Honda

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.
2015 Honda CR-V Series II Review   
  • Remains one of the cleverest mid-sized SUVs in terms of interior space and packaging; lots of equipment; new interior finishes lift the cabin ambience; media system much improved...
  • ... But not as good as the best in class; drivetrain remains uninspiring and thirsty; not as good to drive as some rivals (we'd like to assess one without the optional wheels)

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7.5 / 10

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2015 Honda CR-V Series II Review  

The new-look 2015 Honda CR-V sees a range of changes. Matt Campbell assesses the new model.

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Takata airbag recall in Australia : Everything you need to know - UPDATE
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Takata airbag recall in Australia : Everything you need to know - UPDATE

The Takata airbag recall has become the largest automotive recall in history, affecting more than 53 million vehicles and more than a dozen car makers around the world. Among those are more than half a million vehicles in Australia, including more than 410,000 recalled by Honda, Nissan and Toyota over the past week...


Honda Australia recalls 130,000 vehicles - UPDATE
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Honda Australia recalls 130,000 vehicles - UPDATE

Honda has become the third car maker to recall more than 100,000 vehicles in Australia in the past week, with the local division today joining Toyota and Nissan in confirming it needs to replace faulty Takata airbag components in its cars...


Honda Civic diesel discontinued
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Honda Civic diesel discontinued

The Honda Civic diesel has been discontinued two years after going on-sale, a result of low demand for small oil-burners in Australia. The decision comes as small surprise. Honda Australia launched its $500 pricier, but restyled and better-equipped, UK-made Civic hatch range at the start of this week — without any mention of the DTi-S variant...


Next-gen Honda Civic hatch will be almost indentical to coupe, according to UK boss
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Next-gen Honda Civic hatch will be almost indentical to coupe, according to UK boss

The company's UK arm has confirmed that the front of the next-generation Honda Civic hatchback will be nearly identical to the coupe, which was unveiled at the recent New York auto show. Philip Crossman, the boss of Honda UK, has told Autocar that only the rear third of the new Civic five-door hatch differs significantly from the Civic Coupe Concept...


2015 Honda Civic hatch pricing and specifications
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2015 Honda Civic hatch pricing and specifications

The 2015 Honda Civic hatch has arrived in Australian showrooms with fresh styling, new technology and extra equipment. The facelifted Civic hatch lands about eight months after it originally broke cover at last year’s Paris motor show. Reshaped headlights with LED daytime running lights and a restyled grille and bumper create a sharper look at the front, while new lower side mouldings muscle up the profile...


Honda NSX engine and technical details revealed
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Honda NSX engine and technical details revealed

More technical details of the next-generation Honda NSX have been revealed at the SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) World Congress in Detroit, Michigan. The biggest news is the new Honda NSX — known again as the Acura NSX in certain markets — will feature a dry sump 3...


2015 Honda Shuttle revealed
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2015 Honda Shuttle revealed

The all-new Honda Shuttle is essentially a Honda Jazz with an even more practical body. The new Honda Shuttle - which has just been revealed in Japan - builds on the current-generation Jazz model's highly flexible interior by offering considerably more load space at the back...


Next-generation Honda Civic sedan, coupe revealed in patent images
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Next-generation Honda Civic sedan, coupe revealed in patent images

Images that are claimed to be patent renderings of the tenth-generation Honda Civic sedan and coupe have been published on the internet. A forum user, calling him- or her-self Administrator, on CivicX.com found the images after reportedly doing a search of the American patent database. The unwatermarked renderings that you see are from Gizmag...


Honda Concept D revealed in Shanghai
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Honda Concept D revealed in Shanghai

At the 2015 Shanghai auto show, the Tokyo-based company revealed the Honda Concept D, which apparently previews a future model that's currently under development. The model that Honda is currently cooking up will apparently be a top-of-the-range SUV that will be exclusive to the Chinese market. Honda claims that the, as yet-unnamed-SUV, will offer "high-quality driving and a spacious cabin"...


Honda named UK's most reliable vehicle brand
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Honda named UK's most reliable vehicle brand

Honda has been named the UK’s most reliable vehicle manufacturer for the ninth consecutive year according to research conducted by What Car? and Warranty Direct. Honda topped 36 other brands in the 2015 edition of the annual Reliability Index, which analysed 50,000 live Warranty Direct policies on three- to eight-year-old vehicles...


Next Honda Civic marks the "return of the sporty Civic" according to designer
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Next Honda Civic marks the "return of the sporty Civic" according to designer

After the unveiling of the Honda Civic Concept at the New York auto show, we spoke to the exterior design leader of the concept car, Guy Melville-Brown (left in above photo). Melville-Brown told us that, for the concept car, the design team's instructions were "basically ... to create the most charismatic, most ambitious, sportiest Civic we've ever made"...


DIY: Easter Tyre Safety Check
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DIY: Easter Tyre Safety Check

Protect yourself and your family with a DIY tyre safety check this Easter long weekend.

Unpredictable weather and increased traffic volumes make the Easter long weekend a highly dangerous period on Australian roads.

Standing water, rapidly changing conditions, high speeds, driver fatigue and frantic holiday traffic can make an Easter getaway a dangerous proposition...


Honda Civic Concept unveiled in New York
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Honda Civic Concept unveiled in New York

The Honda Civic Concept has debuted at the New York auto show, and it previews the look of the tenth-generation small car. Guy Melville-Brown, chief exterior designer of the Civic Concept, told Car Advice that the new Civic coupe will be longer, wider and have a lower roof line than the current car. It will also feature a shorter front overhang, and a longer rear overhang...


Honda HR-V VTi v Mazda CX-3 Maxx : Comparison Review
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Honda HR-V VTi v Mazda CX-3 Maxx : Comparison Review

Two new sub-$25K players in the small SUV segment face-off. But which of the Honda HR-V and Mazda CX-3 is best?


Honda S660 officially unveiled in Japan - UPDATE
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Honda S660 officially unveiled in Japan - UPDATE

The two-seat Honda S660 kei car has been officially launched in Japan. As was proven last week when production vehicles were photographed at a Japanese shipyard, the final version of the car doesn't look dramatically different to the 2013 concept. Behind the passenger cell is a 660cc turbocharged three-cylinder engine with around 47kW of power and 104Nm of torque...


Honda S660 photographed undisguised in production trim in Japan
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Honda S660 photographed undisguised in production trim in Japan

The Honda S660 has been photographed completely undisguised and in final production form on a Japanese dock. These photos were initially posted Japanese website Minkara and show production vehicles fresh from the factory awaiting transport. On the outside, apart from the addition of door handles, very little seems to have changed in the transition from the 2013 concept car to production vehicle...


Honda Civic Type-R to compete in 2015 BTCC season
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Honda Civic Type-R to compete in 2015 BTCC season

The new Honda Civic Type-R hatchback will compete in this year's British Touring Car Championship (BTCC). Honda Yuasa Racing revealed the Civic Type-R in racing guise overnight via its social media feeds. The car seen here is missing its final race livery, which will be unveiled at the 2015 season's official media launch at the Donnington race track on March 24...


Honda Civic to adopt turbo engines for non-performance models - report
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Honda Civic to adopt turbo engines for non-performance models - report

The Honda Civic, at least in the US, will soon feature a turbocharged engine as standard on the base model. Honda's head of research and development, Yoshiharu Yamamoto, told Automotive News that "downsized turbocharging will be the base, even for the Civic". Yamamoto's comments are believed to relate specifically to the American market...


Kia Carnival v Honda Odyssey : Comparison review
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Kia Carnival v Honda Odyssey : Comparison review

Shifting a big family on a budget must rate as one of the toughest and most rewarding tasks in the automotive landscape. Here the brand new Kia Carnival and the most popular contender in the people-mover class, the Honda Odyssey, pack in eight seats with space to spare all for the price of a demonstrably less roomy SUV...


Next Honda CR-Z will feature Civic Type-R's turbocharged engine - report
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Next Honda CR-Z will feature Civic Type-R's turbocharged engine - report

If a report from the US is correct, the next-generation Honda CR-Z will be a considerably more powerful affair than the current car. An anonymous source within the company has told Car and Driver that the CR-Z is "due to make a big comeback in 2017". The CR-Z was axed from the local lineup earlier this year; the mild-hybrid hatch has also cut from the European Honda range, but remains on sale in the US and Japan...


Button says McLaren-Honda not racing to win this weekend
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Button says McLaren-Honda not racing to win this weekend

McLaren-Honda Formula One driver Jenson Button says his team won’t be challenging for a win at the season-opening Grand Prix this weekend, but says it’s just a “matter of time” before the new team gets to the pointy end of the field...


Honda unveils new eye-catching aero kit for its IndyCar teams
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Honda unveils new eye-catching aero kit for its IndyCar teams

Honda has unveiled the eye-catching look of a new aero kit that's been designed for the company's various IndyCar teams. Developed by Honda Performance Development, the company's North American racing division, the complete aero kit consists of around 200 pieces that can be fitted to current Honda V6-powered Dallara IndyCar vehicles...


Honda Civic Type R revealed in full
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Honda Civic Type R revealed in full

After what feels like years of leaks, teasers and spy shots, the all-new Honda Civic Type R has finally been unveiled in full ahead of its debut at this week's 2015 Geneva motor show. The turbocharged Honda Civic Type R hot hatch is said to be the most powerful and fastest front-drive model ever to be sold, with its 2...


Honda Civic Type R hatchback revealed via Polish leak
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Honda Civic Type R hatchback revealed via Polish leak

The first official photo of the Honda Civic Type R hatchback has leaked out onto the internet a few days prior to the car's official reveal at the 2015 Geneva motor show. Placed alongside the facelifted versions of the Civic hatchback and wagon, the first official picture of the new Honda Civic Type R was published by Carscoops and seems to have come courtesy of Honda's Polish arm...


Honda Civic Type R photographed undisguised before debut
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Honda Civic Type R photographed undisguised before debut

Photos, which seem to be of a completely undisguised Honda Civic Type R, have surfaced days ahead of the car's official unveiling. The images were provided to World Car Fans by reader "DTM". They show, what seems to be, a production ready version of the new Honda Civic Type R on a hoist, in a garage full of other Civic models, and entirely without camouflage...


Honda Motor president Takanobu Ito to step aside, R&D engineer to take top job
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Honda Motor president Takanobu Ito to step aside, R&D engineer to take top job

Honda Motor Co. president Takanobu Ito will step down by the middle of 2015, to be replaced by current managing officer, and experienced chassis engineer, Takahiro Hachigo. The announcement follows a string of quality issues and recalls in recent times that saw a number of top Honda executives, including Ito and 12 others, take pay cuts last October...


2016 Honda Pilot large SUV revealed, ruled out for Australia
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2016 Honda Pilot large SUV revealed, ruled out for Australia

The all-new 2016 Honda Pilot eight-seat SUV has been revealed in the US, but there's bad news for buyers in Australia hoping for an SUV larger than the CR-V. The new-look Honda Pilot - which essentially serves as a larger alternative to the popular CR-V - mirrors the styling of the smaller model, but stretches longer and can accommodate more passengers or luggage thanks to its sizeable boot and lengthy 4...


Honda Australia wants to almost double sales to 60,000 by 2018
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Honda Australia wants to almost double sales to 60,000 by 2018

Never shy to announce bold targets, Honda Australia has stated a goal to get back to the magic 60,000 sales mark by 2018 — almost double where it sits today.  The stretch target, based on bold plans for the HR-V; expected three-fold growth from the ailing Civic; and continued form from the Jazz, City and Odyssey, would see Honda almost double sales over a period where it expects the market to grow only moderately at best...


2015 Honda HR-V Review
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2015 Honda HR-V Review

The Honda HR-V returns. How does it fare against the Qashqai and Trax, and just as importantly will how will it handle the imminent Mazda CX-3?

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