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Prices for 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid to start at $33,400

Honda this week announced that its all-new 2018 Clarity Plug-in Hybrid will arrive at US dealerships with a starting price of $33,400 beginning on the first of December. Because the Clarity PHEV is qualified for the full federal tax credit deduction program, the all-new Clarity sedans can be had for as low as $26,790 and $29,990 including destination charges, minus the supposed $7,500 federal taxes.

The Clarity Plug-in Hybrid Touring, which will be offered with a suggested retail price of $35,600 will have a more upscale feel to it over the standard variant. Exclusive to this level are the Ultrasuede interior, perforated leather-trimmed seats, a four-way power adjustment for the front passenger seat and a driver seat with eight-way power adjustment with two-position memory.

While a leather-wrapped steering wheel and a navigation system with charging infrastructure information are part of the Touring package, both sedans will be featuring the same 18-inch alloy wheels, keyless entry and heated side mirrors. The LED taillights, auto headlights and daytime running lights in LED are just among the many standard features shared by the two model trims.

Read the entire article Prices for 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid to start at $33,400

Honda Sports Vision GT arrives digitally in Gran Turismo Sport

It isn't real-life, but this car is making real waves in the automotive world. Honda is introducing the new Honda Sports Vision Gran Turismo (GT), a 400-hp sleek and mean machine that is only drivable in virtual reality.

The new "Honda Sports Vision Gran Turismo" is a mid-ship-engine two-seater coupe that is the product of an ingenious collaboration between the design team of Honda and the Gran Turismo realism-based video game. Honda is calling the Sports Vision Gran Turismo a fusion between dynamism and functionality. As a true sports model, the Sports Vision Gran Turismo is born from Honda’s corporate culture for doing things that simply looks fun.

In the initial stages of its new project, Honda launched a competition among its designers from different parts of the world. Eventually, the Honda Sports Vision Gran Turismo – created by a design team in Los Angeles -- was named as the winner of this global design contest. In the course of developing the final design of the concept, the LA team was joined by other designers in the United States and Japan. In fact, the quarter model was built in the US, while the modeling data and hardware of the GT concept were developed in Japan.

Read the entire article Honda Sports Vision GT arrives digitally in Gran Turismo Sport

Honda reveals five cool concepts at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show

The 2017 Tokyo Motor Show is one event that a lot of car enthusiasts look forward to, and perhaps not just those people, because automakers like Toyota and Honda bring out some other interesting concepts in these shows. For instance, Japanese automaker Honda took off the covers off a couple of small mobility concepts that most, if not all of us, have never seen before.

So they didn’t just come to Tokyo to reveal show-stopping Sports EV and Urban EV concepts, but Honda also brought with its five other concepts that will blow your minds. Honda is known for dependable and reliable people movers, and these concepts can definitely make them even bigger.

The first one is called the Honda RoboCas concept. It is a compact vehicle that runs on electric power, which has different types of carrying space with a canopy. It actually looks cute at first glance, as it sort of looks like a golf cart. It was created to make people’s dreams come true, so they can turn this into a poolside valet, a lemonade stand, a drinks cabinet or whatever you can think of.

Read the entire article Honda reveals five cool concepts at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show

2017 Honda NSX by Liberty Walk looks crazy hot

We have seen photos of the Liberty Walk Honda NSX before, but none of us really appreciated it because these photos did not do the supercar justice. This time, new photos of the same modified model have been released and the new images perfectly highlight the new styling modifications.

This NSX is far from a standard model. It was tuned by Liberty Walk with the help of Forgiato Wheels.

As you can see in the images, the NSX now has a towering rear wing that suits the car really well. And at the same time, it transforms the car’s overall look. The Japanese tuner also equipped the NSX with a fitted air suspension kit to lower the ride, courtesy of AirRex.

Read the entire article 2017 Honda NSX by Liberty Walk looks crazy hot

The rumour first came from Truth About Cars, which was then leaked by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). According to them, there might soon be an entry-level Civic Type R in the market. What else is in the document? Well, it also shows a new top-end touring model, given the model code FK8G. Meanwhile, there’s another one with the same 306 horsepower (228 kilowatt) engine as the Civic Type R. This was given the code K20C1.

If we are correct, there will be two variants of the Civic Type R available in 2018 - a base Type R and a more equipped Type R Touring. Furthermore, if you could remember, there were reports earlier in April which said that a second, more well-equipped variant of the Type R would be offered.

This is also because today, customers are only limited to one kind of Type R. This model features a seven-inch touchscreen, a seven-inch driver information interface, and is compatible with the Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, and a 540-watt 12 speaker stereo. To make consumers happier and be more willing to get the Civic, the base Type R might start as low as $30,900 or $31,775 after tax and destination. $3,000 is quite a big discount from the current model.

Read the entire article Leaked documents list an entry level 2018 Honda Civic Type R

The first Step WGN was introduced in Japan in the mid-1990s, and the current model is getting a complete makeover in 2015. For this year’s refresh, the massive van’s front fascia will be tweaked, as it gets a new grille with new LED head lights. On the rear, the Step WGN’s tail gate spoiler has been tweaked to make it look sportier. The updates don’t end there. Under the van’s hood will be a dual-motor sport hybrid system, and it will be given a new suspension tuning too.

As for the safety features, all Step WGN models will be getting Honda Sensing safety systems that come as standard. This system includes adaptive cruise control, collision mitigation braking system, forward collision warning, Honda LaneWatch. Furthermore, it features blind spot information system, cross traffic monitor, lane departure warning, lane keeping assist and many more.

The entire lineup of the Step WGN will include a 1.5 liter turbocharged mill, which doesn’t quite compare to the Spada Hybrid that comes with a 2.0 liter engine for its electric motors. Customers could get it with a front-wheel-drive that comes as standard, but they can also opt for the all-wheel drive - both of these work with a CVT automatic.

Read the entire article Honda Step WGN gets more tech and a facelift for 2018MY

With the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show coming up, we expect automakers from all over the world to be ready to present the coolest, most technologically advanced and weirdest models they have conceptualized and designed.

The Tokyo Motor Show is looking more and more interesting with the number of concepts lined up to be revealed. And one of the most recent ones that has been added to the list would be the Honda Sports EV Concept. As its name suggests, it will be an electric sports car designed with square taillights. This hints that the compact coupe might be related to the Urban EV concept, which they revealed at Frankfurt earlier this month.

So far, Honda has not given full details regarding the Sports EV concept, apart from it being a zero-emissions car and that it will have a friendly face. That actually gives us another reason to believe that the two concepts are somewhat connected. As you can see in the sketch, the Sports EV Concept has a retro and futuristic vibe that is quite attractive, thanks to its sleek roofline and bulging fenders.

Read the entire article Honda teases the Sports EV Concept ahead of 2017 Tokyo Motor Show

Honda is showcasing the retro-inspired EV concept in Germany’s 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show which will last until September 24. The retro styled city car, which is also the Japanese car brand’s first production EV for the European market, is featuring a funky design with two rounded headlights akin to the hatchbacks from the seventies and eighties.

Beyond the wide-eyed front fascia and small dimensions comes a deep muscular stance that not only provides the Urban EV with sporty driving capability but also make it more stable for its size. If compared with the Honda Jazz supermini, the Urban concept will come out 100m shorter with its current length of 3,895mm.

Inside, the cabin features a wind screen with some thin A-pillars for better visibility and a couple of bench seats to make room for up to four occupants. There is also a large dashboard with wood veneer as well as a screen that wraps around the dash that goes throughout the hatchback’s two main doors. The main display provides specific information about the EV’s energy consumption, battery life and range status while the wrap around screen on both side of the doors work as the vehicle’s side mirrors with the help of the digital camera.

Read the entire article 2017 IAA: Honda goes retro with its enchanting Urban EV concept

Following its debut at the Auto Shanghai early this year, the 2018 CR-V’s next stop will be next week’s Internationale Automobil-Austellung (IAA) in Germany. Honda’s first electric SUV will soon be posing as a near-production prototype which is to be sold exclusively in Europe. The 2018 Honda CR-V Hybrid will appear together with Honda Jazz’s new Sport trim and Urban EV concept during the two-week event.

The Euro-spec hybrid will be replacing the 160hp i-DTEC diesel as an answer to the current regulations affecting the market of diesel engines. For its design, the Hybrid SUV in prototype form will be very similar to the US-spec CR-V as well as the model previewed earlier in China. The lower LED light bar, in place of the round shaped fog lights, is just among the subtle variations on the exterior to draw the line between the 1.5-liter conventional engine and the hybrid set-up.

Honda is very tight-lipped about the technical details and only revealed that the electrified powertrain will consist of an electric motor and a 2.0-liter i-Vtec gasoline engine with four cylinder that runs on the Atkinson cycle. All the same, the complete specs will surely come out before or after Honda launches the CR-V hybrid in Europe sometime in 2018. Early speculations suggest that Honda’s next SUV will borrow Honda Accord’s hybrid set-up but it is better to trust the company’s official announcement. Currently, the Accord hybrid boasts a total of 212hp output with two-motor hybrid technology that no longer sees the need for conventional transmission. Rather, it only makes use of a single fixed gear ratio to push power down the wheels.

Read the entire article Euro-spec 2018 Honda CR-V Hybrid Prototype is en route to Frankfurt

Japanese customers could now purchase Honda Motor Co.’s latest kei offering, the new generation of the Honda N-BOX mini vehicle. Built under the concept of “for the happiness of families in Japan,” the new N-BOX was meant to establish a new standard for family-type cars – expressive exterior, spacious interior, excellent driving performance, superb cabin comfort and outstanding fuel economy.

The new N-BOX is provided with high quality design and sophisticated design that still allows the vehicle to maintain its established image. It carries forward the appealing design elements of the first-generation N-BOX like spaciousness, sophistication and high quality, while adopting LED headlights and employing laser brazing technology to join its roof and body side panels.

In terms of exterior finishing, the new N-BOX could be wrapped in single-tone colors like Brilliant Sporty Blue Metallic, British Green Pearl, Crystal Black Pearl, Luna Silver Metallic, Morning Mist Blue Metallic, Premium Agate Brown Pearl, Premium Ivory Pearl, Premium Pink Pearl, Premium White Pearl II and Premium Yellow Pearl II. Two-tone color finishes include Premium Agate Brown Pearl & White, Premium Ivory Pearl & Brown, Premium Pink Pearl & White and Premium Yellow Pearl II & White.

Read the entire article Honda presents second-generation family car N-BOX in Japan

While Honda’s new 2018 HR-V will be rolling out at the dealerships with just a few updates, the company is certainly not giving up its spot as the best-selling vehicle in the segment. Honda knows it has a winner in the HR-V.

In a press release, Honda North America said the new HR-V will boast a more generous interior room comparable to those on the midsize SUVs. Its Magic Seat technology, which provides various interesting setups, can make room for up to 100 cubic feet. Still for the upcoming model year, the subcompact crossover will get a new set of wheels with black insets both for the EX and EX-L. In addition, Honda throws in the new Aegean Blue Metallic paint that will be offered with some of its trims for the new 2018 model.

The 2018 HR-V is powered by a 141-hp (105kW) and 127-lb-ft (172Nm) of torque 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine paired to either CVT or six- speed manual. Its EPA- estimated fuel return is at 31 miles per gallon which means the HR-V is quite fuel efficient. Like before, a choice between all-wheel or front -wheel drive layout is available.

Read the entire article Honda launches the 2018 HR-V with new paint color plus minor updates

What could be a new 2017 Honda Civic Type R owner dread the most? Well, such nightmares would be a plenty, but at the top would probably be having your newly picked up Honda Civic Type R getting into a traffic collision and getting damaged.

Such was the case for a certain customer of a new Honda Civic Type R in the United States named Greg Ellingson. Just like any new owner of a new car, Ellingson would have been very happy that he was already taking home his brand new Honda Civic Type R. But his new Civic Type R never made it home, and what would have been a happy day for Ellingson turned into a gloomy event.

According to Ellingson, he encountered stop-and-go traffic on the highway going home. During one of the halts, Ellingson and the vehicle on the front had been stationary and waiting for some time. He was at least a full car length behind the driver in front of him. Then, another vehicle suddenly hit the crashed his Civic Type R, and it was so forceful that it pushed Ellingson’s new ride all the way to the tail of the car on front. The result? There was massive damage on the rear end of Ellingson’s Civic Type R. The front end, including the bonnet, of the performance version of the Civic also received considerable damage.

Read the entire article Newly picked-up Honda Civic Type R is wrecked on the way home from dealership

The Honda Ridgeline pickup turned out to be a success when it first came out in the market. In the first half of 2017, the company has already delivered over 18,000 units. So to keep customers interested in the model, Honda gave the 2018 model year some upgrades.

Instead of the twelve trims that Honda offered for the Ridgeline before, they have reduced this to just nine variants for the 2018 model year. The company took out the base RT with the all-wheel-drive setup, as well as the RTS with AWD too. So now, the new entry level model has become the Ridgeline Sport with the all-wheel-drive setup that has a starting price of $35,070 - that already is a $3,695 increase from the lowest-priced model you could get of the previous generation.

If you fancy a front-wheel-drive, then you can go for the cheaper $29,630 model. For the sake of comparison, it is $155 more expensive than the 2017 model. The most expensive trim one could get is the Black Edition AWD that has a $43,120 price tag.

Read the entire article 2018 Honda Ridgeline comes with fewer variants this time, price starts at $35,070

Aside from fronting Honda’s annual summer tour, pop rock band OneRepublic was also given an opportunity to customize a 2017 Honda Civic Type R. The car is a one-off and was made for the “Civic Tour City Flavour” event where music fans, foodies, and car enthusiasts will gather for a pop-up food experience with a number of food trucks serving up local dishes.

As mentioned earlier, the event focuses on music, food and cars. OneRepublic was asked to customize and sign not just a Honda Civic Type R, but also a Rebel motorcycle that will be showcased throughout the Honda Civic Tour. Looking at the exterior design, the hatchback got a unique design that is inspired by the band. It indicates some modern elements in terms of the architecture, that is painted in two black finishes - glossy and matte, with bold red accents.

Honda Civic Type R is already sweet as it is, but it catches even more attention with the OneRepublic livery. Though the design may not please everybody’s taste, it is still unique in its own way, most specially because it is a one-off. This event will give people the chance to get to know the Civic Type R up close and personal.

Read the entire article 2017 Honda Civic Tour to feature OneRepublic and their one-off Type R

Two years ago, there was a patent filed by Honda Motors under the name “baby NSX”. It then had a angular sports car design that is clearly mid-engine, and had a soft top. Looking at the image from two years ago, you would actually think it could be a Lamborghini, except it is not.

On June 26, the European Union Intellectual Property Office published some images that are very similar to the one from two years ago, but these are much better as it appears to have lost its roof and windshield so we could see what’s inside of it. And based on the images, the driver-focused cabin looks very similar to the NSX. Though we think that it might have the name “ZSX” instead because exactly a year before this had been published, the Japanese automaker registered that name with EUIPO. This strengthens the possibility that the 2015 and the 2017 models may be related.

The images suggest that both models are similar not only from the shape of the lights and the grille, but also the front fender vent and the lines that run from it. Some of these elements may even remind you of the Japanese version S660 kei roadster, while the large angular intakes are like that of the Acura NSX. There is also a noticeable pushbutton transmission setup in the center console, that is like the Acura.

Read the entire article Interior images of Honda ‘Baby NSX’ are seen in patent filing

Honda had just shared detailed specs of the tenth generation Accord. The updated version not only looks better physically - it has been made larger, but lighter. The 2018 model year also comes with new engine options and additional standard safety features. Honda also confirmed that there will no longer be a coupe variant of it.

The new 2018 Honda Accord can actually fit in the Acura’s lineup, especially the range-topping Touring model that comes with LED headlights. As mentioned earlier, the 2018 model is bigger thanks to its longer wheelbase of 2.16 inch (55 millimeters). The sedan also has a sportier look because it is 0.39 inch (10 mm) wider, and 0.59 inch (15 mm) lower. To keep its weight down despite the increase in size, Honda made use of aluminum and ultra-high-strength steel in the chassis, losing a total of 50 to 80 kilos (110 pounds to 176 pounds), depending on the trim.

Having a longer wheelbase always means more space - either for the interior, the trunk, or both. In the case of the 2018 Accord, rear passengers get 2 inches (51 mm) of more legroom for a more comfortable ride, while the driver and front passenger seats have been pushed inward, giving them more hip and shoulder space. Visibility is also improved thanks to the thinner A-pillars. The new Accord also gets a larger trunk capacity, with more than one cubic foot for the combustion models, and up to 3.2 cubic feet for the Hybrid - as the battery pack can’t be found under the hood anymore.

Read the entire article 2018 Honda Accord has new engine options and driver assistance tech but no coupe model

Not only is the 2017 Honda Civic Type R new in the North American market, it recently got labelled the fastest car with a front-wheel drive setup at the Green Hell. Now, the Civic Type R will exclusively be given a six-speed manual transmission, just because an automatic gearbox would make the car weigh too much.

This was explained by the company during an interview between Yuji Matsumochi, Assistant Large Project Leader of the Civic Powertrain, and Australian publication Car Advice. So the Civic will come standard with the manual, with no option to get an automatic variant. This is because the Type R now weighs at 62.5 percent to 37.5 (that's front to rear axle). So a dual-clutch transmission will only make it much heavier, with its 400 Nm (295 lb-ft), which will definitely affect the car's performance.

Matsumochi explained that a front wheel drive will naturally need a lighter powertrain, and since the Type R already has a heavier engine, it will only work with a lightweight transmission. Thus, only the manual will work.

Read the entire article 2017 Honda Civic Type R gets exclusive 6-speed manual transmission, no automatic option

The tenth-generation Honda Accord is coming our way. Honda recently announced that the 2018 year model will be revealed sooner than you guys expect, that is on July 14. The reveal will take place in Detroit at 11:00 am eastern time. And don’t stress if you can’t make it to the reveal as they will be streaming it live on YouTube. So as we wait for the day to come, Honda decided to first tease us with a photo posted online. And as you can see, the design elements sort of remind us of the current Civic.

Unlike the Civic, specifically the Type R that received some criticism based on its design, it seems like the Accord would not be getting the same negative reception. Based on what we have seen from a number of spy shots and the new teaser, the Accord is going to be one handsome model. In fact, the company itself said that it is probably the most premium and dramatically styled car.

But the 2018 Accord isn’t just about design, the company promises that it will be a fun car to drive. In terms of the engine, the Japanese marque revealed some details to us. First of all, the V6 has been replaced by a pair of turbocharged four cylinder mills combined with Honda’s next-generation hybrid system. But don’t worry if you were a fan of the smooth V6. Sources that have driven the pre-production model say that the new engine will make you forget about the V6.

Read the entire article Honda releases teaser photo of 2018 Accord, watch out for July 14 debut

Honda is currently on fire! After releasing the Civic Type R in the United States last week, the Japanese company is already thinking of ways to keep sales at a high and steady level. And what is the solution to this, you ask?

Well, Hideki Matsumoto, chief engineer of the Civic model range said in an interview with Automotive News that he plans to do more than just one Civic Type R. So we’re assuming that maybe he means that there will be more versions of the front-wheel-drive Nürburgring record holder.

So anyway, what he really meant was that he wants to produce a more potent version of the current Type R that produces 306 horsepower. Of course, more versions mean better options. Apart from that, he also plans to engineer an all-wheel-drive option to go hand in hand with the Ford Focus RS, and the VW Golf R. And that’s not all, Matsumoto added that he would like to develop a Civic Type R that is more “focused on the grand touring aspect”, so that would mean a softer suspension setup, and some more tweaks here and there to make it more comfortable for the driver and its passengers on long journeys.

Read the entire article Looks like there will be more versions of the Honda Civic Type R soon

How much do you reckon someone would pay to own the first ever 2017 Honda Civic Type R? Last week, Honda collaborated with an online auction site, Bring a Trailer to sell its very first US spec Civic Type R. It came out wearing an Aegean Blue Metallic paint paired with black wheels, and covered in red details, with a VIN number 01. T Eight days later, on 15th of June, the Civic Type R has finally been awarded to someone.

The said model had a going price of $200,000, and by far is the new most expensive Honda Civic ever auctioned. As you know, Honda has been supporting the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation since 1991, and all the proceeds from this particular sale will go to charity.

Senior Vice President of American Honda Motor Co, Jeff Conrad talked about how much fun the company thought it would have to give one very lucky customer the first of its kind vehicle in the U.S. while aiding the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation, which was created to find a cure for brain tumors in children.

Read the entire article First ever US-spec 2017 Honda Civic Type R sold for $200,000
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