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Honda, Acura Recalling 250,000 Vehicles for Self-Braking Glitch

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Honda has announced a recall of roughly 250,000 vehicles globally for an electronics glitch that could cause the brakes to be applied even when the the pedal has not been pressed. Continue Reading...

New Acura RL to Bow at New York Auto Show with Sport Hybrid SH-AWD

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Acura has confirmed that the next-generation RL flagship luxury sedan will make its world premiere at the New York International Auto Show in April. The car will continue to use a V6 engine, but will gain a hybrid component and use direct-injection as well as an innovative new all-wheel drive system referred to as Sport… Continue Reading...

Driving the Future of Honda

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Ahead of the recent Tokyo Motor Show, Honda invited a group of journalists out to its Twin Ring Motegi race track facility for an information download on its future engines and transmissions, as well as a chance to get behind the wheel of some of the new products. Unfortunately, seat time was too minimal for… Continue Reading...

Honda Electric SH-AWD to be Paired with Hybrid V6, 7-Speed Dual Clutch

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Known for its technology innovations, Honda’s R&D efforts have been somewhat lackluster as of late. The Japanese automaker appears to have turned a corner, however, announcing a long list of new engines and technologies. Easily the most revolutionary is an electric SH-AWD system that will be paired with a new V6 hybrid powertrain and 7-speed… Continue Reading...

2011 Acura RL Refreshed For A Dwindling Audience

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The 2010 Acura RL holds the dubious title of Canada’s Worst Selling Car, with just 33 sold in 2010. Our northernly neighbors, who by all rights should be swayed by the car’s roomy interior and all-wheel drive, don’t seem to care for the car, and neither do Americans. For 2011, the RL gets yet another… Continue Reading...

Next-Gen Acura RL to Target Mercedes CLS; New Small Sedan to Get Hybrid Option

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A slew of new product info and rumors have popped up, detailing big (and little) changes across Acura’s product portfolio. Updates are planned for the TL, while the there’s more news about the new sub-TSX model, as well as a new direction for Acura’s flagship RL. Starting with the new small sedan, a source tells… Continue Reading...

2012 Acura RL Gets 6-Speed Automatic Transmission

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First there were rumors that Honda would axe the Acura RL, and then came the official word that it wouldn’t, but here is the first sign that the RL continues to carry on – even if the car has become irrelevant. While it’s not official for North America, Honda in Japan has announced that the… Continue Reading...

Honda to Recall Odyssey, Acura RL Over Brake Fluid Leak

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Honda is preparing to recall an unspecified number of vehicles due to a brake-related issue similar to that announced yesterday in a Toyota recall of 1.5 million vehicles. The automaker is currently in the process of notifying NHTSA about the recall and will release info on exactly how many vehicles are included soon. The recall… Continue Reading...

Acura RL Not Getting the Axe After All?

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Yesterday it was announced that the RL would be cut from the Acura lineup. But today, Honda officials in the U.S. are saying “not so fast.” A report in Japan’s Nikkei business paper cited sources inside the automaker who said the Legend (as its known in Japan) would be cut from the lineup globally. The… Continue Reading...
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