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.
Honda Motor Co., which makes two of the three cars with the highest North American production levels, became a net U.S. exporter for the first time in 2013, shipping more vehicles overseas than it brought in from Japan.
Saudis driving F-150 pickup trucks and Chinese coveting Jeep sport-utility vehicles mean more automobiles are filling up ships leaving U.S. ports, boosting revenue for vessel operators including Wilh. Wilhelmsen ASA.
Honda Motor Co. , which makes more than 80 percent of the automobiles it sells in the U.S. at North American plants, plans to reduce output on the continent starting tomorrow as parts supplies from Japan dwindle.
Honda Motor Co. is making $355 million of upgrades at plants in Ohio where it opened its first U.S. wind tunnel, seeking productivity and fuel-economy gains for models designed and built in North America.
Honda Motor Co.’s 2013 Accord, the revamped version of the longest-selling U.S. midsize car, debuts this month as the company seeks to speed its sales recovery and recapture a reputation for benchmark vehicles.
Chrysler Group LLC, boosted by deliveries of Ram pickups, led September U.S. auto sales gains that exceeded analysts’ estimates. General Motors Co. and Ford Motor Co. also beat estimates on Silverado and F-Series trucks.
Toyota Motor Corp. plans to resume production of the Prius and two other hybrid models in Japan as the nation’s automakers work to restart operations after an earthquake and tsunami idled plants for two weeks.