Honda Motor Co., making good on plans to focus more on the image of its Acura brand, is setting it up as a division within the company for the first time with dedicated management, marketing and other resources.
Honda Motor Co.’s Accord beat Toyota Motor Corp.’s Camry in U.S. output and led in North American car production last year as Asia-based automakers set assembly records in the region amid rebounding sales.
In the waning days of 2012, car dealer Gordon Stewart’s Chevrolet showrooms were jammed with tire-kickers he hadn’t seen in a while: truck buyers. At his dealership in Garden City, Michigan, he sold 44 Silverado pickups in two days, five times his typical sales volume.
Mexico’s share of North American auto production may rise at a quicker pace as General Motors Co., Ford Motor Co. and Chrysler Group LLC seek out workers making less than 10 percent of what their U.S. counterparts earn.