2022 HONDA HR-V Vi X

Honda has been a major player in SUVs for many years and the HR-V is a small to medium sized model that is being chosen by quite a few buyers in this burgeoning market segment. The third generation of the HR-V is offered with a two-motor e:HEV (hybrid electric vehicle) powertrain technology for the first time on this model. It comes in two specification levels with two different powertrains starting with the Vi X that’s powered by a 1.5-litre i-VTEC petrol engine, and the HEV L hybrid powertrain. Our test… Read more

CIVIC DUTY A PUSH FOR POWER

In the middle of the last century the only thing populating shopping centre car parks more than Honda Civic models were discarded supermarket trolleys. Indeed, my little brother was convinced that the latter, metal baskets on wheels, were aliens taking over the Earth. Since then, the little Honda hatchback diaspora has matched the ‘invaders’ in longevity, if not in numbers. How things have changed, now it’s the ubiquitous sports utility vehicle that has taken over from Honda’s compact car. Hang on, what’s this? There is a single Civic that still… Read more

HONDA CR-V SPECIAL EDITIONS

Honda Australia has added two special edition models to the CR-V line-up with the release of the CR-V Black Edition and CR-V VTi 7 +Luxe. Both special edition variants are powered by the 1.5-litre VTEC Turbo engine and fitted with keyless entry and push button start, Advanced Display Audio seven-inch colour touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as the Honda ‘Sensing’ suite of driver-assist and safety technologies. Based on the CR-V VTi, the new CR-V Black Edition has many additional features, as well as a multitude of… Read more

HONDA JAZZ 2008 – 2021

CAPTION: A. B. C. 2017 Honda Jazz The Jazz is the smallest Honda car sold in Australia. We will start this review at the gen- two Jazz introduced in August 2008 and follow up with the third generation of July 2014. Jazz was discontinued midway through 2021 as more and more buyers were buying small SUVs rather than cars. Though it’s a smallish car Jazz has a high roofline to maximise interior space. It’s generally used as a city or suburban runabout by owners in Australia. The second-generation Jazz kept… Read more

HONDA CR-VTi L7 REVIEW

Honda CR-V VTi L7 is a seven-seat SUV that is one of many models within the comprehensive range. It’s aimed at those who need to carry plenty of people, often including children either on everyday running about, though it’s the sort of vehicle that can be used on holiday trips as well. Keep in mind that if you do carry seven the luggage capacity is severely limited. Check for yourself be taking the family along while you are choosing which SUV you’re going to buy and making sure how they… Read more

DARK WARRIOR SHOWS ITS TRUE COLOURS

On the outside it’s dark, some might say foreboding, but this masks the true nature of the new Nissan pickup, for the Navara PRO-4X Warrior, to give it its full title, is engineered for tough going off road and comfort while cruising the bitumen. This is all down to the continued input of Aussie automotive product development and engineering consultancy Premcar, in which the pickup’s off-road improvements were tested on regular road surfaces to ensure the everyday ride and handling were not compromised. Enhancements in wheel, tyre and suspension come… Read more

HONDA ACCORD 2008 – 2021

Honda Accords in Australia are four-door sedans, we don’t get the station wagons here, which is a shame because we once had a wagon for a month on business and holiday trip in the UK and found it exceptionally good. Anyhow, the sedan’s boot space is pretty good, with a wide, low opening which makes it easy to load. Interior space is good in Accord Euro, but adults in the back seats probably need to compromise with those in the front to share legroom. For kids at the pre-teen there’s… Read more

NEW HONDA HR-V

Honda Australia has provided pricing and equipment details for the all-new HR-V, which is now live on the Honda website and Customer Experience Portal. You can see display vehicles at Honda Centres over the coming weeks. The third generation of the HR-V will be available with two-motor e:HEV (hybrid electric vehicle) powertrain technology for the first time on this model. It will be offered in two specification levels with two different powertrains – starting with the Vi X grade powered by an efficient 1.5-litre DOHC i-VTEC petrol engine and rising… Read more

HONDA CR-V 2007 – 2020

Honda realised in the late 1990s that many people were looking for more than a sedan or station wagon, but wanted the extra carrying capacity of a 4WD. So, the Japanese company designed the CR-V, a light to medium duty 4WD. It began as a reasonably serious small 4WD that had an external spare wheel, then gradually morphed into a larger station wagon with limited off-road ability. Here we are checking out the CR-V Series 4 models from October 2007. These took a major step to being family wagons, with… Read more

HONDA HR-V: INITIAL DETAILS

Honda Australia has confirmed the initial details for the all-new HR-V, featuring advanced two-motor e:HEV (hybrid electric vehicle) powertrain technology for the first time on this model and the latest generation Honda SENSING driver-assist and active safety systems. New HR-V will be sold Downunder in two specification levels with two different powertrains. The Vi X grade powered by a 1.5-litre petrol engine. The e:HEV L grade fitted with a two-motor hybrid powertrain. Included amongst the high level of standard equipment and features for the all-new HR-V: 18-inch alloy wheels with… Read more