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Honda: Affordable sports car "very desirable", more RS models on the way

Honda’s local boss says an affordable, compact sports car to support the Civic Type R would be “very desirable” for the brand. Speaking to CarAdvice at the Australian launch of the Civic Type R, Stephen Collins, director of Honda Australia, said the company is looking to make its line-up sportier...

Honda CR-V Hybrid ruled out, EVs on the radar

Honda's local boss has ruled out an Australian introduction for the CR-V Hybrid shown in 'prototype' form at this year's Frankfurt motor show, but the brand hasn't turned its back on bringing electric vehicles Down Under in the not-too-distant future...

Kobe Steel falsification scandal may impact Toyota, Honda, Nissan, other Japanese marques

Kobe Steel, a key supplier to the automakers and other heavy industries, has admitted it shipped products with falsified inspection certificates for at least a year. The certificates are meant to confirm the product in question meets specifications agreed to by both Kobe Steel and the customer...

Honda 'baby NSX' patent revealed as Gran Turismo video game racer

The Honda Sports Vision Gran Turismo has been leaked this week, looking very much like the 'baby NSX' patent renderings that surfaced a couple of years ago. Posted by Carscoops, the images taken from the new Gran Turismo Sport video game - which launches October 17 - show the concept in the 'car select' menu, which wears the Sports Vision Gran Turismo name...

Honda pleading for Takata-affected owners to come in: 94,000 cars to go

Honda Australia is once again pleading with customers to get vehicles fitted with potentially-lethal Takata airbags repaired as soon as possible. Despite a repair rate of 81 per cent across the nation, the Japanese manufacturer says there are still 94,325 of its cars Down Under that are in need of a repair...

The Shortlist: Mobility scooter-friendly boot, $35K budget

Tricia needs a fairly specific type of car: one that can cope with a mobility scooter being loaded in and out, on a regular basis. Doing what we do, CarAdvice writers are often asked by friends and family, and through our contact page: which car is best for me? Most buyers can identify the top three non-negotiable factors that will guide their purchase decision...

Honda Civic Red Edition on sale in Australia

The Honda Civic Red Edition has been announced this week to celebrate the arrival of the Civic Type R hot hatch, bringing a sportier look to regular versions of the Japanese hatchback. Available across four trim levels; VTi, VTi-S, VTi-L and VTi-LX, the Red Edition package costs an additional $2498 and will be limited to 228 vehicles - the same number as the Civic Type R's power output...

Honda HR-V gets three years of free servicing

The Honda HR-V is being offered with free scheduled servicing for three years (30,000km) for the month of October, worth $1165. Offered on all new and demonstrator HR-V models - though the latter is restricted to a kilometre reading of up to 2000km - the promotion covers the first three services, which are scheduled every 10,000 kilometres or 12 months, whichever comes first...

Honda Sports EV concept previewed: Retro coupe bound for Tokyo show

Reaction to the old-school Civic-inspired Urban EV concept is only just now starting to die down, and already Honda is preparing to roll out another take: the Sports EV concept. For now, Honda has revealed only a tightly cropped sketch of what we can expect, but it is clear the company is developing a bit of a theme when it comes to electric vehicle tech packed into retro-styled concepts...

Honda Power Manager Concept plugs EVs into smart electricity grid

The Honda Power Manager Concept made its debut alongside the well received Urban EV Concept at the 2017 Frankfurt motor show. Described by its maker as a "fully-integrated energy transfer system”, the Power Manager Concept is designed to regulate the flow of electricity between a home or office, and the rest of the electricity grid...

Honda's reborn Civic is this year's sweetest concept

'Reborn' Civic? The Civic never died! True enough. Honda's global small car is now into its 10th generation, making it one of the longest-running nameplates on the market. But, like most cars that claim decades-old lineage, the Civic has more than a few times come out of its cocoon bigger than before and with an all-new look...