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Throughout his life, Honda's founder, Soichiro Honda, had an interest in automobiles. He worked as a mechanic at the Art Shokai garage, where he tuned cars and entered them in races.

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GALLERY: All 30 traditional hybrids on sale in Canada

Looking to save fuel but not ready to plug in? Here are all traditional hybrids available in Canada

If all the chatter about EVs and plug-in hybrids has you feeling non-committal, fret not. You can still buy a more fuel-efficient vehicle without a plug. Read More

Fuel Economy New Cars Sep 16, 2018, 2:30 AM

Honda takes its light trucks off-road racing

Company to enter two rookie teams in women-exclusive 2018 Rebelle Rally Read More

Motor Sports Auto Industry Aug 17, 2018, 6:30 PM

Honda makes EV charging easier and more rewarding

SmartCharge suggests charge times for Honda EVs to save electricity costs Read More

Green Cars Auto Technology Aug 7, 2018, 1:55 AM

18 reasons to admire Canadian auto production

Taking stock of Canada’s auto plants in the face of looming auto tariffs Read More

Auto Industry Auto Industry People Jul 26, 2018, 2:30 AM

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2018 EcoRun surpasses all expectations

AJAC EcoRun continues to be showcase for fuel-efficient vehicles, driving Read More


10 good and 10 not so good brands in Initial Quality

J.D. Power polled 75,000 new buyers during their vehicle’s first 90 days

New vehicle quality has improved for the fourth consecutive year, and it’s at its best level ever according to the 2018 J.D. Power Initial Quality Study. Read More

Auto Industry Auto Awards Jun 20, 2018, 8:00 AM

Toyota products again judged tops in value

Vincentric hands out 2018 Best Value in Canada awards to top brands, models

Toyota scored highest with 12 model category wins and 2 brand awards; BMW judged tops in luxury and 5 models; Honda, Ford had brand and 4 model-wins each. Read More

Auto Awards Auto Industry Car Buying May 31, 2018, 9:25 AM

Honda explores turning Civic into a pickup

One-off Civic Type R Pickup Truck created by specialist engineering team

Codenamed Project P, it was modified and developed from a pre-production version of the Civic, using the same mechanicals as the production Type R. Read More

Future Cars Auto Shows May 25, 2018, 2:30 AM

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Report says UK considering Plug-In Hybrid Vehicle ban

Autocar and FT report says government considering EV range requirements

Alleged requirement of 80.5-km (50-mile) electric range would exclude almost all of PHEVs currently on the roads, including the top-selling Toyota Prius. Read More

Green Cars Auto Industry May 7, 2018, 2:30 AM

More than 158,000 vehicles recalled in Canada in March

Non-latching seats and loose steering wheels among the issues addressed

Total of 15 automotive recalls were issued in Canada over the month, involving 24 models from 16 marques, and affecting 158,301 vehicles in total. Read More

Car Safety Used Cars Apr 5, 2018, 2:30 AM

Honda offers fresh Insight at New York show

Third-generation of hybrid car will be in showrooms in summer 2018

Positioned between Civic and Accord, pricewise, all-new Insight combines design refinement of premium sedan with fuel economy of a subcompact hatchback. Read More

Auto Shows New Cars Mar 27, 2018, 1:30 AM

Accord and Pacifica claim 2018 Canadian Car awards

Annual AJAC award winners reflect changes in the program’s judging process

The Automobile Journalists Association of Canada revealed its annual top award winners at the 2018 Canadian International Auto Show Read More

Auto Awards Auto Shows New Cars Feb 15, 2018, 4:15 AM

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2018 NACTOY award winners – the details

Honda Accord, Volvo XC60 and Lincoln Navigator scoop 25th annual awards

The winners were chosen by an independent jury of 59 established automotive journalists from across Canada and the United States. Read More

Auto Awards New Cars Jan 15, 2018, 11:30 AM

Honda offers new Insight for electrification in Detroit

Third generation Insight will carry on hybrid mantle in all-new sedan

New car takes entirely new approach with styling, packaging, features and performance, with the latter provided by Honda’s 2-motor full hybrid system. Read More

Auto Shows Future Cars New Cars Dec 20, 2017, 9:45 PM

25 things you need to know about Honda’s new Clarity PHEV

There's no fuel-cell but the plug-in hybrid version of the Clarity is offered in Canada

The all-new 2018 Honda Clarity PHEV adds to a small, but slowly-growing list of plug-in hybrid passenger vehicles now available in Canada. Read More

New Cars Automotive Reviews Green Cars Dec 18, 2017, 9:45 AM

4 electrified powertrains make Wards Top-10 Engines

EV, fuel-cell and two hybrids make the cut; no Germans represented

WardsAuto's Top-10 recognizes new or significantly altered powertrains in vehicles with MSRPs lower than $63,000 US, as well as winners from last year. Read More

Auto Awards Auto Technology Dec 14, 2017, 11:30 AM

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More than 125,000 vehicles recalled in Canada

Honda Odyssey, Nissan Micra account for 86% of total vehicles recalled

Nearly 70,000 Odysseys recalled to fix issue with outboard second row seats, while over 39,000 Micras must counter inadvertent side airbag deployment. Read More

Car Safety Dec 4, 2017, 9:30 PM

Honda desirability rates high with consumers, critics

Online resource Edmunds awards first Most Wanted awards in 16 segments

Most Wanted awards feature unique rating system that weighs vehicle performance in the retail marketplace and the opinions of Edmunds’ editorial team. Read More

Auto Awards Nov 18, 2017, 9:30 PM

16 things that set the new Honda Accord apart from the pack

Now in its 10th generation, the Accord is the best-seller in a declining mid-size segment

The all-new 2018 Accord gets new looks, engines, technology and improved fuel economy that help separate it from the rest of the mid-size sedan pack. Read More

New Cars Automotive Reviews Oct 10, 2017, 1:50 PM

Honda to unveil sporty EV at Tokyo Motor Show

New Sports EV Concept makes world debut among other Honda concepts

Compact 2-door coupe combines electric power with AI technology, and is spiritual twin of Urban EV Concept introduced earlier this month in Frankfurt. Read More

Auto Shows Sep 29, 2017, 10:30 PM

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Honda to unveil CR-V Hybrid in Frankfurt

New look compact SUV to have unique styling between hybrid and gasoline

Production CR-V, which won’t differ too much from prototype, to be launched early in 2018; hybrid announcement for North America expected at LA show. Read More

Auto Shows Future Cars New Cars Sep 5, 2017, 10:30 PM

Over 388,000 vehicles recalled in Canada in July

Total of 21 actions involve 59 models from 17 different makes

Issues affect concerns over software glitches to airbag inflators, from alternators to power steering modules, from transmission mapping to fuel lines. Read More

Car Safety Aug 4, 2017, 9:40 PM

Honda presents one-of-a-kind Odyssey Minnie Van

One-off custom minivan will be on display for Disney D23 Expo

In collaboration with Disney ABC, Honda decided to do up 2018 Odyssey in inimitably stylish cartoon fashion sense of Minnie Mouse. It will not be sold. Read More

Auto Industry People Jul 13, 2017, 10:00 PM

20 models recalled in Canada in June

Nearly 350,000 vehicles named in recalls to address some 20 problems

Audi, BMW, Buick, Chrysler, Dodge, Ford, Hyundai, Honda, Jaguar, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Toyota and Volvo all require attention to some issues. Read More

Car Safety Jul 4, 2017, 10:30 PM

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Honda releases powertrain info for new Accord

All new sedan bids adieu to V-6, welcomes turbo 4-cylinder engines

Base engine will be 1.5-litre, linked to 6-speed manual or CVT, uptrim is 2.0 litres, controlled by 6-speed manual or optional 10-speed automatic. Read More

New Cars Jun 11, 2017, 10:30 PM

2018 Honda Odyssey amps up family appeal of minivans

Fifth-generation Odyssey checks off all the boxes for the needs of a young family

Minivans are life-cycle vehicles, perfectly suited to families with young children, and Honda has produced a new Odyssey specifically for that market. Read More

New Cars Automotive Reviews Car Buying Jun 8, 2017, 11:05 AM

Honda Civic Type R hot hatch heats up Montreal show

The production version of the Type R is said to be really close to this prototype

The long-awaited Civic Type R will be available in North American Honda stores for the first time in late spring. Read More

Car Nuts New Cars Auto Shows Jan 19, 2017, 7:15 PM

Honda recalling Odysseys to fix middle seats

Over 640,000 minivans may suffer from middle row seats that won't latch

Faulty latch mechanism could prevent tilt/slide outboard seats from locking back into place, while sliding middle section could slide unintentionally. Read More

Car Safety Dec 31, 2016, 9:30 PM

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Honda starts 2017 on a new Odyssey

All new 2018 model will use new powertrains, which may include hybrid

A teaser sketch hints that the new Odyssey will likely look a lot like the current one, with a dip in the belt line at the rear of the sliding door. Read More

Auto Shows New Cars Dec 19, 2016, 9:30 PM

Honda fits final pieces in new Civic line-up

2017 Si (available in coupe and sedan) is fastest, most powerful yet

Prototype features full Honda Factory Performance (HFP) body kit, including front and rear splitters, rear spoiler and 19-inch forged alloy wheels. Read More

Auto Shows Future Cars Nov 15, 2016, 10:00 PM

Ram 1500 claims Canadian Truck King crown – again!

Ram’s “guts” continue to earn “glory” as the 2017 Truck King Challenge winner

This victory is the fourth time in six years that the Ram 1500 has been the overall winner of the Canadian Truck King Challenge. Read More

New Cars Auto Awards Off Roading Oct 25, 2016, 9:10 AM

What you should know about the new Honda Civic Hatchback

The tenth-generation Honda Civic gets a new hatchback variant for 2017

After a 17-year hiatus from North America, the Honda Civic hatchback is back, in the same form built in Swindon, UK for the rest of the world. Read More

New Cars Car Nuts Car Buying Oct 24, 2016, 9:55 PM

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Honda unveils all-new 5th gen CR-V

Edgier styling, new features and first use of turbo 4-cylinder engine

More premium interior boasts larger cabin with new materials and technologies, best-in-class rear seat legroom and larger, more versatile cargo space. Read More

New Cars Oct 16, 2016, 10:50 PM

Civic hatchback returns to North America

England-made 5-door arrives in US dealers prior to Paris show debut

2017 Honda Civic 4-door hatchback gets power from 1.5-litre turbo 4-cylinder engines producing either 174 hp or 180 hp, depending on trim level. Read More

New Cars Auto Shows Sep 23, 2016, 10:30 PM

Honda honours Sonic with custom Civic

Sega partners with Honda to celebrate 25th year of Sonic the Hedgehog

Turbocharged Sonic Civic includes custom wheels, with the rear painted red like Sonic’s red runners and the front in gold like the rings he’s chasing. Read More

Future Cars Jul 23, 2016, 10:30 AM

Kia, Honda most attractive to families

Asian brands dominate top 10 list, with only one North American entry

Ten vehicles chosen as new car purchases blessed with style, substance and kid-friendly features, in sizes and shapes to suit all family needs. Read More

Auto Awards Jun 11, 2016, 10:30 PM

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Wards honours 10 top vehicle interiors

Luxury vehicles hold slim majority in interior excellence

Wards editors evaluated 47 vehicles on aesthetics, design, materials, ergonomics, safety, fit and finish, and effectiveness of machine/user interface. Read More

Auto Awards Auto Industry Apr 18, 2016, 10:30 PM

2016 Honda HR-V is big on function and drive

Functional interior and good drivability offset fidgety controls

Compared to similarly priced competitors, and for someone who prizes space and functionality over sportiness, the monthly lease is a good deal. Read More

Automotive Reviews Apr 15, 2016, 9:30 PM

Honda hatches a sportier Civic

Prototype sets stage for production 5-door coming later in 2016

The sporty shell houses performance to match, with a 1.5-litre turbo engine linked to a 6-speed manual (a combination set to roll out to all Civics). Read More

Auto Shows Future Cars Mar 26, 2016, 5:30 PM

2017 Honda Ridgeline is the truck you need, not want

Ridgeline is a capable light pickup that refuses to conform to the established norm

The 2017 Honda Ridgeline is a very promising and radically different new addition to the vast landscape of pickup trucks that are all the same. Read More

New Cars Automotive Reviews Feb 23, 2016, 9:35 AM

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