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Honda N-Box Wins Japan Hall of Fame’s Car of the Year (News)

Tokyo, Nov. 9 (Jiji Press)--Honda on Thursday announced its N-Box minivehicle had been selected as the Japan Automotive Hall of Fame's 2017-2018 Car of the Year. An official of the nonprofit JAHFA said the kei car's traveling performance and comfort, as well as standard-equipped driver assistance systems, attracted high evaluations. Honda's N-Box features new driver assistance and safety sy…

Electric Vehicles, AI Self-Driving Tech Shown to Media at Tokyo Motor Show (News)

Tokyo, Oct. 25 (Jiji Press)—The 45th Tokyo Motor Show kicked off a two-day media preview on Wednesday, with automakers showcasing prototypes of their evolving electric vehicles and cars with advanced driver assistance safety technologies utilizing artificial intelligence. The biennial motor show, which will be open to the public from Saturday through Nov. 5 at Tokyo Big Sight, is joined by 153 …

Production of Honda’s Super Cub Scooter Tops 100 Million Units (News)

Tokyo, Oct. 19 (Jiji Press)—Cumulative global production of Honda Motor Co.'s Super Cub scooter topped 100 million units this month, 59 years after its sales started in 1958, 10 years after the founding of the company. A ceremony to mark the milestone was held on Thursday at Honda's plant in the town of Ozu in the southwestern prefecture of Kumamoto, the firm's only motorcycle production base i…

Honda to Launch Electric Vehicles in Europe in 2019 (News)

Tokyo, Sept. 12 (Jiji Press)—Honda Motor Co. on Tuesday announced plans to sell electric vehicles in Europe from 2019, with Britain and France aiming to ban sales of fossil-fuel vehicles by 2040. The Japanese automaker will make motor-driven versions--electric, hybrid or plug-in hybrid vehicles--available whenever it releases a new vehicle model in Europe from now on, while scaling back sales o…

Honda to End 50-Year History of Monkey Motorcycle (News)

Tokyo, March 24 (Jiji Press)—Honda Motor Co. said Friday that it will cease the production of the Monkey, a 50-cc motorcycle, at the end of August, putting an end to its 50-year history. A special edition of the Monkey produced to celebrate its fiftieth anniversary. The model will be discontinued in August 2017. (Courtesy Honda Motor Co.; © Jiji) The Japanese company made the decision as th…

The NSX: Honda’s Global SupercarIkehara Teruo

Honda has begun taking orders for the new NSX in Japan for the first time in 10 years. While the original NSX was produced in Japan, this second-generation model is built to order at a specialized manufacturing facility in the United States, the NSX’s largest market. The development and production chiefs are both non-Japanese engineers who carry on the Honda spirit.

Imagining the Future of Driving at the Tokyo Motor Show

The 2015 Tokyo Motor Show opened on October 29 with 160 companies presenting their competing visions of the future of automobiles. Of the 400 vehicles on display, around a fifth were world premieres.

Putting “Reshoring” into Perspective

With the yen at its weakest level in years, some major Japanese manufacturers with overseas facilities are moving to shift production back to Japan. But insiders caution that the “reshoring” trend is a limited phenomenon and signals no real change in the basic strategy of Japanese export companies in the age of globalization. For years Japanese electronics giants and automakers have been moving…

Eco-Cars and Sports Cars Among the Highlights at the Tokyo Motor Show

The Tokyo Motor Show, the Japanese automobile industry's biennial extravaganza, took place at Tokyo Big Sight from November 20 this year. Among the numerous world premieres was an impressive lineup of sports cars and eco-friendly cars loaded with the latest technology.

Autos and Electronics Converge at CEATEC 2013

CEATEC is Asia’s biggest IT and electronics exhibition. The year’s event, the fourteenth was held from October 1 to 5 at the Makuhari Messe convention center in the city of Chiba. With four Japanese car makers taking part, this year’s exhibition raised intriguing prospects for a fusion between Japan’s electronics and IT sector and its auto industry.

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