COVID-19: Toyota, Nissan and Honda gear up for Mexico restart
Monday, 25 May 2020, 23:01:18
MEXICO CITY: Japanese auto manufacturers Toyota, Nissan and Honda said they are gradually restarting in Mexico as the nation’s automotive industry reboots in line with a broader economic reopening, despite still-high numbers of new coronavirus cases. Mexican officials in mid-May said the …
— Channel NewsAsia
Major automakers see demand for personal cars rising
Sunday, 24 May 2020, 08:11:18
NEW DELHI: Automakers like Maruti Suzuki, Honda, Toyota and Tata Motors expect demand for personal vehicles to go up in the country as social distancing and fear associated with COVID-19 veer people away from public transport.The country’s largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) expects demand to shift towards lower priced cars in the post-lockdown scenario.”People will prefer personal vehicles over public transport and it comes out from different consumer surveys which we have conducted,” MSI Executive Director, Marketing and Sales, Shashank Srivastava told PTI.With economic activity slowing down, impacting buying power of consumers, demand will shift towards lower priced or smaller vehicles in personal mobility space, he added.”So the shift is expected towards smaller cars and first-time buyers.We are already witnessing this trend in around 1,800 dealerships which we have been able to re-open in the past few days,” Srivastava said.Previous trends have also shown that consumers gravitate towards established brands during stress periods, he noted.
— Economic Times India
A supercar designer dissects the design of the Acura NSX
Friday, 22 May 2020, 13:00:00
The NSX is the most notable car in Acura’s line-up The supercar boasts impressive performance , but it’s also one of the more eye-catching designs in recent years. Acura’s executive creative director shared the processes and insights that created the design of the second-generation NSX. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories . Following is a transcript of the video. Narrator: This is the supercar that turned the automotive industry on its head in the late ’80s. It’s tuned like a Ferrari but as reliable as a Honda – an everyday supercar with an obsessive fan base. And this is the second-generation NSX. It was first released in 2016 with the same mission: design a car that best showcases the company’s engineering, design, and capability. And this is the guy who worked on both designs. Dave Marek: Hi, it’s Dave Marek. I’m executive creative director for Acura, and today we’re gonna talk about the NSX. Narrator: Dave sat down to share the design process of the NSX, from sketching to production, and it all starts with these five circles, which represent the car’s wheelbase.
— Business Insider
Hyundai ambushes Honda with new Verna as arch rival City’s launch held up
Wednesday, 20 May 2020, 07:21:00
The 1.5 litre petrol version is offered in five variants-four with manual transmission priced between Rs 9.3-12.6 lakh and the lone automatic version at Rs 13.85 lakh.
— Business Today
Wednesday, 20 May 2020, 04:30:00
From Hyundai to BMW and Honda, auto brands are banking on digital campaigns to connect with the consumers
— The Financial Express