2011 Honda CR-Z

2006 Honda CR-V And 2011 Honda CR-Z Recalled
2006 Honda CR-V And 2011 Honda CR-Z Recalled

Honda has issued two very different recalls for two very different vehicles: the 2006 Honda CR-V and the 2011 Honda CR-Z. Combined, the two recalls affect nearly 86,000 vehicles on U.S. roadways. The 2006 CR-V's problems center around the power window master switch. Due to a design flaw, the...Read More»

Audi R8 V10
SCN's Top Stories Of 2010: Kevin Rose And Audi's R8 V10, Subaru's Mediocrity, And Lexus

This has been a banner year for social media. As 2010 draws to a close, we take a look back on some of the more memorable moments. Ford has revealed the new 2011 Explorer to the world via social media, while other car companies have just started venturing into the deep waters of viral marketing...Read More»

2011 Mazda3
2011 Honda CR-Z, Kia Soul, Mazda3: Not Quite Five-Star Safety

As part of the latest round of crash-test results released by the federal government last week, two small-car models—the 2011 Kia Soul and 2011 Mazda3—earned a four-star rating overall, while the new Honda CR-Z hybrid received a three-star score. In the new federal frontal barrier test...Read More»

TCC Best Car to Buy 2011
TCC's Best Car to Buy 2011: Green Cars

Whatever your color of politics might be, red or blue, there's little doubt you've been teased by the notion of green cars. Environmentally concerned drivers want the same thing as security hawks: to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels. Though they get to the same place from different starting...Read More»

2010 Volvo S80
The TCC List: The Best Seats in the House

Few factors can make a great car even better--or kill the performance thrill entirely--like car seats. In the 260-plus cars we review each year here at High Gear Media, most just pass across our backsides without much positive or negative impression. But a few seats stand out in our minds as some...Read More»

Screencap from digital brochure for Honda CR-Z
Honda Launches Stunning Brochure For The CR-Z On iPhone, iPad: Is This How The Web Ends?

The truth is, half the digital advertising campaigns we see aren't very good. In fact, more than half. Most are terrible or senseless or both. But the new digital brochure for the Honda CR-Z is different: not only is it a thing of beauty, but it could signal the death of websites as we know them...Read More»

2011 Hyundai Sonata
Today at High Gear Media: Sonata Steering, Paris Previews

The 2011 Hyundai Sonata is being checked out for a steering defect--not an official recall, but the stirrings of one? [TheCarConnection] Fiat is signing up 165 Chrysler dealers to sell the teensy 500 and possibly some Alfa Romeos. [TheCarConnection] A trio of High Gear Media editors have driven the...Read More»

2011 Honda CR-Z
2011 Honda CR-Z: Three Test Drives, Three Editors' Opinions, Five Questions

It's not all that often that three different High Gear Media editors test-drive the same model within a few weeks of each other, but that's what happened with the 2011 Honda CR-Z two-seat hybrid sports coupe. First, editorial director Marty Padgett got our first drive in June and wrote it up for...Read More»

2011 Honda CR-Z
Today at High Gear Media: CR-Z, Tesla and Geek Squad

We've got a second opinion on the 2011 Honda CR-Z. Do you weigh in on "slow and not sporty enough," or "just plain green fun?" Read and reflect. [TheCarConnection] The upcoming Paris auto show is filling its dance card. Up today: the updated 2011 Lexus IS, with some light work around the eyebrows...Read More»

2011 Honda CR-Z
Driven: 2011 Honda CR-Z

Take a look at the rumblings from critics and pundits, and it's apparent that Honda has been burned a bit by expectations with its new CR-Z coupe. Old-school CRX fans don't think the CR-Z is sporty enough and say it's missing the old CRX's light, nimble, autocross-ready feel, while green geeks...Read More»

2011 Honda CR-Z Euro NCAP crash testing
Video: 2011 Honda CR-Z Scores Five Stars In Euro NCAP Crash Test

Our first drive review of the 2011 Honda CR-Z is coming later today, but before that, we have this video of the hopefully-sporty little hybrid scoring five stars in Euro NCAP crash testing. Five starts in the Euro NCAP is a very good result, and bodes well for NHTSA and IIHS testing here in the...Read More»

Alicia Jones
Getting Social: Alicia Jones, Honda's Supervisor Of Corporate Communications

We're kicking off a new feature here at SocialCarNews.com: interviews with major players in the auto industry who use social media every day to raise awareness of products, drive consideration, and connect customers to the brand. First up is none other than Alicia Jones, Supervisor of Corporate...Read More»

Cast of 'Live Every Litre' by Honda
Honda Debuts A New Documentary For The 2011 CR-Z: 'Live Every Litre'

In these days of flashmobs, crowdsourcing, and other clunky neologisms, many automakers have turned to consumers for their ads. Yesterday, we talked about Hyundai's "Uncensored" campaign, which bears more than a few similarities to Ford's "Swap Your Ride" campaign (among others). Now Honda has...Read More»

Facebook app for the Honda CR-Z
Honda Uses Facebook To Promote Another Controversial Model: The CR-Z

The last time Honda used Facebook to promote a brand new model, the results were not so good -- well not so good for Honda, though Facebook fans seemed to enjoy venting some hate. Now, Honda is making another go at the social media marketplace with promos for the new CR-Z, a controversial new ride...Read More»

Screencap from Honda's 'Impossible Dream II' ad
Wednesday Video Break: Honda Dreams An Impossible, Beautiful Dream

If your Wednesday is shaping up to be anything like ours, you probably need a break. Ordinarily, we'd invite you to join us for margaritas and inter-office shuffleboard, but the bigwigs have padlocked the tequila vault, so you'll have to be content with video. Fortunately, we've found some very...Read More»

2011 Honda CR-Z
Video: 2011 Honda CR-Z Selling Strong, Could Redeem Honda's Hybrid Hopes

One year ago, Honda was ramping up for the roll-out of its 2010 Honda Insight hybrid. The company made big predictions about the Insight, boasting that it would outsell the 2010 Toyota Prius in showrooms around the globe. Sadly for Honda, those dreams didn't come true -- not by a longshot -- but if...Read More»

2011 Honda CR-Z
2010 Detroit Auto Show: 2011 Honda CR-Z

What do you get when you take some of the inspiration of Honda’s much-loved CRX two-seater from the 1980s and cross it with the also-much-loved Insight coupe from the past decade, then give it the latest version of Honda’s hybrid system? The 2011 Honda CR-Z. After plenty of anticipation, the...Read More»

Fiat's Sergio Marchionne
Marchionne Ready To Leave Chrysler, Next-Gen SL Spotted: Today’s Car News

Sergio Marchionne is currently the CEO of both Fiat and Chrysler but the role keeps him working close to seven days a week and jet-setting between Europe and North America. It doesn’t help that Marchionne also helps run a farm-equipment business. Nor surprisingly, the Italian executive is...Read More»

2009 Honda Civic
Honda Retools New Product Lineup, Boosts Profit Estimates

Honda's reputation as a manufacturer of green automobiles is about to get a little greener: the company is retooling much of its product line, including the popular Honda Civic, to boost fuel economy and keep auto prices low. Given the lingering financial crisis plaguing most of the world and oil...Read More»

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