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2020 Honda Jazz Hybrid detailed in Europe

Details about the hybrid drivetrain to be used in the next-generation Honda Jazz have been announced in Europe. Under the bonnet there's a 1.5-litre petrol engine and two electric motors driving the front wheels via a fixed-gear transmission, which the company says is more compact than the usual eCVT setup used in other hybrid vehicles...

Takata crisis: Honda warns 33,000 owners to "stop driving immediately", offers to buy back cars

Australian authorities have warned 33,000 Honda owners to “stop driving their vehicle immediately” – and the cars will be bought back by the car company – as the Takata airbag crisis continues to expand...

2020 Honda Civic hatch pricing and specs

The Honda Civic hatch has been given an update for 2020, bringing it into line with the revised sedan version launched in 2019. These changes apply to the Thai-made mainstream versions, not the UK-sourced Type R mega-hatch. Chief item among the changes is the rollout of Honda Sensing active safety tech into the mid-range VTi-L and sporty RS (previously the province of the flagship VTi-LX)...

2020 Honda Civic Type R facelift unveiled

The updated Honda Civic Type R hatch has been revealed at the 2020 Tokyo Auto Salon. Externally, the revisions to the Civic Type R are pretty subtle. There's a larger grille for improved engine cooling, and the addition of body-colour swooshes for the fog light surround up front and the fake vents in the rear bumper...

Honda CEO pours cold water on EV demand

Honda's boss has cast doubt on whether buyers really want electric vehicles, instead arguing hybrid vehicles are key to meeting government regulations. An interview in industry journal Automotive News Europe, Honda CEO Takahiro Hachigo said "hybrid vehicles are the way to abide by different environmental regulations"...

Honda S2000 reborn to celebrate 20th anniversary

The Honda S2000 is making a comeback... but not as an all-new model to rival the BMW Z4 and Porsche Boxster. To celebrate 20 years since the rev-happy roadster's launch, Honda Japan is preparing a custom one-off for the Tokyo Auto Salon. And no, it's not standard. For starters, the exterior has been given a minor update for 2020, with a more aggressive front bar, side skirts, rear spoiler, and fenders...

Honda Augmented Driving Concept unveiled

The Honda Augmented Driving Concept, as well as a number of new technologies, will be on display at the automaker's stand at CES 2020, which takes place in Las Vegas next January. The Augmented Driving Concept is a roadster that can be changed from autonomous to manual driving at the flick of a switch...

Takata airbag crisis worsens: 78,000 cars off the road in Australia’s biggest automotive buy back

The Takata airbag crisis has taken its most serious turn yet, with to up 78,000 cars to be put off the road and bought back by manufacturers at an estimated cost of up to $200 million. Popular cars made by Audi, BMW, Ford, Honda, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Suzuki and Toyota – sold from 1996 to 2000 – are believed to be equipped with another type of Takata airbag inflator which can also become unstable over time and spray shrapnel when deployed in a crash...

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Honda Australia considers dropping Jazz

Honda Australia has conceded it might have to stop selling the Jazz once the current model’s production run ends, because cheap city cars are becoming almost impossible to make profit from, and sales are falling against more popular (and lucrative) small SUVs anyway...

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Plenty has happened in the world of car news over the last 24 hours. If you haven't had time to read all the news on CarAdvice.com, catch up on your way home with Car News Daily, as Mandy Turner reads each news story word-for-word...