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Business

Honda Warns of New Type of Defective Takata Airbag Inflator

Honda is recalling an older design of defective Takata airbag inflator

Propulsion

Caddy ICE Age Coming to an End?

The bulk of Cadillac’s lineup—and perhaps all of it—will consist of electric vehicles by 2030, the company says.

Business

Japanese Brands Lead CR Reliability Ratings

Lexus, Mazda and Toyota captured the top three spots in this year’s Consumer Reports Auto Reliability Survey rankings.

Business

Acura Targets 25% Growth in U.S.

Honda Motor Co.’s Acura luxury car unit aims to grow its sales in the U.S. from 159,000 units last year to more than 200,000 within five years.

Acura Revives “Type S” Performance Line

Honda Motor Co.’s Acura luxury brand is relaunching its “Type S” performance line with a concept vehicle to be unveiled at this month’s Monterey Car Week in California.

Intelligent Transportation

Honda Adds Amazon In-Vehicle Delivery Service

Honda Motor Co. is partnering with Amazon.com to offer package deliveries directly owners’ of select 2019- and 2020-model vehicles equipped with the carmaker’s Honda/Acura Link Remote platform.

Materials & Lightweighting

2020 Chevrolet Corvette: Long Time Coming

Yes, the 8th generation Corvette is red-hot

Hybrid

Dodge Affirms Electrification Plans for Muscle Cars

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV’s Dodge unit plans to offer a mix of hybrid and all-electric powertrain options in future Dodge Challenger and Charger muscle cars.

Business

Honda Airbag Recall Targets 1.68 Million U.S. Vehicles

Honda Motor Co. is recalling 1.68 million of its vehicles in the U.S. to again replace Takata Corp. airbag inflators that could explode in a crash.

Sales

U.S. Car Sales Declined 3% in June

Sales of new cars and light-duty trucks in the U.S. fell 3% to 1.51 million units last month. But the annualized sales pace remained above a health 17 million units.

Business

Honda Dominates “American-Made” Vehicle List

Honda and its Acura brand accounted for seven of the top 15 models on Cars.com’s annual “American-Made” Index, which rates vehicles sold in the U.S. based on final assembly location, parts content and labor rates.

Production

American Made

People who make their living in the auto industry probably won’t be surprised, but some others will be when they look at the Cars.com ranking of the most “American-made” vehicles.

Survey: Drivers Misled by Names Given to Auto-Driving Features

Many U.S. drivers incorrectly believe that semi-self-driving systems allow them to take their hands off the steering wheel, according to a new poll.

Propulsion

2019 Acura RDX SH-AWD Advance

One of the most significant things about the 2019 Acura RDX is something that most people are not going to know about.

Business

Market, Tech, Positioning, Product and More

Once upon a time, automakers used to provide 10-day sales numbers. But as time has gone on, GM decided to go quarterly, then this year Ford followed suit, and now FCA has decided that with its April reporting, it, too, will go for the quarter not the month.

Business

Honda Recall Targets Engine Flaw in 93,900 Vehicles

Honda Motor Co. is recalling 93,900 cars, SUV/crossovers, minivans and pickup trucks in the U.S. to replace engine timing belts that could shred.

Hybrid

Honda to Prepare Ohio Plant for Electrified Models

Honda Motor Co. plans in August to begin retooling one of its assembly lines in Marysville, Ohio, to make electrified vehicles.

Materials & Lightweighting

ArcelorMittal Extends Use of Integrated Steel Door Tech

Steelmaker ArcelorMittal is expanding applications for the innovative door ring system it developed with Honda Motor Co. to other carmakers.

Sales

Cars Still Matter at Honda

Although Honda racked up its fourth straight year of record light truck sales in 2018, Henio Arcangeli, Jr., Senior Vice President, Automobile Division, American Honda Motor Co., Inc., says Honda isn’t giving up on or minimizing the importance of cars: “Cars still matter—in a major way.” 

Business

Honda Repeats Takata Airbag Recall for 1.1 Million Vehicles

Honda Motor Co. says it will again recall 1.1 million of its Honda and Acura brand vehicles in the U.S. to replace explosion-prone airbag inflators made by Takata Corp.

Regulations

Honda Recalls 437,000 Vehicles for Fuel Pump Failures

Honda Motor Co. plans to call back about 437,000 of its sedans and crossover vehicles in the U.S. to fix fuel pumps that could fail during hot-weather operation.

Tesla Model 3 Tops Consumer Reports Satisfaction Poll

Tesla Inc.’s Model 3 electric car was deemed the most satisfying vehicle to own last year in Consumer Reports’ annual reader survey.

Business

U.S. Car Sales Slip 1%

New-car sales in the U.S. dipped by a mere 12,000 units year-on-year to 1.15 million in January, shrugging off the impact of a protracted federal government shutdown and record cold weather that hammered 48 states.

2019 NACTOY: How We Got There

The North American International Car, Truck and Utility (NACTOY) Awards were presented at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit yesterday.