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The Australian new-car market is showing signs of recovery. Pundits were forecasting another sharp decline, in the region of 20 per cent, as per previous months affected by the Coronavirus pandemic. To their surprise, October was a stellar month – Australians were buying new cars at almost the same rate as this time last year, pre-pandemic...

2020 Honda HR-V: Alternative interior colours arrive for a limited time

Honda has reintroduced alternative interior colour options for two of its most expensive HR-V variants, again for a limited time only. Both RS and VTi-LX grades are set to benefit from the move, with a 'Crimson' deep red interior available for the RS model, and a 'Classic White' interior available for the VTi-LX model...

Honda recalls 22,366 cars due to faulty fuel pump

Honda Australia has issued a recall on a total of 22,366 cars – across eight model types – citing a faulty component within the fuel pump assembly. The affected models are the Accord (MY2018), City (MY2019), Civic (MY2018), CR-V (MY2018-2019), HR-V (MY2018), Jazz (MY2019), Civic Type R (MY2018), and the NSX (MY2019)...

2020 Honda Jazz and HR-V get Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

Honda is rolling out updated versions of the Jazz and HR-V staples with new infotainment systems. Both models now get a 7.0-inch touchscreen running Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone linking, plus Siri Eyes Free and Google Voice Search voice-recognition...

Honda launches 50 Years Editions

Honda Australia is celebrating 50 years Down Under, and to honour the milestone the company has introduced ‘50 Years Edition’ versions of its most popular model lines. Available on the Civic, CR-V, HR-V and Jazz, the 50 Years Edition package brings extra features and equipment on the models on which they’re based for a nominal price increase...

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...

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...

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 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...

2018 Honda HR-V: Initial details for Australia, here in August

Honda Australia has released preliminary information for the updated 2018 HR-V range, headlined by the standard fitment of autonomous emergency braking (AEB), along with a new sport-themed RS trim grade. Previously reserved for higher-grade models, all versions of the MY18 HR-V get city-speed AEB as standard – operating at speeds of less than 30km/h using a windscreen-mounted laser radar...

2018 Honda HR-V coming in Q3

Honda has confirmed the updated HR-V range should arrive in Australia sometime during the third quarter of 2018. While specific details for locally-bound examples are still to be confirmed, Honda Australia says the revised HR-V will bring "improved driveability, improved safety and improved style"...