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Honda Cars Philippines closes production plant

Feb 22, 2020 - 10:36 PM

The Sta Rosa, Laguna plant employs around 650 'associates'

CLOSING. Honda Philippines closes up shop in the Philippines. Logo from Honda Philippines

Japan's Honda to shut UK plant, 3,500 jobs at risk

Feb 19, 2019 - 5:42 PM

The factory in Swindon, southwest England, is Honda's only EU plant and has produced the manufacturer's 'Civic' model for more than 24 years, with 150,000 units rolling off the line annually

HONDA. This file photo taken on January 30, 2009 shows a transporter loaded with Honda cars leaving the Honda car factory in Swindon. File photo by Max Nash/AFP

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Jun 29, 2018 - 9:06 PM

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Honda stops development of Asimo humanoid robot

Jun 29, 2018 - 2:04 PM

Rest well, robot friend

ASIMO. Honda's humanoid robot pours liquid into a cup. File photo from AFP

Honda Philippines raises prices for most cars due to tax reform law

Jan 04, 2018 - 2:50 PM

Prices go up for models below premium levels, while rates for more expensive vehicles are either maintained or even slightly lowered

Honda CRF150 siap menyapa penggemar trail

Nov 06, 2017 - 5:38 PM

Selama ini pasar motor trail 150cc hanya dikuasai Kawasaki KLX 150

Japan steel scandal grows as more carmakers hit

Oct 11, 2017 - 4:15 PM

The carmakers are assessing vehicles with products from Kobe Steel, which admitted falsifying data linked to the strength and quality of its products

An employee of Toyota Motor's subsidiary Toyota Motor Kyushu assembles a new 2-litre gasoline turbo engine '8AR-FTS' at the Kanda Plant in Kanda, Fukuoka Prefecture, on August 7, 2014. Toyota said on August 5 its net profit in the three months through June came in at a record USD 5.7 billion, with the rise largely thanks to cost-cutting and a weak yen. AFP PHOTO / Toru YAMANAKA / AFP PHOTO / TORU YAMANAKA

Honda to start mass recall in China over Takata airbags

Oct 02, 2017 - 1:15 AM

More than 245,000 vehicles, including Accord, Fit, City, Crosstour, and Everus S1 models, will be recalled in China

Logo of the Japanese auto parts maker Takata is seen a car showroom in Tokyo on June 23, 2017. Takata shares swung wildly rebounding by 45 percent from the previous day as investors bet on the chances of the scandal-hit airbag maker filing for bankruptcy. / AFP PHOTO / Behrouz MEHRI

Widespread mercury poisoning recorded in 2 Palawan villages

Jun 10, 2017 - 10:00 PM

UPDATED Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu orders the creation of a task force that will tackle the poisoning

MERCURY POISONING. Some residents in two villages in Palawan test positive for mercury poisoning. The villages are near a former open mercury mining pit.

Masalah airbag, Honda 'recall' 172.874 unit mobil mereka

Apr 04, 2017 - 10:45 AM

Pergantian airbag bisa dilakukan di seluruh diler Honda Indonesia mulai 10 April

Kalah di KPPU, akankah Yamaha dan Honda menurunkan harga skutik mereka?

Feb 22, 2017 - 11:59 AM

Selama ini konsumen Indonesia harus membayar lebih mahal dibanding kosumen negara lain untuk skutik dengan jenis dan spesifikasi yang persis sama

FOTO: Marc Marquez jajal motor baru di Sirkuit Sentul

Oct 25, 2016 - 4:13 PM

Marquez memperkenalkan motor terbaru produksi Indonesia All New Honda CBR250RR

Marquez tampak mengagumi penampilan dari produk terbaru Honda, All New CBR250RR. Foto dari Twitter/@welovehonda

FOTO: Juara dunia MotoGP 2016, Marc Marquez, tiba di Jakarta

Oct 24, 2016 - 8:00 PM

Marquez akan menyapa penggemar di Sirkuit Sentul pada Selasa 25 Oktober 2016 untuk pamerkan motor terbaru All New Honda CBR250RR

Marquez berjalan usai tiba di Bandara Soekarno-Hatta, Tangerang, Banten. Foto oleh Rappler

Honda profit dented even as airbag crisis impact fades

Aug 02, 2016 - 8:05 PM

The Japanese carmaker s net profit slides 6 1 to 1 7 billion in the second quarter of 2016

epa05142855 Honda logo seen at the Indian Auto Expo 2016 in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh, outskirts of New Delhi, India, 04 February 2016. Reports state over 80 new products will be launched at the Auto expo. EPA/RAJAT GUPTA

US urges immediate fix of some faulty Takata airbags

Jul 01, 2016 - 10:55 AM

The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says the risk is greatest for 7 Honda and Acura models

epa05257921 An image made available on 14 April 2016 shows Japan's automotive safety product company Takata Corporation's Echigawa plant in Aisho, Shiga Prefecture, central Japan, 12 April 2016. Takata is facing the possible replacement of approximately 85 million Takata airbag inflators in cars manufactured by BMW, Chrysler, Daimler Trucks, Ford, General Motors, Honda, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Subaru and Toyota. The majority of the cars involved in the potential recall were sold in the USA. The company is seeking a financial backer to aid in paying for the airbag recall. EPA/KIMIMASA MAYAMA

Scandal-hit Takata shares jump as boss hints at resignation

Jun 28, 2016 - 11:15 PM

Takata chief executive Shigehisa Takada tells shareholders he will quit once the company is back on track

This picture taken on November 4, 2015 shows Japan's Takata Corp President Shigehisa Takada at a press conference in Tokyo.  On June 28, 2016 Takata declined 4.63 percent to 350 yen after Honda said on June 27 that an airbag made by the auto parts giant exploded after a minor crash in Malaysia. / AFP PHOTO / KAZUHIRO NOGI

Hasil kualifikasi GP Catalunya: Marquez berhasil start terdepan

Jun 05, 2016 - 12:20 AM

Duet tim Honda mendominasi lini terdepan dalam Moto Grand Prix di sirkuit Catalunya Spanyol pada Minggu 5 Juni

KUALIFIKASI GP CATALUNYA. Pembalap dari tim Honda Repsol, Marc Marquez merayakan keberhasilannya meraih pole position dalam sesi kualifikasi di Moto GP Catalunya, Spanyol pada Sabtu, 4 Juni. Foto oleh Toni Albir/EPA

Marquez perpanjang kontrak 2 tahun dengan Honda

Jun 03, 2016 - 9:43 AM

Saya selalu ingin terus menjadi bagian dari tim Repsol Honda kata Marquez

Marc Marquez memperpanjang kontraknya dengan Honda untuk dua tahun lagi. Foto dari Twitter/@marcmarquez93

Honda recalling millions more cars with Takata airbags

May 14, 2016 - 12:45 PM

An additional 21 million units are up for recall worldwide says a Honda spokesman in Tokyo

epa05132782 A Honda emblem is seen on the front end of a vehicle at the car maker headquarters' showroom in Tokyo, Japan, 29 January 2016. Honda Motor said on 29 January 2016 its operating profit for the October-to-December quarter fell 22.3 per cent from a year earlier to 163.1 billion yen (1.35 billion dollars) due to increasing costs related to Takata airbag recalls. Honda, the biggest customer of Japanese airbag supplier Takata, posted a net profit of 124.1 billion yen, down 18.5 per cent from a year earlier, while sales were up 3.4 per cent to 3.6 trillion yen. EPA/CHRISTOPHER JUE

Honda full-year profit tumbles on airbag scandal

May 14, 2016 - 10:50 AM

Its profit for the fiscal year to March is down 32 4 due to quality related costs linked to the Takata airbag crisis

Honda: Two more Takata-linked airbag deaths in Malaysia

May 05, 2016 - 9:45 PM

The global death toll in the Takata airbag crisis rises to 13

epa04455601 (FILE) A picture dated 11 April 2013 shows the logo of Japanese auto-parts supplier Takata Corp. at the company Tokyo headquarters in Tokyo, Japan. According to media reports on 21 October 2014, the US Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) urged the owners of 4.7 million cars to act on received recall notices concerning possible defective airbags made by Japanese supplier Takata Corporation. EPA/FRANCK ROBICHON

Honda to recall 20 million more Takata airbags: report

May 01, 2016 - 12:44 PM

The defect has been blamed for grisly injuries that have in some cases proved fatal

CAR RECALL. A file picture dated December 9, 2014 shows an SRS Airbag logo on the steering wheel of a Honda vehicle at the car maker's headquarters in Tokyo, Japan. File photo by Franck Robichon/EPA

Duterte SALNs don't match alleged bank accounts

Apr 29, 2016 - 1:19 PM

UPDATED Details in the alleged hidden bank accounts of presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte don t match details in his 2004 to 2015 SALN Who s telling the truth?

SALN. Did Davao City mayor Rodrigo Duterte commit misdeclaration in his SALN? File photo by Noel Celis/AFP

MotoGP: Lorenzo pindah ke Ducati musim depan

Apr 19, 2016 - 10:12 AM

Juara dunia MotoGP 2015 Jorge Lorenzo telah mencapai kesepakatan untuk bergabung dengan tim Ducati selama dua tahun

PINDAH. Pembalap Yamaha asal Spanyol Jorge Lorenzo akan pindah ke tim Ducati musim 2017 mendatang. Foto oleh Kai Foersterling/EPA

Lorenzo akan start terdepan di MotoGP Qatar

Mar 20, 2016 - 10:23 AM

Lorenzo awali musim baru dengan start di posisi terdepan

Jorge Lorenzo raih pole position untuk ke-62 kalinya. Foto dari Twitter/@lorenzo99

Lorenzo dan Rossi tercepat dalam sesi latihan perdana MotoGP 2016

Mar 18, 2016 - 10:42 AM

Balapan perdana MotoGP musim 2016 akan berlangsung di Doha Qatar pada Minggu 20 Maret

Juara bertahan Jorge Lorenzo cetak waktu tercepat dalam sesi latihan pertama Qatar Grand Prix Kamis, 17 Maret. Foto dari Twitter/@lorenzo99

Takata airbag fault due to moisture – investigators

Feb 24, 2016 - 10:30 PM

The Independent Testing Coalition discovers 3 factors behind the airbag defect all linked to moisture

epa04758528 A general view of the Takata facility in Auburn Hills, Michigan USA on 20 May 2015. Under pressure from US transportation regulators, the Japanese manufacturer Takata on 19 May 2015 acknowledged a safety defect in airbags it supplied to 11 automakers and agreed to a recall of nearly 35 million automobiles in the United States. EPA/JEFF KOWALSKY

Menelusuri aliran dana Rio Haryanto di Formula 1

Feb 23, 2016 - 4:51 PM

Rio Haryanto harus membayar dana jumbo untuk bisa tampil di Formula 1 Setelah uang muka sebesar EUR 5 5 juta dibayar dengan meminjam dana bank pebalap muda Indonesia itu masih harus membayar EUR 10 juta Ke mana saja dana tersebut digunakan?

Rio Haryanto saat persiapan uji coba Formula 1 di Barcelona, Spanyol. Foto dari Twitter/@ManorRacing

MotoGP 2016: Marquez dan Pedrosa perkenalkan motor baru di Sentul

Feb 15, 2016 - 8:32 AM

Marquez dan Pedrosa memamerkan Honda RCV213V motor baru mereka di MotoGP 2016

Pebalap MotoGP Marc Marquez (kiri) dan Dani Pedrosa (kanan) saat peluncuran All New Honda CBR150R di Sirkuit Sentul, Bogor, Jawa Barat, pada 14 Februari 2016. Foto oleh Yudhi Mahatma/Antara

Honda recalls 2.2M cars in US over airbag concerns

Feb 04, 2016 - 8:01 PM

The recall includes vehicle models released between 2005 and 2016

Derby AC Milan vs Inter Milan: Duel memperebutkan sisa-sisa gengsi

Jan 31, 2016 - 4:59 PM

Derby della Madonnina ibarat elevator Yang menang langsung ke puncak Yang kalah jatuh ke lantai paling dasar

INTER MILAN. Tim Inter Milan dalam laga Coppa Italia melawan Cagliari, 15 Desember 2015. Foto oleh EPA

Lorenzo start terdepan di MotoGP Valencia, Rossi: Kabar buruk

Nov 08, 2015 - 10:58 AM

Valentino Rossi mencemaskan Jorge Lorenzo yang start di posisi pole pada MotoGP Valencia

Pebalap Yamaha Jorge Lorenzo menempati posisi pertama MotoGP Brno, Republik Ceko, pada 16 Agustus 2015. Sedangkan Valentino Rossi harus puas di posisi ketiga. Foto oleh Filip Singer/EPA

Yamaha balas tuduhan Honda: Tak ada bukti Rossi tendang Marquez

Nov 03, 2015 - 9:18 PM

Yamaha nyatakan tidak setuju dengan perkataan yang dilaporkan terkait insiden antara Valentino Rossi dan Marc Marquez

BERSAING KETAT. Pebalap Valentino Rossi bersaing ketat dengan rekan setimnya Jorge Lorenzo dalam kualifikasi Grand Prix San Marino di Italia, 12 September 2015. Foto oleh Maurizio Brambatti/EPA

Honda: Rossi sengaja jatuhkan Marquez di Sepang

Nov 02, 2015 - 10:34 PM

Jelas bahwa Valentino secara sengaja mendorong Marc keluar lintasan Itu melanggar peraturan

Marc Marquez terdepan di kualifikasi MotoGP Australia

Oct 17, 2015 - 1:40 PM

Marquez berhasil mencatatkan rekor terbaik dalam kualifikasi MotoGP Australia Sabtu 17 Oktober

MOTOGP AUSTRALIA. Pembalap Repsol Honda Team Marc Marquez dalam sesi latihan ketiga di sirkuit Phillip Island, Australia. Saeed Khan/AF

Honda BR-V, buah perkawinan jip dan minibus

Aug 21, 2015 - 5:10 PM

Dilihat sekilas sebetulnya BR V mirip dengan MPV Honda Mobilio Tapi garis bodinya yang tegas dan berotot membuat mobil ini tampak lebih kekar

Honda recalls another 4.5M cars over exploding airbags

Jul 09, 2015 - 2:45 PM

Japanese automaker Honda says it is recalling another 4 5 million vehicles globally as a scare over a potentially deadly defect in Takata made airbags widens

Honda's logo is seen on a wheel of a vehicle displayed at the car maker headquarters' showroom in Tokyo, Japan, April 28, 2015. Franck Robichon/EPA

Kondisi pembalap M. Fadli membaik pasca operasi

Jun 09, 2015 - 10:53 AM

Kecelakaan mengerikan dialami pembalap Indonesia M Fadli Dia ditabrak dari belakang saat sedang merayakan kemenangan Kondisinya berangsur membaik

Motor pembalap Indonesia M. Fadli terjatuh setelah alami kecelakaan saat rayakan kemenangan. Screenshot dari YouTube

Abe offers 'eternal condolences' for Americans killed in WWII

Apr 30, 2015 - 8:37 AM

But it was Japan s actions in Asia during that war that threatened to overshadow his historic address

HISTORIC ADDRESS. Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo (C) addresses a joint meeting of Congress in the US Capitol in Washington DC, USA, 29 April 2015. Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

Auto manufacturers urge LTO to release plates sooner

Apr 01, 2015 - 10:30 PM

An automotive manufacturers chamber hopes LTO releases the plates made available recently in time for the implementation of the no registration no travel policy

Watch Kobe Paras on FIBA profile: 'I wanna be original'

Mar 19, 2015 - 2:14 AM

I m not trying to copy anyone I don t wanna be like LeBron James Kobe Bryant or Michael Jordan I wanna be original

ORIGINAL. Kobe Paras, on a profile video by FIBA, says he's not trying to copy anyone and just wants to be original. Screenshot from

Honda CEO to step down, replaced by low-profile engineer

Feb 24, 2015 - 7:00 AM

Takahiro Hachigo s appointment marks the first time Honda has named as CEO a non director and someone who has not headed the firm s R D company

How tech trends impact the auto insurance industry

Feb 07, 2015 - 5:36 PM

Modern cars built for safety mobility and comfort are likely to lower auto insurance premiums

US recalls 2M cars again over airbag defect

Feb 01, 2015 - 4:04 PM

The recall is issued following the unexpected deployment of airbags in about 40 cars that had already been fixed under a previous recall

In this file photo, commuters sit in evening rush hour traffic in Los Angeles, California, USA 30 April 2008. Andrew Gombert/EPA

Japan's Takata denies cover-up of 'secret' faulty airbag tests

Nov 13, 2014 - 8:55 PM

The denial comes as Takata customer Honda announced an additional recall of more than 170 000 vehicles worldwide

November 1 in history

Nov 01, 2014 - 1:30 PM

Apart from the dead and the blessed history shows that there are other important milestones in the past that are also worth commemorating on November 1

Honda PH recalls 1,760 units over faulty airbags

Jul 09, 2014 - 7:55 PM

Selected Honda Fit City Civic and Accord sold in the country are affected

World Cup: Japan's coach unhappy with Greece draw

Jun 20, 2014 - 12:18 PM

Japan coach Alberto Zaccheroni bemoaned his side s failure to punish 10 man Greece after a 0 0 draw which leaves the Asian giants struggling to reach the World Cup knockout rounds

DISAPPOINTING. Atsuto Uchida (C) of Japan and his teammates leave the pitch after a scoreless draw with a short-handed Greece. Photo by Kamil Krzaczynski/EPA

#WorldCup: Five players to watch for in Group C

Jun 10, 2014 - 8:47 PM

Who are the key players in Group C of the World Cup? Read on to find out who to watch for

Kostas Mitroglou, who is the most expensive Greek player in history, has struggled with knee troubles. Photo by Orestis Panagiotou/EPA

Japanese car giants team up on green engines

May 18, 2014 - 2:36 PM

Two of Japan s leading universities will join Toyota Honda Nissan Suzuki Mazda Mitsubishi Daihatsu and Fuji Heavy in the project which is mainly aimed at slashing engine emissions to meet tougher environmental standards

Nissan File photo by Kiyoshi Ota/ EPA