HondaJet makes maiden flight from Sendai to Tokyo

Apr 23, 2015

HondaJet makes maiden flight from Sendai to Tokyo

Honda Motor Co.’s first jet plane made its maiden flight Thursday as the company seeks to boost its reputation for cutting-edge technology. The seven-seat aircraft took off from Sendai and landed at Tokyo’s Haneda airport Thursday afternoon, said Kosuke Kachi, a Honda spokesman. The ...

Apr 21, 2015

As car sales slow in China, automakers trim prices

China’s auto sales growth is slowing to a “new normal” with Bayerische Motoren Werke AG to Honda Motor Co. trimming their prices to sustain demand. BMW will reduce production in the quarter that began this month and has cut prices on some models to ...

Apr 14, 2015

Honda admits Takata air bag fault in Florida injury

Honda Motor Co. on Monday said that a faulty air bag made by Takata Corp. ruptured in the crash of a Honda Civic in March in Florida, injuring the driver. A metal fragment hurled from a front airbag inflator struck the driver in the ...

Mar 26, 2015

Domestic auto output fell 5.8% on year in February

The combined domestic production of Toyota Motor Corp. and seven other Japanese carmakers fell 5.8 percent year on year to 771,945 units in February, down for the eighth month straight, data released by the companies says. The results, released Wednesday, underscored that last April’s ...

Small SUVs, pricey sports cars dominate at Geneva auto show

Mar 3, 2015

Small SUVs, pricey sports cars dominate at Geneva auto show

Small SUVs for families and powerful sports cars for the rich are the big things at this year’s Geneva International Motor Show. Environmentally correct electrics and hybrids, not so much — thanks to cheaper gas and limits on battery life. Here are the major ...

Feb 23, 2015

Honda president stepping down amid air bag crisis

Honda said Monday that its president was stepping down as the firm grapples with an exploding air bag crisis linked to at least five deaths that also led to the recall of millions of vehicles. The automaker said the move was squarely aimed at ...

Feb 12, 2015

Honda bets that Chinese tastes will prevail in Japan, too

by Ma Jie

Honda Motor Co. designed the Jade minivan with the extended Chinese family in mind, appealing to the preference for space to carry relatives. The automaker is pitching the same car to Japanese consumers with a twist. Sales of the 1.5-liter engine Jade begin tomorrow ...

Honda's aim in returning to F-1 is to win, president says

Feb 12, 2015

Honda's aim in returning to F-1 is to win, president says

The most important thing in Honda Motor Co.’s return to Formula One is to win races, said Takanobu Ito, the automaker’s president and chief executive officer. “Without a win, 99 percent of the race’s objective cannot be accomplished,” Ito said Tuesday in an interview. ...