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October 27, 2014

2016 Honda HR-V Delayed Due to Quality Problems at Honda's Mexico Plant

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Earlier this year Honda launched the all-new 2015 Honda Fit, but it wasn't easy. Production of the new Fit was delayed due to problems at Honda's new $800 million plant in Celaya, Mexico. The challenges with the Fit's launch have now reportedly pushed back the launch of the new HR-V crossover.

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October 21, 2014

2015 Green Car of the Year Finalists Announced

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The 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show is just a month away and at the show Green Car Journal gives away its annual Green Car of the Year award. The 2015 contenders include the Audi A3 TDI, BMW i3, Chevrolet Impala Bi-Fuel, Honda Fit, and VW Golf.

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October 20, 2014

2016 Honda HR-V Officially Debuts Next Month in LA

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Earlier this year Honda unveiled its new HR-V crossover at the New York Auto Show. Well almost, since Honda only showed a few photos of the small crossover. Honda is now going to officially unwrap the 2016 HR-V at next month's Los Angeles Auto Show.

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Restyled 2016 Acura ILX Debut Confirmed for LA

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Acura has announced that the "substantially new" 2016 Acura ILX is going to debut next month at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Acura hasn't released any significant details other than this teaser photo, but Acura promises that the 206 ILX will bring a sharper performance focus while delivering a greater set of high-value comfort, convenience and safety features.

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October 15, 2014

2015 Honda CR-V Named Motor Trend's SUV of the Year

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Honda has something to celebrate today, Motor Trend has named the refreshed 2015 CR-V has its 2015 SUV of the Year. The CR-V received high marks for "its extensive list of delightful design and thoughtful engineering improvements."

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October 13, 2014

Acura Looks to All-Wheel-Drive to Help Boost Sales

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It's no secret that Acura has struggled for years to secure its place in the luxury market and with a lineup that is newer than many of its competitors, it remains to be seen if Acura will finally succeed. Even though the jury is still out, Acura is already working on another way that it could differentiate itself - all-wheel-drive.

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October 9, 2014

2015 Honda CR-Z Pricing Announced, the CR-Z Lives for Another Year

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Despite the fact that Honda just killed the Insight hybrid and even though the CR-Z hasn't met sales expectations, Honda is keeping the CR-Z around. Honda has just announced the pricing for the 2015 CR-Z, which starts at $20,935.

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October 7, 2014

2016 Acura NSX Targets Ferrari, But With an Audi R8 Price Tag

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We're still about a year away until the Acura NSX returns, but we've recently learned some details about Acura's performance targets for the new NSX. NSX development chief Ted Klaus recently revealed that Acura is targeting performance that will be similar to the Ferrari 458, but with a price tag that is closer to the cheaper Audi R8.

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September 30, 2014

Restyled 2015 Honda CR-V Gets More Torque, MPG and Features

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Honda has unveiled the restyled 2015 Honda CR-V, which is getting a long list of updates that should help it stay at the top of the small SUV segment. The biggest updates include a new engine with more torque, a CVT transmission, more available safety technology and a restyled exterior.

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September 29, 2014

2016 Honda Civic Type-R Will Pack More Performance Than the NSX

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Next month at the Paris Motor Show, Honda is going to give the world another preview of the 2016 Civic Type-R in concept form.

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September 20, 2014

Restyled 2015 Honda CR-V Photo Leaked

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Honda has yet to reveal the updated 2015 Honda CR-V crossover, but a single photo has leaked ahead of its official debut.

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September 17, 2014

Honda Jazz Prototype Heads To the Paris Motor Show

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Honda has revealed the Jazz prototype, which is going to debut next month at the Paris Motor Show. The Jazz is basically a European version of the Honda Fit.

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September 16, 2014

2015 Honda Civic Sedan Special Edition Unveiled

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Honda has announced the updates to the 2015 Honda Civic Sedan and Coupe. Following last year's long list of updates that included a facelift for the Coupe and a new CVT, Honda is keeping it simple for 2015 with the biggest addition being the release a Special Edition version of the Civic Sedan.

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September 10, 2014

Honda HR-V is Ready for its Europe Debut Next Month in Paris

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Honda has released two photos of the Euro-spec HR-V small crossover that is going to debut next month at the Paris Motor Show. The HR-V is Honda's new entry in the small SUV segment and will compete with models like the Nissan Juke.

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August 21, 2014

Honda CR-Z Gets a New Supercharger that Boosts its Power to 197-HP

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Anyone that's ever driven the Honda CR-Z hybrid knows that the main thing that it needs is more power, a lot more power. Well Honda has yet to release a version direct from the factory that packs more than 130 horsepower, but Honda has announced the availability of a new dealer-installed Honda Performance Development (HPD) supercharger kit.

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2015 Honda Fit Gets Top Safety Pick Rating After a Quick Fix

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Honda has announced that the 2015 Honda Fit has been named a Top Safety Pick by the IIHS, but it wasn't an easy feat. Back in March an early production 2015 Fit was tested, but it only received a marginal score in the small overlap test, which would have prevented it from receiving the top safety rating. Honda's engineers responded quickly and made a design change to fix the issue.

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August 20, 2014

2015 Honda Accord Gets a Few Upgrades and Starts at $22,895

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Honda has announced the small upgrades to the 2015 Honda Accord lineup, which is going on sale today, with pricing starting at $22,895.

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July 31, 2014

Honda Says Goodbye to the Fit EV

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Following news earlier this year that Honda has decided to discontinue the slow selling Insight hybrid, Honda has now confirmed that its killing another one of its "green" cars, the Fit EV.

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July 3, 2014

2015 Acura TLX Starts at $30,995

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Acura has announced the pricing for the 2015 Acura TLX, which will arrive in showrooms in August. The 2015 TLX with the 2.4L starts at $30,995, while the 3.5L V6 model starts at $35,220. The all-wheel-drive TLX with the 3.5L V6 starts at $41,450.

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June 30, 2014

Honda's First Production Jet Takes An 84-Minute Flight

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Honda is set to expand its current business beyond automobiles, motorcycles and power equipment with the launch of its new HondaJet aircraft. Honda has announced that the first production HondaJet has successfully completed its initial flight.

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June 17, 2014

2015 Acura ILX Starts at $27,050, Hybrid Model Dropped

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Acura has announced the changes to the 2015 Acura ILX, with the biggest change being the deletion of the ILX Hybrid. The ILX Hybrid was a slow seller with only 63 units sold in May of this year, which was off by 68 percent compared to May 2013.

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June 4, 2014

2015 Acura MDX Starts at $42,565

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Acura has released the pricing for the 2015 Acura MDX, which gets a slight price increase and starts at $42,565. The MDX was all-new for 2014 so there aren't any big changes to the large crossover.

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June 3, 2014

2015 Honda Pilot Special Edition Revealed, All-New Pilot Expected Next Year

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Honda has announced the updates to the 2015 Honda Pilot, with the big news being the addition of a new Special Edition model positioned between the EX and EX-L trim levels.

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May 26, 2014

2015 Honda Fit Launch Delayed Two Months

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The all-new 2015 Honda Fit was supposed to arrive in showrooms in April, but if you've driven down to your Honda dealer and noticed it's not there - you're not the only one. Honda has delayed the launch of the 2015 Fit due to issues with its new plant in Celaya, Mexico.

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May 11, 2014

Honda S2000 Comeback Planned for 2017?

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The Honda S2000 sadly left us in 2009, but now it's being reported that Honda is working on a new S2000 that will arrive around 2017.

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April 28, 2014

Five Perfect Cars For a Summer Road Trip and Five Cool Gadgets to Bring With You

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After what seemed like a long tortuous winter, summer is finally here and many people are now getting ready to plan their summer vacations. While many people fly to their vacation spots, there are also a lot of us that will also plan a fun road trip to places like the mountains, the beach or maybe even just a fun drive up the coast. Here are five new cars that will make that road trip even more enjoyable and five of the latest gadgets to bring along for the trip.

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April 21, 2014

Honda Concept B Previews a New Five-Door Model for China

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Honda has unveiled the Concept B concept car at the Beijing Motor Show, which it says is a preview of a future five-door model that is being designed exclusively for the Chinese market.

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April 17, 2014

2015 Honda HR-V Somewhat Revealed in New York

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Honda didn't bring its new small crossover to the New York Auto Show, but it did confirm the HR-V name and released a few pictures of it. The 2015 Honda HR-V is based on the new Fit and will battle the new Jeep Renegade and Chevy Trax when it arrives this winter.

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April 16, 2014

2015 Acura TLX Officially Unveiled in NY

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Acura has unveiled the all-new 2015 Acura TLX at the New York Auto Show. Acura already previewed the TLX with a prototype version at the Detroit Auto Show, so what you see here isn't a big surprise, but at least we now have all the specs.

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April 10, 2014

2015 Honda HR-V Crossover Announced for the New York Auto Show

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Honda has announced that it is going to reveal new information about the Fit-based crossover next week at the New York Auto Show. It's been reported that the crossover will officially be dubbed the Honda HR-V, but Honda has yet to confirm the reports.

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April 9, 2014

2015 Honda Fit Starts at $15,525

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Honda has released the pricing for the all-new 2015 Honda Fit, which starts at $15,525, only $100 more than the outgoing model. The 2015 Fit is set to arrive in showrooms on April 14 and in addition to its all-new styling, it also has more power, features and is more fuel efficient than before.

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First Drive: 2015 Honda Fit (Review)

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This month marks the introduction of the all-new 2015 Honda Fit, which is the third-generation of the popular subcompact hatchback. Since the second-generation Fit which arrived for the 2009 model year, the subcompact segment has gotten more competitive with new models like the Ford Fiesta, Chevy Sonic and the Nissan Versa Note. Does the 2015 Fit have what it takes?

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April 8, 2014

Honda Teases a New Concept for Beijing

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Honda has released a teaser of a new concept vehicle that is going to debut later this month in Beijing. Honda hasn't released any other details about the concept, but the teaser shows a sporty concept with a sleek roofline that may or may not be a four-door coupe.

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March 26, 2014

2015 Acura TLX GT Race Car to Make its Debut at the Detroit Grand Prix

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Acura has announced that the 2015 Acura TLX GT race car will make its Pirelli World Challenge competition debut at the May 30-June 1 Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix double-header race weekend. The TLX GT, which is based on the 2015 TLX, will race in the top category against cars like the Audi R8 LMS, Cadillac CTS-V, Chevrolet Corvette, Dodge Viper, Lamborghini Gallardo, Mercedes SLS, Nissan GTR, Porsche 911 and Ferrari 458.

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March 19, 2014

2015 Acura TLX to Take the Stage in New York, Bye Bye TL and TSX

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Acura has announced that the production version of the 2015 Acura TLX is going to debut next month at the New York Auto Show. Acura originally previewed the 2015 TLX with a prototype version at the Detroit Auto Show earlier this year.

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March 11, 2014

Honda Spins Acura Off As a Separate Division to Focus More Attention on the Brand

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Ever since Honda created its Acura luxury division in the 1980's the two brands have remained very close, but now Honda has announced plans to further separate the Honda and Acura brands. Up until now, American Honda Motor Company has handled the sales and marketing for both the Honda and Acura divisions in North America, but starting next month the two brands will handle their own sales and marketing plans.

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2014 Honda Civic Si Coupe Starts at $22,790, Si Sedan Priced at $22,990

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Honda has given the 2014 Civic Si some upgrades, which includes more power, a retuned suspension, a mild restyling for the Si Coupe and more features.

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March 6, 2014

Honda HR-V Name Trademarked Could Be the Fit-Based Crossover

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Honda has yet to reveal the U.S. spec version of the Honda Vezel crossover that is sold in Japan, but a new trademark for the HR-V name may be a clue to what it will be called.

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March 3, 2014

Honda Commits to Expanding its Hybrid Lineup

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Following the confirmation that the Honda Insight hybrid is being discontinued, Honda has announced that it is committed to expanding its hybrid lineup. Honda hasn't revealed any details, but does say that it plans to expand its two-motor hybrid system that is currently offered in the 2014 Accord Hybrid.

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February 26, 2014

Honda Confirms Plans to Discontinue to the Insight Hybrid

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After several rumors and reports that the Honda Insight is being discontinued in Europe, Honda has now confirmed that the Insight hybrid will be leaving the U.S. market as well. The Insight has never been able to put even a small dent in Toyota Prius sales and slow sales means that it will be gone after the 2014 model year.

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