2012 was the best-selling year for automakers since 2007, marking the third year in a row that sales have increased. So now is a great time to look back at the best-selling vehicles from last year. Coming in 10th place with 261,008 units sold is the Ford Escape which was updated for the 2013 model… Continue Reading...
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Honda made an unprecedented move this year, refreshing its popular Civic model a year after giving it a redesign. Continue Reading...
As 2012 comes to an end, it’s always interesting to see what vehicles were most popular on everyone’s research list for the year. Continue Reading...
Advanced diesel engines are one option automakers can turn to for complying with upcoming U.S. fuel-economy standards. German OEMs in particular are the technology’s strongest proponents, but at the opposite end of the Eurasian landmass, Honda is not so bullish. Continue Reading...
A 300-hp turbocharged four cylinder might find it’s way into the next Civic Type-R. Continue Reading...
In recent years, the power of the Internet has had an interesting effect on publications that specialize in car reviews. As more information becomes readily available, opinions in what used to be well-respected publications appear to be losing their influence. Continue Reading...
Worldwide sales for Honda‘s hybrid vehicles have reached one million units as of the end of September 2012, according to the Japanese automaker. Continue Reading...
Those looking for ways to fight against the recent rise in gas prices might want to consider a 2012 Honda Civic, the Natural Gas model to be more specific. The Japanese automaker has teamed up with Clean Energy to give $3,000 fuel cards to new buyers. Continue Reading...
If you own a 2003-04 Honda Civic or a 2004-05 Pilot, there’s a chance the head lights could fail. Continue Reading...
Honda CEO Takanobu Ito gave a glimpse into the Japanese automaker’s future, announcing that a new Civic Type R is being developed for the European markets and is set to bow in 2015. Continue Reading...
Back in January, Honda targeted 1.02 million in vehicle sales for the 2012 year in the US, but the Japanese automaker is now optimistic that it’ll sell almost 1.3 million units this year. Continue Reading...
The next-generation Honda Civic is expected to make an appearance by 2016, and Americans may finally get a taste of a five-door hatchback model. Continue Reading...
The few who choose to drive natural gas cars like the Honda Civic NG have something to look forward to in 2015: home fueling stations that won’t cost an arm an a leg. Continue Reading...
Finally, some good news for Honda. According to Kelley Blue Book, the Japanese automaker has three of the four most-visited new cars on its website during the first quarter of 2012. Continue Reading...
After Honda lost in its small claims court gas mileage suit, the Japanese automaker filed an appeal on the ruling and headed back to court. Earlier on Wednesday, Honda won the reversal of the small claims loss to Heather Peters. Continue Reading...
As promised back in March after Heather Peters won her settlement concerning the Honda Civic Hybrid’s MPG claims, Honda is heading back to court to appeal the small claims decision. American Honda’s lawyers are hoping to overturn the highly publicized court award to Heather Peters, who netted $9,867 after suing Honda stating that her Civic… Continue Reading...
A group of angry customers filed a class action lawsuit against Honda because they say the company manufactured and sold vehicles with defective window mechanisms. “The right passenger side window fell into the door of my 2002 Honda Odyssey LX in September 2011. It was a startling, loud sound that jolted me,” plaintiff Phyllis Grodzitsky of… Continue Reading...
Increasing motorsports exposure, Honda announced its plans to enter its newly redesigned European 2012 Honda Civic into the 2012 FIA World Touring Car Championship (WTCC). According to Honda CEO Takanobu Ito, this entry entails creating an all-new engine developed specifically for touring car competition. “We have made a decision to enter into the WTCC with… Continue Reading...
With all the Super Bowl ads finding their way onto the Internet well ahead of the big game, we’ve already had our fair share of head scratchers, like the commercial from Audi, and humorous ones like Acura‘s NSX commercial starring Jerry Seinfeld and Jay Leno. And while we understand that most ads are designed to… Continue Reading...
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The past 20 years were pretty stable in the automotive industry. Mostly predictable releases with a steady rate for manufacturers to introduce new models that seemed like a consistant recipe for success. Then, suddenly with the start of the current model year, things changed. In fact, it looks like this is just the start of a serious… Continue Reading...
Honda is offering an extended 10-year/120,000-mile warranty to 2006-2011 Civic Hybrid owners due to a possible gas leak. And while it’s a little strange that there’s no recall for the 80,000 or so impacted vehicles, we’re pretty sure owners are going to be just fine with such a nice and lengthy warranty from Honda. The… Continue Reading...
Just as Honda announced it’ll be refreshing the Civic for next year, hoping everyone will quickly forget about the 2012 model, Consumer Reports goes and gives the 2012 Honda Civic Si a “Recommended” rating in its latest report. Now let’s keep in mind that Consumer Reports were one of the first outlets to give the… Continue Reading...
In a completely unprecedented and unexpected move, Honda has announced to its dealers to expect a new Civic by the end of next year. That’s right, the all-new 2012 Honda Civic that just came out is already getting a makeover. Honda is clearly doing damage control by saying that the revamp is coming early in… Continue Reading...
General Motors halted production of their popular Cruze sedan yesterday after a supplier issue hampered production. Chevrolet says they plan to resume production as soon as possible, though they declined to disclose what the issue was. Production officially stopped around 1 p.m. EST according to a spokesperson for the Lordstown, Ohio, factory where the Cruze… Continue Reading...