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July 30, 2015

Honda to get 'Baby NSX' and it may debut this fall

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There are several reports that Honda is working on another sports car for its lineup, following the introduction of the new NSX. Dubbed as a "baby NSX," the new sports car will be based on the same platform as the NSX, but will have a less powerful powertrain and will get a Honda badge.

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July 28, 2015

Honda and Toyota finally embrace the turbo, Accord and Camry to get turbocharged

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For years several automakers have been swapping out their large displacement engines for smaller turbocharged engines, but Japan's Big 3 - Honda, Toyota and Nissan have largely stayed away turbos. Save for the fact that the first Acura RDX had a turbo and the Nissan Juke and GT-R models currently offer a turbo, you won't find any other turbos on their lots. That's about to change.

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July 23, 2015

2016 Honda Accord gets updated styling plus Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

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Honda has unveiled the updated 2016 Accord, which gets updated styling, Honda Sensing plus Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

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July 20, 2015

2016 Acura RDX [REVIEW]

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While Acura's sedan lineup has had its ups and downs over the years, one part of its lineup has remained the shinning star - its SUV lineup. The MDX continues to be the best-selling luxury three-row crossover and the smaller RDX has managed to outgun rivals, like the Audi Q5 and BMW X3. For 2016 Acura gave the RDX a nice update that adds a little more styling pizzaz, a little more fun under the hood and some small interior updates. Will the updates keep the RDX out front, or is there a chance now that others may catch up? Read on to find out.

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July 15, 2015

Honda's CEO has no car, says he's holding out for the Civic Type R

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It may seem a bit odd that the CEO of a major automaker doesn't even own a car, but that's the case for Honda's new CEO, Takahiro Hachigo. Hachigo says that he is holding out for a specific car until he finally owns a car again. Which model is he waiting for? The 306-hp Civic Type R, which is going to arrive this fall.

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July 5, 2015

Honda begins production of the new Civic Type R

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Honda has officially started production of the all-new Civic Type R at its European plant in Swindon, UK. The first three versions of the 306 horsepower Civic Type R were painted in red, white and blue respectively as they left the line heading to Honda dealerships across Europe.

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June 25, 2015

2016 Acura NSX to pace the 93rd Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

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Acura has announced that the 2016 Acura NSX will be the official pace car of the 93rd Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on June 28. The special NSX pace car, which is wrapped in custom racing-inspired livery will lead the field of 140 entrants in the race.

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June 18, 2015

2015 Honda Accord Sedan [REVIEW]

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The Honda Accord has been the leader for midsize sedans for decades now. Long established as the benchmark by which others are judged, it stands the test of time by being unique in that it's occasionally the best at one criteria, yet as often very good at almost all of them. To quote the adage; "it really is greater than the sum of it's parts." For the Accord though, being top dog also means having competitors sights set on you. With the latest round of midsize domination with the Ford Fusion, Hyundai Sonata, and Kia Optima nipping at your heels, how does the Accord compare?

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June 15, 2015

Honda to revamp its green lineup: Civic Hybrid and Civic Natural Gas are done

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Honda has some big changes in store, which includes the introduction of the all-new tenth-generation Civic later this year. When the all-new Civic arrives, a few versions will not return. American Honda Motor Executive Vice President John Mendel has announced that the Civic Hybrid and Civic Natural Gas models will be dropped when the 2016 Civic debuts.

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June 11, 2015

Leaked patent photos may reveal Honda mid-engine S2000 successor

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There have been rumors for quite a while about a successor to the Honda S2000, since it left us in 2009. Honda is finally renewing its interest in more performance models, which is seen with the upcoming introduction of the new Acura NSX and Honda Civic Type-R, but is Honda also finally working on a successor to the S2000?

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June 8, 2015

2016 Acura ILX [REVIEW]

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Acura originally introduced the ILX for 2013. Based on the Civic it was Acura's attempt to compete in the ever growing small car luxury segment. Unfortunately the ILX didn't offer much to differentiate it from the Civic. With new players from Audi, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz, the ILX just couldn't complete. Luckily for 2016 that has all changed with pretty much the entire car getting reworked, especially where it was needed most - under the hood.

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June 3, 2015

2016 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid gets new safety and driver assistive technologies

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Acura has revealed the updates to the 2016 RLX Sport Hybrid, which goes on sale this month. The biggest update to the 2016 model is the availability of a long list of new safety and driver assistive technologies.

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May 22, 2015

Honda kicks off production of the all-new 2016 Pilot in Alabama

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Honda has announced that production of the all-new 2016 Honda Pilot has kicked off at its plant in Alabama. The 2016 Pilot is slated to arrive at dealerships next month.

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May 20, 2015

2016 Honda Pilot priced at $29,995 and gets 27 MPG highway rating

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Honda has released the pricing for the all-new 2016 Honda Pilot, which starts at $29,995 plus the $880 destination fee. The 2016 Pilot will be offered in LX, EX, EX-L, Touring and Elite trim levels.

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May 4, 2015

2016 Honda HR-V [REVIEW]

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The compact crossover segment is now one of the fastest growing segments with almost every automaker jumping in. The 2016 Honda HR-V is set to arrive this month and will be one of the heavy hitters that will compete with other new models, like the Fiat 500X, Jeep Renegade, Chevy Trax and Mazda CX-3. The HR-V borrows its platform from the small Fit, nabs the Civic's engine and comes filled with features that Honda hopes will set it apart, does it work?

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April 30, 2015

2016 Honda HR-V priced at $19,115 and rated at 35 mpg

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Honda has revealed all the details about the 2016 HR-V compact SUV, which will officially go on sale on May 15. Pricing for the 2016 HR-V starts at $19,115 (plus $880 destination).

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April 28, 2015

Honda S2000 successor may get a turbo engine and two electric motors

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There have been rumors about a successor to the Honda S2000 for years and now the latest rumor claims that the successor could get an electrified powertrain that feature a turbocharged engine and two electric motors.

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April 23, 2015

2016 Acura NSX: Acura drops more details

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We're still patiently awaiting the arrival of the 2016 Acura NSX, but some of the NSX's engineers recently shared some of the technical details about the NSX at the SAE Detroit Section dinner, held in conjunction with the SAE 2015 World Congress and Exhibition. Details about the NSX's construction, airflow management system and some details about its hybrid powertrain were discussed at the dinner.

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April 21, 2015

2016 Honda Civic patent drawings preview the new Civic

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Leaked patent drawings of the all-new 2016 Honda Civic have leaked online, giving us an early look at the production 2016 Civic. Honda gave us a preview of the new Civic Coupe earlier this month at the New York Auto Show with the Civic Coupe concept, but now we can see what the new sedan will look like as well.

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April 15, 2015

2016 Acura RDX priced at $35,270

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The restyled 2016 Acura RDX is scheduled to hit dealerships tomorrow and Acura has announced the pricing, which starts at $35,270 - an increase of just $175 over the 2015 model. The 2016 RDX gets a bunch of upgrades, including a restyled exterior, a more powerful engine and new technologies.

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April 10, 2015

2016 Honda Pilot specs released before it arrives this summer

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Honda unveiled the all-new 2016 Pilot earlier this year in Chicago, but Honda didn't release all the specific details about the third-generation Pilot. Honda has now released all the details about the 2016 Pilot, with the exception of the pricing ahead of its arrival this summer.

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April 8, 2015

Honda Crosstour hits the end of the road

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We can't say that we're too surprised, but Honda has confirmed that the Crosstour crossover is going to be discontinued at the end of 2015. The end of the Crosstour will give Honda more room to produce its higher volume SUVs, like the CR-V and 2016 Pilot.

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April 1, 2015

2016 Honda Civic Concept stuns the crowd in NYC

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The concept version of the all new tenth generation Honda Civic bowed today at the New York Auto Show. Highlighted by stunning neon green paint, LED lighting, and a large spoiler wing; the concept truly turns heads and proves that Honda hasn't lost it's mojo.

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March 31, 2015

Honda confirms next-generation Civic hatchback will be sold in 'global markets'

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A few weeks ago rumors started to circle that Honda is going to bring a Civic hatchback back to the U.S. and now Honda has sorta confirmed those rumors. Honda has announced that its UK plant will be the global production hub for the next Civic five-door hatchback and that it will be exported to key global markets.

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March 23, 2015

Honda extends Fit EV leases and drops price to $199 a month

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When Honda released the Fit EV in 2012, Honda announced that only 1,100 Fit EVs would be available over the following three years. Buyers could also only lease it for three years, but now that many of those original leases are now close to done, Honda has announced that it is extending the lease option for another two years.

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March 18, 2015

Honda Civic Hatchback to return to the U.S. in 2016

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Being big fans of hatchbacks like the Mazda3 and VW Golf, this is great news! It's being reported that Honda is finally going to offer a hatchback version of the Civic in the U.S. again. It's been 10 years since Honda offered a Civic hatchback in the states.

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2015 Acura TLX V6 SH-AWD [REVIEW]

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The Acura TLX is unique in the that it's an all new model, yet technically replaces two. By being affordable, feature filled, and versatile, it's going to offer a ton of value making your forget all about the TSX and TL before it. What it will remind you of though is... an Audi. After a week behind the wheel of the V6 AWD model with the Advance package, that's what it kept repeatedly reminding me of, and that's not a bad thing.

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March 12, 2015

Next-Gen Honda Civic to get a standard turbo 1.5L

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Honda recently announced plans to introduce a range of new turbocharged four-cylinder engines in the U.S. as it seeks to use the technology to meet stricter fuel economy standards. It's now being reported that the next-generation Honda Civic will get a 1.5L turbocharged four-cylinder engine as standard.

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March 11, 2015

Next-Gen Honda CR-Z to get the Civic Type-R's engine in 2017

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Although sales of the Honda CR-Z hybrid have failed to meet expectations, Honda is reportedly working on a new one. A source has revealed that an all-new CR-Z is in the works and will arrive by 2017.

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March 2, 2015

All-new Honda Civic Type R packs 305 horsepower!

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Honda has just revealed the most powerful Type R model yet - the all-new Civic Type R. With a new 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder under the hood, the new Civic Type R packs 305 horsepower and 295 lb-ft. of torque. The new engine is mated to a six-speed manual transmission, but unlike the Golf R or Focus RS, the Civic Type R sends all its power to the front wheels.

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2016 Acura RLX gets AcuraWatch tech and revised tuning

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Acura has revealed the updates to the 2016 RLX, which goes on sale on March 3. The 2016 RLX is getting a few updates including the addition of the AcuraWatch suite of safety technologies and a revised suspension tuning to improve the RLX's ride quality.

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2016 Honda Civic Type R: First official photo revealed

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We're now just a day away from the official reveal of the much anticipated Honda Civic Type R, but Honda Poland has just given us our first look at the production model.

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February 23, 2015

2016 Honda Civic Type R teased again in a new spot [VIDEO]

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Honda has released a new 55-second spot titled "Keep Up" that is meant to "echo the brand's thirst for relentless improvement by pushing themselves to new limits." But what we're most excited about is that the video provides a preview of the new Civic Type R.

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February 18, 2015

Honda trademarks 'CDX' name, likely for small Acura crossover

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It's being reported that Honda filed a trademark with the U.S. Patent and Trademark office last week to protect the name "CDX." Acura has revealed that it is looking at the idea of selling a version of the small Honda HR-V crossover, which would likely be called the CDX to align with the naming structure of the RDX and MDX crossovers.

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February 13, 2015

Next-Gen 2017 Honda Ridgeline previewed in Chicago

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In addition to unveiling the all-new 2016 Honda Pilot SUV, Honda also previewed the next-generation Ridgeline pickup at the Chicago Auto Show. This single sketch previews the design of the new Ridgeline, which looks a bit more like a traditional truck, than the original Ridgeline.

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February 12, 2015

2016 Acura RDX gets more power and updated styling

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Last year the RDX had its best sales year ever and Acura is hoping to keep that momentum rolling with the debut of the updated 2016 RDX. When the 2016 RDX arrives this spring it will arrive with updated styling that aligns it closer with the rest of the updated lineup, like the ILX and MDX. It will also get a new V6 and Acura's AcuraWatch safety and driver-assistive technologies.

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All-New 2016 Honda Pilot debuts with a more muscular body and 9-speed transmission

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Honda has unveiled the all-new 2016 Honda Pilot SUV, which now in its third generation, the eight passenger SUV ditches the previous boxy look. The 2016 Pilot will arrive in showrooms this summer with a body that's been stretched 3.5 inches, a new 3.5L V6 and a Honda's first 9-speed automatic transmission.

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February 11, 2015

2016 Acura ILX priced at $28,820

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Acura has announced the pricing for the updated 2016 ILX, which now starts at $28,820. The 2016 ILX gets a bunch of big updates, like a standard 201-hp engine, a restyled exterior and more features.

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February 10, 2015

2016 Honda Civic Type R official pics released, has 167 mph top speed

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Honda is getting ready to reveal the new Civic Type R next month at the Geneva Motor Show, but even though the show is a few weeks away, Honda has been kind enough to release a few teasers early. The Civic Type R will look very close to the concept version, which is proven by these few photos of the production version.

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February 3, 2015

2016 Acura MDX gets a 9-speed transmission, new AWD system and AcuraWatch

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Acura is giving the 2016 MDX a long list of updates, which should help it hold on to its title as the best-selling three-row luxury SUV. The updated 2016 MDX gets a new 9-speed automatic transmission, a new AWD system with a twin-clutch design and the AcuraWatch suite of advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies.

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