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    1. August 4, 2015

      Carmakers braced for more pain in Indonesia

      Car sales tend to boom in Indonesia during the holy month of Ramadan, typically a time of big spending among the large...

    2. July 9, 2015

      Honda recalls another 4.5m vehicles for Takata airbag faults

      Honda is expanding its recall to include newer vehicles fitted with potentially faulty airbags made by Takata, bringing...

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    1. July 6, 2015

      New Honda chief Takahiro Hachigo steers away from expansion

      Honda’s new chief executive has steered the carmaker away from a policy of targeting aggressive volume growth in an...

    2. June 15, 2015

      Opinion: Could Cuba be Vietnam in the Caribbean?

      What might Cuba look like a decade or two from now, when its ageing revolutionary leadership has faded from view?...

    3. May 26, 2015

      Japan Inc lowers expectations after bumper run

      After a bumper year of record profits, large multinational Japanese companies are starting to feel the pressure of the...

    4. May 19, 2015

      Takata to recall up to 34m vehicles

      Takata, the Japanese car component manufacturer plagued by safety problems with its airbags, on Tuesday agreed with US...

    5. May 13, 2015

      Honda joins increased recall of vehicles with Takata airbag

      Honda on Thursday said it would recall another 4.9m cars globally to replace potentially faulty airbags made by Takata,...

    6. April 28, 2015

      Honda braces for lacklustre year

      Honda is bracing for another lacklustre year ahead after an underwhelming fourth quarter that saw a rise in recall...

    7. April 23, 2015

      Carmakers buck UK low productivity trend

      The UK may be suffering a productivity crisis but its carmakers are bucking the trend and enjoying record output per...

    8. April 16, 2015

      Ford investment highlights Mexico’s booming carmaking sector

      Ford is poised to give Mexico’s carmaking sector a fresh boost on Friday with the announcement of $2.5bn in...

    9. April 10, 2015

      India’s car industry gets back on the road

      Fresh interest rate cuts and persistently low oil prices are set to put India’s battered auto industry back on the road...

    10. March 31, 2015

      Honda eases fears for Swindon plant with £200m injection

      Honda’s struggling UK operation has been given a shot in the arm with the announcement that it will become the sole...

    11. March 26, 2015

      Regulators crack down on auto loan abuse

      Auto dealers and lenders in the US and Canada have been hit with 252 enforcement actions over the past year for...

    12. March 13, 2015

      F1 needs a dash of excitement

      Lewis Hamilton, Formula One’s reigning world champion, is hoping not to have it all his own way this season as he sets...

    13. February 27, 2015

      GM faces reality check in Southeast Asia

      When Stefan Jacoby took over 18 months ago as head of General Motors operations from the Middle East to Australia, the...

    14. February 23, 2015

      Takanobu Ito to step down as Honda chief executive after 6 years

      Honda is replacing its chief executive after a string of quality lapses that have dented sales at Japan’s third-largest...

    15. FT Photo Diary

      February 20, 2015

      Thomas the sidecar

      Sadao Kimbara rides on a Honda motorcycle with a sidecar he made out of an oil barrel as his grandson Rui smiles in the...

    16. February 6, 2015

      Detroit hits the road to Silicon Valley

      They are often cast as the dinosaurs in the great disruption playing out across the motor industry. But established...

    17. February 4, 2015

      Toyota heads for record profit on cost-cutting and yen weakness

      Toyota has raised its target for full-year earnings after surging demand in the US eclipsed flagging sales in three of...

    18. January 31, 2015

      US safety regulator orders 2nd recall of 2m vehicles

      The issues surrounding a recent spike in North American vehicle recalls grew more complex on Saturday when a US...

    19. January 30, 2015

      Recall costs prompt Honda profit warning

      Mounting recall costs and weak sales in Japan prompted Honda to issue its second profit warning in three months,...

    20. January 26, 2015

      Korea/Japan: won upmanship

      South Korea looks tantalisingly cheap. It is one of the few global markets trading on a single-digit multiple of next...

    21. January 21, 2015

      Jobs record helps ‘lucky town’ Swindon ride out Honda cuts

      Swindon is a company town and until recently the company was Honda. At its peak, the Japanese carmaker employed 5,000...

    22. January 21, 2015

      Rajasthan spearheads India’s reform drive

      A new phrase — “competitive federalism” — is on the lips of policy makers seeking to push forward the economic reforms...

    23. January 14, 2015

      Formula One taps into UK engineering

      Northampton’s reputation as the international centre for Formula One engine development has been given a boost by news...

    24. January 12, 2015

      Volvo brings Made in China to US drivers

      Volvo is bringing Made in China to American drivers. The Swedish carmaker plans to export a roomy, long wheelbase...

    25. January 8, 2015

      Honda fined $70m for US reporting lapses

      Honda has agreed to pay a record $70m fine to US authorities after the Japanese carmaker failed to report incidents of...

    26. December 18, 2014

      Car fuel cell pioneer Intelligent Energy looks for spark

      With Toyota, Hyundai and Honda all set to have products on the market by the end of 2016, is the fuel cell electric car...

    27. December 11, 2014

      Chivalry holds Japanese women back

      Japan’s carmakers are gleaming symbols of industrial strength. But there is one area in which they are not so shiny...

    28. December 9, 2014

      Honda extends Takata airbag safety probe worldwide

      Honda is expanding its recall campaign to replace Takata-made airbags to an estimated 13m vehicles worldwide after...

    29. December 3, 2014

      Takata criticised for balking at US nationwide airbag recall

      Takata executives faced hostile questioning from US congressmen on Wednesday after the Japanese airbag manufacturer...

    30. November 25, 2014

      Honda fails to report 1,700 accidents to US safety regulators

      Honda said that it failed to report more than 1,700 incidents of death or injury involving its vehicles to US car...

    31. November 20, 2014

      Hydrogen and electric vehicles battle for supremacy

      Jaguar Land Rover attracted the attention of global media last month when Queen Elizabeth II opened its £500m factory...

    32. November 20, 2014

      Carmakers blame Takata in airbag crisis

      Honda and Chrysler, the two carmakers facing the biggest problems with faulty Takata airbags, have blamed information...

    33. November 19, 2014

      Takata airbag recall widened to whole US

      Safety regulators have stepped up demands for an airbag supplier to recall vehicles with potentially dangerous airbags...

    34. November 18, 2014

      Toyota bets on hydrogen technology

      Following years of self-reflection over its growth strategy and quality lapses, Toyota is back on the offensive with...

    35. November 16, 2014

      Corporate Japan keeps production abroad

      Aggressive monetary easing is undermining the yen, but that is not stopping Japanese companies from producing more of...

    36. November 10, 2014

      India car sales fall for a second month

      Car sales in India dropped for a second consecutive month in October, further evidence the earlier revival in the...

    37. November 5, 2014

      Takata feels the impact of defective airbags

      Takata’s problem airbags Takata could do with one of the parachutes it once made for the Japanese imperial army. Shares...

    38. November 4, 2014

      Indian car sales still stuck in slow lane

      A week after Diwali, the Hindu festival of light in India, streamers still hang from the ceiling of a small Maruti...

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