a plan to build a new plant in China amid recent signs of a slowdown in the world’s second-largest economy, according to sources familiar with the matter. The automaker is likely to decide on whether to build the ...

Oct 21, 2015

Honda joins race for self-driving car

Honda said Wednesday it would put a commercialized self-driving car on the road by 2020, challenging rivals Toyota and Nissan which are also betting on the future of autonomous vehicles. The announcement, ahead of the Tokyo Motor Show next week, comes as the auto ...

Lexus, Toyota named best-performing brands in annual consumer survey

Oct 21, 2015

Lexus, Toyota named best-performing brands in annual consumer survey

Elaborate new transmissions are helping automakers meet rising fuel economy standards, but they’re also requiring more trips to the repair shop. Transmission problems tripped up Honda, Nissan, Jeep and other brands in Consumer Reports’ annual reliability survey. Drivers reported rough shifting, clutch failure and ...

Sep 10, 2015

Honda to hand Takahashi MotoGP debut

The Honda Racing Corporation team has announced that Saitama native Takumi Takahashi has been handed a wild-card place on the MotoGP grid for the Grand Prix of Japan, which will be held on Oct. 11 at the Twin Ring Motegi in Ibaraki Prefecture. It ...

Sep 4, 2015

Auto recalls break record in Japan; air bags not only problem

More vehicles have been recalled in Japan since April than in any year previously, largely due to potentially fatal Takata Corp. air bag inflators, the government said Thursday. A total of 10,292,339 cars were recalled in connection with 131 cases reported to the transport ...

Honda to start leasing walking assistance device

Jul 22, 2015

Honda to start leasing walking assistance device

Honda Motor Co. will start lease sales in November of its Honda Walking Assist Device for use in mobility rehabilitation at hospitals and other facilities in Japan. The 2.7-kg device, which is worn on the waist and thighs, helps to lift the user’s knees ...

Honda to debut jet plane in Brazil

Jul 21, 2015

Honda to debut jet plane in Brazil

Honda Motor Co.’s first jet plane will soon debut in Brazil, where a new class of rich corporate executive is emerging on the back of brisk economic growth, the automaker’s U.S. aircraft unit said Monday. The number of pre-orders for the HondaJet has already ...