CRZ debuts at Tokyo Auto Show
October, the 41st annual Tokyo Motor Show had the rare opportunity to showcase Honda's latest hybrid gem, the CR-Z concept, which was the second concept version of the new, sporty hybrid coupe.
Though the vehicle displayed at the show was a global concept with a rear seat, the North American version arriving in mid 2010 will be slightly different. A sporty, 2-seat hybrid, sans rear seats, will provide drivers a different, more Americanized driving experience.
The production version of the Honda CR-Z will make its world debut at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January 2010, joining fellow models like the Civic Hybrid and Insight as Honda's newest and sportiest hybrid in the line.
TSX sport wagon
Tired of driving your TSX sedan? Wishing you could turn it in to something with a little more wagon? You're in luck! Acura recently announced the addition of a TSX sport wagon to its 2011 vehicle lineup. Starting in fall of 2010, you'll be able to pick one of these up and fulfill your wildest wagon fantasies.
The sport wagon will be based on the TSX sedan, and will feature the same balanced performance, advanced technology, and bold styling as its predecessors, with a twist. No more stopping the car to get things out of the trunk - with this wagon, the only thing standing between you and your precious trunk-worthy gear is the backseat.
Drivers can expect the TSX sport wagon to include all of the wonderful technological goodies and spirited drivability that make the TSX a hit.
Type R Japan
Honda recently announced their plans to begin sales of a very limited number of the Civic Type R Euro, the premium sports model with a distinctive form and increased performance that could only be forged on snooty, curvy European roads.
2,010 units will be available for sale in Japan-so if you haven't booked a flight, camped out, and secured your place in line for the sale, you probably won't get your hands on one. Don't despair though, you can still look at pictures of this beauty-and if you're really, really lucky you might stumble upon one for sale on craigslist-but don't hold your breath.
The Civic Type R Euro is a premium sports model built for those who enjoy exciting driving performance together with a refined ride. It delivers supple handling and exhilarating, prodigious output over a wide range.
Equipped with a specially designed, 2.0-liter naturally aspirated engine paired with a responsive six-speed manual transmission, the Type R Euro features a lighter, more rigid body shell, specially tuned suspension, and 18-inch wheels.
Custom components enhance the body's already outstanding aerodynamic form, while interior features including a custom 3-spoke, small-diameter, leather-wrapped steering wheel, aluminum ball-type shift knob, and Honda R spec seats.
What it costs - 2010 Acura ZDX
The all-new 2010 ZDX four-door sports coupe is set to go on-sale at Acura dealerships December 15-so get in line, come up with $45,495, and drive one off the lot-or upgrade your ZDX with one of the sweet technology packages Acura offers for a little extra scratch. Besides, if you're spending 45K on your car, what's an extra couple thousand anyways?
The oh-so-sweet ZDX with Technology Package will add an extra five grand to the price tag, but check out all the bonus stuff you get: Acura Navigation System with Voice Recognition, AcuraLink Real-Time Traffic with Traffic Rerouting, AcuraLink Real-Time Weather with radar image maps, and a full VGA display screen with multi-view rear camera are just a few of the upgrades you can score with this package-all for only $49,995.
But if the Technology Package isn't enough for you, the Advance Package will only run you an extra seven grand, and adds premium technologies like a blind spot information system, Adaptive Cruise Control, Collision Mitigating Braking System, heated and ventilated front seats with Milano Premium Leather seating surfaces, premium brushed tricot headliner material, and a sport steering wheel.
Mugen Accessories for the 2010 Accord Sedan
Just when you thought your new Accord would be forced to live without the fashionable Mugen parts that so many other models get to wear, Honda decided to make a complete line of Mugen accessories available for the 2010 Accord Sedan, available for sale through authorized dealers.
Just a few of the Mugen accessories for the 2010 Accord will include: 18-inch alloy wheels, front sports grille, front under-spoiler, side spoiler, rear under-spoiler, sports floor mats, machined aluminum oil filler cap, and a distinctive front emblem. All parts will come color-matched to one of five popular Accord sedan colors: Polished Metal Metallic, Crystal Black Pearl, Alabaster Silver Metallic, White Diamond Pearl, and Taffeta White.
So don't sweat it, your Accord can now be as cool as its Honda brethren, sporting the latest in Mugen accessories-and color-matched nonetheless.