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Honda launches new environmental leadership award “Green Dealer” program for Honda and Acura dealers in US

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has established a “Green Dealer” program for its independently-owned Honda and Acura automobile dealers in the United States. We’ve designed this program around what we feel are both meaningful and achievable targets that are well within the reach of most of our 1,300 US Honda and Acura dealers. Acura - Silver Level.

Honda targeting 2/3 of unit sales from PHEVs, HEVs and ZEVs by ~2030; PHEVs the core of electrification

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At the same time, it will introduce a new approach to automobile manufacturing which requires consideration of electrification beyond the concept of a “platform.”. The East Liberty Auto Plant in Ohio will start producing the Acura MDX in 2017 as the second plant to produce light truck models in North America.

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Acura provides more technical detail on NSX sports hybrid AWD powertrain, body

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—Ted Klaus, Acura NSX Global Development Leader. This is augmented by the front Twin Motor Unit (TMU) driving the front wheels. Sport.

Series production of next-generation Acura NSX hybrid supercar begins in April at new Performance Manufacturing Center

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Acura’s Performance Manufacturing Center (PMC) will begin series production of the next-generation Acura NSX hybrid supercar ( earlier post ) in late April, with customer deliveries to commence thereafter. The multi-material space frame is created with 100% robotic Metal Inert Gas (MIG) welding, an automobile industry first.

Honda and Acura to offer Apple’s Siri Eyes Free on select 2013 vehicles

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American Honda will integrate support for Apple’s Siri into its 2013 Honda Accord and Acura RDX and ILX models as a dealer installed option. —Vicki Poponi, assistant vice president of automobile product planning, American Honda. iPhone has become so integral to people’s lives that they continue to use them in their vehicles.

Honda to introduce three hybrids to China market this year, local production of EVs

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With two weeks to go until the opening of the Beijing International Auto Show, Hond Motor (China) Investment outlined its mid-term business strategy for China, covering both the Honda and Acura brands. Honda will also introduce in China the new Acura NSX, which uses the Sport Hybrid SH-AWD (Super Handling All Wheel Drive) hybrid system.

Honda adjusting production at North American plants due to flooding in Thailand; auto production at 50% through 10 November

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American Honda Motor will temporally adjust automobile production at all six Honda auto plants in the US and Canada due to the disruption of the flow of parts from Honda suppliers in Asia because of the ongoing flooding in Thailand. In 2010, 87% of the Honda and Acura automobiles sold in the United States were produced in North America.

Honda R&D Americas opens new advanced design studio in downtown Los Angeles

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has opened an Advanced Design Studio in downtown Los Angeles for the creation of future Honda and Acura automobile and mobility design concepts. and is expanding the scope of its responsibilities, taking on a lead role within Honda R&D’s global advanced automobile design activity. Honda R&D Americas, Inc., Brief

Honda’s Indiana plant to boost production capacity; add Civic Hybrid

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Indiana was the first Honda plant in North America to build a hybrid vehicle when it started Acura ILX Hybrid production in April. HMIN produces the Civic Sedan and the Civic Natural Gas on the same assembly line with the Acura ILX. million vehicles per year. million units per year. Brief

Honda launches new “Green Path” initiatives for manufacturing and operations; new $210M paint line at Marysville with new 4C2B process

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MAP produces the Honda Accord Sedan and Coupe along with the Acura TLX and ILX for customers in more than 100 countries. Click to enlarge.

Honda investing additional $215 million in Ohio operations; Earth Dreams engines and transmissions

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Honda now operates 14 major manufacturing facilities in North America, producing a wide range of Honda and Acura automobiles, automobile engines and transmissions, Honda all-terrain vehicles, and power equipment products such as lawn mowers, mini-tillers and general purpose engines, using domestic and globally sourced parts.

Honda President Ito steps down, Takahiro Hachigo to replace him

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Hachigo joined Honda in 1982, and began his career in its automobile research and development operations, principally as an engineer in the area of chassis design. where he became actively involved in the local development of Honda and Acura automobiles. Honda Motor Co., from September 2012 to March 2013. Brief

Honda to build new plant in Mexico for production of subcompact vehicles, starting in 2014

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HDM), Honda’s production and sales company in Mexico, will build an automobile plant for production of fuel-efficient subcompact vehicles for the Mexican and North American markets. The smallest automobile currently produced by Honda in North America is the compact Honda Civic, which is built at Honda plants in Indiana and Ontario, Canada.

Honda demonstrates advanced vehicle-to-pedestrian and vehicle-to-motorcycle connected vehicle safety technologies

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In Detroit, Honda demonstrated two experimental safety technologies based on Dedicated Short Range Communications (DSRC) aimed at reducing the potential for collisions between automobiles and pedestrians and between automobiles and motorcycles. The system provides auditory and visual warnings to the automobile driver.

Honda to Begin Selling Insight and CR-Z Hybrids in China By End of 2012

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In addition, said Ito, Acura will introduce its first hybrid model within the next three years. Honda is also exhibiting a concept model of the LI NIAN brand, Guangqi Honda’s proprietary automobile brand. President & CEO Takanobu Ito in his speech at the 2010 Beijing International Automotive Exhibition.

Honda brings FCV Concept to N. America, promises new EV and PHEV models by 2018

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Production of the new VTEC Turbo engines will begin later this year at Honda’s Anna, Ohio, engine plant, the largest automobile engine plant in Honda’s global production network. Earlier post.). Additionally, Honda said it plans further application of its two- and three-motor hybrid systems in the years to come. Honda FCV Concept.

Honda begins 2015 Fit production at new plant in Mexico; plant designed exclusively for subcompacts

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Honda continued the expansion of its manufacturing operations in North America with the production start of the redesigned 2015 Honda Fit at a new, automobile plant of Honda de Mexico, S.A. The start-up of the Celaya Plant increases Honda’s annual automobile production capacity in North America to approximately 1.92 de C.V. 2015 Fit.

Honda to build 2014 Accord Hybrid in Ohio

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was the first Honda plant in North America to build a hybrid vehicle, and currently produces both the Civic Hybrid and Acura ILX Hybrid models. Manufactured at Honda’s automobile engine plant in Anna, Ohio, both of these engines were named to Ward’s 10 Best Engines list for 2013. Honda of America Mfg., Brief

Honda Begins Production of Civic GX Natural Gas Vehicles at Indiana Plant

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As in all new 2009 model Honda and Acura automobiles, the engine meets or exceeds US EPA Tier 2 Bin 5 emissions standards. Honda Manufacturing of Indiana, LLC (HMIN) began production of the natural gas-powered 2009 Civic GX at its plant in Greensburg, Indiana. 1—to maximize performance from natural gas fuel.

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