Category: Honda

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, 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, 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 [...]

John W. Mendel is executive vice president of American Honda Motor Co., Inc., heading up both Honda and Acura Automobile Sales Divisions. Mendel talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, about Honda’s sales and safety. Honda was up 11.4% January-August, 2013. They were down in September. What was the reason? Which months are the best [...]

Reid Bigland on sales, volatility, and technology

Reid Bigland currently holds three distinct Senior Management roles with Chrysler Group LLC. He is Chrysler’s Head of U.S. Sales Operations, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Chrysler Canada Inc. and President and CEO of the of the Company’s Ram Truck Brand. This interview was done in June, 2013 at a “What’s new for [...]

A first for the industry and for Honda on the 2013 Honda Accord

Good on you Honda. Through an earthquake(s), a Tsunami, power shortages, floods in Thailand you have brought out your new generation Honda Accord. You have brought out the new 2013 Honda Accord with a first for the industry and a first for Honda. John Mendel, Executive Vice President, American Honda Motor Co., Inc., talked about [...]

Sage Marie, Honda’s communications manager, talks about the 2013 Honda Accord while David Merrick, Honda’s design director, draws the 2013 Honda Accord. The 2013 Honda Accord prices and fuel ratings are as follows: 2013 Honda Accord Sedan 4-cylinder models: 2013 Honda Accord LX Sedan: 6-Speed Manual $21,680 24 city /34 highway /28 combined CVT $22,480 [...]

Shoji Matsui, Chief Engineer and large product manager for the Honda Accord, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO,, about the 2013 Honda Accord. Matsui has been a body designer and engineer. How does Matsui see Honda’s interaction between design and engineer? Honda has won so many awards over the years, but there are more [...]

August 2012 sales show confidence

It looks great that the Seasonally Adjusted Annual Rate (SAAR) is sticking around 14.5 million 8 months into 2012. Sales are up 20 percent year-over-year. But you need to look at the footnotes to see if there is confidence in the numbers, or if there is reason for worry. I looked at the sales numbers [...]

It’s that time of the year again, time to whittle down the long list of new cars and trucks to decide which one is crowned car and truck/utility of the year award for 2013. The list below is referred to as the long list. For the most part, all new cars and trucks make it [...]