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 CR-Z future “under evaluation” in Australia

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Honda CR-Z future “under evaluation” in Australia

The future of Honda Australia’s hybrid range appears to be in doubt, and its hero performance-focused hybrid model – the Honda CR-Z – could be on the chopping block...

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Honda Odyssey Review : Long-term report two
Rating: 710 /10
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Honda Odyssey Review : Long-term report two

Tim loads up the Odyssey for a road trip to Byron Bay.

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Medium SUV Comparison : Jeep Cherokee v Mazda CX-5 v Toyota RAV4 v Nissan X-Trail v Ford Kuga v Subaru Forester v Hyundai ix35 v Honda CR-V v Mitsubishi Outlander v Kia Sportage
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Medium SUV Comparison : Jeep Cherokee v Mazda CX-5 v Toyota RAV4 v Nissan X-Trail v Ford Kuga v Subaru Forester v Hyundai ix35 v Honda CR-V v Mitsubishi Outlander v Kia Sportage

Assembled for this mega-test are 10 models that represent one-third of total SUV volume in Australia – and that’s without including sales for the newest contender here and catalyst for this test, the Jeep Cherokee. It looks bold, it’s available only with petrol engines (for now), and it’s priced under $40,000 to compete with the mainstream...


2015 Honda CR-V facelift spied
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2015 Honda CR-V facelift spied

CarAdvice’s spy photographers have captured a prototype of the updated Honda CR-V testing in Southern Europe. The Japanese brand’s facelifted SUV is seen here testing alongside the current CR-V, making it easy to spot the updates on the partially camouflaged new model. The three-slat front grille of the current model makes way for a new two-slat fixture with a larger honeycomb mesh panel at its base...


2015 Honda Jazz Review
Rating: 710 /10
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2015 Honda Jazz Review

Does the new Honda Jazz have what it takes to reclaim its glory?

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$14,990 to $22,490

2015 Honda Jazz launches from $14,990
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2015 Honda Jazz launches from $14,990

The third-generation Honda Jazz launches in Australia with a starting price of $14,990 for the base model manual. The new city car is expected to charge Honda’s resurgences in Australia, despite a horror first half of 2014, with the brand’s sales down by 34 percent. The 2015 Honda Jazz is powered by a 1...


Honda City v Mitsubishi Mirage sedan : Comparison review
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Honda City v Mitsubishi Mirage sedan : Comparison review

Australia’s largely unloved baby sedan segment has just had some life injected into it with the release of the new Mitsubishi Mirage sedan and second-generation Honda City. Slow sales have meant light sedan rivals have come and gone – Ford Fiesta, Kia Rio, Mazda 2 and the recently axed Nissan Almera – and those that remain are outsold many times over by their five-door siblings, including the Holden Barina, Hyundai Accent and (previous-generation) Toyota Yaris...


Honda NSX spied at Nurburgring
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Honda NSX spied at Nurburgring

Our spy photographers have snapped the new Honda NSX undergoing evaluation at the Nurburgring Nordschleife in Germany. Despite the car's black-and-white camouflage, we can clearly see the shape of the new Honda NSX, as well as much of its detailing. It's clear that the production version of the NSX won't be too different from the concept models that have been gracing the motor show circuit over the past few years...


Honda Civic sedan price cut to $18,490
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Honda Civic sedan price cut to $18,490

The Honda Civic sedan line-up has a sharp new entry price point of $18,490, following an announcement from the brand that it has updated the range with a budget-friendly base model. Honda's new pricing strategy sees the Civic sedan undercut the list price of key rivals such as the Holden Cruze ($19,490), Kia Cerato ($19,990), Nissan Pulsar ($19,990), Ford Focus ($20,290), Mitsubishi Lancer ($20,390), Mazda 3 ($20,490) Toyota Corolla ($20,740) and Hyundai Elantra ($20,990)...


Honda CR-V Plus+ Edition brings sharper value to SUV staple
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Honda CR-V Plus+ Edition brings sharper value to SUV staple

Honda has improved the value equation of its entry-level CR-V VTi two- and four-wheel-drive range with the addition of a value-packed Plus+ special edition.  The Honda CR-V VTi Plus gets extra features over the regular VTi such as 18-inch alloy wheels, fog lights, front and rear parking sensors, automatic headlights, rain-sensing wipers, metallic paint (flat paint is not available) and special badges in return for a $1000 price hike...


Honda Odyssey Review : Long-term report one
Rating: 710 /10
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Honda Odyssey Review : Long-term report one

CarAdvice has taken delivery of a new long-term loan car - the top-spec Honda Odyssey VTi-L. Trent Nikolic gets into people-moving mode.

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Honda Odyssey VTi-L : Long-termer review
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Honda Odyssey VTi-L : Long-termer review

Trent Nikolic introduces us to the new member of the CarAdvice long term garage - the Honda Odyssey.


Apple CarPlay, Android Auto can co-exist on the one entertainment system, according to Audi, Honda, Volvo
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Apple CarPlay, Android Auto can co-exist on the one entertainment system, according to Audi, Honda, Volvo

Audi, Honda and Volvo have confirmed that their future in-car entertainment systems will be supported by both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. In a statement released overnight confirming ongoing development work to integrate Apple CarPlay and Android Auto into the brand's MMI entertainment and nav systems, Audi said that "customers will be able to choose at any time which of these platforms they wish to use in their cars"...


Wagon v SUV : Best $40,000 pick for families
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Wagon v SUV : Best $40,000 pick for families

Australians buy many more SUV models than wagons - but are they the smartest option? We put the popular Honda CR-V to the load-lugging test against the Skoda Octavia wagon.


2014 Honda Jazz pricing revealed
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2014 Honda Jazz pricing revealed

The third-generation Honda Jazz will retain its predecessor’s sub-$15,000 starting price when it arrives in Australia in July, but will be more expensive at the other end of the range. The new entry-level Honda Jazz VTi manual is priced identically to the outgoing GLi base model at $14,990, while the new Jazz VTi-L CVT flagship costs from $22,490, up $1500 on the current range topper...


2015 Honda Civic hatch getting Type R-inspired facelift
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2015 Honda Civic hatch getting Type R-inspired facelift

The Honda Civic hatch is getting a sporty makeover inspired by the forthcoming Type R hot-hatch. CarAdvice’s spy photographers snapped this camouflaged Civic hatch prototype in the UK, revealing a host of styling revisions for the facelifted five-door ahead of its anticipated unveiling later this year...


Honda HR-V to be a core model in Australia
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Honda HR-V to be a core model in Australia

The all-new Honda HR-V is set to become a core model in the brand’s local line-up when it arrives in showrooms in January. Honda Australia director Stephen Collins told CarAdvice the brand plans to sell at least 1000 of the sub-compact SUVs every month, which would put the HR-V up with the Jazz hatchback (on which it is based) and larger CR-V SUV as one of its most popular models...


Honda Legend: no new model for Australia
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Honda Legend: no new model for Australia

The Honda Legend will not be replaced when the current car is phased out of the local line-up later this year. Honda Australian director Stephen Collins told CarAdvice there was “no current plan” to bring the all-new Legend to our market, confirming the nameplate would be retired with the current, fourth-generation model, which is still available in small numbers despite production ending in 2012...


Honda Accord Euro: decision on future due within months
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Honda Accord Euro: decision on future due within months

A decision on the future of the Honda Accord Euro is expected in the coming months, ending years of speculation about the ageing mid-sizer. Honda Australia director Stephen Collins told CarAdvice he had no news about the model at this stage, though said a final ruling from head office was not far away. “I would expect a decision on Accord Euro in the next month or so,” Collins said...


Honda Australia optimistic despite dismal start to 2014
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Honda Australia optimistic despite dismal start to 2014

Honda Australia’s dismal start to 2014 will see it fall well short of its ambitious sales targets stated 12 months ago. Last May, Honda announced a goal of selling 50,000 new cars across the country this year on the way to returning to its 2007 record of 60,000 sales in 2015. The reality has been very different, however...


Honda Australia committed to hybrids despite disappointing sales
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Honda Australia committed to hybrids despite disappointing sales

Honda says it remains committed to hybrids in Australia despite selling just over 400 last year and facing the prospect of selling significantly fewer in 2014. Honda’s 403 hybrid sales in 2013 included 175 Insights, 141 Jazz Hybrids, 58 CR-Zs and 29 Civic Hybrids...


Honda City Review
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Honda City Review

The City’s sharp starting price, spaciousness, efficiency and infotainment technology make it a strong contender among a tiny group of pint-sized sedans.

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$15,990 to $21,390

Honda NSX could cost as much as $250,000
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Honda NSX could cost as much as $250,000

Honda Australia director Stephen Collins believes Australians would still pay $250,000 for a Honda NSX if the next-generation supercar arrives with a price similar to its iconic predecessor...


Honda City to target younger buyers
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Honda City to target younger buyers

Honda Australia believes the fourth-generation City light sedan will attract new and younger buyers to brand. Honda Australia director Stephen Collins said the old City always had a younger-than-average buyer demographic for the brand, with an average age of about 47 years, though he said the brand was hopeful of wiping a decade off that figure...


Honda S2000 revival rumoured
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Honda S2000 revival rumoured

The Honda S2000 could make a comeback by 2017, according to reports from UK media. AutoExpress claims the Honda S2000 - a convertible sports car that hasn't been sold since 2009 - will form part of a trio of sports cars for the Japanese brand, including the recently confirmed S660 baby roadster and the range-topping NSX supercar...


Honda S660 due to enter production in 2015 - report
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Honda S660 due to enter production in 2015 - report

Honda will begin producing a small two-seat roadster based on the S660 concept car sometime during 2015. The report on Japanese website Response doesn't confirm the production car's specifications, but it's widely expected to carry over many of styling elements first seen in the S660 concept car (pictured) that debuted at the 2013 Tokyo motor show...


People Mover Comparison : Citroen Grand C4 Picasso v Honda Odyssey v Kia Rondo v Toyota Prius V
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People Mover Comparison : Citroen Grand C4 Picasso v Honda Odyssey v Kia Rondo v Toyota Prius V

People movers are unlikely to rate a mention when manufacturers talk of ‘niche’ products. Yet seven-seater medium-sized vans sell only 10 per cent the volume of similarly priced SUVs in this country, so they really are the alternative option for families needing to move more than five...


Honda Concept B Hybrid revealed at 2014 Beijing auto show
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Honda Concept B Hybrid revealed at 2014 Beijing auto show

Despite killing off the Insight earlier this year, Honda looks set to make another run at the entry-level petrol-electric hybrid market following the unveiling of the Honda Concept B Hybrid at the 2014 Beijing auto show...


Honda HR-V return confirmed
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Honda HR-V return confirmed

The Honda HR-V nameplate will return to Australia for the first time in 14 years in 2015, to be used for the Japanese car maker's new sub-compact SUV. CarAdvice reported in February that Honda Australia was planning to revive the HR-V badge for the Jazz-based model that is called the Honda Vezel in Japan...


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. The announcement came at the 2014 New York auto show where Jeff Conrad, senior vice president and general manager of automobiles for American Honda, said the new HR-V and all-new Fit (Jazz) city car will be key to the company's success in the coming years...