Honda's goal: double global sales in 5 years
Honda is aiming to double its global auto sales to more than 6 million vehicles over the next five years as the Japanese automaker gears up for ambitious growth after bouncing back from last year's disasters. The automaker sold 3.1 million vehicles for the fiscal year through March 2012. Honda President Takanobu Ito says emerging markets, including India and China, would drive growth as Honda plans to strengthen its lineup of cheaper models tailored for such regions.
— The Associated Press
Report looks at injury rates among vehicles
A study by the Highway Loss Data Institute looking at insurance data for model-year 2009 through 2011 vehicles has found that smaller cars tend to have more personal-injury claims per crash than larger vehicles. The highest injuries per crash came from the Toyota Yaris (shown), Suzuki SX4, Chevrolet Aveo, Mitsubishi Galant, Kia Rio, Nissan Versa and Sentra, Hyundai Accent and Dodge Avenger. Vehicles that scored well included the Porsche 911, Chevrolet Corvette and Silverado, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Lexus LX 570, Mercedes-Benz SL-class convertible, Ford F-150, Land Rover Range Rover and Cadillac Escalade.
— Los Angeles Times