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First drive: 2019 Honda HR-V in the UAE

First drive: 2019 Honda HR-V in the UAE

With the rise of crossovers dominating over every other automotive niche, there was a glaring hole in Honda’s local line-up that cars like the Nissan Kicks, the Renault Duster and the Ford Ecosport have been playing for the past few years. That gap has now been filled with the introduction of the Honda HR-V, reviving a nameplate that’s been dormant here since the turn of the millennium.

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2019 Honda HR-V, Pilot,CR-V and CB1000R released in the GCC

2019 Honda HR-V, Pilot,CR-V and CB1000R released in the GCC

Honda Middle East has introduced a new entry-level SUV, the HR-V, in their lineup, placed below the CR-V and Pilot. The Pilot also received a refresh for this year, while the CR-V gets some more tech. The 2019 CB1000R motorcycle was released as well, which gets new looks and features. Also, Honda revealed new updated Marine engines with new technology and reduced maintenance times.

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Almost 20-year-old Honda S2000 sells for more than new price

Almost 20-year-old Honda S2000 sells for more than new price

There was a lot of hype surrounding the Honda Integra Type-R when a 1997 example with 2,000 km on the clock sold for a whopping US$63,800 (Dhs 234,000) at auction. Just before that, a similar car with a mileage of almost 100,000 km sold for US$40,750 (Dhs 150,000). And those weren’t even Honda’s most special models, so it was only a matter of time before the S2000 got some attention. A first-year “AP1” model with less than 1,600 km was just sold for US$48,000 (Dhs 176,400) in the United States.

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Long-term update: Our Honda S2000 gets a new roof, and a roof for its roof

Long-term update: Our Honda S2000 gets a new roof, and a roof for its roof

We haven’t been keeping up with updates on our 2007 Honda S2000 because we didn’t drive it much over the past 12 months (apparently less than 700 km as per the RTA inspection). But it had some major work done last year anyway, so the armchair accountants among you will surely be throwing the “cost per km” number at us as if it’s a taxi cab.

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Comparo: 2018 Toyota Camry Grande vs Honda Accord 2.0T Sport

Comparo: 2018 Toyota Camry Grande vs Honda Accord 2.0T Sport

Midsize sedans are increasingly being sidelined in the face of the crossover revolution. Many manufacturers are starting to give up on the segment, but there are two that have been consistently successful — the Toyota Camry and the Honda Accord. Both have been launched in all-new forms for the 2018 model year, with launch events held at the same location in Dubai, and only a month apart, as if aligned by some cosmic intervention. These two stalwarts have undergone massive changes, with one bringing back the V6 and the other one going full turbo. Seeking to answer the “which is better”

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