Kia and Alfa Romeo have for the first time ever been named finalists for the North American Car, Truck and Utility of the Year Awards. The nine vehicles still in the running for the 2018 awards also include two chances for Honda to extend its winning streak to a third consecutive year.
Honda is recalling about 900,000 minivans — 70,000 of them in Canada — because second-row seats may tip forward if not properly latched after being adjusted.
The list of semifinalists for the 2018 North American Car, Truck and Utility of the Year Awards has a few surprises: Alfa Romeo is up for two awards, no Detroit Three brand cars made the cut, Tesla decided not to participate and only three trucks qualified.
Former Honda Canada CEO Jerry Chenkin started his career at the automaker as an accountant and eventually became the first person from outside Japan to run the Canadian operations.
Honda Canada has added safety features, a new trim line and a few extra dollars to its 2018 model of the five-door subcompact Fit. The base model DX starts $16,785, including delivery fee, up $140.
Honda Motor Co. reported a slight rise in operating profit in the latest quarter as rising costs and foreign exchange losses weighed down gains from rising sales, including a 9.3 increase in Canada.
Honda Canada says 152 of its dealers, almost two thirds of its network, have committed to install Level 2 electric-vehicle chargers by the end of this year, all in time for the arrival of the Clarity Plug-In Hybrid sedan.
A coalition of automakers, led by Hyundai, Honda and Toyota, is looking to the Canadian government for help in providing the infrastructure needed to expand the sale of hydrogen vehicles.
Honda Canada says an extended sponsorship of the Toronto stop of the IndyCar race series through 2020 allows the automaker "significant brand presence" through signage and vehicle displays.
Honda has taken the gloves off in the battle of cars vs. crossovers by introducing a redesigned 2018 Accord sedan that promises crisp styling, a trio of modern powertrains and numerous upscale features.
Honda Accords sold over a four-year period in Canada have been recalled because of a wiring problem that could cause a fire.
Growth of employment in Japanese-brand and Japanese-owned automotive firms in Canada has far outpaced growth in the country's automotive industry itself, according to a new report.