Honda Hits the Gas on Capacity

By expanding production in North America, the carmaker is insulating itself against currency fluctuations and an anti-import backlash

Few car company bosses can afford to be more relaxed about high oil prices than Honda (HMC) chief Takeo Fukui. After all, the Japanese automaker's hard-earned reputation for fuel efficiency means that whenever there's a spike in prices at the gas pump, more auto buyers will think about buying one of its cars.

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