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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.
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...

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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
Rating: 6.510 /10
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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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$26,290

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...


2014 Honda CR-V Review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2014 Honda CR-V Review

The Honda CR-V is easily one of the most practical mid-size models on the market - find out why.

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$32,790

2015 Honda CR-V facelift revealed in full in the US
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2015 Honda CR-V facelift revealed in full in the US

Honda North America has revealed in full the look of the facelifted fourth-generation Honda CR-V SUV. Visually, the biggest changes are up front where the updated CR-V features a two-layer grille with U-shaped chrome bars at the top and bottom. This is flanked by a new set of headlights with built-in LED daytime driving lights...


Honda Civic Type R : Updated concept previews 2015 hot-hatch
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Honda Civic Type R : Updated concept previews 2015 hot-hatch

Sketches of a new Honda Civic Type R concept have been released, previewing the highly anticipated hot-hatch that’s confirmed to launch in 2015. To be unveiled at this week’s Paris motor show, the blue Civic Type R concept is a mildly updated version of the red concept that debuted at the Geneva motor show in March...


Honda Jazz v Volkswagen Polo : Comparison review
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Honda Jazz v Volkswagen Polo : Comparison review

Not so long ago, buying a little car meant making big compromises. While some contenders had their strong suits, none could claim the all-round ability of those in the next class up despite costing just a few thousand dollars less. But before you head out and buy a Corolla, know this: the city car class of 2014 is growing up fast...


Honda Jazz v Volkswagen Polo comparison review
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Honda Jazz v Volkswagen Polo comparison review

Tegan and Tim put the new Honda Jazz and the updated Volkswagen Polo head to head in a battle of two of our favourite city cars.


2015 Honda Civic: New Sport model to boost facelifted hatch range
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2015 Honda Civic: New Sport model to boost facelifted hatch range

The first images and details of a new 'sportier' Honda Civic hatch have been revealed ahead of the facelifted small car's Paris motor show debut. Due to be unveiled in both hatch and touring wagon guises, the refreshed European-spec Honda Civic range – spied testing back in June – will be joined by a new five-door Sport variant with stylistic links to the upcoming Civic Type R...


Honda Odyssey Review: LT3
Rating: 710 /10
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Honda Odyssey Review: LT3

I can't help it. This crazy car puts a smile on my dial. For those that reach that stage in life - when the need a for a seven-seat people mover can no longer be ignored - your options are limited and it can seem like a death sentence. Luckily it doesn't have to be that way. There are options that are quirky, interesting, stylish and comfortable...

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$47,620

Honda Odyssey: Up Close and Personal
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Honda Odyssey: Up Close and Personal

The Honda Odyssey has been disappearing from the CarAdvice Garage. Trent tracks down the culprit, Tegan, to find out why. The pair take a closer look at its features and discuss what they like and don't like.


2015 Honda CR-V facelift unveiled
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2015 Honda CR-V facelift unveiled

The facelifted 2015 Honda CR-V has been revealed in a single image posted online. The new-look Honda SUV has been spied previously by CarAdvice's photographers, but the above image - posted by US site Motor Trend - gives plenty away regarding the updated model's styling...


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. The CR-Z was dropped in Europe and the UK earlier this year, but the company stated it would continue building the CR-Z despite it sharing platform components and hybrid bits with the defunct Insight...