Category: Honda

In June 2014, Takata acknowledged that their airbags needed to be recalled because of random explosions with bits acting like flying shrapnel. Takata could not identify which vehicle manufacturers and cars needed to be recalled at the time. Fast forward to May, 2015 and 33,800,000 vehicles have been recalled and the list of manufacturers have [...]

It’s not just words when Honda says the new Pilot features the most comprehensive set of advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies ever offered on a Honda vehicle. Together these technologies make up Honda SensingTM, a suite of technologies designed to expand the driver’s situational awareness while sensing and responding to potential road hazards, including other [...]

It’s not just words when Honda says the new Pilot features “the most comprehensive set of advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies ever offered on a Honda vehicle. Together these technologies make up Honda SensingTM, a suite of technologies designed to expand the driver’s situational awareness while sensing and responding to potential road hazards, including other [...]

Women journalists from fifteen different countries voted and the results are in! 2014 Women’s World Car of the Year is the Mercedes-Benz S-Class The top three cars overall were the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, Audi A8 and Tesla Model S, respectively. There were ten different criteria which remained the same in each of the six categories. The [...]

Hiro Hayama, Honda Fit product planner manager, talks to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation about the amount of usable room in the 2015 Honda Fit. Not only can you configure the Fit in many useful ways, you can carry more in the Honda Fit than the Ford Fiesta, as shown in this video. [...]

Hiro Hiyama, Product Planner for the 2015 Honda Fit talks about the strategy of the 2015 Honda Fit. Every model has an entry level car, as does the Honda Fit at $15,525. Why not make it under $15,000, the magical number for most of the “top ten cars under $15,000″? Honda Fit has 100% back [...]

Makoto Konishi, Honda Research & Development Tochigi Center, Large Project leader, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation about the new 2015 Honda Fit. The Honda Fit is known as the Super Cub of the automobile world. What is a Super Cub? The Fit is sold in 160 countries and has total global [...]

Art St. Cyr. Vice President-Product Planning and Logisistics, American Honda talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation about Earth dreams and the Acura RLX SH-AWD. Honda has 3 different technologies, i-DCD, i_mmd and the SH-AWD. The Acura RLX SH-AWD was unveiled at the 2013 Los Angeles auto show. St. Cyr talks about the [...]

Art St. Cyr. Vice President-Product Planning and Logisistics, American Honda talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com about the 4-cylinder 2014 Honda Accord hybrids. The 4-cylinder Honda Accord has been a staple in the Accord line-up for years, now there are more 4-cylinder options than ever. You have a 4-cylinder sedan, a 4-cylinder coupe, seven [...]

Hiroo Shimada, Chief Product Engineer, is known inside of Honda Motor Corporation as the father of Honda’s hybrid system. Shimada-san talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com about the 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid engine, modes and motors. Overview The 2014 Honda Accord Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV) and Hybrid (FHEV) Sedan versions are powered by a new [...]