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2017 Honda Civic hatch preview to debut in Geneva

The all-new 2016 Honda Civic sedan and coupe models will soon be joined by a third and final body style: the five-door hatch. Following the sedan model that debuted in September last year and the coupe that followed in November, the new 2017 Honda Civic hatch will be previewed at next month’s Geneva motor show...

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Small cars coming in 2016
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Small cars coming in 2016

Small cars coming in 2016 Mainstream small cars Hyundai Elantra – February Toyota Prius – March Kia Cerato update – April Honda Civic – mid 2016 MG 6 – September Alfa Romeo Giulietta update – Q3 DS 4 and/or DS 4 Crossback – Q3 Hyundai Ioniq – Q3 Suzuki Baleno – Q3 (TBC for Oz) Renault Megane hatch – September/October Holden Astra hatch - quarter four Luxury/sports small cars Mercedes-Benz A-Class update (includes A45) – January Mercedes-Benz CLA45 update – Q1 Peugeot 308 GTi – Q1 Ford Focus RS – mid 2016 Hyundai Elantra sports model – Q3 Infiniti Q30 – Q3 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class update – Q3 Volvo V40 update – Q3 BMW 1 Series update – second half BMW 2 Series update – second half...


2016 Honda New Cars
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2016 Honda New Cars

Details of the new and updated Honda models launching in Australia in 2016.   Honda Civic - mid-2016 Honda’s all-new Civic sedan, previewed with a muscly concept in mid-2015 and unveiled in production form in September, should make its way to Australia in mid-2016...


Japanese brands dominate 2016 North American Car and Utility/Truck of the Year finals
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Japanese brands dominate 2016 North American Car and Utility/Truck of the Year finals

Four vehicles from Japanese manufacturers are among the six finalists in the 2016 North American Car and Truck/Utility of the Year awards. Honda has contenders in both categories, with the all-new Civic small sedan and coupe in the running for the Car of the Year prize and the large Pilot SUV a chance for the Truck/Utility of the Year gong...


2016 Honda Civic coupe revealed, Australian debut unlikely
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2016 Honda Civic coupe revealed, Australian debut unlikely

The third bodystyle in the new 2016 Honda Civic range has been revealed today, with the all-new coupe variant making its Los Angeles Auto Show debut. The new model’s unveiling follows the appearance of the new Civic sedan in September. And, while the hatch variant is still to be revealed, it was recently spied in hotted-up Type R form at the Nurburgring...


2015 Honda Civic hatch recalled for incorrect owner’s manual
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2015 Honda Civic hatch recalled for incorrect owner’s manual

Models in the 2015 Honda Civic hatch range have been recalled this week, as a result of the vehicles being delivered with an incorrect version of the owner’s manual. Honda confirms that some 1334 Civic hatch models have been supplied with a European version of the owner’s manual...


Honda Civic Type R ruled out for Australia in current generation, but all-new model due in 2017
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Honda Civic Type R ruled out for Australia in current generation, but all-new model due in 2017

The current-generation Honda Civic Type R will not be sold in Australia, with the local division deciding to hold off for the all-new version due in 2017. Honda Australia has expressed its desire to add the Civic Type R hot hatch to its showrooms since the hype around the car started in late 2013, and up until now has been holding out hope that it could launch the current car in 2016...


2017 Honda Civic Type R spy photos
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2017 Honda Civic Type R spy photos

The next-generation Honda Civic Type R has been snapped by our photographers on and the around the Nurburgring Nordschleife. While the current-generation Civic Type R hatch was only unveiled in production form earlier this year at the Geneva motor show, the next-gen hot hatch has just been spotted undergoing testing and evaluation on the famed German race track...


2016 Honda Civic sedan unveiled
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2016 Honda Civic sedan unveiled

The tenth-generation 2016 Honda Civic sedan has just been unveiled in California, and it has a much bolder sense of style in an attempt to bring the carmaker back to its sporty roots. According to John Mendel, executive vice president of Honda North America, "This tenth-generation Civic is quite simply the most ambitious remake of Civic we've ever done"...


2016 Honda Civic sedan photographed undisguised
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2016 Honda Civic sedan photographed undisguised

The new tenth-generation Honda Civic sedan has been photographed out in public, without a shred of disguise, ahead of its debut next week. These photos were posted by user Mark on the CivicX forums, and were taken on the streets of Ann Arbor, Michigan, about 70 kilometres west of downtown Detroit...


Honda Civic Tourer Active Life concept unveiled
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Honda Civic Tourer Active Life concept unveiled

The Honda Civic Tourer Active Life concept has been revealed ahead of its public debut at the 2015 Frankfurt motor show. Aimed at people who still harbour dreams of winning the Tour de France, the Active Life concept transforms the Europe-only Honda Civic wagon into a support vehicle for avid cyclists...


Honda Jazz, Civic, CR-V, HR-V limited edition models released
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Honda Jazz, Civic, CR-V, HR-V limited edition models released

Honda has released limited edition versions of its Jazz, Civic sedan, CR-V and HR-V models with exterior enhancements and extra equipment. The Honda Jazz Limited Edition auto kicks off the range of new specials at $18,290 plus on-road costs. Based on the $16,990 VTi variant, the Jazz Limited Edition gains 15-inch alloy wheels, door sill garnishes, a tailgate spoiler, alloy sports pedals Limited Edition badging...


2016 Honda Civic sedan set for September debut - report
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2016 Honda Civic sedan set for September debut - report

The all-new 2016 Honda Civic sedan, previewed as a muscly concept in April and revealed just weeks later through leaked patent images, is expected to make its official debut next month at two simultaneous events in the US. According to industry journal Automotive News, Honda has confirmed a September 16 (17th for Australian viewers) unveiling for the sporty new sedan, which means that the new Civic’s debut will occur within hours of the Frankfurt motor show’s opening...


Top 10 biggest sales drops of 2015
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Top 10 biggest sales drops of 2015

What new vehicles have seen the biggest sales drops in 2015 to date? If you’re in the market for a new car, SUV or commercial, it can be valuable to know. After all, if a brand is struggling to sell one of its volume cars, there's every chance you could get yourself a good deal. Most of the cars on this list are pretty good vehicles...


Honda Civic Type R edges closer to Australia? - UPDATE
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Honda Civic Type R edges closer to Australia? - UPDATE

Has the Honda Civic Type R hot hatch just taken a step closer to its long-anticipated (but not quite official) Australian launch? Speaking today in his inaugural speech as Honda Motor Company CEO, Takahiro Hachigo announced the new UK-made Civic Type R will go on-sale in Japan around August this year...


2015 Honda Civic Hatch Review
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2015 Honda Civic Hatch Review

The updated 2015 Honda Civic Hatch has arrived. Does it improve on the formula?


New-gen Honda Civic turbo sedan and hatch set for Australia from mid 2016
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New-gen Honda Civic turbo sedan and hatch set for Australia from mid 2016

The next-generation, 2016 Honda Civic sedan is poised to arrive in Australia in about 12 months, and will likely be followed before the end of 2016 by an all-new hatch version made at the same plant in Thailand, rather than the current, expensive UK-made model. Both, combined, will be tasked with returning Honda to the sharp end of the small car market...


Honda Civic Type-R Australian launch cloudy
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Honda Civic Type-R Australian launch cloudy

The current Honda Civic Type-R may not launch in Australia after all, despite the company’s local arm remaining steadfast in its desire to find a way to make it happen. Now on sale in Europe after being hyped since late 2013, the hardcore 231kW/400Nm Honda hero hot hatch is the subject of huge demand and limited production capacity at the UK plant that builds them, hindering the wider rollout beyond Europe...


Honda Civic Type R can be made even faster, more powerful - report
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Honda Civic Type R can be made even faster, more powerful - report

The Honda Civic Type R can reportedly be made faster and more powerful if another company takes away its title as the fastest front-wheel drive hatch around the Nurburgring. Hisayuki Yagi, project leader for the Civic Type R, told Motor Trend that his team set out with one goal in mind: "To be the fastest front-drive hatchback around the Nürburgring Nordschleife"...


Honda Australia recalls 130,000 vehicles - UPDATE
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Honda Australia recalls 130,000 vehicles - UPDATE

Honda has become the third car maker to recall more than 100,000 vehicles in Australia in the past week, with the local division today joining Toyota and Nissan in confirming it needs to replace faulty Takata airbag components in its cars...