Honda is all set to launch its new car in the market next year, the new Honda Accord would be launched in the Hybrid variant and the company claims this new Accord is packed with significant new technologies that separate it from the rest.
So the question is what kind of powertrain delivers such phenomenal numbers? The Honda is powered by a 2.0-liter, ultra-efficient Atkinson cycle four-cylinder engine with two electric motors. One electric motor is fixed to the back of the engine and serves as a generator to charge the battery pack on engine overrun. A second electric motor that powers the vehicle is fixed to the differential that transfers power to the front wheels, and can [...]
Honda’s luxury sub-brand Acura will reveal the prototype NSX on the 4th of August, when it shows up at Mid-Ohio Raceway for the Honda 200 IndyCar race, but the genuine production car isn’t scheduled to arrive until 2015. But just to keep fanboys (like myself) enthusiastic about the return of the sports car, Acura has released Vine and Instagram videos with very exciting snippets of the mid-engined coupe lapping a test track in both the dry and the wet.
The concept version for the new NSX was first unveiled at the Detroit Motor Show last year, with a slightly revised version making an appearance in January of [...]
In 2015, we will witness the return of Honda to Formula One in collaboration with McLaren, but when you mention those two together, one man’s legacy is never far behind: Ayrton Senna. The late brazilian legend scored three world championships with McLaren, running Honda engines before his death at Imola in 1994.
In 1989, McLaren’s MP4/5 Formula One car, driven by Senna and powered by a Honda 3.5-litre V10 engine set the world’s fastest lap at the qualifying for the Japanese Grand Prix. The 1989 race at Suzuka turned out to be one of the most momentous of his career for good and bad reasons; he won, [...]
Honda has unveiled sketches of a new Brio-based MPV in Indonesia, and the car is expected to debut at the Indonesia International Motor Show later in September. According to reports, it will be available with an updated version of City’s 1.5-litre iVTEC petrol engine, and Honda’s torque-heavy 1.5-litre 100 bhp diesel engine. 3 rows of seating for a total seating of 7 people will definitely increase its length over the 4 metre limit, so the car will not be eligible for an excise benefit.
The ‘low’ MPV or ‘LMPV’ (Codename: 2NH) has been given aggressive styling which should go down [...]
So as it turns out, the images leaked in a Japanese magazine a few weeks ago were spot-on accurate. This is the 2014 Honda Jazz, and is expected to be launched in India somewhere in mid-2014.
This a major stepping stone for Honda as it aims to do away with accusations of dated styling across its range in recent years. The Jazz also suffered in the Indian market due to its relatively higher price tag and sales numbers never really took off despite it truly being one of the best hatchbacks in its segment. The 2014 Jazz may just do away with all those issues.
Honda is known for making some pretty entertaining advertisements, the most famous of which has to be Cog (2003). Cog is popularly known as the greatest car commercial ever made, but Honda may have outdone themselves with their new advertisement, Hands.
The two-minute video starts and ends with a nod to Cog, and highlights just about all facets of Honda’s universe of products. Passenger cars, racecars, the HondaJet, motorcycles, ATVs, Asimo and even leaf blowers make an appearance. The advertisement celebrates 65 years of innovation on Honda’s part. Watch the video and decide for yourself if its one of the best car commercials ever made:
Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India has launched the Dream Neo commuter motorcycle. The Dream Neo is the manufacturer’s first motorcycle to come equipped with Honda Eco Technology (HET).
The four-stroke, air-cooled and single-cylinder 110cc engine comes mated to a four-speed gearbox, which is operated via a heel-and-toe shifter in an all-up pattern. The carbureted motorcycle is good for 8.25 bhp of maximum power at 7500rpm.
The motorcycle features an analogue speedometer and fuel gauge, a pass-light flasher, an 8-litre fuel tank, and a hinge-less fuel filler cap. The base model comes [...]
Press shots of the next generation of the Honda Jazz, also called the Fit in some markets have been leaked in a magazine, as reported by Indian Autos Blog. It’s kind of hard to tell the car’s proportions because of the way the magazine was scanned, but it gives us a pretty decent idea of what the next car might look like.
As is typical of Hondas in recent years, the new Jazz is expected to grow in both length and trunk size. Here’s what Indian Autos Blog had to say:
Under the hood, for Indian and European markets, Honda’s recently launched Earth Dreams diesel [...]
Honda has implemented the second phase of its price hike by increasing prices of its new Amaze compact sedan going up by Rs. 3,000 to Rs. 8,000 depending on the variant in Delhi. The price hike has also hit the company’s only SUV in India, the CR-V, with prices going up by Rs 6,000 to Rs 14,000 depending on the variant in Delhi. Both hikes were in effect since 1st June 2013.
April 2013 saw the first phase of a price hike by the Japanese manufacturer across the City (Rs. 3,000), Brio (Rs. 2,000-10,000) and Accord (Rs. 5,000) to offset the increased cost of onboard diagnostic compliance changes (OBDC) and rising freight [...]
With a flurry of additions to its lineup at the Shanghai Motor Show, Honda is planning on launching some of its new models in India soon. The successful launch of the Amaze shows the Japanese manufacturer’s new direction. Earlier, Honda would stick to a few specific segments and churn out model after model pertaining to the same. However now, Honda is venturing into many new segments and the new Crider is a case in point.
The Crider is the production version of the Honda Concept C, and is the rare occasion when a production model ends up [...]
Honda’s highly anticipated compact sedan, the Amaze will launch on April 11, and the Japanese carmaker opened bookings for the same on April 1. The Amaze is expected to cost Rs. 6-7.5 Lakh and bookings can be made at a refundable amount of Rs. 21,000.
Honda anticipates its first diesel car for the Indian market to be a great success and has reportedly already produced 10,000 units of the car so as to avoid extended waiting periods. A 30 day delivery period has been promised by Honda to those who have booked the Amaze already.
The Amaze is a compact sedan based on the successful Honda Brio hatchback. Its [...]
Representing the latest stage in its pre-production development cycle, the Acura NSX Concept showed its oh-so-subtly revised self in New York.
At the 2013 New York Auto Show this week Acura displayed the updated version of its new NSX concept, the first of which we saw last year in Detroit. The updated concept gives us a better idea as to what the final production version will look like, including the interior that owners of the car will get to enjoy.
While on initial glance it doesn’t look like much has changed, but if you look closer you’ll notice that many of the panels have been made more streamlined, the bumpers have been tweaked, and new carbon fiber [...]