Honda Civic Type R

Posted by Admin | 6:34 PM

European Manufactured Civic Type R to be Sold in Japan

The British-built Civic Type R will be exported to Japan from next year. The acclaimed 3-door hot hatch, manufactured at Honda's factory in Swindon, England, is to be shipped to Japan where it will go on sale during 2010.

The model will be called the Type R EURO, to distinguish it from the Japanese-market 4-door Civic Type R saloon, and will be sold in limited numbers.

Japan is the third country outside Europe to import this high-revving hot hatch with the red ‘H' badge, following Australia and South Africa. The demand for the European-produced car in Honda's domestic market is testament to the dedication and skill of Associates at Honda's largest European factory - the only production facility in the world that builds the Civic Type R 3-door.

Honda of the UK Manufacturing (HUM) also builds the 5-door Civic, Civic Type S and CR-V for Europe and will start production of the Jazz, this Autumn.

Japan also imported the previous Swindon-built Civic Type-R (EP3 model) in 2001.


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Honda FCX Clarity

Posted by Admin | 5:49 PM

Environmental Technology Spotlight: Honda FCX Clarity

Honda has paced the industry in the development and deployment of zero-emissions hydrogen-powered fuel cell technology as well as the refueling infrastructure that will be required to take it to the mass market. Honda's next-generation fuel cell car, the FCX Clarity, is the only fuel cell vehicle (FCV) built from the ground up as a FCV, and it is the first to be mass produced on a dedicated production line. Information...

Honda Pilot 2010

Posted by Admin | 5:43 PM

Honda Pilot

The 2010 Honda Pilot is largely unchanged following its redesign for the 2009 model year. This midsize crossover SUV seats eight, with 60/40 split folding benches in the 2nd and 3rd rows. LX, EX, EX-L, and upscale Touring models return, all with front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. The sole powertrain is a 250-hp 3.5-liter V6 mated to a 5-speed automatic transmission. All Pilots have Honda's Variable Cylinder Management cylinder deactivation.

AWD versions have a switch that can lock in a 50/50 front/rear power split. Available safety features include ABS, traction control, antiskid system, front side airbags, and curtain side airbags. A power tailgate, front and rear obstacle detection, wireless cell-phone link, and navigation system are exclusive to Touring models. A rearview camera is standard on EX-L and Touring. DVD entertainment is available on EX-L and Touring, and versions so equipped are priced as separate models.

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