Honda has released this teaser photo of the Honda Civic that will compete in the 2014 World Touring Car Championship (WTCC). Honda's WTCC racer is based on the Euro-spec Civic five-door hatchback, but looks way more aggressive with its wheel arch extensions, larger diameter wheels, sleeker aero package and extended rear spoiler.
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Following the extensive updates to the Honda Civic sedan last year, Honda has now turned its attention to the 2014 Civic Coupe. The 2014 Civic Coupe gets an updated exterior with a restyled grille, hood and front fenders. Out back the Civic Coupe's rear end has new taillights and a restyled bumper.
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Acura is reportedly working on a new convertible version of its upcoming NSX supercar. Honda's Principal Designer Jun Goto recently confirmed that the convertible is in the beginning stages. "We are looking at the convertible," Goto stated. "But we have a long way to go with it."
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Honda has announced that the 2014 Honda Civic is getting more upgrades and changes, which is the second year in a row that Honda has given the current Civic significant updates, since it was introduced in 2012. To keep it fresh the 2014 Civic Coupe and Civic Si get some styling updates, the interior of all the Civic models has been refreshed and a new CVT replaces the former five-speed automatic transmission.
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Honda has unveiled the production version of the Urban SUV concept, the VEZEL at the Tokyo Motor Show. The VEZEL is a new Fit-based compact crossover, which is going to be offered worldwide. It goes on sale in Japan today and both hybrid and gasoline-powered versions will be offered.
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Next spring Acura is going to release the 2014 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD, which features a new 377-hp three-motor hybrid system. The RLX is the first Acura model to feature the new 377-hp hybrid system, which combines a V-6 engine with a new 7-speed dual clutch transmission with built-in electric motor and an electrically powered variant of Acura's torque-vectoring Super Handling All-Wheel Drive system.
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It was only a matter of time until Honda decided to finally started bolting turbochargers onto its engines. Honda has announced the introduction of three new turbocharged direct-injection engines that will be used by small-medium sized vehicles in its lineup.
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Honda has announced that the 2014 Honda Ridgeline Special Edition is now on sale starting at $37,505. The new Special Edition model sits at the top of the lineup and adds special 18-inch alloy wheels; a black trim package including black headlight and brake light housings, black tailgate and black honeycomb grille with black surround; and a navigation system with Bluetooth.
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Honda has announced plans to release a new fuel-cell electric vehicle in the U.S. and Japan in 2015. Now Honda is giving us a preview of the new FCEV, with the appropriately named FCEV concept, which is going to debut later this month at the LA Auto Show.
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Earlier this year Honda gave the world a preview of its new compact crossover with the debut of the Urban SUV concept. The small crossover shares its platform with the Honda Fit and is going to arrive in the US in 2014. Honda hasn't unveiled the production version, but these new leaked patent photos show that it won't change a lot from the concept.
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Anyone who's driven the Honda CR-Z hybrid knows that it needs a lot more power to earn its "sport hybrid" title. While we wait for Honda to release the next CR-Z, which will hopefully have more grunt under the hood. Honda Performance Development, Honda's racing arm will now be offering a new range of HPD Street Performance products for Honda's lineup, starting with the Honda CR-Z.
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Honda significantly updated the 2013 Civic Sedan after the less than stellar reviews of the all-new 2012 model. Now Honda has announced that the Civic Coupe is getting even more updates for the 2014 model year. Honda has unveiled the revised 2014 Civic Coupe today at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas.
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The reviews of the new Acura RLX have been pretty lackluster, but hopefully the more powerful 2014 RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD will bring some excitement to Acura's flagship sedan. Acura has announced that the RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD is going to be on display at the LA Auto Show later this month before it joins the lineup in 2014.
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Honda has already confirmed that the Acura NSX supercar will enter production in 2015, but it hasn't been announced what kind of price tag the NSX will have. Honda still hasn't released pricing details, but Honda development chief Ted Klaus recently told Autocar that the NSX will be priced around the same as the Porsche 911.
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Honda has announced that the 2014 Civic Coupe is getting some styling updates and the Si model is going to receive some performance enhancements. What exactly are these big changes? We will have to wait until the kickoff of the SEMA Show in Las Vegas next month.
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Ok so the Honda CR-Z hybrid has been out for a few years now and even though Honda enthusiasts were hoping for a CRX successor, it's pretty clear the CR-Z is not a replacement for the fun little hatchback from the 1980's. So what is it? This question was something that I constantly grappled with the whole time I had the keys to the CR-Z. It's not as fuel efficient as a Prius, but it's definitely more fun than the Civic Hybrid. But who would buy it?
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Honda has released the details of what it plans to bring to this year's Tokyo Motor Show, which kicks off at the end of next month. In addition to the NSX Concept, Honda is going to unveil the new S660 concept, which looks a lot like the previous EV-STER concept from 2011.
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Yup you read that right! The 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid has an EPA rating of 50 mpg in the city, making it the most efficient hybrid four-door sedan currently on the market. But of course after all of Ford's drama, the next question is... does it actually get 50 mpg? Yes! Honda invited us out to San Antonio, Texas to get some seat time behind the all-new 2014 Accord Hybrid, which is going to arrive in showrooms on Halloween.
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Honda has announced that the 2014 Crosstour is now on sale with a price tag starting at $27,380. The Crosstour crossover is offered with either a 2.4L four-cylinder or 3.5L V6 engine and buyers can choose between front or all-wheel-drive.
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Honda has announced the pricing for the 2014 Accord Hybrid, which starts at $29,155. The Accord Hybrid gets up to 50 mpg in the city and will be offered in three grades: Hybrid, Hybrid EX-L and Hybrid Touring.
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Acura has announced the pricing for the 2014 Acura TSX, which starts at $30,635 for the sedan and $31,985 for the Sport Wagon. There aren't any big changes to the 2014 TSX, which is expected to bow out at the end of the 2014 model year.
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Honda has released some of the details about the new Civic Type-R, which will be powered by a turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder engine, with at least 280 horsepower. Last year Honda set some ambitious plans for the Civic Type R to become the fastest front wheel drive car around the infamous Nurburgring circuit in Germany. The car still faces a further two years of development before going on sale in 2015 however, on-track testing has already begun.
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Honda has something new to celebrate. The 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid now holds the title as the most fuel-efficient four-door sedan (non plug-in hybrid) with a rating of 50 mpg in the city. The Accord Hybrid's rating is three miles per gallon higher than the closest segment competitor and its calculated driving range of 673 miles is more than 46 miles farther than any vehicle in its segment.
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Honda is usually criticized for its less than exciting designs, but it looks like the automaker is about to fix that. Honda has announced the new "Exciting H Design!!!" language, which is premiering on the all-new Fit subcompact. Honda says that the new "Exciting H Design!!" language will be applied to all Honda automobiles globally to promote a more unique character and stronger presence around the world.
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Honda has announced the introduction of a new Special Edition model for the 2014 Ridgeline pickup. The Special Edition model, joining the lineup in November, features new 18-inch aluminum alloy wheels with black-trimmed spokes, special badging and the popular black trim package from the Ridgeline Sport.
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The 2014 Honda Odyssey is the first minivan to earn the highest possible rating of 2013 Top Safety Pick+ from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. structural improvements to The 2014 Odyssey received new structural improvements and a new type of side curtain airbag that includes a front chamber design providing additional protection in situations where occupants move in a more angled outboard trajectory, such as those that occur in oblique or offset crashes.
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Honda has announced the pricing and updates to the 2014 Honda Accord lineup. The 2014 Accord sedan starts at $21,955, while the Accord coupe starts at $23,625. The 2014 Accord Plug-in Hybrid sedan is the most expensive version at $39,780 and later this year the new Accord Hybrid sedan will arrive.
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Honda has unveiled the NSX Concept-GT, which will enter into the GT500 class of the Super GT Series Round 5 at Suzuka Circuit this weekend. The NSX Concept-GT is based on the Acura NSX concept and complies with the 2014 regulations on GT500 vehicles set by the Japan Automobile Federation.
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Honda has unveiled the new 2014 Civic Tourer ahead of its debut next month at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The Civic Tourer is a wagon version of the Civic that is sold in Europe and of will go on sale in Europe early next year.
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Honda has announced that it will invest $215 million in its Ohio operations to add new powertrain technologies, a technical training center at its engine plant in Anna, Ohio, while also establishing a technical training center in Marysville, Ohio. These new investments bring to nearly $2.7 billion the amount Honda has invested in its North American operations in the last three years.
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Honda has announced that the 2014 CR-V is now on sale and starts at $22,945. The 2014 Honda CR-V carries over from the 2013 model year and is available in LX, EX and EX-L trims.
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Honda says that it has topped all mainstream automakers in percentage of sales to retail buyers during the first five months of 2013, with more than 98 percent of Honda's auto sales in the U.S. sold to individual (non-fleet) consumers. Honda's four best-selling models, Accord, Civic, CR-V and Odyssey, lead their respective segments in sales to retail consumers.
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Honda has announced that a prototype of the new NSX will take to the racetrack just prior to the Honda Indy 200 IndyCar Series race at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio. The prototype retains the updated styling of the NSX concept that debuted at the Detroit Auto Show earlier this year. The NSX prototype with custom graphics will lap the road course in advance of the race on August 4, 2013.
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Honda has released a teaser of a new MPV that is going to debut at the Indonesia Motor Show in September. The new Honda MPV was developed specifically for the Asian market by Honda in Thailand. This model will be the first Honda product in Indonesia to be introduced to the entry level MPV segment.
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Well it looks like the photo leak we saw of the next Honda Fit were valid. Honda has unveiled the all-new 2014 Honda Fit aka Jazz, which is scheduled to go on sale in Japan in September before going on sale in the rest of the world.
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Honda has signed a new agreement with Guangzhou Automobile Group Co. to produce Acura models in China. Honda and Guangzhou are planning to produce Acura models in China starting in 2016 to meet the growing demand of luxury vehicles in China.
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Honda has announced that the limited-edition Honda Factory Performance (HFP) package for the 2013 Honda Accord Coupe V6 is now available. The HFP package was originally unveiled at the 2012 SEMA show in Las Vegas and adds things like a sport suspension, 19-inch wheels and a decklid spoiler.
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Honda is expected to end production of the current Honda Ridgeline pickup in September 2014, according to industry sources. It was originally expected that the current Ridgeline would stay in production until the next-generation Ridgeline arrives in 2016, but now it looks like there will be a nearly two year gap between the two generations.
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General Motors and Honda have announced a long-term agreement to co-develop next-generation fuel cell system and hydrogen storage technologies by 2020. Through the collaboration both companies expect to succeed by sharing expertise, economies of scale, common sourcing strategies and to work together with stakeholders to further advance refueling infrastructure.
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As one of the oldest models in the subcompact segment, everyone is eager to see what Honda has in store for the next generation 2014 Honda Fit, which is expected to arrive in the US early next year. The photos you see here may be our first look at the new 2014 Fit, which have shown up in a magazine.
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