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30 November 2015
Jazz wins Sunday Independent Car of the Year 2016
The all-new Honda Jazz has beaten strong competition to take the Sunday Independent Car of the Year Award 2016
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27 November 2015
Honda put focus on Active Safety for 161
Honda have made their City-Brake Active System standard across their 161 Range, as well as making the advanced Dynamic Safety Pack suite of technologies standard on more models across the range.
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23 November 2015
Honda NSX Wins a 'Best of What's New' Award
The next-generation Honda NSX has been awarded a 2015 'Best of What's New' Award by Popular Science Magazine. The awards recognise the most surprising and exciting innovations of the year across a range of industries and technologies.
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10 November 2015
Upgrade to the All-New Honda Range for 161!
With an all-new range of recently launched and updated models, there has never been a better time to upgrade to a new Honda. With PCP finance available, you can drive away in a 161 Honda from €189 per month, or upgrade to a higher specification model for less than you might think.
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4 November 2015
Honda HR-V and Jazz Earn 5 Star Euro NCAP Ratings
The new Honda HR-V and Jazz have become the latest Honda models to earn a 5 Star Safety Rating. The HR-V and Jazz achieved the rating under the stringent 2015 Euro NCAP rules.
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28 October 2015
Honda unveil Clarity FCV at Tokyo Motor Show
Honda have unveiled the new Clarity Fuel Cell Vehicle at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show. The Clarity is the 3rd generation fuel cell vehicle from Honda and offers a 700km range matched to a 3 minute refuelling time.
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5 October 2015
Honda shine again at MPG Marathon 2015
The three Honda teams which took part in this year’s ‘MPG Marathon’ continued the marque’s solid track record of success, scooping first and third place for ‘Best percentage improvement’ on quoted fuel economy and best in class MPG
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30 September 2015
Honda FCV to debut at the Tokyo Motor Show 2015
Honda FCV debuts at the 44th Tokyo Motor Show as Honda's 3rd generation of hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle. The FCV will offer a 700km range and will go on sale in selected markets globally in 2016.
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25 September 2015
Honda Announce Pricing for All-New HR-V
The stunning new Honda HR-V Compact Crossover SUV will be priced from €23,995 for the 1.5 i-VTEC petrol, and from €25,995 for the frugal 1.6 i-DTEC diesel.
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25 September 2015
Honda Announce Pricing for All-New Jazz
The all-new Honda Jazz arrives in Irish Showrooms in October, offering class-leading space and equipment levels from €17,395
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11 September 2015
Honda at the National Ploughing Championships 15
Honda will debut a range of entirely new and updated models at the 2015 National Ploughing Championships in Ratheniska, Co. Laois. On the Honda stand will be the all-new HR-V, all-new Jazz, and the exciting Civic Type R
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10 September 2015
Honda Civic Tourer Active Life Concept
Honda are unveiling the Civic Tourer Active Life Concept at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show. The Concept has been designed the class-leading load space and versatility of the Civic Tourer with a customised interior and exterior.
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9 September 2015
Honda Project 2&4 powered by RC213V at Frankfurt
A combination of global creativity and craftsmanship, the Honda Project 2&4 powered by RC213V is the winner of a global design project and debuts at the Frankfurt Motor Show 2015
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26 August 2015
Honda to Showcase Re-Energised Range at Frankfurt
Honda will showcase a re-energised range of cars at the Frankfurt Motorshow 2015. The show will also see the Global Premiere of the Honda Project 2&4, powered by RC213V, modified for public road use, showcasing Honda's uniquely creative engineering.
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7 July 2015
Honda has set a new GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for fuel efficiency, setting the ‘Lowest fuel consumption – all 24 contiguous EU countries (all cars)’, recording an average 2.82 litres per 100 kilometres (100.3mpg) over 13,498 kilometres, in a 25 day drive across all 24 EU contiguous countries.
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15 May 2015
Honda HR-V Design Story, a Unique Crossover
The All-new Honda HR-V combines the dynamism of a Coupé with the toughness of an SUV. Design Project Leader Masaki Kobayashi gives an insight into the creation of a unique Crossover.
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27 May 2015
Honda target GUINNESS WORLD RECORD for Economy
Honda targets new GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for fuel efficiency with 13,000km drive across Europe in a Civic Tourer, powered by the award-winning 1.6 i-DTEC diesel engine. The driving duo aiming to set the record include Honda R&D team Julian Warren and Co. Carlow native Fergal McGrath.
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5 May 2015
Honda Support Successful Wings for Life World Run
Honda fielded a strong presence at the 2015 Wings for Life World Run in Dun Laoghaire over the May Bank Holiday Weekend. Team Honda consisted of 40 runners, who joined thousands of people in Dun Laoghaire, and hundreds of thousands globally to raise over €4.2m for Spinal Cord Injury Research
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24 April 2015
Honda HR-V to be Among Most Efficient in Class
The upcoming Honda HR-V will become one of the most fuel-efficient SUV's on the market when it launches in Ireland this summer. Powered by a choice of 1.6 i-DTEC diesel or 1.5 i-VTEC petrol engines, fuel consumption is as low as 4.0l/100km (70.6mpg), while CO2 starts from 104g/km for annual road tax from €190.
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23 April 2015
More Technical Details of New Honda NSX Revealed
Honda have revealed new technical details and design strategies of the upcoming next generation NSX supercar at the SAE 2015 Congress and Exhibition in Detroit.
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22 April 2015
Honda CR-V Named Crossover of the Year 2015
The Honda CR-V has beaten strong competition to win the Crossover category in the Fleet Car Awards 2015 at an awards ceremony held in Clontarf Castle, Dublin.
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16 April 2015
Honda Win What Car? Reliability Award for 9 Years
For the 9th year running, Honda have topped the Annual Reliability Survey from What Car? and Warranty Direct. Honda came tops out of 38 brands using data from over 50,000 vehicles.
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24 March 2015
Honda Sponsor Wings For Life World Run 2015
For the second year, Honda will be sponsor of the Irish Wings For Life Run. Honda will provide the unique 'moving finish line' for the event - a Honda CR-V Catcher Car driven by Simon Zebo. The race takes place from Dun Laoghaire on May 3rd with 100% of the entry fee going to Spinal Cord Injury Research
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20 March 2015
Honda to Host Type R Fan Event at Nurburgring
To celebrate the launch of the all-new Honda Civic Type R at this year’s Geneva Motor Show, Civic Type R fans and owners are invited to attend an unmissable race weekend at Germany’s famous Nürburgring – a circuit at which the new Type R recently set the lap record for a front-wheel drive hot hatch.
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19 March 2015
Honda Jazz Named Most Reliable Car by CarBuyer
The Honda Jazz supermini has yet again being named an award-winner for Reliability, being named Most Reliable Car in the CarBuyer Awards 2015
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3 March 2015
Honda Civic Type R Lays Down Nurburgring Gauntlet
When developing the all-new Civic Type R, the goal was to make the car the fastest front-wheel drive around the famous Nurburgring track in Germany. The Civic Type R drove the circuit in 7 min 50.63 during development, the fastest time ever recorded for a front-wheel drive car.
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2 March 2015
Honda NSX Makes European Debut
The production version of the all-new Honda NSX supercar has made its European Debut at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show.
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2 March 2015
Honda FCV Concept Points to Hydrogen Society
The Honda FCV Concept, a Hydrogen fuel-cell powered vehicle, made its European Debut at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. The Concept gives clues as to the design of Honda's forthcoming new hydrogen model which will go on sale in 2016, becoming Honda's third generation fuel cell vehicle.
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2 March 2015
A Hot-Hatch Icon Reborn. The Honda Civic Type R
Engineered to a Race Car for the Road, the All-New Honda Civic Type has made its global debut at the Geneva Motor Show. Powered by a 2.0 VTEC Turbo engine producing 310PS, it promises to be the most powerful and extreme vehicle to ever wear the Type R badge.
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27 February 2015
Honda Launch Upgraded CR-V Range
Honda have launched an updated CR-V Range with increased equipment, technology and style. The new high-power 1.6 i-DTEC 160 engine is added to the range with All-Wheel Drive and the option of a new 9 speed automatic transmission.
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27 February 2015
New Honda Civic with Increased Style & Technology
Honda have launched a series of updates for the Civic Range for 2015, with upgraded styling, new models and increased equipment and technology across the range.
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25 February 2015
New Honda Jazz adds Space, Refinement, Technology
The all-new Honda Jazz has debuted in final European production form for the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, aiming to redefine the small car segment with a blend of Space, Versatility, Refinement and Technology.
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18 February 2015
Honda HR-V Combines Dynamic Design with Space
Combining the characterful looks of the Coupe, with the tough stance of the an SUV, and the versatility of an MPV; the all-new Honda HR-V will set new standards in the SUV market when it arrives in Ireland this summer.
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11 Febraury 2015
Designed to Perform. The New Honda Civic Type R
Designed to perform, and with superior aerodynamics, the much-anticipated Honda Civic Type R will debut at the Geneva Motor Show. Heavily influenced by aerodynamic development and testing, both on computer and in the wind tunnel, the new Civic Type R will reach a top speed of 270km/h.
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4 February 2015
Honda CR-V to Gain New 1.6 i-DTEC 160 with AWD
Honda will enhance the CR-V range with a new 1.6 i-DTEC engine in high-power form, producing 160PS of power matched to All-Wheel Drive. The new engine will be available with a choice of 6-speed manual or all-new 9-speed automatic transmissions
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29 January 2015
McLaren-Honda Reveals the New MP4-30
McLaren-Honda have revealed the new MP4-30 racing car ahead of the 2015 FIA Formula One World Championship
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28 January 2015
Honda at the Geneva Motor Show 2015
Signalling a new era for the Honda brand in Europe, almost every model in the range will be new or refreshed in 2015, with many being unveiled in production guise for the first time at the Geneva Motor Show in March.
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12 January 2015
Rebirth of an Icon: Next Generation NSX Unveiled
The highly-anticipated production version of the NSX Supercar has been unveiled at the 2015 NAIAS in Detroit
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8 January 2015
Honda HR-V Wins What Car? Reader Award 2015
Honda has been named as the brand with the highest perceived quality in a major survey of over 30,000 buyers of mainstream cars by ALG
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28 November 2014
Honda Launch in Style at Motorpark Galway
Honda have unveiled the latest Civic Type R Concept at the Paris Motor Show 2014. Additional details on the car have also been revealed, with the next Type R promising to be the most extreme Type R yet!
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12 November 2014
Honda Expand Dealer Network with Motorpark Galway
Motorpark Galway held a glamorous and action-packed Launch Evening on November 27th to mark the introduction of Honda to their Headford Road Showrooms. Hosted by Alison Canavan, with music from Papa Zitas, it was an unmissable launch event!
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20 October 2014
Honda Wins MPG Marathon with Civic Tourer
The Honda HR-V has been named as the most eagerly anticipated car launch on 2015, winning the 2015 What Car? Reader Award with over 10,000 votes
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8 October 2014
Cork Ladies Evening with Alison Canavan & Honda
The Honda CR-V has been named as the World's Best Selling SUV so far in 2014 by leading automotive research company Focus2 Move, the third year the CR-V has held the title.
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29 September 2014
Honda Civic Type R - The Most Extreme Type R Yet!
The McLaren Honda interim test car MP4-29H/1X1 made its debut run during the FIA official testing session at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi.
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15 September 2014
Honda Partner with Kilkenny Hurler Eoin Larkin
Honda have chosen the Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka as the location to debut the first preview of the new power unit currently in development for the 2015 FIA Formula One World Championship
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11 August 2014
Honda CR-V Continues as World's Best-Selling SUV
Honda has announced a new safety technology called the City-Brake Active System which helps to prevent low-speed accidents.
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28 July 2014
Which? Names Honda CR-V 'Most Reliable SUV 2014'
The Honda Civic Tourer has taken the title in this years Fleet World MPG Marathon Competition with an incredible result of 2.9l/100km or 97MPG!
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4 July 2014
Honda Partner with Cork GAA's Brian Hurley
At the ITS World Congress in Detroit, Honda have showcased a range of new Automated Driving Technologies and Connected Car Technologies, including industry-leading motorway driving and 'virtual tow' capabilities.
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25 June 2014
Honda Win Prestigious Award at Cannes Lions
Honda are pleased to announce Cork Senior Footballer Brian Hurley as a new Honda Brand Ambassador. Brian will drive a Civic 1.6 i-DTEC Sport in association with Hurley Bros Garage, Skibbereen.
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16 June 2014
Honda 'Earth Dreams Technology' - Driver Stories
Honda have announced that the 'Sound of Honda / Ayrton Senna 1989' film has been awarded the Grand Prix Award at the 61st Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, one of the most prestigious awards in advertising.
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16 June 14
Honda Tops Perceived Quality Study
Honda will display some of the most iconic racing cars from their collection at the 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed. Including their first F1 winning car, the RA272, and the McLaren Honda MP4/4, one of the most successful F1 cars ever built
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3 June 2014
Honda Civic Type R Owners Event at Spa WTCC
Honda's new 1.6 i-DTEC engine is the first of the 'Earth Dreams Technology' series to be launched in Ireland. On sale since early 2013, Irish drivers are experiencing all that Earth Dreams can offer in terms of efficiency and driving pleasure. Here, some of our customers share their stories.
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19 May 2014
Lucky Wings for Life Honda Jazz Winner Announced
Honda will be promoting their range of vehicles for the July 142 registration plate in Honda Dealerships nationwide through their Honda Challenge promotion. The Honda Challenge demonstrates the unique industry-leading fuel economy of Honda's new Earth Dreams Technology. A range of finance options will be available throughout the event meaning Honda finance from as little as €199 per month
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6 May 2014
Honda Supports Wings for Life World Run
Kerry native Emer Furlong became the lucky winner of a brand new Honda Jazz Si after her name was picked in the Prize Draw of the Wings for Life World Run, which was proudly supported by Honda.
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25 April 2014
Honda Jazz crowned Most Reliable Car 2014
As part of Honda partnership with the Wings for Life World Run, in Killarney on May 4th, model and TV presenter Alison Canavan has signed as a Honda Ambassador for the event. Read more about Alison's training as she prepares to compete in her first run ever!
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24 April 2014
Honda's ASIMO Robot meets US President Obama
The Honda Jazz has claimed the 'Most Reliable Car' award in the Auto Express 'Driver Power 2014' study, which is the result of a survey of over 50,000 drivers
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22 April 2014
Honda Named 'Most Trusted' Car Brand for 3rd Year
On a recent visit to Japan, US President Barack Obama met with Honda's advanced humanoid robot ASIMO, even taking the time to play a little soccer!
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10 April 2014
Honda Partner with Wings for Life World Run
In a major of study of over 12,000 new car buyers, Honda has emerged as the 'Most Trusted' car brand for the third year in a row.
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31 March 2014
Honda Civic is Fleet Car Awards 2014 Finalist
Honda are the proud vehicle sponsor of the Wings for Life World Run in Ireland. On May 4th, 200,000 people around the world will run in a unique race without a finish line to raise funds for spinal cord injury research. Participants in the Irish race, which takes place around the stunning Ring of Kerry, will be entered into a draw to win a new Honda Jazz!
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25 March 2014
Honda CR-V Named Most Economical SUV
The Honda Civic has emerged from a list of 100 eligible cars to be named as finalist in the 2014 Fleet Car Awards.
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24 February 2014
Honda Civic Tops 'What Car?' True Economy Test
Dubbed 'a racing car for the road', the Civic Type R Concept has been unveiled at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. The Concept previews the highly anticipated production model which goes on sale in 2015.
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17 February 2014
Axa Assistance undertake the Honda Challenge
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22 January 2014
Honda Civic Awarded Best Company Car for SME's
The highly anticipated Civic Tourer has now gone on sale in the Irish Market. With class-leading load space, equipment, economy and style it will be priced from €25,695
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16 January 2014
Honda Civic Achieves 85mpg in MPG Marathon
The Honda Civic Type R Concept takes centre stage on the Honda Stand at the Geneva Motor Show 2014. Previewing a possible styling direction for the upcoming Civic Type R, it will be joined by the FCEV Concept and NSX Concept.
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20 November 2013
Ladies Evening with Honda at Sheils of Limerick
Sheils of Limerick are celebrating the launch of their new Honda Showrooms with an unmissable Ladies Evening in association with Alison Canavan and Honda.
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19 November 2013
Honda Announces New VTEC TURBO Engine Series
In a recent economy challenge by Fleet World magazine, dubbed the MPG Marathon, the Civic 1.6 i-DTEC achieved a podium finish with a result of 3.3l/100km over the 590km course - equivalent to almost 85mpg.
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18 October 2013
Honda Fires New F1 Engine for the First Time!
The Frankfurt Motor Show 2013 was chosen to premiere the New Civic Tourer and also show the new CR-V 1.6 i-DTEC, along with the rest of the Honda Range. The most exciting announcement of the Show was further details of the upcoming Civic Type R!
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17 September 2013
Honda Named Most Trusted Car Maker by What Car?
Honda have teamed up with well-known model and personality Alison Canavan as part of a new initiative which will see Alison work with Honda on a number of projects.
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9 September 2013
Honda Take 2013 WTCC Manufacturer Title
Honda have released details of their line-up for the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show. New concepts will include the S660 small sports car concept.
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16 August 2013
Honda Unveil NSX Concept-GT at Suzuka
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30 July 2013
Honda Top What Car? Reliability Study for 8 Years
The Honda CR-V 1.6 i-DTEC 2WD will launch in Ireland from October 21st and be priced from €31,995.
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3 July 2013
Honda Fashions a Partnership with Alison Canavan
Using questions from Honda Social Media channels, an interview was conducted with Ted Klaus, Chief Engineer on the upcoming Honda NSX, at the Frankfurt Motor Show 2013
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26 June 2013
Honda CR-V Receives 5 Star Euro NCAP
Honda have taken the wraps off a new racer for the Super GT Series. The NSX Concept GT is based on the NSX Concept supercar and will debut during the 2014 Super GT Series
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4 April 2013
Honda Develops City-Brake Active System
Castrol have been unveiled as the 2013 Honda WTCC World Touring Car Championship title sponsor. The team will now race under the 'Castrol Honda World Touring Car Team' name.
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26 March 2013
Honda Wins 'Most Trusted' Car Maker Award
A short interview with Honda World Touring Car Driver Gabriele Tarquini in between the Monza and Marrakech legs of the World Touring Car Championships
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6 February 2013
Honda Tops For Engine Reliability
Honda announce partnership with Wiggle Honda Women's Pro Cycling Team for 2013 Season
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6 February 2013
Honda's Eco Assist in Top 10 Green Technologies
In a recent study of 36 car manufacturers into Engine Reliability by Warranty Direct, Honda were awarded first place.
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28 January 2013
Honda Sponsors Women's Pro-Cycling Team
The Castrol Honda World Touring Car Team came through a difficult weekend in Monza to take a podium finish in the first race of the 2013 WTCC Season.
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2 January 2013
Honda CR-V is Crowned 4x4 of the Year
The Honda Accord has emerged as the most reliable car according to a survey by influential consumer publication Which? magazine.
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7 December 2012
Honda Civic Celebrates 40th Anniversary
The Honda Jazz has comes tops in the supermini category for the 8th year in a row in the JD Power Customer Satisfaction Survey, along with many other class wins for Honda.
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13 November 2012
Honda Announces Sport Hybrid Technology Range
A first look at the next evolution of the NSX Concept has been presented at the 2013 NAIAS Motor Show in Detroit. The design concept offers the first look at a possible interior design direction for the NSX
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22 October 2012
Honda Yuasa Racing in Clean Sweep of BTCC Titles
Ireland has become the first market in Europe to launch Honda's new 1.6 i-DTEC diesel engine. Fitted to the Civic, the new engine is the first in the 'Earth Dreams Technology' series and offers emissions as low as 94g/km
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16 October 2012
Honda Hybrid Sales Top 1 Million Cars
In the final race of the 2012 World Touring Car Championship in Macau, Honda Civic secured a podium finish, an incredible result in only the Teams 3rd race.
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27 July 2012
Honda tops for Reliability for 7 years running!
After an exciting finale to the 2012 BTCC Season in Brands Hatch, Honda Yuasa Racing have completed a clean sweep of the Manufacturer, Team and Driver Championships!
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27 April 2012
Honda Begin Recycling of Rare Earth Metals
Honda partner with Japan Metals & Chemicals Co. to launch World's first facility for the mass-recycling of rare earth metals used in Honda products
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20 April 2012
Honda annouce new Alternative Energy Advancements
Solar Hydrogen Station unveiled in Japan creating zero emissions Hydrogen to power the Honda FCX Clarity
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22 February 2012
Honda Civic Achieves 5 Star Euro NCAP Rating
New Honda Civic receives 5-star Euro NCAP Overall Safety Rating and Advanced NCAP Award for Safety Innovation
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9 January 2012
Honda Unveil New NSX Concept
The New NSX Concept has been unveiled by Honda at the Detroit Motor Show (NAIAS) 2012.
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Honda cars are a driver’s best friend!
Honda cars top a study of the vehicles with the fewest warranty claims conducted by MB&G
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Honda Jazz - Happiest Drivers 8 Years in a row
In the continuous technological development of an internal combustion engine, the thermal efficiency is the essential key for improvement. And a race engine is not an exception. This HR412E was born from such thought process: aiming for higher efficiency.
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Honda Wins Top Safety Award
Honda has won the top award for its commitment to safety.
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Accord Tops Reliability Survey
Honda announced today that it has begun the track testing of its FIA World Touring Car Championship race car, the Civic WTCC. Testing took place at the Vallelunga circuit, near Rome, Italy and follows the car’s ‘shakedown’, which was successfully completed on July 27th at Vairano, a circuit near the J.A.S. Motorsport factory in Milan. Testing will continue throughout the year and is led by 2009 WTCC champion Gabriele Tarquini.
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Honda Tops Reliability Survey
Honda has taken top spot as the brand least likely to break down according to a survey conducted by warranty direct.
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FCX Clarity wins World Green Car
Honda’s FCX Clarity hydrogen fuel cell car has been announced as the World Green Car of the year
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Honda HR-V
A new generation of SUV, spacious and flexible like an MPV, tough like an SUV and charismatic and dynamic like a coupe. On sale in Ireland in late September 2015.
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