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2018 Honda Odyssey revealed in Detroit: US-market MPV debuts new 10-speed auto, but not for Australia

The all-new US-market 2018 Honda Odyssey has been revealed at the Detroit motor show, debuting the company's new 10-speed automatic transmission. In terms of its design, the new American Odyssey is somewhere between the model sold here and the catfish-looking previous-generation car that was sold in the States...

Honda demonstrates self-balancing bike, improved voice recognition technology

Honda took the wraps off a self-balancing motorcycle, its Cooperative Mobility Ecosystem, and the NeuV concept, which we've already detailed. Honda Riding Assist motorbike While self-balancing bikes aren't an entirely new idea, Honda's new Riding Assist concept (above) doesn't use large gyroscopes, which it says add too much weight and impact upon the riding experience...

Honda NeuV concept works hard to make a living when the owner's away

The Honda NeuV concept has been unveiled at CES 2017 in Las Vegas, and is said to tackle the problem of idleness. Specifically, the automaker claims that privately owned cars sit idle and unused 96 per cent of the time. Mike Tsay, principal designer at Honda R&D Americas, says the NeuV was designed to "become more valuable to the owner by optimising and monetising the vehicle's down time"...

Most searched car brands of 2016

Google has revealed its most searched automotive brands of 2016 - and the most popular car make may surprise you. Honda topped the 2016 most searched brands list, followed by German luxury brand Mercedes-Benz and electric car powerhouse Tesla. Teenage daydreamers looked up Lamborghini, while Swedish premium maker Volvo's new design language has clearly had an effect on potential customers, with it ranking fifth...

Manual sales on the nose, even in the most price-sensitive segments

Manual transmission sales are dipping away across most segments when it comes to new car sales, and the effects are even being felt in the most price-sensitive parts of the market. The light car or city car segment has traditionally been important for manufacturers to offer cheap manual versions of their most affordable models to get buyers through their showroom doors...

Honda has now made 100 million cars

Honda Motor Co. has produced more than 100 million automobiles since 1963. In a press release designed to get some traction over the quiet Christmas period (well done, guys), the Japanese giant announced recently that it had just surpassed the massive number. Pictured: Honda T360 Honda began automobile production more than 53 years ago with the T360 mini-truck at the Saitama Factory, 1...

Honda and Google's Waymo in discussions for self-driving tech

Honda has confirmed it is in discussions with Google parent Alphabet Inc for self-driving technology developed by its recently re-branded Waymo company. The news that Google's autonomous vehicle team would be spun off into the new Waymo brand came earlier this month, just one week before the company revealed a self-driving Chrysler Pacifica developed in partnership with the American/Italian car maker...

CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for December 16, 2016

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...

2017 Subaru Impreza crowned Japan car of the year, Honda NSX lands 'Special Award'

The new-generation 2017 Subaru Impreza has been named the Japanese car of the year for 2016-2017. It's the second time one of the brand's models has received the award in its home country, with the other title won by the Liberty (known in Japan and the US as the Legacy) in 2003...

Honda Australia fixing 7000 Takata airbag inflators a week, still going

Honda Australia’s service department is working overtime to replace 600,000 of its potentially faulty airbag inflators made by external supplier Takata, but still has the best part of a year to go before all relevant vehicles get new components...

CarAdvice podcast 33: November car sales, CEO of Jet Charge, Mercedes AMG-E63 review and Sydney to Melbourne in the Audi S1!

While Paul is driving Bentleys in Spain, Mike Costello and James Wong join Mandy for this week's show. We bring you the latest in car news, including the 2018 Holden Commodore reveal, Honda Civic sedan sells up a storm, Volkswagen Group Australia announces voluntary recall of 61,000 vehicles for diesel software fix, Opel Insignia Grand Sport is revealed for Europe, Mercedes-AMG sales at record levels, and Mazda is not working on a larger sports car...