Honda Canada has recalled 52,834 Odyssey minivans for two separate issues that both involve second-row latches but parts won't be available until next month.
Honda promises the 2018 Odyssey will feature redesigned styling, powertrain updates and undisclosed “innovative features” from the brand that first put a vacuum shop-vac in a minivan's cargo area.
Honda is riding high on the compact utility vehicle trend with a CR-V that has been one of Canada's most popular utility vehicles and a redesigned version queued up to go on sale this winter. But Honda doesn't see the CR-V replacing either the Accord or the Civic as its most notable seller.
November sales were up in Canada for a strong majority of automakers, including double-digit gains by General Motors, Ford, Nissan/Infiniti and Porsche.
Aviva Canada, which sells auto insurance in every province, now offers drivers of AEB-equipped cars a 15-per-cent discount on new policies as well as renewals.
With 1.66 million sales in the bank through October, sales over the final two months would have to sag more than 15 per cent to drop the full year below 2015's record 1.9 million.
For the third year in a row, Honda will be title sponsor for National Hockey League's All-Star Game, being held Jan. 29 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Honda no longer plans to capitalize on a newly signed free-trade agreement between Canada and the European Union to increase the number of vehicles it exports from its Alliston, Ont. factory.
Suddenly, Honda looks like the odd man in Japan. Toyota just added Suzuki to its growing stable of partners, and Nissan is poised to take control of Mitsubishi. Meanwhile, Honda is left by its lonesome in the face of industry consolidation.
A Belgian state threatens to thwart a free trade deal that would allow an increase in auto exports from Canada to the European Union.
Honda is giving the fifth-generation CR-V more space, horsepower, refinement, fuel efficiency and safety features for 2017, a top-to-bottom remake of the segment-leading crossover that echoes the Civic's transformation last year.
Hybrid sales may be down from their reported peak of about 25,000 in 2012, but data shows that total 2016 hybrid sales grew about 35 per cent through August compared to the same time last year.