News: HONDA CIVIC IS TRIUMPHANT AT THE CCT100 AWARDS

Honda UK have shared with MotorMartin recently the news that they are celebrating another successful year at the Company Car Today Top 100 (CCT100) Awards, with their Civic achieving first place in the ‘Lower Medium Car of the Year’ category, … Continue reading News: HONDA CIVIC IS TRIUMPHANT AT THE CCT100 AWARDS

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News: HONDA CIVIC TYPE R WINS WHAT CAR? HOT HATCH OF THE YEAR

After a short drive last year, it’s really rather easy to understand why the British built Honda Civic Type R has won the coveted What Car? Hot Hatch of the Year, the reason? It’s bloody brilliant! First unveiled as a surprise entry prototype at the Paris Motor Show at the end of September 2016, the mass production version Civic Type went on sale last summer. Available for under £300 a month, the Civic Type R has a top speed of 169mph and can do the 0-62mph sprint in just 5.7 seconds. The power comes from the 2.0-litre VTEC TURBO engine … Continue reading News: HONDA CIVIC TYPE R WINS WHAT CAR? HOT HATCH OF THE YEAR

News: CIVIC TYPE R WINS BBC TOPGEAR MAGAZINE CAR OF THE YEAR

News has just arrived up on the top floor of MotorMartin Towers that the Honda Civic Type R has triumphed in the coveted BBC TopGear magazine Car of the Year awards, taking a hat-trick of honours. Picking up the hot hatch of the year, international editors’ car of the year and then going on to claim the overall prize, car of the year. Blimey! It’s been explained to MotorMartin that the awards issue of BBC TopGear Magazine is their annual celebration of the very best cars of the year. As the world’s largest monthly car magazine, this year their awards … Continue reading News: CIVIC TYPE R WINS BBC TOPGEAR MAGAZINE CAR OF THE YEAR

News: HONDA JAZZ AWARDED MOST RELIABLE SMALL CAR IN WHAT CAR? 2017 RELIABILITY SURVEY 

Honda have shared with MotorMartin recently that their impressive Honda Jazz has been named Most Reliable Small Car in What Car? magazine’s 2017 Reliability Survey, with the owners of the popular supermini reporting no faults with their car. What Car? have explained to MotorMartin that the survey – published in the December issue of Britain’s leading consumer automotive magazine – asked owners of 14,208 cars to ask if their cars had suffered any faults in the last 12 months. These were classified into 14 groups: battery, bodywork, brakes, engine electrics, exhaust, exterior lights, fuel system, gearbox/clutch, interior trim, non-engine electrics, … Continue reading News: HONDA JAZZ AWARDED MOST RELIABLE SMALL CAR IN WHAT CAR? 2017 RELIABILITY SURVEY 

News: HONDA CELEBRATES 25 YEARS OF FIREBLADE AND TYPE R

With an important anniversary such as this, regarding such iconic machines as the Fireblade and Type R, the decision has been taken to publish the following in full. Enjoy. 2017 marks the 25th anniversary of Honda’s iconic racers for the roads: Fireblade and Type R. Both unleashed to the world in 1992, the two performance brands would reach new highs in their respective classes and take the Honda brand to legendary status.  Celebrating a quarter century of Fireblade and Type R at Rockingham this week, Honda UK gave a select group of guests the chance to ride the new CBR1000RR … Continue reading News: HONDA CELEBRATES 25 YEARS OF FIREBLADE AND TYPE R

News: RECORD-HOLDING CIVIC TOURER MAKES ONE LAST JOURNEY… TO THE BRITISH MOTOR MUSEUM

Over the last few years, fuel economy has become a much more important part of the consumer’s car buying decision with all of the major manufacturers investing heavily to increase this aspect of a car’s design. This makes cars like the record-holding Honda Civic Tourer below, a car which embarked on an epic road trip across Europe to prove its real-world fuel economy, even more important and impressive. So much so that it has made one last journey… to the British Motor Museum in Gaydon, Warwickshire. Honda have shared with MotorMartin that their British-built fuel-sipping Civic currently holds the Guinness … Continue reading News: RECORD-HOLDING CIVIC TOURER MAKES ONE LAST JOURNEY… TO THE BRITISH MOTOR MUSEUM

News: HONDA LAUNCHES CIVIC TYPE R BLACK EDITION TO COMMEMORATE LAST 100

It wasn’t long ago that MotorMartin looked into the exciting history behind the birth of the Honda Civic Type R in, 1997 Honda Civic Type R: Take It Easy On Me, which highlighted what a leap forward the original really was. Fast, stylish and practical, the Civic Type R is popular amongst those that enjoy the practicality of a family hatchback yet demand the visceral thrills provided by something much faster. So when Honda sent the following through to MotorMartin Towers there was much excitement and celebration amongst those of us that still enjoy the reputation and driving ability of … Continue reading News: HONDA LAUNCHES CIVIC TYPE R BLACK EDITION TO COMMEMORATE LAST 100

News: HONDA REACHES 100 MILLION WORLDWIDE AUTOMOBILE PRODUCTION MILESTONE

Whether it’s their cars or motorcycles, Honda have always had a deserved reputation of both engineering excellence and an enviable build quality that threads through all of their vehicles. It really comes as no surprise to MotorMartin that due to the publics’ knowledge and understanding of Honda cars they have been purchasing them in their droves since the very first production automobile from Honda, the T360 mini pick-up truck, which went on sale in August 1963. MotorMartin was pleased then to receive the following good news up on the top floor of the Towers when Honda Motor Co., Ltd. recently … Continue reading News: HONDA REACHES 100 MILLION WORLDWIDE AUTOMOBILE PRODUCTION MILESTONE

News: 2017 BRITISH-BUILT CIVIC TYPE R SHORTLISTED FOR WHAT CAR? READER AWARD

It’s been a bit Honda centric here at MotorMartin Towers recently, what with Blacktopmedia‘s #HondaHappening week, the Civic and Jazz winning awards and the rather excellent feedback that the current Civic Type R is receiving from all areas of print and digital media. And now the Honda theme is set to continue as MotorMartin has been informed that the British-built Honda Civic Type R has been shortlisted for the coveted What Car? reader award and is among the most eagerly anticipated car launches of 2017. Made in Swindon and expected in showrooms in the latter half of 2017, Honda have … Continue reading News: 2017 BRITISH-BUILT CIVIC TYPE R SHORTLISTED FOR WHAT CAR? READER AWARD

News: DOUBLE AWARDS FOR HONDA FROM THE WORLD’S LEADING FEMALE EXPERTS

As regular readers will know, MotorMartin does enjoy an award, any award to be fair, as it confirms to the recipients and their customers, all that is going right with their products and better than all of their competitors in a particular field. So when Honda confirmed with MotorMartin that they had recently scooped two awards at the 2016 Women’s World Car of the Year, this was news that certainly needed to be put out their and celebrated.  And when MotorMartin discovered that the company was the only brand to win twice, with the Honda Jazz and Civic both scooping … Continue reading News: DOUBLE AWARDS FOR HONDA FROM THE WORLD’S LEADING FEMALE EXPERTS