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Honda confirms 11th US death tied to ruptured Takata air bag inflator
Honda Motor said on Monday it had confirmed an 11th U.S. death involving one of its vehicles tied to a faulty Takata air bag inflator. The Japanese automaker said the incident occurred in Florida in June...
Honda introduces two new 'green' cars that are joining its lineup
Honda unveiled two new additions to its Clarity lineup at the New York Auto Show Wednesday, in a bid to offer drivers more alternatives to gas-powered cars. The vehicles are variations of the original...
Trump rips BMW and Mercedes, but auto industry a complex target
[...] his musing shows an incomplete understanding of how globalized the auto industry has become since Ronald Reagan went after Toyota and Honda in the 1980s. Trump has criticized other companies and...
Waymo, Honda considering team-up for self-driving car research
Enlarge / The Waymo self-driving car prototype. Waymo reader comments 1 Share this story Honda Motor Co. and Waymo, the newly renamed Google/Alphabet self-driving car initiative, could be teaming up soon....
Honda aims for the purists with the 2017 Civic Si
reader comments 20 Share this story The all-new 2017 Honda Civic Si. Honda There's a big rear spoiler to signal to the world that this is a sporty Civic. Honda The side-skirts are rather aggressively...
Honda recalls 350,000 Civics for brake defect
Honda is recalling 350,083 of its new 2016 Civics because the electric parking brake may not engage when the engine is turned off, leading to the possibility that the car could roll away and crash. It's...
Congressman sues political rival, claims former staffer stole campaign data
Enlarge / Rep. Mike Honda (pictured here) sued his challenger, Ro Khanna, "Ro for Congress," and Brian Parvizshahi, Khanna's former campaign manager, on Thursday.Bill Clark / Getty Images News reader...
Honda engineers scaled back rare earth metals in hybrid engines significantly
A rotor for the i-DCD drive motor, using rare earth metal-free magnets.HondaHonda said on Tuesday that it had created the first commercial hybrid-electric vehicle motor without using any heavy rare earth...
Thanks to “3DQ” you can actually see out of the new Acura NSX
HondaModern supercars and hypercars are blazingly fast. Ironically, the sensation of speed they generate is often dampened by the fact that you often can't see a thing from the driver's seat. Blame a...
2016 Honda Civic Coupe Release Date, Price and Specs - Roadshow
From a rational perspective, the 2016 Honda Civic Coupe makes absolutely no sense. It comes in the same trim levels, drivetrain options and suspension tuning as the new Civic sedan, but the lack of rear...
Honda plans to produce the EV-Cub by 2018
The electric-powered version of the Honda Super Cub is slated to go into production in 2018, according to the company's new President and CEO, Takahiro Hachigo. First introduced as a concept model in...
You can now find IBM Watson in Formula One racing pits
IBM and Honda have inked a deal for IBM Watson technology and analytics to be used in the automaker's Formula One (F1) cars and pits to improve performance and racing decisions in real-time.Announced...
Honda injects more power and comfort into 2016 Civic Coupe
Fresh on the heels of having the Civic Sedan named North American Car of the year for 2016, Honda has introduced a completely new version of the Civic Coupe. This latest iteration incorporates some of...
New Civic hatchback prototype brings the hot back to Honda - Roadshow
Hatch lovers, rejoice! The venerable Civic hatchback has returned, at least in prototype form. The lean, mean Ford Focus fighting machine debuted today here at the Geneva Motor Show, and joins the coupe,...
Honda is already recalling the brand-new 2016 Civic - Roadshow
Enlarge ImageSome Civics have been languishing on lots as a result of a stop-sale related to this issue. Wayne Cunningham/Roadshow Honda's 2016 Civic is, by and large, a lovely car. Our first take looked...
Honda to start making gasoline-electric cars in China this year
TOKYO (Reuters) - Honda Motor Co Ltd plans to start making gasoline-electric hybrid cars in China later this year, to meet increasingly stringent fuel economy regulations in a country blighted by worsening...
Review: In Depth: Acura ILX
Design, interior and infotainmentAcura always held an odd spot in the auto world – the Honda luxury sub brand was a step up from its mainstream cars, but not quite on the same level of refinement and performance...
Honda to offer new fuel cell vehicle in California in 2016
Honda Motor Co said on Thursday it will start selling its new hydrogen fuel cell vehicle in California by year's end.Honda is the latest automaker to bring a small number of hydrogen powered vehicles...
Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are better with two screens
When Honda debuted the ninth-generation Accord for the 2013 model year, the top trim models had one of the worst infotainment systems I've ever used. The system consisted of two LCD displays in the car's...
Honda, GM consider joint fuel cell plant: Asahi Shimbun
TOKYO (Reuters) - Honda Motor and General Motors are considering jointly building a fuel cell plant as the automakers try to cut the cost of developing electric cars, Japan's Asahi Shimbun daily reported...
How does the 2017 Honda Pilot stack up to the competition? - Roadshow
The second-gen Ridgeline is a chance for Honda to make up a lot of lost ground in the U.S. truck market. Antuan Goodwin/CNET Historically speaking, the Honda Ridgeline has been the worst-selling pickup...
Honda goes truckin' with new Ridgeline at NAIAS
Honda has unveiled a new-generation Ridgeline pickup truck at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. After a short hiatus from the market, the new Ridgeline returns with many of the features...
2017 Honda Ridgeline has a cool dual-action tailgate (pictures) - Roadshow
Honda describes the Ridgeline's performance, in its own words, as offering "robust medium-duty off-road and towing capability with superior on-road, all-weather handling, traction and performance." Read...
2017 Honda Ridgeline Release Date, Price and Specs - Roadshow
Ten years after the original Ridgeline debuted at the North American International Auto Show, the second-generation model made its debut at the 2016 edition of the Detroit-based event. And you know what?...
Honda begins deliveries of HondaJet, its first light jet
Honda is officially shipping jets for the first time. The ceremonial first delivery of the HondaJet executive light jet was recently made at the world headquarters of Honda Aircraft Company in Greensboro,...
Review: Honda HR-V
Design, interior and infotainmentCrossover utility vehicles (CUVs) are here to stay, so it's time we embrace the hatchback on stilts. Honda's latest attempt to attract buyers that desire a small car with...
Honda gives the best look yet at the all-new Ridgeline pickup - CNET
Enlarge ImageIf we were betting folk, we'd wager that the Ridgeline's interior is equally as Pilot-based as its front fascia. Honda Honda has confirmed that the 2016 North American International Auto Show...
Honda’s business jet about to hit market
Last week, Honda Aircraft Co. won regulatory approval to begin full production, said Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Elizabeth Cory. HondaJet’s model HA-420 business jet will be made at a...
2016 Honda Pilot Elite review - CNET
The largest Honda model gets a makeover for the 2016 model year. The new Pilot is 3.5 inches longer than before, almost 2 inches of which is in the longer wheelbase. The footprint is larger, but the Pilot...
Want to see the new Honda Ridgeline? Take a look at this Baja race truck
Enlarge ImageHonda's Ridgeline Baja Race Truck hints at the styling direction for the all-new 2017 Ridgeline pickup. Honda Forthcoming automaker products are usually kept under lock and key, and they aren't...
What’s happening in Kakadu?
Tim N Meegs posted these photos of an overturned Jurassic Park camper on the Stolen Cars in Darwin Facebook page with the comment, "anyone looking for this one?". THERE’S something on the loose...
Honda recall affects 2016 CR-Vs over potential air bag issue
Honda is recalling some 2016 CR-V SUVs to replace Takata air bags that could rupture in a crash and send metal fragments flying. The recall affects just 515 of the small sport utility vehicles, and Honda...
Honda updates its crossover motorcycle lineup
Along with several prototype motorcycles that were unveiled ahead of the Tokyo Moto Show, Honda also announced updates to its Crossover X-models – namely the VFR1200X Crosstourer, NC750X and CB500X. The...
Electric car charging put to test in Marshall Islands
Honda is to test EV charging technologies in the Marshall Islands. Honda is doing this with the cooperation of the Marshall Islands government. The initiative will involve the (1) Fit electric vehicle...
Tight handling and new electronics make the 2016 Honda Civic a star compact
The Ford Mustang boasts 51 years of continuous production, and the Chevrolet Corvette 63 years. The Honda Civic may not boast similar performance to those iconic sports cars, but it is gaining an equal...
Honda sharpens CBR500R sports bike
Honda's second-generation CBR500R features a fresh, edgier design and several equipment upgrades that promise enhanced sporty performance while retaining all the practical benefits it inherits from the...
Volkswagen’s emissions cheating scandal has a long, complicated history
2010 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Sportwagen photographed in Washington, D.C., USA.IFCARVolkswagen defeat device scandal Diesel: How it changed Europe and how Europe might change back Op-Ed: Requiring the impossible—how...
Honda recalling 143,000 Civics, Fits to fix faulty software
Honda is recalling 143,000 Civic and Fit vehicles in the U.S. to fix a software problem that could cause the front wheels to lock up. The recall announced Thursday is for the 2014 and 2015 model years...
Honda previews fuel cell, autonomous vehicles ahead of Tokyo
Honda will provide a glimpse into its future at October's Tokyo Motor Show. The company is previewing next month's reveals, including what looks to be a production-ready hydrogen fuel cell sedan tentatively...
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