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    First Drive: 2015 Honda Fit
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    The last time we left our subcompact hero, the plucky Honda Fit was getting a bit long in the tooth. But the second-generation model was still holding its own rather well, and for the enthusiast on a tight budget who wanted it all, it remained the car of record in its class. If you desired an ...

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    Quick Spin: 2015 Honda Civic Type R prototype
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    With a name like Earth Dreams, you'd be forgiven for assuming that Honda's new family of turbocharged VTEC engines is more about environmental credentials than performance. And to a large degree they are – particularly in 1.0- and 1.5-liter forms. But the 2.0 is another beast ...

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    Official: 2015 Honda Civic Type R revealed [w/video]
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    Earlier today, we told you how Honda has revealed a trio of new turbocharged VTEC engines, including the one that will be used in the 2015 Civic Type R. That's the winged, Batmobile-esque creature seen here. Ahead of a formal introduction at the Tokyo Motor Show, Honda is flaunting its new Civic ...

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    Official: Honda reveals three new turbo VTEC engines, including Civic Type R 2.0L
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    It's fair to say that in recent years, Honda has been viewed as a laggard when it comes to engine and gearbox development, seemingly missing the boat on direct-injection, forced-induction and high gear-count transmissions, among other things. But under its Earth Dreams banner, the Japanese ...

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    Report: Honda Civic poised to get new Earth Dreams engines
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    When Honda executed its emergency refresh of the Civic for 2013, it didn't do any massive powertrain reworking. But that doesn't mean new things aren't already in the works for Honda's compact. According to Automotive News, Honda has confirmed that it will offer the Civic with a new Earth Dreams ...

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    Official: Honda unveils new diesel for overseas Civic... will it come here?
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    Honda has indeed been promoting its new Earth Dreams family of fuel efficient engines, and with good reason. The next generation of the Japanese automaker's powerplants are said to deliver more power with less consumption. You can't go wrong there. So it has greatly piqued our interest that ...

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    Official: Honda yanks sheet off 2013 Crosstour, adds lower base price [w/video]
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    The Honda Crosstour has been something of an automotive whatcha-ma-call-it. Buyers have found it hard to identify what the high-riding wagon is all about, and so have we. Honda even started out by calling it the Accord Crosstour, and then changed its name to help give it more of its own identity. ...

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    Official: Honda previews trio of hybrid systems for different driving characteristics
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    Looking to make up some much-needed ground to Toyota and Ford in the world of hybrid vehicles, Honda is introducing a new and more advanced gas-electric architecture called Honda Sport Hybrid. The system may arrive as a direct replacement to the aging Integrated Motor Assist series, and it's ...

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    Podcast: Autoblog Podcast #296
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    2013 Range Rover, Bentley to drop 6.75-liter V8, Honda Earth Dreams Episode #296 of the Autoblog Podcast is here, and this week Dan Roth, Alex Nunez and George Kennedy talk about the coming wave of Bentley diesels and hybrids now that the 6.75-liter V8 is being wound down, along with talk of ...

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    Official: 2013 Honda Accord production fires up with Earth Dreams power
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    Production of the "Earth Dreams" powertrains that will slot into the 2013 Honda Accord got underway at the Japanese automaker's Anna Engine and Honda Transmission Mfg. plants last week, and both facilities have begun feeding engines and gearboxes to the Marysville, Ohio, assembly lines where the ...

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    Report: Honda Accord, Fit and Pilot to receive Dreamy new engines, CVTs
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    Honda is set to unveil its new "Earth Dreams" family of engines, and while the lineup will make its debut in the all-new Accord, the more efficient powertrains are poised to spread throughout the lineup. According to an Automotive News report, the direct-injected, dual overhead cam ...

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    Official: Honda plan calls for best fuel economy in every segment within three years
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    Regardless of what we may think of Honda's current styling direction or the excitement level of its latest models, we have the utmost respect for the automaker's engineering talent. So, when Honda sets itself a goal to achieve "top-of-industry fuel efficiency in every vehicle class within three ...

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