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Honda shows new business jet in Japan

TOKYO: Honda, known for making motorcycles and cars, is showing its new sleek business jet in Japan for the first time, billing it as quiet, quick and green. The HondaJet, on show at Tokyo’s Haneda airport on Thursday, is the culmination of founder Soichiro Honda’s longtime dream to have a plane in Honda Motor Co.’s line-up. Honda Aircraft Chief Michimasa ... Read More »

Honda plans to make entry of CBR650F bike into 650cc premium motorcycle segment in India by July

CHENNAI: Honda Motorcycles and Scooters India (HMSI) plans to launch CBR650F by July this year to mark its entry into the premium motorcycle segment, according to a top company official. “We are planning to introduce CBR650F sometime in July. It will be completely assembled in our plant. It is part of the Make in India concept promoted by the government…,” ... Read More »

Honda to offer foretelling motor control system this year

LONDON: The world’s first foretelling motor control system capable of detecting and automatically reacts to other drivers “cutting in” to the equipped vehicle’s lane. This system is to introduce by Honda’s Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control (i-ACC). Based on extensive real-world research of typical European driving styles, Honda’s i-ACC uses a camera and radar to sense the position of other vehicles ... Read More »

US fines Honda record $70m for failing to report driver deaths

TOKYO: US auto safety regulators fined Japan’s giant Honda a record $70 million for failing to report driver deaths, injuries and vehicle complaints to the government, regulators announced here the other day. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration imposed a $35 million fine on the giant Japanese automaker over its failure to report 1,729 death and injury claims to the ... Read More »

Honda, Chinese joint ventures recall 569,769 cars on defective Takata air bags

BEIJING: Chinese authorities said on Tuesday that Honda Motor Co. and its two joint ventures in China would recall 569,769 cars due to potentially defective air bags which the carmaker said were made by Japan’s Takata Corp.. Close to 20 million vehicles have been recalled globally by automakers since 2008 for defective Takata inflators, which have been linked to five ... Read More »

Honda launches world’s first fuel cell sedan FCV Concept to thump Toyota’s Mirai

TOKYO: To compete with Toyota’s Mirai, Honda has unveiled its (Fuel Cell Vehicle) FCV Concept for 2016 that can travel 300 miles (or more than 480 km) on a single tank of hydrogen and be refuelled in under five minutes. The production model (claiming approx. 130 hp) will comfortably seat up to five people and will be launched in Japan ... Read More »

Honda, Nissan, Mitsubishi & Toyota recall cars on faulty Takata air bags

BLOOMBERG : Honda Motor Co., Nissan Motor Co. and Mitsubishi Motors Corp followed Toyota Motor Corp. and widened air bag recalls in Japan after one of the devices made by Takata Corp. ruptured in a junked car. Honda will recall an additional 171,830 cars, including the Fit compact, while Nissan will replace air bags in 82,951 vehicles, including the Presage ... Read More »

Honda to recall 13 million cars after 20 million vehicles affected by defective Takata airbags

TOKYO: Honda has increased the quantity of its recall of vehicles, having defected Takata airbags, from around the world to 13 million cars. The automaker plans to widen its “investigative” recall to the entire world to determine what is wrong with airbags made by Takata, the Nikkei quoted Honda president Takanobu Ito as saying. “If the same problem exists, we ... Read More »

Honda adds 2.6M more vehicles to air bag repairs in US

NEW YORK: Honda plans to replace driver’s air bag inflators on 2.6 million more vehicles as it expands repairs to the entire US. Honda and other automakers have limited recalls to high-humidity states mainly along the Gulf Coast. Investigators have said that the air bag inflator propellant, ammonium nitrate, can burn faster than designed if exposed to prolonged high humidity. ... Read More »

Honda recalls 3.2 million cars over deadly Takata airbags

TOKYO: One of the world’s biggest automakers, Japan’s Honda, is going to recall 3.2 million cars over deadly airbags made by auto parts maker Takata. Malfunctioning Takata airbags have been linked with five deaths, including a woman driving a 2003 Honda City in Malaysia, and hundreds of injuries. Honda said it is recalling a further 3.2 million vehicles across the US ... Read More »

Honda Unicorn 160cc bike price starts at Rs 63,695

ENGLAND: Honda, the Japanese bikemaker, is all set to roll out new Unicorn 160 in the Indian market soon. Actually, the bike has earlier reached Honda dealerships across the nation and bookings have also been started for the bike. The new 160cc bike is priced at Rs. 63,695 (ex-showroom, Delhi) which means the on-road Delhi price will be around Rs. ... Read More »

Honda Unicorn 160cc bike price starts at Rs 63,695

ENGLAND: Honda, the Japanese bikemaker, is all set to roll out new Unicorn 160 in the Indian market soon. Actually, the bike has earlier reached Honda dealerships across the nation and bookings have also been started for the bike. The new 160cc bike is priced at Rs. 63,695 (ex-showroom, Delhi) which means the on-road Delhi price will be around Rs. ... Read More »

Thailand Motor Expo to introduce new generation cars

BANGKOK: The Thailand Motor Expo, which began today, several new models introduce to both the local and regional automotive scene. In the Thailand market Subaru launched the Outback while, Mercedes, MG, Nissan, Honda, Mitsubishi, Proton and Mazda previewed their new offerings. Other car manufacturers included Mini, BMW and Porsche. Mitsubishi Triton picks up truck, Honda HR-V, Nissan X-Trail, Mazda 2, ... Read More »

US blames Honda for hiding 1,729 claims of damages and deaths

TOKYO:  Honda Motor Company  did not inform U.S. safety controllers of 1,729 claims of damages and deaths related to mishaps in its vehicles since 2003. In a statement, The Japanese automaker said that its count of underreported claims came from a third-party review. Honda cited “variety of errors connected to data entrance” and said it used an “excessively thin understanding” ... Read More »

Honda to launch hydrogen fuel cell cars in 2016

JAPAN: Honda is going to develop a new hydrogen fuel cell car that goes on sale in March 2016, which in emergency could even power your house. Hydrogen-powered cars called the Fuel Cell Vehicle (FCV), which produces only water as a waste product, will have a range of 300 miles (480km) and seating for up to five people. Problems with ... Read More »

FBR braces for reply to address concerns of Japanese automobile companies

ISLAMABAD: In pursuance of the explanation sought by Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) is busy in preparing reply to the reservations expressed by the Japanese automobile companies. Japanese automobile companies have certain reservations regarding customs duties, withholding tax, refund and others and this time they used diplomatic channel to highlight their concerns and Japanese Ambassador ... Read More »

US drivers sue Takata over faulty airbags

FLORIDA: Japanese auto parts-maker, Takata, is facing US class-action lawsuit over defected airbags that may have killed several drivers. The shares of the company, one of the world’s biggest airbag makers, has tumbled more than 40 percent in the past month, fell 5.63 percent to close at 1440.0 yen ($13). The company, one of the world’s biggest airbag makers, has ... Read More »

Tokyo stocks up 224pts; Honda slips 0.07%, Toyota gains 1.45pc

TOKYO: Tokyo stocks finished 1.46 percent higher on Wednesday following strong gains on Wall Street and as the weaker yen lifted exporter shares. The Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange rose 224.00 points to 15,553.91, while the Topix index of all first-section issues was up 1.49 percent, or 18.64 points, at 1,270.64. On currency markets, the dollar bought ... Read More »

Honda registers 6-month net profit up 19%

TOKYO: Japanese automaker Honda said its 6-month net profit climbed almost 19 per cent, even it cut its earnings outlook for the full fiscal year. The Civic and Accord maker posted US$2.67 billion net profit in the six months through September. However, Japan’s number three automaker cut its full-year to March net profit estimate to ¥565 billion from an earlier ... Read More »

Tokyo stocks up 0.79% on Wall Street gains; Toyota rise 1.4%

TOKYO: Tokyo stocks went up by 0.79 percent on Friday due to a weakening yen and strong Wall Street. The Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange was up 119.33 points to 15,258.29 by the break, while the broader Topix index of all first-section shares gained 0.70 percent, or 8.57 points, to 1,240.91. “The weaker yen should naturally benefit ... Read More »