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Honda Finally Pulls Wraps Off New 2017 Civic Si.

Civic gets sportier, but sportiest model yet to come.

by on Apr.07, 2017

Finally, the 2017 Honda Civic Si makes its official debut.

Honda decided to skip the usual auto show route with the unveiling of its 10th-generation Civic Si. As TheDetroitBureau.com earlier reported, it chose to pitch the new model to tech-savvy Millennials directly with a live YouTube debut.

A number of details had already been leaking out, so much of what was revealed was already old news – including the fact that despite switching to a first-ever turbocharged engine, the 2017 Civic Si will retain its current 205 horsepower rating. But there were still a few pleasant surprises revealed during the video preview.

“The 2017 Honda Civic Si is our first turbocharged Si and sets a new sporty compact benchmark in terms of agility and precise handling while building toward the launch of the Type R as the final chapter in our epic 10th-generation Civic story,” said Jeff Conrad, senior vice president automobile division, American Honda.

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Honda Using YouTube for Civic Si Reveal

Automaker aims to connect directly with potential Millennial buyers.

by on Apr.03, 2017

A concept version of the 10th-gen Honda Civic Si debuting at the 2016 LA Auto Show.

In another sign that the times, they are a’changing, Honda is turning to YouTube to reveal the production version of the new Civic Si on April 6, rather than waiting for next week’s New York International Auto Show.

Honda did go a more conventional route when it unveiled the Civic Si Concept at the Los Angeles Auto Show last November. But it only showed off a modestly disguised version of the Si Coupe. It’s kept everyone guessing about what the sedan version will look like.

The Auto Show Beat!

Automakers are increasingly open to novel ways to get the message out, rather than having to fight for attention on crowded show floors. And so, with tech-savvy Millennials and Gen-Xers the target audience for the latest Civic variant, the YouTube launch is expected to connect directly with potential buyers for the 2017 Si.

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Honda Earnings Surge on Strong SUV Sales

Japanese maker beats its own estimate.

by on Oct.31, 2016

Honda sales have been surving with the addition of new versions of the latest Civic generation.

Growing worldwide demand for sport- and crossover-utility vehicles helped Honda Motor Co. beat its own earnings forecast for the July to September quarter.

The third-largest Japanese automaker delivered a 177 billion yen, or $1.7 billion, profit, while Honda also upgraded its forecast for the full year by about 4%, to 415 billion yen, or nearly $4.

By the Numbers!

The upturn during the second quarter of the Japanese fiscal year was a welcome turnaround. During the April-June quarter Honda profits tumbled 6%, largely the result of the ongoing Takata airbag recalls. Honda is one of the largest customers of Takata, whose defective airbags have now been linked to at least 15 deaths worldwide.

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Honda Reveals New Civic Hatchback Ahead of Paris Debut

But U.S. market to get the new 5-door first.

by on Sep.16, 2016

Expect the base 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback to start at around $20,000 in the U.S.

Paris Motor showgoers will be getting the first look at the all-new Honda Civic Hatchback later this month. But American motorists will have the first chance to buy the five-door when it goes on sale in September.

The hatchback is the latest variant to roll out as Honda wraps up the most diverse line-up of Civic models in its history, and U.S. buyers, in particular, will have more alternatives to choose from than ever, including sedan, coupe, hatch and high-performance packages.

Auto Show News!

The new Civic Hatchback will be based off the same, 10th-generation platform used for the other compact models. More significantly, it will mark the first time Honda has offered a five-door version in the U.S. in over a decade, since the seventh-generation Civic was replaced.

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Popstars Lovato, Jonas Help Honda Pull the Wraps off a Trio of Civics

Japanese maker hopes music will link it to reluctant Millennials.

by on Mar.22, 2016

Pop stars Nick Jonas and Demi Lovato, with Honda's Nick Lee and a Civic rally car.

It was hard to tell who generated more screeches and applause during the Honda news conference scheduled a day ahead of the official media preview at this year’s 2016 New York Auto Show, but it was likely the stars more than the cars.

It helped that pop singers Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas each had “designed” customized Hondas for the tour they’ll be sharing over the summer. Lovato’s matte orange and black sedan was one of three Civics on display at the afternoon event which drew equal numbers of journalists and young pop fans snapping iPhone pics.

Generating Enthusiasm!

“I wanted it to look so fast it looked like the black was peeling away,” said Lovato before squatting down to autograph the Civic – which, like Jonas Honda motorcycle will be given to two lucky fans during the annual pop music series the Japanese maker sponsors.

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Honda Adds Hatchback to Expanding Civic Line-Up

Concept in name only.

by on Mar.01, 2016

Honda adds yet another member to its Civic family with the Geneva debut of the 5-door hatchback.

Officially, it’s just a concept vehicle. But don’t let that fool you.

The Civic Hatchback the Japanese automaker has unveiled at this year’s Geneva Motor Show will soon be rolling into showrooms with only the most modest of changes. And it won’t look all that much different from the Civic Coupe concept that kicked things into gear last spring at the New York Auto Show – which is good news considering the raves the new compact line has been getting.

Best of the Best!

Honda plans to offer more variants than ever before once this generation of Civics is complete, from its mainstay sedan to the sporty Civic Type-R finally set to reach American shores.

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North American Car, Truck of Year Finalists Announced

Big Three only gets one nominee this year.

by on Dec.08, 2015

The 2016 Nissan Titan XD will come in five grades, including this Pro 4X version. It's also a finalist for North American Truck of the Year.

Three cars and three trucks have been named finalists in the North American Car and Truck of the Year competition, which will culminate in an announcement of the winners in both categories at the opening of the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

The finalists for the car of the year are the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu, Mazda MX-5 Miata and Honda Civic, while the list of truck and utility vehicles nominees include the Volvo XC90, Nissan Titan XD and Honda Pilot.

Breaking News!

Lindsay Brooke, one of the 53 NACTOY jurors who presented the nominees during a luncheon hosted by the Detroit’s Automotive Press Association, said the challenge for this year’s jurors was the large number of new vehicles that debuted during 2016. Forty-nine new vehicles made their debut during the year. (more…)

2016 Chevrolet Volt Named Green Car of the Year

Second win for Chevy Plug-in Hybrid.

by on Nov.19, 2015

Green Car Publisher Ron Cogan, Chevy Marketing Director Steve Mojoras and the 2016 Volt.

The completely redesigned 2016 Chevrolet Volt has been named Green Car of the Year, repeating a victory it claimed when the original plug-in hybrid debuted a half-decade ago.

The Volt knocked down an impressive list of competitors that included the new, fourth-generation 2016 Toyota Prius, the world’s best-selling hybrid-electric vehicle.

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A Winner!

“This is certainly something special,” proclaimed Steve Mojoras, Chevy’s marketing manager, after accepting the crystal trophy at the L.A. Auto Show event. “This is a hard market to crack. This is the Super Bowl of green car awards, so it adds instant validation.”

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Honda Aims to Pull a Coup with Civic Coupe

Wider, roomier, sportier than the outgoing two-door.

by on Nov.17, 2015

The 2016 Honda Civic Coupe makes its debut in LA with development leader John Hwang and designer Guy Melville Brown.

Saying “Honda Civic” is something of a misnomer. There’s actually a big family of Civic models, and that line-up is about to get bigger over the next 18 months with the addition of new versions like the first-ever U.S. version of the Civic Type-R.

The roll-up got underway in earnest this week, Honda rolling out the completely redesigned 2016 Civic Coupe. The two door model picks up on the design theme launched with the all-new Honda Civic Sedan earlier this year, adding some of its own sporty cues.

Auto Show News!

“I think our customers are going to be utterly surprised by what this new Coupe delivers in terms of refinement, safety, efficiency and fun-to-drive performance,” said Jeff Conrad, senior vice president of American Honda, during a media preview of the 2016 Honda Civic Coupe a day before its formal unveiling at the L.A. Auto Show.

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Honda Set to Reveal Civic Coupe in L.A.

Clarity fuel-cell vehicle to make U.S. debut.

by on Nov.11, 2015

The Honda Civic Concept made a surprise debut at the 2015 New York Auto Show last April.

Honda has a lot coming for Civic fans, with a wide range of body and performance variants set to join the sedan version of the 2016 Honda Civic that officials begins rolling into U.S. showrooms on November 12th.

And the next variant on tap, the 2016 Civic Coupe, will make its debut a week from now at the Los Angeles Auto Show. It will be joined on stage by the next-generation fuel-cell vehicle, the Honda Clarity, which got its global send-off at the Tokyo Motor Show barely two weeks ago.

Breaking News!

“The second in a line of new 10th-generation Civic models that will be launching over the next 18 months,” the maker boasts that the 2016 Honda Civic Coupe “elevates sporty styling and dynamic performance.”

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