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2017 Honda Civic VTi-LX v Hyundai i30 SR Premium comparison

Two new-generation hatches, hugely important for each brand both in simple number terms and, more importantly, making a strong argument for the attentions of increasingly savvy buyers in the small-car market...

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Honda Civic TCR racer revealed
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Honda Civic TCR racer revealed

The latest entrant in the growing TCR International Series, formed in 2014, has been revealed as the new-generation Honda Civic Type R. Joining other production-based cars like the Golf GTI, Opel Astra, and Kia Cee'd, among others, the Civic TCR car boasts a number of big race-ready modifications...


2018 Honda Civic Type R missed out on auto gearbox due to weight concerns
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2018 Honda Civic Type R missed out on auto gearbox due to weight concerns

The 2018 Honda Civic Type R hatch will be offered solely with a six-speed manual transmission because an auto would have mucked up the weight balance of the car. That’s according to Yuji Matsumochi, assistant large project leader for the 10th-generation Civic powertrain at Honda Japan...


Could the new Civic Type R spawn an all-wheel-drive spinoff?
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Could the new Civic Type R spawn an all-wheel-drive spinoff?

Is there space for something to sit above the 2018 Honda Civic Type R? Perhaps an all-wheel-drive hot-hatch with more power and torque than the current front-drive flagship? You bet. Just look at Volkswagen’s strategy with its two Golf models, the GTI and the R, or Ford with its Focus pairing, the ST and the RS...


Honda Australia introduces five-year warranty
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Honda Australia introduces five-year warranty

Honda Australia will roll out a self-funded five-year and unlimited kilometre warranty on all vehicles it sells from July 1 this year. Capitalising on what it calls its reputation for reliability, the company becomes the first Japanese manufacturer to offer such coverage in Australia (Mitsubishi does five years/100,000km)...


2018 Honda Civic Type R review
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2018 Honda Civic Type R review

The 2018 Honda Civic Type R is a hoot at the track, and composed on the road.


Honda Civic Type R: New variants planned for hot hatch
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Honda Civic Type R: New variants planned for hot hatch

The forthcoming Honda Civic Type R looks likely to be the first in a series of variants for the hot hatch. Hideki Matsumoto, chief engineer of the Civic range, told Automotive News, "We’re hoping that by gradually putting out more [variants] that we’ll be able to maintain a more stable sales volume"...


2018 Honda Civic Type R: 0-100 and European specs revealed
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2018 Honda Civic Type R: 0-100 and European specs revealed

The 2018 Honda Civic Type R has been detailed for the European market this week, giving an indication of what to expect when the Japanese hot hatch arrives in Australian showrooms later this year. While we already knew the Civic Type R's 2...


2018 Honda Civic Type R order books open ahead of October release
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2018 Honda Civic Type R order books open ahead of October release

Australian order books for the 2018 Honda Civic Type R have opened today, ahead of the hot hatch's October 1 on-sale date. Don't expect to learn the exact price just yet, though. Stephen Collins, director of Honda Australia, said: “Our dealers have been telling us that customers are eager to put their names against a car so we’ve opened the order books early to allow them to secure their orders"...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for May 19, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for May 19, 2017

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...


Honda Civic hatch, why no Magic Seats?
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Honda Civic hatch, why no Magic Seats?

The all-new Honda Civic hatch may be one of the most practical cars in its segment, but it lacks a crucial item that used to be standard: Magic Seats. The Honda Magic Seats system in the previous-generation Civic hatch would allow the seat bases to be folded up to allow a large storage area, and the seat backs could also be folded down flat for extra convenience...


Honda defends safety stance on Civic
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Honda defends safety stance on Civic

The all-new Honda Civic hatch brings with it an impressive array of safety technology – but only if you buy the most expensive model. That could be perceived as a problem for Honda, because the the Civic - whether you choose the new hatch or the existing sedan - doesn’t have autonomous emergency braking (AEB) in the four more affordable models in the range, but rivals such as the Mazda 3 have the tech fitted throughout...


2017 Honda Civic hatch pricing and specs
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2017 Honda Civic hatch pricing and specs

The 2017 Honda Civic hatch has arrived on sale almost a year to the day after its sedan sibling, and while a bit of time may have passed between the launches of the two, there are plenty of similarities in terms of their pricing and specs. Honda Australia this week said that the new five-door model will likely more than double its sales, with private buyers the main target for the company...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for May 12, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for May 12, 2017

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 Honda Civic hatch review
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2017 Honda Civic hatch review

There are plenty of similarities between the 2017 Honda Civic hatch and its sedan counterpart – and the newly added five-door version will be a handy thing for Honda as it aims to find more buyers.


Honda Civic hatch Orange Edition launched
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Honda Civic hatch Orange Edition launched

To mark the launch of the all-new Honda Civic hatch, the brand’s local arm has added a unique Orange Edition version to the range. In the second such instance of Honda Australia seemingly being unwilling to wait to give buyers an alternative to their new model lines – it launched the Black Pack as soon as the Civic sedan hit showroom floors – the company claims the limited edition kit is “inspired by Honda’s global motorsport activities”...


Honda Civic hatch to boost sales by more than 50 per cent
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Honda Civic hatch to boost sales by more than 50 per cent

The 2017 Honda Civic hatch has arrived on sale in Australia, with the popular body style set to more than double sales of the Japanese brand’s small car offering. The all-new five-door Honda Civic hatchback arrives on sale almost a year after the sedan version, and is priced almost identically to that model...


Old nameplates returning to form
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Old nameplates returning to form

There are many market trends in action this year, but one of the more novel is the resurgence - or re-emergence - of old nameplates. Running through some cars experiencing good growth is a bit like looking at a new car guide from early 2000s. In the light car segment there's the relaunched Suzuki Baleno, with 1043 incremental sales - enough for a respectable 4...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for April 28, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for April 28, 2017

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...


CarAdvice podcast 50: Milestone!
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CarAdvice podcast 50: Milestone!

Join Mandy, Paul and Mike Stevens for the 50th episode of the CarAdvice podcast! In car news, Hyundai i30 scores five-star ANCAP safety ratings, but with some controversy...