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Honda News Round Up - May 2016

Honda News Round Up - May 2016



2015 Honda Civic Type R


Civic Type R Named Most Popular Performance Car at Honest John Awards

The Honda Civic Type R has been named the most popular performance car at the Honest John awards. Instead of the award being judged by a panel, the award is given to the cars and vans most searched on the website.

Phil Webb, head of cars at Honda UK, commented: “The latest incarnation of the Civic Type R continues to win awards but this award means more as it is simply down to the mass appeal of the car and the number of people searching for it on the Honest John website.”

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Honda announce plans for Goodwood Festival of Speed

Visitors to this year’s festival of speed will be wowed by Honda as they showcase two very different displays of power, both of which have never been seen before at Goodwood.

The latest incarnation of the Honda NSX will take on the hill climb which will be skilfully demonstrated by a select number of special Honda drivers.

In the forest rally stage, the all-new CRF1000L Africa Twin will demonstrate its off-road credentials and will become the first motorcycle to ever grace the Goodwood Forest Rally Stage. The Honda machine will be ridden by four-time motorcross world champion, Dave Thorpe.

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Honda Motor Europe Italy delivers HR-V to Godmother of Giro d’Italia

During the 99th Giro d’Italy, Honda Italy presented a Honda HR-V to TV presenter, Giorgia Palmas. The car was delivered in conjunction with the fourteenth stage of the race, Alpago-Corvara. Commenting on her new car, Giorgia Palmas said “HR-V is beautiful to see and will definitely be able to meet all my needs. I've always been fascinated by the appeal of Honda cars and this is the perfect opportunity to drive one. I have high expectations! "

Honda Motor Europe Italy was the official sponsor and car for the annual sporting event with 126 vehicles involved to follow the Corsa Rosa.

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Honda Tops Reliability Ranking in Survey of 29 Automotive Brands

Honda has secured first place in a quality survey conducted by German magazine, Auto Zeitung. Over 39,000 people took part in the survey with over 12,500 reports on cars with an initial registration between 2010 and 2015 were analysed. Data was compiled covering 29 brands with Honda securing the top spot with a quality index of 109.6 percent. The end result meant Honda had beat Porsche and Toyota to go up one place from their 2015 standings.




Automated Drive at the G7 Summit


Honda supplies Clarity Fuel Cell and Autonomous development vehicle for G7 Ise-Shima Summit

Honda Motor Co., Ltd. provided the Clarity Fuel Cell, Honda’s fuel cell vehicle and Automated Drive, an autonomous development vehicle for the Group of 7 (G7) Summit 2016 Japan in Ise-Shima held on the 26th and 27th May 2016. The vehicles were provided to support the Japanese government’s plans to showcase the innovations in Japan. There was an opportunity for ministers to test drive and experience the advanced vehicles at the series of Ministers’ Meeting held prior to the G7 summit.

Honda also exhibited the personal mobility device, the UNI-CUB and the Honda walking assist device, an assistive device for use in the training of walking.

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Honda holds opening ceremony for new Auto Plant in Thailand

Honda Automobile Thailand held the opening ceremony for its new plant located in the Prachinburi province. The all-new plant is equipped with Honda’s highly efficient and environmentally-responsible production technologies. This should serve to enhance Honda’s capability to deliver quality products for customers in Thailand and worldwide.

The Prachinburi plant started mass production with the all-new Honda Civic in March 2016. The plant plans to produce sub-compact and compact models in the future to further enhance its competitiveness for the domestic market and the export.

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All-New 2017 Honda Ridgeline Pickup Truck begins mass production in Alabama

Honda Manufacturing of Alabama (HMA) celebrated last month as it began the mass production of the all-new 2017 Honda Ridgeline pickup truck. HMA, which has more than 1,500 associates, is the exclusive manufacturer of the Ridgeline. The Ridgeline will set new benchmarks for versatility, capability and comfort in the midsize pickup segment.

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Honda Civic debuts with podium finish in Global Rallycross Series

Olsbergs MSE, with driver Sebastian Eriksson, scored Honda its first podium finish in The Red Bull Global Rallycross Championship in the 2016 Honda Civic Coupe's first weekend of competition.

Eriksson managed to hold off Patrik Sandell to finish third in round two. The podium finish means Honda are tied in second place with the Red Bull GRC’s season long manufacturer’s championship.

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