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 Kurt Verlin

Honda Says Electric Type R Could Happen

Honda Says Electric Type R Could Happen

Honda plans to electrify more than two-thirds of its global lineup by 2030, and while performance vehicles tend to be the last to receive electrification, it doesn’t entirely leave them out of the picture. In fact, Honda Civic Type R project leader Hideki Kakinuma says it’s entirely possible that Honda would eventually make an electric […]

 Kurt Verlin

New Honda Civic Type R Limited Edition is Getting Serious

New Honda Civic Type R Limited Edition is Getting Serious

The Honda Civic Type R has widely been praised as one of the best performance cars you can buy today, regardless of the size of your purse. This week, Honda revealed it made the car even better. The 2020 Civic Type R not only comes with a facelift but also with a new, lightweight, track-focused […]

 Kurt Verlin

Six 2020 Honda Models Earn IIHS Top Safety Ratings

Six 2020 Honda Models Earn IIHS Top Safety Ratings

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has granted five Honda models its Top Safety Pick rating and one its Top Safety Pick+ rating, showing that 2019 safety ratings are a good indicator of what to expect for 2020 models. The five models to earn the TSP designation were the 2020 Honda Accord, CR-V, and the […]

 Kurt Verlin

Honda Light Trucks Set January Sales Record

Honda Light Trucks Set January Sales Record

Will 2020 be yet another record year for crossovers, SUVs, and pickup trucks? One month in, the numbers are looking good — at least for American Honda. The Japanese brand’s North American division reported a new January sales record for its light trucks: 52,800 deliveries were made, up 2.3 percent from last year. There’s a […]

 Kurt Verlin

Honda Releases Full Details for Honda e Electric City Car

Honda Releases Full Details for Honda e Electric City Car

Honda has finally released the details for the new e electric city car that has been putting modern hatchback designs to shame ever since it was first introduced as the Urban EV Concept at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show. Despite its lovely retro style and all-electric powertrain, the Honda e is really a total winner […]

 Kurt Verlin

Honda Announces 2020 Motorsport Activities

Honda Announces 2020 Motorsport Activities

If ever a list were made about companies that care most about motorsports, Honda would have to be near the top. The manufacturer has recently announced an overview of its motorsport program for 2020, which shows it being involved in an impressive number of global events. Related: The best pit stops are free In 2020, […]

 Kurt Verlin

Honda Wins Dakar 2020, Ending 31-Year Drought

Honda Wins Dakar 2020, Ending 31-Year Drought

Dakar 2020 was a momentous event for both Ricky Brabec and Honda. In the motorcycle class, Ricky Brabec became the first person from North America to win any class in the Dakar Rally, and Honda won its first Dakar since 1989, finally ending KTM’s winning streak. Taking place in Saudi Arabia for the first time […]

 Daniel DiManna

The Honda Hybrid Vehicle Revolution

The Honda Hybrid Vehicle Revolution

There’s been a massive push for the normalization of hybrid and electric vehicles in recent years. Some automakers have made greater strides than others, but most have faced the challenge of pushing a fossil fuel-powered world into an environmentally cleaner existence. As that push continues, companies like Honda are leading the charge by introducing hybrid […]

 Kurt Verlin

2020 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid Has 47-Mile Electric Range

2020 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid Has 47-Mile Electric Range

The 2020 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid is now available at dealerships across the United States with a starting MSRP of $33,400 and an all-electric driving range of 47 miles. Under the hood is a 1.5-liter Atkinson-cycle four-cylinder engine that can be used as either a direct power source or as a generator for the electric […]

 Kurt Verlin

Honda Celebrates 20 Millionth Vehicle Produced in Ohio

Honda Celebrates 20 Millionth Vehicle Produced in Ohio

Honda is celebrating the production of the company’s 20 millionth vehicle in Ohio, a state that is home to three Honda manufacturing plants, including the automaker’s first in America. The Marysville Auto Plant initially represented a $35 million investment in 1979 to build motorcycles. Three years later it began producing cars, and since then has […]

 Kurt Verlin

New Honda Civic Type R Gets Chassis Enhancements and is Blue

New Honda Civic Type R Gets Chassis Enhancements and is Blue

The new Honda Civic Type R was unveiled earlier this month at the Tokyo Auto Salon, bringing with it a host of changes and improvements that not only make the car faster but also make it more enjoyable and convenient to drive even when you’re not beating Nürburgring records. Oftentimes, the main limitation of taking […]

 Kurt Verlin

Honda Light Truck Sales Set New Record in 2019

Honda Light Truck Sales Set New Record in 2019

Honda light truck sales in America soared to record heights in 2019 as American Honda also reported an overall 0.2 percent increase in total sales for the year — a surprising if somewhat impressive gain considering the rest of the industry declined over the same period. Honda did report fewer sales in December, in keeping […]

 The News Wheel

Why Manufacturers are Looking to Honda for Environmental Leadership

Why Manufacturers are Looking to Honda for Environmental Leadership

This article is sponsored by Honda New Zealand. Even the most eco-conscious companies can be challenged by the delicate balance needed to create a quality product while preserving the environment. The manufacturing process itself is one of the largest CO2 contributors, regardless of what is being built. Businesses can benefit from following the example of […]

 The News Wheel

Honda Steering Wheel Concept Controls Everything

Honda Steering Wheel Concept Controls Everything

Honda will present a new Augmented Driving Concept at 2020 CES, which aims to “reinvent” the steering wheel, if the dozens of clickbait articles about it are to be believed. But actually, it’s more of an evolution. As cars have changed, so have steering wheels — so why should it be any different with the […]

 The News Wheel

Horner: Formula 1 Engine Promises Finally Kept by Honda

Horner: Formula 1 Engine Promises Finally Kept by Honda

Christian Horner, team principal for Red Bull Racing, says the Formula One team was much happier with Honda in 2019 than with Renault in previous years, as the Japanese manufacturer actually kept its engine promises. Though Red Bull won four titles on the trot from 2010 to 2013 with Renault, the French manufacturer struggled to […]

 The News Wheel

Electrifying Updates for 2020 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell

Electrifying Updates for 2020 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell

The 2020 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell is now officially available at select dealerships and comes with a number of notable updates for the new model year. But first, Honda really wants you to start driving cleanly, so it’s offering the car at a competitive lease price of only $379 per month, which includes a hydrogen […]

 The News Wheel

Honda Accord Named 2020 Edmunds Top Rated Sedan

Honda Accord Named 2020 Edmunds Top Rated Sedan

When the current, 10th generation Honda Accord first launched at the end of 2017 as a 2018 model, it began to rack in so many industry awards that we started to have a “here we go again” attitude to every article we published reporting such award. Now, two years later… well, here we go again. […]

 The News Wheel

Fan-Favorite Honda S2000 Returns in Modern Prototype Form

Fan-Favorite Honda S2000 Returns in Modern Prototype Form

Talk to young gearheads at your local car meet and you’ll likely hear a lot of love for JDMs and, in particular, the Honda S2000, a car often glorified as one of the best roadsters ever made. It’s was in production for a decade and out of production for another one, and now, to celebrate […]