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Honda Australia looking to fill the gap below HR-V

Honda Australia is looking to fill the gap below the popular Honda HR-V small SUV because, presumably, it’s not small enough for some consumers. The HR-V is one of the larger small SUVs in the segment, with other competitors like the Mazda CX-3 and Suzuki Ignis (if you can call it an SUV) being dwarfed by Honda’s current smallest SUV...

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2018 Honda Accord teased ahead of mid-July reveal
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2018 Honda Accord teased ahead of mid-July reveal

The next-generation Honda Accord will be revealed July 14, US time, the company has confirmed. To go along with this news, Honda has released a concept sketch revealing the front of the new sedan. Honda says the tenth-generation Accord will feature a "dramatic new styling direction", and even goes so far as to claim that it will be "the most fun-to-drive, premium and dramatically styled Accord ever"...


Honda Civic Type R: New variants planned for hot hatch
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Honda Civic Type R: New variants planned for hot hatch

The forthcoming Honda Civic Type R looks likely to be the first in a series of variants for the hot hatch. Hideki Matsumoto, chief engineer of the Civic range, told Automotive News, "We’re hoping that by gradually putting out more [variants] that we’ll be able to maintain a more stable sales volume"...


2017 Honda HR-V Limited Edition unveiled
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2017 Honda HR-V Limited Edition unveiled

There's a new value-focused 2017 Honda HR-V Limited Edition variant in the model range, with the re-added VTi-based model packing in a few extras. In a similar move to one made last year for the Honda HR-V, the brand's Australian arm says it has added $3600 of extra value to the Limited Edition specification, but at a cost of just $1425 over the regular VTi – as such, the new Limited Edition version has a drive-away price of $28,990...


Honda plans to have autonomous vehicle on sale by 2025
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Honda plans to have autonomous vehicle on sale by 2025

Last week Honda CEO, Takahiro Hachigo, held a press conference to outline elements of the company's Vision 2030. As part of the plan, the company is hoping to have a personal use level four autonomous vehicle on the market by around 2025. A level four self-driving vehicle can be driven by a human, but can operate in all situations by itself...


2018 Honda Accord to have detuned Civic Type R engine in the US
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2018 Honda Accord to have detuned Civic Type R engine in the US

The 10th-generation Honda Accord has teased and detailed ahead of its debut in the US later this year. Honda says the new Accord will have a "more aggressive design direction [that] complements [the] powertrain lineup", and spy photos indicate the next-generation model will feature a fastback-style rear...


Honda developing two electric vehicles, sales begin 2018
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Honda developing two electric vehicles, sales begin 2018

Honda has confirmed it is developing two electric vehicles, one of which will go on sale next year. Takahiro Hachigo, Honda's CEO, held a press conference yesterday to outline some of the company's plans out to 2030. During the meeting, he revealed the company was hard at work on two electric cars...


2018 Honda Civic Type R: 0-100 and European specs revealed
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2018 Honda Civic Type R: 0-100 and European specs revealed

The 2018 Honda Civic Type R has been detailed for the European market this week, giving an indication of what to expect when the Japanese hot hatch arrives in Australian showrooms later this year. While we already knew the Civic Type R's 2...


2017 Honda CR-V pricing and specs: All-turbo range arrives in July from $30,690 - UPDATED with new images
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2017 Honda CR-V pricing and specs: All-turbo range arrives in July from $30,690 - UPDATED with new images

Australian pricing and specifications for the all-new 2017 Honda CR-V range have been released this week, bringing turbo power and, for the first time, seven-seat versatility to the company's popular medium SUV line-up. Starting from $30,690 (all prices before on-road costs), the price of entry raises by $900 over the previous fourth-generation model, though Honda argues that the new version brings between $2600 and $4350 in added value, depending on variant...


Honda Jazz VTi v Kia Rio S comparison
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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. We've got two such compact cars here – the all-new 2017 Kia Rio and the just-refreshed 2017 Honda Jazz...


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...