Category Archives: Honda

GAC-Honda to Build Acura in 2016

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Honda China announced that it signed an agreement with GAC (Guangzhou Auto) on Wednesday to jointly manufacture Acura-brand cars in China. Aiming to roll out the first local-built Acura in 2016, the two sides are working on details of the production plan. Earlier this year, Acura launched at the 2013 Shanghai motor show the "Concept […]

Honda Announced Pricing for Crider Compact

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Honda and its Chinese partner GAC (Guangzhou Auto) announced the release of Crider this evening in Beijing. Available in three trim levels, the new compact sedan is priced in the range of 114,800 – 149,800 Yuan (US$18,675 – 24,368). In GAC-Honda’s lineup, Crider fills the space between City and Accord, thus substituting Civic, which is […]

GAC-Honda Launched New Compact Sedan “Crider”

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The empty slot between GAC-Honda’s City and Accord was finally filled as the joint venture launched on Thursday the "Crider," which, unsurprisingly, is a variant of the Civic. As Honda builds the popular Civic with another Chinese partner, Dongfeng, GAC has long wished for a substitute compact. Last year Honda promised to fulfill that wish […]

Ninth-gen Honda Accord Will Get Extended Wheelbase and Turbo 2.0L Engine in China

The ninth-gen Honda Accord, which has been on sale in the US for three months, will be stretched when it comes to China, according to Yao Yiming, a vice general manager of GAC-Honda. To compete more effectively with Shanghai-Volkswagen Passat and FAW-Volkswagen Magotan, the Chinese variant will have a wheelbase of about 2800mm, increased from […]

Dongfeng-Honda Ciimo Brings Back Eighth Generation Civic

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Working with its local partners, Honda operates two China-only brands: Everus (from GAC Honda) and Ciimo (from Dongfeng Honda). The two brands share a common task to sell outdated Honda models as new to Chinese consumers. Just as the first Everus model, the S1, restored a retired Honda City, Ciimo brought back the eighth generation […]

Overpriced GAC-Honda Crosstour Shunned by Consumers

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The Chinese-built Crosstour, available in two 3.5L versions selling for 398,800 Yuan (US $61,100) and 428,800 Yuan, is about twice as expensive as the comparable American model. The high price tags mystify many. Isn’t this odd-looking segment buster after all just another Accord? Are there enough rich fools around to buy it? Honda seemed to […]

GAC-Honda Everus S1 Rolls Off Line in Guangzhou

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The S1 subcompact, the first volume production model to bear the Everus emblem, rolled off production line at GAC-Honda’s Huangpu plant in Guangzhou on Saturday. It will go on sale at the joint venture’s 470 dealerships across the country in April. Everus ("Linian" in Chinese) is a marque launched by GAC-Honda specifically for the Chinese […]

Top 10 Best-Selling Sedans and SUVs in 2010

Most popular new cars in 2010:   Top 10 best-selling sedans Top 10 best-selling SUVs Rank Models Makes Units Rank Models Makes Units 1 F3 BYD 263,900 1 CR-V Honda 140,000 2 Lavida VW 251,600 2 Haval H series Great Wall 119,815 3 Elantra-Yuedong Hyundai 233,300 3 RAV4 Toyota 98,057 4 Jetta VW 224,500 4 […]

Honda’s China Sales Reached Record 650,000 Units

Kyodo News reports that Honda sold 646,631 new vehicles in China last year, 12.2% more than 2009. For 2011, the Japanese automaker targets 730,000 units, and plans to increase the number of its Chinese dealerships from 810 to 890. Earlier this week, Dongfeng-Honda, one of the two major Honda ventures in China (the other is […]

Dongfeng Sales Gained 37.8% to 2.615 Million Units in 2010

Dongfeng Motor posts a 37.8% growth in 2010 sales. The company and its joint ventures sold a total of 2.615 million new vehicles, as production increased 39.98% to 2.6615 million units. Revenue reached 269.159 billion yuan. Passenger car sales gained 36.57% to 1.9773 million units, while commercial vehicle sales grew 41.76% to 637,700 units. Here […]

New Models from the 2010 Guangzhou Auto Show (2): GAC-Honda Everus S1

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"Everus" has attracted much attention for being the first among a new breed of local brands to launch a volume-production model–that is, the S1 at the Guangzhou Auto Show currently under way. As a marque created by a sino-foreign joint venture (GAC-Honda) specifically for the local market, Everus is distinct from the brand of either […]