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
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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?
The Honda Jazz is famed for its practicality, reliability, efficiency and ease of driving. Enviable qualities all, but it doesn’t exactly scream of excitement. The Japanese manufacturer is seeking to address this with the launch of the new flagship Jazz Sport, and in doing so reel in a few younger buyers to go with the car’s current, more mature audience. It was inevitable the word “Sport” would appear in the mix, wasn’t it? Even if its use might be somewhat dubious for a car that despite gaining 28bhp over the standard Jazz still only has 128bhp, and also goes against the current trend by not using a turbocharger. In fairness, Honda knows more than most about how to build engaging naturally-aspirated engines, and the 1.5-litre i-VTEC unit installed in the Jazz is certainly surprising when it gets going. Part of that is thanks to its willingness to rev (admittedly noisily), but it’s also due to a six-speed manual gearbox that has a … [Read more...] about Honda Jazz Sport review: can the king of practicality be sporty too?
Honda Motorcycles UK has joined forces with Datatool in the first partnership of its kind to offer tracking equipment fitted free-of-charge to riders of every single on-road Honda motorcycle. Available on purchases from last Monday 2nd July 2018*, the initiative is part of Honda’s ongoing commitment to advance motorcycle safety and security. New Honda Motorcycle customers will have the option of receiving Datatool’s innovative Thatcham-approved tracking solution – TrakKING Adventure system, supplied and fitted at no extra cost by Honda dealerships. Honda is also offering existing owners a discount on purchase and installation costs. The only cost to the customer is the ongoing 24/7/365 monitoring subscription. In addition to the automatic theft monitoring and instant notification, Datatool TrakKING Adventure provides a detailed journey history with every journey automatically uploaded to the cloud for later review, as well as the ability to provide location and … [Read more...] about Honda to provide free motorcycle trackers