In the compact car market, the Honda Civic has almost always been a benchmark, and there's a reason for that: it's consistently been really great. The 2019 Honda Civic is no exception. It has a large, airy interior with quality materials. The engines are smooth, powerful and economical. And it's nimble while also being comfortable. Not only that, but there's a Civic for just about any need with sedan, coupe or hatchback body styles — no other compact car offers such diversity. There are also trim levels and powertrains that range from frugal to exhilarating, yet all offer competitive pricing and impressive value. For these reasons and others we'll explain below, the Civic is still one of the best compact cars on the market.
The Sport trim has been added to the coupe and sedan models, but unlike the hatchback's Sport trim that gets a turbocharged engine, these Civics stick with the naturally aspirated 2.0-liter four-cylinder. The Sport coupe and sedan do get Honda's touchscreen infotainment system with CarPlay and Android Auto, unlike the Sport hatchback. This infotainment system now features physical shortcut buttons and a volume knob, but it retains the existing user interface. The gauges get red backlighting, the pedals are made of aluminum, the wheels are larger and it has a leather-wrapped steering wheel. A manual transmission is also now restricted to LX sedan, all Sport body styles, the Si and Type R. All other Civics get a CVT.
Japan's Foreign Minister Taro Kono has disclosed that the United States told Japan before the second US-North Korea summit that little progress was expected.
Kono told a Lower House committee on Friday that it's disappointing that the summit in Vietnam broke down without any agreement. But he said Washington had expressed pessimism during working-level talks with Japan before the summit.
Long before Honda Civics and CR-Vs dotted American roads, Soichiro Honda was hatching a plan to seduce U.S. consumers with a gotta-have-it ride. "Old man" Honda dreamed of an affordable two-wheeler that could meet a few simple but critical guidelines: produce at least 4 horsepower from a quiet, efficient motor, be rugged enough to handle almost any road, and welcome any and all riders with an ergonomically friendly package. After a research trip to Europe, Soichiro and his team rolled up their sleeves and developed the Honda C100 "Super Cub," which made its way to the United States in 1959.
Little Glee Monster's new song "I BELIEVE" has been picked up as the theme song for 'ASIAN ELEVEN.'
'ASIAN ELEVEN' is a soccer exchange program supported by the Japan Foundation Asia Center, Football Association of Japan, and Japan Professional Football League. "I BELIEVE" is included in Little Glee Monster's fourth album "FLAVA," which was released on January 16, and was written to give 'ASIAN ELEVEN' activities a boost.
Little Glee Monster will hold a 2-day live at Nippon Budokan titled 'Little Glee Monster Live in BUDOKAN 2019～Calling Over!!!!!' on February 5 and 6 of next year.
This announcement was made on October 21 after the group's concert at Tokyo International Forum. The last time they performed at Budokan was about two years ago.
Little Glee Monster will hold their first Asia tour "Little Glee Monster Asia Tour 2018 -juice!!!!! -" in July.
So far, Little Glee Monster have participated in events in Hong Kong and San Francisco. They have also served as the supporting acts for Earth, Wind & Fire and Ariana Grande during their concerts in Japan. A promoter from overseas approached the group with the offer of an Asia tour. As a result, they will be performing Taiwan and Hong Kong.
If you were to rank vehicles that do what they're told to do, the Toyota Hilux might be one of the top five greatest workhorses of all time. For 50 years, over eight generations, the Hilux has proved itself to be reliable, durable, yet modest about its achievements.
The Hilux was born in March 1968, as the replacement for two separate pickup model lines under Toyota's corporate umbrella. Beneath it was the Hino Briska, a sedan-derived delivery truck from the early 1960s, and the Hilux also replaced the older Toyota Stout model originally dating from the manufacturer's Toyopet days. Hino was bought out by Toyota right before the Hilux came to be, and from that point on it has only made trucks, including assembling Hiluxes.