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Why Is Honda Closing Its Main Production Plant In Japan?

Why Is Honda Closing Its Main Production Plant In Japan?

Honda may be sacrificing its identity in pursuit of a more sustainable future

Manufacturers are undergoing major restructuring in order for an efficient transition to electrification. Regardless of the trends, brand identity is important and Honda’s latest move may have a negative impact on that, as the Japanese carmaker has taken first steps towards closing down one of its major factories, in Japan, located in the Saitama prefecture.

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Honda Teases Us with the New Civic Type R Once Again

Honda Teases Us with the New Civic Type R Once Again

Watch the fastest hot hatch demolish the Suzuka Circuit

Even with COVID-19 and the digital world looking to wipe live, brick-and-mortar auto shows from existence, Japan is giving these ancient relics at least one last shot. The Tokyo Auto Salon has produced several interesting cars in 2022, although most will never see the light of day ever again. Honda, however, showed off the new Civic Type R in the flesh, albeit covered in camouflage. The Japanese marque also released a new teaser video to get even more hype for the hottest of hatchbacks.

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The F1 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix made the rest of the 2021 season seem dull.

The F1 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix made the rest of the 2021 season seem dull.

It all comes down to a winner-take-all race at Abu Dhabi.

The Saudi Arabian Grand Prix on Sunday, December 5, 2021, was fraught with penalties and confusion and produced an incredibly exciting result that means this season has one of the tensest endings of any Formula 1 season.

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These Cars Made It To This Year's Wards 10 Best Interiors

These Cars Made It To This Year’s Wards 10 Best Interiors

This year’s list includes vehicles ranging from a high-end Bentley Bentayga Speed to a more affordable Honda Civic

Most car enthusiasts tend to prioritize a car’s exterior design, but in reality, we spend more of our time inside the vehicle. Thankfully, Wards Auto is here to help us determine which interiors are truly worth our time behind the wheel.

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Honda launches all-electric EV Sub-brand - e:N

Honda launches all-electric EV Sub-brand - e:N

The Japanese automaker showed off two production spec models for China, along with three futuristic concept cars

Honda held a virtual event online to showcase their EV strategy for the Chinese market, via their new EV sub-brand e:N. The Japanese brand unveiled two production-ready electric vehicles: the e:NS1 and the e:NP1. Apart from these two EV’s we also got to see three electric concept cars. The e:N SUV Concept, e:N GT Concept, and e:N Coupe Concept.

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This Race-Spec Version of the 2022 Civic Si Exposes the Future of Tuning Capabilities

This Race-Spec Version of the 2022 Civic Si Exposes the Future of Tuning Capabilities

The 2022 Honda Civic Si comes this October and sends a strong Message by going racing

When we talk about performance versions of the Honda Civic, we usually mean the Type-R. With that being said, Honda recently teased us with some videos of the current, eleventh generation of the Civic. The eleventh-generation Civic debuted in April, and now we are looking at the Civic Si, which will follow soon. The car was spotted testing around the Thunderhill Raceway, in California, where it would compete in the 25 Hours of Thunderhill.

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2022 Honda Civic Hatchback Is Only A Little Over $1k More Expensive Than The Sedan

2022 Honda Civic Hatchback Is Only A Little Over $1k More Expensive Than The Sedan

Prices will range from $22,900 to $29,400 depending on the trim level

After being announced back in June, 2021, the new generation Honda Civic Hatchback is now officially on sale. The model will be offered in four trim levels, two engine specifications, you will be able to choose between two different transmissions Prices will range from $22,900 to $29,400. Just for comparison purposes, prices for the sedan range from $21,700 to $28,300.

According to Honda, the new Civic Hatchback aims at young, active buyers and has been described as the "most fun-to-drive Civic Hatchback we’ve ever made." For the first time ever, the Civic Hatchback will be built in the U.S. at the Honda auto plant in Greensburg, Indiana.

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There Was a Time When Mercedes Built Hondas in an Unexpected Collaboration

There Was a Time When Mercedes Built Hondas in an Unexpected Collaboration

In the 1980s, Honda wanted to build Cars in South Africa. Mercedes happily obliged.

The automotive industry has seen many collaborations between carmakers, especially in recent years, when cost-cutting seems to be the name of the game. However, some collaborations you just wouldn’t expect. When to Mercedes, it was Porsche who helped shove a V-8 into the W124, creating the 500E, but this time, it was Mercedes who helped another car company. That car company was Honda, who at the time was looking to establish a foothold in South Africa and, apparently, it was a win-win situation.

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The 2022 Honda Civic Is Now On Sale At Dealers Everywhere

The 2022 Honda Civic Is Now On Sale At Dealers Everywhere

The 2022 Civic Is Now On Sale, With Prices Very Similar To The 2021 Model Year, But With A Lot More To Offer

2022 Honda Civic prices Trim Engine MSRP1 MSRP Plus $995 Destination Charge2 EPA Mileage Rating3 City/Hwy/Combined LX 2.0L $21,700 $22,695 31 / 40 / 35 Sport 2.0L $23,100 $24,095 30 / 37 / 33 EX 1.5 Turbo $24,700 $25,695 33 / 42 / 36 Touring 1.5 Turbo $28,300 $29,295 31 / 38 / 34

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Honda's Latest Trademark Hints at The Company Fighting The Ford Bronco and Jeep Wrangler?

Honda’s Latest Trademark Hints at The Company Fighting The Ford Bronco and Jeep Wrangler?

Honda seems to have finally woken up from a deep slumber to enter the off-roading segment

The latest chapter of the Bronco vs Wrangler story has a new twist. A rather unfamiliar automaker in this segment has decided to step up and challenge these two Americans.

According to CarBuzz, Honda has filed for the “Trailsport” trademark that suggests the automaker wants a share of this ever-growing pie. The trademark doesn’t explicitly specify that it’s for off-road purposes, but it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out its intended use. Will this serve as a ‘passport’ for Honda to fly into the off-road segment?

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If You Want a New Honda Civic Coupe, You Need To Move Quick

If You Want a New Honda Civic Coupe, You Need To Move Quick

Honda has decided to kill off the Civic coupe, announces 11th-gen model for 2022

The Honda Civic – it’s a good, reliable, efficient, and even a sporty car, but there’s one model that just isn’t meant to live beyond 2020. Honda is busy preparing to showcase the 11th-generation Civic in 2021 as a 2022 model, and now we’ve received confirmation that while the Hatchback and Sedan body styles will carry over, the coupe is officially dead in the water in the U.S. market. This will mark the first time in decades that we won’t have access to a new, two-door Civic. Times are certainly changing, but there’s some good news too.

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Honda Reportedly Closing Down Swindon, UK plant by 2022

Honda Reportedly Closing Down Swindon, UK plant by 2022

That’s where Honda makes the (now global) Civic

Honda established its Swindon, UK plant back in 1985 and it functioned pretty well until the late 2000s credit crunch when the manufacturer closed about half of it. Before the financial crisis that really made its presence felt in 2008, Honda was making the Civic, CR-V, and Jazz in Swindon, but after the restructuring job, it only kept Civic production going at the site - now it looks like it plans on closing the facility for good, in 2021 or 2022.

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General Motors and Honda Collaborate On Autonomous Technology

General Motors and Honda Collaborate On Autonomous Technology

This is a big, big partnership that could put the other market players on red alert

A lot of partnerships are arising these days. It’s not just automakers and tech companies, but also automakers and automakers. This time, it’s General Motors and Honda teaming up to take on the world with Autonomous Technology. General Motors and Cruise Automation announced collaboration with Japanese giant, Honda that will seek “large-scale deployment” of technology for autonomous vehicles.

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As Ford Cancels its Future Sedans in America, Honda Introduces the Civic Saloon to the U.K.

As Ford Cancels its Future Sedans in America, Honda Introduces the Civic Saloon to the U.K.

It’s an affordable “four-door coupe”

Honda’s new-gen Civic is quite the looker. Here in the States, we were lucky enough to get both the hatchback (and the Type R, finally) and the sedan or “saloon” as our European brethren call it. Over in the U.K., however, the only choice is the Civic Hatch, but that will change now as Honda plans to bring the saloon to U.K. dealers by August 2018.

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As the Ford Focus RS Fades to Black, Honda Jacks Up the Price on the Civic Type R

As the Ford Focus RS Fades to Black, Honda Jacks Up the Price on the Civic Type R

It remains the best deal for the money but still…

Reports are coming in, and it looks like the Honda Civic Type R will see a small price increase starting in May of 2018. As Cars Direct reports, the Civic Type R will see a baseline price increase of $600, raising the entry cost to $35,595 including destination which also saw a $5 increase across the board. This isn’t the first time the Civic Type R has seen a price increase but nearly triple that of the $215 price increase that went into effect for November 2017. For what it’s worth, the entire Civic lineup sees an increase, but models below the Type R will only increase by $100.

This news comes right on the heels of Ford’s announcement to execute damn near all of its car lineup, including the Focus RS, at least for now. If Ford doesn’t bring the next-gen Focus RS to U.S. shores, the Civic Type R will have just one true competitor, the Volkswagen Golf R – a model that comes in at $5,040 more than the Type R as of the time of this writing. Of course, you could count the Subaru WRX STI as a competitor, and we do, but – despite its similar performance – it’s not really a hatchback. It’s also more expensive, though, hitting the wallet for a minimum of $36,995 or $1,400 more if you include Subaru’s $860 destination charge.

So, while Honda has increased the pricing of the Civic Type R mid-year, with no sign of any improvement whatsoever, it’s still the cheapest performance hatchback on the market, even if you include the non-hatch WRX STI.

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Teen Dies After Being Pinned by the Third Row Seat of a 2004 Honda Odyssey

Teen Dies After Being Pinned by the Third Row Seat of a 2004 Honda Odyssey

His life could’ve been saved if other people did their jobs

A 16-year-old boy in Cincinnati, Ohio died after getting pinned behind the third-row seat of a 2004 Honda Odyssey. The young man, identified as Kyle Plush, died of asphyxia due to chest compression, even after calling 911 not once but twice. The death has been ruled accidental, but there are still plenty of questions that need to be answered behind the circumstances of his death, particularly the way responders handled his calls for help.

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Honda Puts Safety First - Will Offer Honda Sensing Safety as Standard Equipment from 2022

Honda Puts Safety First - Will Offer Honda Sensing Safety as Standard Equipment from 2022

It’s still a long way, but it’s good to know that Honda’s taking car safety tech seriously

Honda’s Sensing safety system is fitted on one million vehicles in the U.S. today, but that number is going to pale in comparison to Honda’s plans for the system moving forward. According to the Japanese automaker, Honda Sensing will come standard on all 2022 model year vehicles, a huge increase from the current lot of models that are already carrying the safety system.

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