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A Former NASCAR and Tesla Engineer Built His Own Hybrid. It Wasn’t Easy

When the all-time fastest car around the Nürburgring is a hybrid, there’s no excuse to still think “hybrid” means “slow.” But there’s a reason why even major manufacturers struggle to put electric-assisted cars on the market. Home-tinkerer Matt Brown (with a NASCAR team and Tesla on his resume) figured out a way to…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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A Honda Civic Type R Joins Australian Police Force, but Not to Chase Your Hooning Self Down

The Honda Civic Type R is the newest vehicle on the New South Wales Police Force in Australia, but don’t think a cop will come after you in it for breaking the hooning laws or trying to street race it at a stoplight. This 306 horsepower hot hatch, law-enforcing livery or not, will be for […]

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Honda and Acura Recall 1.1 Million Vehicles for Yet Another Takata Air Bag Issue

Recalls for Takata air-bag inflators with the potential to explode and spew shrapnel, and the more than 20 fatalities associated with them, have long outlasted even the company itself. After years of recalls and recalls on prior recalls, Honda’s North American arm announced Tuesday it’s recalling another 1.1 million…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Former Renault CEO Carlos Ghosn Is Out of Jail After Being Granted a $9-Million Bail

Carlos Ghosn is actually out of jail this time, the White House wants automakers to choose between its emissions plans and California’s, the U.S. could get some hybrid Jeep models, and Honda wants to fully electrify its lineup in Europe. All of this and more in The Morning Shift for Wednesday, March 6, 2018.Read more… […]

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The Honda E Prototype Is One of the Best-Looking Electric Car Designs Yet

We first saw Honda’s clean, friendly, and fun-looking vision for an electric city car back in 2017, when it was called the “Urban EV.” Very soon at the Geneva International Motor Show Honda will show the latest development of that concept, and they say it’s very close to production-ready. That’s good news, since it…Read more… […]

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Honda to Close Its Only British Car Plant in 2021, but Says It Isn’t Because of Brexit

Honda plans to close its only car plant in the UK, the European Union says it’ll fight back in a trade war with the U.S., Carlos Ghosn gets ready for trial, General Motors puts its money where its SUVs are, and McLaren stands by its anti-SUV mindset. All of this and more in The Morning […]

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The Honda Tomo Concept Is the Miata-Sized Electric Ute the World Needs

Its name means “friend” in Japanese. It’s barely larger than a Mazda Miata. It’s the adorable electric ute prototype that 13 design students have imagined as the car of the future. Hell yes, it’s the Honda Tomo EV, and it’s the vehicle I want to see taking over garages across the world.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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The Interior Of Honda’s Retro EV Is All Screens

The Geneva Motor Show is less than a month away, and Honda has big plans. You remember that incredible, retro-looking Urban EV Concept that debuted in Frankfurt in 2017. Well, a prototype “inspired by” that will show its face in Geneva, and Honda just showed off an image of its interior. Check it out.Read more… Continue […]

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Can I Still Get A Discount If I Order A Car From The Factory?

As Jalopnik’s resident car buying expert and professional car shopper, I get emails. Lots of emails. I’ve decided to pick a few questions and try to help out. This week we are discussing negotiating an order on a new Volvo V60, tuning a Honda Civic and importing a car from Canada for one minor option.Read […]

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The 2019 Honda Passport Can Be Your Off-Road-Tackling Crossover Starting at $31,990

The 2019 Honda Passport is back after nearly 20 years off of the market and its here to, in Honda’s eyes at least, mix everyone’s current lust for cushy crossovers and SUVs with some off-road chops. There’s now a price on that vision, and it ranges from $31,990 to $43,680—depending on how rugged or cushy […]

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Honda Again Sets Goal to Become Only Second-Worst Engine Supplier in F1

Goals are inherently aspirational. Kids want to go to the Olympics. Everyone wants to be the best, despite knowing only a select few ever are. Goals in Formula One, however, are completely within logical confines, even if it makes them sound the opposite of impressive. Just look at Honda, which wants to have the…Read more… […]

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