Reuters reports that Honda Motor Co. is preparing to launch a mass-recycling endeavor intended to extract rare earth metals from parts of used automobiles. The operation, which will be the first of its kind, will place global automakers in a better position to obtain the very expensive materials, which are controlled almost exclusively by China. Read on! →


The phrase “Made in America” may conjure up different things for different people, but a Toyota is not usually one of them. However, most Japanese cars in the United States are made here. Big Three of Japan have plants in North America Bemoaning the collapse of American manufacturing has become a national pastime. Plenty of Read on! →


Auto sales in the U.S. rose by 14 percent in November. The was the largest increase since April. Chrysler Group, Hyundai-Kia, Mercedes-Benz and Volkswagen led the pack with the highest gains. Honda was the only automaker to see a decline. Highest since ‘cash for clunkers’ The November figures show the third straight month that the Read on! →


The Detroit News reports that Honda is looking to step up its game in the small luxury car market among successful 30-somethings. The automaker’s latest offerings under the Acura brand are geared toward Generation Y drivers who have tasted success and want an affordable can that still reflects their prosperity. Acura driving back into prominence Read on! →


California commuters wage war on a daily basis, jockeying for position like post-Apocalyptic road warriors en route to their destinations. Gasoline and time come at a premium, which makes California’s July 1 decision to restrict carpool law a problem for commuters who invested in the Honda Prius hybrid. Automotive News suggests Honda missed a golden Read on! →


Honda is looking to punch up sales for its small crossover, the Crosstour. The Accord-based crossover is getting a four-cylinder engine for the next model year. Crosstour sales need punching up Honda is looking to punch up sales of the Crosstour crossover utility vehicle (CUV). According to AutoBlog, only 16,679 of them were sold between Read on! →


Production facilities of Toyota and Honda were decimated at the brutal hands of Mother Nature in the Thailand floods. Honda, however, is undeterred and will not push the 2012 CR-V’s debut back. $6 billion in damage The worst flooding in decades has hit the nation of Thailand, leaving more than 300 dead and 100,000 people Read on! →


For the third year in a row, Japanese automakers Honda, Subaru and Toyota have earned top marks in the Consumer Reports annual auto survey, reports the Associated Press. Over the past year, Ford Motor Co. made the largest gain in the ratings, which are based on road tests and reliability scores. The Consumer Reports auto Read on! →


The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Pasadena, Calif., ruled in favor of throwing out a class action lawsuit Thursday against American Honda Motor Co. Automotive News reports that the nationwide lawsuit was against a braking system in some Acura RL vehicles. The appeals court ruled the case should not have been given class Read on! →


The year 2011 was tough for many automakers that depend upon parts from Japan, Honda included. Production disruptions because of the tsunami and nuclear reactor damage caused the automaker’s grip on the performance car market to slip. Now, as the Detroit Free Press reports, Honda is gearing up to dominate once more, thanks to a Read on! →