Hybrid Honda CR-V Coming to U.S.

Honda Motor Co. will launch U.S. production and sales of the hybrid-electric variant of its CR-V compact crossover early next year.
#asia #Honda


Honda Introduces the 2020 CR-V Hybrid

2020 vehicle is another element in the company’s bona-fide move toward electrification
#HP #Honda #Toyota


Trump Tweets End of California Emissions Waiver

President Donald Trump today tweeted that his administration intends to revoke a federal waiver that allows California to set its own limits for greenhouse gas emissions.  
#Ford #Carbon #Volkswagen


Honda Relocates HR-V Output in Mexico

Honda Motor Co. says it will move Mexican production of its HR-V small crossover next spring from El Salto, Jalisco, to Celaya, Guanajuato.
#americas #facilities #Honda


2020 Kia Telluride SX

The surprise and delight of this SUV are surprising and delightful
#Nissan #Honda #Harman


AutoPacific: What the IVAs Say

  You might be surprised what OEMs aren’t paying attention to
#Toyota #BMW #Nissan

Fuel Cells

BMW Previews X5-Based Fuel Cell Model

BMW AG’s iHydrogen Next concept unveiled at this week’s Frankfurt auto show previews the X5-based fuel cell vehicle the carmaker plans to launch in limited volumes in 2022.
#GeneralMotors #Honda #Audi

Ram 1500 Gets IIHS Top Safety Rating

The crew cab variant of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV’s Ram 1500 has become the first fullsize pickup to receive the “Top Safety Pick+” designation from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
#tech #Chrysler #FiatChryslerAutomobiles


U.S. House Will Review Justice Dept. Probe of Calif. Emissions Pact

The U.S. House judiciary committee will review a Justice Dept. antitrust probe of an exhaust emission pact between four carmakers and California.
#Ford #Honda #Volkswagen


Sales of Electrified Cars to Quadruple in Europe

Deliveries of plug-in hybrid and all-electric vehicles across Europe will jump fourfold to 1 million units in 2020, predicts Europe’s Transport & Environment group.
#Carbon #europe #Lamborghini


Carmakers Face Probe Over Calif. Emissions Pact

The U.S. Dept. of Justice is determining whether four carmakers broke antitrust laws in July by pledging to adopt modified California emission standards.
#Honda #Volkswagen #legal


U.S. Sales Jump 12% for Foreign Brands

Foreign carmakers hiked sales in the U.S. by 12% to 921,600 units in August, as all major brands reported year-on-year gains.
#FiatChryslerAutomobiles #Nissan #Ford


Honda Mini EV Offers Choice of Two Power Levels

Honda Motor Co. says it will offer European buyers of its “e” electric city car a choice between two power levels.
#HP #europe #MINI

Autonomous Vehicles

Waymo Urges U.S. to Update Regs for Autonomous Vehicles

Alphabet Inc.’s Waymo is the latest developer to ask for relief from U.S. safety regulations that require even totally robotic cars to be equipped with controls for human drivers.
#Waymo #Honda #tech


Honda Addresses Airbags

Safety may not be as sexy as some aspects of automobility, but it is certainly the most essential
#Autoliv #engineer #Honda

Ford Files for Airbag Patent

Ford Motor Co. has filed a U.S. patent for a driver airbag system that aims to enhance protection during offset front impact crashes.
#tech #Ford #Honda

Honda, Autoliv Ready Next-Gen Airbag

Honda Motor Co. and Autoliv Inc. have developed a new airbag that promises to protect front-seat passengers better during offset front-impact accidents.
#tech #europe #Honda


Trump Chides Carmakers on Fuel Economy Pact

President Donald Trump has rebuked four carmakers for rejecting his plan to freeze fuel economy standards next year.
#Ford #Honda #Volkswagen


Mercedes May Join Calif. Fuel Economy Coalition

Daimler AG is preparing to join four other major carmakers in backing a California scheme to boost fuel economy in spite of Trump administration plans to the contrary.
#Carbon #Volkswagen #Daimler


Study: Dealers, Carmakers Must Step Up on EVs

Car makers and their dealers need to step up their efforts to explain electric vehicles to skeptical consumers, says a survey by Cox Automotive.
#Nissan #Toyota #Honda