11th GENERATION HONDA CIVIC

Honda Australia has announced pricing and specifications for its 11th generation Civic. Initially it will be offered as a single, highly specified VTi LX grade powered by an uprated 1.5-litre turbo-petrol four-cylinder engine producing 131 kW of power and 240Nm peak torque, driving the front wheels through a continuously variable transmission. It will have a national drive-away price of $47,200. Other models will follow later and we will publish information on them when they announced. When compared to the specification of the outgoing Civic VTi-LX, the new model has extra… Read more

HONDA HR-V 2015 – 2020

Honda HR-V has been on sale in Australia since on and off since 1999. We will start our used car checkout in models from February 2015 when a totally new HR-V arrived. That 2015 model was replaced by a virtually all-new model in early 2021. This has resulted in quite a few of the superseded HR-Vs being traded in on the new one. So, dealer may have found themselves overstocked with the older models and therefore keen to clear them. Meaning prices may have been dropped to clear them. While… Read more

HONDA CR-V 2012 – 2120

When the Honda CR-V was introduced in 1997 it was a genuine 4WD. But these days most buyers are looking for a trendy SUV that’s used as a station wagon and is frequently driven by two wheels not four, and has a relatively low ground clearance. The CR-V’s body is car-like in its construction but is beefed up with a reasonably strong underframe. It’s no bush basher though. The CR-V Series 3 was launched in 2007 with lowered ride height and more sophisticated ride and handling. The Series 4 cars… Read more

HONDA CITY 2009 – 2019

Honda City is a four-door sedan that shares most of its underpinnings with the Honda Jazz. However, it has a completely different body and sits on at longer wheelbase. The sedan body made the City almost as large as the five-door Honda Civic, though slightly narrower inside. Having said that, it might be worth you checking out a used Civic if you’re planning to use a Jazz as a family car. As they tend to be bought by sensible people Citys are often looked after, driven gently and serviced strictly… Read more

HONDA CIVIC TYPE R IS EVEN HOTTER

Honda has introduced a mid-life update its Civic Type R, with upgrades to ride and handling, braking performance and engine cooling. Additionally, there are exterior and interior design changes. The suspension has been upgraded for more responsive and sharper handling. The control software for the Adaptive Damper System now evaluates road conditions ten times faster (2Hz to 20Hz), resulting in improved damper reactions for better handling response and ride quality. At the front, updated compliance bushings (10 per cent stiffer longitudinally) and new lower-friction ball joints result in sharper steering… Read more

INTERIOR COLOURWAYS FOR HONDA HR-V

Honda Australia has brought back the two interior trim “colourways” on high-series grades of its versatile HR-V. These are available as an option on HR-V RS and VTi-LX as part of a limited production run. The reintroduction of the colour trim option comes on top of the recent 2021 update of the HR-V, which featured the addition of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as part of a new Display Audio infotainment system. The colour trim option is offered in Crimson on the HR-V RS, blending with its sporty design cues,… Read more

INTERIOR COLOURWAYS FOR HONDA HR-V

Honda Australia has brought back the two interior trim “colourways” on high-series grades of its versatile HR-V. These are available as an option on HR-V RS and VTi-LX as part of a limited production run. The reintroduction of the colour trim option comes on top of the recent 2021 update of the HR-V, which featured the addition of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as part of a new Display Audio infotainment system. The colour trim option is offered in Crimson on the HR-V RS, blending with its sporty design cues,… Read more

HONDA CR-V UPGRADES

Honda has released details of its 2021 CR-V SUV range, these include styling changes inside and out, as well as extensive infotainment and safety upgrades. The Japanese company says the new exterior styling, “Aims to creates a more upscale and distinctive presence.” This includes new bumper designs front and rear, with silver or grey lower accent treatments detailing depending on the grade, as well as a new blackout grille, dark-tinted tail light lenses and a dark chrome tailgate garnish. A new design of 18-inch alloy wheel is fitted to VTi… Read more

HONDA CIVIC RS REVIEW

Honda Civic RS is not a full-on sports model – that’s left to the very serious Civic Type R. Rather it has a stronger look with a more aggressive front. This is complemented by the orange and black paint that’s new for the 2020 model year. STYLING Both the Civic sedan and hatch have the coupe-like profile that works neatly and pleased all those who viewed our test car. Civic’s strongly shaped grille is flanked by narrow headlight clusters that sit above large honeycombed air intakes. As befits its semi-sports… Read more

MINIATURE MOUNT PANORAMA

Honda Australia has again partnered with Ryan ‘The Brickman’ McNaught to create a new Honda-inspired model made of LEGO bricks – the challenging Mount Panorama circuit. The tough Aussie track often referred to as simply, “The Mountain” became a special part of Honda Australia’s history with the Civic Type R when Formula One World Champion Jenson Button set a benchmark lap time for a front-wheel drive production car around the Bathurst circuit. Robert Thorp, from Honda Australia said, “The show inspired so many people last year, as did our life-size… Read more