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Honda Celebrates Four Decades of Accord


Accord was the first Honda model and first vehicle from a Japanese automaker to be manufactured and has been in continuous production in America for nearly 34 years.

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Honda Civic Type-R Sets Benchmarks


Honda Civic Type-R Sets Benchmarks at Five Legendary European Race Circuits.

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Honda Civic Earns Best Family Car Pick of 2016


The all-new 2016 Honda Civic has been named as one of the 10 Best Family Cars.

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2016 F1 Monaco Grand Prix - Magical Monte Carlo


The most iconic race in the F1 season. Drivers and fans alike know Monaco’s layout inside out. Wheel-to-wheel racing on an unforgiving street circuit, the sheer glamour of the location – here’s a race that creates legends.

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Honda unveils ‘revolutionary’ Cell Production assembly line system


The ARC assembly line perfectly demonstrates the cutting edge thinking of Honda’s engineering and manufacturing.

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Honda's Big Finish To 2015


2015 was Honda Australia’s strongest year in half a decade, with 40,100 new Hondas heading home with happy customers.

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New Honda Civic Wins North American Car Of The Year Award


The new Honda Civic has earned the prestigious 2016 North American Car of the Year award (NACOTY).

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Honda HR-V Awarded Five-Star ANCAP Safety Rating


Honda’s newest small SUV, the HR-V, has been awarded a five-star safety rating from the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP).

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Honda Odyssey Retains Number One Position


The Honda Odyssey has taken out the number one position in private sales within the people-mover segment for the 21st month in a row.

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Marc Marquez And Jack Miller Meet The Honda HR-V


Honda has released limited edition versions of its Jazz, Civic sedan, CR-V and HR-V models with exterior enhancements and extra equipment.

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Honda Jazz, Civic, CR-V, HR-V Limited Edition Models Released


Honda has released limited edition versions of its Jazz, Civic sedan, CR-V and HR-V models with exterior enhancements and extra equipment.

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Honda Jazz Receives Five Star ANCAP Safety Rating


ANCAP has today announced that the third-generation Honda Jazz has received a five-star safety rating.

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Honda HR-V Priced Under $25k


Honda has slotted its HR-V right into the middle of the burgeoning baby SUV segment. The Japanese brand has released final pricing and specifications for its high-riding hatchback.

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Honda Australia Looks Toward 2015 With An Exciting Return to F1


Honda Australia welcomes the announcement that Fernando Alonso will join Jenson Button on the grid at the Formula 1® Australian Grand Prix March 12 -15.

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McLaren-Honda Prepares For 2015: Laying The Foundations For Future Domination


McLaren-Honda is delighted to announce its new driver line-up for 2015: Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button. Kevin Magnussen will remain an important part of the team, as test and reserve driver.

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McLaren-Honda Makes its First Run in Abu Dhabi


Today, the McLaren Honda interim test car MP4-29H/1X1 made its debut run during the FIA official testing session at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi. This test is intended to perform all systems checks, as well as installing IT infrastructure and connections.

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All New Honda HR-V Arriving February 2015


Honda’s highly-anticipated, all-new HR-V will arrive in showrooms across Australia in February 2015. The HR-V will be positioned below the CR-V and complement our SUV line-up by offering versatility and practicality along with new safety technology, loads of features and of course a sporty, dynamic drive. We know consumers want more choice and we will offer that choice in the all-new HR-V, right into one of Australia’s fastest growing segments.

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What SUV Should I Buy


Graeme has owned his 1998 Mitsubishi Challenger since new but is finally ready for a replacement. He no longer needs a heavy-duty four-wheel-drive and would like something safer than his Mitsubishi and less ponderous in the inner-urban domain. However, he'd like to hang on to his Challenger's considerable two-up load space and can't compromise on front-seat headroom for his six-foot and four-inches frame.

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Five-Star ANCAP Rating Awarded to Honda Accord and Honda City


The 14YM Honda Accord* and the all-new Honda City have achieved the maximum five-star ANCAP safety rating.We are pleased that these important models in our sedan range have received a five-star rating from ANCAP,” said Honda Australia Director, Mr. Stephen Collins.

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What Reliable City Car Should I Buy


Catherine is looking to replace her Holden Astra with something that will get her from A to B economically and – most importantly – more reliably than her current car. She likes Mazda's 2 but wonders if its 1.5-litre engine has enough go for her needs. She wouldn't mind more boot space if she could get it either.

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Honda Odyssey & City Hit #1


Two of Honda’s newest models, the all-new Odyssey and City, have claimed number one in their respective segments since launching earlier this year.

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2014 Honda Jazz


New Honda Jazz starts at $14,990 as Honda aims to reclaim lost ground. Honda has set a new benchmark for the price of a car with a rear-view camera as standard.

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What Used SUV Should I Buy


Chris has a Mitsubishi 380, which is used for regular long trips but little else. His wife has a Skoda Yeti and he's impressed by its high seating position, good vision, power and the way it drives. He's thinking maybe he should get a near-new compact SUV of his own, but is reluctant to give up the Mitsubishi's long-distance comfort and quiet, and also mindful he won't get much money for it. What should he do?

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Honda to Re-introduce HR-V SUV


Honda Australia has confirmed the return of a baby SUV to its line-up from 2015 – the HR-V. The Japanese brand’s local arm says the Jazz-based SUV will share the same moniker as its boxy predecessor from the late 1990s and early 2000s. The HR-V will slot in below the larger CR-V in Honda Australia’s line-up. In other markets including Japan, the modern interpretation of the HR-V is known simply as the Vezel.

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Be Our Best Critic Winner Announced


Introducing Louise Eddey, whose fantastic review of the all-new Odyssey won her the car! Being a mother of two and a musician to boot isn't a walk in the park, luckily the Honda Odyssey is as much at home at the gig as it outside the school gates.

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Honda's Mean Mower


Honda’s Mean Mower has officially broken the Guinness World's title for the Fastest lawnmower, averaging 187.60km/h (116.57mph) to break the previous record by over 45km/h.

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Spend Time In a New City


Honda's offering in the light segment just got more interesting, with the new Honda City arriving in showrooms in April. The Honda City, available in 55 countries, has sold over 2.2 million units since its introduction, said Honda Australia Director Mr. Stephen Collins.

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Honda Reveals 206kW Type R


Honda has pulled the covers off its latest high-performance hatchback at the 2014 Geneva motor show. The wild-looking Civic Type R features a track-honed bodykit, 20-inch wheels and a turbocharged engine that makes at least 206kW according to the Japanese car maker.

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Honda's 2014 WTCC Civic Takes Shape


Honda's 2014 World Touring Car Championship challenger. The Honda Civic WTCC render shows the subtle style of the wheel arch extensions, larger diameter wheels, sleeker aero package and extended rear spoiler. Add all this to increased engine power and the 2014 Honda WTCC racer is clearly ambitious to retain Honda’s Manufacturers World Championship crown and enable the drivers to challenge for the World Champion title.

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Honda CR-V Diesel Review


Big on Performance. Small on Fuel Bills. It's a foregone conclusion the Honda CR-V Diesel will provide a shot in the arm to the Japanese car maker, given the popularity of the CR-V nameplate and the public's hunger for diesel-powered SUVs.

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Honda Odyssey - Most Successful in DCOTY History


The Honda Odyssey is now the most successful candidate in Drive Car of the Year history, having just won the ‘Best People Mover’ category for the fifth year running.

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Eight-Seater To Join All New Honda Odyssey


The all-new Honda Odyssey will hit Australian shores in February 2014.

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CR-V Tent Makes the Outdoors Fun


One of Australia’s favourite SUVs can help make the outdoors fun, with a new Camping Tent accessory added to the Honda CR-V range.

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Honda Reveals S660


Japanese car maker looks back to the 1960s with a new-age mini roadster.

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