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.
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...

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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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$24,990 to $33,990

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

Honda has released their much-anticipated small SUV, the Honda HR-V.

Competing directly with the Nissan Qashqai and forthcoming Mazda CX-3, the HR-V is a very important model for Honda.

The HR-V returns after an almost 15-year absence - the original crossover essentially predicting the current small SUV trend.

The cabin feels premium and up market...


Honda Civic Type R can hit a top speed of 270km/h
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Honda Civic Type R can hit a top speed of 270km/h

Ahead of its public debut at the 2015 Geneva motor show, Honda has dropped a few details about, as well as a few images of, the production version of the Honda Civic Type R hot hatch. Key amongst the details is that the new front-wheel drive Civic Type R will have a top speed of 270km/h...


Honda Civic "doing it tough" but massive sales growth needed, says company
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Honda Civic "doing it tough" but massive sales growth needed, says company

Honda Australia says it must turn greater attention to the problem of how to reverse lacklustre sales of its Civic small car, expressing a desire to claw back to about 2000 monthly sales — a figure long-removed from where it sits right now...


Honda HR-V launch: Pricing, specifications and bold targets
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Honda HR-V launch: Pricing, specifications and bold targets

The Honda HR-V small crossover SUV launches this week, and its maker has set some bold targets that would see its monthly sales take it right up to current class luminaries such as the Nissan Qashqai and Mitsubishi ASX. Honda’s high-riding front-wheel-drive hatchback contender launches with a range consisting of three well-equipped specification levels, priced between $24,990 and $33,990 plus on-road costs...


Honda Odyssey Review : LT4
Rating: 710 /10
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Honda Odyssey Review : LT4

Our time with the Honda Odyssey has come to an end, and despite none of the CarAdvice testers having a tribe of kids, it's been an office favourite.


Honda Odyssey Review : Six months on
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Honda Odyssey Review : Six months on

Six months and more than 7000km since we took delivery, the Honda Odyssey continued to be an office favourite, but unfortunately it's time to hand back the keys.

We learnt a lot about the incredibly versatile people mover over the time we spent with it...


Honda NSX spied testing in Australia — UPDATED
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Honda NSX spied testing in Australia — UPDATED

The second-generation Honda NSX supercar has been spotted hot-weather testing in Alice Springs ahead of its local launch in 2016 and shortly after its world premiere last month in Detroit. Featuring a hybrid drivetrain with a mid-mounted 75-degree dry sump V6 and a nine-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, the NSX comes with three electric motors on-board, one at each of the front wheels, and a direct drive unit at the rear that’s wedged between the V6 and the transmission...


Honda Odyssey starting price cut to $37,610
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Honda Odyssey starting price cut to $37,610

The Honda Odyssey people-mover received a price cut over the weekend courtesy of the recently implemented Australia-Japan free trade agreement (FTA). Australia’s top-selling family van in 2014 is now $1380 cheaper at entry VTi level, with a revised list price of $37,610 plus on-road costs. Meanwhile the VTi-L specification is now $1580 cheaper at $46,040...


Honda Australia overhauls hybrid range : Accord Hybrid in; CR-Z, Civic and Jazz Hybrids out
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Honda Australia overhauls hybrid range : Accord Hybrid in; CR-Z, Civic and Jazz Hybrids out

Honda Australia is overhauling its hybrid car line-up, confirming plans to introduce the Accord Hybrid before the middle of the year and axing ageing petrol-electric models such as the CR-Z and Civic Hybrid. Honda Australia public relations manager Melissa Cross confirmed the local division is currently running out its hybrid range ahead of the introduction of new “Hybrid Sport” models from its ‘Earth Dreams Technology’ portfolio...


Honda Australia targets strong sales turnaround in 2015
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Honda Australia targets strong sales turnaround in 2015

Honda Australia director Stephen Collins says the company is confident 2015 will be the year it reverses its recent sales decline, setting a sales target of 40,000 vehicles — a figure the company hasn’t reached since 2010.  It’s no secret that Honda’s sales have dipped in recent times, for a wide variety of factors beyond anything related just to product, including natural disasters in Japan and Thailand in 2011 that knocked its factories for six...


Honda NSX concept confirmed for Australian Formula One Grand Prix showing
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Honda NSX concept confirmed for Australian Formula One Grand Prix showing

Australian Honda NSX fans will be treated to an early preview of the forthcoming supercar in March when the NSX concept car makes its first appearance on local soil at the 2015 Formula One Grand Prix. The Australian debut of the new-generation Honda NSX concept (pictured above) will take place a little over two months after the production NSX (pictured below) made its world debut at last week’s Detroit motor show...


Honda NSX First Look : NAIAS Detroit Motor Show 2015
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Honda NSX First Look : NAIAS Detroit Motor Show 2015

The second-generation Honda NSX has been unveiled in its final production form on the first day of the 2015 Detroit motor show.

Again badged as the Acura NSX in North America, Honda’s long-awaited second-generation NSX features a hybrid drivetrain with a mid-mounted 75-degree dry sump V6 and a nine-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission...


2015 Honda HR-V : Pricing and specifications
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2015 Honda HR-V : Pricing and specifications

The new-generation Honda HR-V will be priced from $24,990 before on-road costs when it arrives in Australian showrooms early next month. Honda’s long-awaited compact SUV range features three trim levels: entry-spec VTi, mid-grade VTi-S ($27,990) and range-topping VTi-L ($32,990) – the latter available with an active safety package for $1000...


2015 Honda NSX supercar's developement not as slow as some think, says chief engineer
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2015 Honda NSX supercar's developement not as slow as some think, says chief engineer

Acura has dismissed suggestions that the exciting new Ferrari and Porsche-hunting NSX hybrid supercar revealed today at the Detroit motor show had an unusually long gestation period from the proposal stage to production.  The second-generation Acura NSX supercar hits US showrooms within a few months where it will wear a price of about $US150,000, confirmed by the company...


Honda NSX : Final production version of second-generation supercar revealed
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Honda NSX : Final production version of second-generation supercar revealed

The second-generation Honda NSX has been unveiled in its final production form on the first day of the 2015 Detroit motor show. Again badged as the Acura NSX in North America, Honda's long-awaited second-generation NSX features a hybrid drivetrain with a mid-mounted 75-degree dry sump V6 and a nine-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission...


Honda CR-V: European model to debut predictive cruise control in 2015
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Honda CR-V: European model to debut predictive cruise control in 2015

The European version of the Honda CR-V will this year gain a predictive cruise control system, which is able to brake more smoothly when a car cuts in ahead. Dubbed Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control, the system uses camera and radar to monitor the position and movement of nearby cars. The CR-V's computers then calculate the likelihood of each car cutting into the SUV's lane...


2015 Honda New Cars
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2015 Honda New Cars

Details of the new and updated Honda models launching in Australia in 2015.   Honda HR-V – February One of the pioneers of the sub-compact crossover segment, the Honda HR-V, will return to Australian showrooms in February – albeit as a very different car launching into a now hugely competitive market...


Honda Accord Euro, Civic, CR-V, Jazz : 21,752 vehicles recalled as Takata airbag defect grows
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Honda Accord Euro, Civic, CR-V, Jazz : 21,752 vehicles recalled as Takata airbag defect grows

Honda Australia is recalling a total of 21,752 vehicles across four key models as the fallout continues from a widespread fault related to airbags manufactured by Japanese auto parts company Takata. Already affecting millions of vehicles from a gamut of manufacturers worldwide, the latest addition to the Takata airbag recall includes 8233 CR-Vs, 5908 Jazzs, 5106 Honda Accord Euros and 2505 Civics, all built between 2003-2004...


2015 Honda HR-V: Specifications surface ahead of small SUV launching locally
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2015 Honda HR-V: Specifications surface ahead of small SUV launching locally

Initial specification details of the all-new 2015 Honda HR-V have been published on the Japanese brand's local website, offering buyers a rundown of the different trim levels that will be offered for the compact SUV - but there are no pricing details just yet...


Honda NSX: production version teased prior to Detroit unveiling
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Honda NSX: production version teased prior to Detroit unveiling

The Japanese company has confirmed its second-generation Honda NSX supercar will debut at the Detroit auto show in the middle of January. Coinciding with this announcement, the company has released a short teaser video and some moodily lit publicity shots of the new NSX...


Honda's Formula One return an opportunity for the brand locally
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Honda's Formula One return an opportunity for the brand locally

Honda Australia says the brand’s return to Formula One for the 2015 season will be an opportunity to remind locals of its motorsport heritage. Honda Australia’s announcement comes amid McLaren-Honda’s confirmation yesterday, after weeks of delays, that former Ferrari driver and two-time world champion Fernando Alonso (second from the right above), and existing McLaren driver Jensen Button (one-time world champion and second from the left) will team up next season...


2015 Honda CR-V Series II pricing and specifications
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2015 Honda CR-V Series II pricing and specifications

The 2015 Honda CR-V Series II range has arrived in Australian showrooms with an expanded front-wheel-drive range, tweaked exterior styling and new technology, while retaining the pricing of the model it replaces. Previously only available in entry-level VTi specification, the 114kW/190Nm 2...


Honda Civic Type R officially confirmed for Australia
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Honda Civic Type R officially confirmed for Australia

The Honda Civic Type R will absolutely return to Australia, though precise launch timing is still being worked out.  After repeatedly saying it was dead keen to import the reborn hot hatch after a five-year absence, Honda Australia director Stephen Collins confirmed to CarAdvice today that it’s now locked-in...