2018 Honda Accord Goes Into Production, Launches Later This Fall

2018 Honda Accord Goes Into Production, Launches Later This Fall

The 2018 Honda Accord has gone into production at the company's plant in Marysville, Ohio.

Thanks to an investment of $267 (€223) million, the plant has been equipped with a new welding department which is now home to 342 robots. Honda also invested in new production techniques including a laser brazing process for the roof and the use of structural adhesives for improved body rigidity. Elsewhere, the plant applies an acoustic spray foam which helps to reduce road noise in the cabin.

Honda Power Manager Concept Plugs Evs Into Smart Electricity Grid

Honda Power Manager Concept plugs EVs into smart electricity grid

The Honda Power Manager Concept made its debut alongside the well received Urban EV Concept at the 2017 Frankfurt motor show.

Described by its maker as a “fully-integrated energy transfer system", the Power Manager Concept is designed to regulate the flow of electricity between a home or office, and the rest of the electricity grid.

Honda To Add 300 New Jobs, Invest $267 Million To Support Increased Auto Manufacturing In Ohio

Honda to add 300 new jobs, invest $267 million to support increased auto manufacturing in Ohio

Associates at Honda of America Mfg., Inc. (HAM) today celebrated the start of mass production of the all-new 2018 Honda Accord with an announcement of new investments and jobs to support manufacturing of the 10th generation Accord, America's best-selling car of the past 41 years.

Honda invested $267 million and is adding 300 new jobs to support production of the all-new Honda Accord and to increase production at the Marysville Auto Plant (MAP). The investment total includes $220 million at MAP for new technologies and processes, including a new $165 million weld department featuring 342 state-of-the-art welding robots and $47 million at Honda's nearby Anna, Ohio engine plant for production of the 2018 Accord's 1.5-liter and 2.0-liter turbocharged engines, the first application of turbo power to the Accord lineup.

Civic Type R And Fireblade Inspire Honda Robot Lawnmowers

Civic Type R And Fireblade Inspire Honda Robot Lawnmowers

Do you want to express your love for the finest JDM hot hatch on the market? Do you want to make your neighbors envious with the coolest lawnmower on the block? Honda has the answer.

For a few years, the company has been producing a cute electric and robotic lawnmower dubbed the Miimo and now it has been dressed up in a design inspired by the 2018 Civic Type R. For motorcycle lovers, a version taking cues from the CBR1000RR Fireblade superbike has also been released.

Honda Clarity Phev Boasts Class-leading All-electric Range

Honda Clarity PHEV Boasts Class-Leading All-Electric Range

With its EPA range rating of 47 miles (75 km) on a full charge, the 2018 Honda Clarity plug-in hybrid has earned the highest EV range among all midsize plug-in hybrids.

Scheduled to arrive in dealerships later this year, the Clarity PHEV also received an EPA fuel economy rating of 110 combined MPGe, and an impressive gasoline only 44/40/42 MPG (5.3/5.8/5.6l/100km) rating.

Euro-spec 2018 Honda Cr-v Joins Team Hybrid After Ditching Diesel

Euro-Spec 2018 Honda CR-V Joins Team Hybrid After Ditching Diesel

Honda brought the new Euro-spec CR-V at Frankfurt in a Hybrid prototype form, previewing its first SUV to be offered with a hybrid powertrain in Europe.

Although the company didn’t share any figures of the Intelligent Multi Mode Drive hybrid system, it did say that it combines a 2.0-liter i-VTEC petrol with an electric motor and a separate electric generator motor.

Facelifted Honda Jazz Adds 128hp Dynamic Version Because, Why Not

Facelifted Honda Jazz Adds 128hp Dynamic Version Because, Why Not

The Urban EV Concept might have been the star of Honda’s stand but the Japanese car maker also had some more stuff to show, including the facelifted Jazz.

Honda performed the usual updates to the exterior and interior of the new Jazz and also added the 128hp 1.5-liter i-VTEC engine to the European range for the first time.

Surprise! Mclaren And Honda Finally Call It Quits

Surprise! McLaren and Honda finally call it quits

It's been coming for a long while, so it should surprise no one to learn that McLaren and Honda have finally called it quits. Sources confirmed to Motorsport.com and Sky Sports that the two companies have finally settled on a deal that will end a partnership that has been nothing but heartache and tears. McLaren has reportedly inked a three-year deal to use Renault engines, ending in 2020 along with the current engine regulations. This also means McLaren driver Fernando Alonso is likely to extend his contract beyond the end of this season.

When Honda first announced it was returning to F1 with McLaren, fans had visions of Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button reliving the glory days of Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost in the late 1980s. The truth couldn't be further removed. At points, McLaren has struggled to make it the full race distance, much less win races and fight for championships. Frankly, it's been embarrassing for both Honda and McLaren. No one comes out a winner here. Honda has sullied any reputation it had in F1, while Alonso's talent and McLaren's engineering expertise were both wasted the past few seasons.

Honda Urban Ev Confirmed For 2019 Launch In Europe 

Honda Urban EV confirmed for 2019 launch in Europe 

Honda revealed a small electric concept with a slight throwback vibe Tuesday at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Based on an all-new platform, the Urban EV will launch in Europe in 2019.

The tiny concept is even smaller — by 100 mm — than the diminutive Jazz supermini. You'll immediately notice the backlit Honda emblem, which presages a design cue that will show up on future Honda EVs. The grille area displays words, like the charge status, but it can also display messages for other drivers. That could be fun.

2018 Honda Odyssey Recognized With "wards 10 Best Ux" User Experience Award

2018 Honda Odyssey Recognized with "Wards 10 Best UX" User Experience Award

With praise for the usability of its many unique family-friendly features, the 2018 Honda Odyssey received a 2017 Wards 10 Best UX Award from the experts at WardsAuto. Tom Murphy, Senior Editor at WardsAuto, highlighted such features as the multi-configurable Magic Slide 2nd-Row Seats™, HondaVAC®, CabinTalk™ and CabinWatch™, saying the Odyssey has "enough family-friendly features to lure away shoppers who were considering a utility vehicle instead." Started in 2016, the Wards 10 Best UX awards recognize vehicles that enhance users' lifestyles and make technology easy to utilize. Odyssey has been the best-selling minivan in America for the past seven years and is leading again in 20171. The all-new 2018 Honda Odyssey, designed to keep everyone in the family happy, went on sale on May 24, 2017.

1 Based on Urban Science retail sales data in the minivan segment for 2010-2017CYTD March.

Honda Cr-v Hybrid Prototype Revealedelectrified Suv

Honda CR-V Hybrid Prototype revealedElectrified SUV

The Honda CR-V Hybrid Prototype has been revealed for the Frankfurt motor show, previewing the European specification of the popular Japanese SUV.

It’s the first time the company has offered a hybrid-powered crossover in the European market, combining a 2.0-litre i-VTEC Atkinson Cycle petrol engine and an electric motor, mated to a fixed-gear ratio rather than a conventional transmission.

Honda To Present Power Manager Concept Smart Energy System At Frankfurt

Honda to present Power Manager Concept smart energy system at FrankfurtHonda will present its all-new Power Manager Concept, a fully-integrated energy transfer system, at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show on 12 September.
The system is designed to incorporate electric vehicles into a smart power grid. It enables the collection and distribution of electricity between the grid, homes and businesses and electric vehicles, to intelligently balance demand and efficient storage of energy. Honda will apply its Power Manager technology as part of a smart grid pilot scheme in the west of France.

Is The 2018 Honda Odyssey Still The Minivan King?

Is The 2018 Honda Odyssey Still The Minivan King?

The completely redesigned fifth-generation 2018 Odyssey has some big shoes to fill but Honda appears confident that it’ll continue the successful career of its predecessor.

Armed with an even more practical and cavernous interior, the new Honda Odyssey comes with some clever solutions, including the Magic Slide second-row seats that allows five different configurations.