Honda 1st In Consumer Loyalty

December 30th, 2010 by

Honda has the most loyal customers of any automotive brand. But we already knew that! Well, now it’s official, according to a customer survey released by J.D. Power and Associates. Now in its eighth year, this loyalty study “measures the rate at which automotive brands retain their existing customers and the reasons why owners remain…

2011 Honda Civic Type-R

December 30th, 2010 by

In late 2009, Honda imported 1850 units of its Civic Type-R Euro from Britain. For 2011, the Japanese carmaker will bring only 1500 units of the sports car coupe to sell. Why the cut backs? The Type-R is produced at Honda’s Swindon site in the UK – but the engine is coming under some fire…

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Honda Shows Off New Accord Plug-In hybrid

December 22nd, 2010 by

Late last week, Honda wheeled out the electric Fit for a brief publicity drive in Torrance, CA. Parked beside the battery-powered Fit was a Honda Accord dressed in graphics that read “Plug-In Hybrid.” The Accord plug-in hybrid (PHV) that made its debut is nothing more than an early-stage prototype, but Honda did drop some specs…

Honda Fit EV Gets Google Help

December 21st, 2010 by

Honda unveiled their Fit EV concept at the Los Angeles Auto Show last week. Along with the EV, the Japanese auto maker is working along side Google to turn the prototype into a mass produced car. Managed by Enterprise, Google’s “GFleet” is a car-share program including hybrids and plug-in hybrids, available to 2600 Google employees….

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Honda CR-Z Turbo Spied

December 16th, 2010 by

Honda is having so much luck with their CR-Z, that the Japanese auto maker is planning to offer a turbocharged engine option in late 2011 for its CR-Z hybrid coupe. This forced-induction 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine may be offered in two different versions – which includes a 200-horsepower edition for the new CR-Z Type R. These…

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Honda Insight Set For Early Distribution

December 2nd, 2010 by

The new Honda Insight will be available sooner than previously announced, according to the New York Times. The gas-electric hybrid by Japan’s auto maker will be available March 24, and comes with a starting price of $19,800 for its base model. The total price, after extra charges, will be $20,470, about $2,250 less than that…

2012 Honda Civic Hybrid

December 2nd, 2010 by

Honda is now putting the finishing touches on the 2012 Civic Hybrid. The Japanese automaker is remaking its entire Civic lineup, but prioritizing the hybrid model. They are betting so much on the hybrid, that it looks to be going on sale in late 2011, even before the standard version is released. Honda’s next Civic…

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