Words by Ferman Lao | Photos courtesy of Honda Motor (China) Investment Co., Ltd.
 
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While the rest of the world still moon over cars that debuted at the Bangkok and Manila International Auto Show, two cars caught our eye which could indicate that Honda thinks the future lies in China. The Honda Concept C and Concept S were unveiled at the 2012 Beijing Motor Show. Yes, we're bringing this news to you a year late because back then, we didn't think much of the two concepts. It's only now that we realize that these could be the next generation Civic and Jazz.
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Well this is unfortunate. After Mitsubishi issued a recall for the all-new Mirage last Friday, this time, it's Honda's turn to send out a recall of their own. Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI) just annouced a voluntary safety recall of 2001 to 2002 Civics (7th generation) and 2002 CR-Vs (2nd generation) because of a faulty front passenger airbag. This campaign affects 9,743 units locally and over 1.1 million vehicles worldwide.
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Words by Hans Gerald Chua | Photos courtesy of Honda Motor Co. Ltd. 
 
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In its commitment in preserving the environment, Honda unveils its newest 1.6L i-DTEC diesel engine. Designed from the ground up, the new block promises high performance, better fuel efficiency, and lower emissions. The Europeans should be feeling pretty lucky, as this new diesel engine will be resting under the hood of the Euro Civic come 2013, followed by the CR-V in the near future. While there are no hints that it will come our way anytime soon, it's still worth knowing what makes this new power block so good.
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Words by John Luther Garcia | Photos courtesy of Honda Racing
 
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With Honda sweeping the 2010 and 2011 driver’s, manufacturer’s, and team’s titles at the British Touring Car Championship (BTCC), they aren’t resting their laurels for the 2012 Dunlop MSA BTCC season. Their latest assault comes in the form of the the jaw-dropping Civic New Generation Touring Car (NGTC) based on the new 2012 European Civic hatchback. We also expect that the Civic NGTC would be the basis for Honda’s entry to the World Touring Car Championship (WTCC) later this year, tweaked to maximize the S2000 specification.
 
And what better way to unveil your latest racer than to put it through its paces at Brands Hatch and Donington Park. Matt Neal, triple BTCC and 2011 defending champion, reported that the car is ready to race after they fixed some minor problems during the shakedown. His Honda Racing teammate and last season’s runner-up, Gordon Shedden, was also very very impressed with the car and hoped that it will be ready soon for the season opener on the 31st of March.
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Fresh from its launch, Honda Cars Philippines Inc. (HCPI) is already letting everyone get behind the wheel of the all-new 2012 Civic at “Honda Mania” from February 16 to 19, 2012 at the Bonifacio Global City in Taguig. The four-day exhibit marks HCPI's comeback after natural calamities in Japan and Thailand crippled their supply chain last year.
 
Feel free to test drive any vehicle from Honda's latest line-up including the freshly face-lifted City, the new Special Edition Jazz, and new Accord. You can also purchase genuine Honda accessories and merchanise at the event. Or why not drive up in your Honda and get a FREE 18-point vehicle check up.
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Words by John Luther Garcia | Photos courtesy of Honda Motor Co. Ltd.
 
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The FIA's World Touring Car Championship (WTCC) will have another manufacturer lining up on the grid this 2012 as Honda officially announced its entry into the championship with the all-new Civic. But with the car still under development and only less than a month until the season opens in Monza, Italy, the Japanese team has opted to participate only in the series of “inaugural rounds” starting in the Japanese round in Suzuka, followed by China and Macau. Hopefully, if things shape up well, they'll continue with their plans to compete in the full 2013 championship with a two-car roster.
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In its relentless drive to keep skies blue, Honda Cars Philippines Inc. (HCPI) partnered with Shell in the search for the Philippines’ Fuel Economy Team. Powered by Honda's Civic 1.8 liter models, Shell's fuel economy boot camp turned the country's biggest fuel spenders into fuel-saving advocates to represent the Philippines in the Shell Eco-Marathon in Sepang, Malaysia. The top 10 finalists underwent a whole day of rigorous training at the Honda Safety Driving Center in Parañaque City where they learned how to park their gas-guzzling habits. 
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