Honda Motor Company has been the world’s largest motorcycle maker since 1959, and Japan’s second largest Japanese carmaker. Honda was the first Japanese automobile manufacturer to release a dedicated luxury brand, Acura, in 1986, and also makes garden equipment, marine engines, personal watercraft and power generators, and is involved in aerospace.
Sales of Japanese carmakers Nissan Motor and Honda Motor on the mainland slumped again last month amid intense competition from Western marques in a weakening economy.Wednesday, 3 December, 2014, 6:40am
Honda is admitting that it failed to report more than 1,700 injury and death claims about its vehicles to US safety regulators, a violation of federal law.
The Japanese automaker, in statements issued on Monday, also said it became aware of the omissions in 2011, yet it took about three years to take action.26 Nov 2014 - 4:12am
Competition is heating up among Japanese and US manufacturers to invent and refine autonomous car technologies that reduce the human driver's role in controlling the vehicle with the steering wheel and the brake.10 Sep 2014 - 4:05am
Japan’s lock on Consumer Reports’ vehicle reliability rankings is starting to ease.
Three Japanese brands – Lexus, Toyota and Acura – took the top spots in this year’s survey, and seven of the top 10 brands are Japanese.
But three non-Japanese brands – Audi, Volvo and GMC – cracked the top 10.8 May 2015 - 4:41pm
Honda Motor is planning to produce Acura cars on the mainland with a local partner starting in 2016 in an effort to tap growing demand for upscale vehicles in the world's biggest car market.19 Jul 2013 - 5:36am
A recovery for Japan's carmakers in the world's largest vehicle market hit a snag yesterday when Toyota, Honda, Nissan and Mazda recalled 32,572 vehicles in China. But that is just a fraction of at least 3 million vehicles that the four companies are recalling worldwide due to defective airbags made by Takata - the world's second-largest supplier of airbags and seat belts.12 Apr 2013 - 5:31am 1 comment
Dongfeng Motor expects sales of cars from its Japanese partner Nissan to resume growth in April.
But the group, which also partners with Honda, Peugeot and Volvo, set a modest sales growth target of 7 per cent, or 2.35 million vehicles, this year.29 Mar 2013 - 5:19am
Sales of Japanese cars in China have yet to recover from a territorial dispute that erupted between the two countries in August over the Diaoyu Islands.
Figures released yesterday suggest sales improvements in January were temporary.5 Mar 2013 - 5:26am
Three major Japanese carmakers started the year on a good note on the mainland as their sales last month showed growth for the first time in four months.8 May 2015 - 4:41pm
Chinese monthly passenger-vehicle sales rose to the highest in almost two years, beating analyst estimates, as consumer confidence improved with the economy and dealerships increased discounts to reduce stockpiles.10 Dec 2012 - 2:58pm
Chinese monthly passenger-vehicle sales rose to the highest in almost two years, beating analyst estimates, as consumer confidence improved with the economy and dealerships increased discounts to reduce stockpiles.8 May 2015 - 9:46am
The Hong Kong Monetary Authority sold HK$3.875 billion on the foreign exchange market yesterday to weaken the Hong Kong dollar as the currency repeatedly hit the strong end of its trading range. Under the peg to the US dollar, the HKMA must intervene when the Hong Kong dollar hits 7.75 or 7.85, to maintain the trading band.5 Dec 2012 - 4:59am
US auto sales posted their fastest clip since January 2008 amid an improving economic outlook and demand for replacement vehicles following the devastating Hurricane Sandy.
Total industry sales in November were up 15 per cent from a year earlier and came in at an adjusted, annualized rate of 15.5 million vehicles, according to Autodata.8 May 2015 - 4:27pm
Japanese carmakers Toyota and Honda, recovering from a consumer backlash in China, will continue to expand in the world's largest car market as their local venture partner said the worst is over.24 Nov 2012 - 3:59am
Japan’s big three automakers shuttered some or all of their factory operations in China on Tuesday amid escalating anti-Japan protests centred on a bitter territorial dispute between the Asian giants.29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am