Apr 28, 2015

Honda profit forecast trails estimates on recalls, U.S. sales

Honda Motor Co. forecast profit that fell short of analyst estimates as the carmaker recovers from its worst vehicle recalls in decades. Net income will probably rise to ¥525 billion in the fiscal year ending March 2016, based on U.S. GAAP accounting standards, from ...

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 ...