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The Honda Summer Event

Up to £1,000 Summer savings on top of our latest offers

The latest Honda range is now ready and waiting for you in our showroom. And with great offers guaranteed in our Summer Event, there's never been a better time to buy. From small city runabouts to advanced hybrid SUVs, there's a Honda for everyone - with savings of up to £1,000 on top of our latest offers.

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Honda Civic Type R Limited Edition - the 2020 WTCR Official Safety Car

Honda will be at the forefront of both safety and competition when the WTCR - FIA World Touring Car Cup season gets underway, with the new Civic Type R Limited Edition becoming the Official Safety Car of the series for 2020.

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The new 2021 Honda Jazz Hybrid
Our 2021 Honda Jazz and Honda Jazz Crosstar demonstrators have arrived - please Contact us today to arrange a test drive.

The all-new Honda Jazz and Jazz Crosstar provide an effortless driving experience with efficient and responsive performance delivered by advanced e:HEV hybrid technology as standard. Part of Honda's new e:TECHNOLOGY range, the next-generation Jazz is the first of six electrified Honda models scheduled to be introduced in Europe by 2022.

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The new Honda Jazz and Jazz Crosstar

The all-new Honda Jazz provides an effortless driving experience with efficient and responsive performance delivered by e:HEV hybrid technology as standard. The all-new compact car offers the most compelling package of its size, combining increased occupant comfort, intuitive technology, with seamless in-car connectivity and remote services that seamlessly integrate with occupants' everyday lives.

Available in Summer 2020, the all-new Jazz e:HEV plays a key role in Honda's commitment that 100% of its mainstream European sales will feature electrified powertrains by 2022.

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The 2020 Honda Civic

Honda's Civic rose to the top again at the Company Car Today's CCT100 Awards, taking Lower Medium Car of the Year for the third year running. Chosen from a pool of 100 cars, it was named amongst the twenty award-winners that represent the very best company car choices for business fleets across various automotive segments.

Edging out the likes of the BMW 1-Series, Mercedes A-Class and Volvo V40, the Civic's victory is no mean feat. In eclipsing the competition, the Civic attained a higher overall score across a range of metrics - such as performance, residual value and insurance cost - by which the judging panel assessed the contenders' company car credentials.

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Honda Scores a Brace at What Car? Awards

Honda UK has taken a brace of honours at the 2020 What Car? Car of the Year awards with the Civic Type R taking best hot hatch, for the third year in a row, and the CR-V hybrid taking the best hybrid over 30,000, for the second year in a row.

  • Civic Type R takes Hot Hatch trophy for the third year in a row
  • CR-V hybrid named best hybrid over 30,000 beating off luxury competition
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New Honda Civic Sport Line delivers Type R-inspired styling

Honda has introduced a new Sport Line model to its 2020 Civic line-up, featuring exterior design cues inspired by the acclaimed Type R. The new Sport Line model is available in a top of the range model EX - and adds assertive styling to the outstanding driving dynamics and practicality of the standard Civic.

  • Distinctive exterior and interior styling enhancements
  • Honda CONNECT infotainment system as standard
  • Sport Line features Honda's 1.0-litre VTEC Turbo engine combining excellent performance and efficiency
  • Available to order from December with prices starting from £25,510
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Honda Civic 2020 - Exterior Rear View

The refreshed Civic builds on the car's purposeful silhouette and muscular stance by adding a new elegant, symmetrical lower front grille around the fog lights, with smoothed surfaces and sleek styling blades. A simpler grille beam configuration and new air-intake design give the front profile a cleaner, more aerodynamic design.

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The Honda e with charger

Honda is further accelerating its electrification plans for Europe by moving forward its goal for all of its European mainstream models to feature electrified powertrains by 2022. The bold new target announced during an 'Electric Vision' event in Amsterdam, is three years ahead of the previously announced 2025 goal, demonstrating the confidence Honda has in its electric and hybrid powertrain technology.

This acceleration will see 6 electrified models launched over the next 36 months, with the Honda e and new hybrid-only Jazz leading the way.

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The new Honda Jazz

Honda has unveiled the all-new Jazz, featuring advanced two-motor hybrid powertrain technology as standard for the first time. The new generation of the popular hatchback builds on the class-leading comfort and space Jazz is known for with exceptional EV-like driving dynamics and advanced technology and safety features.

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Honda teases image of next generation Jazz

Honda has released its first teaser image of the all-new Jazz which is set for its World premiere at the Tokyo Motor Show on 23rd October.

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Trident Honda Ottershaw

We were very sorry to learn that Bracknell Honda had closed its doors on 30th August 2019.

We have received a number of phone calls from concerned Bracknell Honda customers, worried about the future servicing of their Honda, and are pleased to provide the following information:

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The Honda E production version

Honda has provided the first official recommended pricing information for the Honda e electric vehicle, and are now accepting orders…

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The Honda E production version

Honda has unveiled the final mass production version of its next-generation electric vehicle (EV), the Honda e, at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show. Developed with a focus on simplicity in design and usability, the Honda e will meet the needs of modern urban lifestyles and provide a new value to customers through seamlessly integrated connected technologies and exceptional driving dynamics.

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Honda E offers advanced connectivity for modern lifestyles

Connected infotainment helps the car to seamlessly integrate with the owner's modern urban lifestyle through sophisticated, yet easy-to-use technology. As a result, the driver and passengers - whether the car is driving, parked or charging - can enjoy the same connectivity and comfort with comprehensive connected services accessed through a next-generation full-width digital dashboard.

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The Honda e Urban Driving Experience

Honda's new compact electric vehicle, the Honda e, is the first Honda to be built on a dedicated EV platform, designed from the ground up to deliver excellent Honda driving dynamics.

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The Honda e Prototype and the 2019 NSX are set to make their UK debut at this year's Goodwood Festival of Speed. With the UK's largest motoring garden party set to kick off in a month's time, both cars will be on static display on the stand with the recently named and highly anticipated Honda e Prototype also making its UK dynamic debut up the famous hill climb.

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Honda UK's press fleet technicians, John White and Jason Ryder

Want to know the top tips for maintaining your car? Today we spent some time with Honda UK's press fleet technicians, John White and Jason Ryder, to get their car maintenance tips and tricks.

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The new Civic Type R Concept

Team Dynamics Motorsport and Ralph Hosier Engineering unveiled two very different versions of the Honda Civic Type R at the 2019 SMMT Test Day. Held at Millbrook Proving Ground in Bedfordshire, the annual event sees over 300 journalists test drive a range of manufacturer cars.

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Side camera mirror system on the Honda e

Honda has confirmed that the Side Camera Mirror System of the new Honda e urban electric vehicle will be available as standard when the car enters production. As seen on the prototype version, the technology is a first in the compact segment and brings significant benefits for styling, safety, aerodynamics and refinement.

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The 2019 Honda CR-V

The latest-generation Honda CR-V continues to prove its credentials as the world's most popular1 SUV, winning the title of 'Best Car Launched Last Year' in the influential Auto Trader New Car Awards.


  1. Source: JATO Dynamics (Sales period Jan. 2013 - Dec. 2017). * Markets include: EU + EFTA, NAFTA, China, Japan, Brazil, Russia, India, Indonesia, Australia, Argentina, South Africa, South Korea, Thailand, Vietnam 

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The Mean Mower V2

Honda (UK) is out to reclaim the crown for the world's fastest lawn mower with Mean Mower V2 and a target speed of 150mph in its sights. Powered by a 999cc four-cylinder unit from Honda's Fireblade SP motorcycle.

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The Honda HR-V Sport features a sporty two-tone red and black interior

We are excited to announce the arrival of the new HR-V Sport 1.5 i-VTEC Turbo at Trident Honda. Our demonstrator is currently very busy providing test drives to those customers who have been waiting for the arrival of this exciting new model.

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The new 2019 Honda HR-V

The new Honda HR-V features sportier exterior styling and various upgrades to the interior design and materials used. The new HR-V also benefits from a range of advanced technologies. The HR-V continues to offer the space and versatility of an MPV, but now benefits from enhanced driving dynamics and a wider choice of fuel-efficient engines.

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The Honda Civic Type R with Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade SP

Honda UK returns to the Isle of Man TT as both the official motorcycle and car partner to the world-famous motorcycle road race. In doing so, it will provide a combination of CBR1000RR Fireblade SPs and Civic Type Rs to the race organisers who monitor the circuit throughout qualifying and race-week, which gets underway May 25 2019. The announcement honours the rich history shared between Honda and the Isle of Man TT, which stretches back sixty years.

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The dashboard of the new Honda E Prototype

Honda took to the stage at Geneva to announce the further acceleration of its electrification ambitions. The company announced its intention to move 100 per cent of its European sales to electrified powertrains by 2025. This new ambition builds on the brand's 2017 aim of two-thirds of its sales to be electrified by 2025, and places it firmly at the forefront of Honda's global electrification shift announced as part of its 2030 vision.

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Honda CR-V wins five star safety rating

The new Honda CR-V has been awarded the maximum five-star rating in the latest Euro NCAP safety tests. The CR-V boasts a unique body structure giving class-leading rigidity and stiffness, and a comprehensive suite of active safety technologies.

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The Honda E-Prototype

Honda's new urban electric vehicle will be previewed at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show in the form of the Honda e Prototype. This new model leads on from the brand's highly acclaimed 2017 Urban EV Concept, and is a key part of Honda's Electric Vision strategy.

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The new HR-V Sport

Honda has announced UK pricing and specification for new HR-V Sport:

  • Pricing starts from £27,595 for the manual transmission and £28,845 for the CVT
  • Powered by the 1.5 VTEC Turbo engine, increasing power output by 52 PS to 182 PS
  • Bespoke 'Performance Damper' technology and unique steering setup creates a sportier driving experience
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A first glimpse of the dashboard of the new electric vehicle prototype

Honda has revealed a first glimpse of the interior of their new electric vehicle prototype bound for Geneva.

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The new Honda Civic is built at Swindon

Honda of the UK Manufacturing (HUM) has today informed associates (employees) of the proposal to close its Swindon vehicle manufacturing plant, at the end of the current model's production life cycle, in 2021. The plant currently produces 150,000 cars per year, and employs circa 3,500 associates.

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Our new Honda CR-V Hybrid demonstrator

We are delighted to announce the arrival of our new 2019 Honda CR-V Hybrid demonstrator, see gallery below.

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The new Honda Urban EV Prototype

We are delighted to announce that Honda has confirmed the world premiere of their new electric vehicle prototype at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show.

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The new Civic 126PS Sport Line

We are delighted to announce that the new Honda Civic 126PS Sport Line has arrived at Trident Honda.

The new Civic Sport Line is based on the Civic 126PS VTEC Turbo SR, with additional gloss black side skirts and front splitter and matt black rear diffuser. The window surrounds and door mirror caps are also finished in gloss black. The modern sporty look is continued inside with a black leather trim.

Features include:

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Video demonstrating the 7 seats in the new 2019 Honda CR-V

For the first time the new 2019 Honda CR-V includes the option of 7 seats on selected petrol grades. The new 7 seat Honda CR‑V keeps its effortless 'one-motion' folding rear seat, whilst offering a third row, with two extra seats. When not in use the seats fold neatly away.

For a demonstration of the new 7 seats, please watch the video below:

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The new Honda HR-V 1.5 Sport

Honda has revealed details of the new HR-V Sport. This new grade for the revised 2019 model is equipped with the more powerful 1.5-litre VTEC TURBO petrol engine as well as dynamic upgrades to the chassis and suspension. The HR-V Sport also benefits from the refreshed exterior styling and interior upgrades of the standard 2019 HR-V, with additional bespoke design features.

  • New version for HR-V range equipped with 182 PS petrol engine
  • Sport grade car fitted with advanced 'Performance Damper' technology
  • Dynamic styling pack with black chrome elements; 18-inch alloy wheel
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The 2019 Honda CR-V Hybrid

Honda has confirmed pricing, specification and grades for the 2019 Honda CR-V hybrid:

  • Pricing to start from £29,105 for entry level 2WD and top out at £37,255 for top spec AWD
  • Grades follow petrol version with S, SE, SR and EX
  • PCP pricing to follow in December

Honda UK has released details of the grades, specification and pricing of the CR-V hybrid. Following the launch of the petrol version in the summer, the hybrid is expected in dealerships from February next year and will start from £29,105 for a 2WD S grade and top out at £37,255 for an AWD EX.

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The Honda CR-V Hybrid

Since the introduction of the first-generation model in 1995, the Honda CR-V has continuously improved throughout each generation. In a first for a Honda SUV in Europe, the all-new Honda CR-V will be available with advanced hybrid powertrain technology.

The new model raises the bar in terms of interior quality, sophistication and spaciousness. It delivers improved ride quality, steering response, body control and NVH management. Evolved in every way, the all-new CR-V delivers more comfort, convenience and connectivity than ever before.

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The Honda Range

We have now uploaded all the latest Honda brochures onto our website, accessible from the bottom of each model page. These have been compressed for screen use, but may still be fairly large to download if you're on a slow connection. We also include links below for your convenience:

The 2018 Honda Jazz
The 2018 Honda Jazz
The 2018 Honda Civic 4 Door
The 2018 Honda Civic 4 Door
The 2018 Honda Civic 5 Door
The 2018 Honda Civic 5 Door
The 2018 Honda Civic Type R
The 2018 Honda Civic Type R
The 2019 Honda HR-V
The 2019 Honda HR-V
The 2019 Honda CR-V
The 2019 Honda CR-V
The 2019 Honda CR-V with bicycle rack
2018 Accessories (All Models)


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Honda triumphs with hat-trick in the annual MPG Marathon:

  • Civic diesel hatchback takes outright win AND best percentage improvement
  • 16 year old Insight comes second overall, taking highest in the heritage category
  • Driver Paul Clifton claims second overall win at annual MPG Marathon

Team Honda has triumphed in the annual MPG Marathon taking home a hat-trick of titles. The Civic diesel hatchback claimed the overall winner's prize in this year's event as well as best percentage improvement on MPG, while the first generation 17 year old Honda Insight took second place overall and winner in the heritage category.

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The Aure family collect their new 7-seater Honda CR-V

On Friday Mr & Mrs Aure collected their new 2019 Honda CR-V 7-seater, the first ever 7-seater CR-V to be sold by Trident Honda. It was particularly special, as the Aure family were replacing their Honda FR-V, bought from us ten years ago - and the last Honda sold in the UK with more than five seats.

The magnificent seven

The new CR-V keeps its effortless 'one-motion' folding rear seat and also offers the option of a third row, with two extra seats, on selected petrol grades. When not in use the seats fold neatly away.

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The new 2019 Honda CR-V Hybrid in

Ahead of its European show debut at the 2018 Mondial Paris Motor Show, Honda has confirmed official fuel economy and CO2 emissions for the all-new CR-V Hybrid. Under the combined cycle of the revised NEDC test, the front-wheel drive model of the 184 PS (135 kW) petrol-electric SUV has achieved CO2 emissions of 120g/km and official average (combined) fuel economy of 5.3l/100km (53.3mpg). The all-wheel drive CR-V Hybrid variant has CO2 emissions of 126g/km and average (combined) fuel economy of 5.5 l/100km (51.4 mpg).

The CR-V Hybrid is driven by Honda's unique i-MMD technology, which intelligently and automatically switches between three driving modes - EV Drive, Hybrid Drive and Engine Drive - to optimise both performance and efficiency.

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Our shiny new showroom

Following the completion of our showroom redevelopment, we have taken some external photos and a 360° internal views (see below).

We are very proud of our new showroom, why not come along to our Macmillan World's Biggest Coffee Morning on Friday 28th September, and on Saturday 29th September, and see it for yourself?

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How Honda Hybrid works

In a first for a Honda SUV in Europe, the all-new CR-V will be available with advanced hybrid powertrain technology. The Honda Hybrid Performance system features intelligent Multi-Mode Drive (i-MMD) technology comprising two electric motors, an Atkinson-cycle petrol engine and an innovative direct transmission delivering high levels of efficiency and refinement.

Key facts

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Honda took Hat Trick at Honest John Awards

Earlier this year, Honda took three of the top awards in this year's Honest John Awards, with the Jazz, Civic and HR-V winning the gongs for small hatchback, small family car and small crossover of the year respectively.

Speaking at the time, Dan Harrison, managing editor at honestjohn.co.uk, commented:

The Honda Jazz is a smash hit with the readers of HonestJohn.co.uk and a worthy winner of the Small Hatchback of the Year award. Easy to drive, comfortable and practical, the Jazz is everything a small car should be, and our readers agree when we say it's simply one of the best small hatchbacks you can buy.

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The 2019 Honda CR-V Arrives at Trident Honda

There was much excitement yesterday, as our new Honda CR-Vs rolled off the transporters, just in time for today's launch event. Not only is this our first all-new CR-V in 3 years, but it also benefits from new engines, a Hybrid model, and a 7 seater version. If that wasn't enough, it also includes a wealth of technological improvements, including Honda SENSING, and even a Head-Up display.

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The beautiful new Honda CR-V

Please see our Honda CR-V 2019 gallery below.

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A victorious Jenson Button stands next to his winning Type R

In the fifth and final of a planned series of lap record attempts across Europe in 2018, Honda has set a new 2min 10.19sec record for a front wheel drive production car at the Hungaroring GP circuit in Hungary. The Civic Type R was driven by Formula One World Champion and current NSX Super GT driver, Jenson Button. The track holds special significance for Button, as the circuit where he won the first Grand Prix of his career with Honda in 2006.

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Two CR-Vs in a mountain terrain

Honda UK has released details of the grades, specification and pricing of the next generation CR-V. Launched last month, the new CR-V will start from £25,995 for a 2WD manual S grade and top out at £36,455 for an AWD EX with CVT.

  • Pricing to start from £25,995 for entry level 2WD and top out at £36,455 for top spec CVT
  • Grades follow previous generation with S, SE, SR and EX
  • PCP example of £279 for mid-level SR manual in AWD

Available in dealer showrooms from early September, the new CR-V follows the grading of the previous generation rising from the entry level S grade to SE, SR and finishing at the top of the range EX. The 1.5 i-VTEC petrol engine will come with a choice of two and all-wheel drive and in both manual transmission and CVT.

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A victorious Tiago Monteiro stands beside his winning Type R

Following three successes in the Honda Civic 'Type R Challenge 2018' at the Magny-Cours, Spa-Francorchamps and Silverstone circuits, Honda has set a new 2min 01.84sec record for a front-wheel drive production car in the Civic Type R at the Estoril circuit in Portugal. The high-performance hatchback was driven by Honda WTCR driver, Tiago Monteiro.

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Two CR-Vs in a mountain terrain

Introduction: All-new version of the world's best-selling SUV

  • Improved comfort, convenience and connectivity
  • More spacious, and seven-seat option for the first time
  • Petrol engine delivers class-leading combination of performance and efficiency
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The Type R at home on the racetrack

The British-built Honda Civic Type R has taken home another trophy, this time at the 2018 Auto Express Awards, taking the title of Best Hot Hatch for the second year running.

Widely acknowledged as one of the most prestigious awards of the car industry, the annual Auto Express New Car Awards are given to the cars that set the highest standards in their class each year. These awards are highly important for both carmakers and customers because of the authority and integrity of the Auto Express brand.

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A victorious Matt Neal stands beside his winning Type R

Following two successes in the Honda Civic 'Type R Challenge 2018' at the Magny-Cours and Spa-Francorchamps circuits the high-performance hatchback has set a new 2mins 31.32secs lap record for a front-wheel drive production car at the Silverstone GP circuit in the UK, beating the benchmark set by the previous generation Civic Type R in a similar challenge in 2016.

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Advanced Compatibility Engineering in the new CR-V

Honda has now revealed the engineering behind the strongest, safest and most dynamic CR-V ever:

  • New generation of ultra-high-strength steel contributes to lightest and most rigid CR-V chassis ever, resulting in improved crash-worthiness
  • All-new suspension delivers comfort and driver-focused dynamics
  • Honda Real Time AWD System improves compatibility with various road conditions and increases fuel-efficiency
  • CR-V now safer than ever thanks to award-winning ACE™ body construction and enhanced safety technologies
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Honda and Red Bull Racing

Honda and Red Bull Group have signed an agreement whereby Honda will enter into a partnership with Red Bull Racing to supply it with power units for two years from the start of the 2019 FIA Formula One* World Championship. This will be in addition to its current agreement with Red Bull Scuderia Toro Rosso. The two Red Bull-owned teams will run identical specification Honda Power Units.

Takahiro Hachigo, President and Representative Director of Honda Motor Co. Ltd, said:

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Bertrand Baguette beside his Type R

After setting a lap record at the Magny-Cours GP circuit just last month, the high-performance hatchback has set a new lap record front-wheel drive production lap record of 2mins 53.72secs at Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium. The Type R was piloted by former FIA WEC LMP2 class World Champion, Bertrand Baguette, who is currently racing a Honda NSX-GT in the Super GT series with Nakajima Racing.

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The Honda Urban EV Concept

An international panel of automobile experts has named the Honda Urban EV Concept as 'The Best Concept Car' in the renowned 2018 Car Design Award honours, presented today as part of the Turin Motor Show.

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Features of the new Honda CR-V

Since the launch of the original CR-V in 1995, the model has been a benchmark in the SUV sector for space efficiency. The all-new model, available in the European region later this year, builds on this heritage to deliver the most practical and comfortable CR-V yet.

  • Increased wheelbase enables significantly more spacious interior without increasing exterior length
  • A host of convenience and technology features for all occupants throughout the cabin
  • CR-V petrol models available with the option of seven seats for the first time
  • Class-leading cargo space and a fully flat loading bay with the option of a hands-free tailgate
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Esteban Guerrieri stands beside his Civic Type R

Following the debut of the Honda Civic 'Type R Challenge 2018' car at the Geneva Motor Show, the high-performance hatchback has set a new 2mins 1.51secs lap record for a front-wheel drive production car at the Magny-Cours GP circuit in France. The Type R was piloted by WTCR driver Esteban Guerrieri, who is contesting the 2018 FIA World Touring Car Cup in a Honda Civic TCR with Münnich Motorsport.

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The New Honda Civic Saloon

Civic four door saloon coming to UK market

  • Expected in dealer forecourts from August
  • Available with both 1.0 i-VTEC petrol and 1.6 i-DTEC powertrains
  • Pricing, grades and fuel efficiency to come closer to launch
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The New Honda Civic Diesel

We are delighted to announce the arrival of the new Euro 6 Compliant Honda Civic Diesel at Trident Honda.

Honda has comprehensively revised its 120 PS 1.6 litre i-DTEC diesel engine for the all-new Honda Civic range.

  • Athletic response, low CO2 emissions and high real-world fuel economy
  • Friction-reducing technologies improve refinement and contribute to lower NOx emissions
  • New forged steel pistons reduce cooling loss within the engine block
  • Upgraded engine assembled at Honda UK Manufacturing in Swindon
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The widely acclaimed Urban EV - Front Side

Honda took the opportunity at its 2018 Geneva Motor Show press conference to confirm that order books for a production version of its Urban EV Concept will open in early 2019.

Speaking during Honda's 2018 Geneva motor show press conference, Senior Vice President, Honda Motor Europe, Philip Ross confirmed the news:

A production version of this highly acclaimed concept will be introduced to Europe during late 2019, and in response to the positive feedback to this model, we expect to open order banks for the Urban EV during early 2019.

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The 2019 Honda CR-V - Front Side

Honda is set to reveal the European production version of the all-new CR-V at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show. The new generation of the world's best-selling SUV* raises the bar in terms of interior quality, refinement and spaciousness - including, for the first time, the option of seven seats on petrol models.

The chassis is also the most sophisticated ever created for a CR-V, and ensures the car delivers an engaging driving experience with exemplary ride comfort, as well as genuine off-road capability.

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The Honda Breakdown Assistance App

Stuck in the middle of nowhere with a broken-down car? There’s an app for that.

The Honda Breakdown Assistance app gives you quick and easy access to the Honda Breakdown Service. If you find yourself stuck by the roadside, the app will help us to reach you quickly.

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The Honda Jazz 1.5 i-VTEC Sport

A unique blend of versatility, refinement and technology

  • Unrivalled interior space and outstanding versatility
  • New powerful and efficient 1.5 i-VTEC petrol engine
  • Bold, sporty exterior design and new Sport grade
  • Lightweight, rigid chassis delivers a dynamic driving experience
  • Comprehensive suite of advanced safety features

The 2018 Honda Jazz, the latest version of the practical and popular sub-compact hatchback, retains a unique blend of space, versatility, refinement and technology.

While the new model retains the classic Jazz silhouette, it exhibits distinctive sporty styling upgrades, including a bold new 'family face', strong character lines, and the addition of a new Sport grade.

The Jazz follows Honda's 'man maximum, machine minimum' design concept. This concept aims to achieve a compact yet highly-efficient package through maximising the space for occupants, while minimising the space utilised by the car.

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The British built Honda Civic Type R has won the coveted What Car? Hot Hatch of the Year.

Honda Civic Type R Wins What Car? Hot Hatch of the Year

  • Civic Type R excels with yet another Hot Hatch of the Year award
  • Made in Swindon, the new Civic Type R is British built and exported world wide

The British built Honda Civic Type R has won the coveted What Car? Hot Hatch of the Year.

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Honda Civic 1.5 VTEC Turbo Sport Plus Static

The Honda Civic has been victorious in the Lower Medium category of Company Car Today's inaugural CCT100 Awards.

The inaugural Company Car Today CCT100 Awards spotlight the top company car choices and give fleets the best options for their business car operations.

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Image of the 2018 Honda Jazz Sport

Honda has confirmed official fuel economy and CO2 emissions for two new 2018 models, including the upgraded Civic 1.6-litre i-DTEC, which offers fuel economy of up to 3.5 l/100km (80.7 mpg) on the NEDC test.

Comprehensive revisions to the 120 PS 1.6 i-DTEC diesel engine for the all-new Honda Civic range endow it with an outstanding combination of performance and efficiency. The improvements reduce cylinder friction, improve the efficiency of NOx conversion, and further develop the driveability of the car.

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2018 Jazz Sport 1.5-litre i-VTEC

Introducing the new Honda Jazz Sport - a unique blend of versatility, refinement and technology.

  • New powerful and efficient 1.5 i-VTEC petrol engine
  • Bold, sporty exterior design
  • Lightweight, rigid chassis delivers a dynamic driving experience
  • Comprehensive suite of advanced safety features
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2018 Civic i-DTEC Diesel Hatchback

The all-new Civic diesel exhibits best ever dynamics, refinement and sophistication

  • Sporty, sophisticated and distinctive design
  • Engineered to deliver an engaging and dynamic driving experience
  • Comprehensively revised 1.6 i-DTEC diesel engine delivers outstanding real-world efficiency and refinement
  • Retains class-leading interior space with improved usability
  • Next-generation Honda Connect delivers enhanced intuitive operation
  • Honda SENSING makes new Civic one of the safest cars in its class
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Enhanced 1.6 litre i-DTEC engine available from March 2018

Honda Confirms Pricing for New Civic Diesel Manual

  • New Honda Civic diesel will start from 20,120 OTR
  • Highly competitive PCP offers from £249 a month
  • Manual version available in dealers from February with automatic coming in early summer
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The new 2018 Honda Jazz

Honda has revealed the pricing and grades for the 2018 new-look Honda Jazz, following its successful unveil at the Frankfurt Motor Show last year.

Priced at £14,115 for the entry level S grade, the range tops out at £17,155 for the new Sport edition, which features the new 130 PS (96 kW) 1.5-litre i-VTEC engine.

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Honda Jazz at the Awards Ceremony

Honda has triumphed at the inaugural Workshop Magazine awards, picking up Car of the Year with the Jazz and the coveted Manufacturer of the Year.

Readers voting for the Jazz praised the car's logical design which makes it simple to repair. It was also noted that parts are readily available from Honda. Similarly, the manufacturer of the year was voted for by readers and Honda was commended for its efficiency and strong relationships with workshops.

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At home with the Honda Civic

Once again the Honda Civic has been awarded a coveted 5 star safety rating by Euro NCAP, following their introduction of a revised side curtain airbag.

Honda rated particularly well in respect of its safety equipment, with Euro NCAP stating:

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Civic Type R on the road

The all-new Honda Civic Type R has won the 'Best Performance Car' category in the prestigious Women's World Car of the Year Awards. These international car awards are unique in having a judging panel comprised entirely of women.

  • Thrilling hot hatch adds to its collection of awards since global launch
  • New Civic Type R is made in Swindon and exported worldwide
  • Women's World Car of the Year is the only awards voted for entirely by women
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The Honda Jazz has been named Most Reliable Small Car in What Car? magazine’s 2017 Reliability Survey, with the owners of the popular supermini reporting no faults with their car.

The survey - published in the December issue of Britain’s leading consumer automotive magazine - asked owners of 14,208 cars to ask if their cars had suffered any faults in the last 12 months.

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Computer generated design of refurbishment

Trident Honda has today announced the imminent refurbishment of their Ottershaw dealership in line with the latest Honda corporate identity.

The work will commence on Saturday (28th October) and will last approximately eight weeks, through to the end of the year. We will attempt to stay open throughout, by constructing a temporary wall to split the showroom into two halves. We will however need to close this Sunday, 29th October in order to construct the temporary wall and relocate the reception counter and sales desks.

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Honda UK has announced the addition of a new variant to the popular CR-V line up. Expected to arrive at Trident Honda from the start of November, the S Plus special edition will offer customers additional features and styling for less.

On top of the standard features, the S Plus has a dynamic and stylish appearance with the following new exterior features; body coloured front and rear aero bumpers, tailgate spoiler and stylish running boards, giving the S Plus a sporty but yet mature look.

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Today we handed over our second new 2017 Civic Type R to a delighted Mrs Sara Renshaw. An experienced car buyer, but new to Trident Honda, Mrs Renshaw was very complimentary about the service that she received from her sales executive - Paul Barnett.

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Last Thursday we were delighted to hand over our first 2017 Civic Type R, which looked absolutely stunning in Championship White. It could not have gone to a better home, as its new owner - Mr Tony Raymond, has now purchased the last three generations of Type R from Trident Honda.

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Honda is set to unveil its CR-V Hybrid Prototype at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show, previewing the brand's first ever electrified SUV powertrain available in Europe. The Hybrid Prototype also features revised styling that previews the forthcoming European specification CR-V model range. The CR-V Hybrid Prototype represents the first time that the all-new CR-V has been shown at a European motor show.

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Hot on the tails of our Civic 2017 Preview Events, on Tuesday our new Honda Civic 2017 demonstrators arrived on the transporter. Rarely has there been so much excitement over a new Civic, but the new 2017 model is definitely a special case.

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Trident Honda held a series of three VIP Preview Events yesterday for the launch of the new Honda Civic. The new events included a brief talk by a Honda representative, outlining the features of the new model, followed by an opportunity to see the car up close.

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We're delighted to report that Honda's next-generation Civic Type R has won the coveted What Car? reader award and has been named as the most eagerly anticipated car launch of 2017.

Demonstrating its huge popularity, the Type R took almost half of the votes and clinched the top spot in the poll compiled by What Car? experts and voted for by the readers.

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Commemorating the last of the current Civic Type R to come off the production line, the Black Edition is limited to the last 100 cars and Honda is expecting it to become a true collector's item, and we now have one here at Trident Honda.

The Civic Type R Black Edition features a predominantly black interior with red accents which add to the premium cabin feel, while the exterior is differentiated from the standard version by red rear wing end plates on the spoiler.

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Honda has unveiled its Cooperative Mobility Ecosystem concept at CES 2017 in Las Vegas connecting the power of artificial intelligence, robotics and big data to transform the mobility experience of the future and improve customers' quality of life. Featuring a number of prototype and concept technology demonstrations at CES, the Honda concept envisions a future where vehicles will communicate with each other and infrastructure to mitigate traffic congestion and eliminate traffic fatalities, while increasing the productivity of road users and delivering new types of in­vehicle entertainment experiences. Vehicles will create new value by providing services autonomously when not in use by their owners.

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Our most advanced and sporty Civic ever - with sculpted, aerodynamic lines and a choice of efficient, powerful engines, our new Civic delivers an engaging and spirited drive.

Completely re-designed and re-engineered, the new Civic 5 Door epitomises our innovative spirit and quest for technical excellence. The result is a car created with a unique personality and sporty soul, a car that is exciting to drive, refined, comfortable and sophisticated.

Above all, it's a car built around one vital component. You.

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The new Jazz has an updated, sportier design. All built with performance in mind.

For 2016, the Jazz is home to distinctive new styling - including a new face with a bold front grille, sculpted bumpers, and strong, sweeping lines. All round, it's a powerful new look.

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The HR-V is a five door coupe-styled SUV that combines comfort, sleek looks and top notch fuel economy. It's perfectly in sequence with your life. No wonder the Honda HR-V was the best selling small SUV of 20151, that's a big start for a small SUV.


  1. Source: JATO Dynamics (Sales period Jan. - Dec. 2015) Markets include: EU + EFTA, NAFTA, China, Japan, Brazil, Russia, India, Indonesia, Australia, Argentina, South Africa, South Korea, Thailand 

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Honda has launched a new website for Honda HFT (Hands Free Telephone). Honda HFT covers Honda vehicles sold between 2006 and 2014, with later models being fitted with the newer Honda Connect system.

This new site should be used whenever you need to check phone hardware and software compatibility with Honda HFT, it is also useful for other general information:

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The European Organisation of Consumers and Users (OCU) has carried out a survey with more than 30,000 European drivers asking about the reliability of their cars. According to this survey Honda is the most reliable brand, with users choosing the Honda Jazz as the most reliable vehicle.

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The HR-V has scooped the 2015 What Car? Car of the Year Reader Award! What a way to kick off the year! Thanks to everyone who voted.

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McLaren-Honda is delighted to announce its new driver line-up for 2015: Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button. Kevin Magnussen will remain an important part of the team, as test and reserve driver.

All three men will play crucial roles in re-establishing the ascendancy of one of global sport's most iconic unions, for McLaren and Honda have already formed one of the most dominant partnerships in motorsport history: Honda broke new ground in the 1980s by creating a turbocharged engine that was unparalleled in both its output and its efficiency. In 1988, the partnership created arguably the single most successful Formula 1 car of all time: the all-conquering McLaren-Honda MP4/4, which was driven to victory by Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost in an amazing 15 of the season's 16 grands prix.

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We're excited to announce that the blistering new 290-bhp turbocharged Civic Type-R is at last available for order.

Please visit our Civic Type-R page for more details:

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Honda's forthcoming small SUV, the HR-V, has been shortlisted for the 2015 What Car? Reader Award. Compiled by What Car? experts and voted for by readers, the shortlist features the most eagerly anticipated new models coming to the UK market in the next twelve months.

  • Honda HR-V shortlisted for What Car? Reader award
  • Small SUV among the most eagerly anticipated new cars of 2015
  • Voting open now until Monday 1st December
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Honda's franchised dealer and service network once again leads the way for retaining customers for routine servicing in the UK. Honda has held the top spot for servicing retention since 2006.

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Trident Honda were delighted to attend the annual McLaren family day on Saturday 30 August 2014, along with Honda UK - who brought with them a wonderful display of cars and bikes, as well as the 130 mph Honda Mean Mower! We greatly enjoyed the opportunity to meet many of the McLaren team and would like to thank them for making us feel so welcome.

Trident Honda has recently been appointed supplying dealer to McLaren employees, under a new agreement between Honda and McLaren, following the recent announcement that Honda is to supply McLaren F1 with engines in 2015.

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The annual Which? Car Survey has named the Honda CR-V 2.2 i-VTEC the UK's most reliable 4x4/SUV up to three years old; with zero reported breakdowns, average annual repair costs of just £10 and an overall reliability score of 98.5% over a twelve month period.

Furthermore the CR-V shone through with 0.14 faults reported, compared to 0.88 for the worst performing in its category; and 0.11 days off the road, with the worst performing recording an average 1.09 days.

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At last the Civic Tourer has arrived at Trident Honda and has already been polished and put into our showroom. Invites to our Civic Tourer Launch event this weekend are currently being sent out, and everyone seems to be unanimous in their admiration for the new model.

For more details on our three day launch event, including the event-only offer of 5 years free servicing, warranty and roadside assistance, please visit:

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The Civic Tourer is a car that everyone can get excited about. It has the best of both worlds, combining sporty, sleek looks with the practicality of spaciousness.

The Civic Tourer makes a practical but sporty design statement. The aerodynamic body creates a clean, dynamic look and the low and wide stance gives it a sporty aspect. All of which are complemented perfectly by a sleek cabin style.

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Honda has announced that a clinical research study of its Walking Assist Device has begun at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC). The Honda Walking Assist Device is worn outside of clothing and consists of a stylish frame and battery-powered compact motors designed to assist people with reduced walking ability due to injury, illness or other causes.

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A rigorous round of real-world testing dubbed the ‘MPG Marathon’ has once again underlined the impressive fuel-efficiency of the new Honda Civic 1.6 i-DTEC.

In the test of 23 cars driven by independent journalists and company car drivers on UK roads, the Civic took third place for overall mpg, behind the Ford Fiesta ECOnetic and Renault Clio Dynamique - both much smaller cars than the Honda.

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The readers of whatcar.com have cast their votes in the annual Reader Award placing Honda as the Most Trusted Car Manufacturer in the 2013 What Car? Used Car Awards.

Honda climbed the table to become the most trustworthy manufacturer to buy a used car from, thanks to great service, enjoyable customer experience, quality of the cars, the contents of approved Honda packages and overall value for money.

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Honda has revealed that the hotly anticipated new Civic Type-R will be powered by a direct injection turbocharged 2-litre engine and will deliver at least 280 PS. The car has already been put through its paces by Honda's WTCC driver Gabriele Tarquini and a film demonstrating its storming performance and handling on the Nurburgring can be viewed at:

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Do you find mowing the lawn boring? How about a 130mph lawn mower, driven by Honda BTCC champion Gordon:

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Honda has revitalised the popular British built Jazz range with a brand new variant – the ES Plus. The new ES Plus replaces the ES model and boasts a host of extra features including 16" alloy wheels, cruise control, privacy glass, driver's front armrest and leather wrapped steering wheel and gear stick.

These additional goodies are on top of the standard equipment found on the outgoing ES model and are combined with the efficient 1.4 i-VTEC engine, all from just £14,495 OTR.

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Honda has added the 1.6-litre diesel engine from the Civic hatchback to the CR-V range, and in doing so, it has created the most economical and lowest-emitting version of its family-friendly SUV.

Thus far, the most frugal CR-V has been the 2.2-litre diesel-engined model, which averages just over 50mpg and emits 149g/km, but the 1.6-litre model has that well beaten: it averages 62.8mpg and emits just 119g/km of CO2. That makes it one of the most frugal SUVs on sale today.

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Honda Hands film celebrates the curiosity of Honda engineers, which has led to some of the most successful Honda innovations over the past 65 years.

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McLaren has today, 16 May 2013, confirmed that it will form a new multi-year Formula 1 technology partnership with Honda.

From the start of the 2015 season, McLaren's Formula 1 cars will race using Honda engines and energy recovery systems, renewing an association that became one of the most successful and powerful in Formula 1 history: between 1988 and '92 McLaren and Honda won eight world championships and 44 grands prix, took 53 pole positions and set 30 fastest laps - all in just 80 grands prix.

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An all-new Honda Urban SUV Concept vehicle made its world debut at the 2013 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit. The dynamic and youthful concept hints at the styling direction of an all-new small SUV slated to launch in Japan by the end of 2013, followed by the rest of the world from 2014.

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Honda has announced the release of the Spring Edition of Honda Dream magazine, their high-quality digital addition to the popular quarterly Honda customer magazine.

The spring edition is packed with exciting stories and inspirational people. For instance, they visit a school in Slough, Berkshire to meet some of the students who have taken part in Honda's 'School of Dreams' initiative. In its fifth year, the scheme actively encourages 11 to 12-year-olds to pursue their dreams, giving them the skills and strategies to turn these into reality.

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Breaking down is a rare event indeed for a Honda, but when it happens this app could help. Available for both Android and iPhone, it gives you quick and easy access to the Honda Breakdown Service. If you've broken down, use the app to pinpoint your exact location and send it to Honda, so that they can reach you quickly.

  • Honda Breakdown & Accident Assistance: the app finds your exact location on a street level map. Information about your location is sent to Honda when you call, helping them to locate you quickly.
  • AA Roadwatch: avoid delays to your journey with live updates on traffic and roadworks. Updates are shown on a detailed street level map.
  • My Reminders: store important dates for your vehicle, like service, MOT and insurance renewal dates.
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A while ago we announced the launch of the new 1.6 litre diesel. As expected, it is now being added to the Honda Civic range. The new engine boasts 120-PS and achieves 78.5-mpg whilst emitting just 94g/km CO2 - thus qualifying it for free road tax and exemption from the London Congestion charge (subject to registration).

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Our launch events at Ottershaw and Weybridge were a great success, with much better than expected attendance, a first order and many strong enquiries. Unsurprisingly there was also strong interest in the outgoing model; driven by the spectacular CR-V Offers currently available.

Following the launch, we have now removed the launch page and published a page all about the new CR-V - which you can read below:

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Honda BTCC driver Gordon 'Flash' Shedden was crowned BTCC Driver Champion for 2012 at a rain-soaked Brands hatch yesterday. It was the first championship for a Scottish driver for 17 years and is just reward for a great man who has worked tremendously hard to achieve his dream. Matt Neal, last year's champion and fellow Honda driver came 2nd to seal a dominate victory for Honda Racing in the team trophy.

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Trident Honda is holding launch events for the new Honda CR-V 2013 on the following dates:

  • Trident Honda Ottershaw: Monday 29 October 3pm to 8pm
  • Trident Honda Weybridge: Saturday 27 October 3pm to 7pm

If you would like to attend, please Contact Us.

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Honda says investment at its UK plant in Swindon has reached £267m amid plans to ramp up production. The money will support the introduction of its new Civic and CR-V car models and a new 1.6-litre diesel engine.

The site is expected to produce 183,000 cars this year, with output forecast to rise to 250,000 within three years. About 500 workers have been recruited this year in the firm's biggest single UK investment programme for a decade, raising the total workforce to 3,500.

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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, Honda cars are the least likely to leave passengers stranded at the roadside, with just a one in 10 chance of models suffering a breakdown in any given 12-month period - an enviable record.

Chas Hallet, What Car? Editor in Chief commented:

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An excellent weekend of racing for the Honda Yuasa Racing Team saw both Matt and Flash claim victory in all three races. Great driving from the men behind the wheel saw Matt grab his two first place trophies in Race 1 and 3, and Flash claim his in Race 2. It was the team's best set of British Touring Car Championship results in 2012 and puts them in pole position in all three standings tables.

Up next is Croft on 24 June – remember to 'like' the official Honda BTCC Facebook page to keep up with all the action.

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The Honda Price Promise will match any quote, for a service, repairs, new tyres or an MOT. Bring your Honda home to the people who know it best.

Our expert technicians are all trained by Honda. They only use Honda genuine parts and they'll give your car a free health check while you're there. And best of all, we'll match any quote from any local garage.

So why not bring your Honda home?

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The British built Honda CR-V has fought off fierce competition to be crowned Most Popular 4x4 by expert motoring website http://honestjohn.co.uk. The CR-V came out on top as Google Analytics data, which analysed the number of page views for each car over the last 12 months, recognised it as the most searched for 4x4 on the site. The reliability and robustness of this British built model are just some of the qualities why users are regularly searching for this car.

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The Honda Yuasa Racing team overcame setbacks and appalling conditions to win two races at the third round of the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship at Thruxton.

The NGTC Honda Civics of Gordon Shedden and Matt Neal set the pace throughout free practice, but things went wrong in qualifying. Reigning champion Neal, who had topped the damp-but-drying session early on, crashed out, while Shedden’s pole lap was taken away due to overboosting problems with the turbo.

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An impressive video of Honda's ASIMO, running, walking backwards, hopping on one foot and even kicking a football.

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When you really excel yourself at something you not only get that deep self satisfaction that tells you that this is your best work, but also the admiration of all your peers...

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Mixed results at Donington, when championship leader Matt was spun out of the race after the pack was backed up, resulting in contact from Andrew Jordan. Gordon 'Flash' moved up from fourth to second, to defend brilliantly against a hard charging Jason Plato. After some extremely close racing, Plato nudged an angry Flash off the track on the last corner to take a provisional second place, with Flash coming home a hard fought third.

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The Honda Yuasa Racing Team kicked off its 2012 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship challenge in fine style with victory for its new Civic at the Brands Hatch season opener on Saturday 1 April.

Reigning champion Matt Neal qualified in second place and was fighting for the lead of race one when a clash between two rivals delayed him and allowed Rob Collard's BMW slip by to win. But Neal went one better in the second event, moving to the front and fighting off a challenge from rival Jason Plato after an intense battle.

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Honda Motor Europe's President, Manabu Nishimae, today announced that the 1.6-litre i-DTEC engine in the new Civic would deliver CO2 emissions of 95g/km.

The new 1.6-litre i-DTEC engine is the first drive train from Honda's new Earth Dreams Technology engine series to be introduced into Europe. It will be manufactured at Honda's UK manufacturing facility in Swindon from the end of 2012.

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The new 5 door Honda Civic has been rated one of Europe's safest cars, according to new independent crash testing results from Euro NCAP. In addition, Euro NCAP have announced that they are extending Honda's Advanced NCAP reward for its Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS) technology to include the new 2012 Civic.

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Customers can now book and enjoy an early test drive in the new 2012 Civic. To arrange, please contact our Weybridge sales team on 01932 858811, or our Ottershaw sales team on 01932 874411, or simply follow the link below:

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Our first 2012 Honda Civics have arrived, and are being prepared ready for customer demonstrations. Nearly all of the body components on the new 2012 Civic have been redesigned with particular focus on ride and handling, reduced CO2 emissions, design and interior quality, while retaining the class-leading cabin, boot space and practicality.

If you'd like to drive the new 2012 Civic, please visit our 2012 Civic page for details, or call us at Weybridge on 01932 858811 or Ottershaw on 01932 874411.

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On 9 January 2012 Acura (a division of Honda operating in the US and Canada) announced at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit that an all-new NSX supercar will be manufactured in Ohio. In addition, the new sports car will be developed in the U.S., including the Ohio Center of Honda R&D Americas, Inc. (HRA).

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Honda today starts production of the new Civic as normal production resumes at its Swindon car plant, with the creation of 500 new jobs.

During his speech to Honda Associates, Honda Motor Europe President Mr Nishimae acknowledged the workforces' resilience:

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Honda Motor Co., Ltd. will exhibit the world premiere of the EV-STER, the next-generation electric small sports concept model, at the 42nd Tokyo Motor Show 2011, which will take place at Tokyo Big Sight from Saturday December 3 through to Sunday December 11 2011.

Featuring a dynamic and innovative styling design and excellent environmental performance, the EV-STER, an electric rear-wheel-drive two-seater convertible sports car, will propose a new way to enjoy a sports type model which is unique to the electromotive mobility. The adoption of carbon materials made it possible to reduce the vehicle weight contributing to the vehicle's high driving performance and range of approximately 160km. The easy-to-operate twin-lever steering was adopted for the thorough pursuit of the joy of driving. Moreover, the new concept model enables the driver to make their own adjustments to some vehicle characteristics such as motor output and suspension settings.

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American Honda has unveiled the U.S. version of the 2012 Honda CR-V at the LA Auto Show. This fourth-generation CR-V will go on sale in America from 15 December 2011.

The European version of the fourth-generation CR-V, developed and designed specifically for the European market, will be launched in Autumn 2012 and will be produced at Honda's UK manufacturing facility in Swindon. Images and further details of the new European CR-V will be announced closer to the launch.

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Honda has announced a line-up of concepts at the Tokyo Motor Show, including concept commuter vehicles designed for easy and fun mobility, and a new sports concept, hinting at the design direction of future models.

Concept models include:

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Honda has unveiled an all-new ASIMO humanoid robot with a world-first technology allowing ASIMO to move without being controlled by an operator. With significantly improved intelligence and the physical ability to adapt to situations, ASIMO has taken another step closer to practical use in an office or public space.

Honda has also introduced a new task-performing robot arm. This experimental model was developed while applying multi-joint and posture control technologies to ASIMO. This robot arm can be controlled remotely to perform tasks in places which are difficult for people to access.

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American Honda has awarded Joe LoCicero a brand new 2012 Accord after he hit the one million mile mark in his 1990 model.

Joe's million mile journey over the past 15 years is a testament to Honda's reliability, and reinforces Honda's reputation for building rock-solid, dependable cars.

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After a four year journey of discovery for Honda's development team, the much anticipated New Honda Civic will arrive on the roads in 2012.

Trident Honda will be holding exclusive preview events for our customers and friends with attendees being the first to see the new car.

The preview nights will take place on:

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The most important area of focus throughout the development of the new 2012 Civic was safety - not just the occupants of the car but other road users too - such as pedestrians and cyclists.

Mitsuru Kariya, Civic Development Leader, explains:

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Honda has revealed prices for the new 2012 Civic will range from £16,495 OTR for the entry-level 1.4-litre 100PS i-VTEC SE and from £26,595 OTR for the top of the range Civic 2.2 i-DTEC EX GT. The car will also be available in the familiar SE, ES, EX and EX GT trim levels offering customers generous equipment as standard.

The new 2012 Civic was unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show last month and order books at Honda dealerships are now open with cars arriving in dealerships during January.

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Honda's hydrogen powered car, the FCX Clarity made a star appearance in Scotland this week (September 14th-18th) at the World Hydrogen Technologies Conference in Glasgow, at the SECC where more than 150 experts from around the world discussed the future of clean energy with hydrogen power playing a key role.

Honda's FCX Clarity is the ultimate solution to pollution free driving. It is fundamentally an electric car with hydrogen creating the electric onboard through a 'fuel cell stack'. The stack creates electricity from a reaction between hydrogen and atmospheric oxygen. This reaction has only one emission, pure water which comes out of the tailpipe in the form of vapour.

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The new Honda Civic features a distinctive new dynamic, flowing exterior design which is complemented by a high quality interior finish.

The designers of the new Civic wanted to keep the sporty and advanced elements of the car's character but tailor them to express the new model's more dynamic feel.

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One of the most exclusive and explosive hot hatches of recent years has been given an extra dose of MUGEN power.

The Honda Civic Type R MUGEN debuted in 2010 to near-universal acclaim, and a 20-strong limited edition production run of the hand-built, motorsport-derived machines went on sale to UK enthusiasts.

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Honda are delighted to announce a new Limited Edition Civic based on the Si.

The car will be known as the Si-T and feature Pioneer integrated navigation with bluetooth HFT and rear parking sensors and replaces the existing Si-T.

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Honda will unveil a cleaner, higher quality Insight hybrid at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September.

The revised 5-door hatchback will have lower CO2 emissions of 96g/km, achieved through enhanced aerodynamics and powertrain efficiency. Reduced engine friction, changes to the CVT transmission and improved air conditioning all contribute to lower fuel consumption.

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The new 2012 Honda Civic will offer a quieter and more refined driving experience to ensure comfortable journeys on all road conditions.

The development team worked hard to sharpen every detail of the design, build and aerodynamics, to optimise the interior refinement in the new Civic. The engineers spent time testing the car in Europe to tune the new Civic to suit the varying road conditions.

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The new 2012 Honda Civic will feature a cleaner, more powerful and economical diesel engine to deliver lower running costs for owners.

Improvements to Honda's 2.2-litre i-DTEC engine, coupled with a low-drag body design, mean the new 2012 Civic emits only 110 g/km of CO2 - while producing a powerful 150 PS and 350 Nm of torque.

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MUGEN of Japan has built a CR-Z MUGEN RR design concept to demonstrate MUGEN's capabilities in terms of function, style, performance and agility. The CR-Z MUGEN RR was produced by M-TEC in Japan for show purposes only and there are currently no plans for further production.

The CR-Z MUGEN RR has been created with many bespoke prototype parts, several of which are created in carbon fibre, including the bonnet, passenger doors and rear tailgate. Other features unique to the car include a full length carbon-fibre underbody, a twin central-exit exhaust, vented front bumpers and race-developed suspension. Orange 4-piston monobloc brake calipers and forged 18-inch alloy wheels both complement the vibrant Valencia Orange Pearl exterior paint work.

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A new Honda Civic that's more confident, clever and versatile makes its debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September.

The ninth generation Civic hatchback will offer stand-out looks combined with class-leading space for passengers and luggage - and will continue to deliver peace of mind with low running costs, through Honda's famed and unparalleled reliability.

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Honda has been rated the UK's most reliable manufacturer in the latest What Car? and Warranty Direct reliability study for an unprecedented sixth year in a row. The 2011 survey result reinforces Honda's reputation for building rock-solid, dependable cars you can trust.

Honda beat rivals to the top of the What Car? league table thanks to an impressively-low 9 per cent failure rate in the first 12 months. Honda dominated the top of the SUV table with the HR-V and CR-V at number one and two. Jazz and Accord both come fifth in their respective classes while Civic came third in the small hatchback category.

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Honda has released an image of the new CR-V Concept, providing the first official glimpse of styling direction. The all-new, fourth-generation CR-V is set to go on sale in the United States by the end of 2011, and in Europe in Autumn 2012.

The new CR-V Concept embraces a distinctive and bold styling direction. Compared to the previous generation, the concept model takes on a more aggressive stance with deeper sculpting of the body lines and a bolder front fascia. The lower front bumper wraps smartly upward to convey SUV capability, while the overall lower front bumper design now integrates more smoothly into the fascia for improved aerodynamics.

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The latest film in Honda's Channel 4 campaign stars Ben Hersey, a night fisherman from Devon who uses two Honda BF135 marine engines to power his boat 'Goldfish'.

This mini-documentary is the second in a series of films which explore and celebrate real-life people who use their Honda cars, ATVs, lawn mowers, generators, marine engines and motorbikes in unusual and extraordinary ways. Viewers may remember Philippa, the alpaca farmer, zipping around on her Honda ATV tending to her 100-strong herd in the first film which aired on 26 May 2011.

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More than 25,000 people soaked in the fantastic sights from the top of the Honda Eye, the 40-metre high, 24 pod ferris wheel, experiencing Goodwood as they've never seen it before.

Queues formed every day for the free-of-charge attraction before it officially opened at 9am and it continued to pull in crowds until it took its last flight on Sunday evening.

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Honda (UK)'s first foray into the world of show gardens at this year's Gardeners' World Live was a fantastic success with its beautiful 'Garden of Dreams' winning a prestigious RHS Silver medal.

The look and feel of the Garden of Dreams drew inspiration from Honda's 'Power of Dreams' philosophy and featured soft, dreamy plantings which contrasted with a dynamic, spiral pathway that lead into a contemplation pool. The pool itself was shaped like a keyhole, suggesting a portal to another place. Blue-grey painted walls and white trees and their shadows lengthened perspective, adding to the imagination of the space.

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Honda is introducing two firsts at Goodwood Festival of Speed; the Honda Eye, a 40-metre high, 24-pod giant ferris wheel and the official debut of the CR-Z MUGEN.

The Honda Eye will enable visitors to experience widespread views of the Goodwood Estate and the beautiful surrounding areas of West Sussex. The Eye will be open throughout the Festival, running in 10 minute rotations from 9am - 6pm. Car enthusiasts can queue for multiple rides on the attraction, free of charge.

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The nationwide search is on for people who use their Honda car, motorbike, lawn mower, marine engine, ATV or generator, in an extraordinary way to tell their story. It could be transforming a Civic into an ice cream van or using a Honda hedge trimmer to create outlandish creatures. Whatever the story, if it's unexpected and just a little bit daft, Honda wants to hear it.

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Cyclist Ed Clancy, gymnast Beth Tweddle, javelin thrower Goldie Sayers and swimmer Jazmin Carlin have joined with Honda (UK) to form the Power of Dreams Team to inspire others to follow their ambitions.

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Due to increased interest in used Honda cars, we urgently require quality used Honda vehicles to fulfil customer demand!

We need Honda vehicles, up to 7 years old or 60,000 miles.

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It is the intention of Honda of the UK Manufacturing Ltd (HUM) to return to their normal daily production plan during September. This follows the period of parts supply interruption and reduced production levels following the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Associates and suppliers have all made tremendous efforts during this period to make this recovery possible.

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Honda (UK) and MUGEN Euro have revealed the first official photographs of the CR-Z MUGEN - the higher-performance hybrid coupe.

Development of the supercharged Honda CR-Z is on track, with performance figures already looking promising. Early tests with a prototype car based on a standard CR-Z and a mid-tune engine have given 0-60mph times around that of the Civic Type R.

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Roadtestreports.co.uk have named the Honda Jazz Hybrid as their Car Star of the Month.

Previously selected as their Car Star back in October 2009, the Jazz earns itself a moment in the spotlight once again, mainly on the merit of becoming Honda's latest hybrid model.

Although the new Lime Green colour isn't flavour of the month, overall Road Test Reports remarks:

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Vincent Simeone and Flavia Cacace, the stars of Strictly Come Dancing, are travelling the length and breadth of Britain in style thanks to a Honda CR-V.

Honda (UK) provided the British-built SUV to transport the pair to theatres around the country to perform in their own show - Midnight Tango.

Flavia Cacace says:

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The CR-Z MUGEN is to be supercharged and deliver around 200PS. MUGEN Euro's tuned Honda CR-Z remains on course for its world debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in July.

MUGEN has revealed that the high-performance CR-Z hybrid will use a supercharger to deliver over 50 per cent more power and torque from the Honda's petrol-electric drivetrain. The tuned version of the hybrid coupe is expected to produce around 200PS, and 181lb.ft of torque, with significantly enhanced performance throughout the rev range. The car retains the Honda IMA electric motor and the original 1.5-litre i-VTEC petrol engine, which has been rebuilt to MUGEN specification with bespoke upgraded and strengthened internal components.

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Trident Honda has only one new Type-R left!

Production of the Type-Rs stopped in October 2010 so it is your last chance to buy one from Trident Honda!

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MUGEN Euro is developing a highly-tuned version of Honda's CR-Z, which will deliver Type R-like performance from the hybrid's petrol-electric powertrain - and may offer even better fuel economy. This faster, more powerful car will make its world debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in July.

The CR-Z MUGEN will feature enhancements to both the 1.5-litre i-VTEC petrol engine and the Honda IMA system to boost power and torque, while bespoke brakes and suspension will be fitted to improve the chassis dynamics.

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Honda has launched a campaign to find Britain's most talented 'makers', to promote the skills of its car building engineers in Swindon.

'Made in Britain' aims to unearth the country's highly-skilled crafters, builders, innovators and techno-gurus through a new Facebook campaign, which will offer outstanding creators 'Development Awards' worth up to £1,000.

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Back by popular demand, the new Jazz is now available with automatic Continuous Variable Transmission (CVT). It adapts seamlessly to different driving speeds, keeping the engine in the most efficient and economical power range. The performance is strong and smooth, even at low speeds, and if you're stopped on a slope the Hill Start Assist prevents you rolling backwards.

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Race-car looks are combined with high-spec interior equipment on Honda's new limited edition model, the Civic Ti. Based on the 1.4 and 1.8 i-VTEC SE variants, the Civic Ti comes with £3,700 worth of extra equipment over and above the standard model.

The 5-door Civic is inspired by this season's Honda Racing British Touring Car challenger, and is fitted with unique, 17-inch 'Pro Race' wheels from Team Dynamics, Honda's racing partner in the BTCC.

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Honda continues its tradition of creating ground-breaking advertising campaigns by introducing, for the first time ever, an App with the functionality to enable users to 'play' with a commercial using a mobile phone, in real time.

Created to celebrate the launch of the new Honda Jazz, the App uses innovative technology to allow viewers with an Apple iPhone to 'catch' animated characters as they appear on screen in Honda's new TV advert 'This Unpredictable Life'.

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The Honda Accord range has been given improvements to fuel economy, refinement and exterior design to boost its competitiveness in the corporate market.

Both the Accord Saloon and Tourer models continue to offer impressive quality and high specification, and aim to combine class-leading reliability with lower running costs.

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Honda (UK) is continuing to make new car ownership more affordable by adding three years' complimentary servicing and a range of flexible finance options to selected new cars until the end of March 2011. Honda is also easing the pain of the New Year VAT rise by absorbing the price increase for customers throughout January.

  • Pre-VAT rise prices have been held on selected models for January
  • Three years' complimentary servicing and flexible finance options available until the end of March 2011 on selected models including the sporty CR-Z hybrid
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Honda has now released their Honda ASIMO iPhone application for Android.

Walk through Honda's robot development history, from 1986 when the first robot aimed at researching bipedal walking was created, to ASIMO, Honda's latest robot. Walk to evolve your robot to ASIMO, so you can race your ASIMO around the Suzuka circuit. By completing one lap (5.8km) with ASIMO, you can compare your lap time with other players worldwide and share via Twitter and Facebook.

The application can be installed from your phone's app store or market place, or visit the following page for more details: http://world.honda.com/ASIMO/RunWithASIMO/

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The improved Honda Insight hybrid, featuring adjusted suspension to improve ride comfort and NVH levels and enhanced trim levels is now on British roads.

Prices start at £16,325 for the SE model, but with Honda's current Affordable Driving consumer offer, the hybrid is available at £14,995 OTR until the end of December, making it even more attainable - and the least expensive hybrid on the market by a mile.

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Top Gear has crowned the Honda CR-Z their 'Green Car of the Year' in the magazine's fiercely contested annual Awards. This new trophy brings the total to four awards in as many weeks for the world's first sporty hybrid.

The CR-Z's blend of sporty looks, agile handling and good fuel efficiency allowed it to deal with the bustling back streets of the Third Ring district in China to win over the judges at Top Gear.

Top Gear summed up:

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The popular Honda Jazz has been given a refresh, with a range of enhancements to both the looks and driving dynamics. The revised Jazz range, which will include a hybrid model, goes on sale in the UK on 1 February 2011, with prices starting from £11,295 for the 1.2 S model and £15,995 for the Hybrid variant in HE trim.

The challenge for Honda's engineers was to freshen and improve the car without compromising on the characteristics that make the Jazz so popular. But by enhancing the car's strongest qualities, Honda has taken the Jazz on to the next stage, producing a car with greater flexibility, better looks, increased ride comfort and improved eco credentials.

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Honda unveiled the all-new Fit (Jazz) EV Concept electric vehicle and the platform for a mid-size plug-in hybrid vehicle. Both vehicles are integral to the Honda Electric Mobility Network, the company's comprehensive approach to reducing CO2 emissions through innovative products, energy management and energy production technologies.

The Fit EV Concept hints strongly at the direction and styling for Honda's upcoming production Fit EV all-electric vehicle, which will be introduced to the US and Japan in 2012. The all-new plug-in hybrid platform showcases Honda's next-generation, two-motor hybrid technology set to debut in 2012.

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Honda will unveil an electric vehicle concept at the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show, alongside a plug-in hybrid platform that showcases the next generation of Honda hybrid technology. Video of both unveils will be streamed online.

The Honda press conference is at 13.20 (LA time) on Wednesday, 17 November (that's 21.20 in the UK).

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Honda's CR-Z - the world's first sporty hybrid - has impressed judges at Stuff magazine, Japan Car of the Year and the RAC Future Car Challenge to collect three top accolades in just seven days.

On Tuesday, the hybrid coupe beat tough international opposition to become Japan Car of the Year 2010-2011. This is the 11th time a Honda car has collected the prestigious honour - making it the most successful manufacturer in JCOTY history.

Takanobu Ito, President and CEO of Honda Motor, said:

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Honda has been named Britain's most reliable car manufacturer by the influential FN50 survey, further strengthening Honda's reputation for bullet proof reliability.

Honda beat off rivals to the top spot in the annual survey which is published by industry leading publication Fleet News. The report covers 1.5 million vehicles owned or managed by the country's 50 largest contract hire companies. Honda also featured highly in the top ten most reliable cars with the Accord and British-built Civic in second and ninth place respectively.

Graham Avent, Corporate Operations Manager at Honda (UK), commented:

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The Honda CRZ came first in the 'Most Economic and Environment Friendly Sports HEV' category at the first RAC Brighton to London Future Car Challenge on Saturday 6 November.

Entrants started the challenge from Madeira Drive in Brighton, finishing at Pall Mall in London. Cars had to be driven around the 60 mile route in reverse, and the mission was to complete the event with the least energy impact. Entries were measured in various modes for the energy used during the drive.

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ASIMO reached a huge milestone and celebrated its 10th Anniversary on 31st October. A decade ago, Honda created a humanoid robot so advanced it started a revolution in humanoid robot technology. To mark this date, dedicated Anniversary websites and films have been launched today, with new photos, videos, the story of its creation and smartphone apps.

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Three of Honda's cleanest cars will compete in the very first RAC Future Car Challenge in November. The new Honda Jazz Hybrid has been entered in the Brighton to London event, alongside the hydrogen-powered FCX Clarity fuel cell car and a sporty hybrid CR-Z.

Starting at Madeira Drive in Brighton, the Future Car Challenge uses the traditional 60 mile veteran car run route, but in reverse. The three Honda cars will be retracing the route taken by Honda Motor founder, Soichiro Honda, when he tackled the London to Brighton event in 1985.

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The British-built Honda Civic has been given a refresh with a range of cosmetic enhancements for 2011. The updates and additions are designed to enhance the striking appearance and passenger comfort of the car at no extra cost to the customer.

Production for the 2011 Honda Civic begins at the Swindon manufacturing plant in November 2010 with prices starting from £13,995 for the 1.4 Type S.

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Honda has announced that it has been presented with one of the first Euro NCAP Advanced rewards at Paris Motor Show. Honda's CMBS technology has been recognised as amongst the best safety innovations, offering research proven benefits, by Euro NCAP.

Euro NCAP Advanced is a Euro NCAP initiative in response to the rapid development of new safety technologies available when buying cars for which there is no independent assessment. Euro NCAP Advanced is open to any technical system that has a demonstrable safety benefit, whether it is primary, secondary or tertiary, as long as it is available as an option on one of the Euro NCAP tested cars and not already addressed by the current star rating.

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Making its debut at the Paris Motor Show this week, the hybrid version of the Jazz features Honda's innovative petrol-electric IMA system and retains the practical characteristics found in the supermini, while lowering emissions and improving fuel economy.

John Kingston, Government Affairs and Environment Manager, Honda (UK), explains:

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Honda will hold the first-ever takeover of Times Square in 3D technology to support the American launch of the CR-Z sport hybrid on Thursday 23 September.

The event marks the first time 3D footage will be broadcast in a public area. As a part of the takeover, Honda will run 3D CR-Z commercial footage on the Times Square HD screen and Sony will provide 3D Gran Turismo 5 racing simulators. Additionally, Maxim Magazine models will distribute copies of their special 3D October issue and Honda will sponsor a special performance from chart-topping hip-hop trio, N.E.R.D.

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Honda Racing Team stars Matt Neal and Gordon Shedden have closed in on the lead of the 2010 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship by taking a win apiece at Donington Park on Sunday. Honda has won the BTCC manufacturers' championship, beating rival Chevrolet.

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Both Honda Racing Team aces Matt Neal and Gordon Shedden are predicting a no holds barred scrap for points in the 2010 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship when the action moves to Donington Park this weekend. Neal and Shedden are in the thick of the hunt for this season's spoils and know that Sunday's three races in Leicestershire will be crucial to the title run-in.

Neal is currently second in the standings and he says that he will be absolutely flat out around the sweeps of the historic track. Neal says:

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Kit Malthouse, Deputy Mayor for Policing in London and Chair of the London Hydrogen Partnership, was among the first in the UK to drive Honda's hydrogen fuel cell car, the FCX Clarity, yesterday at City Hall in London.

Mr Malthouse, Chair of the London Hydrogen Partnership, said:

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Honda Racing team star Matt Neal has thrust himself right back into the title fight for this season's Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship after a win and a third place finish at Knockhill in Scotland on Sunday.

Neal has moved into second place in the standings after the rounds in Fife and is optimistic of reaching the title summit in the remaining six rounds of this season's competition, which continues at Donington Park on 18th and 19th September. Neal carried a full load of success ballast to notch a fourth place finish in race one. He then took his fourth victory of the year in race two before he battled to third place in the final event of the weekend. It meant he outscored all his rivals over the three events and has edged closer to the top of the chase for the coveted crown.

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A hybrid version of Honda's much-loved Jazz will make its world debut at the Paris Motor Show in September, bringing lower emissions and improved fuel economy to the practical supermini.

The introduction of Honda's petrol-electric IMA system to the Jazz, makes the car the world's first B-segment hybrid.

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The most reliable cars sold in the UK are made by Japanese brands, according to the latest Warranty Direct and What Car? survey.

For the fifth year Honda topped the annual car reliability study, with just 7 per cent requiring repairs in a 12 month period.

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Britain's 'greenest' car is the Honda Insight with the 'least green' car being the 8.0 litre Dodge SRT-10, according to the Environmental Transport Association (ETA). It calculates that a year's driving in the Dodge emits the same amount of carbon dioxide emissions as is absorbed by 322 mature trees - the equivalent of an acre of oak forest. The ETA examined over 1,300 models of car currently on sale in Britain and compared their power, emissions, fuel efficiency and the amount of noise they produce to create a definitive guide to buying the 'greenest' vehicle.

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The biggest vehicle reliability survey in the country has named the Honda Civic as the most reliable car. The survey, which quizzed the country's largest fleet operators who between them run more than a million vehicles, saw the Civic take top position from its nearest rival the BMW 3 Series.

Honda and BMW were the only two carmakers on the leaderboard, which revealed that Honda made three of the top five most reliable cars and BMW the remaining two.

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The first British-built Honda jazz has rolled off the production line in Swindon.

European production of the Jazz has shifted from Japan to the UK as Honda aims to produce particular models in the continent where they are most popular. More than 70,000 Jazz cars are sold in Europe each year.

David Hodgetts, Director of Honda of the UK Manufacturing in Swindon, said:

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With the Government's scrappage scheme pushing more small cars onto the road, insurance specialist Warranty Direct has revealed the Honda Jazz as one of the most reliable Superminis on the road.

According to data compiled from Warranty Direct's 50,000 UK policies on 4-7 year old cars, only one in 10 of the diminutive Jazz models will break down in the average year.

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Official pictures have been released of the Honda CR-Z concept, the first hybrid with seriously sporting pretensions.

Honda is set to unveil it at this year's Tokyo motor show in late October and, despite the 'concept' tag, Honda sources say that it's nine-tenths production ready and will be in UK showrooms by the summer of 2010.

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Honda is testing reaction to a future rival for the Ford S-Max with a new hybrid concept called the Honda Skydeck.

The sleek MPV is likely to replace the FR-V for Europe, although it has a more conventional three rows of seats instead of the previous car's two benches. The car's proportions are only slightly smaller than those of the Ford, and it is substantially larger than the FR-V in all but width.

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Official pictures have been released of the new Honda CR-V, which will go on sale in January 2010.

The car will be available with Honda's 2.2-litre i-DTEC engine, which was launched in the Accord last year, for the first time. It produces 148bhp and 258lb ft of torque. It can also be mated to either a manual gearbox or a new, five-speed automatic unit.

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Honda has launched its new Accord Crosstour for the North American market. According to Honda, the saloon/SUV crossover mixes car-like ride quality and refinement, with a SUV-style raised ride height and driving position. Styling changes over the regular Accord include a more pronounced front grille, large C-pillars and an aggressively-styled rear end.

Erik Berkman, vice president of American Honda Motor Company, said:

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The Honda Insight has been rated one of the UK's safest cars, setting the benchmark for hybrid cars, according to the new independent crash testing results from Euro NCAP.

The Insight is in good company, with the Jazz, Civic and Accord all awarded the maximum five star rating since the introduction of the new rating scheme.

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Honda could be set to launch an all-electric city car at the Tokyo motor show in October, according to reports in Japan.

Honda has long favoured hydrogen fuel-cell technology over all-electric cars, but it could be forced into adopting electric technology due to the slow set-up and huge cost of hydrogen networks around the world.

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This is the first picture of the facelifted Honda CR-V, which will go on sale in Europe next year.

The picture was leaked on to the internet by a Japanese Honda website, which also revealed the car will be unveiled on 17 September.

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Honda has released a special edition Civic Si, which comes with a smattering of sporty add-ons.

The Si grade only applies to the five-door Civic and covers all engine variants. The package includes colour-coded bumpers, front foglights, a Type-R-style mesh grille and dark chrome door handles and fuel cap.

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Honda is pushing ahead with its plans to begin mass-production of its hydrogen fuel-cell-powered FCX Clarity, despite the slow take-up of hydrogen technology.

In the U.S, a key market for hydrogen technology, the Obama administration has publicly backed electric car technology and has consistently distanced itself from creating a hydrogen network.

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Honda Civic Type Rs are to be exported from the UK to Japan from next year. The three-door will be called the Type-R Euro to distinguish it from the four-door Type-R Civics on sale in Japan and will be sold in limited numbers.

The cars are built at Honda's plant in Swindon.

A Honda spokesman said:

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The new Honda Accord has been named as the UK's most reliable car in this year's Which? car survey, it was announced today. The car achieved a reliability score of 99%, one of the highest scores ever achieved; closely followed by the new Honda Jazz in second place with a score of 98%.

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Automotive insurance company Warranty Direct has unveiled its manufacturer reliability index of the most dependable used cars (3-6 years old) for 2009.

Warranty Direct studied the reliability and cost of repair of 250 of the most popular models during the last 12 months. A total of 30 manufacturers from a database of 50,000 policies were analysed.

Honda claimed top spot as the brand least likely to break down with fellow Far East manufacturers Mazda, Toyota, Subaru, Nissan and Mitsubishi close behind in the Top 10.

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Honda's new CEO, Takanobu Ito, has announced plans to begin sales of the CR-Z hybrid car in Japan in February 2010. Ito also mentioned that details of a UK release date for the new hybrid will be announced towards the end of 2009.

The Honda CR-Z is the company's sportiest hybrid model yet, with Honda giving it more power and performance than the Insight in a bid to improve the image of hybrids.

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Honda has announced that its FR-V MPV is to be phased out this year. Production of the six-seater will be stopped this summer, with the last Honda FR-V expected to roll off the Japanese Suzuka production line in August.

Honda does not intend to replace the FR-V; the company says it will be able to cover the market with the Insight and Jazz.

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Car Comparator is a fantastic industry leading new tool, available via the Honda website, which allows you to see just how well Honda cars compare against other manufacturers.

It allows you to compare any car on the market for not only price and specification, but other variables including Power, Torque, CO2 emissions, MPG, Annual driver BIK tax, Insurance group and VED band.

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Honda has scored top marks in the What Car?/JD Power Vehicle Ownership Satisfaction Survey 2009. Following on from its 5-star success in 2008 Honda have again triumphed, with an overall score of 81.7%.

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Mugen Motorsports, Honda's tuning division, is set to release a hardcore Civic Type RR later this year - heralding plans to enhance Honda's entire model range.

Based on the high-revving three-door UK-spec Civic Type-R, the Type RR features a 240bhp engine and track-focused cabin. It is expected to look a lot like the original Civic Type-R concept, revealed in 2006.

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The Honda Insight has been named Green Car of the Year 2009 by the Environmental Transport Association (ETA).

The ETA examined over 1300 models of car currently on sale in Britain and compared their power, emissions, fuel efficiency and even the amount of noise they produce to create a definitive guide to buying the greenest vehicle.

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The New Honda Jazz has been rated one of Europe's safest cars, setting the benchmark for the supermini class, according to the new independent crash testing results from Euro NCAP.

Euro NCAP's new rating scheme focuses on the vehicle's overall safety performance which gives consumers an easy to understand single score. The new system considers occupant protection in frontal, side, pole and rear impacts, child protection, pedestrian protection and the availability of driver aids. The Honda Jazz has been awarded the maximum 5-star rating which follows on from the 5 star results achieved by both the Honda Civic and the Honda Accord.

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TOKYO, Japan, May 11, 2009 - Honda Motor Co., Ltd. today announced that Insight ranked as the industry's best-selling car among new vehicle registrations* in Japan for the month of April 2009, with sales of 10,481 units (source: Japan Automobile Dealers Association). It is the first time in history for a hybrid model to be the industry's best selling vehicle in Japan for any monthly sales period.

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Honda's Insight is the first hybrid to become the top-selling vehicle in Japan. The car clinched the top sales spot for April, with the Japanese car maker shifting 10,481 units to the home market.

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Honda (UK) has confirmed that it will participate in the UK car scrappage scheme, which starts on Monday 18th May. The UK car industry has put considerable pressure on the government to introduce a scheme to encourage new car purchases and help support UK dealers and manufacturers.

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Honda's FCX Clarity hydrogen fuel cell car has been announced as the World Green Car at the New York International Auto Show.

The FCX Clarity was chosen from an initial entry list of 22 contenders nominated by 59 World Car jurors from 25 countries throughout the world and is the second time Honda has won the award with the Civic Hybrid receiving the same honour in 2006.

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Trident Honda are pleased to announce we are now able to offer test drives in the fantastic new Honda Insight hybrid car.

The original Honda Insight, launched in 1999, was the pioneer of hybrid technology in Europe. The new Insight breaks new ground by providing all the environmental and economical benefits of a hybrid, plus it sells for several thousand pounds below the Toyota Prius. At the same time, the new hybrid should match or exceed the fuel economy of the Prius.

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This teaser photo shows how Honda's BMW X6 rival will look. The crossover concept, which will be sold under Honda's Acura banner in the US, will be unveiled at the New York Auto Show in April.

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Following on from recent press reports, we thought you would be interested in the following facts:

  • Honda has NOT closed its factory in Swindon for good
  • Honda has NOT made job losses and has NOT introduced a voluntary redundancy scheme
  • Honda is fully committed to manufacturing in the UK and to date, has invested £1.38 billion in the manufacturing operation at Swindon
  • Honda is NOT stockpiling cars destined for UK customers
  • Honda is by no means the worst affected in the industry, in fact Honda is one of the few motor manufacturers still in profit
  • Honda is fiercely independent and does not accept Government handouts
  • Honda has NOT requested or received any Government funds to aid operations, anywhere in the world, even during these unprecedented times
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Honda has today announced the prices of the all-new and highly anticipated Honda Insight. Prices for what is the world's most affordable hybrid are confirmed as follows:

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TOKYO, Japan - Honda announced that global sales of Honda hybrid vehicles passed the 300,000-unit mark on a cumulative basis at the end of January 2009, since the introduction of the first-generation Insight in November 1999.

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Honda will unveil its first hot diesel, in the shape of the new Honda Accord Type S, at the Geneva motor show in March, the company has announced.

The Honda Accord Type S will use the same 2.2-litre diesel engine as the standard car, but tweaked to produce an extra 22lb ft of torque and 29bhp more. The power gain is achieved through the use of a larger intercooler and changes to the turbocharger and cylinder head.

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Honda has been voted the best manufacturer for customer service, according to a recent survey.

The UK Customer Satisfaction Index (UKCSI) surveyed 24,000 people who voted for companies in a variety of different sectors including retail, leisure, finance and utilities.

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Honda welcomes any Government measures aimed at stimulating the UK car market. In particular, we welcome Government support for the automotive supply chain and the skills and training initiatives. As an independent company, Honda's policy is not to request or receive any direct financial support from the Government. For Honda's UK manufacturing operation at Swindon, our plans remain on course to retain our people, their skills and return to full production in June.

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Trident Honda are delighted to announce a new variant to the highly acclaimed Honda S2000 model line up, marking the end of production for the award winning sports car.

The Honda S2000 GT Edition 100 is limited to 100 units and has the following unique features;

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A newcomer to the Honda stable, set to be badged the Honda CUV, has been spotted on the roads. The newcomer blends the all-terrain benefits of a 4x4 with the practicality of an estate, and proves Honda is toughening up to take on the Audi Allroad and Volvo XC70.

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Honda has revealed a range of accessories for the new Insight. The exterior pack brings a sporty bodykit, chrome B-pillars and Crystal design alloy wheels.

Interior upgrades include ambient lighting for the footwells and centre console, as well as a Honda-branded portable sat-nav that mounts to the dash. Further details and prices will be available later in the year.

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Honda has announced that it will discontinue production of the S-2000 sports car by the end of June 2009. The S-2000 is still a highly respected sportscar, and this truly marks the end-of-an-era. It is believed that the credit crunch, the moving environmental goals, and the eagerly anticipated launch of the hybrid Honda CR-Z have combined to bring about the demise of the S-2000.

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Read how Autoexpress got on with their first drive of the forthcoming Honda Insight:

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The restructuring of Honda's new model programme that led to the death of the new Honda NSX is much more extensive than previously thought. Honda is completely dismantling its plans for the next two years as it attempts to deal with the decline in new car sales across the world.

Among the casualties of Honda's rethink are a range of rear-wheel-drive cars to be sold under the Acura brand, a proposed V8 engine, a successor to the Honda S2000 and a convertible based on the forthcoming Honda CR-Z coupé.

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Official pictures of the UK-spec Honda Insight hybrid have leaked onto the web ahead of this weekend's Detroit motor show.

The UK version of Honda's new 'affordable hybrid' differs only slightly from the production-ready US model unveiled at the end of last year, with new clear indicator lenses and conventional round fog lights.

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Honda will be boosting its hybrid line-up in 2010 with a petrol-electric Jazz.

The world's first hybrid supermini will be powered by the same mechanicals as the forthcoming Insight hatchback.

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Honda has cancelled the new NSX as part of a radical restructuring of its car making business. The V10-engined supercar, which was a direct challenge to Ferrari and Porsche, would have been the most powerful production car that the company had ever produced.

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On 26 November 2008, Honda's new Accord achieved the first three star pedestrian test rating for the Large Family class in the latest Euro NCAP crash test results published. In addition, the Accord has the best overall performance for combined safety in this class with 5 star adult protection, 4 star child protection and 3 star pedestrian protection.

Ken Keir, Senior Vice President of Honda Motor Europe said:

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Honda is pulling out of Formula One, blaming the world economic crisis for plans to sell its team. The decision leaves Englishman Jenson Button and 2009 team-mate Rubens Barrichello without drives, with only a few mid-ranking seats still available.

Honda, which spent more than £300m a year on F1, said it would also no longer supply the sport with engines.

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This is the first picture of the production-ready Honda Insight hybrid due to be shown at the Detroit motor show next month.

Very little has changed from the Insight Concept shown at the Paris motor show. The striking front grille of the show car has been toned down, with the distinctive LED light clusters replaced by more conventional units.

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Trident Weybridge is delighted to have been given responsibility for Cobham and its environs, by Honda, including:

  • Cobham
  • Downside
  • Martyr's Green
  • Stoke D'Abernon

Whilst Trident Honda is delighted to welcome customers from any area, this is a recognition by Honda of Trident Weybridge's outstanding customer care.

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Back in May (we've only just come across this news), Honda Asimo was the unlikely conductor at the Detroit Symphony Orchestra in the United States. The performance was met with enthusiastic shouts from the audience as it took a final bow.

Read more on ASIMO website Watch on You Tube

An amazing technical feat by Honda.

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The Accord i-DTEC automatic will go on sale in January 2009 priced from £22,400. Honda will launch its first automatic transmission for a diesel engine in 2009, with the new gearbox featuring in the Accord.

The Japanese manufacturer expects automatic transmission in the Accord to appeal to a new segment of customers, particularly in the corporate market, where it considers high mileage user choosers often will only consider an automatic transmission.

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The Championship White Edition of the Civic Type R is a highly anticipated addition to the line-up and will continue to build the reputation of Type R.

The Championship White Edition combines design and performance enhancements over a standard Civic Type R

Changes include:

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Honda has announced a new system to encourage economical driving. Unveiled at the Los Angeles motor show, the Ecological Drive Assist System will make its debut in the new Insight saloon, which goes on sale in spring next year.

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Honda has revealed a ground-breaking hydrogen-powered FC Sport concept at the Los Angeles motor show.

The three-seat coupe concept car explores the flexibility of the Japanese brand's 'V Flow' hydrogen fuel cell technology. Until now, the emissions-free system has only been used in the FCX Clarity saloon.

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Honda has again scored top points in the 2008 What Car?/JD Power Customer Satisfaction Survey.

This year's survey asked 16,301 car owners for their verdicts on the service they got from their dealers. The five-star result was a unanimous seal of approval, with all those surveyed giving the thumbs-up, whether they had a Jazz supermini or a CR-V 4x4.

The overall star rating comprises ratings in five categories: Service Initiation, Service Adviser, Dealer Facilities, Picking Up and Service Quality.

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Honda America has announced that three southern California motor retailers will comprise its first fuel cell dealer network in the world. Power Honda Costa Mesa, Honda of Santa Monica and Scott Robinson Honda in Torrance have been selected as each is located in close proximity to hydrogen refueling stations and will be well-positioned to support Honda's growing base of customers of its FCX Clarity hydrogen fuel cell car.

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Honda plans to boost its hybrid car sales with the launch of a new accessibly priced model next year, which it expects to sell 200,000 units of annually. The announcement came from Honda Motor Co CEO Takeo Fukui's mid-year address. The company will seek to further accelerate its hybrid sales by introducing a hybrid based on its Honda CR-Z, a new Civic Hybrid and the addition of a Jazz Hybrid model. With all four of these models, Honda expects combined annual sales of its hybrid models to reach 500,000 units.

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Honda has done exceptionally well in the JD Power/What Car? 2008 UK Customer Satisfaction Index Study. In addition to ranking overall as one of the top three brands, it also picked up the greatest number of model segment awards - finishing in the top three in no fewer than five model categories.

Unsurprisingly the Honda Jazz picked up the crown for small cars; Honda Civic came third in the lower-medium segment; Honda CR-V was rated the top SUV.

Well done Honda!

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Honda's Swindon factory was on of the UK's biggest inward investment projects. Honda has invested almost £2 billion in the factory, which has helped transform the industrial base of Swindon as a whole. Swindon produced the one millionth Civic in November last year and has just produced its two millionth British Honda in February this year.

Ken Keir, Managing Director Honda UK and Senior Vice President Honda Motor Europe, says:

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The Civic Type R has been named Top Gear Hot Hatch of the Year. The award was presented by Jeremy Clarkson to Bernard Bradley, General Manager - Cars, at the Top Gear Awards dinner in London on Thursday 10 January.

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Honda unveiled the Honda FCX Clarity fuel cell vehicle at the Los Angeles Auto Show, announcing plans to begin limited retail marketing of the vehicle in the US, starting summer 2008.

Tetsuo Iwamura - American Honda president and CEO - said:

The FCX Clarity is a shining symbol of the progress we've made with fuel cell vehicles

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Honda UK Manufacturing Limited (HUM) celebrated a major milestone on Friday November 9th with the production of the millionth Swindon-built Civic, further underlining Honda's long term confidence in UK manufacturing and Swindon.

Civic production began on September 19, 1994 and in that first year just 6,652 Civics were produced. This year, HUM will produce 138,792 Civic cars.

David Hodgetts, HUM Director, said:

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Honda shows new Honda CR-Z concept car at Tokyo Motor Show.

CR-Z stands for Compact Renaissance Zero - an expression intended to capture the idea of a renaissance in the design of compact cars that begins anew from fundamentals. This design research model of a lightweight hybrid sports car features advanced technologies that deliver enjoyable driving for all while reducing the vehicle's environmental footprint.

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Honda shows new Honda PUYO concept car at Tokyo Motor Show. PUYO is a Japanese word that embodies the tactile traits of this unique car. PUYO is meant to convey all that is warm and friendly, and put a smile on the face of users and pedestrians.

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Today, Honda presents its Accord Tourer Concept at the Frankfurt Motor Show 2007. For those that couldn't make the show, images of the sporty and sleek-looking car are now available.

The Accord Tourer Concept gives an indication of the design direction for the next generation Accord - on sale in the UK from mid-2008. Its wider, lower look signals a more sporty styling approach. Innovative chassis technology will deliver an involving driving experience without compromising ride comfort.

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Also making its Motor Show debut is Honda's next generation clean diesel engine - the i-DTEC.

Honda's development programme for the i-DTEC engine - which uses world-first technology to reduce emissions to a level equal to that of a petrol engine - continues to motor ahead.

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Honda will be presenting the world debut of an exciting Accord Tourer Concept at the forthcoming 2007 Frankfurt motor show. A press conference will be held on the Honda stand in Hall 5 on the first Press Day, 11th September, between 13.15 and 13.45.

The Accord Tourer Concept will give a strong indication of the design direction of the all-new generation Accord Tourer set to debut in mid-2008 and its wider, lower look signals a more sporty, more emotional styling approach. This will be matched by a range of advanced, low emissions engines and innovative new chassis technology that will deliver exceptional handling without compromising ride comfort.

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A high-spec, Sat Nav-equipped version of the Civic Hybrid has been launched by Honda (UK) to meet customer demand.

The Civic Hybrid EX is now available to order from authorised Honda dealers, with the first customers due to receive cars in November. The EX also features leather upholstery and Honda's Hands Free Telephone (HFT) equipment, which uses Bluetooth technology to allow mobile phone calls to be made safely on the move.

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Honda has practically swept the board in this year's Which? Car reliability survey, the biggest-ever owner satisfaction survey in the UK with almost 100,000 cars rated. The Honda Jazz is the most reliable new car, with a rating of 96 per cent. More than 1,300 owners confirmed it rarely lets them down – cementing its reputation as the number one for dependable motoring.

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Britain's SUV buyers are making greener choices in the showroom, according to latest industry sales figures. Cars like Honda's CR-V are selling better than ever, as they offer a cleaner, smaller alternative to the traditional 4x4 stereotype.

Despite negative public feeling towards 4x4s – that influenced a drop of 4% in the sector – sales of the low emissions CR-V increased by 28 per cent over the first six months of the year (11,665 cars to the end of June 2007 versus 9,086 for the same period last year) – and the Honda continues to top the charts as the UK's favourite SUV.

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FASHIONABLE homeware supplier Ikea is taking on 50 Civic petrol/electric hybrids and plans to replace all its company cars with the model. Further deliveries of the four-door hybrid Civic will be made next year. The cars are understood to be replacing Skodas and the total switch to these models is being claimed as a UK corporate first. Honda's environment manager John Kingston said the Civic hybrid was:

… really taking off in the corporate sector where firms want to be seen to be green

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Two new versions of the Accord will be launched in September to help Honda battle for honours in the competitive D-sector saloon market. Follow this link for details:

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For the second year running Honda has achieved second place overall in the J D Power Survey, scoring highly across all four categories - vehicle quality and reliability, vehicle appeal, service satisfaction and ownership costs.

The latest results mean Honda has appeared in the top five spot for the past five surveys. The Jazz yet again finished first in its class, making it four years in a row and an unbroken record since Jazz was first included in the 2004 results. The Jazz also finished third in the overall model ranking table, making it Honda's highest achieving model to appear.

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HONDA IS promising a further hybrid model into the UK within the next two years. At the same time it will also bring a small number of the FCX fuel cell car around the same time.

We will have a more financially accessible hybrid available by 2009. We have no idea of the size of the hybrid market right now, we just know that right now we can't meet demand,

commented UK managing director, Ken Kier.

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For the first time ever, Honda (UK) has sold over 100,000 cars in a year – an achievement that illustrates the considerable growth of the company over the past two decades.

Honda (UK) Car Sales Milestones (financial year):

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Trident Honda has launched a new Honda ASIMO web-page:

  • Honda ASIMO
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The Environmental Transport Association named the hybrid as the overall winner for the second year in a row and also as the winner of the family car category.

Unsurprisingly, the list of most polluting cars was dominated by models from the sports luxury sector. Lamborghini took the bottom two places with its Diablo Roadster and Murcielago Roadster models. The Ferrari Supermerica was rated as the third most polluting.

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In the latest ranking from the Union of Concerned Scientists, the US pressure group, the Japanese brand topped the table for the fourth time in a row.

It narrowly beat Toyota, which was commended for making cuts in global warming pollution. Hyundai-Kia was placed third, followed by Nissan and Volkswagen. The US car-makers fared poorly with Ford in sixth place ahead of General Motors and Daimler-Chrysler, which was ranked as the least environmentally friendly manufacturer.

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HONDA IS supplying ammunition to drivers of its 4x4s in the first concerted effort by a car-maker to combat the growing antagonism towards gas-guzzlers.

The Swindon maker is to send a letter and stickers to all new customers of the new CR-V to help them defend themselves from 4x4 detractors. It is a direct response to concerned Honda customers asking for help, says the car-maker.

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The Small Hybrid Sports Concept is a compact sports car that features advanced hybrid technology – proving stylish design and driving enjoyment can be combined with low environmental impact. It was designed by Honda R&D Europe, based in Offenbach, Germany.

it will take hybrids into mainstream motoring

John Kingston, Environmental Manager, Honda UK.

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FOR THE third consecutive year, the Honda S2000 has been voted by 56,000 Top Gear magazine readers as their favourite car, with the Honda Jazz being voted the second best.

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Honda has given a glimpse of its plans for the replacement Acura NSX, at the 2007 North American International Auto Show at Detroit, with their Advanced Sports Car Concept. The dynamically styled concept provides a preview of the design direction for the successor to the Acura NSX.

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Honda's compact MPV - which features six seats arranged in two rows of three - has a new engine line-up and a series of exterior and interior changes for 2007. For more details please visit our Honda website:

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Trident Honda has included details of Honda Happiness on its website, including the option of registering for Honda Happiness with Trident Honda.

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The new Civic Type S is available for order now for delivery in 2007. For more details, please visit our Honda Civic Type S webpage:

  • Honda Civic Type S
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Honda has launched the new Honda 2007 CR-V. Dramatically different from the outgoing 2006 model, the new CR-V is much more a road-car. For more details, please visit our Honda website:

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Honda was the most reliable and affordable manufacturer. Land Rover finished bottom of the makers' list, a repeat of last year's result.

The survey of 111 models revealed that Japanese manufacturers top the charts again with Honda keeping hold of its number one position. The Honda Accord, which was top, was built in Britain, and the Honda Civic, which finished runner up, was also constructed in the UK.

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Trident Honda is delighted to announce that it has been awarded the new Legend franchise by Honda. Trident Honda's Managing Director, Richard Roberts, says:

Having driven the new Honda Legend, I was astonished at the new levels of technology being employed and delighted that this has been achieved without detracting from the driver's enjoyment. We are greatly looking forward to welcoming the Legend to Trident Honda and to our customers.

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THE BIGGEST fleet deal for hybrid cars has been placed by the London Metropolitan Police.

The force has ordered 117 Honda Civic Hybrids which are being leased through the Lex 'Emergency Services VT fleet'.

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Honda has announced its intention to enter the light aircraft market. The car maker plans on taking its first orders in the autumn for its HondaJet, which is designed as a five-passenger private aircraft. Honda is setting up a company in the US to launch the Jet and has formed an alliance with aviation manufacturer Piper Aircraft to collaborate on sales and service.

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Trident Honda has released details of Honda's impressive new Honda Legend, and has purchased a new domain name to access it directly:

  • http://www.TheHondaLegend.co.uk/

Update: The Honda Legend is no longer available in the UK and the above website has now been ceased.

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Honda has developed a plant-based material to be used as a fabric in car interiors. The new fabric offsets all CO2 emissions produced during the disposal stage of the car, through the CO2 absorption that occurs naturally during the growth of the plants that are used as raw materials.

The new fabric will be first introduced into Honda's new fuel cell vehicle, the Honda FCX, which will be launched within the next three years. Honda says that the fabric could be used for seat surfaces as well as for the interior surfaces of the car.

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Honda's S-2000 has come out on top for the second year running in the Auto Express Drive Power 2006 reliability survey. The study, which reveals the best and worst cars in the UK according to over 46,000 motorists, gave the S-2000 a satisfaction rating of 92.6%, beating off competition from the brand's other models the Accord and Jazz.

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Honda has revealed more information on Honda FCX at the Geneva International Motor Show.

Another pointer to the direction of Honda's passenger car development is provided by the FCX Concept. This is more than a technology test bed and the advanced fuel cell technology is clothed in a stylish, dynamic bodyshell that offers outstanding space and in-cabin comfort.

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Honda unveils the new Civic Type R Concept at Geneva International Motor Show.

With a level of success way beyond Honda's initial expectations, the Civic Type R which ended production last year proved a smash hit among those seeking the thrills of a sporty, high performance car, yet still delivering a strong dose of practicality, and all at an affordable price.

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Honda debuts new Honda Legend at Geneva International Motor Show. With effortless performance and innovative technology, Honda's flagship saloon becomes available during the summer across Europe and offers a powerful combination of luxury and effortless driving performance.

The 295 PS 3.5 litre VTEC engined Legend is equipped as standard with an array of advanced technology designed to enhance relaxation, safety and the overall driving experience.

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Despite a declining market in 2005, Honda bucked the market with a 7.8% increase in sales volume, ahead of all competitors except BMW.

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Trident Ottershaw joins the World of Honda

Trident Garages is well known locally as a long-established family business, with dealerships in Ottershaw and Weybridge. The Trident name has long been associated with MG Rover; but, after 42-years, it is all change at Trident Honda, as the last of its MG Rover dealerships, based at Ottershaw, has now joined the World of Honda.

We visited Trident Ottershaw as the last of the Honda signs were being erected, and there was a real buzz amongst the staff. The showroom looked thoroughly modern, following its renovation last year, with additional design touches now being introduced by Honda.

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