It’s big Honda news to have the 2015 Honda Civic Type R unveiled at the Geneva Auto Show…we’re just sad that it won’t be sold in the United States.
But, that’s no reason not celebrate the “brilliance” of the 2015 Honda Civic Type R, especially because some of its components may turn up in the new Honda CR-Z.
While the look of 2015 Honda Civic Type R is certainly striking, the writers at Motor Authority were especially struck by its performance: “We recently drove a prototype, complete with Honda’s new direct-injected and turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, and found it to be absolutely brilliant. The engine also comes with Honda’s VTEC variable valve timing and should deliver at least 280 horsepower in production form.”
Check out the article linked above for more pictures and video about the new 2015 Honda Civic Type R.
We read about a lot of really cool gadgets and features automobile manufactures put in their vehicles, so it takes a lot to get us a THIS excited about what Honda put in the new Honda Odyssey. Any guesses? Ok, we’ll tell you because we just can’t keep it to ourselves any longer:
We know, we know. It sounds rather lame until you pause to think about how wonderful it would really be to have a vacuum right there in your car!
We all know you have arrived at adulthood when you started getting excited about things like new appliances, new socks, and other ‘mundane’ items. Equally so, you know you have arrived at parenthood when you are driving around in a minivan, which by many accounts is not so exciting (unless it’s the Honda Odyssey, which can really move). However, Honda has managed to combine the seemingly not so cool minivan with excitement over seemingly mundane things and made REALLY cool and functional feature.
And it’s not just us parents who are excited about the possibility of not having to haul the vacuum out to the car or stop at a car wash every time a kid steps on a mountain of spilled fish crackers. EVERYONE at the New York International Auto Show was crowded around to see the vacuum, which, according to this article, stole the show!
The article points out that the Honda Odyssey didn’t change much from the previous version (and why would it? It’s the best-selling and highest quality minivan in the industry), except for the new vacuum that acts like a central vacuum system in many new homes.
“You plug the hose onto the wall and start cleaning. Honda spokesman Chris Martin demonstrated the machine’s speed at picking up Fruit Loops and fragments of Goldfish crackers. The hose is long enough to reach every corner of the interior and can also be used to clean another car parked nearby.”
What do you think? Is the fact that Honda ingeniously included a vacuum in the Honda Odyssey big news?
We are very excited to see the all of what Honda teased in a picture of an “urban SUV concept” vehicle. The image shows off what Honda says is a “global concept model combining a sporty and dynamic SUV profile with a spacious, functional interior.”
We can’t wait to see the concept car unveiled at the North American Auto Show in Detroit next month. If past concept vehicles are any indication, this concept SUV won’t be too much different then the one that will be mass manufactured by Honda. As this article states, “ the “concept” show car is a thinly veiled, dressed-up version of a car that already has a go-ahead for production.”
Based on this picture, what do you think? Are you excited about Honda’s new SUV concept?