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Can HFP make the Accord a Performer?
Taking something from ordinary to extraordinary is no easy task, and there might not be a better example of ordinary than the Honda Accord.
A solid family car that offers dependability and ease of use over all else, are the folks at Honda crazy for trying to make this family hauler perform on the track?
Starting with a V6-powered Accord Coupe, Honda tacks on new suspension and a full body kit in an attempt to take this car from bland to spicy. It costs $4,620 before installation. Will your money be well spent or are you better off buying something a little less obscure? Read on to find out.
The Renault-Nissan Alliance marked a milestone today by selling its 100,000th zero tailpipe emissions vehicle.
Mazda’s severed ties with Ford and recent shift to a single, scalable platform have birthed a series of noteworthy products, but there’s one major question mark left in the company’s portfolio.
It still isn’t clear what Mazda plans to do for either of its performance nameplates. Information on the next MX-5 is still scarce, but a new report suggests Mazda plans for its new roadster to weight in 220 lbs lighter than the current car.
That’s significant considering the current car only weighs 2,447 lbs when equipped with the soft top and a manual transmission. Both the convertible hard top and the automatic transmission add weight.
SEE ALSO: 2015 Mazda MX-5 to Get 1.3L Turbo
Mazda will partner with Fiat to build the car, which will lead to both a new MX-5 and a new Spider for Alfa Romeo. While Mazda hasn’t made details about the car availble, past speculation suggests the car will be powered by a turbocharged 1.3-liter four cylinder rather than the 2.0-liter naturally aspirated four it uses today. That, at least in part, could help account for the weight savings.
[Source: Automotive News]
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Like a Broadway premiere the 2014 Mazda3 will take a bow in New York City today. Mazda’s best-selling compact car has received a bumper-to-bumper redesign along with some significant improvements. The company’s latest C-Segment offering brings a healthy dose of style, performance and technology to an extremely competitive slice of the market.