All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Honda’

Honda Fit Named Yahoo! Value Car of the Year

The automotive industry is now evolving at fast rate and car manufacturers are now racing to implement new technology into their latest models. New companies such as Tesla are gaining accolades for their designs while many established car companies are just beginning to embrace electric and smart car tech. For Honda, then, it must be a relief that their budget …

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Toyota Recalls 650,000 Vehicles for Faulty Airbags

Today, Toyota announced an expansion to a recall which originally occurred in April 2013. The newly expanded recall affects an additional 650,000 vehicles in Japan, bringing the overall total to 2.27 million vehicles over the past year. The recall deals with faulty front passenger airbags manufactured by Takata Corporation, a Japanese-based company which supplies airbags and other safety features to …

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NM4 Vultus Motorcycle Unveiled by Honda

Friday at the 30th annual Osaka Motorcycle Show, Honda unveiled its new NM4 Vultus motorcycle, which features “Front Massive Styling.” The rider sits toward the rear of the bike, more like one would on a scooter, though the Vultus has the power of a standard “crotch rocket,” with its 745cc parallel-twin-powered engine. The NM4 was designed to be practical in …

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Honda Mobilio Unveiled at Indonesia Int’l Motor Show

Hoping to increases its sales in an ever-growing market in Indonesia (which is expected to account for 2.3 million vehicles in ASEAN by 2019), Honda has unveiled its Honda Mobilio at the 2013 Indonesia International Motor Show. The Mobilio will fall under the MPV (Multi-purpose vehicle, or minivan) category, the highest selling category of vehicles in Indonesia. Currently, Toyota and …

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Honda Has World’s Fastest Lawn Mower

It’s a move that has rednecks everywhere drooling more than usual. According to Forbes, Honda UK has announced that they have built the world’s fastest lawn mower. Up to now, the record for fastest mower was held by Bobby Cleveland on a custom Snapper mower. Cleveland set the World Lawn Mower Land Speed Record of 96.529 mph at the Bonneville …

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Honda Recall: 321,000 Vehicles are Affected Worldwide

Honda recall: 2012 CR-Vs and 2013 Acura ILXs are the latest batch of automobiles affected by potentially serious problems. In this particular case, car doors are having a very hard time staying closed, forcing the manufacturer to issue a worldwide recall on the vehicles in-question. The US alone is expected to recall 166,600 CR-Vs and 6,200 ILXs. Owners should start …

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Honda Fit EV Gets 118 Miles Per Gallon

If you are tired of paying those high gas prices, but are unswayed by today’s hybrids and electrics, you might soon rethink your pessimism. The new 2013 Handa Fit EV has just been given the world’s best fuel efficiency rating by the Environmental Protection Agency at 118 Miles Per Gallon with an unprecedented consumption rating of 29 kilowatt hours (kWh) …

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Honda Recall Affects the Company’s Acura TL Brand

Honda recall will only affect owners who have purchased the company’s luxury sedan, the Acura TL. According to Reuters, Honda will recall nearly 53,000 cars due to problems with the vehicle’s power steering system. “Over time, the power steering hose may deteriorate and develop a fluid leak,” the company explained in a statement. “Leaking power steering fluid could lead to …

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Most Hybrid Owners Do Not Buy Another Hybrid

You see commercials all the time about how much hybrid owners love their car. They feel urbane and worldly when they realize how much they are helping the planet and their pocket books. A new study from R.L. Polk is saying that, like in so many other instances, commercials and real life don’t always coincide. The survey on hybrid loyalty …

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Leaked Super Bowl Ads Didn’t Do Companies Any Favors

Before the Super Bowl, many companies were eager for consumers to feast their eyes on the much-anticipated commercials set to debut during the game. Some literally couldn’t wait and “leaked” their commercials a few days early. This was likely done to generate some early buzz for products, but a new analysis reveals that the plan may have backfired for some …

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2013 Honda Fit EV Joins Google’s GFleet

Last June, Google announced that it begun including next-gen plug-in vehicles in its car-sharing program for Googlers, which it calls “GFleet”. Today, Honda announced that its 2013 Fit EV has been delivered via a demo program to Google, (as well as to Stanford University), and it will be used in GFleet. Here’s the part of Honda’s announcement that pertains to …

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Ferris Bueller Honda Ad Is Matthew Broderick’s Day Off

Last week, a ten second clip of Matthew Broderick recreating a scene from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off led to speculations that there could be a sequel in the works – a revelation that thrilled some fans of the old film and disappointed others. It was soon revealed that the teaser clip didn’t actually have anything to do with a sequel, …

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