Honda to shift production schedules in North America

Filed under: Japan , Plants/Manufacturing , Acura , Honda 2011 Honda Accord – Click above for high-res image gallery Honda is continuing to adjust its production schedules in the wake of the March 11 earthquake in Japan, and the shuffling will reportedly continue at U.S. plants as well. The plan is to run full production shifts at U.S

Honda Automobiles: 2012 Honda Civic HF Sedan

2012 Honda Civic HF Sedan.

Honda Automobiles: 2012 Honda Civic HF Sedan

2012 Honda Civic HF Sedan.

Automaker incentives sink to five-year low

Filed under: Car Buying , Chrysler , Ford , GM , Honda , Nissan , Toyota Auto sales have been on an upward trajectory for many months, and the latest data shows that cash on the hood isn’t one of the reasons. According to Automotive News , incentive spending was at a five-year low in April, down 14 percent to an average of $2,320 per vehicle. Toyota had the lowest incentives among the top six automakers in the United States, with an average of $1,885 per unit

Automaker incentives sink to five-year low

Filed under: Car Buying , Chrysler , Ford , GM , Honda , Nissan , Toyota Auto sales have been on an upward trajectory for many months, and the latest data shows that cash on the hood isn’t one of the reasons. According to Automotive News , incentive spending was at a five-year low in April, down 14 percent to an average of $2,320 per vehicle.

Honda Automobiles: Toshiyuki Okumoto

Toshiyuki Okumoto – Civic Chief Designer.

Honda Odyssey Is KBB.com’s “Gold Standard”

Calling it “the gold standard of minivans,” the automotive experts at Kelley Blue Book ’s KBB.com website recently named the 2011 Honda Odyssey to their “Top 10 Family Cars of 2011” list. The only minivan to make the lineup, the Odyssey won over the KBB.com analysts with a package that’s “designed to please the whole family.” Judging for the honor was based on family-oriented characteristics such as safety, comfort, economy of operation, child-friendliness, a reasonable purchase price and good resale value—all of which come standard on the Odyssey. For the driver, Honda’s family hauler offers both more power and better fuel efficiency than in past years, thanks to its advanced 3.5-liter V6

Toyota’s reputation takes big consumer hit, other automakers recover

Filed under: Etc. , BMW , Ford , Honda , Toyota The auto industry has been through a lot since 2009, but it appears that consumers have a lot more confidence in the industry two years later. Brand and marketing consultancy Prophet polled 4,900 U.S

Honda Automobiles: Jay Guzowski

Jay Guzowski – Civic Senior Product Planner.

Honda Sales Improve In April

Honda sold 124,799 vehicles in the month of April, marketing a 5.7 percent increased compared to the same month last year. Honda has sold 432,777 vehicles year-to-date sales which represents an increase of 14.6 percent

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