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Honda rules out double-cab ute and full-size SUV for Australia

Honda Australia says there is no prospect of adding a double-cab ute or full-size size seven-seat SUV to its local line-up, despite repeatedly requesting them from head office in Japan...

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Honda Civic Type R police car: NSW gets hot hatch
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Honda Civic Type R police car: NSW gets hot hatch

The Honda Civic Type R hot hatch has joined NSW Police ranks — but it’s not on the highway patrol fleet and its primary role will not be traffic enforcement. There are no lights, sirens or police radio installed, instead the Type R is a community liaison vehicle to be displayed at special events and is designed to break down barriers between the public and the men and women in blue...


Honda’s new electric-car push and return to hybrid tech
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Honda’s new electric-car push and return to hybrid tech

Honda's retro-styled electric car – the E Prototype – is expected to lead the Japanese brand’s entry into battery powered vehicles in Australia within two years. And the company wants a quarter of its local sales to be hybrid or electric by 2025. “We definitely want it...


Honda Takata airbag recall '95 per cent complete' but thousands of customers still refusing to get deadly devices fixed
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Honda Takata airbag recall '95 per cent complete' but thousands of customers still refusing to get deadly devices fixed

Honda Australia says it has replaced “95 per cent” of its potentially deadly Takata airbags that can spray shrapnel when deployed in a crash – the highest clearance rate so far among mainstream brands. However, Honda remains alarmed by the refusal of thousands of owners to get their cars fixed – free of charge – and has again called on authorities in Victoria to join other states with a registration ban on un-rectified vehicles...


Acura RLX/Honda Legend replacement could debut at Pebble Beach - report
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Acura RLX/Honda Legend replacement could debut at Pebble Beach - report

Acura, premium division of Japanese brand Honda, is said to be preparing something special for the 2019 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. In a new report by the USA's Car and Driver, it's claimed Acura will show a production-ready concept at the event, inspired by the Precision concept shown at the 2016 Detroit motor show (pictured)...


Deals on Wheels: What are the top 10 brands offering?
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Deals on Wheels: What are the top 10 brands offering?

New vehicle sales in Australia have been receding for 11 successive months – compared to the corresponding month in the previous year – which after four years of sales records tumbling has come as a bit of a shock to the system. Headwinds like the overall slowing economy, weak house prices in NSW and Victoria, looming finance sector reform, the drought, and of course the imminent federal election are all playing funny buggers...


2019 Honda CR-V Vi review
Rating: 7.610 /10
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2019 Honda CR-V Vi review

The 2019 Honda CR-V Vi is the most affordable model in the range, but does its shorter equipment list hurt its appeal?

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CR-V, G-Class, Tarraco score five stars in Euro NCAP testing
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CR-V, G-Class, Tarraco score five stars in Euro NCAP testing

Euro NCAP has released the latest round of safety ratings this week, with the new Honda CR-V, Mercedes-Benz G-Class and Seat Tarraco all scoring top marks. All three vehicles were tested against the firm's latest 2019 criteria, each achieving at least 90 per cent for adult occupant protection and 80 per cent for child occupants...


Honda e Prototype revealed, still not for Australia
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Honda e Prototype revealed, still not for Australia

The Honda e Prototype, based on the 2017 Urban EV concept, has been revealed overnight, previewing the company's first mass-market electric vehicle for buyers outside of China. Aside from the black patch on the bonnet, the design is refreshingly minimalist, and devoid of any sporty pretensions...


2019 Honda Civic sedan pricing and specs
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2019 Honda Civic sedan pricing and specs

Honda has announced pricing and spec information for the 2019 Civic sedan range, headlined by the news VTi-L and RS models will now come with the Honda Sensing safety suite as standard. The active safety suite, previously reserved for the range-topping VTi-LX, brings autonomous-emergency braking, lane-keeping assist, adaptive cruise control, and automatic high-beam...


Honda Australia: 'No changes' for Civic Type R despite UK plant closure
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Honda Australia: 'No changes' for Civic Type R despite UK plant closure

Honda Australia has reaffirmed its commitment to the currently UK-sourced Civic Type R, despite its global parent announcing the factory that makes it will shut its doors in 2021. The Swindon plant is the only Honda facility that makes the Civic Type R (pictured) currently, though the company's local director, Stephen Collins, says the current model will see out its lifecycle and confirmed plans for a next-generation model after that...


Honda officially closes UK manufacturing operations
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Honda officially closes UK manufacturing operations

It’s not just vehicle manufacturing in Australia that has felt the strain in recent years, with Honda officially announcing this morning it will close its UK plant in the English town of Swindon. While claiming the closure has ‘nothing to do with Brexit’, chief executive Takahiro Hachigo did confirm 3500 jobs would be lost...


Honda preparing to announce UK factory closure - report
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Honda preparing to announce UK factory closure - report

Honda looks likely to announce the closure of its plant in Swindon, UK, thanks to a combination of import tariffs in the USA, declining diesel demand, and uncertainty surrounding Brexit. Reports from Sky News have suggested the announcement could come as soon as this afternoon Australian time, Tuesday morning in the UK...


Honda HR-V +Luxe on sale from $29,990
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Honda HR-V +Luxe on sale from $29,990

Honda Australia has announced the special-edition HR-V +Luxe, which brings a handful of luxury features to its popular small crossover. Based on the VTi-S trim, the +Luxe gains black leather seat trim, heated front seats, metallic/pearlescent paint, and '+Luxe' badging over its standard counterpart, with the majority of these items usually reserved for the high-spec RS and VTi-LX grades...


Honda Urban EV prototype interior revealed
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Honda Urban EV prototype interior revealed

The interior of Honda's electric vehicle prototype, expected to be a near-production version of its Urban EV concept, has been revealed ahead of the car's official unveiling at the 2019 Geneva motor show, which kicks off at the beginning of March. The prototype's interior will seemingly have a clean, minimalist design, which is certainly in keeping with the styling of the 2017 concept car, as well as the prototypes spied during testing...


Honda goes gold to celebrate 50 years in Australia
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Honda goes gold to celebrate 50 years in Australia

Honda has created a range of one-off golden products to celebrate 50 years in Australia, designed to highlight the immense diversity of its product offering. And no, you can't buy them. Honda's broad range of products across various segments have delivered over five million sales for the brand in Australia, since launching here on February 4, 1969...


Honda Urban EV: Production prototype to debut in Geneva
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Honda Urban EV: Production prototype to debut in Geneva

Honda will offer the first near-production look at its road-ready compact electric vehicle at the 2019 Geneva motor show, with teasers and spy photos confirming the car will owe plenty to the much-loved Urban EV concept from 2017. With its round headlights and minimalist detailing, the new car will be quite a break from not only Honda's recent styling efforts, but from the industry in general...


2018 Honda HR-V VTi review
Rating: 7.710 /10
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2018 Honda HR-V VTi review

The Honda HR-V isn't the sexiest compact crossover going around, but it has plenty to offer practical buyers.


Design Review: 2003 Honda HSC

Design Review: 2003 Honda HSC

At the 2003 Tokyo Motor Show, Honda premiered the HSC (Honda Sports Concept), a prototype that looked like a suitable replacement for the ageing NSX which was in its last years of production. Thanks to its carbon-fibre body built on an aluminium chassis, the HSC weighed in at a svelte 1150kg. Power came from a 3...


Honda reveals in-car commerce prototype at CES
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Honda reveals in-car commerce prototype at CES

Honda has taken its next step into the in-car commerce sphere with the reveal of the Honda Dream Drive prototype infotainment software, which the brand claims to be the "automotive industry’s first integrated driver and passenger infotainment, commerce, services and rewards dashboards within the vehicle environment"...