Honda Civic Expands Manual Gearbox Availability

Bucking the trend to abolish manual gearboxes in the U.S., Honda Motor Co. is adding an optional 6-speed manual for the Sport Touring version of the 2020  model Civic hatchback.  
#Honda #HP


More Honda Transmissions

Honda adds a manual option for the Civic Hatchback
#HP #Honda


Honda to End Carmaking in Argentina Next Year

Honda Motor Co. says it will stop making cars in Argentina next year and convert its factory there to a motorcycle plant.
#americas #Honda #TriumphMotorcycles


25 Years of Odyssey

Quite a celebratory powertrain offering


Recall in China Targets Honda Turbo Flaw

Regulators in China say Honda Motor Co. will recall 222,700 Accord sedans in the country to fix a turbocharger problem that can suddenly reduce engine power.
#asia #Honda


Honda to Move Accord Hybrid Output from Japan to Thailand

Honda Motor Co. reportedly will relocate production of its midsize Accord hybrid sedan from Japan to Thailand late this year because of the latter country’s tax incentives on “green” vehicles.
#Honda #asia


Senators Urge Carmakers to Back Calif. Fuel Economy Plan

Thirty U.S. senators are asking 13 carmakers to throw their support behind a California proposal to raise average fuel economy 28% between 2021 and 2026, The Detroit News reports.
#Hyundai #Jaguar #Porsche


Hyundai Palisade Brings the Space

The challenge is easy to state but the execution is hard to pull off: Create an all-new midsize sport utility that can more than hold its own against well-established competitors like the Ford Explorer, Honda Pilot and Toyota Highlander, and new ones like the Subaru Ascent and the Volkswagen Atlas. Introducing the Palisade.
#Honda #Volkswagen #Toyota


About ADAS

A look at the technologies for SAE Level 1 automation.
#Volkswagen #Jaguar #Nissan


Next-Gen IndyCar Engines Get Electric Boost

The American IndyCar Series plans to introduce a hybrid powertrain system for the 2022 season.
#Chevrolet #HP #Honda


Honda’s Net Profit Falls 29%

Honda Motor Co.’s adjusted net profit dropped 29% to 172 billion yen ($1.6 billion) in the fiscal first quarter ended June 30.
#asia #Honda #TriumphMotorcycles

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.
#Honda #Acura


U.S. Demand for Foreign Brands Rises 1%

Foreign-brand carmakers reported an increase in their combined sales in the U.S. last month to 784,900 units from 775,200 in July 2018.
#Toyota #Audi #Volkswagen


Honda EV Takes Wide View of Digital Displays

Honda Motor Co.’s upcoming “E” electric city car will feature five dashboard displays that span the width of the passenger cabin.
#tech #asia #Honda


Carmakers, Calif. Reach Pact on Emission Limits

Four carmakers—BMW, Ford, Honda and Volkswagen—have reached a voluntary agreement on emission standards in California, Reuters reports.
#Ford #Volkswagen #Honda


2020 Chevy Silverado Diesel Gets 27 mpg

General Motors says its new diesel-powered Chevrolet Silverado 1500 pickup truck will have a class-leading U.S. fuel efficiency rating of 27 mpg.
#Honda #Ford #Toyota

Intelligent Transportation

GM Cruise Delays Autonomous Taxi Service

GM Cruise LLC says its driverless taxis won’t be ready to deploy for paying customers this year after all.
#GeneralMotors #Honda #Chrysler

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.
#Ford #Honda #tech


Lawsuits Target Millions of ZF-TRW Airbag Controllers

Millions of airbag control modules may fail in a crash and prevent the airbags from deploying, according to two lawsuits that seek class-action status in the U.S.
#Mitsubishi #TRW #legal


Subaru Tops J.D. Power Poll of Auto Brand Loyalty

Subaru has ranked highest in brand loyalty among all major automotive makes offered in the U.S., according to a new J.D. Power study.
#Subaru #Porsche #Dodge