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2022 Honda Step WGN minivan is a sad reminder of what we’re missing

2022 Honda Step WGN minivan is a sad reminder of what we’re missing

Japanese automaker Honda has released a few details about its 2022 Step WGN minivan. The first-gen Step WGN debuted at the 1995 Tokyo Auto Show and featured Civic underpinnings, a single rear sliding door, and seating for eight occupants. However, the newest sixth-gen variant is longer, taller, and broader than its predecessors without altering its compact footprint.

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Bizarre issue in Honda vehicles leaves the clock stuck in 2002

Bizarre issue in Honda vehicles leaves the clock stuck in 2002

Owners of various Honda and Acura vehicles that have integrated GPS systems have encountered a strange problem that began on New Year's Day. The issue is that clocks on vehicles impacted by the bug are stuck in the year 2002. Reports indicate the clock issue affects Honda and Acura vehicles from model year 2004 up to model year 2012.

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Honda Shogo is an electric ride-on toy made for kids in hospitals

Honda Shogo is an electric ride-on toy made for kids in hospitals

Honda has revealed a new electric ride-on toy called the Shogo. It's more than just a plaything like the ride-on toys parents can pick up for children at the store. Instead, it's a ride-on toy specifically designed to bring a bit of happiness to very sick and hospitalized children. Honda engineers designed Shogo to reduce the stress and anxiety for kids and families during a hospital stay.

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Honda cars are getting a side-hustle

Honda cars are getting a side-hustle

The Honda Research Institute is working with the Ohio Department of Transportation in developing its proprietary road condition monitoring system. This new technology helps evaluate road conditions and detect road hazards by utilizing the built-in sensors and cameras from existing Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) driving aids in current Honda and Acura vehicles.

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2022 Honda Passport goes upmarket with one monster price hike

2022 Honda Passport goes upmarket with one monster price hike

This winter, the redesigned 2022 Honda Passport is arriving at dealerships with a significant price hike. The base Sport trim from the outgoing model is gone for 2022, making way for the new base EX-L trim with standard front-wheel drive (AWD remains a $2,100 option).

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Ford and Honda hit with major recalls over brake and hood issues

Ford and Honda hit with major recalls over brake and hood issues

The automotive world is no stranger to significant recalls on various vehicles for different reasons. Recently, Ford confirmed that it recalled almost 115,000 Escape and Bronco Sport SUVs. Those two SUVs look vastly different but are built on the same platform. The recall comes after a government audit uncovered a potential problem with how the vehicles brake in an emergency.

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2022 Honda Civic Si First Drive: Much more than nostalgia

2022 Honda Civic Si First Drive: Much more than nostalgia

Every automaker in recent years has been keen to repackage our nostalgia for classic sports cars for a new generation. The resurgence in throwback styling, the revival of long-discontinued nameplates, the callbacks to brand heritage on and off the track - they all acknowledge that we miss the long-gone days of fun, affordable cars that could commute five days a week and carve canyons on the weekends. And, with the Gen X’ers that grew up idolizing the sports icons of the 80s finally possessing the cash - or credit - to dictate new model offerings, manufacturers at last have an incentive to bring back the days of yore.

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Honda Autonomous Work Vehicles went to work at a solar construction site

Honda Autonomous Work Vehicles went to work at a solar construction site

Honda has announced that it has teamed up with construction firm Black & Veatch to test its second-generation prototype Honda Autonomous Work Vehicles (AWV). The autonomous vehicle is working at a large-scale solar energy construction site and has successfully performed a range of functions. The construction company is operating Honda AWVs and validating the performance and suitability for use in multiple construction scenarios.

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Auto industry sees increased demand despite shortages

Auto industry sees increased demand despite shortages

The pandemic is impacting industries worldwide, particularly those that rely on high-tech microchips for their products. With pandemic-related shutdowns, the supply of microchips is low, something hitting the automotive industry particularly hard. All automotive manufacturers are seeing pandemic-related shortages of microchips, leading some to cease production of certain vehicle models or produce the vehicles without critical components that need microchips.

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2022 Honda Civic Si prices start at $28,315

2022 Honda Civic Si prices start at $28,315

The 2022 Honda Civic Si is shaping up to be the performance bargain of the year at first glance. With prices starting at $28,315 (including $1,015 destination charges) for the base Si trim, the Civic Si is about $7,000 more than a standard Civic sedan and about $5k dearer than a Civic Hatchback.

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Honda is showcasing Civic Si race cars and overlanding trucks at SEMA

Honda is showcasing Civic Si race cars and overlanding trucks at SEMA

Japanese automaker Honda is heading to this year’s Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) trade show with a collection of Civic Si race cars and a few overlanding off-road vehicles. It includes the all-new Honda Performance Development (HPD) race car prototype for the Touring Car competition and a Civic Si racing car for the 25 Hours of Thunderhill endurance race.

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The 2022 Honda Civic Si aims right for the sweet-spot

The 2022 Honda Civic Si aims right for the sweet-spot

Honda promised something hotter from the 11th Gen Civic line, and the 2022 Civic Si is just that. Taking the well-received Civic Sedan, and then pumping in some extra performance, it should bridge the gap between now and the new Civic Type R expected to launch sometime next year - and be more affordable than that car, too.

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