Gaku Nakanishi takes charge as C.E.O & President of Honda Cars India

Mr Nakanishi will take over from Mr. Yoichiro Ueno, who moves to New Business Strategy Division, Business Development Supervisory Unit in Honda Motor Co., Ltd

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Gaku Nakanishi, the new CEO and President of Honda Cars India

Honda Cars India announced senior management changes in February 2018 and the changes came to effect from April 1st.

Honda Motor Co., Ltd. has appointed Mr Gaku Nakanishi as the new President & CEO of Honda Cars India Ltd and he will take charge from April 1, 2018, consequent to the management changes announced annually by Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

Mr Nakanishi will take over from Mr. Yoichiro Ueno, who moves to New Business Strategy Division, Business Development Supervisory Unit in Honda Motor Co., Ltd for accelerating formulation of new business strategy and pursuit of open innovation in the area of future mobility.

During his tenure in India, Mr. Yoichiro Ueno was instrumental in fortifying the premium brand positioning of Honda in India. He spearheaded the introduction of several premium models in India including BR-V, Accord Hybrid, New City and WR-V and laying the foundation for launch of new models including All New Amaze, All New CR-V and comeback of the Civic. Mr. Ueno’s strong focus on new age communication led to many integrated marketing campaigns targeting consumers across age profiles. In his role, he emphasized on achieving operational efficiencies at company and dealership level during rapid market shift from diesel to petrol, Demonetization and GST implementation. He also led several initiatives in the field of sales and service to enhance customer experience and dealer profitability.

Mr. Gaku Nakanishi has been President and CEO of Honda Automobile (Thailand) Co., Ltd. since 2015. Mr Nakanishi has been associated with Honda Motor Co., Ltd. for almost 30 years and has vast experience in the automobile industry, having worked in several international markets including North America, Mexico, Japan, Thailand and has worked with overseas division for CIS, Middle East & Africa and Asia & Oceania regions.

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Honda Cars India Ltd expands its campaign to replace Takata Passenger Front Airbag inflators in India

New Delhi, 31st Jan 2017: Honda Cars India Ltd (HCIL) today announced that it will voluntarily replace Takata passenger front airbag inflators of 41,580 vehicles of previous generation of Jazz, City, Civic and Accord as part of Honda’s precautionary global recall campaign concerning Takata front airbag inflators.

The replacement will be carried out free of cost at HCIL dealerships across India. The replacement of inflators for the affected models would begin immediately and the company will communicate with customers directly.

Model Manufacturing Period No of Affected Vehicles
Jazz 2012 7,265
City 2012 32,456
Accord 2012 659
Civic 2012 1,200
Total 41,580

The customers can check whether their cars are covered under this campaign by submitting their 17 character alpha-numeric Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) on the special microsite which has been created on the company’s website (www.hondacarindia.com).

Related : Honda Recall 1.90 Lakh Cars Over Faulty Airbag in India