Honda Civic Hatchback Next-gen Production May Come To North America

Honda Civic hatchback next-gen production may come to North America

Honda just announced this week that it will be closing its Civic hatchback factory in Swindon in the U.K. Besides meaning the potential loss of 3,500 jobs, the plant closure left us wondering what the future is for the Honda Civic hatchback, particularly the Type R, both of which are produced there for global markets including our own. But Honda has provided us a statement that reveals the hatchback and Type R appear to be safe, where production may be moved to, and when we may be seeing a totally new Civic.

According to Honda, the company is looking at bringing hatchback production to North America. Part of the reason for this is that the hatch is quite popular. Honda says that almost 20 percent of North American Civic sales are of the hatchback, and that's more than the company expected. And it does seem logical to bring production closer to where the cars are being sold. The Type R in particular would make sense since its engine is already build in Ohio.

Osaka To Miss Next Week's Qatar Open

Osaka to miss next week's Qatar Open

Japanese tennis player and winner of two straight Grand Slams Naomi Osaka says she will not play in the Qatar Open, citing back pain.

The tournament starting next Monday was to be Osaka's first competition after her Australia Open victory last month.

Canon's Next Eos R Announcement Will Be For A Budget Model

Canon's Next EOS R Announcement Will Be For A Budget Model

A recent rumor claims that Canon has a major announcement that could take place this month. Now according to a report from Canon Watch, it seems that the upcoming camera announcement from Canon could be for a budget EOS R model that could be priced around the $1,600 mark.

Now we know that $1,600 isn’t exactly cheap, but it will be cheaper than the current EOS R offering and it is pretty affordable as far as full-frame mirrorless cameras are concerned. This is actually a bit of a surprise as most of the rumors we have been hearing so far have been talking about a high-end EOS R camera with a 100MP sensor.

Alps Alpine Next-gen Driving Experience

Alps Alpine Next-Gen Driving Experience

As cars become more packed with sensors, computers, and connectivity, the possibilities to enhance the driver’s experience expand exponentially. Alps Alpine looks at how future components and technologies can change the driver experience from end to end.

Most people imagine that the driving experience starts when you get into the car, but Alps Alpine’s concept named “Seamless Smart Mobility Solution” imagine things starting in your home.

Michishige Sayumi To Be Featured In Oomori Seiko's Next Single

Michishige Sayumi to be featured in Oomori Seiko's next single

Oomori Seiko will release a new single featuring Michishige Sayumi, titled "Zettai Kanojo feat. Michishige Sayumi," on March 13. 

Oomori made the new single announcement on January 20 during a program on LINE LIVE. This will be part one of her major debut fifth anniversary project 'Cho Kashu 5 Shunen Band Made Miracle 5!'

Uverworld To Release 'touch Off' As Their Next Single

UVERworld to release 'Touch off' as their next single

UVERworld's new single "Touch off" is slated for release on February 27. 

The single will include "Touch off", which is the opening song for the TV anime 'Yakusoku no Neverland' as well as its instrumental version. Details on the coupling tracks will be revealed at a later date.