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! →

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! →

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! →

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! →

Honda announced Friday that it is voluntarily recalling more than half a million SUVs within the U.S. over a potential defect in the headlight wiring. Meanwhile, a new plant for producing the U.S. version of the automaker’s Fit breaks ground south of the border. CR-V and Pilots recalled The recall affects 2002-2004 CR-V SUVs, as Read on! →

The American side of Honda Motor Co. is being forced into belt-tightening mode as profit margins for its Japanese parent have fallen onto the wrong side of acceptability. Automotive News reports that the U.S. branch of the Honda Motor Co. is in the process of offering voluntary severance packages to senior members of its sales Read on! →

Automotive industry giants continue to jockey for position. According to Automotive News, a familiar name continues to sit atop the automotive sales throne. Toyota’s April auto sales were up 12 percent, well about the 2 percent gain experienced by the rest of the industry. It was enough to keep Toyota ahead of fast-charging rival Chrysler 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! →