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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 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...

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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...


Honda celebrates production of its 300 millionth motorcycle
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Honda celebrates production of its 300 millionth motorcycle

The motorcycle division of Honda broke through the 300 million mark during September this year and held a small ceremony this week to mark the milestone. The company believes that the 300 millionth bike was a Gold Wing 40th Anniversary Edition (above). It slipped down the line at Honda's main Japanese motorbike factory in Kumamoto, on the southern island of Kyushu, sometime during September...


Honda FCV Concept previews new hydrogen fuel-cell car due in 2016
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Honda FCV Concept previews new hydrogen fuel-cell car due in 2016

The just revealed Honda FCV Concept is said to preview a new production fuel-cell powered vehicle, which will replace the Honda FCX Clarity from 2016. Unveiled overnight, the new FCV Concept debuts Honda's next-generation fuel-cell drivetrain. At its heart is a new hydrogen fuel-cell stack that's claimed to be 33 per cent smaller than the unit used in the FCX Clarity...


City car comparison : Mazda 2 v Volkswagen Polo v Toyota Yaris v Honda Jazz v Renault Clio
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City car comparison : Mazda 2 v Volkswagen Polo v Toyota Yaris v Honda Jazz v Renault Clio

In the past few months, fresh technology once the reserve of expensive premium cars has made a final cascade to one of the most affordable classes – light hatchbacks. The ‘cascade effect’ is nothing new in the automotive industry, where advanced equipment starts only in the priciest cars and eventually filters down into cheaper models as years go by...


2015 Honda Legend revealed
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2015 Honda Legend revealed

The fifth-generation Honda Legend has broken cover in Japan ahead of its official launch on January 22. The Japanese domestic market Legend – essentially a rebadged version of the Acura RLX sold in North America since 2013 – introduces a complex all-wheel-drive hybrid powertrain and world-first safety technology...


Honda working on spicing up Acura, new Integra may be in the works
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Honda working on spicing up Acura, new Integra may be in the works

Honda may be working on an affordable sporty vehicle — a reborn Honda Integra, perhaps? — to complement the upcoming NSX hybrid supercar. Car and Driver spoke to Dave Marek, chief designer for Acura, Honda's luxury marque, at the SEMA show in Las Vegas...


Honda Civic Review : VTi-L sedan
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Honda Civic Review : VTi-L sedan

The updated Honda Civic offers some good points, but doesn't prove a standout performer in the competitive small car class.

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Honda City Hybrid unveiled in Japan
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Honda City Hybrid unveiled in Japan

The first images and details of the Honda City Hybrid have appeared on the Japanese car maker’s domestic website ahead of its official unveiling on December 1. Badged the Grace Hybrid in Japan, the new fuel-sipping sedan will join the Fit/Jazz Hybrid and Vezel/HR-V Hybrid models in the brand’s compact petrol-electric line-up...


2015 Honda NSX returns to the Nurburgring
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2015 Honda NSX returns to the Nurburgring

The Honda NSX has returned to the Nurburgring roughly two months after an earlier prototype caught fire and burned to the ground at the notorious German test track. This new prototype – snapped here being put through its paces on a decidedly soggier and more overcast day – is understood to be completing the final stages of testing ahead of the production car’s world premiere at January’s Detroit auto show...


Honda HR-V locked in for February launch
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Honda HR-V locked in for February launch

The reborn 2015 Honda HR-V will go on sale in February, the company’s local arm has today confirmed.  The Jazz-bazed HR-V urban crossover will expand Honda’s SUV line-up to two models. We knew it was coming before today, but now we know precisely when...


AWD Honda CR-V acts like a FWD car during low grip test
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AWD Honda CR-V acts like a FWD car during low grip test

The all-wheel drive version of the Honda CR-V performs much like a front-wheel drive car when the front wheels have little or no grip. Using rollers to simulate a low grip situation, Teknikens Varld tested the latest pre-facelift version of the all-wheel drive CR-V...


Honda Legend to feature world-first emergency steering system to avoid pedestrians
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Honda Legend to feature world-first emergency steering system to avoid pedestrians

The next-generation Honda Legend will introduce a number of new advanced driver-assist safety features, including one claimed world first, when it goes on sale in Japan later this year. Dubbed ‘Honda Sensing’, the system consists of two different types of sensors: a millimetre-wave radar located inside the front grille, and a monocular camera mounted on the upper inside section of the windscreen...


Honda CEO and executives take pay cuts over recent recalls
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Honda CEO and executives take pay cuts over recent recalls

The president of Honda Motor Co. and 12 other top executives will take unprecedented pay cuts after the company announced the fifth recall for its new Jazz Hybrid in just 12 months. Reuters reports the latest recall affects 425,000 Honda Jazz Hybrids (badged Fit Hybrid in other markets) and other models in Japan, and relates to two noise-related defects...


Honda Accord Euro to be axed in 2015
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Honda Accord Euro to be axed in 2015

The Honda Accord Euro will be axed from the car maker’s line-up next year and will not be replaced. Honda Australia director Stephen Collins told CarAdvice today that he was made aware of the Japanese manufacturer’s decision to discontinue the once-popular mid-sized Accord Euro overnight following a notice from head office...


2015 Honda Civic Type R : Engineers still "100 per cent confident" of breaking 'Ring record
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2015 Honda Civic Type R : Engineers still "100 per cent confident" of breaking 'Ring record

Honda remains confident the new Civic Type R can still become the fastest front-wheel-drive production car around the Nurburgring despite the bar being raised twice since the car maker’s CEO originally set the ambitious target. Takanobu Ito made the bold claim when confirming the return of the Honda Civic Type R in 2012...


Euro Honda CR-V facelift brings new 110kW 1.6-litre diesel, nine-speed auto
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Euro Honda CR-V facelift brings new 110kW 1.6-litre diesel, nine-speed auto

Honda's European arm has unveiled its take on the facelifted fourth-generation Honda CR-V, which, aside from updated looks, sports a new 1.6-litre turbo-diesel motor. For Europe, the revised CR-V will feature a new high power version of the 1.6-litre turbo-diesel motor from the Earth Dreams series...