Indonesian car price update

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Nov 7, 2013

PT Honda Prospect Motor (HPM) introduced the highest variance of Honda Mobilio, the variant's name is the Honda Mobilio Prestige. This version is equipped with more completeness than the S and E which were introduced in IIMS 2013 , last September.

Honda Mobilio Prestige has all the features of the E type CVT (previous highest variance), with the addition of new features, namely : fog lamps garnish , bottom of the door, plate number and exhaust chrome plated. The velg design is also more elegant, accompanied with rear camera for easier parking or backwards .Interior of Mobilio Prestige varian is also equipped 2DIN head unit touch screen.

"We introduce one more new variant of Mobilio, the Prestige . As most luxurious version , Prestige has some differences that make it more special , " said Jonfis Fandy , Director of Marketing and Sales Service HPM in his speech as quoted.

Honda Mobilio Prestige price is also different from the previous variants . Jonfis said , this variant of the price range of Rp 190 million . Consumers who interested by this MPV, can order at the nearest Honda authorized dealer with delivery units in February 2014 .

Mar 20, 2013

PT. Honda Prospect Motor (HPM) has launched the latest model of Honda Freed in Jakarta, on March 20, 2013. The New Honda Freed comes with a more complete feature for all variants.

Additional features on the New Honda Freed type E includes new AC Double Blower, Fog Lamp, Map Light on the left and right of the second row, and fabric seat materials and new high quality door lining  with black color reinforces the impression of elegance in the cabin.

While New Honda Freed type S now comes with a more complete feature to provide more value for consumers. New Freed type S is now equipped with a Power Sliding Door on the passenger door on the left, Dual SRS Airbags, AC Double Blower, Side Turn Door Mirrors, Security Alarm, and Map Light.

New Honda Freed is also available in type A at a price that is more affordable and has a stylish fitted look and a variety of standard features for comfort, performance and safety. Various features of the type A include Auto Door Lock by speed, Headlight Reflector, ECO Lamp, Green Glass, Sliding Door, 15 "Steel Wheel Trim + Cover, High Mount Stop Lamp, Micro Antenna, Single Din Audio, LCD Multi-Information, Immobilizer & Keyless Entry, up to G-CON body frame + ACETM. New Freed type A has now also been equipped with safety devices Dual SRS Airbags.

New Honda Freed Price
New Honda Freed type A with automatic transmission marketed at a price of Rp. 213.5 million. New Honda Freed type S automatic transmission marketed at a price of Rp. 238 million, while the New Honda Freed type E automatic transmission marketed at a price of Rp. 265 million. (Price On The Road Jabodetabek for first car BBN)

New Honda FREED for type E and S are available in 7 colors; Alabaster Silver Metallic, Sparkle Brownish Metallic, Crystal Black Pearl, Polished Metal Metallic, White Orchid Pearl, Deep Sapphire Blue, and a new color Champagne Frost Pearl. While New Honda Freed type A is available in a choice of colors; Alabaster Silver Metallic, Crystal Black Pearl and Polished Metal Metallic.


Jun 2, 2012

[Harga Honda Odyssey Facelift]. Honda Prospect Motor has launched the Multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) 7-passenger Honda Odyssey "facelift" in Jakarta, Indonesia. Interestingly, even with refreshing view, but this vehicle is marketed at an economical price about R p529 million (on ther road in Jakarta), cheaper than the previous model which was sold in Rp 545,5 million.

"The decline in price is done since the IJ-EPA trade agreement scheme (Indonesian-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement), where the tax ofCBU cars with engines 3,000 cc - 1,500 cc fell from 40 percent to 20 percent this year.

The 2012 Honda Odyssey has new design in grille and headlamps. Fog lights, Aero Kit on the front bumper, side skirts and rear bumper can also be a new twist. Inside the cabin, the new color is more elegant, wood panels on some of the dash to strengthen the impression of luxury. Then, there are features of ECON, the technology to change the system that the driver maximize fuel efficiency to 20 percent.

Honda Odyssey is still equipped with the same power with DOHC i-VTEC engine produces power capacity of 2.4 liter 180 PS at 6500 rpm and 22.2 kgm torque at 4500 rpm.

Odyssey is offered in five color options, Premium White Perl. Crystal Black Pearl. Polished Metal Metallic, Alabaster Silver Metallic and Pearl Rosewood Aurora.

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[Harga Mobil Honda All-New City]. PT Honda Prospect Motor (HPM) has launched the All-New City "facelift" on May 23,2012 in Jakarta. The Honda All-New City looks more cute with small changes in some parts of the body. Now, the Honda All-New City face looks more sweet with chrome grille. The front and rear bumper looks more modern. Wheel design also changed and now uses the silver color.

The interior section has no much change. The changed color, map lights and "eco" indicators had been added also a new 2-DIN audio system and change of the seat with a layer of new designs and motifs.

For the engine, the All-New City is still relying on 1.5-liter i-VTEC, 4 - cylinder technology, "Torque Boost Resonator" and "Drive by Wire". Power output 120 rpm and torque of 14.8 PS@6.600 kg-m@4.800 rpm.

An Antilock Braking System (ABS), electronic brake distribution (EBD), neck shock mitigation seats, safety belts with double pretensioners load limiters, anti-burglar and security alarms had been the standard for the passive and active safety features.

Honda City "facelift" is offered in two variants, with manual and automatic transmission option. The City S with manual transmission is priced Rp 262 million and Rp 277 million automatic. As for the variant E, Rp 271 million for manual and Rp 286 million automatic transmission. All variants are one million rupiah more expensive than previous versions.

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May 11, 2012

Honda car price list for May 2012 applied for the Jabotabek region. The price list below is an information only where the actual price will be following the Honda car authorized dealers.

No. Model Price (Rp.)
1 Honda Accord 2,4L VTi Manual Transmission 428.500.000
2 Honda Accord 2,4L VTi Otomatis 445.500.000
3 Honda Accord 2,4L VTi-L Otomatis 483.500.000
4 Honda Accord 3,5L V6 Otomatis 708.000.000
5 Honda Civic 1.8 L Manual 339.000.000
6 Honda Civic 1.8 L Otomatis 352.000.000
7 Honda Civic 2.0 L Otomatis 404.000.000
8 Honda New City S Manual 261.000.000
9 Honda New City E Manual 270.000.000
10 Honda New City S Otomatis 276.000.000
11 Honda New City E Otomatis 285.000.000
12 Honda CRV 2.0 I-VTEC Manual 349.500.000
13 Honda CRV 2.0 I-VTEC Otomatis 360.500.000
14 Honda CRV 2.4 I-VTEC Otomatis 389.500.000
15 Honda All New Jazz Manual 199.500.000
16 Honda All New Jazz Otomatis 209.500.000
17 Honda All New Jazz RS Manual 215.000.000
18 Honda All New Jazz RS Otomatis 225.000.000
19 Honda Freed S-Alpha 210.000.000
20 Honda Freed S 230.500.000
21 Honda Freed E 261.000.000
22 Honda Odyssey 2,4L 529.000.000

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May 8, 2012

[Harga Mobil New Honda Freed]. Honda Prospect Motor (HPM) has launched the latest models of Honda Freed in Jakarta on May 8, 2012. The new Honda Freed will present a variety of exterior and interior changes to be more stylish with the addition of innovative features for comfort and a wide selection of variants with an affordable price.

Honda Freed was first launched in Indonesia on June 29, 2009, followed by changes in the model in July 2010. Honda Freed has won 19 prestigious awards in Indonesia, including "Car of the Year 2010" Automobile of the tabloid, "Most Favorite MPV 'from Autocar magazine," Debut Model of the Year "from Frost & Sullivan," Family Car of the Year "of Top Gear," Best Compact MPV 'from Autobild, "Favorite Medium MPV' from Autocar," Best Buy in Medium MPV "of the Target Car, to the" Initial Quality Study "from JD Power.

  • Various updates to the exterior of the complement of features that already existed before, such as
  • Power Sliding Door with a remote control that comes with Anti-Pinch Function to prevent the risk of pinched (for type E),
  • One Step Low Floor and handrails to ease out of the car, especially for children and seniors,
  • Auto Fuel Lid Lock Safety System to keep the sliding door does not touch the gas cap when refueling
  • Power Retractable Door Mirrors with Turning Signal, to fold the rear-view mirror automatically with one touch when passing through narrow streets or parking lots (for type E),
  • Flat Floor and Flat Roof, creating more space in the cabin,
  • Forward Tilting Door Hinge Front Door with 3-Step Checker, create a wider opening the front door with an extra 7 degrees tilt out of the car so much easier, even when using an umbrella when it rains.
  • Tailgate Spoiler, creating a higher aerodynamic effects as well as provide a luxurious and modern at the New Honda Freed (E and S).

Inside the cabin, luxury and comfort more so in the New Honda Freed. Rise to the concept of Open Dashboard Cafe now comes with new colors are more attractive. Likewise, a more elegant Door Lining with fabric blends shades of beige with black in the first row.

In addition, features that previously have come to give maximum comfort, such as:
  • Multi Information Display LCD With Temperature
  • Tilt Steering, the steering wheel to adjust the position of the most convenient
  • In-Dash-Shift Lever Knob, gearshift lever, combined with the dashboard to the cabin is more flexible and easier to drive position
  • A slim pillar design to minimize the blind spot
  • Automatic Air Conditioner with high efficiency to cool the cabin evenly and more efficiently (Type E)
New Honda Freed is powered by a 1.5-liter i-VTEC engine that produces the ideal balance between fuel efficiency and power are great. I-VTEC engine is specially created for the MPV 7 passengers and generate power of 118 PS with torque of 14.9 kgm maximum / 4800 rpm.

New Honda Freed A-type automatic transmission is offered at a price of Rp. 210 million * which is value for money because it has been equipped with a stylish appearance as well as a variety of standard features for comfort, performance, and safety. New Honda Freed S type automatic transmission is offered at a price of Rp. 230.5 million and offers all the features of type A with various features for S variant.

New Honda Freed Type E automatic transmission is the highest variant that has all the features of type S, coupled with New A / V system with touch screen, Power Retractable Door Mirrors, Power Sliding Door, Automatic Air Conditioner with Heater, Auto Door Lock by Speed , Map Light, Dual SRS airbags, pretensioner with load limiter and Security Alarm. Type E is offered at a price of Rp. 261 million *. Every purchase of New Honda Freed type E also prizes directly V-Kool window film.

New Honda Freed for Type E and S are available in 6 colors: Alabaster Silver Metallic, Brilliant White Pearl, Midnight Blue Pearl, Crystal Black Pearl, Polished Metal Metallic and New Brownish Color Metallic Sparkle.

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Feb 10, 2012

Honda revealed its 2012 Geneva Motor Show line-up with 2 Sports Car Concepts, a prototype of the European CR-V as well as the debut of the all-new 1.6 Diesel engine all appearing on the Honda stand.

Honda NSX Concept
The stunning Honda NSX Concept will make its European debut at the Geneva Motor Show. Highlighting the design and technology direction for Honda’s next generation supercar, the NSX Concept features a V6 mid-mounted engine and will employ a range of new technologies including the innovative Sport Hybrid SH-AWD® (Super Handling All Wheel Drive™) hybrid system. It is expected to go on sale within the next three years.

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Honda Jazz has been re-elected as the best brand for the City Car category in the Top Brand Award 2012 organized by Marketing Magazine and Frontier Consulting Group, in Jakarta February 7, 2012. This award is the fifth year in a row for Honda Jazz since 2008 until this year.
Top Brand is the highest award in the brand, which is only given to brands that have managed to reach the top in three categories, namely mind share or position a brand in the minds of consumers, market share or brand positioning based on usage by consumers, and the commitment share brand positioning based on the desire of consumers to use them again in the future.
The assessment is carried out through a nationwide research by Frontier Consulting Group in six major cities, namely Jakarta, Bandung, Semarang, Surabaya, Medan and Makassar, which involved 3600 respondents. The methodology used in this research is a direct interview using a questionnaire as data collection instruments.
Jonfis Fandy, Marketing & After Sales Service Director PT Honda Prospect Motor said, "The key to the success of Honda Jazz controlled the market is the use of a good strategy to increase awareness and brand image Honda Jazz in the eyes of consumers. One strategy that brought Honda to maintain that success is to do product innovation. Not only on advertising alone, but Honda Jazz to prove its superiority in the various events are held in real like Honda Jazz racing and GT Speed ​​Challenge Car in Sentul, Jazz Tuning Contest modifications race, endurance race, and so on. This makes the consumer believe that the Honda Jazz is offered in accordance with actual circumstances. "
Since its launch in 2004, Honda Jazz Hatchback continue to dominate markets in Indonesia with the recent gain market share by 32% during the year 2011. In addition, the benefits of Honda Jazz is the most comprehensive features and equipped with the highest security level to 6 stars out of JNCAP which is the highest result ever achieved by a class of hatchback cars. Honda Jazz has a high durability, fuel efficient and environmentally friendly car that meets standard of Euro 4 emission levels. All New Honda Jazz has also proved his achievements by winning as many as 37 awards from various awards in Indonesia, both as the best model, model of customer satisfaction to join.

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Dec 15, 2011

A concept vehicle revealing the styling direction of the next-generation Honda Accord Coupe will debut at the 2012 North American International Auto Show January 10, American Honda Motor Co., Inc., announced.

The Accord Coupe Concept will convey the dynamic and aggressive profile of the ninth-generation 2013 Honda Accord set to go on sale in the fall of 2012. John Mendel, American Honda executive vice president of sales, will introduce the concept vehicle at a press conference, which will also be broadcast live via webcast at (link will be live Jan. 10).

A leader in style, performance, safety, efficiency and value since the introduction of the first generation model in 1976, the Accord remains one of the best-selling cars in America. The 2012 Accord was recently named to Car and Driver Magazine's '10Best' list for a record 26th time and was ranked as having the highest initial quality in its segment in the J.D. Power and Associates 2011 Initial Quality Study (IQS). The introduction of the ninth-generation Accord marks 30 years of U.S. production of the model at the Marysville Auto Plant in Marysville, Ohio, the first Japanese car assembly plant in the U.S.

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Nov 29, 2011

Honda Motor Co., Ltd. will exhibit the world premiere of the EV-STER, the next-generation electric small sports concept model, at the 42nd Tokyo Motor Show 2011, which will take place at Tokyo Big Sight from Saturday, December 3 through Sunday, December 11, 2011.

Featuring a dynamic and innovative styling design and excellent environmental performance, the EV-STER, an electric rear-wheel-drive two-seater convertible sports car, will propose a new way to enjoy a sports type model which is unique to the electromotive mobility. The adoption of carbon materials made it possible to reduce the vehicle weight contributing to the vehicle's high driving performance and range of approximately 160km. The easy-to-operate twin-lever steering was adopted for the thorough pursuit of the joy of driving. Moreover, the new concept model enables the driver to make his/her own adjustments to some vehicle characteristics such as motor output and suspension settings, to embody the joy of maneuvering to the fullest extent.

Furthermore, the instrument panel features not only meters, but also the vehicle information display which enables the driver to enjoy driving as well as the network display used for the audio and navigation systems and also for the internet access. The well-designed layout of the meters and displays enables the driver to concentrate on driving and enjoy the comfortable space.

Honda remains committed to developing sports models beyond the expectations of its customers and offering exciting and thrilling mobility products.

Key specifications of the EV-STER
  • Vehicle length 3,570mm
  • Vehicle width 1,500mm
  • Vehicle height 1,100mm
  • Wheelbase 2,325mm
  • Maximum speed 160km/h
  • Acceleration (0-60km/h) 5.0 sec
  • Maximum range Approximately 160km (JC08 mode)
  • Battery 10kWh lithium-ion battery
  • Maximum battery output 58kW
  • Charging time 200V: under 3 hours; 100V: under 6 hours

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Honda Motor Co., Ltd. has announced to begin sales of the N BOX, the first model of the new mini-vehicle N Series, on December 16, 2011. The Honda N Series is created by Honda to deliver the best and newly-designed platform and powertrain were adopted for the N Series models.

The Honda brief information about N Box vehicle can be found at the Honda News Release website.

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Nov 16, 2011

The all-new, the fourth-generation Honda CR-V debuted today at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The 2012 CR-V introduces an upscale styling direction, greater fuel efficiency, and added features and functionality. The CR-V will go on-sale at Honda dealerships nationwide on December 15th.

With the previous-generation CR-V recognized as a "Top Recommended Vehicle" and having the "Best Retained Value SUV under $25,000" by, and named top compact crossover SUV in dependability by J.D. Power and Associates, the all-new 2012 model introduces the latest evolution of Honda's successful CR-V formula. Compact on the outside and roomy inside, the CR-V represents an ideal balance for size and capability in the entry SUV segment. The all-new five-passenger CR-V offers improved car-like interior comfort, a smoother and quieter ride, and even more innovative features than the previous model.
Powerful and Efficient 4-Cylinder Engine

Leading the changes are a more efficient engine design with improved horsepower and torque, along with an all-new Real Time All-Wheel-Drive (AWD) with Intelligent Control System™. All CR-Vs are powered by a 2.4-liter i-VTEC 4-cylinder engine with 185 horsepower and 163 lb-ft. of torque paired with a standard 5-speed automatic transmission. EPA-estimated fuel economy1 is rated at 23/31/26 mpg city/highway/combined (FWD) (an increase of +2/+3/+2 mpg compared to the 2011 CR-V), and a compact SUV-class leading 22/30/25 mpg city/highway/combined (AWD) (an increase of +1/+3/+2 mpg compared to the 2011 CR-V). Eco Assist, a new feature on the CR-V for 2012, indicates to the driver when the vehicle is being operated in an efficient style via "green" visual cues surrounding the speedometer, and a selectable ECON Mode alters operating characteristics of the vehicle to support an efficient driving style.

New Standard Features

New for 2012 standard features include an Easy Fold-Down 60/40 Split Rear Seat and a range of standard technology features. New high-tech features on all models include a Bluetooth®2 HandsFreeLink® phone interface (previously an available feature), a full-color intelligent Multi-Information Display (i-MID) and a multi-angle rearview camera with guidelines. As a first for Honda, every 2012 CR-V includes an SMS text messaging function, which can read received texts from compatible cell phones aloud over the audio system. Another first is the introduction of a Pandora® Internet Radio interface3, compatible with the Apple® iPhone®, which works with the vehicle's audio controls and i-MID.

Model Range

The CR-V lineup starts with the CR-V LX model, now with more standard equipment for 2012. The CR-V LX is equipped with air conditioning, cruise control, Bluetooth HandsFreeLink, i-MID, remote entry, a 160-watt, a 4-speaker audio system, Motion-Adaptive Electric Power Steering (EPS). The CR-V EX adds an upgraded six-speaker audio system, power moonroof, 17-inch alloy wheels and more. The CR-V EX-L builds on the rich features of the CR-V EX and adds a leather-trimmed interior, 10-way power driver's seat, automatic dual-zone climate control, 328-watt 7-speaker audio system with XM®4 Radio and much more. Available features for the CR-V EX-L include the Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System5 with Voice Recognition™ and FM Traffic, or a DVD Rear Entertainment System (not available with Navigation). Real Time AWD with Intelligent Control System™ is an available feature on each model.


The 2012 CR-V body adopts a more dynamic and sophisticated appearance compared to the previous generation. The CR‑V's spacious interior layout is more accommodating with a roomy new center console (now standard) and an overall lower cargo floor height for easy loading and unloading. The new Easy Fold-Down 60/40 Split Rear Seat makes accessing the full capability of the cargo area much more convenient than traditional folding seats. Each side of the rear seat can fold nearly flat into the front of the cargo area using one of the release levers located near the tailgate, or a pull-strap positioned on the seat side.


Every CR-V incorporates as standard equipment VSA, an electronic stability control system; an Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Brake Assist; side-curtain airbags; front-side airbags with a passenger-side Occupant Position Detection System (OPDS); and a front seat design that can help reduce the severity of neck injury in the event of a rear collision. An Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure in the front of the vehicle helps make the vehicle highly effective at absorbing and dispersing the energy of a frontal crash.

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Oct 19, 2011

[Harga Mobil Honda Freed S Alpha]. Honda Freed has now become a vehicle for a new generation of families in Indonesia. First launched in Indonesia on June 29, 2009, this model immediately responded positively to achieve sales of 29,740 units throughout Indonesia today.

Honda Freed S Alpha is the latest variant of the Honda Freed which is equipped with all the advantages contained in the Honda Freed type S, except with some differences in the exterior and interior, that is on wheels, the type of head unit and without a tailgate spoiler.

Honda Freed S and Honda Freed S Alpha are equipped with various features like Sunvisor with Vanity Mirror and functional features add convenience in the Honda Freed is designed with the design and placement Cabin Walk Through King & Queen Seat in the second row. The composition of the bench is designed to facilitate communication and movement of passengers across the line in the cabin.

Honda Freed S Alpha is powered by the 1.5-liter i-VTEC engine that produces an ideal balance between fuel efficiency and power. I-VTEC engine that is used Honda Freed is able to generate power of 118 PS with a maximum torque of 146 Nm / 4800 rpm. 5-speed automatic transmission (5 AT) for the first time used on a car driving MPV to achieve optimal performance.

Honda Freed S Alpha is available in 3 colors: Alabaster Silver Metallic, Crystal Black Pearl and Polished Metal Metallic.

Honda Freed S Aplha price is about Rp. 219 million rupiahs.

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Sep 13, 2011

The new Honda Civic was officially launched at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show. Designed and developed specifically for the European market, the new Civic will be offered as a five-door hatchback and will compete in the C-segment. It will reach European showrooms in early 2012.

The designers of the new Civic wanted to keep the sporty and advanced elements of the car’s character but tailor them to express the new model’s even more elegant yet dynamic feel. Sources of inspiration included a ‘blended wing body’ aeroplane * in which the fuselage and wings blend into a single body for superior aerodynamic performance, quietness and habitability.

Nearly all of the body components have been redesigned on the new Civic with particular focus on ride and handling, reduced CO2 emissions, interior quality, while preserving the class-leading cabin and boot space and flexible practicality.

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Sep 5, 2011

PT Honda Prospect Motor (HPM) has announced, a component replacement program for Power Window Master Switch component that located on the driver's door for some of the Honda Jazz and City that are produced by a certain time. The total number of units identified in this program is 42,892 units.

There are 35.006 units of Honda Jazz for production March 2006 - May 2008 and 7.886 units of Honda City for production October 2005 - April 2007.

component's damage occurs when the unit switches on the inside of the Power Window Master Switch exposed silicon material of the car interior cleaning and then operated repeatedly over long periods of time. This can cause loss of particles from the switch contacts and accumulates at the small gap in units of Power Window Master Switch. Stacking the possible occurrence of short-circuiting the electrical connections can be made of resin material that switches the unit is exposed to hot melt and cause damage to the power windows.

Until now, no cases have been reported associated with damage to the parts in Indonesia. There are no reports of accidents or injuries that never happened.

For more information about this program, can be found at web site.

Aug 8, 2011

[Harga Honda CR-Z Black Label Edition]. Honda Motor Co. Ltd. has unveiled the CR-Z Alpha Black Label Edition in Japan. Honda CR-Z Alpha Black Label Edition is a CR-Z special edition which sold in a limited complement. In a written statement, Honda said CR-Z Alpha Black Label Edition got a touch on the alloy wheels which are dominated by black color and uses a new color variant : Premium Yellow Pearl for the body as a new touch to the exterior.

While the interior, the CR-Z Alpha Black Label Edition get a touch of black color starting from the front seats, door linings, meter visor to the shift boot. In addition the gas pedal, brake and clutch pedal gets a touch of premium silver color such as the CR-Z JCOTY edition.

Honda CR-Z Honda engines still rely on 1.5-liter i-VTEC engine combined with the battery power of the Integrated Motor Assist (IMA). For the CR-Z label Alpha Black Edition gets an additional power of 14 HP so that the total HP is owned by the CR-Z by 124 HP. And for maximum torque capable of producing 131 lb-ft.

Honda CR-Z Alpha Black Label Edition is sold for 2,510,000 yen or U.S. $ 32,000 for a limited edition. Honda CR-Z previously earned Japan Car of the Year 2010-2011 and has also achieved certification with the highest-rated Euro NCAP five stars for safety levels.

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Honda will launch the new Civic at the IAA Frankfurt Motor Show in September. Developed specifically for the European market, the Civic will be offered exclusively as a five-door hatchback and will compete in the C-segment. It will reach European showrooms in early 2012.

In the build-up to the reveal of the new Civic, Honda is releasing a series of short form films detailing its development. The first of these focuses on ride & handling.

New Honda Civic: Ride and Handling - Two Generations Ahead
The ride and handling of the new Honda Civic has been developed in Europe. Working closely with European colleagues and external experts, the Japanese development team analysed the current Civic's performance. This led to a focus on improving the ride quality of the new Civic, while retaining the sporty handling of the current model.

Honda's engineers were conscious that European roads are some of the most varied in the world, mixing fast highways with poorly surfaced country lanes. Initial testing was carried out at the Research and Development facilities in Japan, before the development team transferred to Europe to finalise the car.

"Every time we visited Europe during the development of the car, we achieved significant improvements in the ride and handling, tuning the car for the local demands," says Kazuo Sunaoshi, Development Leader - Chassis. "The new Civic is not just an evolution. In terms of ride quality, we have taken a major step forwards, equivalent to two generations of development."

The new Civic retains the largest cabin space within the C-segment by utilizing the compact torsion beam rear suspension from the current Civic. To further improve body control and stability at high speeds, the wall thickness of the torsion beam and the diameter of the stabilizer bar have been increased. In addition, overall ride comfort and handling have been developed through the introduction of new fluid-filled compliance bushings to the rear suspension system.

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Aug 3, 2011

Honda has released an image of the New CR-V Concept, which provides the first official glimpse of the styling direction for the all-new, fourth-generation CR-V set to go on sale in the United States by the end of 2011 and in Europe in Autumn 2012.

The New CR-V Concept embraces a distinctive and bold styling direction. Compared to the previous generation, the concept model takes on a more aggressive stance with deeper sculpting of the body lines and a bolder front fascia. The lower front bumper wraps smartly upward to convey SUV capability, while the overall lower front bumper design now integrates more smoothly into the fascia for improved aerodynamics.

The CR-V's vertical taillights remain for the next model with a more three-dimensional style that wraps further into the design of the vehicle. Equipped with more efficient engines compared to the current model, the new CR-V is expected to deliver improved fuel economy.

The CR-V is one of the top-selling SUVs, sold in more than 160 countries throughout Europe, Asia, North America, South America and Africa. The New CR-V Concept will be on first public display at the Orange County International Auto Show in Anaheim, California, in September 2011.

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May 31, 2011

Mugen Euro known as a Honda cars modifier, reported will make modifications to the Honda Jazz as it did against the Honda CR-Z. This information is obtained from

The modification to
Honda Jazz Mugen will use the same engine used for Mugen Honda CR-Z Concept.

No word on whether or not a Jazz Mugen will actually be produced, but it wouldn't be inconceivable.

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PT Honda Prospect Motor (HPM) - a subsidiary of Honda in Indonesia - reported if their production plant is going to be normal starting next month (July 2011). Honda Motor Company recently announced the recovery of production in the United States in August, Britain and Turkey in September 2011.

Jonfis Fandy, Director of Marketing and Sales Service HPM as reported by, said if Honda in Indonesia can recover faster than other areas due to become one of the important market for principals. HPM team, he explained, managed to convince the HMC in order to supply the components to be back like before the disaster March 11 in Japan.

"In July (2011), the capacity of the plant returned to normal from the previous one shift to two shifts. HPM factory production capacity in Karawang, West Java had touched its lowest level since trimmed down 50 percent just 2.000an units in April 2011. But, on the seventh month, the production will become 5.000 units" added Jonfis.

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