Honda Quarterly Loss - Streamlining Offerings

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  1. Steven B

    Steven B Active Member

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  3. Richard_arch74

    Richard_arch74 Active Member

    Thanks for the article, David. I'm looking forward to buying the two motor hybrid Pilot in a few years.

    From the article, the CEO said,
    "At the same time, our regional models such as the N Series for Japan, Pilot for North America and Crider for China are playing an important role as a source of growth for each respective region. . . "
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  4. Steven B

    Steven B Active Member

    Two take aways: 1) "we will reduce the total number of variations at the trim and option level for our global models to one-third of what we have now" and 2) we will reduce the number of manhours we use for the development of mass-production models by 30%".

    So, 2/3 fewer options/trims and 1/3 less engineering in the those designs.
  5. Steven B

    Steven B Active Member

    With the new CR-V Hybrid featuring the 2.0L Atkinson engine from the Accord Hybrid, I am thinking Honda needs to develop a 2.4 L or 3.0L Atkinson engine for the Pilot PHEV. Surely they won't leave the 3.5L V-6 in place for it.

    Toyota has a 2.5L Atkinson 4 cylinder. Does anyone have a 4 cylinder Atkinson larger than that? The luxury brands have been pairing 4 cylinder turbos with their electric motors for a few years, but now BMW has decided to switch the X5 plugin to an inline 6. Mitsu had put a weak 2.0L 4 cylinder in the Outlander PHEV and have gotten wiser and now puts a 2.4L Atkinson in it.
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