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Honda's sportiest cars can be made sportier, and better-looking.

The Type R gets a bunch of carbon fiber trim.

Ownership

Even with gas at or near $2 a gallon, there are many reasons to own a small, economical car.

Recalls

Honda and Acura will recall over 2 million models in the US to give them new driver side airbag inflators.

Recalls

Honda is recalling over 25,000 units of the 2015-16 Fit LX sans sunroof over an incorrectly manufactured rear grab handle that could rupture the side curtain airbag. The issue affects less than one third of Fits from these model years.

Recalls

Honda is recalling over 143,000 examples of the 2014-2015 Civic and 2015 Fit to fix a problem that could lead to the CVT's drive pulley shaft breaking.

Recalls

Honda is recalling 17,800 units of the 2015 Fit in the US to replace their ignition coils.

Official

Wards Auto has named its best cabins of 2015, ditching last year's high-dollar vehicles for far more attainable offerings.

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Lower Cost Is Only Available For Used EVs, Or Extensions

Honda says it will drop the price of the Fit EV to $199 per month, but the deal is only good for used models or extending current leases.

Geneva

The Honda Fit gets jazzed up for European customers, and makes its debut at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show.

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Honda shows off the 2015 Jazz, a carbon copy of the 'concept' shown at the 2014 Paris Motor Show. Riding on the new B-segment platform, it's lighter and stronger than before, more roomy inside with more features, and gets a 1.3-liter VTEC engine with 101 horsepower.

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Honda paired the all-new, 2015 Fit's IIHS Top Safety Pick award with a five-star rating in NHTSA's NCAP testing.

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Honda is displaying a heap of customized Fit hatchbacks at this week's SEMA in Las Vegas. Nine of the modded little econoboxes are on the floor showing off wildly divergent takes on the Japanese automaker's most affordable offering. The company has reason to celebrate the new vehicle, too, because it's been dubbed this year's "Hottest Sport Compact" award at the event.

Report

Generally, the best policy in life is to admit when you're wrong and just accept the consequences. However, that attitude generally seems to be a bit less common in the world of business – at least without some government or legal prodding. So, it's especially surprising to learn that top Honda executives in Japan are taking a pay cut for the next three months following the fifth recall of the Fit Hybrid (pictured above) in the last 12 months.

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Short List Includes Audi A3 TDI, BMW i3, Chevy Impala Bi-Fuel, Honda Fit, VW Golf

The 2015 edition of the Green Car of the Year award is following right in the footsteps of previous years with a variety of alt-fuel powertrains making the just-announced finalists list. You've got your plug-in vehicle (the BMW i3), your compressed natural gas (the Chevy Impala Bi-Fuel), your high-efficiency diesel (the Audi A3 TDI), your 40+ mile-per-gallon gas engine (the Honda Fit) and, finally, a car that can do a little bit of everything (the VW Golf).

Paris

Another auto show, another Honda "prototype." The brand has made something of a habit of showing very thinly veiled production models at the world's auto shows, ranging from the Accord, to the Civic and Civic Type-R, as well as the CR-V. And yes, this is far from the first time we've railed against this particular trend (it's not even the first time at this auto show). Now, it's time to preview the production-ready Jazz, known to American consumers as the recently released Fit.

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The quirky, utilitarian little hatchback that we know as the Honda Fit in the US carries the more melodious Jazz name in Europe. And while the newest Fit is already on sale in our market, folks are still waiting for it across the pond. Honda is unveiling its new Jazz Prototype to the 2014 Paris Motor Show in October, and it's nearly identical to what is currently on sale in North America. In fact, it's hard to image Honda changing much from this "prototype" before launching it for Europeans.

Podcast

2015 Volvo XC90, Land Rover Discovery Sport, Subaru WRX Hatch Spy Shots

Episode #395 of the Autoblog Podcast is here, and this week, Dan Roth, Steven Ewing, and Brandon Turkus talk about the 2015 Volvo XC90, the Land Rover Discovery Sport, and spy shots of what could be a Subaru WRX hatchback. We start with what's in the garage and finish up with some of your questions, and for those of you who hung with us live on our UStream channel, thanks for taking the time. Check out the rundown below with times for topics, and you can follow along down below with our Q&A.