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.
Honda Motor Co. and Toyota Motor Corp.’s North American plants, stalled by parts shortages a year ago, are leading an industrywide assembly surge buoying cities from the Midwest to the deep South amid a languid U.S. economy.
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.
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.
Honda Motor Co. and Toyota Motor Corp. plummeted in a survey on relations with suppliers, while gains by Chrysler Group LLC and General Motors Co. helped close the gap between top and bottom performers.
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.
Plans by Toyota Motor Corp. and Honda Motor Co. to run factories overtime to recoup production lost to parts shortages caused by Japan’s earthquake may be delayed until early 2012 because of flooding in Thailand.