Video Honda's latest CR-V marks something of a radical return to its early pioneering SUV days. Picture: Honda Honda Honda played a key role in creating the hugely-successful SUV sector with the popular CR-V and the latest model is something of a radical revamp, says motoring editor Andy Russell. Decent space, front and back, for tall adults. Picture: HondaThe Honda CR-V was a ‘soft-roader’ pioneer but caused some bafflement when launched in the UK in 1997.The love affair with the SUV was not a spark, let alone being kindled, and a new SUV with only a 2.0-litre petrol engine, automatic gearbox and intelligent all-wheel drive was radical. Manuals soon followed, along with diesels and front-wheel drive.But the latest, all-new CR-V is back to petrol only, dumping diesel and also introducing the first hybrid and the option of sevens seats.Looks and imageEvolutionary styling cues are still big and bold. Picture: HondaWith the CR-V the world’s best-selling … [Read more...] about Honda’s revamp for pioneering CR-V SUV rather radical
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Gallery Honda Civic now offers a revised 1.6-litre turbo diesel engine with manual and automatic gearboxes. Picture: Honda Honda Honda now offers a 1.6-litre diesel powertrain in its Civic alongside the 1.0 and 1.5-litre petrol models. Tom Wiltshire takes it for a spin. Bold styling makes Honda Civic stand out but could be divisive. Picture: HondaWhen Honda launched the 10th-generation Civic, it offered only petrol power – that’s now been rectified with a 1.6-litre diesel aimed at maximum economy for high-mileage motorists.The engine is lifted from the old diesel Civic but heavily revised – steel pistons replace aluminium ones, while a new turbocharger reduces lag – for even better performance and economy.The rest of the car is much the same as the rest of the range, and therefore benefits from a new platform and distinctive new look, as well as an improved and rather more conventional interior.Looks and imageDiesel engine has been revised for better … [Read more...] about Honda Civic diesel offers economy of scale for high-milers
Nathan Bomey USA TODAY Published 6:12 AM EDT Oct 15, 2018 Natalie Aviña-Lopez was visiting Disneyland in July when she got an alarming text from her mother. Someone had broken into Aviña-Lopez’s 2017 Honda Civic, which was parked in the driveway of her Los Angeles-area home in Montclair, California. But unlike the past, when a perpetrator might have swiped the car radio, the thief stole something much more valuable: the driver-side airbag. The repairs and replacement parts cost Aviña-Lopez $2,000, including her $500 insurance deductible. “My first reaction was shock,” the Citrus College student says. “Like, what the hell? Why do they need an airbag?” She’s not alone. Criminals throughout the country are stealing airbags out of relatively new Honda cars for apparent resale to questionable repair shops or unsuspecting online customers, according to police records and USA TODAY research. Law enforcement authorities in several … [Read more...] about Airbag thefts in Hondas are up, as thieves aim to resell
Honda unveils most sophisticated HR-V yet with better styling and advanced tech BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Honda has unveiled a significantly revamped new version of its HR-V model, the car that can claim to be the original small crossover long before the genre was even thought of. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/cars/honda-unveils-most-sophisticated-hrv-yet-with-better-styling-and-advanced-tech-37222342.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/incoming/article37222300.ece/8e152/AUTOCROP/h342/Honda2.jpg Email Honda has unveiled a significantly revamped new version of its HR-V model, the car that can claim to be the original small crossover long before the genre was even thought of. All-round revisions have been made to the car’s exterior, cabin, engine range and on-board technologies. It’s a significant advance for the HR-V, which if the story of the crossover segment is ever properly told, will surely get more recognition that it currently has. Years before Nissan … [Read more...] about Honda unveils most sophisticated HR-V yet with better styling and advanced tech
Even those who have served their time at Honda admit it can be the most exasperating company – engineering-led car makers tend to be like that. So on the glass half-empty side of the new CR-V is that this isn't actually a “new CR-V” at all. Honda's Compact Recreational Vehicle (who on earth writes these acronyms?) has been on sale in the US for almost two years. Nothing has changed aside from a few safety details. On the glass half-full side, however, is the fact that since Honda invented (along with Subaru) the “soft-roader” market in 1995, the CR-V has been the world's most popular SUV, and inspired such loyalty that as Phil Webb, Honda UK's head of cars, says: “When the new models go on sale our test drive numbers drop as people just want to check on the colour before placing their order.” I defer to Mumsnet on vehicles like this and after a detailed perusal, I can reveal that the website's correspondents still love the CR-V as a … [Read more...] about Honda CR-V review: the ‘compact recreational vehicle’ arrives in Britain, have rivals overtaken this former bestseller?