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. The Honda Environmental Leadership Award and Acura Environmental Leadership Award will be given to dealers who quantifiably reduce their environmental impact, beginning with a minimum 10% reduction in total energy use at their dealerships. And we heartily congratulate our first group of Honda and Acura Environmental Leadership Award winners.

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.”. He said that Honda will establish a structure where development teams at the spot can concentrate on creating automobiles and focus on the development of one whole vehicle as one product under a consistent concept.

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

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Acura unveiled the production model of the next-generation NSX at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) this past January ( earlier post ), and now has provided more technical detail on the high-performance hybrid sports car and its new Sport Hybrid-AWD power unit.

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. Complementary production of the Acura NSX’s bespoke, 75-degree, twin turbocharged V-6 engine takes place at the company’s nearby Anna, Ohio engine plant and is undertaken by a small group of master engine builders. 2015) "Cast Body Nodes for 2016 Acura NSX," SAE Int.

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. Later this year, owners with a compatible iPhone running iOS 6 can direct Siri to perform a number of specific tasks while they keep their eyes on the road and their hands on the wheel.

Honda begins production of new 10-speed transmission in Georgia; nearly $150M investment

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Developed by Honda R&D, the new 10AT features a low-friction design, which will deliver outstanding drivability in new Honda and Acura vehicles. HPPG was established in 2006 and annually produces more than 375,000 transmissions for Honda and Acura automobiles. HTM began production in 1996 and now produces more than one million transmissions per year for Honda and Acura vehicles built in North America.

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., The studio, one of three Honda maintains in the Los Angeles area, was previously located in Pasadena, Calif.,

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. Considering current Honda Civic Natural Gas, Acura ILX Hybrid and future Civic Hybrid production, HMIN has the most diverse alternative-fuel production capability of any plant in North America.

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. To expand the involvement of US Honda and Acura dealers in its “Green Dealer” program.

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. million automobiles each year. In 2012, 90% of the Honda and Acura automobiles sold in the US were produced in North America.

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. Ito joined Honda in 1978 and began his career in the company’s automobile research and development operations, primarily as a chassis design engineer. Honda Motor Co.,

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. The new plant in Mexico will increase Honda’s automobile production capacity in North America from the current 1.63 Honda de Mexico, S.A.

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. Using the DSRC communication system, Honda’s Vehicle-to-Motorcycle (V2M) technology can determine the potential for a collision between a motorcycle and an automobile.

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. Honda will begin selling two hybrid models produced in Japan—the Insight and CR-Z—in China before the end of 2012, said Honda Motor Co., 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. In an effort to showcase Honda’s innovative technologies and wide-ranging mobility prowess, the automaker also showcased the HondaJet advanced light jet, the Acura NSX mid-engine hybrid performance sports car ( earlier post ), the UNI-CUB personal mobility device and the return of Honda to Formula One racing.

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

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., will invest $23 million at its Marysville, Ohio auto plant to add production of the new two-motor Accord Hybrid Sedan ( earlier post ), scheduled to go on sale nationwide this fall.

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. The Civic GX was formerly produced at Honda’s East Liberty, Ohio plant and has ten years of proven performance as a natural gas powered vehicle.

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