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2013 Honda Jazz, Insight, Accord Euro recalled for Takata airbags

Honda Australia has issued a recall for its 2013MY Jazz, Jazz Hybrid, Accord Euro and Insight models as part of the ongoing Takata airbag campaign. All vehicles involved in this notice are fitted with faulty passenger inflators classed as 'beta' airbags - that aren't rated as dangerous as 'alpha' ones...

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Honda Australia overhauls hybrid range : Accord Hybrid in; CR-Z, Civic and Jazz Hybrids out
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Honda Australia overhauls hybrid range : Accord Hybrid in; CR-Z, Civic and Jazz Hybrids out

Honda Australia is overhauling its hybrid car line-up, confirming plans to introduce the Accord Hybrid before the middle of the year and axing ageing petrol-electric models such as the CR-Z and Civic Hybrid. Honda Australia public relations manager Melissa Cross confirmed the local division is currently running out its hybrid range ahead of the introduction of new “Hybrid Sport” models from its ‘Earth Dreams Technology’ portfolio...


2015 Honda New Cars
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2015 Honda New Cars

Details of the new and updated Honda models launching in Australia in 2015.   Honda HR-V – February One of the pioneers of the sub-compact crossover segment, the Honda HR-V, will return to Australian showrooms in February – albeit as a very different car launching into a now hugely competitive market...


Honda CEO and executives take pay cuts over recent recalls
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Honda CEO and executives take pay cuts over recent recalls

The president of Honda Motor Co. and 12 other top executives will take unprecedented pay cuts after the company announced the fifth recall for its new Jazz Hybrid in just 12 months. Reuters reports the latest recall affects 425,000 Honda Jazz Hybrids (badged Fit Hybrid in other markets) and other models in Japan, and relates to two noise-related defects...


Honda CR-Z future “under evaluation” in Australia
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Honda CR-Z future “under evaluation” in Australia

The future of Honda Australia’s hybrid range appears to be in doubt, and its hero performance-focused hybrid model – the Honda CR-Z – could be on the chopping block. The CR-Z was dropped in Europe and the UK earlier this year, but the company stated it would continue building the CR-Z despite it sharing platform components and hybrid bits with the defunct Insight...


Honda Australia committed to hybrids despite disappointing sales
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Honda Australia committed to hybrids despite disappointing sales

Honda says it remains committed to hybrids in Australia despite selling just over 400 last year and facing the prospect of selling significantly fewer in 2014. Honda’s 403 hybrid sales in 2013 included 175 Insights, 141 Jazz Hybrids, 58 CR-Zs and 29 Civic Hybrids...


Honda Jazz: third-generation city car revealed
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Honda Jazz: third-generation city car revealed

First official images and details of the new Honda Jazz have been released ahead of the car's Japanese launch in September. Honda's third-generation Jazz city car embraces a new design language dubbed 'Exciting H Design' and features upgraded drivetrains across the range. The Honda Jazz Hybrid benefits most from the overhaul...


Honda Jazz Hybrid launches at $22,990
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Honda Jazz Hybrid launches at $22,990

The Honda Jazz Hybrid has launched as Australia's cheapest hybrid, with the $22,990 city car going on sale from this month. The fourth petrol-electric model in the local Honda line-up – after the Civic Hybrid, CR-Z and Insight – the Honda Jazz Hybrid combines the standard Jazz GLi’s 1...


Honda reaches million hybrid milestone
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Honda reaches million hybrid milestone

Honda has reached a significant milestone, selling more than one million hybrid vehicles around the world since 1999. Honda Australia director Stephen Collins confirmed the Japanese manufacturer achieved the million hybrid vehicle mark late last month...


Honda CR-V, Jazz Hybrid to headline Sydney motor show stand
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Honda CR-V, Jazz Hybrid to headline Sydney motor show stand

The all-new Honda CR-V and the fuel-efficient Honda Jazz Hybrid city car will headline the Japanese brand's stand at the 2012 Sydney motor show, which kicks off on October 18. The fourth-generation CR-V will launch in Australia in mid November, and will be available for the first time with the option of front-wheel drive as well as all-wheel drive...


Honda Jazz Hybrid: Prius C rival here in December
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Honda Jazz Hybrid: Prius C rival here in December

Honda Australia will fire the next shot in the hybrid war with Toyota when it introduces the Honda Jazz Hybrid in December. The Jazz Hybrid will give Honda a direct rival for the city-sized Toyota Prius C, which went on sale in March from $23,990, usurping the $29,990 Honda Insight to take the title of Australia’s cheapest hybrid...


Honda Jazz Hybrid coming to Paris (4.4L/100km)
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Honda Jazz Hybrid coming to Paris (4.4L/100km)

The Honda Jazz is about to get all green with the a hybrid version set to see the light of day at the Paris Motorshow. The Honda Jazz Hybrid will join the light car market to fight against the Ford Fiesta ECOnetic and other ultra-fuel-efficient models set to pop up...