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  • Daca renunta la linia de fabricatie pentru piata interna (JDM), este foarte posibil sa nu mai vedem Civicuri facute in Japonia nici pentru celelalte piete. Adica, cine mai vrea Civic sedan, sa-si ia de la turci.
    Last edited by hondatu; 25-02-11, 20:41.
    CR-V RE6

    Ex: Civic FD1
    Ex: RDX TB1

    Ex - JAZZ GD1
    Ex - ACCORD Type-R
    Ex - DEL SOL EH6


    • Interesant!


      The Nikkei To Japanese Carmakers: Learn From Korea And Germany, Or Die
      By Bertel Schmitt on February 21, 2011

      “Kyo no asa nikkei wo yomimashitaka?” – did you read this morning’s Nikkei?

      Today, this is the most uttered sentence in the Japanese auto industry. Under the headline “fast action needed to revamp carmakers”, Japan’s leading business daily rips its own carmakers several new orifices. The editorial doesn’t mince words:

      “Japanese automakers lack the momentum of their South Korean and German rivals and may find themselves losing out big on the global stage unless they rethink their strategies.”

      As far as the Nikkei is concerned, Japanese carmakers messed up big-time. Let’s start where it counts, at the bottom line:

      “Although Honda Motor Co. will likely turn in the top performance among Japanese automakers for the year through March, its net profit is expected to fall short of the fiscal 2007 level, before the “Lehman shock” hit. In contrast, 2010 net profit at Hyundai Motor Co. of South Korea was triple that of 2007, while German carmaker Volkswagen AG’s profit in the first nine months of 2010 was sharply higher than that for same period of 2007.”

      Japanese carmakers don’t let a day go by without complaining about the strong yen, but “the weaker performance of Japanese automakers is not attributable to the yen’s appreciation alone,” says the Nikkei. “Even in emerging markets, they lag their rivals.”

      “For example, Toyota Motor Corp. is the largest automaker in the world in terms of sales volume, but it has a market share of just 7 percent in China, the world’s biggest auto market. The share is half that of Volkswagen, the top player in China.”

      And who is way ahead of Japan in the emerging markets? It’s those evil twins from Germany and Korea again.

      Volkswagen says it aims to keep increasing sales in China and become the world’s biggest carmaker in 2018. It commands the second-largest share in Brazil, and it is strengthening its position in India by forming a capital and business alliance with Suzuki Motor Corp.

      Hyundai, for its part, boosted its position to the second and third places in India and China, respectively, in 2010. It also sells as many cars as Nissan Motor Co. in the U.S., the bread-and-butter market for Japanese carmakers, and has already topped Toyota in Europe.

      Having sufficiently shamed its Japanese readership into choking on their morning ochya (tea), the Nikkei writes what borders on sedition in a quality-obsessed (and Korea-adverse) Japan:

      “In terms of quality, the difference between Japanese and South Korean vehicles is not large. Unless Japanese carmakers do something to shake up the status quo, they will likely find themselves under serious threat from South Korean manufacturers.”

      Honto desuka? (WTF?) The land of Nippon convulses in a communal Maalox (or make that Cabagin) moment. So what’s Japan’s industry supposed to do? The Nikkei has some good advice that will trigger more acid reflux:

      “It is the time for Japan’s automakers to review their strategies, taking into account changing market trends and technological advances at foreign rivals. They should seek to regain a position of superiority in terms of cost, quality and design by analyzing German and South Korean cars more closely.”

      From Wolfsburg to Seoul, auto managers are putting away their dog-eared copies of Masaaki Imai’s Kaizen and of Jeffrey Liker’s Toyota Way and prepare for what they had not done since the 60s: Factory tours in Japanese.

      The Nikkei, however, is not finished yet. While it is at it, it takes a roundhouse swing at the unloved DPJ government:

      “The government needs to support Japanese automakers. With South Korea forming more and more free trade agreements with other countries, automakers there enjoy tariff-related benefits in markets for 41 million vehicles, or 60 percent of global auto sales. The ratio for Japanese carmakers is far lower than that. Japan should waste no time promoting FTAs so that Japanese automakers can compete on an equal footing with their rivals in South Korea.”

      And that, dear reader, is most likely where the editorial is aimed. Unpopular Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan faces pressure to step down after having failed to compromise with the opposition on a budget. There are nationwide local elections in April. A snap general election is possible. The opposition LDP leads in the polls, but not by a wide margin. Every vote, and every small party counts. And this is where the Free Trade Agreements come in. Japanese rice farmers are near sacred, despite the fact that most farm rice as a hobby. Only 1 percent of all rice farmers make at least half their income from rice. The farm vote is bought with a whopping 788 percent tariff on rice imports. A free trade agreement that is good for the Japanese industry is reviled by the farm lobby, which holds the rest of the industry at ransom.

      The auto industry and the rest of the Japanese export machine may perish, but no politician at either side of the rickety aisle dares to alienate the farm vote. The solution seems to sit it out.

      “The average age of a rice farmer is 66, and not enough young people have expressed interest in becoming farmers,” says Japan Times. “Even if Japan doesn’t join the Trans Pacific Partnership, America and other exporters just have to wait five years or so. By then, there may not be any rice farmers left to protect.”

      However, in 5 years, there might be a few Japanese carmakers less unless there is “fast action.” If the Nikkei’s doomsday prognosis is correct.

      PS: The U.S. car industry is never mentioned in the firebrand editorial.


      • http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/mostadmired/2011/full_list/

        Locul 42. E ok, totusi aparem in top50, nu? Dar se putea si mai bine.
        "Liniutele sunt pentru masini rapide, curbele sunt pentru soferi rapizi" - un film

        '08 Civic Sedan ES 1.8 M/T Neutron Blue


        • Haha, iar Bentley, Aston Martin sau MERCEDES (care e simbolul prosperitatii in US) nici macar nu apar in topul asta. Un top facut de niste americani prosti, hraniti cu plastic si care isi plimba fundurile imense in barci pe roti pline de plastic. Irelevant.
          Toate topurile astea sunt bazate pe volume de vanzari, nu pe calitate. Asa si eu apreciez Onkyo sau Bang&Olufsen, desi ca cifre de vanzari aproape nu exista pe piata si am putea spune dupa acest criteriu ca sunt niste mizerii.
          Last edited by hondatu; 09-03-11, 05:46.

          Honda Civic Type-R FN2


          • Deja e a 8-a oara consecutiva de cand castiga...oare chiar nu are rivali ?


            HONDA: Silent release of fatal power & O masina nu e nimic daca nu e o placere conducand-o Soichiro Honda
            CIVIC FN1 Absolute I-Pilot & ACCORD CW3 Executive Advance


            • Ams.de a testat Jazz Hybrid:

              HONDA. The finest from Japan. Since 1963.


              • New York 2011: 2012 Honda Civic Lineup Revealed

                New York 2011: 2012 Honda Civic Lineup Revealed

                The 2012 Honda Civic bows at New York with new styling across the line, and new powertrains for Si and Hybrid models.

                The regular Civic sedan and coupe make do with the same powertrain and 5-speed transmission from the last model. But if it ain’t broke, as they say, don’t fix it: the 1.8-liter i-VTEC engine gets slightly modified for a 39mpg rating, even without the direct-injection and 6 cogs like its Ford Focus and Hyundai Elantra competitors.

                On the other hand the Si gets torquier for 2012, with 31 more lb-ft than the outgoing model, which comes in at a less lofty 4300RPM. The 2.4-liter engine produces 200 horsepower and 170 total lb-ft of torque.

                Lastly, the Civic Hybrid gets a revamp to become the 2nd most fuel-efficient sedan in production (behind the Prius) at 44mpg. The Hybrid makes this mileage jump with a new lithium-ion battery pack and a larger 1.5-liter gasoline engine to supply the magic.

                Those looking to get better mileage without making the leap to a hybrid, however, can opt for the HF model—with special aerodynamic trim and Honda’s ECO Assist technology that scolds you, schoolmarm-style, into achieving 41mpg highway. There will be a natural gas version available soon as well.

                Gallery: 2012 Honda Civic Lineup

                Visit 9th Gen Civic for more information on the 2012 Honda Civic Lineup, at http://www.9thgencivic.com
                CR-V RE6
                JAZZ GD1 CVT

                Ex: Civic FD1
                Ex: RDX TB1

                Ex - JAZZ GD1
                Ex - ACCORD Type-R
                Ex - DEL SOL EH6


                • http://www.automarket.ro/stiri/ofici...nsx-37636.html


                  • Test comparativ Jazz Hybrid vs. Insight by Autobild.de:

                    HONDA. The finest from Japan. Since 1963.


                    • In sfarsit adevarul pe fata, un VW pe ultimul loc ), Jazz Hybrid pe 2:

                      HONDA. The finest from Japan. Since 1963.


                      • 2012 Honda Civic vs. 2011 Chevrolet Cruze vs. 2011 Hyundai Elantra Comparison Test
                        ...and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither does bread come to the wise, nor wealth to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill; but time and chance happen to them all.


                        • pe asta au rezolvat-o



                          • Record: aproape 1.600.000 de km în 15 ani cu Honda Accord

                            Un american se apropie de un număr impresionant de kilometri la volanul modelului său Honda Accord: 1.600.000 parcurşi în 15 ani.

                            Honda se mândreşte cu unul dintre cei mai fideli clienţi ai săi, un american din Maine, pe nume Joe, care se pregăteşte să atingă 1.000.000 de mile la volanul Accord-ului său. Aventura lui Joe a început în urmă cu 15 ani, când a cumpărat Accord-ul şi a început să parcurgă în medie 105.000 km pe an.
                            Acum, americanul se apropie de o cifră record, un milion de mile, echivalentul a 1.600.000 de kilometri, fiind susţinut oficial de divizia nord-americană Honda, care a făcut publică povestea clientului său pe pagina sa de Facebook.
                            Joe susţine că secretul pentru un asemenea record constă în respectarea cu stricteţe a indicaţiilor înscrise în manualul de utilizare al automobilului său. Mai mult, şoferul susţine că de-a lungul timpului a folosit filtre de carburant, de ulei şi de aer originale. Incidentele nu l--au ocolit pe american, acesta fiind nevoit să schimbe de-a lungul anilor pompa de benzină, ventilatoarele de aerisire şi de două ori radiatorul.
                            Joe se aşteaptă ca Accord-ul său să atingă impresionantul număr de kilometri în toamna acestui an.


                            '09 Honda Accord Sedan 2.4 i-VTEC A/T, Executive, Crystal Black Pearl


                            • http://www.fleetnews.co.uk/news/2011...w-civic/40264/
                              pana una alta... spor in plan si numai bucurii!!!


                              • Un recall pentru cutiile automate la Accord 2005-2010, CR-V 2007-2010:

                                Noul recall al japonezilor include 1.5 milioane de vehicule din SUA, 760.000 de maşini din China şi 135.142 de automobile de pe teritoriul Canadei. De asemenea, niponii vor rechema în service maşini din unele părţi ale Europei, din Orientul Mijlociu şi din Sudul Americii.

                                La nivel global, recallul afectează modelul Accord care beneficiază de motoare în patru cilindri şi care au fost fabricate între 2005 şi 2010. În SUA şi Canada, va fi rechemat în service modelul CR-V fabricat între 2007 şi 2010 şi modelul Element construit între 2005 şi 2008. În China, cei afectaţi de decizia Honda sunt proprietarii modelului Odyssey produs între 2005 şi 2009, dar şi clienţii care s-au bucurat de serviciile lui Sprior (versiunea asiatică a lui Accord).

                                Dacă maşinile nu vor beneficia de această actualizare a softului, cutia de viteze automată s-ar putea strica în cazul în care şoferul schimbă rapid între diferitele trepte de mers. Acest lucru ar putea duce la calarea motorului sau va crea dificultăţi atunci când şoferul doreşte introducerea în poziţia "Park".


                                '08 Civic 5D 1,8 Sport Champagne Silver: Vicky