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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...

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2019 Acura RDX revealed
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2019 Acura RDX revealed

Acura, luxury arm for Honda, has unveiled its new RDX SUV in New York, carrying a new turbocharged powertrain and torque-vectoring all-wheel drive. Gone is the naturally-aspirated V6 from the old RDX, replaced with a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine making 272hp (203kW) and 380Nm...


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...


2018 Acura RDX teased ahead of Detroit debut
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2018 Acura RDX teased ahead of Detroit debut

The Acura RDX Prototype has been teased ahead of its debut at the 2018 Detroit motor show, which takes place in the middle of January. The RDX Prototype seen above and below previews the third generation of Acura's entry-level crossover for the North American market — the smaller CDX leads the line in China...


Acura NSX 'Dream Project' revealed for SEMA
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Acura NSX 'Dream Project' revealed for SEMA

Honda's luxury arm, Acura, has revealed a special version of its NSX supercar for this year's SEMA show, dubbed the 'NSX Dream Project'. Developed in collaboration with ScienceofSpeed, the Acura NSX 'Dream Project' gets aerodynamic upgrades and powertrain modifications, giving the Japanese supercar a look inspired by GT3 racing, along with a power boost over the standard tune...


Asia's luxury brands planning EV rollout
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Asia's luxury brands planning EV rollout

Asia's luxury marques are looking to challenge the Germans in the premium electric car segment, with Lexus, Genesis, Acura and Infiniti hinting at plans to launch EVs in the near future. In a new report by industry journal Automotive News, executives from each company said they are all weighing electric vehicle offerings in response to a wave of new models coming from brands like Tesla, Mercedes-Benz, Audi, BMW and Porsche...


2017 Honda NSX price confirmed at $420,000
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2017 Honda NSX price confirmed at $420,000

The Australian price of the Honda NSX has now been confirmed at $420,000 plus on-road costs, making it even more expensive than previously reported. Just one specification will be offered in Australia, available to order today ahead of early 2017 deliveries, with all options boxes ticked as standard equipment. The 2017 Honda NSX is powered by a 3...


2017 Honda NSX: $420,000 driveaway price tag tipped for hybrid supercar
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2017 Honda NSX: $420,000 driveaway price tag tipped for hybrid supercar

Honda Australia is yet to officially confirm local pricing for the much-hyped 2017 Honda NSX, however, CarAdvice has learned that the single-specification NSX destined to reach Australian buyers before the end of the year will likely be priced at $420,000 drive-away...


2017 Honda NSX to tackle Pikes Peak International Hill Climb
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2017 Honda NSX to tackle Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

Japanese car maker Honda has today announced its NSX supercar will make its North American racing debut at the upcoming Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. In the famed race - which celebrate its 100th anniversary this year - Honda will run two of its American-built NSX supercars in the time attack 1 and 2 classes, driven by brothers James and Nick Robinson...


2016 Acura CDX unveiled in Beijing
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2016 Acura CDX unveiled in Beijing

The new Acura CDX crossover has been unveiled at the 2016 Beijing auto show, and is the first model from the brand to be designed with China in mind. Believed to be based on the Honda HR-V, the new CDX slots in underneath the Pilot-based MDX and the CR-V-based RDX. The CDX is the first all new Acura model to come out after the Precision Concept, which debuted the brand's new styling direction...


Acura CDX compact SUV revealed ahead of Beijing motor show
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Acura CDX compact SUV revealed ahead of Beijing motor show

Images of a new compact SUV expected to be known as the Acura CDX, have surfaced online ahead of a planned Beijing motor show unveiling this week. The so-called CDX takes a number of its styling cues from the recently-facelifted Acura MDX, showing a similar swooping roofline and the distinctive diamond grille that was designed for the MDX to introduce a much more sporty and aggressive demeanor...


Honda NSX GT3 New York reveal signals 2017 racing intent
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Honda NSX GT3 New York reveal signals 2017 racing intent

With interest in GT-level motorsport ever increasing, Honda is the latest brand to make clear its racing intentions with the New York motor show unveiling of its Honda NSX GT3 racer. Clearly stamped with its North American ‘Acura’ branding, the Honda NSX GT3 race car revealed at this week’s 2016 New York International Auto Show is set to tackle the North American GT3 category from 2017...


2017 Acura MDX facelift spied testing
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2017 Acura MDX facelift spied testing

The luxury-focussed version of Honda’s large Pilot SUV, the Acura MDX, is coming in for a mid-life makeover that could possibly preview the next step in the brand’s styling language. Launched in 2014, the current third-generation MDX may be the last new model to wear the brand’s much-maligned ‘beak’ grille, with these new photos hinting at a new design at the front end...


Acura Precision Concept stuns in Detroit
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Acura Precision Concept stuns in Detroit

Honda’s American-focused luxury division Acura pulled the covers from the stunning Precision Concept today, day two of the 2016 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The California-designed Precision Concept is being presented as a “clear promise for the Acura brand”, meaning you can expect to see elements of this model feature on future road cars...


Honda to show Acura Precision concept at Detroit auto show
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Honda to show Acura Precision concept at Detroit auto show

Honda’s luxury arm Acura will use the 2016 Detroit auto show to unveil a sharp new concept, dubbed Precision. Acura says the new show car will preview the next stage in its evolving brand styling, informing the look of its future offerings...


Keyless ignition class action lawsuit launched in US against 10 automakers - report
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Keyless ignition class action lawsuit launched in US against 10 automakers - report

A class action lawsuit has been filed in the US against 10 leading car makers, which seeks to claim damages and force car companies to install an automatic engine shut off device for vehicles fitted with keyless ignition...


Lexus tops US customer satisfaction study as industry average falls again
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Lexus tops US customer satisfaction study as industry average falls again

Satisfaction among buyers of new vehicles in the US has fallen for a third straight year on the back of a record number of recalls, quality issues, and rising prices, according to the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI). The 2015 ACSI Automobiles Report shows industry-wide customer satisfaction in new vehicles has fallen 3...


Honda NSX V6 uses Cosworth block and heads
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Honda NSX V6 uses Cosworth block and heads

The V6 motor in the second-generation Honda NSX has a block and heads made by British engine specialist Cosworth. Over the weekend we reported that production of the second-generation Honda NSX will be delayed from the third quarter of 2015 to the second quarter of 2016. Part of the blame for this delay was sheeted to a late decision to switch the new NSX from a naturally aspirated engine to a turbocharged one...


Honda NSX production start delayed until 2016 - report
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Honda NSX production start delayed until 2016 - report

The commencement of production of the second-generation Honda NSX, at new dedicated facility in Ohio, has been pushed back by around half-a-year. When the production car was revealed in January this year, left-hand drive production was scheduled to commence during the third quarter of 2015, with right-hand vehicles following them down the line in 2016...


Mainstream models closing gap to premium cars: JD Power APEAL study
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Mainstream models closing gap to premium cars: JD Power APEAL study

The proliferation of high-level safety and convenience technologies in mainstream cars has helped to close the gap in desirability to premium models to the lowest level in a decade, according to the results of a new study. The 2015 JD Power US Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) Study shows the average APEAL score of mainstream models increased five points to 790 this year compared with just a one-point average increase for premium vehicles (up to 841)...