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In spite of overall passenger vehicle sales falling by 6 percent in fiscal year 2014, the year saw certain manufacturers increase their market share and overtake their respective regional/home rivals, reports Economic Times. Barring Maruti and Hyundai – number 1 and 2 manufacturers respectively – there was a rejig in the top 10 list. Honda broke into the top 5 thanks to the new City and...

The all-new fourth-generation Honda City has been launched in Australia. Imported from the Thai plant, the City comes in four variants in manual and automatic transmission options. The launch pricing of the new City sees it starting at AUD 500 (INR 28,323) cheaper than the model it is replacing. All variants are powered by a 1.5-liter petrol engine that develops 118 hp @ 6,600 rpm and 145 Nm @ 4,600...

Honda Cars India is gearing up to produce two of its new offerings, the Mobilio and Jazz. A report on Autocar Professional says that production of the Mobilio will commence in June this year at Honda India’s Greater Noida plant. The Honda Mobilio will rival the Maruti Ertiga when it launches in the second financial quarter of this year. To begin with, Honda will produce about 45,000 units of...

Soon after it has begun production at its second manufacturing facility in the country, reports are suggesting that Honda Cars India might set up its third plant in Gujarat. A report on Business Standard quotes a Gujarat government official who is said to be close to the development, saying that the company has shown interest in a 250 acre land parcel in Vithalapur. The town of Vithalapur is about...

The new Honda City has been photographed road testing in Brazil by Noticias Automotivas reader Mr. Nattan Sanches. The new City will launch in Brazil shortly after the new Jazz (which it is based on) is launched in late April. The prototype of the mid-segment sedan was sporting very little camouflage. Honda introduced the third generation City in Brazil in August 2009 and produces it at its Sumare...

Hybrid vehicles return a bigger saving on fuel in countries like China and India than in the US, a study confirms. The Mahindra XUV500 diesel hybrid was showcased at the Auto Expo 2014. The study, conducted by scientists at the US Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), says that while hybrid vehicles are roughly around 40 percent more fuel efficient than...

The Honda Activa 125 made its premiere at the Auto Expo in February. Indian Autos Blog is now informed that Honda Two-Wheeler’s dealers have started accepting bookings for the Activa 125, ahead of a market launch which will take place by the end of this month. The Honda Activa 125 has commenced bookings for INR 5,000. The booking amount is INR 5,000. The dealers also inform us that there would...

Honda has applied to patent the Brio-based Honda Mobilio in China. A report on Chinese portal auto.sohu says that the Honda Mobilio MPV is meant only for the Asian markets. The car is already on sale in Indonesia and is set to be launched in India before the end of the year (production starts in the July-September period). The Mobilio made its debut at the Indonesian International Motor Show back...