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: CIVIC FOUR DOOR SALOON COMING TO UK MARKET

Happy days here at MotorMartin Towers as Honda UK has today announced the four door saloon version of the Civic is coming to the UK market. Built in Turkey, Honda UK have confirmed to MotorMartin that the Civic saloon will be available in both petrol and diesel powertrains and will be in dealer forecourts from August. The petrol version will be the 1.0 i-VTEC available on the Civic hatchback since launch and comes with either the CVT or manual transmission. The 1.6 i-DTEC diesel powertrain was launched earlier this year in the hatchback and will be available with the same … Continue reading News: CIVIC FOUR DOOR SALOON COMING TO UK MARKET

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: PJ JACOBSEN GRADUATES TO WORLDSBK CHAMPIONSHIP WITH TRIPLEM HONDA WSBK TEAM IN 2018

As the build up to the 2018 World Superbike Championship continues, the all new #MotorMartinRacing desk has become rather inundated with exciting team and testing news. Indeed Honda have sent confirmation that Patrick ‘PJ’ Jacobsen will race the CBR1000RR Fireblade SP2 for the TripleM Honda WSBK Team in the 2018 FIM Superbike World Championship. After several years racing at the front of the field in the World Supersport championship, the 24-year-old American is ready to make his debut in the prestigious class by becoming the standard-bearer of Honda’s new satellite team in the series. It’s been explained to MotorMartin that … Continue reading News: PJ JACOBSEN GRADUATES TO WORLDSBK CHAMPIONSHIP WITH TRIPLEM HONDA WSBK TEAM IN 2018

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 CB1000R AND AFRICA TWIN ADVENTURE SPORTS SET FOR UK DEBUT AT MOTORCYCLE LIVE

Honda has confirmed to MotorMartin that its stunning, café racer-inspired new CB1000R and expedition-ready Africa Twin Adventure Sports models will be on display at Motorcycle Live – the first time the bikes will have been seen in the UK. Arriving straight from their global unveilings at EICMA in Milan, Honda say that the CB1000R and Africa Twin Adventure Sports are part of a show line-up that includes five new machines, two extensively upgraded bikes and two icons, reborn as concepts for 2018. Africa Twin Adventure Sports has a 5.4 litre larger fuel tank than the CRF1000L Africa Twin itself. Plus, … Continue reading News: HONDA CB1000R AND AFRICA TWIN ADVENTURE SPORTS SET FOR UK DEBUT AT MOTORCYCLE LIVE

News: DAN LINFOOT AND JASON O’HALLORAN TO REMAIN WITH HONDA RACING FOR THE 2018 BRITISH SUPERBIKE CHAMPIONSHIP

Honda (UK) have shared with MotorMartin that they are pleased to announce that Dan Linfoot and Jason O’Halloran will remain with the Honda Racing squad for the 2018 British Superbike Championship, once again spearheading the team’s assault on the series aboard the all-new Fireblade.  It’s been explained to MotorMartin that the decision to keep both riders, is a unique set-up in the British Superbike paddock as 2018 will mark Jason’s 11th year as an official Honda rider, his eighth with Honda UK, and for Dan the new season will be his fourth consecutive year with the Honda team.  2017 was … Continue reading News: DAN LINFOOT AND JASON O’HALLORAN TO REMAIN WITH HONDA RACING FOR THE 2018 BRITISH SUPERBIKE CHAMPIONSHIP

News: CB4 ‘INTERCEPTOR’ CONCEPT ADDS FUTURISTIC EXTRA DIMENSION TO HONDA’S EICMA LINE-UP 

Honda have shared with MotorMartin that their 2017 stand at EICMA will again feature a Design Studio area show-casing the design work of Honda’s R&D facility in Rome. This year’s exhibit, Honda say, is the CB4 ‘Interceptor’ – the result of ongoing research around the ‘Neo Sports Café’ design theme which first bore fruit in the ‘CB4 Concept’ shown at EICMA in 2015. The new concept model adds an evocative ‘Sport Endurance’ tone to the original design language of the CB4 Concept, creating a new perspective on the world of the Café Racer, on which the series is based.  The … Continue reading News: CB4 ‘INTERCEPTOR’ CONCEPT ADDS FUTURISTIC EXTRA DIMENSION TO HONDA’S EICMA LINE-UP 

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 FIREBLADE NAMED MCN BEST SPORTSBIKE

It gives all of us up here on the top floor of MotorMartin Towers great pleasure to announce that Honda’s CBR1000RR Fireblade SP has been named Sportsbike of the Year at the prestigious MCN Awards. MCN have shared with MotorMartin that, launched to critical acclaim earlier this year, the Fireblade SP is one of three all-new variants of Honda’s flagship super sport bike, sitting atop the Honda range, alongside the standard CBR1000RR Fireblade and limited edition, road legal homologation special, Fireblade SP2 – of which only 39 will come to the UK this year. Landing in showrooms on the 25th … Continue reading News: HONDA FIREBLADE NAMED MCN BEST SPORTSBIKE