| Nov 17, 2013
| 5:00 AM
For decades, hydrogen fuel cell cars have been the automotive technology of tomorrow: the big idea, for someday far in the future.
No longer. At auto shows in Los Angeles and Tokyo this week, Toyota Motor Corp., Honda Motor Co. and Hyundai Motor Co....
| Nov 4, 2013
| 12:03 PM
Honda Motor Co. has announced it is voluntarily recalling more than 344,000 Odyssey minivans to correct a problem with the vehicles’ stability control software.
The recall affects 344,187 Odyssey vans from the 2007 and 2008 model years. In...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 2:09 PM
Spurred by escalating government demands, high fuel prices and greenhouse gas emissions standards, automakers are rolling out a whole new crop of electric vehicles that are affordable to buy or lease and cheap to run.
Among the EVs are the $27,000 Smart...
| Oct 19, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Acura made its name on upscale sedans and coupes, but its MDX crossover has quietly become the meal ticket for Honda's luxury division.
Last year, the MDX made up about a third of Acura's sales in the U.S., and it has been the brand's biggest seller...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 6:17 PM
U.S. monthly auto sales declined in September for the first time in more than two years, in part because of a calendar quirk that landed Labor Day weekend sales in the August report.
Automakers sold a little more than 1.1 million vehicles last month,...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 5:02 PM
Strong August auto sales numbers revealed a problem last month that Ford, GM and Chrysler once would have begged for — not enough cars to sell.
Automakers sold 1.5 million vehicles last month, a 17% gain over the same month a year ago and one of...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 9:11 AM
Ford Motor Co. will knock $4,000 off the price of its 2014 Focus electric cars, slated to hit dealers’ lots in a few weeks.
With destination charge included, the base model will now cost $35,995. In a statement Thursday, a company spokeswoman said...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 4:00 AM
Hoping that the best years are not in the rear-view mirror for its Acura luxury line, American Honda Motor Co. is shifting into high gear for the introduction of its redesigned 2014 MDX sport utility vehicle.
The U.S. sales arm of the Japanese automaker...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 12:59 PM
Rising consumer confidence combined with a rebounding construction industry pushed auto sales to near pre-recession levels in June.
Automakers sold about 1.4 million vehicles last month, a 9% gain from the same period a year earlier. The brisk sales...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 11:35 AM
American Honda Motor Co. reported 9.7% growth in June sales on the strength of crossover and minivan sales.
The increase came despite continued weakness in the automaker's Acura luxury division, which saw sales decline by 10.4%, to 13,765, compared to...
| May 31, 2013
| 7:58 PM
Los Angeles County's second-largest advertising agency on Friday terminated nearly one-fifth of its workforce — about 200 people — after losing much of its signature American Honda Motor Co. account.
Santa Monica based Rubin Postaer &...