BYD launches Dolphin EV in Japan to pry open market dominated by local heavyweights Toyota, Honda and Nissan
Wednesday, 20 September 2023, 04:23:16
BYD, China’s biggest EV maker, has launched its Dolphin compact hatch in Japan, where imported cars account for a small slice of the market. The base model is priced at US$24,560.
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Car buying was finally getting better. The auto workers’ strike will make it bad for everyone again.
Tuesday, 19 September 2023, 21:13:18
The United Auto Workers union is on strike , targeting a select few Detroit 3 car factories. UAW leadership is threatening to escalate and target more plants if negotiations don”t improve. That could reverse what little vehicle pricing progress that car shoppers saw this summer. Car buying was supposed to be getting better — but now the auto workers strike at Ford, GM, and Stellantis will be bad for everyone. After years of a pandemic-driven supply-and-demand car crunch that jacked up new and used vehicle prices and shrunk dealership supply, car buyers had just started to see a little respite. The UAW strike is likely to upend that. “We are not in a position where there”s enough supply for consumers to not feel a lot of pricing pain,” Pat Ryan, CEO of car-shopping website CoPilot, said. “We just simply don”t have the supply of popular brands and models back to a point where even a short strike could be weathered without impacting pricing. “The strike will be painful for a lot of folks,” he added, “but it will be one that will be felt by car shoppers in a loss of selection and increased prices for the popular models.” What we saw this year Last year was pretty brutal for car-buying, but by March, Americans were spending, on average, $171 below sticker price on new vehicles (the first time in 20 months that shoppers didn”t have to shell out more than a car was listed for).
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What are the safest new cars on the road in 2023?
Tuesday, 19 September 2023, 19:30:00
Honda Accord sedans are lined up in a sales lot at the Canobie Lake Honda car dealership March 13, 2023, in Salem, N.H. Cars made by Honda, Toyota, Lexus, Acura and Mazda top the list of safest vehicles on the road, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Charles Krupa, Associated Press Cars made by Toyota, Lexus, Honda, Acura and Mazda top the list of safest vehicles on the road, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The annual list of cars with top scores in crash tests and other safety evaluations is growing, with further additions since the February 2023 release, per Consumer Reports . Still, the list is shorter than in previous years because the tests are getting tougher. Fifty-one cars qualify for the highest rating, a Top Safety Pick+ award, for the 2023 model year. Another 25 cars qualify for the Top Safety Pick award this year. That’s down from 101 vehicles last year and 90 in 2021. The main reasons for the drop are the addition of a tougher side-impact crash test, a more comprehensive evaluation of automatic emergency braking and new headlight requirements, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety , a safety-focused organization funded by the auto insurance industry. “While different vehicles missed out for different reasons, the new headlight requirement is an issue for quite a few models,” said Joe Young, an insurance institute spokesman, per Consumer Reports.
Honda to launch NFTs at Japanese Formula 1
Tuesday, 19 September 2023, 14:31:25
In celebration of its Formula 1 legacy, Honda Motor Co plans to distribute special edition NFTs to fans during upcoming races in Japan. According to a recent Animoca Brands announcement, the Formula 1 Honda & Red Bull Welcome Event in…
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Honda Motor Co, Ltd: Honda and Toray Begin Joint Demonstration of Closed-loop Recycling of Nylon Resin
Tuesday, 19 September 2023, 07:10:00
– Honda Initiative Toward Resource Circulation -TOKYO, Sept 19, 2023 – (JCN Newswire) – Honda R&D Co., Ltd. (Honda) and Toray Industries, Inc. (Toray) have begun a joint demonstration related to cl…
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