With Honda's sales stagnating, launching diesel cars was necessary to grab a foothold of the country's auto industry.
The plug-in hybrid may be trailing sales projections and facing a right-wing backlash, but October sales set a record and fuel-efficiency standards are rising.
Despite production problems, recalls, legal expenses -- oh, and tensions between Japan and China -- the automaker reported better-than-expected earnings.
GM and Ford miss analyst expectations for the month while Hyundai and Nissan report losses as the superstorm takes a toll.
Do you wait days for an insurance assessment or dry out the car and hope for the best? Storm damage may flood the used car market with musty vehicles.
Chinese buyers have been shunning Japanese vehicles as a result of a territorial dispute. US automakers could pick up the slack.
The recently announced power window glitch puts the automaker in good company with Honda, Ford and GM.
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