Fixing Honda and what more Abe can do

March 21, 2016 0

TOKYO (Bloomberg) — Nine months into his tenure atop Honda Motor Co., CEO Takahiro Hachigo has plans in place to put product recalls and quality issues behind the automaker.
After taking stock of what ailed Japan’s third-largest auto manufacturer, assembling a new management team and making organizational … read more

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Honda: Laser cutting saves time, money

March 14, 2016 0

Company considers expanding use of new method beyond Japan plant Company considers expanding use of new method beyond Japan plant TOKYO — Honda Motor Co. is rolling out a new laser cutting method for body panel parts that is more flexible than traditional stamping, enabling the Japanese carmaker to … read more

Chrysler lowers Pacifica price to undercut rivals

March 12, 2016 0

Chrysler has lowered the Pacifica’s base price to undercut rivals in the minivan segment.
The Town & Country’s replacement now starts at $29,590 (including $995 freight), representing a savings of $1,400 compared to the previous generation. The Pacifica’s entry price is now lower than the Hondaread more

Chrysler Pacifica gets 28 mpg highway EPA rating

March 9, 2016 0

The new Chrysler Pacifica, which replaces the venerable Town & Country minivan this spring, uses a combination of reduced body weight, a freer-breathing redesigned V-6 engine, and a nine-speed automatic transmission to claim a piece of the minivan fuel economy crown.
At 28 mpg highway, the new Pacifica … read more

Accord, Civic lift Honda; Acura sputters

March 3, 2016 0

American Honda Motor Co. rode strong car demand to a February U.S. sales record after a sluggish start to the year.
Honda reported sales of 118,985 vehicles, a 13 percent rise from a year earlier. Honda brand sales jumped 15 percent to 106,212, also a new high mark, while monthly Acura deliveries fell … read more

Honda CEO says ‘fundamental transformation’ is needed

March 1, 2016 0

TOKYO — When Takahiro Hachigo was abruptly named Honda Motor Co. CEO last year amid spiraling quality problems, he pledged to revive the troubled automaker through a back-to-basics focus on better cars and streamlined production. Nearly a year later, with Honda still battling quality issues, the veteran … read more

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