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Design

Acura Debuts 3-Chamber Passenger Airbag

Honda, Autoliv co-develop next-gen tech that promises to better protect against head injuries

Sales

Infiniti Reveals Rear Quarter of 2022 QX55

Will this mid-size crossover be the boost the company needs?

Production

Baseball, Apple Pie and Tesla?

California EV maker and Honda are tops in American-made vehicles, new Ford Ranger is No. 1 model

Interiors & Electronics

NACTOY Announces 2021 Candidates

Yes, COVID-19 notwithstanding, there are still significant car launches happening this year

Design

Cars Without Coffee: Jon Ikeda Isn’t Your Typical Exec

Fourteenth in a series. One could say he’s definitionally a “car guy”

Additive Manufacturing

Honda to Make Ventilator Compressors in Ohio

More good works in the fight against the coronavirus

Labor

Building Hondas and Acuras Is a Family Affair

First-hand insights into building NSXes, Accords and much more

Assembly

New Steels Explained: What You Need to Know About the Ongoing Developments

A range of new steels is being developed to assist body engineers create better trucks, cars and SUVs. Here’s what they can do for everyone from safety engineers to designers

Business

Mazda, Subaru, Hyundai Group Top IIHS Safety Ratings

Tougher headlight criteria reduce number of Top Safety Pick+ winners

Sales

American Honda Shows Cars Still Matter

Yes, cars you may not readily think of showed sales strength in January. Yes, cars.

Propulsion

How to Build an NSX Engine

Or maybe that should be “How Acura hand builds a 500-hp V6 in a factory in Ohio”

Hybrid

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.

Materials & Lightweighting

Engineering the 2020 Lincoln Corsair

These are the elements that make up both a promise and a bill of materials.

Propulsion

2020 Acura RDX A-Spec

Too much about racing. Not enough about driving.

Interiors

2019 Hyundai Kona Ultimate FWD

A really good cute ute

Sales

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.

Design

Engineering the 2020 Cadillac XT6

Cadillac adds a new model to its SUV lineup, one characterized by “noble elegance.”

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.

Production

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.

Regulations

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.

Labor

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.

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