Honda http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53606/more en TLX: Acura’s New-Old Car http://wardsauto.com/vehicle-test-drives/tlx-acura-s-new-old-car <div class="field-deck"> <font color="#800517">Vehicle Test Drive </font color="#8005</font> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The TLX is Acura’s new, technology-rich midsize sedan, but it looks a lot like the models it replaces, not a good thing when needing to stand out in a segment that is shrinking.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicle-test-drives/tlx-acura-s-new-old-car" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicle-test-drives/tlx-acura-s-new-old-car#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicle Test Drives North America U.S. Acura Vehicle Test Drives 320i 328xi Acura BMW cars CUVs direct injection dual-stage intake ILX Lexus Mat Hargett MDX Mercedes RDX RLX sedan TL TLX TSX Type-S Fri, 29 Aug 2014 10:33:00 +0000 1091291 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>&rsquo;15 Acura TLX on sale now in U.S.</strong></p> '15 Acura TLX http://wardsauto.com/vehicle-test-drives/15-acura-tlx <div class="node-body gallery-body">On the outside, Acura's new midsize TLX sedan bears too close of a resemblance to the model it replaces. Inside, the brand did a fine job on fit-and-finish but the car has some inspired cues. (See related story: The TLX: Acura’s New-Old Car.)</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicle-test-drives/15-acura-tlx" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicle-test-drives/15-acura-tlx#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicle Test Drives North America U.S. Acura Vehicle Test Drives Fri, 29 Aug 2014 10:32:00 +0000 1091511 at http://wardsauto.com With 3.5L V-6, Honda Proves Less is More http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/35l-v-6-honda-proves-less-more <div class="field-deck"> Story Behind 2014 10 Best Engines </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Honda engineers achieved impressive fuel efficiency and output without dual-overhead camshafts or direct fuel injection, which add substantial cost, complexity, mass and package size. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/35l-v-6-honda-proves-less-more" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/35l-v-6-honda-proves-less-more#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Honda Gasoline Story Behind 2014 10 Best Engines Thu, 28 Aug 2014 11:05:00 +0000 1087221 at http://wardsauto.com Study Offers Road Map for Fuel-Cell-Vehicle Growth http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/study-offers-road-map-fuel-cell-vehicle-growth <div class="node-body article-body">The study says a key to hydrogen's potential success is clustering hydrogen-fuel infrastructure in urban or regional networks, limiting initial costs and creating an early market for the technology before committing to full national deployment.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/study-offers-road-map-fuel-cell-vehicle-growth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/study-offers-road-map-fuel-cell-vehicle-growth#comments Premium Limited Auto Makers Asia Pacific Supply Chain Europe Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Japan Germany BMW Daimler Honda Hyundai Nissan Toyota Fuel-Cell Vehicles Logistics fueling infrastructure Joan Ogden University of California-Davis Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:22:00 +0000 1088131 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>University of California, Davis researcher Joan Ogden, shown with Honda FCX Clarity, bullish on hydrogen-fuel-cell vehicles&rsquo; future.</strong></p> U.K. Jumping Gun on Driverless Cars, Survey Shows http://wardsauto.com/politics/uk-jumping-gun-driverless-cars-survey-shows <div class="node-body article-body">SmartWitness Managing Director Simon Marsh says two-thirds of motorists believe the government is premature in allowing driverless cars on U.K. roads and more tests are needed to ensure the safety of the new technology.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/uk-jumping-gun-driverless-cars-survey-shows" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/uk-jumping-gun-driverless-cars-survey-shows#comments Premium Politics Auto Makers Europe Vehicles & Technology United Kingdom Ford Honda Mercedes Nissan Opel/Vauxhall Volkswagen Volvo Car Politics Autonomous Vehicles Fri, 22 Aug 2014 09:49:00 +0000 1088021 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Hands on wheel, please, survey respondents say.</strong></p> Thailand’s Auto-Sales Juggernaut Loses More Steam http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/thailand-s-auto-sales-juggernaut-loses-more-steam <div class="node-body article-body">An industry official attributes last month’s 29.2% sales skid to the psychological impact on consumer spending from the political turmoil earlier in the year and the resulting economic slowdown.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/thailand-s-auto-sales-juggernaut-loses-more-steam" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/thailand-s-auto-sales-juggernaut-loses-more-steam#comments Premium Plants & Production Politics Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Indonesia Thailand Honda Isuzu Mitsubishi Nissan Toyota Politics Production Sales Results Trade Thu, 21 Aug 2014 17:50:00 +0000 1090471 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Mitsubishi Triton virtually alone among 1-ton pickup sales gainers in July.</strong></p> Honda Calling Back ’15 Fits for Bumper Fix http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/honda-calling-back-15-fits-bumper-fix <div class="node-body article-body">Honda discovered welding wasn’t up to snuff after the Fit rated “marginal” in the most recent Insurance Institute for Highway Safety small-overlap test.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/honda-calling-back-15-fits-bumper-fix" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/honda-calling-back-15-fits-bumper-fix#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Honda Safety Steel call back Celaya Chuck Thomas Fit front-bumper beam Honda IIHS Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Mexico steel subcompact U.S. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:00:00 +0000 1089271 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Honda Fit needs a fix.</strong></p> New Product Mix Regains Lost Ground for Honda India http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/new-product-mix-regains-lost-ground-honda-india <div class="node-body article-body">Honda India dropped every model but the CR-V and refilled its portfolio with the popular Brio hatchback and Amaze compact sedan. The Mobilio is shaping up as India’s most successful MPV since the Toyota Innova. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/new-product-mix-regains-lost-ground-honda-india" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/new-product-mix-regains-lost-ground-honda-india#comments Premium Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Diesel Resource Center India Honda Capacity Utilization Diesel Gasoline Product Development Sales Results Gujarat Hironori Kanayama Yoshiyuki Matsumoto Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:21:00 +0000 1087971 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Diesel option drives Mobilio demand.</strong></p> Acura Looks to Get Back on Track http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/acura-looks-get-back-track <div class="node-body article-body">MDX growth of 55.5% and RLX gain of 7.1% through July were in stark contrast to the brand’s other models, which all posted declines.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/acura-looks-get-back-track" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/acura-looks-get-back-track#comments Public Management & Strategy Auto Makers Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Acura Sales & Marketing Acura advertising Audi BMW Honda ILX J.D. Power & Associates Japan Luxury marketing MDX Mercedes Mike Accavitti near-luxury premium RDX RLX sedans TL TLX TSX Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:55:00 +0000 1087031 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>MDX sales up 55.5% through July.</strong></p> Toyota Remains Unchallenged Global Hybrid Leader http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/toyota-remains-unchallenged-global-hybrid-leader <div class="node-body article-body">Toyota sold 665,740 hybrids in the year’s first six months, 4.1% ahead of last year's record pace. Honda followed with global sales of 158,696 units, a 105.8% spike, while Hyundai jumped 33% to 27,118.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/toyota-remains-unchallenged-global-hybrid-leader" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/toyota-remains-unchallenged-global-hybrid-leader#comments Public Plants & Production Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Europe Vehicles & Technology North America Europe - Regional U.S. Japan South Korea Honda Hyundai Infiniti Kia Lexus Mazda Mitsubishi Nissan Subaru Toyota Electric Vehicles Hybrid Vehicles Production Sales Results Wed, 20 Aug 2014 09:22:00 +0000 1087731 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Aqua, sold outside Japan as Prius C, top-selling hybrid through June.</strong></p>