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In a move similar to one recently made by Toyota, Honda has announced a plan to reduce the size of its Board of Directors. Downsizing from 20 to 12 board members will allow Honda to streamline its decision making process.
Pending approval at Honda's upcoming shareholder's meeting, the changes will be made official in June. Among those being removed from the board is American Honda Motor Company President Tetsuo Iwamura. He will retain his stateside presidential role and his additional position of Senior Managing Director with Honda HQ in Japan. [Source: Automotive News – sub. req.]

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      • 4 Years Ago
      i hope this doesnt mean bringing ugly cars, like crosstour, faster to the market.
      • 4 Years Ago
      woot, si's ancient engine in the cr-z plz. k thanks
      • 4 Years Ago
      To be honest, first priority? Design staff restructuring. A whole lotta Honda problems can be narrowed down to "this car be ugly".
      • 4 Years Ago

      Slash the board down to 1 and really watch those tough decisions get made !

      Acura NSX re-make.....naaaahhhhhhh who wants that ? Let's put some ground effects on the CR-Z instead.
      • 4 Years Ago
      All the posts so far talking about NSX, S2000, CRZ, Prelude and lighter weight cars saving them and Honda will be downsizing the whole company down to about 500 people. That's about all they will need to sell the 20,000 cars a year they would sell with those models.

      I agree they need a re-think but Lotus does the same thing you guys want and they were and on the verge of folding. They need good high volume cars that are not stagnent and a strong niche lineup too.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Honda has always been for guys who like cars , everyone else can buy a Corolla .
      Don't cheap out , price them higher if you have to but make them very very good and people will buy them

      They will throw a REAL engine in the crz and make it handle , that will help some .
      Bring back double wishbone !
      Make d.i. motors !
      DO WHAT MAZDA IS DOING with their next gen skyactiv cars - ( light is right ) .

      Honda is a master engine builder with sweet sounds . Do what you can do best and make us happy again .
      A 2.4 in the SI is a good step . All compacts should have 2.4's in them . Now that would be fun , not enough to incur torque steer but enough to scoot with .
      • 4 Years Ago
      Ayerton Senna helped develop the NSX. If that's not pedigree, I don't know what it is. Honda has the experience and ability to create world beating sports cars as well as sport compacts that attract legions of fanboys. Those same fanboys that grew up and out of their Civics and Integras that want so badly to buy an Acura (and can afford it now) but they're too ugly so they leave the fold for other makes.

      Honda, give us what we want and we'll come back. Before it's too late. This is the first step.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Senna's DEAD!?!?

        In other news, Honda is still active in Indycar, SuperGT, ALMS, LMS, 24 Hours of Le Mans... They can't possibly have access to world class drivers.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Hate to brake it to you, but senna is dead. Not a good example for honda's current capabilties.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I guess becoming number 3 in Japan has opened up the people in higher power to do this! I hope that the: Integra (bring it back don't care if it is a Honda name!), Prelude (we need something more than the Accord Coupe), NSX (return this as Honda's HALO car), and completely take out the hybrid power plant from the CR-Z and Hybrid, I know Honda wants to be known as an environmentally safe auto manufacturer but they need to focus on products that people want. And please add in better designs inside and outside.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Easy 5 step program for honda to be awesome again:

      1. Make each new generation of a product smaller and lighter than before.
      2. Bring back double wishbone suspension!
      3. Bring back the prelude, the NSX, the S2000, and the CRX! AND the integra!
      4. Fire any person who thought the crosstour was remotely a good idea
      5. LESS IS MORE. Less weight, less stuff, less size.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Didn't they try to achieve #5 by delaying the next-gen Civic?
      • 4 Years Ago
      Honda - and Toyota - remind me of the "old" Domestic car manufactures thinking which was pure arrogance and taking the "burying their head in the sand" routine as the competition destroyed them and the public got tired and went somewhere else - but they thought everything was "OK." Well Honda - you are doing the same. You are making bland appliances with as much excitement as melting ice but you are only resting your laurels on brand loyalty and reliability. Hyundai and Kia were you Honda decades ago...and well just look at them now...take a very good look at them as they surpass you in every aspect!
      • 4 Years Ago
      You could reduce that number even further. Just hire anyone from this website:
      Make a new NSX. Make a new Integra/RSX. Take the hybrid out of the CR-Z. Make the Civic Si a competitive car again. Profit? Maybe not. Now where's my 6 figure bonus cheque?
        • 4 Years Ago
        I read that Honda is readying an all non hybrid engine for the CR-Z. I have read this here and on other sites.
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