#HONDA

Business

Veoneer Exits Braking JV

Veoneer Inc. has agreed to sell its 51% stake in a brake systems joint venture to partner Nissin-Kogyo Co. and Honda Motor Co. for $176 million.
#Ford #Honda #Suzuki

Regulations

Carmakers Back Trump on California Emissions Stance

Major carmakers—including Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, General Motors, Hyundai/Kia, Nissan and Toyota—are backing the Trump administration’s position that California is barred by federal law from setting its own fuel economy standards and zero-emission vehicle sales quotas.
#Ferrari #McLaren #GeneralMotors

Hybrid

Honda Accelerates EV Plans

Honda Motor Co. expects all of its European sales will come from hybrid and pure electric vehicles by 2022, three years earlier than previously planned.
#TriumphMotorcycles #asia #Honda

Hybrid

Toyota Confirms Prototype Solid-State Battery

Toyota Motor Corp. is moving ahead with plans to showcase a prototype electric vehicle powered by a solid-state battery at next year’s Summer Olympics in Tokyo.
#tech #Fisker #Honda

Intelligent Transportation

Carmakers to Test Blockchain Payment Tech

Next month BMW, Ford, General Motors, Honda and Renault will begin testing a blockchain-based identification system for automatic payments for parking and road tolls.
#Bosch #ZF #Renault

Sales

September Car Sales Rise 14% in Europe

Registrations of new passenger vehicles across Europe jumped 14% to 1.29 million units in September, thanks to abnormally low volume in the same month in 2018, says trade group ACEA.
#Honda #Renault #Daimler

Propulsion

2019 Hyundai Kona Ultimate FWD

A really good cute ute
#Hyundai #Mazda #Acura

Nissan Names New Leadership Team

Nissan Motor Co.’s board has chosen Makoto Uchida, a senior vice president and former head of the company’s China operations, to take over as CEO.
#Nissan #Renault #Dongfeng

Electronics

2019 Honda Civic Touring

While some OEMs are abandoning or de-emphasizing cars, the Civic is now in its 10th generation and going strong—literally and figuratively
#HP #Honda #Toyota

Hybrid

Honda Ridgeline Pickup to Get Hybrid Option?

Honda Motor Co. is adding a hybrid-electric variant to its Ridgeline midsize pickup truck, according to leaked information on a dealership’s website.
#Honda #HP

Mobility

AAA: Severe Limits in Pedestrian-Safety Systems

Advanced safety technologies designed to prevent drivers from hitting pedestrians work only at low speeds and not at all at night when the chances of a collision are greatest, AAA says.
#tech #Chevrolet #Toyota

Sales

U.S. Sales Drop 13% for Foreign Brands

Sales of foreign-brand passenger vehicles in the U.S. fell 13% to 704,300 units in September.
#Honda #Volkswagen #BMW

Regulations

Carmakers, Justice Dept. to Meet on Emissions Antitrust Probe

Four carmakers who struck a deal with California in July on future emission rules will meet next week with the U.S. Dept. of Justice, which says the pact may violate antitrust laws.
#Honda #Ford #legal

JAMA Names Toyota CEO to Second Term

Toyota Motor Corp. President Akio Toyoda has been named to chair the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Assn. for a second two-year term.
#Toyota #Nissan #Honda

Business

Hyundai and Aptiv Going for Levels 4 and 5

Creating a $4-billion joint venture (JV) for autonomous vehicle (AV) tech
#HyundaiMobis #Hyundai #Honda

Production

Honda to Offset 60% of N. American Factory Emissions

Honda Motor Co. is buying enough electricity from renewable sources to offset 60% of the power its North American factories use from fossil fuel-burning generating plants.
#facilities #Honda #Carbon

Diesel

Honda Confirms Diesel Phase-Out in Europe

Honda Motor Co. confirms it will stop selling diesel-powered vehicles in Europe in 2021 as it moves to more electrified powertrains.
#asia #Honda

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.
#Honda #Acura #asia

Semi-Finalists Chosen for N. American Vehicle Awards

Fifty North American journalists have chosen semi-finalists for the North American car, truck and utility vehicles of the year.
#Honda #GMC #Porsche

Sales

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