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Honda Promises More Power and Better Fuel Efficiency from Future Engines

Honda trails competitors whose vehicles are equipped with engines that mesh good performance and high fuel economy ratings. Honda hopes to lead the pack in this area with its new “Earth Dreams Technology.” In a statement, Honda says its main targets include new gasoline and compact diesel engines, a new continuously variable transmission, a new two-motor hybrid system, an electric SH-AWD hybrid system and a new electric powertrain for electric vehicles. With these systems, Honda says one if its main ... continue reading»

Tags: News, Honda, Fuel Economy, Earth Dreams Technology

Honda Civic Natural Gas Named 2012 Green Car of the Year

Green Car Journal awarded its Green Car of the Year Award to the 2012 Honda Civic Natural Gas at the Los Angeles Auto Show this week. The natural gas-powered Civic is the only factory-built car in the United States to run on the alternative fuel, Honda says in a press release. The recipient of the award must be a significant entry in the market and have “newness” and “quantifiable environmental achievement,” Green Car Journal says in a statement. Other contenders ... continue reading»

Tags: Alternative Fuels, Honda Civic, Chevrolet Volt, Ford Focus Electric, Honda, Model News, Honda Civic Natural Gas, Mitsubishi i, Toyota Prius v, Volkswagen Passat TDI, LA Auto Show

Honda Ridgeline Receives Updates for 2012

Despite rumors of its demise after the 2011 model year, the Honda Ridgeline will be with us for at least another year, and for 2012, receives a few exterior tweaks, better fuel economy and a new trim level. In addition to a new Honda Ridgeline Sport model, upgrades to Honda’s sport utility truck “for 2012 include a refreshed grille design, aerodynamic improvements, friction reduction measures in the engine and a new EPA fuel rating of 15/21/17 city ... continue reading»

Tags: Honda Ridgeline, Honda, Sport Utility Trucks, Model News

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