BOSTON – As with it its chief competitor Toyota Motor Corp., which has had to delay the launch of new models due to too few employees, Honda Motor Co. Ltd. also is being affected by its growth. Honda, the No.2 Japanese auto maker globally, has seen 11 consecutive years of record-setting sales in the U.S., with demand growing from slightly less than 800,000 units in 1996 to a projected 1.37 million this year. This steady growth is partly to the reason why Honda doesn’t yet offer a 6-speed ...

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