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2017/18 Honda Civic Type R recalled

Honda has recalled the 2017-18 Civic Type R, over concerns about the owner's manual. In one of the stranger recalls we've covered, some cars may have been supplied with an owner's manual missing certain required information...

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2018 Honda HR-V VTi-S review
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2018 Honda HR-V VTi-S review

Honda’s HR-V remains the best small crossover on sale if your priority is finding maximum interior space within minimal exterior dimensions. It won’t make your pulse race, but it’s a master of unpretentious utility.

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2019 Honda CR-V VTi-S will get AEB from January
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2019 Honda CR-V VTi-S will get AEB from January

Honda Australia has announced it will add the Honda Sensing technology suite – incorporating assistance features like autonomous emergency and adaptive cruise control – to the 2019 CR-V VTi-S from the start of next year. The move means the active safety equipment will be standard fit on every all-wheel drive variant (the other being the flagship VTi-LX) of the top-selling CR-V locally from January 1, though it's still limited to two variants out of six...


2019 Honda HR-V Sport: Turbo SUV revealed for the UK - UPDATE
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2019 Honda HR-V Sport: Turbo SUV revealed for the UK - UPDATE

Honda UK has revealed and detailed the 2019 HR-V Sport, a new version of the company's compact SUV that is scheduled to go on sale in the first half of next year. UPDATE, 30/11/18: Honda Australia has again ruled out the introduction of the 1.5-litre turbo engine for local HR-V models...


2019 Honda Passport unveiled
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2019 Honda Passport unveiled

The new Honda Passport has been unveiled at the 2018 Los Angeles motor show, set to slot between the CR-V and Pilot. If it looks a little familiar, you don't need to get your eyes checked. The Passport is essentially a shortened version of the three-row Pilot sold in the States with more black plastic and less chrome...


Honda Civic Type R meets S2000 on track - video
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Honda Civic Type R meets S2000 on track - video

The latest Honda Civic Type R has already established itself as one of the meanest, quickest hatchbacks going around – then again, it would want to be, given its storied lineage. Along with a history of quick, front-drive hatchbacks, Honda has the S2000 in its back catalogue. Sure, it's a rear-wheel drive convertible, but the idea of putting one head-to-head with the latest Type R is still tasty...


Comparison: Honda CR-V, Hyundai Tucson, Kia Sportage, Mazda CX-5, Subaru Forester
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Comparison: Honda CR-V, Hyundai Tucson, Kia Sportage, Mazda CX-5, Subaru Forester

While we wait for the new-generation Toyota RAV4 to debut in Australia, it's worth taking a look at what's on offer right now. Which of these mid-sized SUVs should you consider? Let us help you decide!


2018 Medium SUV Mega Test
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2018 Medium SUV Mega Test

Mid-2018 marked another milestone moment in Australian new-car sales. The mid-sized SUV displaced the small car as Australia’s favourite vehicle type in June. It happened again in August, September and October. It was perhaps only inevitable after SUVs started outselling passenger cars in 2017...


2019 Honda Urban EV spied
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2019 Honda Urban EV spied

The production version of the Honda Urban EV has been spied for the first time, as the car begins its transition from show-car darling to real-world ready hatchback. When the Urban EV concept was unveiled at the 2017 Frankfurt motor show, Honda confirmed it would head into production from 2019 as its first mass-produced electric car for all markets outside of China...


Civic Type R v Defender V8 drag race - video
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Civic Type R v Defender V8 drag race - video

The Honda Civic Type R has already proven itself performance king among front-drive hot hatches, so now it's looking for bigger fish to fry. In what's one of the weirdest match-ups in drag race history, Top Gear has lined up the UK-built hatch against a Land Rover Defender – what?! However, this isn't just any Land Rover Defender, in fact, it's the 297kW/515Nm Defender Works V8, a bespoke version of the iconic off-roader created by Jaguar Land Rover to commemorate the model's 70th anniversary...


2019 Honda CR-V Hybrid revealed for Europe
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2019 Honda CR-V Hybrid revealed for Europe

Honda Europe has revealed the new 2019 CR-V Hybrid, which along with the regular range has been detailed for the region. While the new-generation CR-V has been on sale in Australia for some time, Europe has been waiting up until now – it's worth noting our vehicles are sourced from Thailand, while European models are made in the UK...


2019 Honda Passport teased, not for Australia - UPDATE
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2019 Honda Passport teased, not for Australia - UPDATE

The Honda Passport crossover has been teased ahead of its full debut later this month at the 2018 Los Angeles motor show. The Passport is expected to sit between the CR-V and Pilot in size and price, with space for five inside. As such, it will face off against the Hyundai Santa Fe and Ford Edge in the American market...


Civic  Type R v i30 N v Megane RS drag race - video
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Civic Type R v i30 N v Megane RS drag race - video

While the small hot hatch segment is bursting at the seams these days, but three recently-released models stick out as driver's picks – the Honda Civic Type R, Hyundai i30 N, and Renault Megane RS. Britain's Top Gear pits these three front-drive manual hot hatches against each other in a new video posted on YouTube, to see which is fastest in a straight line...


SEMA 2018: Manufacturers of the show
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SEMA 2018: Manufacturers of the show

Touring the floor at the 2018 SEMA show, the manufacturers have really taken to putting on a big show!


Honda Rugged Open Air Vehicle revealed at SEMA
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Honda Rugged Open Air Vehicle revealed at SEMA

Honda doesn't offer a dual-cab ute for the Australian market, but it's not truck-less everywhere in the world. If you live in North America, the company will sell you a Ridgeline, a monocoque dual-cab pickup designed to offer a car-like drive than its body-on-frame rivals. That doesn't mean it's soft, though...


Honda Jazz, Accord Euro added to Takata recall
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Honda Jazz, Accord Euro added to Takata recall

Honda has added the 2014/15 Accord Euro and 2014 Jazz to its Takata recall list. As with all cars affected by the Takata recall, the vehicles included in this campaign are fitted with airbag inflator propellant that, through a combination of heat and humidity, can degrade...


Honda Civic: Clemson students develop 600hp rallycross hatch
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Honda Civic: Clemson students develop 600hp rallycross hatch

Students at Clemson University in South Carolina, USA, have developed a 447kW Honda Civic racer dubbed Deep Orange 9. The concept is part of an annual project for graduate students at the American university, which has seen cars like the Mini Deep Orange 7 and Mazda Deep Orange 3 developed...


Honda demos 'Smart Intersection' tech
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Honda demos 'Smart Intersection' tech

Honda has demonstrated its Smart Intersection vehicle-to-everything (V2X) technology in Marysville, Ohio, the town where its first North American factory and research centre is based. Honda's Smart Intersection setup has four cameras mounted atop the traffic lights at each corner of an intersection...


Honda invests $3.8 billion in GM's autonomous car division
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Honda invests $3.8 billion in GM's autonomous car division

Honda will help General Motors and Cruise, its self-driving car unit, fund and engineer a next-generation autonomous vehicle to be sold throughout the world. Honda will plow roughly US$2 billion ($2.8 billion) into Cruise over the next 12 years, and is also investing US$750 million ($1 billion) upfront for a 5.7 per cent share in the self-driving unit...


Honda Civic Type R: Premium Accessory range launched
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Honda Civic Type R: Premium Accessory range launched

Honda has announced a new range of carbon-fibre accessories and a set of forged wheels for the Civic Type R. The headlining option is a new set of forged alloy wheels designed to hark back to legendary Type R models past. They're finished in white, and measure the same 20-inches as the standard units but shave 2.1kg per corner, for an 8...