Honda Civic Type R : Updated concept previews 2015 hot-hatch

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Honda Civic Type R : Updated concept previews 2015 hot-hatch

Sketches of a new Honda Civic Type R concept have been released, previewing the highly anticipated hot-hatch that’s confirmed to launch in 2015. To be unveiled at this week’s Paris motor show, the blue Civic Type R concept is a mildly updated version of the red concept that debuted at the Geneva motor show in March...

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2015 Honda Civic: New Sport model to boost facelifted hatch range
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2015 Honda Civic: New Sport model to boost facelifted hatch range

The first images and details of a new 'sportier' Honda Civic hatch have been revealed ahead of the facelifted small car's Paris motor show debut. Due to be unveiled in both hatch and touring wagon guises, the refreshed European-spec Honda Civic range – spied testing back in June – will be joined by a new five-door Sport variant with stylistic links to the upcoming Civic Type R...


Honda CR-Z future “under evaluation” in Australia
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Honda CR-Z future “under evaluation” in Australia

The future of Honda Australia’s hybrid range appears to be in doubt, and its hero performance-focused hybrid model – the Honda CR-Z – could be on the chopping block. The CR-Z was dropped in Europe and the UK earlier this year, but the company stated it would continue building the CR-Z despite it sharing platform components and hybrid bits with the defunct Insight...


Honda Civic sedan price cut to $18,490
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Honda Civic sedan price cut to $18,490

The Honda Civic sedan line-up has a sharp new entry price point of $18,490, following an announcement from the brand that it has updated the range with a budget-friendly base model. Honda's new pricing strategy sees the Civic sedan undercut the list price of key rivals such as the Holden Cruze ($19,490), Kia Cerato ($19,990), Nissan Pulsar ($19,990), Ford Focus ($20,290), Mitsubishi Lancer ($20,390), Mazda 3 ($20,490) Toyota Corolla ($20,740) and Hyundai Elantra ($20,990)...


2015 Honda Civic hatch getting Type R-inspired facelift
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2015 Honda Civic hatch getting Type R-inspired facelift

The Honda Civic hatch is getting a sporty makeover inspired by the forthcoming Type R hot-hatch. CarAdvice’s spy photographers snapped this camouflaged Civic hatch prototype in the UK, revealing a host of styling revisions for the facelifted five-door ahead of its anticipated unveiling later this year...


2014 Honda Civic hatch gains styling upgrades, suspension tweaks, $1000 price rise
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2014 Honda Civic hatch gains styling upgrades, suspension tweaks, $1000 price rise

The Honda Civic hatch has received subtle styling and trim upgrades and a suspension retune in an update that sees prices rise $1000 across the range. Distinguishing the refreshed Civic hatch from the outside is a new piano black finish to the front and rear bumpers (previously silvery grey), privacy glass for the entry-level VTi-S and DTi-S variants (already standard on VTi-L and VTi-LN), and a new 17-inch alloy wheel design for DTi-S, VTi-L and VTi-LN...


Honda Civic Type R faces challenge to beat Seat's new Nurburgring record, admits exec
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Honda Civic Type R faces challenge to beat Seat's new Nurburgring record, admits exec

The Honda Civic Type R may fail to meet its ambitious performance target of becoming the fastest front-wheel-drive production vehicle around the Nurburgring, a company executive has admitted. When announcing the return of the Civic Type R back in 2012, Honda CEO Takanobu Ito revealed the new-generation hot-hatch was being developed with the goal of becoming the fastest front-wheel-drive car around the ’Ring...


Honda Civic Review – Lifestyle
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Honda Civic Review – Lifestyle

The release of the Honda Civic Hatch DTi-S in 2013 marked a milestone for the Japanese manufacturer. It was the first first diesel-fuelled model released by Honda in Australia. It also features Honda’s ‘magic seats’ making it a standout in its class due to the versatility of its cargo space.


Honda Civic Type R : Geneva-bound concept previews upcoming hot-hatch styling
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Honda Civic Type R : Geneva-bound concept previews upcoming hot-hatch styling

The aggressive looking Honda Civic Type R concept will make its world premiere at next month's Geneva motor show, previewing the final production version of the Japanese hot-hatch due in 2015...


Honda Civic: 2014 World Touring Car Championship challenger previewed
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Honda Civic: 2014 World Touring Car Championship challenger previewed

The first image of the new Honda Civic World Touring Car Championship (WTCC) racer has been released, previewing the competition hatchback set to defend its 2013 crown. Reflecting the new technical regulations introduced for the 2014 WTCC season, the low-slung Honda Civic rendering exudes aggression with pumped wheel arches, larger 18-inch wheels, a sleeker aero package and an extended rear spoiler...


2015 Honda Civic Type R Review: Prototype drive
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2015 Honda Civic Type R Review: Prototype drive

Honda is back in form and the Civic Type-R is the car that proves it.


Honda Civic Type R heading to Australia in 2015
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Honda Civic Type R heading to Australia in 2015

The next-generation Honda Civic Type R is all but confirmed for our market, with Honda Australia keen to bring the hot-hatch here as soon as it's available. Speaking with CarAdvice at Honda's research and development centre in Tochigi, Japan, Honda Australia director Stephen Collins agreed the brand had been missing its sporty edge for the past few years and that it “desperately needs to get more sports cars” in its range...


Honda offers free registration, CTP on City, Civic sedan, CR-V, Accord
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Honda offers free registration, CTP on City, Civic sedan, CR-V, Accord

Honda Australia has launched its annual clearance sale, offering City, Civic sedan, CR-V and Accord buyers free registration and compulsory third party insurance until the end of the year. The offer should save most customers between $500 and $1000, depending on the price of registration and CTP, which varies from state to state...


Honda Civic sedan updated, cut to $21,990 driveaway
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Honda Civic sedan updated, cut to $21,990 driveaway

The Honda Civic sedan range has received a mild update with specification changes joined by price reductions of up to $1000. Following a July update for the Honda Civic Hybrid sedan that received a $2000 price cut down to $33,990, the remaining model range now picks up its new black cloth trim, daytime running lights and an illuminated vanity mirror as standard...


Honda Civic Type-R: hot-hatch confirmed for "at least" 206kW
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Honda Civic Type-R: hot-hatch confirmed for "at least" 206kW

The all-new Honda Civic Type-R will deliver "at least" 206kW from a turbocharged 2.0-litre engine, the brand's European president has confirmed. Speaking at this week's Frankfurt motor show, Honda Motor Europe president Manabu Nishimae confirmed the Japanese manufacturer's upcoming hero car's long-suspected powerplant and hinted toward its intended output...


Honda Civic Type-R Nurburgring teaser
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Honda Civic Type-R Nurburgring teaser

Honda is clearly feeling supremely confident about its upcoming Civic hot-hatch, releasing a teaser clip branding Germany's Nurburgring with its iconic 'Type-R' insignia. Claimed to have been filmed at the famed 20.8km Nurburgring Nordschleife circuit, the clip shows a young man dressed in black scale a fence to gain access to the circuit and proceed to stamp the Type-R logo on the already graffitied track...


Honda Civic Type-R: next-gen hot-hatch spied on road, track
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Honda Civic Type-R: next-gen hot-hatch spied on road, track

The all-new Honda Civic Type-R has been spotted out testing on the road and on track for the first time, revealing an aggressive look and serious hardware. Snapped by CarAdvice's photographers lapping Germany’s Nurburgring, and on the road in convoy with a Ford Focus RS500 and an Opel Astra OPC, the new Honda Civic Type-R is clearly eager to tackle the hatchback performance benchmarks...


Honda Civic Tourer: production wagon variant revealed
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Honda Civic Tourer: production wagon variant revealed

The new Honda Civic Tourer has been revealed ahead of its official unveiling at next month's Frankfurt motor show. Developed and designed by Honda’s European R&D team, the Honda Civic Tourer measures 235mm longer than the Honda Civic five-door – width and height are common to both at 1770mm and 1440mm respectively...


Honda Civic dominates IIHS small car crash tests
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Honda Civic dominates IIHS small car crash tests

The Honda Civic has taken the top two spots in the latest round of the US Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's (IIHS) small overlap front crash tests involving small cars. Covering 12 of the North American market's best-selling small cars, the crash tests resulted in half earning a 'good' or 'acceptable' rating, qualifying them for the IIHS Top Safety Pick+ award...


Small car comparison: Volkswagen Golf v Mazda 3 v Toyota Corolla v Holden Cruze v Ford Focus v Hyundai i30 v Opel Astra v Honda Civic
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Small car comparison: Volkswagen Golf v Mazda 3 v Toyota Corolla v Holden Cruze v Ford Focus v Hyundai i30 v Opel Astra v Honda Civic

Before the fireworks are blown at year's end more than a quarter of a million Australians will sign for a small hatchback or sedan, of which about 75 per cent will pick one of the eight nameplates featured in this test. This is the biggest, most relevant test of the year. The catalyst for this mega-comparison is the arrival of the new Volkswagen Golf...