Category: Honda

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 [...]

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, www.drivingthenation.com 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 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 [...]