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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

The 2015 Acura TLX Prototype

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

The 2015 Acura TLX Prototype

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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February 14, 2014

Honda Stops Selling the Insight and CR-Z Hybrids in Europe

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Slow sales of the Honda Insight and CR-Z hybrids have prompted Honda to stop selling them in Europe. Last year Honda only sold 1,242 Insights and 695 CR-Zs in Europe, which were both down over 60 percent from the prior year. Honda will now just sell off its remaining stock of Insights and CR-Zs.

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February 11, 2014

2015 Honda Civic Type R Will Take the Stage At the Geneva Motor Show

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Honda has released this teaser sketch of the 2015 Honda Civic Type R concept, which is going to debut at the Geneva Motor Show next month. The 2015 Civic Type R is going to arrive in Europe early next year, but next month we will get a preview of what we can expect.

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February 5, 2014

Honda Vision XS-1 Concept Debuts at the Auto Expo in India

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Honda has unveiled the new Honda Vision XS-1 concept, which is having its world debut this week at the Auto Expo in India. Honda says that the concept is a creative study model that is based on Honda's "man maximum, machine minimum" design philosophy.

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February 4, 2014

2014 Honda Civic Hybrid and Civic Natural Gas Arrive This Month

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Honda has announced that the 2014 Honda Civic Hybrid and Civic Natural Gas are going to arrive in showrooms this month. The updated 2014 Civic Hybrid is now more fuel efficient with a 44/47 mpg rating and the Civic Natural Gas returns after taking the last model year off.

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January 28, 2014

Honda Exported More American-Made Cars Than It Imported from Japan in 2013

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Honda has announced that it became a net exporter in the U.S. for the first time in 2013 - exporting 108,705 U.S.-made Honda and Acura vehicles versus the 88,537 vehicles it imported from Japan. In 2013, Honda achieved record production of automobiles in 2013, both in North America (1,781,213 units) and in the U.S. (1,309,917 units).

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January 15, 2014

Acura Considers Honda Fit-Based Compact Crossover for the U.S.

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We're still waiting for Honda to introduce the Fit-based crossover in the U.S., which is known as the Vezel in Japan. But it's being reported that Acura is now considering a version of the crossover as well.

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January 14, 2014

2015 Acura TLX Prototype Unveiled With a New 9-Speed Automatic Transmission

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Acura TSX fans now have to say goodbye to the TSX, now that Acura has decided to combine the TSX and TL nameplates into one with the new 2015 TLX. Acura just previewed the 2015 TLX with the TLX prototype at the Detroit Auto Show, which is pretty much what we can expect the 2015 TLX to look like.

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All-New 2015 Honda Fit Debuts in Detroit

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Honda has officially unveiled the third-generation 2015 Honda Fit in Detroit. The new Fit, which is already on sale in Japan will arrive here in the Spring.

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December 26, 2013

Honda Previews its 2014 Tokyo Salon Lineup

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Honda has previewed its lineup for the 2014 Tokyo Auto Salon, which kicks off the second week of January in Japan. This year Honda's lineup includes versions of the new Vezel crossover, the N-One Modulo concept and the N-Box = Element concept.

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December 19, 2013

2015 Acura TLX Prototype Will Debut in Detroit, TSX Goes Bye Bye in 2014

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Acura is set to debut a prototype version of the 2015 TLX sedan at the Detroit Auto Show next month. The 2015 TLX will be the replacement for the current TL and TSX. Acura hasn't released any photos of the 2015 TLX, but it does say that it will "feature more emotional styling with tidier, sports sedan proportions." The 2015 TLX will also be offered with the choice of two powertrains.

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All-New 2015 Honda Fit Confirmed for U.S. Debut in Detroit

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The all-new Honda Fit is already on sale in Japan and now Honda has confirmed that the 2015 Honda Fit will have its U.S. debut next month at the Detroit Auto Show. The 2015 Honda Fit is completely revamped from the ground up with Honda's latest "exciting H" design language, a more efficient Earth Dreams powertrain and new connected car technologies.

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December 10, 2013

Next-Gen Honda Ridgeline Pickup Gets Official, Arrives in Two Years

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After consistent rumors that Honda would eventually stop making the Ridgeline pickup, Honda has now announced the opposite. Honda has just announced that an all-new Honda Ridgeline will arrive within the next two years. Honda has also released this teaser sketch of the new truck.

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December 9, 2013

Honda Insight Says Goodbye After 2014?

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Ok it's pretty obvious that the Honda Insight has been no match for the Toyota Prius in the hybrid wars, so we shouldn't be surprised to hear that the Insight may be going away. According to AutoblogGreen, the 2014 Honda Insight might be the last year for Honda's slow selling hybrid.

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December 8, 2013

Acura NSX Concept Debuts in Gran Turismo 6

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While we still have to wait until 2015 to get behind the wheel of the next Acura NSX, Acura has announced that the Acura NSX concept is featured in Gran Turismo 6.

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