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Honda was founded in 1948 by Soichiro Honda and continues to be the second largest manufacturer in Japan. The company has developed a reputation for innovation and sporty, high-revving engines over the decades, though in recent years has been more focused on 'green' technologies than sports cars. Honda currently sells more than 10 models in Australia, including both a hatchback and sedan wearing the famous Civic nameplate.
Honda HR-V name confirmed for US market compact SUV

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Honda HR-V name confirmed for US market compact SUV

Honda North America will turn its back on the Vezel name for the brand's new baby SUV, instead reviving the Honda HR-V badge...

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Honda Accord Euro :: future still unclear for medium car
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Honda Accord Euro : future still unclear for medium car

Mystery continues to surround the future of the Honda Accord Euro, with a Chinese model currently twinned to the medium car set to break away for its next generation. The Japanese car maker has confirmed its Chinese joint venture division Dongfeng Honda will unveil a concept for the next-generation Spirior at the Beijing auto show on April 20...


2014 Honda City :: all-new sedan from $15,990
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2014 Honda City : all-new sedan from $15,990

The all-new fourth-generation Honda City will start $500 cheaper than the model it replaces when it goes on sale locally from mid April. Starting at $15,990 for the Honda City VTi five-speed manual, the new range undercuts its predecessor's $16,490 entry point. At $17,990 the City  VTi automatic sedan – now employing a continuously variable transmission rather than a five-speed automatic – is also down $500...


2014 Honda Civic hatch gains styling upgrades, suspension tweaks, $1000 price rise
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2014 Honda Civic hatch gains styling upgrades, suspension tweaks, $1000 price rise

The Honda Civic hatch has received subtle styling and trim upgrades and a suspension retune in an update that sees prices rise $1000 across the range. Distinguishing the refreshed Civic hatch from the outside is a new piano black finish to the front and rear bumpers (previously silvery grey), privacy glass for the entry-level VTi-S and DTi-S variants (already standard on VTi-L and VTi-LN), and a new 17-inch alloy wheel design for DTi-S, VTi-L and VTi-LN...


2014 Honda City arriving in April
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2014 Honda City arriving in April

Initial details of the 2014 Honda City have been released ahead of its local launch in April. Honda’s fourth-generation City sedan will be offered in two trim levels in Australia, VTi and VTi-L. Both will come standard with a reverse-view camera and the brand’s Display Audio infotainment system that features smartphone-style applications and Siri Eyes Free voice control functionality...


Honda Civic Type R faces challenge to beat Seat
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Honda Civic Type R faces challenge to beat Seat's new Nurburgring record, admits exec

The Honda Civic Type R may fail to meet its ambitious performance target of becoming the fastest front-wheel-drive production vehicle around the Nurburgring, a company executive has admitted. When announcing the return of the Civic Type R back in 2012, Honda CEO Takanobu Ito revealed the new-generation hot-hatch was being developed with the goal of becoming the fastest front-wheel-drive car around the ’Ring...


Honda Civic Type R : beefy hot-hatch concept leaked
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Honda Civic Type R : beefy hot-hatch concept leaked

Photos of the Honda Civic Type R Concept have been leaked before its Geneva motor show official debut tomorrow, a first preview of a production hot-hatch the Japanese manufacturer says will be the fastest front-wheel drive car around the Nurburgring...


Best Cars For Dogs : We take a look at three

Best Cars For Dogs : We take a look at three

There are many influencing factors when it comes to deciding which car is right for you. If you’re a pet owner, it’s not only the safety of you and your family that needs careful consideration, but also that of your pet. On top of that there are lifestyle factors, as well as your budget and style preferences. It’s a lot to think about and CarAdvice is here to help...

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Best Cars For Dogs : We take a look at three.
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Best Cars For Dogs : We take a look at three.

Tegan Lawson takes a sub-compact SUV, small wagon and a hatchback down to Clovelly dog park to see which works best for carrying your family dog.


Honda Insight axed due to poor sales
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Honda Insight axed due to poor sales

Production of the Honda Insight will end almost immediately following confirmation of the Japanese car maker’s decision to axe its slow-selling hybrid hatchback. Honda Australia public relations assistant manager Naomi Rebeschini today confirmed overseas reports that Insight production will conclude at the end of the month...


Honda Civic Review – Lifestyle
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Honda Civic Review – Lifestyle

The release of the Honda Civic Hatch DTi-S in 2013 marked a milestone for the Japanese manufacturer. It was the first first diesel-fuelled model released by Honda in Australia. It also features Honda’s ‘magic seats’ making it a standout in its class due to the versatility of its cargo space.

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Honda Civic Magic Seats
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Honda Civic Magic Seats

Tegan Lawson demonstrates the versatility of the back seats in the Honda Civic DTi-S.


2014 Honda Odyssey Review
Rating: 6.510 /10
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2014 Honda Odyssey Review

The new Odyssey is a very different beast to the car it replaces - but is that good or bad?


Honda Civic Type R : Geneva-bound concept previews upcoming hot-hatch styling
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Honda Civic Type R : Geneva-bound concept previews upcoming hot-hatch styling

The aggressive looking Honda Civic Type R concept will make its world premiere at next month's Geneva motor show, previewing the final production version of the Japanese hot-hatch due in 2015...


2014 Honda Odyssey : pricing and specifications
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2014 Honda Odyssey : pricing and specifications

The new-generation Honda Odyssey has arrived in Australia. The fifth-generation people mover now takes the shape of a conventional minivan with sliding rear doors, as opposed to the previous versions that were essentially station wagons with hinged back doors and extra seating...


Honda HR-V nameplate expected to return
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Honda HR-V nameplate expected to return

The Honda Vezel sub-compact SUV is expected to revive the long-dormant Honda HR-V nameplate when it arrives early in 2015. Honda Australia director Stephen Collins told CarAdvice at the launch of the new-generation Odyssey people-mover that the HR-V nameplate is being considered for the new Jazz-based crossover, which wears the Vezel badge in its home market of Japan...


Honda Odyssey hybrid : Japanese people mover set to cut fuel use by “50 per cent”
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Honda Odyssey hybrid : Japanese people mover set to cut fuel use by “50 per cent”

A hybrid version of the new fifth-generation Honda Odyssey is under consideration, and it could use only half as much fuel as the conventional petrol version. A petrol-electric version of the Japanese brand’s all-new people mover is “under consideration” according to Honda powertrain assistant large project leader Takashi Shinchi, who was one of the leaders of the development of the new 2...


Honda Vision XS-1 concept : sporty seven-seat SUV revealed
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Honda Vision XS-1 concept : sporty seven-seat SUV revealed

The Honda Vision XS-1 concept unveiled at the Indian auto expo previews a future sporty seven-seat SUV from the Japanese car maker. Designed around Honda's 'man maximum, machine minimum' philosophy, the Vision XS-1 concept claims to package a spacious cabin with three rows of seating in a compact body with sports styling cues...


2014 Honda Odyssey priced from $38,990
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2014 Honda Odyssey priced from $38,990

The eight-seat version of the all-new Honda Odyssey will cost from $38,990 when it launches in Australia next week. Honda Australia has confirmed the entry-level Odyssey VTi will come standard with eight seats – a first for the Japanese people-mover in Australia – while the flagship $47,620 Odyssey VTi-L will offer seven seats...


Honda CR-V Diesel Review
Rating: 810 /10
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Honda CR-V Diesel Review

Honda has finally launched a diesel version of their popular CR-V, and its been worth the wait

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Honda CR-V Diesel launches from $38,220
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Honda CR-V Diesel launches from $38,220

The long-awaited Honda CR-V Diesel has joined Honda's mid-size SUV range 14 months after the launch of the fourth-generation petrol variants. Priced from $38,220 before on-road costs, both all-wheel-drive CR-V Diesel grades (DTi-S and DTi-L) are powered by a 2.2-litre four-cylinder direct injection turbo-diesel that produces 110kW and 350Nm...


Honda Vezel : Mugen tunes sub-compact SUV
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Honda Vezel : Mugen tunes sub-compact SUV

The Honda Vezel Mugen concept represents the official Honda tuner’s vision for how it can influence future models from the Japanese car maker. The Vezel Mugen headlines Honda’s Tokyo auto salon line-up, sporting a rather extreme bodykit for the Jazz city car-based sub-compact SUV that's destined to reach our shores before the end of this year...


Honda: New Cars 2014
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Honda: New Cars 2014

Details of the new additions to Honda Australia's showroom in 2014. Honda CR-V diesel (January) A long-awaited diesel engine option joins the Honda CR-V range in January, as the Japanese brand belatedly attempts to cash in on SUV buyers’ hunger for diesel-powered models. The CR-V diesel is powered by a 110kW/350Nm 2.2-litre four-cylinder engine...


Honda Civic: 2014 World Touring Car Championship challenger previewed
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Honda Civic: 2014 World Touring Car Championship challenger previewed

The first image of the new Honda Civic World Touring Car Championship (WTCC) racer has been released, previewing the competition hatchback set to defend its 2013 crown. Reflecting the new technical regulations introduced for the 2014 WTCC season, the low-slung Honda Civic rendering exudes aggression with pumped wheel arches, larger 18-inch wheels, a sleeker aero package and an extended rear spoiler...


Honda introduces Apple Siri Eyes Free technology
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Honda introduces Apple Siri Eyes Free technology

Apple Siri Eyes Free technology has been made available in select Honda and Acura models in the US, furthering the brands' smartphone-to-vehicle integration. Available as a dealer installed accessory in the Honda Accord and Acura RDX and ILX in North American markets, Siri Eyes Free integration gives owners the ability to link their iPhone’s Siri system to the vehicle...


2014 Honda City: compact sedan unveiled
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2014 Honda City: compact sedan unveiled

The all-new Honda City has been unveiled in India ahead of its international launch in early 2014. The fourth-generation compact City sedan becomes the third new global model built on Honda's new-generation light-car platform, following the third-generation Jazz hatchback and the brand-new subcompact Vezel SUV...


2014 Honda Jazz Review
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2014 Honda Jazz Review

The third-generation Honda Jazz is gunning for the top.


Honda NSX: twin-turbo V6 confirmed for next-gen hybrid supercar
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Honda NSX: twin-turbo V6 confirmed for next-gen hybrid supercar

The all-new Honda NSX will be powered by a hybrid-assisted twin-turbocharged V6 engine when it makes its anticipated local arrival in 2016. On display in mock-up form at this week’s Tokyo motor show, the Honda NSX powertrain is now confirmed to comprise a twin-turbocharged V6 petrol engine, three electric motors, a lithium ion battery, and a dual-clutch transmission...


Honda FCEV: fuel-cell concept claims 482km-plus range
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Honda FCEV: fuel-cell concept claims 482km-plus range

The Honda FCEV concept has been unveiled at the Los Angeles auto show, previewing a next-generation fuel-cell electric vehicle set to launch in Japan and the US in 2015. Teased in a sketch last week, the Honda FCEV concept’s fuel-cell powertrain is completely contained in the engine bay – a claimed world first for its type...


Honda Vezel: sub-compact SUV heading to Australia
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Honda Vezel: sub-compact SUV heading to Australia

The Honda Vezel has been unveiled at the Tokyo motor show signalling the Japanese brand's entry into the competitive sub-compact SUV segment. Arriving in Australia towards the end of next year, the Jazz-based Honda Vezel will be available in petrol and diesel variants, with Honda Australia yet to decide if it will bring a hybrid variant to our market...