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6 August 2015
Honda Record Strong Sales Growth for 152
Honda sales results for the first month of the 152-reg period have shown exceptional growth, with a 73% increase over the same period last year. The growth has been driven by increased demand for the updated Civic and CR-V models.
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4 August 2015
Honda Confirm Civic Type R Pricing
The highly-anticipated Honda Civic Type R is now available to order from Honda Dealers nationwide, with a price from €48,750. The Civic Type R is fastest and most powerful Type R ever, with a 2.0 litre VTEC TURBO engine producing 310PS for a 5.7 second 0-100 time, and a 270km/h top speed.
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31 July 2015
Honda Jazz
The All-New Honda Jazz redefines the supermini class, featuring a new longer body with unrivalled interior space and versatility. A choice of new engines and transmissions are more fuel efficient and yet more dynamic to drive. A host of new safety and connectivity technologies make this our most sophisticated Jazz ever.
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8 July 2015
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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7 July 2015
Honda Civic sets new GUINNESS WORLD RECORD
Honda have set a new GUINNESS WORLD RECORD for fuel efficiency during an epic 13,500km drive across all 24 mainland EU countries. The record-breaking result was an average of 2.82l/100km (100.3mpg) in the Civic Tourer 1.6 i-DTEC
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8 June 2015
Honda Civic Type R
The all-new Honda Civic Type R is the most extreme Type R ever built. Powered by a 2.0 VTEC Turbo engine producing 310PS and 400Nm for a 5.7 second 0-100km/h time, and 270km/h top speed. The Civic Type R goes on sale in Ireland in late Summer 2015.
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5 June 2015
Honda Civic Tourer Wins Best Real MPG Award
The Honda Civic Tourer has been named winner of the Best Real MPG Performer Award 2015 by influential Motoring website Honest John. The Award is based on the real-world fuel consumption figures submitted by readers of the website.
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3 June 2015
Upgrade to Honda for 152
To celebrate the 152 buying season this July, Honda are offering a range of Upgrade options at Dealers nationwide. Drive a way in a newly upgraded 2015 Civic from €235 per month, or a new 2015 CR-V from €335 per month.
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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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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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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
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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11 December 2014
McLaren-Honda 2015 F1 Driver Announcement
McLaren-Honda is delighted to announce its new driver line-up for the 2015 Formula One Season: Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button. Kevin Magnussen will also feature as test and reserve driver for the team.
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25 November 2014
McLaren Honda make first run in Abu Dhabi
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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28 November 2014
Honda Launch in Style at 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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17 November 2014
Honda Premieres All-New Fuel-Cell FCV Concept
Honda has premiered an all-new fuel-cell vehicle, the FCV Concept, which previews Honda's next-generation production fuel-cell vehicle which goes on sale from 2016.
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12 November 2014
Honda Expand Dealer Network with Motorpark Galway
Universal Honda are very pleased to announce the appointment of prominent Galway Dealership Motorpark as the new home of Honda Cars for the City and County.
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3 November 2014
Honda Launch 151 Range with Finance from 4.9% APR
With finance rates starting from just 4.9% APR*, and fantastic model Upgrade options available across the range, there has never been a better time to purchase a New Honda.
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20 October 2014
Honda Wins MPG Marathon with Civic Tourer
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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10 October 2014
Honda Provide First Look at 2015 F1 Engine
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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8 October 2014
Cork Ladies Evening with Alison Canavan & Honda
Honda will host a Ladies Evening at Johnson & Perrott, Mahon Point, Cork, on October 16th. Hosted by well-know presenter and model Alison Canavan, the event is the latest in a series of nationwide evenings and will feature the latest in fashion, beauty, parenting, health and well-being, with expert advice on the night. Great prizes, goody bags, as well as wine and canapes will make sure it's an evening not to be missed.
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29 September 2014
Honda Civic Type R - The Most Extreme Type R Yet!
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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15 September 2014
Honda Partner with Kilkenny Hurler Eoin Larkin
Honda are very pleased to support Kilkenny Senior Hurler Eoin Larkin, who now drives a Honda Civic 1.6 i-DTEC Sport in a partnership with Kilkenny Honda Centre and Honda
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15 September 2014
Honda Showcase New Automated Driving Technologies
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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10 September 2014
Honda provide first sight of New HR-V for Europe
Honda have released the first images of the upcoming European version of their small SUV model, to be named HR-V. The model debuts at the Mondial de l'Automobile 2014 in Paris in October.
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11 August 2014
Honda CR-V Continues as World's Best-Selling SUV
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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28 July 2014
Which? Names Honda CR-V 'Most Reliable SUV 2014'
Influential consumer publication 'Which?' has named the Honda CR-V as the 'Most Reliable SUV 2014' as part of their annual car reliability survey. Over 49,000 respondents provided feedback on 58,000 cars, and the CR-V topped the SUV class.
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16 July 2014
Honda's All-New ASIMO Debuts in Europe
Honda's ASIMO humanoid robot has made its European debut in Brussels, along with the new Uni-Cub Beta personal mobility device
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4 July 2014
Honda Partner with Cork GAA's Brian Hurley
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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3 July 2014
Honda hail Goodwood Festival of Speed a success
Honda celebrated a successful four days at the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2014, welcoming thousands of visitors to its interactive stand and innovative showcase of cars, motorcycles, and racing machinery
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25 June 2014
Honda Win Prestigious Award at Cannes Lions
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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24 June 2014
Honda Countdown to the Goodwood Festival of Speed
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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16 June 2014
Honda 'Earth Dreams Technology' - Driver Stories
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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16 June 14
Honda Tops Perceived Quality Study
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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3 June 2014
Honda Civic Type R Owners Event at Spa WTCC
Honda will host a unique Civic Type R owners experience at the World Touring Car Championship event at the famous Spa Circuit in June 2014. Civic Type R owners from all over Europe will get the chance to meet the team and drivers, see the Civic Type R Concept in the metal, and take part in a once in a lifetime parade lap in their Civic Type R around the famous track.
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26 May 2014
Take the Honda Challenge for 142!
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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19 May 2014
Lucky Wings for Life Honda Jazz Winner Announced
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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6 May 2014
Honda Supports Wings for Life World Run
Honda were the official vehicle sponsor of the Irish Wings for Life World Run which took place around the Ring of Kerry on May 4th 2014. Globally, there were races in 32 countries as tens of thousands of runners all ran against each other at the same time around the world. Over €3m was raised for spinal cord injury research and Honda are proud to have been partners in the Irish race.
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29 April 2014
Alison Canavan's Honda Wings for Life Run Blog
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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25 April 2014
Honda Jazz crowned Most Reliable Car 2014
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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24 April 2014
Honda's ASIMO Robot meets US President Obama
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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22 April 2014
Honda Named 'Most Trusted' Car Brand for 3rd Year
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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10 April 2014
Honda Partner with Wings for Life World Run
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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31 March 2014
Honda Civic is Fleet Car Awards 2014 Finalist
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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25 March 2014
Honda CR-V Named Most Economical SUV
The Honda CR-V 1.6 i-DTEC has topped a list of the most economical SUV's as tested under What Car? Magazine's stringent True Economy Tests
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21 March 2014
Honda Unleash 'Muscular' New Civic WTCC Race Car
Honda have unveiled the new 2014 Civic World Touring Car which will race in the 2014 World Touring Car Championships
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21 March 2014
Interview with Honda's World Touring Car Drivers
In advance of the start of the 2014 World Touring Car Championships, we talk to Honda team drivers Gabriele Tarquini and Tiago Monteiro
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19 March 2014
Honda NSX Prototype to Debut at Goodwood Festival
The highly anticipated Honda NSX will debut for the first time on European roads at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in the UK this June. A Prototype model will compete in the famous Hillclimb event alongside two original NSX models, one of which was formerly driven by Ayrton Senna
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19 March 2014
Honda to Unlock Tourer's Secrets at BTCC Launch
Honda BTCC drivers Neal and Shedden aim to unlock the Civic Tourer's secrets at the BTCC British Touring Car Championship 2014 launch event in Donington Park
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12 March 2014
Civic WTCC Racer Debuts at Geneva Motor Show
The 2014 Honda Civic WTCC has debuted at the Geneva Motor Show 2014, sharing the stage with the Civic Type R Concept - a clear illustration of Honda's 'Race to Road' philosophy
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4 March 2014
Honda Unveil Civic Type R at Geneva Motor Show
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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24 February 2014
Honda Civic Tops 'What Car?' True Economy Test
Influential motoring publication 'What Car?' have released a list of the most fuel-efficient cars tested under their 'True MPG' tests throughout 2013. The Honda Civic 1.6 i-DTEC topped the list as the most fuel-efficient car tested.
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17 February 2014
Axa Assistance undertake the Honda Challenge
The team at Axa Assistance in Athlone have become the first company to undertake the Honda Challenge fuel-economy competition, with winning result of 3.3l/100km or 86mpg.
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12 February 2014
Honda Civic Type R Concept to Debut at Geneva
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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11 February 2014
Honda Launch Class-Leading Civic Tourer
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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7 February 2014
Honda's 2014 Civic WTCC Shines During First Test
The 2014 Honda Civic World Touring Car has debuted on track as development testing continues for the upcoming WTCC 2014 Season
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24 January 2013
Honda Civic Tourer Arriving in Ireland Soon!
The highly anticipated Civic Tourer will arrive in Ireland in late February 2014. Offering class-leading levels of style, efficiency, equipment and load space, Tourer is sure to make an excellent addition to the Civic Range.
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22 January 2014
Honda Civic Awarded Best Company Car for SME's
Honda Civic 1.6 i-DTEC wins award for 'Best Company Car for SME's to Buy' at the SME Company Car of the Year Awards, hosted by Business Car Manager
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16 January 2014
Honda Civic Achieves 85mpg in MPG Marathon
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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4 December 2013
A Pair of Honda Touring Cars Take Shape
Honda have unveiled the first details of their 2014 Touring Cars. Working to defend their titles in both the World and British Touring Car Championships, each car takes a different direction, with the same goal - to lead the field in 2014!
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21 November 2013
Honda FCEV Concept Debuts at LA Auto Show 2013
The Honda FCEV Concept has been unveiled at the Los Angeles International Auto Show 2013. The Concept previews a future production fuel cell electric vehicle which will go on sale from 2015
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20 November 2013
New Honda Models unveiled at the Tokyo Motor Show
Honda have revealed a number of important new models and concepts at the Tokyo Motor Show 2013, including the S660 Concept, and the production version of the Urban SUV 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
Honda have announced a new engine series ahead of the Tokyo Motor Show 2013. The VTEC TURBO Engine Series will be developed in 1.0, 1.5 and 2.0 litre capacities
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19 November 2013
Honda Civic Type R Takes to Tochigi Test Track
The latest development car for the upcoming Civic Type R has taken to the Tochigi Test Track in Japan ahead of the Tokyo Motor Show 2013
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8 November 2013
New 'Honda Now' PCP Finance Launched from €199pm*
Honda are pleased to introduce the new 'Honda Now' PCP Finance plans. With Honda Now you can now drive a brand new Honda every 3 years from just €199* per month.
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4 November 2013
Honda Offers Expanded Jazz Range from €199pm*
Honda are expanding the Jazz Range for 2014 with the introduction of the new ES and sporty Si models. Honda Now Finance packages mean the Jazz now starts from €199 per month.
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23 October 2013
Honda at the Tokyo Motor Show 2013
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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21 October 2013
Class-leading Honda CR-V 1.6 i-DTEC Now on Sale
The new Honda CR-V 1.6 i-DTEC has now gone on sale in Ireland, priced from €31,995 with CO2 from 119g/km for €200 annual road tax
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18 October 2013
Honda Fires New F1 Engine for the First Time!
Honda have released a recording of the sound of the new Formula 1 engine being fired for the first time. Honda return to F1 in partnership with McLaren from 2015.
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24 September 2013
Honda Release CR-V 1.6 i-DTEC 2WD Pricing
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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17 September 2013
Honda Named Most Trusted Car Maker by What Car?
The Readers of What Car? have voted Honda the Most Trusted Car Maker in the 2013 What Car? Used Car Awards
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16 September 2013
Social Media Q&A on Honda NSX with Ted Klaus
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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10 September 2013
Honda Reveals First Details of New Civic Type R
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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9 September 2013
Honda Take 2013 WTCC Manufacturer Title
A victory from Gabriel Tarquini at Sonoma was matched to a 2013 World Touring Car Championship Manufacturer Title in a very successful race weekend for Honda
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16 August 2013
Honda Unveil NSX Concept-GT at Suzuka
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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12 August 2013
First Glimpse of the New Honda Civic Tourer
Honda have released the first official images of the New Civic Tourer ahead of the debut at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show.
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30 July 2013
Honda Top What Car? Reliability Study for 8 Years
Honda have topped the What Car? Warranty Direct Reliability Study for an unprecedented 8th Year running. The influential study surveys over 50,000 vehicle owners about their cars.
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3 July 2013
Honda Fashions a Partnership with Alison Canavan
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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27 June 2013
A Hero Returns - Honda WTCC Porto Preview
The Porto race of the WTCC Calendar in Portugal is an emotional homecoming for Honda Civic WTCC Driver Tiago Monteiro
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26 June 2013
Honda CR-V Receives 5 Star Euro NCAP
The New Honda CR-V has received the top 5 Star rating in the most recent round of Euro NCAP Safety Tests.
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16 May 2013
Honda to Participate in Formula One Championship
Honda will return to F1 Racing from the 2015 Season. McLaren will partner with Honda to form McLaren Honda. Honda will take charge of the development and supply of the powertrain, including engine and energy recovery systems.
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15 May 2013
Honda NSX Production Facility Announced
The Honda NSX moved a significant step closer to production today as the development of the advanced production facility for the car was announced in the United States.
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29 April 2013
Clean Sweep for Honda in WTCC Race in Slovakia
At the Slovakia Ring Race of the 2013 World Touring Car Championship it was a strong weekend for Honda with a 1-2-3 Podium finish.
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23 April 2013
Honda to Sponsor Legendary Pikes Peak Hill Climb
Honda have been announced as a partner sponsor of the famous Pikes Peak International Hill Climb Motor Sport event taking place in Colorado this June. In addition, Honda will field a record 10 vehicles in 9 different classes.
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19 April 2013
Honda Civic 1.6 i-DTEC Beats the Competition
The recently launched Civic 1.6 i-DTEC engine is setting new standards in the Family Hatchback market, with an unbeatable class-leading combination of power and torque matched to low emissions and fuel consumption
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17 April 2013
Encouraging Sales Start for Honda in 2013
European Sales of Honda vehicles have shown a very strong start in the first quarter of 2013. Sales across the region increased by 16.3% compared to 2012 thanks to the introduction and popularity of the New CR-V and Civic 1.6 i-DTEC.
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7 April 2013
Highs & Lows for Honda's Tarquini in Marrakech
The Honda World Touring Car Team experienced the highs and lows of racing in an exciting weekend in Marrakech. The joys of a fastest qualifying time and a pole position were topped by an overall 2nd place podium finish for the weekend for Gabriele Tarquini.
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4 April 2013
Honda Develops City-Brake Active System
Honda has announced a new safety technology called the City-Brake Active System which helps to prevent low-speed accidents.
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4 April 2013
A Chat with Honda's Tarquini Before Marrakech
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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26 March 2013
Honda Wins 'Most Trusted' Car Maker Award
Honda has been named as the 'most trusted' car brand for the second year running in a survey by Kelley's Blue Book
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24 March 2013
Honda Make Seasons First Podium at WTCC Monza
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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21 March 2013
Honda Civic 2013 BTCC Race Car Unveiled
Honda Yuasa Racing have debuted their new Civic which will race in the 2013 British Touring Car Championship. Honda Yuasa Racing intend to defend their 'triple' from 2012, where the Driver's, Manufacturers and Team titles were all secured by the team.
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20 March 2013
Honda Announces Castrol as WTCC Title Sponsor
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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5 March 2013
Honda Civic Tourer Concept Debuts at Geneva
A Concept car, named the Civic Tourer Concept, has debuted at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. The Concept previews a future 'Tourer' bodystyle which is set to join the Civic Range.
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5 March 2013
Honda at the Geneva Motor Show 2013
Honda has unveiled a number of important new models at the Geneva Motor Show 2013. Stars of the Stand include the Civic Tourer Concept, the NSX Concept and the CR-V with new 1.6 i-DTEC engine.
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6 February 2013
Honda Tops For Engine Reliability
In a recent study of 36 car manufacturers into Engine Reliability by Warranty Direct, Honda were awarded first place.
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6 February 2013
Honda Civic Wagon Concept to Debut at Geneva
A New Concept model, previewing the styling of a Civic Wagon, or Estate, type model will appear at the Geneva Motor Show. Also on the Honda Stand will be the European debut of the latest Honda NSX Concept and the upcoming CR-V 1.6 i-DTEC.
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6 February 2013
Honda's Eco Assist in Top 10 Green Technologies
Honda's innovative Eco Assist system, a visual aid to help drivers achieve lower fuel consumption, has been named by the Green Car Journal in their 'Top 10 Green Car Technology List 2013'
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28 January 2013
Honda Sponsors Women's Pro-Cycling Team
Honda announce partnership with Wiggle Honda Women's Pro Cycling Team for 2013 Season
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15 January 2013
Next Evolution of Honda NSX Concept Revealed
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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15 January 2013
Honda Urban SUV Concept Makes World Debut
The 2013 NAIAS Motor Show in Detroit was the location for the World Debut of the Honda Urban SUV Concept, which previews a future small SUV model from Honda.
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2 January 2013
Honda CR-V is Crowned 4x4 of the Year
The New Honda CR-V has been awarded the title of '4x4 of the Year' by respected specialist publication Total 4x4 Magazine
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11 December 2012
Honda Urban SUV Concept to Debut at Detroit Show
A compact SUV concept vehicle, the Urban SUV Concept, will debut at the NAIAS Motor Show in Detroit in January 2013.
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7 December 2012
Honda Civic Celebrates 40th Anniversary
First launched back in 1972, the Honda Civic this year celebrates its 40th Anniversary. with over 20 million Civic sold globally, and 9 different generations, the Civic has become a true household name
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18 November 2012
Podium Finish for Honda Civic in WTCC Macau Race
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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14 November 2012
Honda Unveils Micro Commuter EV Prototype
The Micro Commuter Prototype will begin testing in Japan in 2013 and is a micro-sized electric vehicle for city commuting use. The variable design platform allows for numerous body-styles to be fitted simply.
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13 November 2012
Honda Announces Sport Hybrid Technology Range
A range of 3 new SPORT HYBRID systems will be developed and introduced by Honda globally. Each will developed under the Earth Dreams Technology series and offers differing driving characteristics to suit various types of vehicles.
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7 November 2012
Honda Launch New Civic with Advanced 1.6 Diesel
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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5 November 2012
Honda Civic WTCC performs strongly in Shanghai
The Honda Civic WTCC has delivered another great performance in the latest leg of the World Touring Car Championships in Shanghai. In only their second race, the Team posted top 10 finishes in both races.
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22 October 2012
Honda Unveils the All-New 4th Generation CR-V
The New Honda CR-V has now gone on sale on the Irish Market. Priced from €37,785 and with annual road tax from €330, the New CR-V is both better value and more economical than the model it replaces, while still retaining the class-leading equipment levels and 4WD capabilities for which is has always been known.
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22 October 2012
Honda Yuasa Racing in Clean Sweep of BTCC Titles
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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18 October 2012
Honda Gears Up for Historic WTCC Race at Suzuka
The All-New Civic WTCC car will enter its first race at Japan's Suzuka Track this weekend. It is a historic event, taking place in the year of the Civic's 40th Anniversary, and the Suzuka Track's 50th Anniversary.
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16 October 2012
Honda Hybrid Sales Top 1 Million Cars
Global Sales of Honda's Hybrid powered vehicles have now exceeded 1 millions units. The original Insight became Europe's first Hybrid vehicle in 2000, and was followed by the Civic IMA and on to today's new Insight and CR-Z
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9 October 2012
Honda Win BTCC Manufacturer Title at Silverstone
The Honda Yuasa Racing Team secure the 2012 BTCC Manufacturers Championship after a tough weekend of racing at Silverstone
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1 October 2012
Honda Civic 'Wagon' announced at Paris Motor Show
Honda Europe President announces a New Civic 'Wagon' derivative at the Paris Motor Show 2012
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14 September 2012
Honda at the 2012 Paris Motor Show
Honda will display a range of new and revised models at the upcoming Paris Motor Show 2012
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3 August 2012
Track Testing Begins for Honda Civic WTCC
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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27 July 2012
Honda tops for Reliability for 7 years running!
Honda is celebrating after being named the most reliable used car brand in the annual What Car? and Warranty Direct reliability survey for an unprecedented seventh year in a row. According to the report which Honda has topped since 2005, Honda cars are the least likely to leave passengers stranded by the roadside with just a one in 10 chance of models suffering a breakdown in any given 12-month period – an enviable record.
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27 July 2012
Honda unveils 'the heart' of the Civic WTCC Car
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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18 July 2012
The New Honda CR-V Breaks Cover
Honda has revealed images and further information on the new European CR-V due to be launched in Ireland this October. Since it was first introduced in 1995, over five million CR-Vs have been sold across the world and the new, fourth generation has been comprehensively redesigned for the European market and builds on the success of its predecessors with greater quality, practicality and refinement.
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6 July 2012
Honda support Team Mugen in Super GT Series
Honda Announces Support to the Racing Activities of Team Mugen in the GT300 Class of SUPER GT Series Start of test runs for the MUGEN CR-Z GT equipped with Honda racing hybrid system
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25 June 2012
More Wins for Honda at the BTCC in Croft
A series of podium finishes in Croft put Honda Yuasa Racing at the top of the BTCC
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18 June 2012
Class Win for Honda at the 24 Hours of Le Mans
Honda HPD and Starworks Motorsport win the LMP2 Class at Le Mans
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11 June 2012
Winning Weekend for Honda at the BTCC in Oulton
Honda Yuasa Racing make it a clean sweep of wins at the Oulton Park BTCC Race!
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31 May 2012
A 1-2 Result for Honda at the Indy 500
Dario Franchitti wins the famous IndyCar 'Indy 500' in a great day for Honda!
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30 April 2012
Great Recovery From Honda At BTCC Thruxton
Despite setbacks and appalling conditions, the Honda Yuasa Racing team put in a strong performance at Thruxton
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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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3 April 2012
New Honda Civic wins on BTCC Debut
The New Civic claims victory at Brands Hatch during BTCC debut
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6 March 2012
Honda at the Geneva Motor Show 2012
Honda NSX Concept, CR-V Prototype, EV-STER Concept and 1.6 i-DTEC engine take centre stage in Gevena
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5 March 2012
Rory McIlroy Wins Honda Classic
Rory McIlroy takes victory at the Honda Classic in Palm Springs Gardens, Florida to become the World Golf No.1
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27 February 2012
Honda Prepare New Civic for BTCC Debut
Honda Racing begin public testing of the New Civic for BTCC British Touring Car Championship Debut
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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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3 February 2012
Honda Civic Enters World Touring Car Championship
Honda have confirmed that the New Civic will be entered in the FIA World Touring Car Championships from late 2012.
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31 January 2012
New Honda Civic Test Drive Reviews
Find out what the Motoring Press of Ireland think about the New Civic with our Test Drive summary
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26 January 2012
Honda Hybrid Sales Reach 800,000 Worldwide
Global Sales of Honda Hybrid cars have reached the 800,000 sales milestone. The first generation Honda Hybrid was launched in 1999
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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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1 January 2012
New Civic Goes on Sale in Ireland
The New 9th Generation Civic arrives in Ireland for January 2012, prices and range have now been released.
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Honda at the Tokyo Motor Show 2011
A range of exciting concept vehicles have been unveiled by Honda at the Tokyo Motor Show 2011
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10th October 2011
Honda CR-Z Mondello Track Day
Honda CR-Z Fuel Challenge Track Day has taken place in Mondello Park, with the winner receiving a CR-Z for a Year!
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13th September 2011
New Civic unveiled at Frankfurt Motor Show
New Honda Civic unveiled at the 2011 IAA Frankfurt Motor Show
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26th September 2011
New Accord Type S 180 Launched in Ireland
Honda are pleased to introduce the New Accord Type S 180 to Ireland complete with new 180bhp 2.2 i-DTEC diesel engine.
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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
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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The New Honda Accord
The revised Honda Accord made its debut at the Geneva Motor Show. The car receives a host of changes with the styling, emissions, ride and handling all enhanced for 2011.
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March 21st 2011
Gallery of Awards for Honda CR-Z
Having recently been designated Japan’s Car of the Year 2011 and having scooped a Good Design Award for its originality, Honda’s CR-Z sporty hybrid has added new Awards to its trophy collection in recent weeks:
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Jewellery Designer Transforms Car into Couture
Award-winning Jewellery Designer, Rachel Galley, transforms the Honda CR-Z from Car to Couture
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Honda Jazz wins Irish Small Car of the Year
The Honda Jazz emerged victorious in the Continental Irish Small Car of the Year Awards 2010
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Honda Wins Top Safety Award
Honda has won the top award for its commitment to safety.
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Honda Wins 2009 Grove Medal for FCX Clarity Fuel
At Grove Fuel Cell Symposium, Honda received the prestigious Grove Medal in recognition of the FCX Clarity hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle
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Accord Tops Reliability Survey
The Honda Accord has emerged as the most reliable car according to a survey by influential consumer publication Which? magazine.
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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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Jazz Achieves Top Euro NCAP Safety Rating
The New Honda Jazz has been rated one of Europe‘s safest cars
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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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