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2018 Honda CR-V VTi-L review

Identical to a regular CR-V on the outside, with an extra pair of seats loaded up inside, the CR-V VTi-L joins a growing list of medium SUVs with added versatility. Does that make it an ideal family freighter, or only a part-time passenger proposition?

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2019 Honda HR-V RS review
Rating: 7.310 /10
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2019 Honda HR-V RS review

Controversy rears its head yet again as Honda applies RS badges to another mainstream model, but is image enough to warrant the Honda HR-V’s claim to sporty fame?

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$31,990

2019 Renault Megane RS v Civic Type R and Focus RS: Hot hatch encore!
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2019 Renault Megane RS v Civic Type R and Focus RS: Hot hatch encore!

Well, you asked for it. When we ran our last hot hatch comparison, Renault had rudely not yet launched its new Megane RS in Australia. So, we had to leave it out, and we wound up with winners in the Honda Civic Type R and the Ford Focus RS. But now the Megane RS is here... can it dethrone our heroes? We went back to the track to find out.


2019 Renault Megane RS v Ford Focus RS v Honda Civic Type R comparison
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2019 Renault Megane RS v Ford Focus RS v Honda Civic Type R comparison

Does the perfect hot hatch exist? Is your perfect hot hatch someone else's nightmare ride? The latter scenario is probably more likely, but to put the theory to the test, we’ve pitted the all-new Renault Megane RS280 against the reigning champs from our recent hot hatch mega test...


Honda slow-and-steady on electrification for Australia
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Honda slow-and-steady on electrification for Australia

The head of Honda's local arm says that whatever the brand might look to take leadership on in the Australian market, electrification won't be at the top of the list. Speaking with CarAdvice, Honda Australia boss Stephen Collins touched on a two-fold problem: the business case for hybrids isn't compelling, and, for now, full-electric models seem to be on the 'look but don't touch' list for our region...


2019 Honda CR-V Vi announced from $28,290
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2019 Honda CR-V Vi announced from $28,290

Honda has expanded its CR-V range, announcing the launch of a new entry-level Vi variant with a 2.0-litre naturally-aspirated petrol engine and CVT. The new base CR-V will be priced from $28,290 before on-road costs, undercutting the current VTi price leader by $2400. Where the VTi (and the wider range, for that matter) is powered by a turbocharged 1...


2019 Honda NSX revealed in Monterey, pricing unchanged for Australia
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2019 Honda NSX revealed in Monterey, pricing unchanged for Australia

The updated Honda NSX – known in other markets as the Acura NSX – has been revealed at Monterey Car Week, ahead of an Australian launch in "early 2019". Key changes include a new Thermal Orange Pearl exterior paint option (pictured), which the company says pays homage to 30 years of Acura race cars with orange-accented liveries...


Honda to add turbo HR-V in Europe, but not for Oz - UPDATE
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Honda to add turbo HR-V in Europe, but not for Oz - UPDATE

Honda Europe has released initial details and images of the updated 2019 HR-V, ahead of an October launch for that market. While the exterior revisions are largely in line with the updated model revealed for places like Japan and Australia, the EU-spec HR-V will offer a 1...


2019 Honda Civic facelift unveiled in the US
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2019 Honda Civic facelift unveiled in the US

The Honda Civic sedan and coupe range has been given a very mild makeover in one of its most important markets. For the US, the 2019 model year Civic sedan and coupe models gain a standard piano black winged grille, and revised halogen and LED headlight units. There's also a redesigned lower bumper, which includes a full-width front splitter, and chromed C-shaped surround for the fog light pods...


Honda Accord, MDX recalled for Takata airbags – UPDATE
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Honda Accord, MDX recalled for Takata airbags – UPDATE

Honda Australia has issued a recall for the older-generation Accord along with the MDX SUV as part of the ongoing Takata airbag campaign. UPDATE, 15/8/18: This recall has been expanded to include more affected units from the Accord model line – the total now sits at 18,719 units. An updated VIN list can be viewed here...


Honda Civic Type R sets Hungaroring lap record - video
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Honda Civic Type R sets Hungaroring lap record - video

The Honda Civic Type R has set another lap record around a European race circuit, this time at the Hungaroring track in Hungary. With former F1 driver (and current NSX Super GT driver) Jenson Button behind the wheel, the Type R set a new standard for front-wheel drive cars with a time of 2 minutes 10.19 seconds...


Honda Civic Type R gets Phoenix Yellow paint job - video
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Honda Civic Type R gets Phoenix Yellow paint job - video

The Honda Civic Type R is hardly what you'd call 'subtle', but an owner in the US has gone a step further to make its hot hatch stand out – and he's documented it on video. HondaPro Jason recently uploaded a new clip to his YouTube channel, showing off his Phoenix Yellow Type R 'FK8', which he claims to be the only one in the world...


2018 Honda Odyssey VTi-L review
Rating: 7.110 /10
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2018 Honda Odyssey VTi-L review

Call it what you like, MPV, minivan, people mover… The Honda Odyssey can’t muster the same level of enthusiasm as similarly sized SUVs with seven seats.

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$47,590

Honda Civic Type R takes Estoril front-drive record - video
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Honda Civic Type R takes Estoril front-drive record - video

Another day, another Honda Civic Type R lap record. This time, the front-drive turbo tearaway has toppled its predecessor's mark around Estoril in Portugal. Having started at Magny Cours in France, the Civic caravan rolled on to Silverstone (the GP circuit) and Spa, beating records held by its predecessor in the process...


Honda Civic diesel gets nine-speed auto in the UK
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Honda Civic diesel gets nine-speed auto in the UK

Honda UK has released details of the revised Civic i-DTEC diesel, which is now available with a new nine-speed automatic transmission. All grades of the Civic diesel in the UK will be offered with the new self-shifter as an option, which has a low first-gear ratio for a "smooth and powerful launch", while the high top-gear ratio "ensures low engine speed while cruising" for improved fuel consumption and refinement...


2019 Honda HR-V pricing and specs
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2019 Honda HR-V pricing and specs

Honda has revealed pricing and specs for its revised HR-V SUV range, set to kick off at $24,990 before on-roads. There will be four models in the HR-V range: VTi, VTi-S, RS and VTi-LX. Power comes from a 1.8-litre four-cylinder petrol making 105kW and 172Nm, hooked exclusively to the front wheels through a continuously-variable transmission regardless of trim, as was previously the case...


2019 Honda Civic Type R prototypes spied
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2019 Honda Civic Type R prototypes spied

Disguised versions of the Honda Civic Type R have been captured by our spy photography agency on roads near the Nurburgring in Germany. Given the latest Civic Type R only went on sale globally in 2017, it might be a little too early for mid-life facelift. Taking that into account, it's likely these prototypes are for new Civic Type R variants...


Honda Civic VTi-LX v Mazda 3 SP25 Astina Comparison
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Honda Civic VTi-LX v Mazda 3 SP25 Astina Comparison

This comparison proves that buying what everybody else buys isn't always the best idea. Which of these two popular small cars should you consider? Paul Maric has the answer.


2018 Honda Civic v Mazda 3 comparison
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2018 Honda Civic v Mazda 3 comparison

Do you hate being stuck in traffic jams? Yeah, me too. But, if you're going to be driving a small hatchback, why suffer in an entry-level model? This is where moving up in the model range changes a traffic jam from a chore to a treat. So, if you have around $35,000 burning a hole in your pocket, which premium hatchback should you go for? We lined up the 2018 Honda Civic VTi-LX and the 2018 Mazda 3 SP25 Astina to see which one deserves your hard-earned cash...


Flashback: Driving the 1973 Honda Civic
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Flashback: Driving the 1973 Honda Civic

Cars have come so very far in recent decades, but maybe they've lost a little character and charm along way. Here, Mandy takes a spin in a pristine example of the first-generation Honda Civic hatch.