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Honda takes Red Dot accolades for cars and motorcycles

TOKYO, Japan - Honda has announced that the all-new Honda e electric car and the CBR1000RR-R Fireblade supersport motorcycle have each won a  'Red Dot' product design rating*.The Honda e (above) won''Red Dot: Best of the Best 2020' in the automobile category and 'Red Dot 2020' in the meta category of "Smart Products". ''Honda e,''… Continue reading Honda takes Red Dot accolades for cars and motorcycles

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Tokyo salon: Honda shows two stunning machines

TOKYO, Japan - Honda is starting 2020 with a first showing of a Civic Type R hot hatch updated shellwise for the new century and has unveiled the car at the Tokyo Auto Salon. Further, what the automaker describes as ''the pinnacle of Honda’s sport-car offering - the three-motor hybrid NSX supercar - also gets… Continue reading Tokyo salon: Honda shows two stunning machines

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Classy Honda Civics get makeover for 2019 model year

Midlife update for whole Honda Civic range Athletic design gets fresh, more focused, elements Drivetrains, model range remains unchanged JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng - Honda Motor SA now has stock of the improved and upgraded Honda Civic range. It's a ''midlife update'' intended to build on the formula that's underpinned the Civic's considerable status by introducing a series… Continue reading Classy Honda Civics get makeover for 2019 model year

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Honda E – a cute new answer to your city commuting problems

Honda E Prototype all ready for Geneva Clean exterior design, minimalist interior Rear-wheel-drive platform, wide stance GENEVA, Switzerland - Honda's new urban electric car will be previewed at the 2019 Geneva international auto show,  the Honda E prototype and successor to the 2017 Honda Urban EV concept. Each is vital to Honda's Electric Vision strategy… Continue reading Honda E – a cute new answer to your city commuting problems

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Honda UK to shutter: What’s going on here?

AUTOMAKER Honda has announced a global ''restructuring'' of its plants caused in large part by the advance of battery-cars and causing upheaval in the UK, a key employer. The company is also blaming ''unprecedented changes in the global automotive industry'' but Honda's European HQ will continue to be located in the UK to focus on… Continue reading Honda UK to shutter: What’s going on here?

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Audi UK going high-tech with two e-tron launch editions

Under six secs to 100km/h, 400km range possible Fast charging (150kW points) to 80% in 30 minutes Virtual door mirrors, Matrix LED lighting LONDON, England - Audi's e-tron Launch special edition due out in the UK in early 2019 will total only 30 units and come with two high-definition cameras instead of external mirrors. That… Continue reading Audi UK going high-tech with two e-tron launch editions

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2019 Honda Passport: Honda shows off luxury SUV in LA

Unique blend of on- and off-road prowess / capability Sophisticated all-wheel drive, robust towing  Multiple accessory personalisation options LOS ANGELES, California - Honda has launched an all-new 2019 Honda Passport five-seat V6 SUV at the 2018 Los Angeles auto show ahead of global sales beginning in early 2019. The automaker describes the Passport as having… Continue reading 2019 Honda Passport: Honda shows off luxury SUV in LA

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US lists Honda ‘better choices’ for teen drivers

US institute lists older Hondas 'Best choices' Four more models listed as 'Good Choices' Vehicle crashes leading killer of US teenagers NEW YORK - A number of used Honda vehicles have been recognised by America's Insurance Institute for Highway Safety as better choices for teenage drivers. IIHS research suggests the type of vehicle has a… Continue reading US lists Honda ‘better choices’ for teen drivers

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Bye-bye Brio, hello Honda Amaze: 3 models for SA

Extended wheelbase allows roomier cabin Manual five-speed gearbox or CVT Three models, two levels, for SA market LES STEPHENSON CAPE TOWN, South Africa - Honda's Brio baby hatchbacks sold well in South Africa for the brand over the years but now there's a sedan version with the odd model name Amaze. It joins the Honda… Continue reading Bye-bye Brio, hello Honda Amaze: 3 models for SA

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Honda HR-V crossover: Three years on comes a minor makeover

JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng - Honda's HR-V urban crossover has undergone what the automaker says is ''a significant upgrade'' that involves new front and rear styling, enhanced interior and generally upgraded equipment levels, The HR-V first reached South Africa in 2015 with what Honda calls ''a sleek, coupé-like. design with the robust attitude of an SUV, and the… Continue reading Honda HR-V crossover: Three years on comes a minor makeover