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Honda Small RS Concept unveiled - UPDATE

Update (20/4): Honda Australia has confirmed the Small RS concept, and the Brio it's based on, won't be coming here. The Honda Small RS Concept has been unveiled at the 2018 Jakarta motor show...

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Honda EV concepts, Acura CDX Hybrid confirmed for Beijing
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Honda EV concepts, Acura CDX Hybrid confirmed for Beijing

Honda has released initial details of its exhibit for the Beijing motor show later this month, including world premieres of two new concepts and the reveal of the Acura CDX Hybrid. The Japanese manufacturer will have a joint booth for both of its partner ventures in the Chinese market – Dongfeng Honda and GAC Honda – headlined by a concept previewing an upcoming China-exclusive EV model, and an all-new sedan concept, which at this stage remains unnamed...


Honda Magic Seats and the HR-V: How capacious can you go?
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Honda Magic Seats and the HR-V: How capacious can you go?

We've long heaped praise on Honda for its 'Magic Seats' design, conceived to make the company's passenger cars as practical as possible. Almost as practical as a small commercial van, in fact. To properly test the case, we set ourselves the challenge of flipping the rear seats of the little HR-V and packing it to the roof...


Honda HR-V v Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross v Subaru XV comparison
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Honda HR-V v Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross v Subaru XV comparison

Small crossover SUVs with a predominantly urban focus have taken over the road. Just look around you. But the segment has splintered into a few directions exemplified by the trio you see here. They’re similar in most ways, but differ enough to corner specific subsets...


2018 Honda Civic VTi-S Luxe arrives from $26,490 - UPDATE
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2018 Honda Civic VTi-S Luxe arrives from $26,490 - UPDATE

Update (11/4): Honda Australia has confirmed 180 examples of the Civic VTi-S Luxe will be available locally. The limited-edition Honda Civic VTi-S Luxe is now on sale in Australia, priced from $26,490 before on-road costs. Based on the VTi-S grade, which is one rung up from the base level, the Luxe gets several luxury and convenience items for an extra $2000 over the standard variant...


Takata airbag recall in Australia: Everything you need to know
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Takata airbag recall in Australia: Everything you need to know

The Takata airbag recall has become the largest automotive recall in history, affecting more than 100 million vehicles and nearly 20 automotive brands around the world. Among those are some four million vehicles in Australia. Globally, there have been 20 deaths linked to the scandal, and 230 serious injuries...


2019 Honda Insight revealed
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2019 Honda Insight revealed

Honda has revealed the production version of its new Insight hybrid, ahead of its debut at the New York motor show later this week. As you've probably gathered, the car's styling doesn't deviate far from the concept shown off last year. With broad, horizontal headlights and a slim grille, the nose shares plenty with the new Accord sedan sold in America...


Honda makes its 'Mean Mower' a bit meaner
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Honda makes its 'Mean Mower' a bit meaner

Honda is on a performance charge with cars like the NSX and Civic Type R at the moment, but road cars and motorbikes aren't the only high-powered vehicles in its line-up. Meet the Mean Mower 2, successor to the first Mean Mower. Capable of over 134mph (216km/h), the Mean Mower 2 is powered by the same 1...


Honda Jazz X-Cross revealed
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Honda Jazz X-Cross revealed

Honda's European division has revealed the Jazz X-Cross, a more rugged-looking version of its popular light hatch for those who may not want to go full-SUV. Basically, the X-Cross is a cosmetic package, adding elements like wheel arch cladding, front and rear skid plates and side protection strips...


Honda Urban EV order books open in 'early 2019'
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Honda Urban EV order books open in 'early 2019'

Ladies and gentlemen, it's official. Order books for the production version of the Honda Urban EV Concept will open early in 2019 for Europe. The production car will officially arrive during "late 2019". “A production version of this highly acclaimed concept will be introduced to Europe during late 2019, and in response to the positive feedback to this model, we expect to open order banks for the Urban EV during early 2019," confirmed Philip Ross, senior vice president for Honda Europe...


Ford Takata airbag recall announced
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Ford Takata airbag recall announced

Ford Australia has today announced details of its recall for vehicles fitted with faulty Takata airbag inflators. As required under the compulsory recall program announced earlier this week, Ford will first contact owners of the oldest affected vehicles before working its way up to newer vehicles with a lesser risk...


Honda pits virtual Civic Type R against the real deal - VIDEO
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Honda pits virtual Civic Type R against the real deal - VIDEO

Honda has teamed with Turn 10 Studios to see if a real driver, on a real track, is faster than a professional gamer playing Forza Motorsport 7.  IndyCar driver, Graham Rahal, piloted the real Honda Civic Type R around Road Atlanta, while Peter Jeakins handled the virtual laps...


2018 Honda HR-V revealed - UPDATE
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2018 Honda HR-V revealed - UPDATE

Update (21/2) - Honda Australia has told CarAdvice it will have "some news" regarding an updated HR-V "later in the year", though couldn't confirm further details. The updated 2018 Honda HR-V has been revealed for the Japanese market, sporting a revised look and active safety features as standard...


2018 BMW M140i v Ford Focus RS LE v Honda Civic Type R comparison
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2018 BMW M140i v Ford Focus RS LE v Honda Civic Type R comparison

Front-wheel drive has been part of the classic hot-hatch formula since the genre was ignited in the 1970s. The layout would dominate any all-time-greats list for the category, featuring the likes of the Peugeot 205 GTI, Renault Megane RS, and of course Volkswagen Golf GTI (Marks III and IV excepted!). Yet, there have long been exceptions, of course...


SWAT cops mistake Honda Integra launch control for AK47 automatic machine gun fire and raid workshop
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SWAT cops mistake Honda Integra launch control for AK47 automatic machine gun fire and raid workshop

We were sent this video by the witness of an altercation between a dozen heavily-armed police officers with automatic assault rifles and the owner of a (rather loud) supercharged Honda (Acura) Integra DC2...


2018 Honda Amaze unveiled in India
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2018 Honda Amaze unveiled in India

The second-generation Honda Amaze has been unveiled at the 2018 New Delhi motor show. Developed by Honda Thailand, the new sedan is less than four metres long, and rides on a new platform. The company hasn't provided any other details about the vehicle. It also hasn't given us a look inside. Honda says the new Amaze has a "sophisticated and spacious interior, a more efficient powertrain,...


Honda Australia leaps into 2018, up 32 per cent
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Honda Australia leaps into 2018, up 32 per cent

We’re only one sales month into 2018, but if the most-improved brand award were to be dished out now, then a revitalised Honda would be the runaway winner. The company’s sales grew 32 per cent for the month compared to January 2017’s tally, a growth rate eight-times the market average. Sticking on that theme, it finished eighth overall in-market, between Nissan and Kia...


Honda planning reborn Passport SUV to sit above CR-V - report
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Honda planning reborn Passport SUV to sit above CR-V - report

Honda has reportedly stamped the papers for a return of the Passport nameplate on a crossover, set to sit between the CR-V and US-market Pilot. According to a report by industry journal Automotive News, the two-row SUV will be around 15cm shorter than the current three-row Pilot reserved for the North American market...


2013 Honda Jazz, Insight, Accord Euro recalled for Takata airbags
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2013 Honda Jazz, Insight, Accord Euro recalled for Takata airbags

Honda Australia has issued a recall for its 2013MY Jazz, Jazz Hybrid, Accord Euro and Insight models as part of the ongoing Takata airbag campaign. All vehicles involved in this notice are fitted with faulty passenger inflators classed as 'beta' airbags - that aren't rated as dangerous as 'alpha' ones...


Acura RDX Prototype revealed
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Acura RDX Prototype revealed

The Acura RDX Prototype has been unveiled at the 2018 Detroit motor show, and previews the third generation version of the crossover vehicle. As with earlier Prototype models from Honda and Acura, not much will change between the show car and the production model, although we do expect the latter to feature larger wing mirrors...