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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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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 Read More

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

Report says UK considering Plug-In Hybrid Vehicle ban

Autocar and FT report says government considering EV range requirements 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 Read More

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

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Honda offers fresh Insight at New York show

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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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

The Canadian Car and Utility Vehicle of the Year are...

Honda Civic and Mazda CX-3 claim top honours from AJAC journalists

It’s the 31st year for AJAC's Canadian Car of the Year (CCOTY) awards program which is based on a process unique in the automotive industry. Read More

New Cars Auto Awards Auto Shows Feb 11, 2016, 8:00 AM

Should you buy a used Honda CR-V?

The third-generation CR-V was introduced in 2007 and continued through 2011

The third-gen CR-V's reliability has been exemplary in a segment with plenty of strong performers, although there are a few caveats when buying used. Read More

Used Cars Car Buying Jan 20, 2016, 8:00 PM

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Honda, Nissan, Jeep all support pickup market

New Ridgeline, Titan concept and promised Wrangler maintain market hopes

In next two years, the pickup market looks to expand with a couple new entries and maybe more packages to make the trucks attractive to more buyers. Read More

Auto Shows Future Cars New Cars Jan 15, 2016, 10:30 PM

AJAC Car, Utility of the Year down to 3

Civic, Golfs up for Car award; Kia, Mazda, Volvo vie for SUV award

The six finalists were shortlisted from nine “Best New” category winners announced in fall 2015 after four days of back-to-back testing by 71 writers. Read More

Auto Awards Auto Industry Jan 14, 2016, 3:45 AM

Honda Civic, Volvo XC90 win North American honours

Honda Civic is the 2016 North American Car of the Year and the Volvo XC90 is North American Truck

The 2016 North American International Auto Show in Detroit kicked off with announcement of the North American Car and Truck of the Year winners. Read More

Auto Shows Auto Awards New Cars Jan 10, 2016, 10:45 PM

Honda adds 127,000 CR-Vs to airbag recall

Honda vehicles affected by Takata airbag recall now total 3.4 million

Ever-widening Takata airbag recall has already touched 41 million vehicles globally, 34 million in North America, and affects a dozen automakers. Read More

Car Safety Car Care Dec 25, 2015, 9:30 PM

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