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Honda Jazz VTi v Kia Rio S comparison

Whether you're looking for a first car, or just something to take down to the station every day, or maybe even a last car, there are some fairly fantastic brand-new vehicles out there for as little as $15,000...

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2018 Honda Civic Type R order books open ahead of October release
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2018 Honda Civic Type R order books open ahead of October release

Australian order books for the 2018 Honda Civic Type R have opened today, ahead of the hot hatch's October 1 on-sale date. Don't expect to learn the exact price just yet, though. Stephen Collins, director of Honda Australia, said: “Our dealers have been telling us that customers are eager to put their names against a car so we’ve opened the order books early to allow them to secure their orders"...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for May 19, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for May 19, 2017

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


2017 Honda HR-V pricing and specs: Navigation now standard, LaneWatch dropped - UPDATE
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2017 Honda HR-V pricing and specs: Navigation now standard, LaneWatch dropped - UPDATE

Update - Honda Australia has confirmed the updated HR-V range does not feature the LaneWatch camera system. See bottom of article for details The lightly-updated 2017 Honda HR-V range has been announced, with first examples arriving in dealerships in the coming weeks. Headlining the MY17 update is the addition of a new 7...


Honda CR-V to be offered with 2.0-litre entry-level price leader?
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Honda CR-V to be offered with 2.0-litre entry-level price leader?

Honda's all-new CR-V is just around the corner with an expected local launch in July. While the company has only confirmed one engine — a 1.5-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine that produces 140kW of power and 240Nm of torque, mated to a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) — and both a front- and all-wheel drive drivetrain, there could be another engine coming...


Honda Civic hatch, why no Magic Seats?
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Honda Civic hatch, why no Magic Seats?

The all-new Honda Civic hatch may be one of the most practical cars in its segment, but it lacks a crucial item that used to be standard: Magic Seats. The Honda Magic Seats system in the previous-generation Civic hatch would allow the seat bases to be folded up to allow a large storage area, and the seat backs could also be folded down flat for extra convenience...


Honda Australia hoping for a large SUV and ute, but chances are slim
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Honda Australia hoping for a large SUV and ute, but chances are slim

Why do left-hand drive markets get all the good models? That must be what Honda Australia’s senior management is thinking, because it’s missing out on two models that could be vital to it growing its sales Down Under. The two models we’re talking about are the Pilot large SUV and the Ridgeline pick-up/ute, both of which aren’t built in right-hand drive...


Honda defends safety stance on Civic
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Honda defends safety stance on Civic

The all-new Honda Civic hatch brings with it an impressive array of safety technology – but only if you buy the most expensive model. That could be perceived as a problem for Honda, because the the Civic - whether you choose the new hatch or the existing sedan - doesn’t have autonomous emergency braking (AEB) in the four more affordable models in the range, but rivals such as the Mazda 3 have the tech fitted throughout...


Honda HR-V update coming soon, facelift in 2018
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Honda HR-V update coming soon, facelift in 2018

The Honda HR-V has stood tall against an influx of new rivals, remaining one of the better sellers in the small SUV segment. But that doesn’t mean Honda will rest on its laurels. The Japanese brand’s Australian arm is set to offer an “upgrade” on the current model imminently, ahead of a more comprehensive HR-V update due early in 2018...


2017 Honda Civic hatch pricing and specs
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2017 Honda Civic hatch pricing and specs

The 2017 Honda Civic hatch has arrived on sale almost a year to the day after its sedan sibling, and while a bit of time may have passed between the launches of the two, there are plenty of similarities in terms of their pricing and specs. Honda Australia this week said that the new five-door model will likely more than double its sales, with private buyers the main target for the company...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for May 12, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for May 12, 2017

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


2018 Honda Jazz facelift unveiled in Japan
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2018 Honda Jazz facelift unveiled in Japan

The facelifted Honda Jazz has been unveiled on the company's Japanese website, ahead of going on sale there in June. A leaked brochure was published online last week, and these official photos verify the authenticity of those images. So far the company has only revealed the Hybrid variant of the updated Fit, as the Jazz is known in Japan...


2017 Honda Civic hatch review
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2017 Honda Civic hatch review

There are plenty of similarities between the 2017 Honda Civic hatch and its sedan counterpart – and the newly added five-door version will be a handy thing for Honda as it aims to find more buyers.

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Honda Civic hatch Orange Edition launched
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Honda Civic hatch Orange Edition launched

To mark the launch of the all-new Honda Civic hatch, the brand’s local arm has added a unique Orange Edition version to the range. In the second such instance of Honda Australia seemingly being unwilling to wait to give buyers an alternative to their new model lines – it launched the Black Pack as soon as the Civic sedan hit showroom floors – the company claims the limited edition kit is “inspired by Honda’s global motorsport activities”...


Honda Civic hatch to boost sales by more than 50 per cent
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Honda Civic hatch to boost sales by more than 50 per cent

The 2017 Honda Civic hatch has arrived on sale in Australia, with the popular body style set to more than double sales of the Japanese brand’s small car offering. The all-new five-door Honda Civic hatchback arrives on sale almost a year after the sedan version, and is priced almost identically to that model...


2017 Honda CR-V: Five-seat and seven-seat confirmed for Australia, here in July
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2017 Honda CR-V: Five-seat and seven-seat confirmed for Australia, here in July

Initial details for the all-new 2017 Honda CR-V range have been confirmed this week, with the Japanese SUV to feature seven seats and turbo petrol power for the first time. The fifth-generation SUV will offer the company's 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine, developing 140kW of power and 240Nm of torque, mated to a continuously-variable transmission (CVT)...


2017 Honda Jazz facelift brochure leaked
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2017 Honda Jazz facelift brochure leaked

A brochure for the facelifted Honda Jazz, known in Japan and the USA as the Fit, has been leaked ahead of the car's launch in the middle of the year We found these photos on Indian Autos Blog, and they were originally published online by Twitter user ren_games. If these pictures are real, the Jazz/Fit will feature a redesigned grille that blends into revised headlights with integral LED driving lights...


Family haulers: Volkswagen Multivan v Honda Odyssey

Family haulers: Volkswagen Multivan v Honda Odyssey

When you need to move a lot of people around, your options are limited. A seven-seat SUV might not have the 'daggy' stereotype of a people mover, but you can't argue against the practicality of a van. Over the Easter long weekend my family descended on my tiny apartment with big plans to explore the city and experience everything Sydney has to offer...

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$37,610

CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for April 28, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for April 28, 2017

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


Honda Civic, Hyundai i30 score five-star ANCAP safety ratings
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Honda Civic, Hyundai i30 score five-star ANCAP safety ratings

The Honda Civic and Hyundai i30 have been awarded five-star safety ratings by independent crash-testing firm ANCAP. Following the disappointing two-star result for the Great Wall Steed ute, the two popular small cars scored top marks, while the Mercedes-Benz Marco Polo Activity lifestyle van was also awarded the full five stars...