McLaren to ditch Honda power, race with Renault

SINGAPORE – Former Formula 1 champion team McLaren will ditch Honda power in favour of Renault at the end of the 2017 racing season after a troubled three-year partnership. Honda will, however, remain in F1 by replacing Renault as engine supplier to Red Bull-owned Toro Rosso whose Spanish driver Carlos Sainz will moves to the…

Hybrid CR-V Honda charged up for Frankfurt launch

Honda hybrid tech SUV for first time in Europe Styling keeps silhouette of ‘world’s best-selling SUV’ 3 drive modes, sister 1.5 VTEC turbopetrol engine HONDA WILL unveil a hybrid version of its CR-V on its stand at the September 2017 Frankfurt auto show, a model destined to be the brand’s first battery-aided SUV in Europe,…

Super-frugal diesel Civic on way from Honda

Enhanced 1.6 litre i-DTEC from March 2018 Stronger pistons, low-friction cylinder bores Power still 90kW with torque at 300Nm LONDON, England – A comprehensively revised 90kW 1.6 litre i-DTEC diesel engine will join the Honda Civic range in Europe from March 2018 with the promise of really low fuel consumption. Honda’s promise: “An outstanding combination…

Honda SI Coupe and Sedan set for launch this week

All-new, high-tech, special tyres option Most sporty and agile Civic yet with Si badge First look at the Si in sedan guise TORRANCE, California – The all-new 2017 Honda Civic Si Coupe and Si Sedan will make their first appearance this week (April 6 2017) in a dynamic video reveal on Honda’s YouTube channel  at…

3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 – now Honda’s building a 10-speed auto

⦁ New Honda auto is ‘state-of-the-art’ ⦁ Look out for the first ’10AT’ gearbox ⦁ Units for Honda and Acura products TALLAPOOSA, Georgia – Honda has launched (March 2017) global production of a new “state-of-the-art” 10-speed auto transmission at Honda Precision Parts here in Tallapoosa, Georgia. The automaker also announced that it had invested nearly $150-million (nearly R2-million)…

Honda’s Ballade singing a fresh tune

Daytime lights standard across the range Interior finishes and detail improvements Higher spec for Executive models JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – Honda Southern Africa has updated its Ballade sedan and so refreshed one of the longest-running car badges in South Africa. And one of the most respected among family sedans – no doubt enhanced by the 200…