Honda 2Wheelers India unleashes new TV commercial featuring Akshay Kumar

New Delhi [India], Sept.21 : Celebrating the success of its advanced customer-centric technology - the Combi Brake System (CBS) with Equalizer, Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. (HMSI) has unleashed its latest 360 degree marketing campaign to celebrate the milestone.

Honda introduced the unique Combi Brake System with Equalizer technology almost 30 years ago globally. In India too, Honda become the 1st two-wheeler company to introduce its proven CBS technology with the unique Equalizer advantage in 2009.

Death toll Due To Air bags Explosion rises to eight

Death toll Due To Air bags Explosion rises to eight

Deaths caused due to exploding air bags made by Takata Corp. of Japan has reached eight, US safety regulators and Honda Motor Co. confirmed on Friday.

As per officials, a woman who died in a Los Angeles-area car crash last September is the eighth person who got killed by exploding air bags made by Takata Corp. of Japan.

The woman in the lawsuit has been identified as Jewel Brangman, who died from neck and head injuries when the driver's air bag in her rented 2001 Honda Civic inflated with too much force and spewed metal shrapnel.

Both Honda and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration confirmed that the cause for jewel’s death was air bags explosion.

The 26-year-old is the seventh victim in the US and eighth worldwide, including a woman in Malaysia.

Honda’s Q4 Profit drops due to recall costs

Honda’s Q4 Profit drops due to recall costs

Japan's third-largest automaker Honda, reported a drop in its net profit for the fiscal fourth quarter.

According to Honda, recall costs and a decline in auto sales in Japan dragged profits down. Quality problems delayed vehicle development and hampered sales.

The air bag recalls led to 43% drop in profit. The net profit shrank to 97.8 billion yen ($897 million), versus a year-ago profit of 170.5 billion yen.

The air bags were manufactured by Takata Corp. of Japan, which supplied air bags for a wide range of Honda models. In the defect, the air bag inflators can explode with too much force. The problem proved fatal to six people worldwide.

Honda recalls about 105,000 vehicles

Honda recalls about 105,000 vehicles

Honda is recalling about 105,000 vehicles because of defect in driver's side air bag inflators, which can explode under too much pressure. Takata-made airbags can explode and could throw metal pieces at passengers. The company recalled some 2008 Pilot, 2004 Civic and 2001 Accord vehicles.

According to the company, all of the vehicles were identified on March 5 and the company selected the vehicles using a process, in which it matched Takata airbag inflater part numbers to individual vehicle identification numbers, or VINs.

It was discovered by Honda that over 88,000 Pilot vehicles should have been included in last year's recall related to Takata.

Honda launches new CB Unicorn 163cc in New Delhi

Honda launches new CB Unicorn 163cc in New Delhi New Delhi, Dec 18 : Honda has launched the new CB Unicorn 163cc in the Indian market for a starting price of Rs. 69,350 (ex-showroom, Delhi).

Keita Muramatsu, President and CEO, Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Pvt. Ltd., said that the New CB Unicorn 160 is Honda's fourth launch of 2014 after Activa 125, CD110 and Gold Wing and with this launch, Honda is further strengthening its portfolio in 150cc-180cc motorcycle segment, designed to woo the youth.

Honda admits under-reporting serious US accidents since 2003

Detroit/New York - Honda Motor Co failed to notify U.S. safety regulators of 1,729 claims of injuries and deaths related to accidents in its vehicles since 2003, the automaker acknowledged on Monday.

Honda said in a statement that its count of underreported claims came from a third-party audit.

Honda cited "various errors related to data entry" and also said it used an "overly narrow interpretation" of its legal reporting requirements. The company said it is taking steps to remedy these shortcomings.

Honda halts City production in Aug; to shift to Tapukara

HondaNew Delhi: Honda Cars India is temporarily suspending production of its flagship sedan City this month as it shifts manufacturing of the car to its Tapukara facility.

The company said it will resume production of the car that is being rolled out from its Greater Noida plant in the first week of next month.

"There will be no production of the Honda City in the month of August and the manufacturing of the car will resume in first week of September," Honda Cars India Ltd (HCIL) said in a statement.

Honda plans to export Mobilio to South African market

Honda-MobilioChennai: As part of its plans to sell over 9,000 units during the current financial year, automaker Honda Cars India would consider exporting its latest mid-size multi purpose vehicle Mobilio to South Africa, a top company official said today.

The Japanese carmaker had shipped about 6,000 units in the last financial year, Honda Cars India Senior Vice-President (Sales and Marketing), Jnaneswar Sen said.

"We are considering exports of Mobilio to South Africa. Last year, we made exports of 6,000 units. This year we have a target of 9,000 units", Sen told reporters here after launching Mobilio in the region.

Honda Cars India recalls 1,338 units of Accord, CR-V

Honda Cars India recalls 1,338 units of Accord, CR-VNew Delhi: Honda Cars India is recalling a total of 1,338 units of its premium sedan Accord and sports utility vehicle CR-V manufactured between 2002 and 2003 to replace a faulty part in the passenger side airbags.

The recall, which is is part of Honda's global recall regarding the potential defect related to passenger air bag announced in June 2014, would cover 1,085 units of Accord and 253 units of CR-V.

Honda launches automatic variant of Activa scooter

Honda-Activa-125ccNew Delhi, April 28 : Two-wheeler major Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI), Monday launched its largest selling scooter brand Activa's 125cc automatic variant priced between Rs. 52,456 and Rs. 58,196 (ex-showroom Delhi).

"Propelled by new third plant near Bangalore, Honda is all set to excite customers with new products with speed. In this background, Activa 125 is Honda’s next strategic step towards reinforcing market leadership and facilitating Indians to step up their daily ride for more power,” said Keita Muramatsu - president and chief executive, HMSI.

Honda unveils all new Jazz, Mobilio

Honda-MobilioGreater Noida, Feb 5 : Honda Wednesday unveiled two new models, Mobilio multi-purpose vehicle and an all new Jazz hatchback, a day before the 12th Auto Expo opens here.

The Mobilio which is a multi-purpose vehicle is the third vehicle after Amaze to be based on Honda's popular hatchback Brio's platform. It has three rows of seats and can seat seven people.

It is set to lock horns with the likes of the Maruti Ertiga, Chevrolet Enjoy and Mahindra Xylo and is likely to be priced competitively between Rs. 8 and 10 lakh.

Yamaha, Honda report impressive growth in December sales

Yamaha, Honda report impressive growth in December salesYamaha Motor India and Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India (HMSI) enjoyed impressive growth in sales in December 2013, despite persistent sluggishness in the economy.

The Indian arm of Yamaha enjoyed a year-on-year increase of 36.88 per cent in total sales, 47,483 units in December 2012 to 64,997 units in December 2013. The company's domestic sales jumped 58.32 per cent to 39,777 units in December 2012, from 25,123 units in the corresponding month of the previous year.

Honda limited edition hatchback Brio

Honda limited edition hatchback BrioNew Delhi, Sep 30 : Japanese automobile manufacturer Honda's Indian subsidiary Monday launched a limited edition of premium hatchback "Brio" for the festive season, priced at Rs. 4.92 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).

"It is our constant endeavour to provide freshness to our products and create excitement in the market," said Jnaneswar Sen, senior vice president, marketing and sales, Honda Cars India.

"We are confident that this new sporty and youthful look of the car will appeal to our customers."

Honda to continue with India investment

HondaNew Delhi, Sep 4 : Japanese automobile major Honda Wednesday said it will go ahead with its Rs. 2,500 crore India investment plan despite the current economic situation.

The company also said it has not decided on raising the prices of its vehicles in view of the rupee depreciation.

"We haven't yet taken any decision on it (prices). However, we are keeping a close watch on the rupee situation as imported parts that we use have become costlier," Jnaneswar Sen, senior vice president, sales and marketing, Honda Cars India, told IANS.

Maruti’s SX4, Honda’s Civic and Toyota’s Altis to attract 27% excise duty

Maruti’s SX4, Honda’s Civic and Toyota’s Altis to attract 27% excise dutyThe Maruti SX4, Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla Altis will attract excise duty of 27 per cent, rather than 30 per cent duty prescribed for Sports Utility Vehicle (SUVs), the Finance Ministry's Revenue Department clarified on Wednesday.

Prior to the clarification, there was confusion on whether these the aforementioned vehicles would attract 30 per cent excise duty prescribed for SUVs or 27 per cent applicable to large sedans.

Honda to carry out part replacement on second generation City

hondaNew Delhi, June 29 : Japanese automobile major Honda Saturday said it will carry out preventive part replacement of the power window switch of 42,672 units of the second generation City sedan manufactured in 2007 and

"HCIL will proactively replace power window switch which may malfunction in case water or any other liquid enters the driver side window," the company said in a statement.

"HCIL is carrying out the part update as preventive measure although no such problem has been reported from any where in India."

Honda, Hyundai log sales growth, Ford sales dip

Honda-Hyundai-Ford-LogoChennai, June 1 : Japanese and Korean car makers Honda Cars India Ltd and Hyundai Motor India Ltd registered sales growth while American Ford India Pvt Ltd saw a dip in its sales last month, officials said.

Honda Cars recorded 9.8 percent growth in sales in May in the domestic market compared to the sales registered by the company during the corresponding period last year.

In a statement issued Saturday, the company said it sold 11,342 units in the domestic market last month, up from 10,334 units sold in the corresponding month last year. Honda Cars also exported 738 units last month.

Honda commissions third two-wheeler factory in India

Honda commissions third two-wheeler factory in IndiaIndia's second largest two-wheeler manufacturer, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India has commissioned its third two-wheeler factory in India in Karnataka.

The new unit will allow the company to expand its total production capacity to 4.6 million by financial year 2014 from 2.8 million at present in the country. The plant has been set up in Narsapura Industrial Area, Dist Kolar, Karnataka and occupies a 96-acre site. The plant is expected to begin production of two-wheelers from next month.

Honda inaugurates third plant in Karnataka, to start production by June

Honda-MotorcycleBangalore, May 28 : Two-wheeler manufacturer Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Tuesday inaugurated its third plant in India in Narsapura, Karnataka, at an investment of Rs. 1,350 crore.

With production starting from June this year, Honda said, the new plant will enable the company to increase its cumulative annual production capacity by 64 percent in the current fiscal.

The new plant is conceived to produce 12 lakh units in phase-I and additional six lakh units in phase-II.

McLaren confirm Honda as engine suppliers from 2015

McLaren-Honda-F1Tokyo, May 16 : Formula 1 team McLaren confirmed Thursday that they will form a new multi-year technology partnership and use Honda engines from the 2015 season.

The McLarens will race using Honda engines and energy recovery systems, renewing an association that became one of the most successful and powerful in Formula 1 history during the 1980s-90s.

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