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First Production U.S.-bound Honda Civic Type R Fetches $200,000 In Auction

First Production U.S.-bound Honda Civic Type R Fetches $200,000 In Auction

The first U.S.-spec Honda Civic Type R finally has an owner – and is someone who paid a small fortune to have VIN 001. The hot hatch was auctioned off online at Bring a Trailer, and after eight days of bidding – 22 bids came in for the car – the winning bid turned out to be a cool $200,000, making the Civic Type R the most expensive Honda Civic ever sold at an auction. The winning price is head and shoulders above the car’s actual price of just $33,900, but there is that distinction that comes with owning the first U.S.-bound Honda Civic…Read entire story

Honda Australia hoping for a large SUV and ute, but chances are slim

Honda Australia hoping for a large SUV and ute, but chances are slim

Why do left-hand drive markets get all the good models? That must be what Honda Australia’s senior management is thinking, because it’s missing out on two models that could be vital to it growing its sales Down Under. The two models we’re talking about are the Pilot large SUV and the Ridgeline pick-up/ute, both of which aren’t built in right-hand drive. The market in North America is big enough to sustain both of them, just in left-hand drive. That doesn’t mean Honda Australia has given up on getting a larger SUV to sit above the CR-V, and a dual-…Read entire story

Alonso pins McLaren’s woes squarely on Honda’s shoulders

Alonso pins McLaren’s woes squarely on Honda’s shoulders

Filed under: Motorsports,Honda,McLaren,Racing McLaren, the second most successful team in Formula One history in terms of race wins, has yet to score a point in four rounds of this year’s championship and is last in the standings.Continue reading Alonso pins McLaren’s woes squarely on Honda’s shoulders Alonso pins McLaren’s woes squarely on Honda’s shoulders originally appeared on Autoblog on Sat, 13 May 2017 09:28:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | CommentsRead entire story

This NYC Honda S2000 Driver is a Dick

This NYC Honda S2000 Driver is a Dick

Show off somewhere else! When you own a sports car, you sometimes get the need to show off or push it to the limits. We get it. Throwing down some power or taking a turn and hitting the apex is a great feeling. But you don’t ever do it on a busy public road with others in the vicinity! This video comes to us from Brooklyn, New York. In a city where traffic is always nuts and there’s people everywhere, hooning your sports car is definitely not a good idea. In fact, it’s just an accident waiting to happen. This Honda S2000 driver was just a dick. At…Read entire story

Honda Malaysia recalls 24,962 vehicles over Takata airbags – 2012 Accord, Jazz, City, Freed and Insight

Honda Malaysia recalls 24,962 vehicles over Takata airbags – 2012 Accord, Jazz, City, Freed and Insight

Honda Malaysia has announced that it is initiating a precautionary recall for 24,962 vehicles over faulty front passenger airbag inflators manufactured by Takata. The issue affects the 2012 model year Accord, Jazz, Jazz Hybrid, City, Freed and Insight. The company stated that so far, there have been no crashes or injuries that have involved this particular airbag inflator unit. As with previous exercises, all affected customers will be informed via a notification letter, which will include details of the recall. Customers who receive the notification are advised to bring the letter and their vehicles to the nearest authorised Honda dealer for inspection. The replacement works will be…Read entire story

Honda Civic Type R Will Be Manual-Only, Despite CVT Rumors

Honda Civic Type R Will Be Manual-Only, Despite CVT Rumors

Don't believe everything you read. Case in point: the transmission on the upcoming new Honda Civic Type R.Read more » Read entire story

The 2018 Honda Odyssey continues the saga of the ultimate family vehicle

The 2018 Honda Odyssey continues the saga of the ultimate family vehicle

The next-gen Honda Odyssey gets revealed at the Cobo Center at the 2017 NAIAS. What’s going on? The 2017 North American International Auto Show is in full swing and we’re here in Detroit to cover it all. Kicking off the show conferences is the reveal of the all-new and next-generation 2018 Honda Odyssey minivan. Honda has a new family mover. Sweet. What’s new about it? Because the Honda Odyssey is a tried, tested, and true formula, significant changes aren’t really abundant. Rather, the new Odyssey takes its typical formula and adds the latest and greatest tech to make…Read entire story

Honda Malaysia will not increase prices for now – CEO

Honda Malaysia will not increase prices for now – CEO

During a press conference following the launch of the Honda BR-V, Shugo Watanabe, assistant to managing director and CEO of Honda Malaysia revealed that the company has no plans to increase prices for now, despite the worsening ringgit. “Of course, we may suffer from the currency situation but it is difficult to estimate the ringgit situation now, even though Malaysia’s GDP and trade balance are as they are. We have to see how things go but at this time, we have no plans to increase prices,” he said. The depreciating ringgit, which currently stands at RM4.49 per USD at the time of writing, has led to speculation that manufacturers will increase their vehicle prices in 2017. Recently, …Read entire story

Manual sales on the nose, even in the most price-sensitive segments

Manual sales on the nose, even in the most price-sensitive segments

Manual transmission sales are dipping away across most segments when it comes to new car sales, and the effects are even being felt in the most price-sensitive parts of the market. The light car or city car segment has traditionally been important for manufacturers to offer cheap manual versions of their most affordable models to get buyers through their showroom doors. And while manuals still play their part, buyers aren’t being coaxed into doing the shift-work themselves to save a couple of bucks. In 2016 one of the biggest-selling light cars on the market, the Hyundai Accent…Read entire story

Mellifluous Motors: 21 Car Names That Are Music to Your Ears

Mellifluous Motors: 21 Car Names That Are Music to Your Ears

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Honda NSX Vs BMW i8 In Battle Of The New-Age Hybrid Supercars

Honda NSX Vs BMW i8 In Battle Of The New-Age Hybrid Supercars

Not that long ago, the term “hybrid” was associated with eco-friendly but far from exciting to drive cars like the Toyota Prius, so petrolheads merely sniggered at it. Read more » Read entire story

SEMA Honda Civic show cars prove the model’s continuing tuner appeal

SEMA Honda Civic show cars prove the model’s continuing tuner appeal

Filed under: Aftermarket,SEMA Show,Honda,Coupe,Sedan,Concept Cars The versatile Civic shows its stripes at SEMA.Continue reading SEMA Honda Civic show cars prove the model’s continuing tuner appeal SEMA Honda Civic show cars prove the model’s continuing tuner appeal originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 01 Nov 2016 18:15:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | CommentsRead entire story

Honda recalls 350,000 2016 Civics in the US over electronic parking brake issue – Malaysia not affected

Honda recalls 350,000 2016 Civics in the US over electronic parking brake issue – Malaysia not affected

In the US, Honda has announced a recall for around 350,000 10th-gen Civics over an issue with the vehicles electronic parking brake. The recall involves 2016 model year Civic Sedan and Civic Coupe models. The automaker said that the software for the Vehicle Stability Assist ((VSA) electronic control unit in the affected vehicles may prevent application of the electronic parking brake from being applied immediately after turning the vehicle ignition off. It added that the vehicle could roll away if the parking brake was not properly engaged and the vehicle was not in its parking gear. Honda said that the issue was discovered following warranty claims related to the illumination of the brake …Read entire story