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The Shortlist: Relaxed car with adaptive cruise control for extended driving

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. But… where to from there? In this series, we look at these cases and single out three cars that fit the brief...

The Shortlist: Taller driver, smaller car and lots of kilometres

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. But… where to from there? In this series, we look at these cases and single out three cars that fit the brief...

2018 Honda Jazz pricing and specs: Updated styling, more standard features

UPDATE: Honda has now officially announced its updates to the Jazz range. This article has been revised to reflect the latest details and manufacturer's list pricing. July 31, 2017: The facelifted 2018 Honda Jazz is now on sale in Australia, with a lightly revised exterior matched to a mildly updated interior, along with a number of equipment updates...

2018 Honda NSX GT3 racer readying for global assault

The Honda NSX GT3 race car is now available to order worldwide, for privateers and customer teams keen to race the track-only Japanese supercar in 2018...

CarAdvice podcast 63: Roadhuntr interview

This week, join Mandy Turner, Mike Stevens and Dave Zalstein for a jam packed show. In car news, the ACCC is to sue Ford over its Powershift transmissions, and the Takata airbag fault claims its first Australian life, while manufacturers were found to be replacing airbags with faulty ones...

Honda pleading with remaining owners: Get your Takata airbags replaced

Honda Australia has once again pleaded with affected owners to get their car's potentially defective Takata airbags replaced, free of charge. The company this week revealed it had sent more than one million pieces of correspondence to affected customers, set up a VIN checker on its site, begun texting customers, and had even hired people to find some owners who weren't responding...

2018 Honda CR-V pricing and specs: Turbo five- and seven-seat SUV arrives

The new 2018 Honda CR-V range is now on sale in Australia, bringing turbo power and, for the first time, seven-seat versatility to the company's popular medium SUV line-up. Starting from $30,690 (all prices before on-road costs), the price of entry raises by $900 over the previous fourth-generation model, though Honda argues that the new version brings between $2600 and $4350 in added value, depending on variant...

Takata airbag fault "likely" responsible for first Australian death: NSW Police - UPDATE

Updated 6:07PM, 21/07/17. A faulty Takata airbag is likely to blame for the first death of a driver in Australia last week, NSW Police has determined, due to corroded high-speed shrapnel expelled from the casing during airbag deployment. At 12:45PM on Thursday 13 July, a Honda CR-V and Toyota Celica collided at the intersection of Mallee and Church streets in Cabramatta, where the 58-year-old driver of the Honda died at the scene...

Honda baby NSX's interior and exterior revealed in patent filing

Honda has filed a patent for the interior of its "baby NSX" with the European Union Intellectual Property Office. The renders were discovered by AutoGuide and Autocar. Although they show a vehicle without a front windscreen, we believe that's because the patent only relates to the interior. Also of note, the car has an aircraft-style steering wheel with a flattened top and bottom...

2013-16 Honda Accord recalled for fire risk

Honda Australia has issued a recall for 4811 examples of its Accord sedan sold between March 2013 and February 2016, over concerns a faulty battery sensor could cause a fire hazard. The Japanese manufacturer reports that affected vehicles could have an improperly manufactured battery sensor, with gaps that could allow for moisture intrusion...

Honda planning dedicated hybrid model to take on Prius, Ioniq, Niro - report

Honda will launch a new dedicated hybrid vehicle in 2018, and re-enter the space still dominated by the Toyota Prius. Honda forecasts 65 per cent of its sales by 2030 will have an electric drivetrain of some sort, whether it be a pure electric, plug-in hybrid or hybrid setup. According to Car and Driver, Takahiro Hachigo, Honda's CEO, gave a few more clues as to how the automaker will achieve its ambitious target...