All-New Honda Civic Type R with Superior Aerodynamics

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  • 2.0 liter direct injection VTEC TURBO engine and aerodynamic performance deliver class-best top speed of 270km/h (167mph)*
  • Unique vents, grilles, spoilers and skirts contribute to enhanced downforce and minimized drag
  • All-new Honda Civic Type R in Championship White will make global debut at 2015 Geneva Motor Show

The all-new Honda Civic Type R – which will make its world premiere at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show – will feature a host of eye-catching design enhancements that have been heavily influenced by extensive aerodynamic development and testing, both on computer and in the wind tunnel. The result is a car with exceptional high speed stability and high levels of downforce. Continue reading All-New Honda Civic Type R with Superior Aerodynamics

2014 Honda Civic to Once Again Raise the Bar with Coupe World Debut at 2013 SEMA Show

2014 Honda Civic Coupe

Just one year after major improvements established the Honda Civic as the clear compact segment leader, Honda will further its segment leadership again with new enhancements to the Civic lineup for 2014. Details and technical changes will be announced in the coming weeks, but the world will get its first look at some of the changes when the 2014 Honda Civic Coupe makes its world debut at the 2013 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas during a press conference scheduled for Nov. 5th at 9:30 a.m. PT. Continue reading 2014 Honda Civic to Once Again Raise the Bar with Coupe World Debut at 2013 SEMA Show

Driveshaft Defect Prompts Recall of 50,000 Honda Civics From 2012

Honda recently informed the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that it would recall about 50,000 of its 2012 Civics because the vehicles might suddenly lose power.

In a report filed early Wednesday on the safety agency’s Web site, the automaker said the driver’s side driveshaft could become loose while the vehicle was in motion. This could cause a loss of propulsion or, for a model fitted with an automatic transmission, cause a roll-away even when the gear selector was in Park.

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European-Specification Honda Civic Gets a Mugen Special Edition

For car enthusiasts who subscribe to the grass-is-always-greener theory, the 2012 Honda Civic Mugen Type R offers yet another point of corroboration.

This high-performance Civic, tuned by Honda’s longtime partner to squeeze a robust 256 horsepower from its 2.2-liter engine, is limited to European customers. Pricing, Mugen said, has yet to be determined, but a number might be announced at the car’s debut at the Frankfurt auto show next week.
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Is $17,000 Too Much to Pay for Chevy’s New Cruze Compact Car?

On Thursday, General Motors announced that the base Cruze will start at $16,995 when it goes on sale in September.

That puts the Cruze a few hundred dollars higher than its Japanese competitors in the compact car class: the Honda Civic, which starts at $16,405, Toyota Corolla ($16,200) and Mazda 3 ($16,095). All prices include destination charges.
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