Last year Honda gave the 2015 CR-V an extensive refresh with a new engine, improved styling and more features. Now for the 2016 model year, the CR-V is getting a new Special Edition trim level that is positioned above the base LX trim.
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It's being reported that Honda's new 'Baby NSX' could arrive by 2018. The reports follow the leaked patent drawings were of the mid-engined sports car that leaked out earlier this year.
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Honda has revealed the production version of its new fuel cell vehicle ahead of its debut next month at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show. Tentatively called the FCV, the concept borrows many styling cues from the concept version that debuted almost two years ago at the Los Angeles Auto Show.
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Honda has unveiled what it calls the most ambitious remake yet of the Civic. The all-new 2016 Civic is completely new from the ground up with a new platform, new engines, more features and a striking new exterior.
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Honda has been trying to keep the all-new 2016 Civic under wraps until its official debut on September 16, but someone screwed up, since it was recently caught sitting outside on the street in Michigan. The guys over at CivicX have posted a few photos of the 2016 Civic that was spotted on the streets in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
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It looks like the Honda CR-Z hybrid is going to get another refresh and a few photos of the refreshed hybrid have surfaced online ahead of its debut.
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Honda has announced that the all-new 2016 Pilot SUV has received the highest safety rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. When it's equipped with the optional Honda Sensing front crash prevention technology, the 2016 Pilot has a Top Safety Pick+ rating.
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When Acura unveiled the new NSX earlier this year, Acura said that it was expected to go on sale by the end of the year. Now it's being reported that production has been delayed until next spring, which means the new NSX will arrive as a 2017 model.
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Honda is reportedly mulling the idea of offering the small S660 convertible to the U.S. according to John Mendel, executive vice president of American Honda. With a footprint that is two feet shorter than the Mazda Miata MX-5, the S660 convertible is considered a mini car in Japan.
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Last month Honda unveiled the updated 2016 Honda Accord Sedan, but we've had to wait a few weeks to see the official photos of the updated Coupe. The styling changes aren't huge, but they do make the 2016 Accord look a bit more aggressive.
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Honda has announced the updates to the 2016 Odyssey with the biggest update being the introduction of a new SE model that comes standard with a rear entertainment system, SiriusXM satellite radio and the HondaVAC.
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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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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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Honda has unveiled the updated 2016 Accord, which gets updated styling, Honda Sensing plus Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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