First drive: 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack [Review]

September 21, 2016 0

Americans love utility vehicles, which is a bit of the problem for Volkswagen. While most full-line automakers have several SUVs to choose from, VW has just two; the ancient Tiguan and the expensive Touareg.
New SUVs are on the way for VW — including an all-new Tiguan and a yet-to-be-named three-row … read more

2016 – 2017 Honda HR-V

September 20, 2016 0

Most of you are probably already familiar with the Honda Fit, the five-door subcompact that’s available nationwide with a puny, 1.5-liter four-pot under the hood. What you might not be aware of is that the automaker also builds a crossover on the same underpinnings. It’s dubbed the Vezel and has … read more

Honda Australia forecasts massive 2017 growth

August 25, 2016 0

Honda Australia has forecast huge growth in 2017 on the back of the new Civic sedan and hatch line-up, and the much improved next-generation CR-V medium SUV.
The company’s local director Stephen Collins this week stated his aim to achieve 50,000 sales next year, around 20 per cent more than is expected … read more

Could Honda go back to the future?

August 25, 2016 0

Honda Australia says it and a number of other “advanced” markets around the globe are pushing for the development of a greater array of sporty cars, potentially even a revival of iconic coupes such as the Prelude and Integra.
Why is this of note? While there’s nothing locked away in the immediate … read more

Gearbox wars: Honda patents 11-speed triple-clutch unit

August 24, 2016 0

Honda has registered a patent in Japan for a new type of triple-clutch gearbox, with 11 speeds. It’s a new automatic transmission that is aimed at improving efficiency even over modern dual-clutch gearboxes.
The patent description, spotted by AutoGuide, notes that the gearbox will allow “speed change … read more

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