2017 – HONDA N-BOX SLASH     

The Japanese brand just introduced the revamped Honda N-Box Slash, a styling upgrade for one of its Kei Cars to the local market. This Honda model was the latest to arrive at the N series – accompanied by the N-One, N-WGN and N-Box – just two years ago and with a design focus quite different from the retro style of the original version. Now, the Honda N-Box Slash undergoes an upgrade featuring a new interior trim, more equipment, wheels and external color options. The new Trekking interior finish is focused on outdoor activities, and includes a new window treatment that reduces UV and IR radiation as well as adding more USB inputs. Buyers can choose from 16 paint schemes in two shades and 25 smooth colors (including three new ones), as well as six in-house packages. According to Japanese regulations, all Kei Cars must be powered by 660 cc motors, so in this case the brand has chosen a tri-cylinder available in both the natural and turbo charged versions, which sends power to the front axle or four-wheel drive by means of a continuously variable drive. Its price in Japan starts at 1,320,000 yen, which equals just over 42,000 reais.


The Honda Clarity Fuel Cell is powered by a fuel cell with a power output of over 100 kW – 134 hp. The main feature is related to its fuel cell which is about 33% lower compared to the previous generation, to the point that its size is comparable to Honda’s V6 engine. This allowed the system to be placed under the hood. This solution allowed playing with the spaces to achieve an excellent occupation, with an interior allowing to correctly accommodate up to five occupants. The electric motor has a maximum power of 130 kW (174 hp), achieving at the same time an autonomy that exceeds 700 km, significantly higher than its most direct competitor, since the Toyota Mirai reaches the 500 km of autonomy. The fuel cell has a high-capacity hydrogen storage tank, which can be refueled in about three minutes, about the same time as it takes to fill the tank of a conventional vehicle.

2017 – HONDA CR-V

The Honda CR-V is one of the most important models in the Japanese brand’s product line, and in its fifth generation arrives with larger dimensions and an exterior design that evolves in format of the previous model, which will allow you to compete in better conditions with your segment rivals. In terms of design, it maintains the traits of the previous model, adds some touches of the latest models, such as the Civic, LED headlights and a new active grille, which opens or closes depending on the cooling needs of the engine, allowing to improve its coefficient. Its slightly larger dimensions have allowed it to improve its interior, while the passenger compartment has a more contemporary design. A brand new 7.0-inch touch-screen infotainment system with support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, remote starter, pushbutton, electric parking brake, two-zone automatic climate control, heated front seats with electric adjustment and memories, heated mirrors, etc. The engines offer some new features, such as the new 1.5-liter turbo petrol engine with 190 hp, the same that is used by the new Honda Civic. In addition, it retains the 2.4 liter natural aspiration, which now produces 184 hp, in both cases combined with an automatic transmission of the CVT type and front-wheel or four-wheel drive.


Honda presented the new Gienia at the Chengdu Hall in China. This is a liftback version of Honda City, initially only available for the Chinese market.
The new Honda Gienia uses the Honda City platform and is based on the Honda B prototype that was shown at the Beijing Motor Show in 2014. The Gienia measures 4,517 mm in length, 1,705 mm in width, 1,477 mm in height, and has a distance between -2600 mm axles. In terms of aesthetics it presents a front that highlights its large grid with chrome frames, main headlights with integrated daytime LED lights and antinebline headlights. At the rear is where the biggest differences arise in relation to City, with a liftback design that includes a glass rear cover, a large airfoil, taillights that cover the entire width of the car and flashlights antineblina integrated in the bumper and surrounded by a chrome frame. The equipment includes keyless access, front and rear parking sensors, rear view camera, electric sunroof, blind spot alert, range maintenance alert, large touch screen infotainment system, leather upholstery, light alloy, etc. So far they have not released the technical data, but possibly use the 1.5-liter i-VTEC gasoline engine 129 hp, coupled with a five-speed manual or automatic CVT type, a configuration already used by several Honda models on the market Chinese.


The Honda NeuV Concept is a pure electric prototype whose idea is to propose an innovative form of mobility with an emotional motor that learns from the driver. NeuV stands for ‘New Electric Urban Vehicle’ and was conceived taking into account that private vehicles are 96% of their average lifespan on average. The concept of NeuV is to operate as a shared vehicle when the owner is not using it. The model will pick up and leave customers at the destination, as well as being able to sell electricity to the grid when it is idle, making the downtime even more profitable. That is, financially the car can pay itself with these services of sharing and selling energy when it is not being used.

In addition to all this, the NeuV functions as a personal assistant, thanks to the emotional engine called HANA (Honda Automated Network Assistance) that learns from the driver, detecting the emotions that are implied in their judgments and actions. HANA can apply what it learns from decisions made by the driver to help make new choices and recommend other procedures.
To facilitate the experience, the NeuV has a large touch panel that the driver and passenger can access, the visibility to the exterior is optimized by a panoramic windshield and a waist line that allows wide visibility in parking maneuvers. Access is made through two doors that open outward and backward through a complex system. Generously sized doors that leave the entire interior exposed, thus facilitating access. The NeuV has two seats plus cargo space.

2017 – HONDA NSX

Honda took advantage of its recent presence at the Estoril Autodrome in Portugal to test the latest generation of the Honda NSX and photograph its iconic supersport for official release. Honda took advantage of the mild weather and accessible conditions of the Estoril circuit to test the capabilities of the four engines of the new NSX. With a planned arrival in European markets in the fall, the Japanese super sports car combines a three-block V6 petrol engine (SH-AWD: Super Handling All-Wheel Drive) for a total power of 573 hp and a torque of 646 Nm. To accelerate from 0 to 100 km / h the new NSX only needs 3.0 seconds and can reach the maximum speed of 308 km / h. In terms of consumption, Honda announces 9.7 km / l in the city, 10.1 km / l on the road and 10 km / l combined, emitting 228 g / km of CO2. Inside, the leather and Alcantara trim uses state-of-the-art technology with a 8.0-inch TFT touchscreen, plus a premium audio system, dual zone air conditioning and connectivity with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto among many others.


It was in January that Liberty Walk announced that its next project would be based on Honda NSX. Now, after nine months, comes the final result of his work, and as usual in other projects of the Japanese preparer, draws attention wherever he goes. It draws particular attention to the fact that for the hybrid sportsman chose not to use one of the most usual elements of their preparations. These are oversized wheel arches with rivets that pop into view, something that has become the hallmark of the house in recent years. Despite this, it has a specific body kit made of parts made of carbon fiber, which are also available in fiber with reinforced plastic. The new elements range from the front spoiler to the large rear airfoil, through the larger side skirts and the new diffuser. In addition, wear Forgiato wheels in black and silver colors, although do not rule out that when presented at the SEMA Show 2017 show another design for the wheels. In the mechanical part there are only minor modifications like an exhaust system developed by the Fi Exhaust and the pneumatic suspension created for NSX by Airrex. It maintains intact its supercharged 3.56 V6 engine with 506 hp and 550 Nm of torque, supported by a small electric motor of 50 hp and 135 Nm, to which are added two others located in the front axle and that provide 40 hp and 72 Nm each.


The Honda Ridgeline is being unveiled at the Detroit Motor Show in 2016 and will become one of the great new features of the American show: the average pickup with which Honda will enter the fray in one of the most exciting and growing segments in the United States. Although huge pickups, such as the Ford F-150, continue to be America’s favorite options, the average segment each day has more followers and virtually all major brands in the United States have already launched some model focused on this segment. The Honda Ridgeline has in its handle of sight the Toyota Tacoma and the Chevrolet Colorado. In order to face the two, the second generation Honda Ridgeline arrives with a more modern design inspired directly by the brand’s SUVs, such as the Honda CR-V. However, his style risks the least, with the body coming up with a very simple appearance, without aesthetic bragging, where the straight lines are the protagonists.

In terms of size, the Honda Ridgeline 2017 grows in almost all dimensions: it is 13.7 cm wider and 10 cm longer. The load capacity of the rear bucket grows up to 725 kg. The material with which the hopper is covered allows for a safer load with a completely flat surface. The Honda Ridgeline will be exclusively equipped with a 3.5-liter V6 engine and a six-speed automatic transmission. For the first time, the Ridgeline can rely on front-wheel drive or full-power, to the liking of the customer. The integral traction system will have four operating modes: normal, sand, snow and mud. But in addition to the practical elements of this type of vehicle, used on many occasions for work, the Honda Ridgeline features comfort elements such as a 540-watt audio system, an 8-inch touch screen compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay and a button start system. In terms of safety, the Honda Ridgeline 2017 comes equipped with all the expected systems of a current car: unintentional shift warning system, collision warning, multi-angle camera, among others. Like the previous model, the Honda Ridgeline was developed exclusively by Honda’s development department in the United States and will be manufactured at the brand’s plant in Lincoln, Alabama.

Extended Warranties for Cars Can Be a Life Saver

Extended warranties for cars can be a real comfort for drivers if something breaks down. Most new cars come with warranties but because the brand new car has very few issues, most often it is not even used before it expires. This brings the need for extended warranties which can be a life-saver for used car owners. Because older cars tend to break down more often a warranty can save you big bucks. The difficult part is that extended warranties for cars can be extremely confusing. The small print on the contract can be overwhelming. Because of this, most people simply take the advice of the car salesman and purchase the warranty that is put in front of them. So, let’s make things a little easier for you. Here are some things you should look for when purchasing an extended warranty for a car. Some are offered at 0 percent and obviously this is the most attractive warranty there is. Remember that even if the warranty is offered at 3 percent, this can add up quickly with more expensive repairs. Finding the best indoor corvette car cover here. Next, be sure that the warranty includes road-size service as well as towing. It is not often that a car breaks down in the parking lot of a mechanic’s shop so it is a smart thing to have these helpful services included in your extended warranty. Towing your vehicle can be quite expensive.

Another helpful feature is lock-out assistance. This provides service in case you lock your keys in the vehicle and have no other way to get in. As well, some extended warranties offer car rental free for its carriers. If your repairs put your car in the shop for 4 or 5 days, renting a car out of your own pocket will cost you plenty of green. Something else that is important to check on is their claims system. Paying for an extended warranty should leave you with peace of mind. Having to fork out the money for repairs until the claim is paid out can be a real pain in the neck. Be sure that the warranty doesn’t limit you to only one or two repair shops. There are warranties that expect you to use a mechanic that they have partnered with and this can become a real inconvenience. Find a company that can be used no matter where ever you are. Ask if you can transfer the warranty should you sell this car and get a new one. If they will not transfer it, ask if they will give you a rebate should you sell the car. For the repairs that the warranty covers, discover if they pay for it in full or only a percentage. Some warranties make it sound like the repairs will be covered but in actuality, you end up paying the higher percentage. For example, four different kinds of steel are embedded into the body of one compact car, while an ACE safety system channels.

Britax Roundabout 55 Child Car Seat Review

Having recently had the chance to get my hands on a Britax Roundabout 55 I can say that, as far as Britax convertible car seats go, they are continuing with their tradition of building safe, high quality car seats. The Britax 55 follows on from other Britax car seats, and indeed is meant as a direct replacement for the Britax 50, which itself, was a fine seat. Like a lot of similar convertible car seats, it places safety as it’s No 1 priority. This of course, is absolutely right. The important thing that most manufacturers remember, though sadly not all, is that while our children must be kept safe, they also need to be comfortable. This, as with other Britax car seats, is not a problem. Your child will be very secure and comfortable in the Britax 55. Britax have remembered that at any given time, our children may have several layers of clothes on, and to allow for this, they have made the Britax very easy to adjust. It measures 19.5 x 18.5 x 26 inches, and weighs 17 pounds so although it’s not the biggest child car seat you will ever see, it isn’t particularly light. However, as I have said with my other convertible car seat reviews, the weight of the seat is only really relevant if you intend to continually remove it, or transfer it from one car to another. I will be honest and say I don’t know of any official figures, but speaking to my girlfriends, I would say the majority of them don’t tend to remove our seats from the cars too often.

Here are some of the features:

It has Safe cell technology which during an accident will allow the safe cells to compress which in turn should stop your child being propelled toward the front of the car. To strengthen the connection to the car during a crash, it has integrated steel bars which can help reduce forward momentum Side impact protection which will help to shield your child from any potential crush injuries caused by vehicle intrusion Fits children from 5 pounds up to 55 pounds Ease of use for Britax Roundabout 55 Heritable Roundabout 55 has some great features which make it a breeze to install and use. A friend of a friend has one and she confirmed that she and her husband found it easy to attach to the latch system in her car. The strap tightening system is not dissimilar to the Chic co brand so if you are familiar with that and liked it, then this could be for you. Once installed, the connectors can be easily uninstalled by a push button mechanism that makes life very simple. The seat does come with a manual which advises against washing the cover. My friend’s friend did say however, that due to an older brother spilling incident, she had to wash the cover and luckily it came out fine. The Britax Roundabout 55 comes with a one year limited warranty, which will be in addition to your statutory rights should the seat be faulty, although I have certainly never heard of a Britax having any such problems. Overall, the Britax Roundabout 55 is a quality seat that, like other Britax car seats, takes safety very seriously, and if you buy this seat, you can rest assured that your children will be safe and comfortable.

Leasing a Car Might Be the Answer For You

How do I lease a car? If leasing a car is something you have never done, it is a good idea to know all you can about the process. Leasing a car can have its advantages as well as its disadvantages. Knowing how to lease a car can save you money each month and avoid any possible pitfalls that could arise. Consider what you use the car for. If you will be leasing to bus your children around to neighborhood events, you may want to choose a SUV or SUV crossover. This will assure you have enough room for everyone in the family. If you will be leasing a vehicle to work from, you may want to choose a more gas-friendly car that will get you better gas mileage. In this situation you want to be aware of how much mileage you will be driving. One of the biggest down-falls of a lease can be going over the allotted mileage per year for the term of the lease. These fees will be charged at the end of the lease and could be quite costly when you go to turn in the lease.

Once you have determined the type of vehicle you are interested in leasing, visit the manufacturer dealership of your choice. Sit down with the salesman and ask the difference in total cost of a lease over a 2 year period versus that of a 3 year lease. It is not advisable to lease over the three year period because the manufacturer’s warranty will only cover 36 months. On a lease car you are responsible for the maintenance of the vehicle. Negotiate the price of the lease including the interest rate along with all additional fees. Be aware that some dealerships will try to sell you solely on the monthly payment and it could be advantageous for you to know both the total cost and the monthly payment at the time of negotiations. Next, inquire about cash back incentives the manufacturer may be running on particular models. A cash back incentive is where the manufacturer offers cash amounts of $1,000 or $1,500 dollars at the time of signing the lease. Typically these can be deducted up front and could help you save money.

The final answer to, “How do I lease a car?” is to be sure and carry insurance with full coverage. The manufacturer will require this before the lease agreement can be signed. The lease holder is going to want assurance that in case of an accident the cost of the car can be recovered. The other half of the insurance equation is something called GAP insurance. GAP insurance will cover the difference that you owe on the car and what it is worth in the event of a loss. Now you know what to consider before leasing a car so you can make an intelligent decision that will fit your needs and wants. You won’t have to worry about buyer’s remorse after signing on the dotted line.

Court Action Following a Car Crash

Individual injury claims along with other kinds of law suits are normal where automobile accidents are engaged. Believe that it would not happen to you? Think about for a single minute about how lawsuit-mad the United States is. You cannot grab a local newspaper in recent times while not reading about somebody suing someone else for…. whatever. You look at the post and express, “That’s insane. There is absolutely no way a person must be able to sue for this”. Being a driver it is very important to be sure you have got yourself protected in the instance of a motor vehicle crash to secure yourself from this kind of likely law suits. Insurance plan, how you drive and just how you behave at the scene of an incident can all make a huge difference. There are several things you can do to minimize the risk of a pricey claim, whilst defending yourself along with your spouse and children on the road.

Take advantage of the Correct Insurance coverage

Analyze the liability protections needed in the state you are currently living. It’s your duty to get the bare minimum sum of coverage needed by state laws where you drive. Such minimum requirements, however, in certain states aren’t sufficient to offset expensive lawsuits. You will have to examine the minimum amount liability protection in your state to figure out whether or not this equals enough to cover up a financially demanding lawsuit. Examine insurance policies properly and ensure you understand everything that your plan covers and which people it covers. If only you happen to be protected as a car owner and your husband or wife gets into a car accident whilst driving your motor vehicle, the insurance coverage will not pay off.

Travel Defensively

Follow all traffic regulations while driving. Disregarding traffic regulations, like driving too fast, can be a key root cause that leads to incidents on motorways. Following traffic laws and regulations decreases your chance of an automobile accident and following legal cases. Avoid driving aggressively and permitting your emotions benefit from the best of you while in the driver’s seat. It takes only a second to trigger an auto accident, just like getting angry at a person who just cut you off, stepping over the gas and driving through a red traffic light, creating a crash. Concentrate if driving in awful weather conditions. In cases where visibility is poor, your reaction time frame is significantly less and in case you don’t reduce speed, you undoubtedly boost your chances for a car crash.

Around the Scene of the Collision

Watch exactly what you mention at the location of an incident. When you are in a car crash, anything you would say at the scene is quite crucial. Never ever take responsibility for the car accident, neither should you state anything to drag yourself, as well as in any claims provided to the authorities, even if you live in a no fault state. Acquire the proper details. When taking part in a collision, it is best to document all facts you possibly can at the location. You will want to report the model and make of all the motor vehicles included have the names of all motorists as well as the owners’ insurance companies and policy numbers. File the crash to the Department of Motor Vehicles at the earliest opportunity, immediately after a collision.