Learn More About The Honda Fall Line Up From the Head of R&D

Who is the head of R&D at Honda? A dynamic man by the name of Kotaro Shige. In a recent interview Motor Trend refers to Shige as Honda's Rock-Star Exec' and 'the Jimmy Page of Japan's auto industry'.

Motor Trend was just being complimentary you might say. However, there is some truth to the comparison. Shige, who has been at Honda since the late '70s, in his teens, played in a band inspired by the Ventures, Eric Clapton, and Cream. He has also recently married a woman 19 years younger than he. Exuding vibrancy with a hint of a rock-star's persona, he's anything you'd expect a top exec to be.

While Shige's interview with Motor Trend gives us greater insight into the person Shige is and the role he's played at Honda during his tenure there, it also sheds some light into what we can expect to see from Honda in coming years.

For example, Shige conceded Honda is considering upgrades to the CR-Z. Though, he did not elaborate. He also revealed the Big H is considering adding other smaller cars to its lineup. "We want to promote our environmental technology globally mainly through hybrids. But we will do small cars too," he said. "That's my area of focus now. The move in the world is towards smaller cars so we must follow that - downsizing."1

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