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2016 Honda Accord US facelift detailed, Australian debut unclear

The American arm of the Japanese car maker has revealed an updated version of its top-selling Honda Accord range. Externally, the updated Accord sedan features a revised front- and rear-end design, with the biggest changes taking place up front. A chunky, chromed and winged grille takes pride of place and is topped by a new aluminium bonnet...

2015 Honda Accord Sport Hybrid pricing and specifications

The Honda Accord Sport Hybrid launched in Australia this week — two years after its world debut in the US market — returns the company to the petrol-electric market it helped pioneer locally with the 2001 Insight.  Notable as the first Honda sold in Australia with the brand’s hyped new Earth Dreams dual-motor hybrid technologies, it is the most fuel-efficient car in its segment, with claimed Australian combined-cycle fuel use of 4...

Honda Accord and CR-V recalled over auto braking issue

Honda Australia has recalled 2138 late-model Accord sedans and CR-V SUVs over a potential issue with the Collision Mitigation Braking System. The recall notice posted on the website of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission states that the automatic system could unexpectedly activate while operating the vehicle...

Honda Accord Euro, Civic, CR-V, Jazz : 21,752 vehicles recalled as Takata airbag defect grows

Honda Australia is recalling a total of 21,752 vehicles across four key models as the fallout continues from a widespread fault related to airbags manufactured by Japanese auto parts company Takata. Already affecting millions of vehicles from a gamut of manufacturers worldwide, the latest addition to the Takata airbag recall includes 8233 CR-Vs, 5908 Jazzs, 5106 Honda Accord Euros and 2505 Civics, all built between 2003-2004...

Honda Accord Euro to be axed in 2015

The Honda Accord Euro will be axed from the car maker’s line-up next year and will not be replaced. Honda Australia director Stephen Collins told CarAdvice today that he was made aware of the Japanese manufacturer’s decision to discontinue the once-popular mid-sized Accord Euro overnight following a notice from head office...

Honda Accord Euro: decision on future due within months

A decision on the future of the Honda Accord Euro is expected in the coming months, ending years of speculation about the ageing mid-sizer. Honda Australia director Stephen Collins told CarAdvice he had no news about the model at this stage, though said a final ruling from head office was not far away. “I would expect a decision on Accord Euro in the next month or so,” Collins said...

Honda Accord Euro: future still unclear for medium car

Mystery continues to surround the future of the Honda Accord Euro, with a Chinese model currently twinned to the medium car set to break away for its next generation. The Japanese car maker has confirmed its Chinese joint venture division Dongfeng Honda will unveil a concept for the next-generation Spirior at the Beijing auto show on April 20...

Honda Accord disappoints with four-star ANCAP safety rating

The new Honda Accord has earned a disappointing four-star safety rating from the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP). The Accord was penalised under ANCAP's assessment criteria for offering sub-standard protection to the lower legs of the driver. ANCAP awarded the new Honda Accord 0...

Honda Accord Hybrid: 3.3L/100km sedan revealed

Details of the Honda Accord Hybrid have been officially released, headlined by the promise of improved fuel economy. Teased earlier this month, the new Honda Accord Hybrid features the same Sport Hybrid i-MMD (intelligent multi-mode drive) powertrain as the Accord PHEV (Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle) that went on sale in the US earlier this year, minus the plug-in charging capability...

Honda Accord Hybrid loses plug-in capability for Japan

The 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid has been teased on the manufacturer's Japanese website ahead of its official unveiling later this month. The Honda Accord Hybrid sedan bound for the Japanese domestic market differs from the Honda Accord PHEV (Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle) released onto the US market earlier this year as it isn't not fitted with the that model’s plug-in charging technology...

Honda continues with Accord & Accord Euro strategy

Honda Australia plans to continue its twin-Accord strategy for at least another 18 months despite the all-new Honda Accord expected to downsize to the medium car segment, which puts it side by side with the Honda Accord Euro. Speaking to CarAdvice at the launch of the 2013 Honda Accord, Honda Australia Director, Stephen Collins, said that selling the two models side by side has proven a successful strategy for Honda...