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2021 Honda Ridgeline begins shipping on February 2

2021 Honda Ridgeline begins shipping on February 2

Honda has announced that the redesigned Ridgeline pickup will land at Honda dealerships starting on February 2. For 2021, the Ridgeline has an all-new exterior that looks more rugged and truck-like than past models. While the exterior is completely redone, the truck still comes with a standard V-6 engine, fully independent suspension, and standard torque-vectoring all-wheel drive.

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Ford and FCA forced to idle plants due to semiconductor shortage

Ford and FCA forced to idle plants due to semiconductor shortage

A new report is making the rounds that Ford and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles have been forced to idle some production facilities due to a shortage of semiconductors. Ford has idled the Louisville Assembly Plant in Kentucky for a week, with plant managers taking a down period from later in the year to compensate. Meanwhile, FCA has idled its Brampton facility in Ontario, Canada, and one other site.

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Honda shows off its slick concepts for the 2021 Tokyo Auto

Honda shows off its slick concepts for the 2021 Tokyo Auto

One of the coolest things about the annual Tokyo Auto Salon are the slick concept cars that manufacturers show off at the event. For 2021, the Tokyo Auto Salon is a fully digital event but that hasn't stopped the cool cars from being unveiled. Honda is showing off a pair of highly customized vehicles, including a customized Fit and an N-Van Custom.

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Honda updates 2021 Goldwing and CRF sports bike with new features

Honda updates 2021 Goldwing and CRF sports bike with new features

The 2021 Honda Goldwing and the new CRF dual-sport bike are receiving a couple of updates for the new year. The Goldwing is one of the best luxury-touring motorcycles in the industry, while the CRF remains a perennial top seller with its agile performance and dual-sport DNA. Honda is upping the ante by giving both motorcycles better features and a host of performance upgrades.

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Honda’s innovative Kurumaku air filter can literally destroy COVID-19 droplets

Honda’s innovative Kurumaku air filter can literally destroy COVID-19 droplets

Honda has come up with an obvious solution to protect car owners from COVID-19 infection. In a new press release, Honda Japan is introducing its latest Kurumaku cabin air filter. This new antiviral add-on not only catches coronavirus droplets inside the cabin, but the filter surface can damage and destroy COVID-19 virus cells in the process.

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Honda made a guardian angel robot to help kids avoid road accidents

Honda made a guardian angel robot to help kids avoid road accidents

Honda has designed a tiny robot to perch on kids' shoulders and help them avoid road accidents, with the Ropot tapping ADAS tech and ideas from the automaker's cars. Described as a "traffic safety advice robot" the cute little digital guardian is packed with sensors but relies on simple communication to make children more aware of potential hazards.

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2021 Honda N-One minicar goes on sale in Japan

2021 Honda N-One minicar goes on sale in Japan

Honda’s second-gen N-One minicar (Kei car) is now on sale in Japan. According to the Japanese carmaker, the all-new N-One is available at Honda dealerships across Japan beginning November 20, 2020.

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2022 Honda Civic revealed – Sedan, Hatchback, Si and Type R promised

2022 Honda Civic revealed – Sedan, Hatchback, Si and Type R promised

Honda is previewing the new 2022 Civic, which is set to arrive in sedan, hatchback, Si, and most importantly Civic Type R forms from next year. The 11th generation of the automaker's best-seller, it's a complete redesign that - at least in the prototype Civic sedan form shown today - borrows styling cues from the more grown-up Accord.

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Honda will launch a Level 3 autonomous car in the next six months

Honda will launch a Level 3 autonomous car in the next six months

Honda is planning to launch a Level 3 self-driving car within the next six months, though the autonomous vehicle isn't intended for US roads. It's a rare entrant into the misunderstood middle-ground of driverless technology, where cars are able to take over in certain conditions but not all the time.

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2021 Honda Accord Hybrid First Drive – Green prestige not piety

2021 Honda Accord Hybrid First Drive – Green prestige not piety

It's lucky that the 2021 Honda Accord Hybrid has "HYBRID" badges on its trunk and fenders, else you'd be forgiven for not knowing it was electrified at all. Then again, hybrid subtlety is part of the new Accord's charm, positioning the technology not so much as the green option, but the more premium, sophisticated pick of the sedan range.

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2021 Honda Odyssey JDM model gets outward extending seats

2021 Honda Odyssey JDM model gets outward extending seats

The 2021 U.S.-spec Honda Odyssey debuted a few months ago with a boatload of new safety tech. But across the pond, the JDM (Japan Domestic Market) Odyssey has a couple of new features up its sleeve. Honda’s people carrier is now boasting a new fascia along with nifty outward extending seats.

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2021 Honda Civic sedan loses manual gearbox option

2021 Honda Civic sedan loses manual gearbox option

If you’re pining for a 2021 Honda Civic sedan with a standard six-speed manual gearbox, you’re out of luck. Apparently, the Civic sedan is ditching its manual transmission for 2021, which means all Civic sedan models will come with a standard CVT automatic transmission.

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