Electric cars and plug-in hybrids are becoming more common everyday, especially with the introduction of the new Chevy Bolt - the electric car for the masses, but what's next. Although hybrids, plug-in hybrids and fully electric vehicles are becoming more popular, there is one future technology that has yet to take off, hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. Honda originally started leasing its Clarity FCX fuel cell vehicle in 2008 and since then we've seen the limited release of other fuel cell vehicles from GM, Hyundai and most recently Toyota, but is the technology now ready for prime time? For the 2017 model year, Honda and Toyota have released two vehicles, which they hope will finally improve public perception of fuel cell vehicles and prove that they are just as easy to operate and as safe as conventional vehicles. With that we have our first head to head battle of the 2017 Honda Clarity and 2017 Toyota Mirai!
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Acura has announced the pricing for the first ever MDX hybrid, the 2017 MDX Sport Hybrid, which starts at $52,935. Acura is quick to point out that, that starting price is only $1,500 more than the non-hybrid MDX.
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Honda has announced that both the Clarity Electric and Clarity Plug-in Hybrid will debut at the 2017 New York Auto Show, which kicks off next month. Honda has released this teaser photo of the new Clarity models, which will look almost identical to the Fuel Cell version.
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Honda has finally unveiled the 2017 Civic Type R, which is going to arrive in the U.S. later this spring! The much anticipated halo model for the Civic lineup is debuting this week at the Geneva Motor Show.
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Honda is going to reveal the production version of the 2018 Civic Type R in just a few days at the Geneva Motor Show. Fortunately two leaked images of the new Type R have leaked online ahead of its debut.
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Tesla's Model S can travel well over 200 miles, the new Chevy Bolt has a 238 mile driving range and even the Nissan Leaf has a 107 mile range. While every other automaker is looking at longer range electric vehicles, Honda is about to buck that trend with the new Clarity EV, with its short 80 mile range.
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Honda has announced that it will reveal the production version of the 2018 Civic Type R, next month at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show.
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For years Honda fans have been begging Honda to build a successor to the S2000 and there have even been off and on again rumors of a successor. Now Car and Driver is reporting that Honda is working on a new roadster and we may even get to see it in 2018 - just in time for Honda's 70th birthday.
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General Motors and Honda have announced plans to team up to mass produce an advanced hydrogen fuel cell system that will be used in future products from each automaker. The auto industry's first manufacturing joint venture will be based within GM's existing battery pack manufacturing facility site in Brownstown, Michigan.
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Now that the Honda Insight and CR-Z models are gone, Honda is finally getting serious about electrified models. The revamp started with the revised Accord Hybrid, which will be followed by the Clarity Fuel Cell and the Clarity Electric and Clarity Plug-in hybrid models that are going to arrive this year. Honda has now confirmed that a new dedicated hybrid will be added to the lineup next year.
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Honda has unveiled the all-new 2018 Odyssey at the Detroit Auto Show. While its exterior isn't a dramatic departure from the current model, its what's inside that counts here, since the new Odyssey gets a host of new features and technologies for 2018. The 2018 Odyssey gets a new versatile Magic Slide second-row seat new CabinWatch and CabinTalk technologies, a new Display Audio touchscreen, 4G LTE Wi-Fi connectivity and a new Rear Entertainment System with streaming video.
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Honda has announced that the all-new 2018 Odyssey minivan is going to debut next month at the Detroit Auto Show. Honda has released a teaser sketch of the new 5th-generation 2018 Honda Odyssey which will feature new powertrain technology and new features.
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Honda has announced that the "Cooperative Mobility Ecosystem" will be the theme for its exhibit at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Using the power of artificial intelligence, robotics, and big data to transform the mobility experience, Honda plans to give the world a look at how it sees the future of transportation.
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Fuel cell vehicles have yet to become anywhere near as popular as traditional electric cars or hybrids, but they could find a few more homes thanks to the attractive pricing. Honda has announced that you can now lease a 2017 Clarity fuel cell vehicle for only $369 a month for 36 months.
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Honda has unveiled the all-new 2017 Civic Si Prototype, which is a preview of the 2017 Civic Si Coupe and Sedan.
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Honda has unveiled a new compact crossover for South America - the WR-V, which stands for "Winsome Runabout Vehicle."
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Now entering its second model year, the third-generation 2017 Honda Pilot is getting a few upgrades, like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functionality, a new fingerprint resistant touchscreen and an expanded interior color palette.
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Honda is getting ready to launch the 2017 Clarity fuel cell vehicle later this year. The EPA has confirmed that the Clarity fuel cell will have a driving range of 366 miles and fuel economy rating of 68 MPGe combined, giving it the best range rating of any electric vehicle without a combustion engine, including fuel cell and all-electric vehicles, in the U.S.
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Honda has yet to make the official announcement, but our friends at the LA Auto Show have already spilled the details. Honda is finally going to unveil the all-new Civic Si next month at the 2016 LA Auto Show.
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Honda has unveiled the all-new 2017 CR-V, which gets a new exterior, the model's first turbocharged engine and an upgraded interior.
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When the all-new 2016 Honda Civic was unveiled last year, enthusiasts loved the fact that Honda finally added some "sport" back to the non-Si Civic models with the new turbocharged model. The turbo was great, but the bad part was that it was only available with a non-sporty CVT, but now for 2017 you can get the turbocharged Civic models with a 6-speed manual transmission.
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The Honda Civic Hatchback finally went on sale this week in the U.S. and although it comes standard with a turbocharged engine, the model we're all waiting for is the Civic Type R. Honda is previewing the upcoming 2018 Civic Type R this week at the Paris Motor Show.
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Honda has announced that the 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback is going to arrive in showrooms in a few days with a starting price set at $20,535 for the base LX trim level with a 6-speed manual transmission.
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Honda has unveiled the 2017 Civic Hatchback, which will join the Civic Sedan and Coupe models when it does on sale this fall in the U.S. The Civic Hatchback was previewed earlier this year as a concept and as is typical with most of Honda's concepts, the production version is almost identical.
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It's been rumored that Honda is working on a smaller mid-engine sports car, which could arrive as early as next year. We even saw leaked patent photos of the possible sports car and now we've learned that Honda has trademarked the ZSX name, but it's not known if it really is for a new sports car.
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Acura has announced that the Acura NSX GT3 race car is going to make its public debut today during the Pirelli World Challenge practice sessions at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio. The NSX GT3 will be driven by development driver Peter Kox, during practice sessions on the 2.25-mile, 14-turn road course today and tomorrow.
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The Acura NSX is officially back and while the production version is powered by a hybrid powertrain, Acura has announced that it has produced an all-electric racing version. The all-electric NSX-inspired EV concept is scheduled to race in the upcoming Electric Modified Class at the 2016 Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.
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The news isn't all that surprising, but Honda has stopped producing the CR-Z hybrid. Instead of making a big announcement, Honda quietly ended production, according to Car and Driver.
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The all-new second-generation Acura NSX is now officially rolling off the production line at Acura's new Performance Manufacturing Center (PMC) in Marysville, Ohio. The first customer, Rick Hendrick, earned the right to custom order the first production NSX with a winning bid of $1.2 million at the Barrett-Jackson auction in January.
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Honda is reportedly planning to celebrate its upcoming 70th birthday by launching a successor to the S2000. According to a source that spoke with Car & Driver, Honda's engineers are hard at work on the new sports car.
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Acura continues to work on self driving technology and now it's unveiled its second generation automated development vehicle. Based on the RLX sedan, the automated vehicle features a new suite of radar, Lidar, camera and GPS sensors, complemented by higher performance CPUs and GPUs, and improved cabling, heat management and circuitry.
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Honda has released the pricing for the all-new 2017 Ridgeline pickup, which is going to arrive in showrooms next month. The 2017 Ridgeline will be offered in seven trim levels, with the base RT model starting at $30,375 with the destination fees included.
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Honda has announced that production of the second-generation 2017 Ridgeline has started at its plant in Alabama. It's been over 10 years since the first Ridgeline pickup debuted and the new Ridgeline continues stand out from the traditional pickup segment.
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Honda has announced that the Clarity Fuel Cell vehicle will be produced in electric and plug-in hybrid versions starting next year. Both new additions will be based on the same platform as the fuel cell version and this also means that the Clarity will be the first vehicle to be offered in fuel cell, plug-in hybrid and electric versions.
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Honda has unveiled the updated 2017 Accord Hybrid, which gets styling updates and a new hybrid powertrain. The best part is that Honda has finally figured out how to increase production of the Accord Hybrid, which Honda expects will be double of the last model.
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Honda is scheduled to release an all-new CR-V sometime in 2018, but even though that's at least a year away, some details have started to surface now. Honda has also released the teaser you see here, which reveals some of the design details.
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Acura has unveiled the restyled 2017 MDX at the New York Auto Show, which gets updated styling and a new hybrid version.
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This week the 2016 New York Auto Show kicks off on March 23 and Honda has announced that it will be showing off the US-spec version of the Clarity Fuel Cell vehicle.
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Honda has announced that the all-new 2016 Civic Coupe is going to go on sale on March 15 and its pricing will start at $19,050. The arrival of the Civic Coupe builds on the success of the new Civic lineup, which will be followed up by a new Civic Hatchback later this year.
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Honda has revealed the Civic Hatchback prototype today at the Geneva Motor Show. The prototype is a preview of the 2017 Civic Hatchback that will be sold in markets all over the world, including the U.S.
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