#HONDA

Hybrid

Honda Introduces the 2020 CR-V Hybrid

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

Regulations

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 #Volkswagen #Carbon

Production

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.
#facilities #americas #TriumphMotorcycles

Electronics

2020 Kia Telluride SX

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

Design

AutoPacific: What the IVAs Say

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

Hybrid

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.
#Audi #Hyundai #MercedesBenz

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 #FiatChryslerAutomobiles #Chrysler

Regulations

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.
#Volkswagen #Honda #Ford

Hybrid

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.
#Honda #Daimler #Vauxhall

Regulations

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 #Ford

Sales

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.
#Nissan #Ford #FiatChryslerAutomobiles

Hybrid

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.
#Honda #MINI #europe

Regulations

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

Mobility

Honda Addresses Airbags

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

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 #Honda #Autoliv

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 #Honda #europe

Regulations

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.
#Daimler #Volkswagen #Honda

Regulations

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.
#Honda #Ford #Daimler

Hybrid

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.
#Honda #Toyota #Nissan

Propulsion

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