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  • Honda Mobilio diesel vs Maruti Suzuki Ertiga ZDi: Honda's first MPV has the jaws to bite away a significant chunk from the Ertiga's share of pie 3 days ago

    There are many MPVs out there in the market, more so in the sub-ten-lakh rupee bracket. But there is a new breed that has taken birth - MPVs that are based on small-car platforms, have small engines too, but still promise large space and a car-like driving feel. I like...
  • Honda launches the new CB Shine in India at Rs 51,383 4 days ago

    Mumbai: Honda has refreshed the highest selling (according to them) 125cc motorcycle in the country, the CB Shine in India. The refreshed CB Shine comes with new graphics and colour options - Pearl Amazing White and dual tone black and red. The new Shine retains its mechanicals which means a 125cc...
  • Honda Mobilio launched in India at Rs 6.49 lakh onwards 6 days ago

    Honda Car India Limited has launched their first MPV, the Mobilio. The Mobilio is available in four variants with prices starting from Rs 6.49 lakh (for S trim) all the way to Rs 10.86 lakh (applicable for the RS diesel trim) ex-Delhi. The Mobilio is built on the extended platform of...
  • Honda Cars India recalls 1,338 units of Accord, CR-V over faulty side airbag July 17, 2014

    After a spate of recalls being issued by manufacturers overseas Honda Car India Limited (HCIL) has issued a recall for Accords and CR-Vs in India. The recall applies to 1085 Accords and 252 CR-Vs that were manufactured in 2003 and one solitary CR-V from 2002. This recall is in line...
  • 2015 Honda CB300F unveiled July 12, 2014

    While HMSI is busy rolling out commuters and scooters, Honda USA has launched the naked CB300F after the CBR300. The CB300F is relieved of the fairing that comes with the CBR300 and also loses 3kg in the process (the motorcycle weighs 158kg, kerb weight). The CB300F also gets a flat...
  • Overdrive: Review of Honda Mobilio July 6, 2014

    In this episode of Overdrive, we review the Honda Mobilio. Also on the show, get all the world motoring news and much more. ...
  • CD 110 Dream: Honda launches its most affordable two-wheeler in India at Rs 41,100 July 5, 2014

    Honda has launched its third and what could probably be its last motorcycle of the Dream series for India. The Honda CD 110 Dream is available in one trim(kick/drum/alloy) priced at Rs 41,100 ex-Delhi, making it the most affordable two wheeler in the country from the Japanese manufacturer. The CD...
  • Honda recalls 2 million vehicles worldwide over airbag defect June 23, 2014

    Tokyo: Japan's Honda Motor today recalled more than two million vehicles worldwide over an airbag defect that could pose a fire risk. Honda said the recall covers about 2,033,000 vehicles which were produced between August 2000 and December 2005, including over one million in North America and 668,000 in Japan. Subject to...
  • Car makers want excise duty cut to continue even after June 30 June 22, 2014

    New Delhi: With the June 30 deadline fast approaching for expiry of reduced excise rate, car makers want the government to extend it further even as they adopt a wait and watch policy before considering price hikes. "We certainly hope that the government of India will give us an opportunity to...
  • World Cup, Japan vs Greece: as it happened June 20, 2014

    Catch all the Live action from the Group C match between Japan and Greece at the Estadio das Dunas in Natal. (Scroll down for the Live Blog) Rock-solid defenders who constantly chase, tackle and bully their opponents have been the key to Greece tactics ever since they became European champions in...
  • World Cup 2014: Drogba inspires Ivory Coast to 2-1 win over Japan June 15, 2014

    Brazil: Didier Drogba came off the bench to inspire Ivory Coast to a 2-1 comeback victory over Japan in a World Cup Group C match on Saturday. Drogba, who had been carrying an injury, came on in the 62nd minute when his team was losing 1-0. The talismanic striker's arrival immediately lifted...
  • As it happened: Ivory Coast vs Japan, World Cup 2014 June 15, 2014

    Catch all the Live action from the second Group C match between Ivory Coast and Japan at the Arena Pernambuco in Recife. (Scroll down for the Live blog) It's a contest of brawn and bravado against pace and finesse. The muscular Ivory Coast team could not be more different at first...
  • Honda aims to sell 45 lakh motorcycles in FY'15 June 11, 2014

    Bhubaneswar : Two-wheeler major Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India (HMSI) plans to sell 45 lakh units in 2014-15, a jump of 21 per cent over the previous fiscal. "Honda achieved highest ever sales of 37.21 lakh units in 2013-14. The target for the current fiscal is to sell around 45 lakh...
  • Japan counting on Keisuke Honda, Shinji Kagawa at football World Cup June 10, 2014

    Brazil: One is a bleach blond dynamo who combines street muscle with a creative touch. The other is a featherweight who darts in and out of impossible spaces wearing a mischievous grin. Keisuke Honda and Shinji Kagawa are Japan's biggest stars - and the heart of their team's attack. Both are coming...
  • Thane: Two-wheeler Co asked to pay Rs 50,000 for deficient service June 9, 2014

    Thane: A consumer forum has ordered a motorcycle manufacturing company to pay Rs 50,000 compensation to a customer for deficient services. Monesh Mishra, a resident of Vasai town in Thane district, had complained to District Consumer Redressal Forum that on May 5, 2011, his two-wheeler met with an accident as...
  • Keisuke Honda carries burden of Japan's World Cup challenge June 5, 2014

    If Japan are going to make a first World Cup quarter-final they will require Keisuke Honda to be firing on all cylinders. The bleach-blond playmaker is the central figure in coach Alberto Zaccheroni's attacking plans with the Asian champions, who are competing at their fifth successive World Cup since their debut...
  • Honda to double parts sourcing from India; eyes over Rs 800 cr June 3, 2014

    Japanese car giant Honda plans to nearly double sourcing of auto components, including engine parts, from India to over Rs 800 crore during 2014-15. The company's wholly-owned subsidiary Honda Cars India Ltd (HCIL) is also planning to double exports of vehicles from the country to other parts of the world. "We are...
  • Japan shine in win over Costa Rica in World Cup warm-up June 3, 2014

    Three second half goals gave a confident-looking Japan a 3-1 victory over Costa Rica in a friendly ahead of the World Cup at the Raymond James stadium in Tampa, Florida on Monday. Alberto Zaccheroni's team played a smart and positive passing style from the outset and will take great encouragement...
  • Honda to increase output of cars at Tapukara plant June 1, 2014

    Japanese car giant Honda Motor Co. will increase output from its plant in Tapukara by starting a second production shift in seven to eight months to help meet its target of an almost 50% jump in sales to 2 lakh units in 2014-15. The company’s wholly owned Indian subsidiary, Honda Cars India...
  • Honda India to launch Mobilio MPV in July May 26, 2014

    Honda India will launch the Mobilio MPV by July this year. The Mobilio is Honda's entry into the MPV segment and will rival the Maruti Ertiga and Chevrolet Enjoy. Jnaneshwar Sen, senior vice-president, marketing and sales HCIL, provided us with answers to a few pressing questions about the Mobilio. HCIL has...
  • Honda, Kagawa selected in Japan's football World Cup squad May 20, 2014

    Tokyo: Alberto Zaccheroni has picked AC Milan midfielder Keisuke Honda among 12 Europe-based players in Japan's 23-man World Cup squad. Honda has scored just one goal since joining Milan from CSKA Moscow in January but played a key role in Japan's qualifying campaign. Manchester United midfielder Shinji Kagawa and Mainz forward...
  • Honda Activa 125 review: Features and Honda reliability likely to attract customers May 9, 2014

    We have just ridden the new Activa 125. Unveiled first at the 2014 Auto Expo, the Activa 125 uses the Activa 110's familiar body but with a bigger, 125cc engine. It squares off against the Suzuki Access, the Vespa and the Mahindra Rodeo / Duro. Looks In a passing glance, it is...
  • 'Cars taxed more than cigarettes in India' May 9, 2014

    Chandigarh: Car major Honda Cars India said there is a "high" incidence of taxes on automobile sector, saying "cars are more taxed than cigarettes" in the country. "Today if you look at incidence of taxes on car whether it is excise duty, CST, calamity tax, education cess, VAT, road tax... if...
  • Honda recalls 31,226 Amaze, Brio cars over faulty brakes May 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Honda Cars India Ltd (HCIL) recalled 31,226 units of select variants of the Amaze compact sedan and Brio hatchback to inspect them for a possible defect in the brake system. The company will inspect the proportioning valve of non-ABS variants of both models manufactured between February 28, 2013,...
  • Explained: Everything you should know about vehicle recalls May 1, 2014

    In just over three months this year, the global automotive industry is already getting uncomfortably close to surpassing the recall figures for all of 2013. On April 9, 2014 Toyota announced a global call back of nearly 70 lakh units, including about 50,000 Innovas in India and a few vehicles that...
  • Honda Activa 125 launched in India at Rs 56,607 April 23, 2014

    Honda has launched the Activa 125 in India at Rs 56,607, ex-Mumbai. The company had earlier opened bookings for its first 125cc scooter. There are two variants on offer - the standard variant retails for the aforementioned price while the deluxe is priced at Rs 62,588. Both prices are ex-Mumbai....
  • Honda to focus on McLaren in 2015 April 19, 2014

    Honda has no plans to supply any other team but McLaren when it returns to Formula One as an engine supplier next season, the Japanese carmaker said on Saturday. "For 2015 McLaren is our only customer," Honda's chief officer of motorsport Yasuhisa Arai told reporters ahead of Sunday's Chinese Grand...