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 ...

New Honda chief discusses air bags, Asimo

Jul 9, 2015

New Honda chief discusses air bags, Asimo

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Although the root cause of Takata Corp.’s deadly air bag malfunctions remains unclear, Honda’s new president on Thursday tried to reassure drivers and passengers that recalled vehicles are rendered safe with replacement inflators. “Takata told us that the new inflator is safe, and we ...

Jul 9, 2015

Honda adds 4.5 million cars to Takata air bag recall

Honda Motor Co. added 4.5 million more vehicles globally to recalls involving Takata Corp. air bags Thursday, expanding preventative measures amid a growing toll of motorists injured or killed by the safety devices. The recall involves 1.63 million vehicles including Fit small cars and ...

Jul 2, 2015

Top automakers pony up ¥6 billion for hydrogen stations in Japan

Toyota Motor Corp., Nissan Motor Co. and Honda Motor Co. will together spend around ¥5 billion to ¥6 billion over the next five years to help build hydrogen stations for fuel-cell vehicles in Japan. The financial assistance, designed to partially cover the operating expenses ...