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Honda News Round Up - December 2015

Honda News Round Up - December 2015

Honda News from Europe and the rest of the world - December Round up



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New product line up to be showcased at Vienna and Brussels Motor Shows

Honda is out in force in January, showcasing its refreshed automobile line up at the Vienna and Brussels motor shows.

The Brussels show will be the first time that the new CR-V Black Edition will be exhibited.The Civic Active Lifestyle Concept, first shown at Frankfurt, makes an appearance. GP2 World Champion and 2016 McLaren development driver Stoffel Vandoorne will join Belgian Super Formula driver Bertand Baguette at the Honda press conference on 12th January. At the Vienna Motor Show, the recently launched CRF1000L Africa Twin motorcycle will be on display. The Brussels motor show will open to the public from 14th to 24th January, while doors open in Vienna from 14th to 17th January.

Click here for more information on the Vienna Motor Show and click here for more information on the Brussels Motor Show. 

Civic Type R wins Automobile sports car of the Year

The Civic Type R has won the Automobile sports car of the year, awarded by Automobile Sportive. The award was voted for by readers with nearly 2,000 votes. The Civic Type R won the title with 15.1% seeing off the Peugeot 308 GTI 270 PS and Porsche Cayman GT4.

Honda to sponsor the Triathlon Show in London

Honda has for the first time partnered with the Triathlon Show: London 2016 to showcase its range of cars perfectly suited for people with an active lifestyle. Visitors to the show will have the opportunity to experience the CR-V, HR-V and Civic Tourer with a test drive facility on site. As an added bonus, Honda will be bringing the very popular My First Licence motorcycle experience to the Show. Aimed at offering children from the age of 5 up to 11to ride a restricted 50cc motorcycle in complete safety on a specially designed course.

The Triathlon Show is open from the 11th-14th February at ExCel London.

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Honda Sets Monthly Production Records for Worldwide, Overseas, in North America, Asia and China

Honda has set new production records in November 2015. Production in Japan for the month of November 2015 experienced a year-on-year increase for the first time in 16 months (since July 2014). Worldwide, production experienced a year-on-year increase for the sixth consecutive month (since June 2015). Sales in Japan also saw a year-on-year increase, the first time since September 2014. The Vezel, which is badged as HR-V in Europe and the US, was the industry’s ninth best-selling car in Japan.

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Honda HR-V wins 2015 Best Compact Crossover Car of the Year in the Philippines

The new Honda HR-V won the Car of the Year award in the Best Compact Crossover in the Philippines. The accolade was awarded by the Car Awards Group Inc. which is composed of motoring journalists, who completed 1500 tests drives of 78 cars and trucks in four days. Honda also picked up awards for Best Compact Multi-Purpose Vehicle with the Honda Mobilio and Best Luxury Multi-Purpose Vehicle for the Honda Odyssey.

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Honda Accelerates Sweeping Light Truck Makeover with New Ridgeline Pickup Set for Global Debut at the 2016 North American International Auto Show

Honda will challenge conventional thinking in the midsize pickup segment with the return of the Honda Ridgeline truck, made its world debut at the 2016 North American International Auto Show in Detroit on Monday, January 11. Designed, developed and manufactured in America, the all-new Ridgeline is the fourth new or significantly refreshed light truck model introduced by Honda in the past 18 months and will hit roads nationwide in the first half of next year.

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 American Honda is Among Industry Leaders with Eight Honda and Acura Vehicles Earning a 2016 TOP SAFETY PICK+ Rating from the IIHS

A total of eight Honda and Acura, American Honda’s luxury brand, have received the highest possible safety rating of TOP SAFETY PICK+ from the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety. The models were tested under more challenging crash protection and technology requirements implanted for the 2016 model year. Four Honda models have earned a TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating: the Accord Sedan, Accord Coupe, the CR-V sport-utility vehicle and the recently redesigned Honda Pilot SUV. The Odyssey minivan was named a TOP SAFETY PICK. Additionally, four 2016 Acura models, the ILX and RLX sedans and the MDX and RDX luxury SUVs, each have earned a TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating.

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2016 Honda HR-V Named a Finalist for Green Car Journal’s Green SUV of the Year® Award

The stylish and fuel efficient 2016 Honda HR-V crossover has been named a finalist for the 2016 Green SUV of the Year® by the Green Car Journal. The award recognizes the environmental performance of the all-new HR-V, which has a top fuel economy rating of 35 mpg highway1 (2WD CVT) and an additional designation as an Ultra Low Emissions Vehicle (LEV2 ULEV). "The HR-V also fulfills the Honda brand's promise to deliver both fun-to-drive enjoyment with outstanding fuel efficiency." said Jeff Conrad, Honda Division senior vice president and general manager.


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