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  1. The Honda Freed is an MPV sold in select Asian markets that shares its platform with the Honda Jazz premium hatchback. The carmaker will reveal the facelift of the second generation of the Honda Freed at the upcoming 2019 Tokyo Motor show, which will start next week. In Japan, the car is offered with an option of either a 129hp,1.5-litre petrol paired to a CVT automatic transmission or a 110hp, 1.5-litre hybrid which is paired to a 7-speed DCT automatic gearbox. What do you guys think of the Honda Freed and would it make a good addition to Honda's India line-up?
  2. The Honda Civic has made a comeback after almost 7 years. No doubt, the previous Civic was one of the best car that came outta the Japanese market and without doubt one of the best car a petrol head could ask for.This JDM gem has been a dream for every mod-boy out there, for the ways it could be pimped out. It just looked too hot from any angle, thanks to the low stance. And not to forget the manual transmission that came with the 1.8l petrol engine which was just super fun. But the question is, will the new civic live upto its predecessor’s legacy? will it meet the expectations of those who waited for it. Will it make a mark like how it did in the past. The all new Honda Civic comes ONLY with an Automatic petrol transmission and one really powerless and lazy dirty diesel engine, keeping the "Kitna detha hei"in mind. In fact the diesel gives almost 25kmpl mileage, but is that what we really want in a civic? nah....i dont think so and its pretty late considering that the global markets have started phasing out diesel engines. Now, the only Automatic-petrol engine comes as the first and the biggest disappointment. Apparently Honda had conducted a survey, i presume of old ungils and lazy men, in which they opted for automatic over manual transmission. The manual should’ve been an option, at least for those who specifically demand for it. The automatic transmission couldve been better. It has got that typical rubber band effect that the Honda CVT transmissions have. A rubber band effect is where there is very minimal pull in mid RPMs. If you want to overtake someone instantly, you gotto plan well in advance and wait for that punch after the RPM crosses the 5k mark during when it gets too noisy though. Civic has got the least power amongst the cars in its segment. It is three seconds slower than the octavia in hitting the 100 kmph mark. In fact there is another 1.5L turbo charged Civic available in the international market, which would’ve been a better pick for our market. Honda should’ve brought it into the market to keep its enthusiastic civic lovers happy or at least to be on lines with its German rival, The Octavia.. In that case, octavia has a really good line up of engines. It has got 2 petrol variant, not counting the VRS missile. One amongst the two variant in a 1.4L turbo charged petrol engine, which is more fun to drive because of the manual shifting tunnel, and the other most powerful variant is the 1.8 RS engine. Now this is one other reason why the germans are better in this segment. The next car in the segment is the Corolla altis, which once again a really good car, but with a very less power just like the civic. In comparison with the corolla civic is better in every other way, that no doubt. Let alone the performance part, the new Honda Civic is stunning in every other way possible. Its has retained the killer looks, especially with that sliding roof and sports back. It has still got that low stance and it is intensely eager to hit the corners with great stability but something is missing….. the power punch.The low stance plays a very important role in keeping the centre of gravity in place and thats what makes the cornering so much fun. There is almost no over-steer at all which gives you all the confidence that you want. Honda has taken the interiors to a whole new level by using premium touches wherever necessary. The old gen civic was the first in market to have digital speedometer which had me drooling back then. This one has improved it and made it a lot better by providing all the necessary information. The Japanese have made every corner of the cabin count and have made the car very ergonomic in terms of space. It is also loaded with a lot of first in class features like the camera in rear view mirror and multiple safety feature. But even after all this, the sales figures had gone down from 3000 units in the first month to around 300 units in the following months. This gives us a glimpse of Civics success rate in India. It Wouldve been a lot better if Honda Ups the Civics performance figures. this is the main reason why the civic has not gotten the market it actually deserves. MaybeLets hope the type R to hit the shores at least. Thats the only way Honda can keep its fan boys happy. Fingers crossed.
  3. The new Honda CRV is all set to hit Indian shores early 2013. Looks good and overall seems to be a nice car too. But it lacks the all important thing..a diesel engine. The current CRV hasnt been moving of the shelves in recent times and sales are next to nothing. And here comes an all new model which Im sure will be more expensive. Last I knew the CRV touch almost 30 lakhs on road Mumbai. What do you think the pricing will be now? Is it good time to launch a petrol softroader when petrol prices are going sky high? Here is Autocar Indias review of the car as well http://www.autocarindia.com/Review/326779,2013-honda-cr-v-review-test-drive.aspx
  4. The Activa 5G Limited Edition has been officially launched by Honda at a starting price of Rs 55,032 (ex-showroom, Delhi) for the Activa 5G Limited Edition STD and going up to Rs 56,897 (ex-showroom, Delhi) for the Activa 5G Limited Edition DLX. I have come across a walkaround video of the Activa 5G Limited Edition. What do you guys think of the new Honda Activa 5G Limited Edition? Click here to read more about it - https://www.autocarindia.com/bike-news/honda-activa-5g-limited-edition-launched-at-rs-55032-412877 Here is the video -
  5. The Honda BR-V facelift has been launched at the 2019 Indonesia International Motor Show (IIMS). This mid-cycle facelift is the first major update since the car was originally launched back in 2015. You can read more about it here - https://www.autocarindia.com/car-news/honda-br-v-facelift-revealed-412486 Here are the images-
  6. Hello everyone, I want recommendations as which car is the best buy here? Looks - i20 is a lot better as I simply dislike flat front and rear of amaze Features - Both are on par. i20 just adds 4 extra airbags and projector headlamps Price - i20 asta is cheaper by 40K than Amaze but i20 Asta (o) is costlier by 40K [on road] Drive - Both are equally good and refined. Engine/power/torque almost identical. i20 feels peppier. Please provide feedback. The car is to be driven by my sister. Thanks!
  7. Honda India, the domestic arm of Japanese car maker, seems all set to introduce its much awaited Amaze sedan in the Indian auto market. Interested buyers can now book the upcoming model at the authorised dealerships of Honda India by paying an amount of Rs. 10,000. Industry experts believe that Honda Amaze will make its grand entry somewhere in April in the Indian auto market. However, it must be noted that the auto maker has not revealed the exact pricing and other details of the upcoming Amaze sedan yet.
  8. Can someone pls share if Handa city is going to launched in diesel automatic variant. Currently they have automatic in petrol only.
  9. Should I wait for 2018 Honda City?

    I am planning to buy Honda City. Currently Seventh Generation Face Lifted Honda City is being sold in India. I have read few articles stating that Next Generation Honda City will be launched around February 2018. I am planning to get the latest Honda City as possible. Will there be a updated version of Honda City in 2018? Should I wait for Honda City 2018 (FaceLift/Next Generation)? Please advice me on this.
  10. Game Changer

    Can the upcoming Honda Civic beat the likes of Skoda Octavia and Volkswagen Jetta?
  11. Honda Urban SUV first spy pics

    Honda had first showcased the urban SUV concept at the Detroit Motor Show and looks like Honda is doing some serious testing of the vehicle. Here are the first spy shots of the Urban SUV testing .The car seems to look a lot similar to the concept that was shown earlier this year. The SUV is based on the new Jazz and should go on sale next year. This would also be perfect for India and the it should come here with the 1.5 litre diesel engine that is currently doing duty in the Amaze. This will go up against the existing compact SUVs in our market. Here are the spy shots and Ive also attached pics of the concept for comparison and pics of the concept for reference Pics are grabbed from a video at this source:
  12. Someone in Karnataka has modified the Honda Navi with bits and pieces from the KTM Duke. Following are the changes made: KTM Duke headlamp assembly and fuel tank extensions New raised handlebars Split seat setup KTM stickers on the rear fender area (below the pillion seat) Free flow exhaust Source
  13. Yamaha by introducing FZ25, created a new segment "affordable 250cc". Its high time that Honda intoduces CB 250 F Twister model to heat up the competition. Just sharing a link of a comparision between the Brazil version of yamaha and honda counterpart http://novamotos.com.br/honda-cb-250f-twister-2017/ Guys lets discuss.
  14. Motorcycle pulling towards right.

    Few days back my Honda Dazzler fell towards right while riding all due to stupid auto driver who overtook me without any warning & went away without stopping & bike pretty much took a heavy hit as the speed was approx. 40 kmph. After few days I had changed its cone set because bike was making "khat khat" sound whenever I used to go over a pothole it was way before falling & cone set had to be changed. After installing new cone set my bike has been wobbling I went to Honda service center they checked & mechanic tightened the center big nut which is below handle bar, after that wobbling issue went away now the bike pulls towards right whenever I go over small potholes or a road filled with continuous potholes at a decent speed of 20 kmph, bike starts to pull towards right. Again I went to Honda service center to rectify the issue. They test drove it did some adjustment to the big center nut problem got rectified but again there was a slight pull towards right service center said that handlebar has been bent towards right so it is pulling towards right. So I said ok, make it aligned they kept the bike for whole day & I guess they had aligned the handle & said everything has been done. After few days again the bike started to pull towards right whenever I go over small potholes or road filled with continuous potholes. Now really I've not idea what is causing the problem & I cannot leave my bike in service center for whole day. Has anyone had the same or similar problem? What is the solution to this problem?
  15. Had a lot of free time on Sundays, so decided to do something creative and ended up deciding to paint the engine cover of my '07 Honda Civic 1.8V. Took me around an hour and is a totally DIY job with no expertise. Step 1: Remove the engine cover from your car (mostly a couple of screws hold it there). Step 2: Mask off or remove any decal and logos that are there on the engine cover. Step 3: Use a glossy or matt rattle can spray paint (I preferred a gloss red). Step 4: Spread a sheet of old newspaper and put the cover on it (you don't want to spoil your floor). Step 5: Heat the rattle can with a hair drier so that the flow is even and no clotting takes place. Step 6: Evenly spray a coat of spray paint and it let it dry in fan for about half an hour. Step 7: Spray a second coat of paint and let it fully dry. Step 8: After the paint has dried, carefully unmask or put back any decals or logos that you had removed earlier. Step 9: Put the engine cover back in the car, and you're done. I was liking the red engine cover so ended up painting the compressor head and the hose also in red colour.
  16. Hi All Came across this thread in another Auto forum " Team Bhp ". Having read that , am curios to know if any of those issues are being faced by members over here as well?? Am shocked to a extent that a " Honda " car are facing these issues, primarily known for their quality. http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/indian-car-scene/157091-honda-city-4th-gen-niggles-compilation-honda-cars-niggle-free-anymore.html
  17. Hi, I own a Yamaha SS 125 and considering an upgrade. I am 5'7" tall and weigh 62 Kgs. I am confused between Yamaha SZ - RR, Suzuki GS 150R and Honda Trigger. Below are my priorities listed in descending order (higher to lower). I live in Bangalore and my riding will be mostly in city and little bit of weekend getways ranging 150 kms to and fro. Handling Braking Performance Comfort Price Mileage Concerns about mentioned bikes: Trigger - Not that easy to zip through traffic Suzuki GS 150R - 6 gears which could be troublesome in traffic and rear seat looks very tall Yamaha SZ - RR - Plastics surrounding tank might get damaged easily in parking Please advise me which one to choose and why?
  18. Honda has just launched a facelift version of the Brio hatch in Thailand. The main addition here is the rear wiper and washer. A chrome plate on the rear hatch is also seen. The Brio for Thailand gets two new color options – Rally Red and Modern Steel Grey. A new top-end variant called the V Limited AT has also been introduced. Inside, there are no changes to speak about. The top-end variant gets a touchscreen music system along with a GPS navigator. Source: IndianAutosblog
  19. I'm referring to the Autocar Comparison of the 4 diesel sedans here - City, Verna, Rapid and Vento. The comments in this article are quite stirring. While Autocar has crowned the City as the overall all rounder. Now, I agree that each one of us here would be looking for different things from the product they would choose to buy. But terming a very noisy, all aluminium diesel (I really have my doubts on this one. Can anyone pls explain how this is a good idea?), just a facelift - exorbitantly pricey, low quality plastics on dash and open wires in boot as a winner in this shoot out?? I just do not understand. Probably with the latest 2014 edition of the Verna, that sounds more like an all rounder save for the claustrophobic rear and less under thigh support there.. but that car ticks all the right boxes then. Quality, safety and good road manners coupled with reliability and good service should define a good product. Especially when you're in the market with about 10 lacs!! Agree, no one drives like a Schumaker in everyday traffic... Just because the Germans are quite understated and lack the gadgetry does not mean that they are no winners... I'm not taking sides here but rooting for something which offers fancy gadgets and bouncy rides along with undone parts (wires hanging in the boot and low quality dash) just does not make me comfortable enough to accept the verdict Autocar has posted. Any views?
  20. The 6th Generation Honda City is just around the corner and Honda dealers in India are clearing their inventory of the outgoing model by giving discounts of as much as Rs.40,000 on the vehicle!! The Next Gen Honda City will be unveiled in India on the 25th of November 2013. The unveil of the Honda City will be the global showcasing of this car. Apart from the Indian car market, Honda has plans of selling the Next Gen City in many other car markets across the world including many South East Asian countries such as Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia. Previous generations of the City sold here in India have been made available only with petrol engines. As a result, the City lost a huge chunk of its market share to new diesel powered entrants such as the Hyundai Fluidic Verna and the Volkswagen Vento. Honda got a taste of success when it launched the Amaze with a diesel option. Hence, in an attempt to regain and maintain its leadership in the midsized sedan segment the Next Gen City will be powered by the same oil burner that powers the Amaze. However, it is expected that the motor would get a Variable Geometry Turbocharger and hence would have at least 118PS of max power and is likely to have around 225Nm of peak torque. Alongside the diesel, it is expected that the car will come with a 1.5 Liter 4 cylinder Direct Injection petrol engine option which was showcased last year. The new petrol motor produces 127 Bhp of max power and 154 Nm of peak torque. The new 1.5 litre Direct injection petrol motor comes laden with various new technologies such as High-tumble port, Low-tension piston rings, Patterned piston coating, Mass EGR, 2-stage relief oil pump, Lightweight engine block construction and Start-Stop system. This new motor comes under the banner of the much publicised Honda Earth Dreams Technology, and will have high fuel economy and low emissions. But as per Autocar India, the outgoing City’s 1.5 litre i-VTEC engine is likely to be carried over with some minor tweaks to improve power and efficiency. The Next Gen City will be built on the same platform as the upcoming next generation Jazz and both ot these vehicles will be locally assembled. The car could take some design inspiration from the new Crider sedan. It is also expected that the car would grow marginally in size. The Next Gen City is likely to be packed with a host of new features like automatic climate control, bluetooth connectivity, etc. as Honda will be trying its best to keep up with growing demands of the C-segment sedan buyers. Combined with the fantastic interior packaging efforts seen in Honda’s recent cars, the new City could very well set a new class benchmark for cabin space. The interiors will be upgraded too with a more upmarket ambience and more equipment, one of the current car’s shortcomings. Though the car will be unveiled on the 25th of November 2013, deliveries are expected to begin only in January 2014. Honda dealers have already started taking bookings for the Next Gen City, with a deposit of around Rs 50,000. Sources: http://www.autocarin...-25-363268.aspx http://www.motoroids.com http://www.carfuel.in http://www.cartoq.com
  21. Think twice before you give your car to Solitaire Honda (Mumbai) They have destroyed the enitre dashboard of my brand new car. This is how they returned my car after their free service. This cant be fixed, they have tried all cleaning solutions on it. And its not just me who is troubled by these guys, check the following links for their history. Post Edited: External Links removed.
  22. The global brand Honda had a comparative lower sales record in India, making it realise the need to be adapted according to the Indian markets so it cleverly re-engineered its engine as well its marketing strategies to fit in well. This smart move has done wonders to the sales of the global brand products in Indian markets. The company had through researches to penetrate deeply into the Indian lifestyles to know more about their expectations, habits, knowledge and media exposure regarding their rides. The setbacks were sited through this research and it was concluded that though their products were brilliant but didn’t exactly cater to the needs of the customer base they were aiming at. Hence the company became conscious of the apt pricing ranges, one of the key aspects for the Indian populations. With the launch of Honda’s new entry level sedan it was priced competitively to be at par with other brands. Another comprehension of this research was that Indian crowds are crazily focused on fuel-efficiency of the car, hence becomes the second major deciding parameter for their vehicles. Stressing upon this feature, Honda came up with the best in class fuel-efficient Honda Amaze as well as amplifying the effect it also introduced its diesel variant modified to suit Indian roads, weather conditions and an engine specifically built for quality of diesel available in India. The company also felt that the reason holding back their sales record of was the perception of Honda being an expensive brand hence its maintenance would cost the owner a fortune. The multinational brand worked intelligently on this as well and introduced economical maintenance packages for money-conscious Indians. In the process it was noted that the customer-base it aimed for was mostly owner-driven rather than chauffeur-driven so the interiors were so adapted to make the ride for driver as well as passengers pleasurable. A few alterations were done in the placement of the audio system, speakers and air-conditioning vents as well as the seat back angle and seat cushion so as to make it more convenient for the driver. Honda became aware of the fact that its media promotions were ineffective as their non-Indian base ads were something people did recognise with. It marketed products with a blind eye, not being sensitive to the receptive abilities, patterns and extend of various media channels for Indian masses. It marketed usually through print media with English taglines which was of no relevance to the major non-English speaking audiences. The visual media also supported backgrounds which were not familiar with Indian taste or had model of other nationalities. The end product of these all these ideas was an Indianised Honda which marked its success by the launch of its latest venture, Honda Amaze which not only had been adapted according to Indian taste and needs, but with its superior looks and best in the segment fuel-efficiency, it also was promoted skilfully and righteously.
  23. Keeping its worst ever pace, Indian car market in June 2013 dropped 5.2% from last year ending an awful first half down 10.1%. Launching the locally produced SUV Ecosport, Ford finally attacked this market, almost doubling share.
  24. Honda's obsession with service

    Honda is a huge brand but still it realises that customers won’t buy their products unless they offer pleasing after sales services along with their aggressive marketing strategies. It understands that every market has different set of needs and expectations for their vehicle so Honda has intelligently modified each of its models to the requirements of Indian youth; this adoption helps tap the potential clientage. Honda is a global brand which understands that customers won’t take the pain to chase a service centre all across the city so it has created a whole web consisting of huge number of service centres all across the country, and multiple centres in huge metropolis like Delhi, which alone has more 6 service centres alone. It's has the widest and deepest service network. Honda is highly committed to its work employing trained service professionals. Honda follows a policy of reasonable comfort, good after sales service which in turns also fives way to good resale value, hence winning hearts all over the country. A basic difference can be seen when you call a Honda service centre and then a Maruti service centre. Try that, and see the difference for yourself.
  25. Which is the best entry level sedan?

    Which is the best entry level sedan in the country and why? - Honda Amaze - Volkswagen Vento - Swift Dzire - Skoda Rapide - Or any other car?