#HONDA

Business

Mazda, Subaru, Hyundai Group Top IIHS Safety Ratings

Tougher headlight criteria reduce number of Top Safety Pick+ winners
#body #tech #Acura

Hybrid

Tesla’s China Plant Back in Business

EV maker resumes production in China.
#covid-19 #Honda #Tesla

Marketing

Cars Keep Getting More Reliable

The J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study proves cars are more dependable than ever, even though they also keep getting more complicated.
#BMW #Buick #Cadillac

Regulations

U.S. Drops Antitrust Probe of CO2 Deal by 4 Carmakers, California

Is the fight over emission standards nearing an end?
#emissions #legal #Ford

Marketing

World’s Top Auto Brands Defend Their Rankings

Brands are forever jockeying for superiority over their rivals.
#europe #Audi #Buick

Production

Toyota Extends Plant Shutdowns in China

Carmakers are beginning to extend shutdowns across the country.
#covid-19 #asia #facilities

Sales

American Honda Shows Cars Still Matter

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

Economics

UPDATE: Carmakers Brace for Impact As Coronavirus Spreads

Carmakers are on high alert about possible disruptions caused by the coronavirus outbreak that began in China two months ago.
#covid-19 #asia #europe

Propulsion

2020 Mazda6 Signature

Looks good. Drives well. Priced right. Now all you have to do is find a Mazda dealer to get a Mazda6.
#Ford #Honda #Hyundai

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”
#racing #Acura #HP

Batteries

Green Luxury

Karma Revero Hybrid and BMW Wireless Charging Nab Awards
#BMW #Fisker #Tesla

Hybrid

EV Owners Enjoying Their Rides

AAA study finds buyers more content after purchase—despite hefty prices
#Toyota #Hyundai #Nissan

Autonomous Vehicles

Cruise Robo-Shuttle Takes Shape

No steering wheel, no foot pedals, no driver, no problem
#Chevrolet #GeneralMotors #Honda

Regulations

Honda Warns of New Type of Defective Takata Airbag Inflator

Honda is recalling an older design of defective Takata airbag inflator
#Takata #Acura #Honda

Fuel Cells

Honda, Isuzu Target Fuel Cell Trucks

Joint research project aims to apply struggling car tech to commercial vehicles
#BMW #Bosch #Nikola

Sales

U.S. Car Sales Stay Above 17 Million Again

Carmakers have for the first time topped 17 million car and light-truck sales for five years in a row. They surpassed 17 million units only twice before: in 2000 and 2001.
#GeneralMotors #Ford #Subaru

Economics

The Auto Industry in 2019—and Beyond

What do events in 2019 portend for the industry’s future?
#Toyota #FiatChryslerAutomobiles #Ford

Mobility

Quantum Shortcuts Around Traffic

The best way to get around traffic isn’t always to follow “real time” GPS directions.
#Ford #Microsoft #IBM

Sales

China’s GAC Motor Pivots from U.S. to Russia

Six months ago, Chinese carmaker GAC Motor suspended plans to break into the U.S. market. Last week it began selling SUVs in Russia.
#Chrysler #Honda #Fiat

Sales

November Car Sales Tepid in Europe

Weak new-car deliveries in Europe totaled 1.18 million units, up only 5% over a depressed sales period at this time last year.
#Nissan #Renault #Mazda