With a good build quality, a more appealing exterior, and spacious cabin equipped with plenty of fresh tech, ConsumerReports found it hard not to like the fifth generation Honda Odyssey.
In fact, besides the multi-push transmission lever that replaced a more traditional shifter, it's hard to find any flaws with it, especially when listing the quiet, smooth and comfortable ride, responsive steering for a car in its class, and plenty of active safety features, available on higher trim levels.
Australian order books for the 2018 Honda Civic Type R have opened today, ahead of the hot hatch’s October 1 on-sale date. Don’t expect to learn the exact price just yet, though.
Stephen Collins, director of Honda Australia, said: "Our dealers have been telling us that customers are eager to put their names against a car so we've opened the order books early to allow them to secure their orders”.
Honda certainly caught our attention when it revealed the S660 back in 2013, and put it into production in 2015. Unfortunately it has yet to offer the nimble little roadster in many markets outside of Japan, which is a shame, because it's only getting more tempting.
The latest sweetening of the proverbial plum comes in the form of the Bruno Leather Edition – which, as you can tell, comes in brown, and has leather.
You might think that a survey of automotive suppliers and their relationship with OEMs is the automotive equivalent of nerd prom. In some ways that's what the North American Automotive OEM-Supplier Working Relations Index (WRI) is. The study, the 17th annual conducted by Planning Perspectives Inc., is based on input from 652 salespeople from 108 Tier One suppliers, or, PPI points out, 40 of the top 50 automotive suppliers in North America. Suppliers to General Motors, Ford, FCA, Toyota, Honda, and Nissan.
But the results have consequences in terms of tens of millions of dollars for OEMs - and in the quality, technology, and cost of the next vehicle you buy. There are a couple of ways to look at the results of the WRI. One is, "So what else is new?" And the other is, "Damn! How did that happen?"
Honda‘s all-new CR-V is just around the corner with an expected local launch in July.
While the company has only confirmed one engine — a 1.5-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine that produces 140kW of power and 240Nm of torque, mated to a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) — and both a front- and all-wheel drive drivetrain, there could be another engine coming.
The all-new Honda Civic hatch may be one of the most practical cars in its segment, but it lacks a crucial item that used to be standard: Magic Seats.
The Honda Magic Seats system in the previous-generation Civic hatch would allow the seat bases to be folded up to allow a large storage area, and the seat backs could also be folded down flat for extra convenience. To see just how clever they are, check out our video on the ninth-gen Civic hatch.
A week after grainy images of the updated 2018 Honda Fit/Jazz leaked online, a number of official images of the vehicle have surfaced thanks to a website launched for the hatchback in Japan.
As we’ve become accustomed to in recent times, the changes to this so-called ‘facelifted’ model are incredibly minor. Some of those small tweaks include new garnishing around the front grille, modified air intakes, different fog lights and a revised front bumper.