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    Official: Honda, SolarCity will partner on solar-energy installments [w/video]
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    Add Honda to the list of companies that Elon Musk is partnering with. This time, though the CEO of Tesla Motors is not involving his electric car company, but instead the home solar-panel installation company SolarCity, chaired by Mr. Musk, which will work with the Japanese automaker to increase ...

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    Official: Honda sells millionth hybrid 13 years after introducing Insight
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    Remember when selling 100,000 hybrids was something to tout? Today, Honda comes calling with the news that, since putting its first-gen Insight on sale in 1999, the company has sold more than a million hybrids around the world. Clearly, the company's gas-electric sales pace is quickening – ...

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    Video: Acura's ILX Hybrid gets all ate up with LED lighting
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    Acura has paired its 2013 ILX Hybrid with the band Metric on its U.S. tour. To keep people as intrigued outside the concert as they are inside, Acura turned the ILX into an LED art car with a 3D display where there should have been an interior. Creating the LED light show took 4,600 hours, that ...

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    Official: Honda bringing four new hybrids to China, including Acura NSX
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    Earlier this year, Honda unveiled a concept version of its Acura NSX at the Detroit Auto Show. Now, the Japanese automaker appears to be taking a speedy approach to hybrid sales in China similar to that mid-engined sports car. Honda is planning to launch at least four hybrids in China under both ...

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    New York: Acura RLX Concept looks to kickstart Honda's premium brand from the top [w/video]
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    There is no sugar-coating the fact that the Acura RL has been a dud since Day One. Honda's luxury brand is painfully aware of this fact, especially since next to nobody purchased the pricey sedan. Then again, the RL has suffered the indignity of being outgunned by a lower-priced model from within ...

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    Report: Acura flagship headed to NY dubbed RLX, hybrid will incorporate e-AWD
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    Acura has big plans for the New York Auto Show next week, notably with the reveal of the replacement for the aging RL. The new vehicle, which will likely be called the RLX, will still make use of a V6, all-wheel drive powertrain, but will rely on electric motors to spin the rear wheels courtesy ...

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    Chicago: 2013 Acura ILX puts a familiar face on entry-level luxury
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    The 2013 Acura ILX is here, and it will be one of the new first-responders to address the perception of Acura's weakened health. It might just be our eyes, but the transition to Acura-spec wheels and paint job makes this look much more of-the-family than the concept shown in Detroit. However, the ...

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    Detroit: Acura NSX Concept portends an efficient hybrid supercar
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    As any Acura diehard would be quick to tell you, a revival of the iconic NSX is long overdue. In true Honda fashion, the automaker decided that, if it was going to go to the trouble of producing a legitimate sportscar, it was going to take on the very best in the industry. Suffice it to say, the ...

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    Breaking: Acura NSX concept, ILX sedan, 2013 RDX coming to Detroit
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    The rumors have been swirling for the better part of six years and now Acura has confirmed that the next generation NSX is finally on its way. The Detroit Auto Show will play host to three new Acura models, with the center ring occupied by a concept version of Acura's next-gen supercar. Playing ...

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    Official: Honda's new goal is best fuel economy in every category within three years
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    Regardless of what you may think of Honda's current styling direction or the excitement level of its latest models, we have the utmost respect for the automaker's engineering talent. So, when Honda sets itself a goal to achieve "top-of-industry fuel efficiency in every vehicle class within three ...

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    Will the next Acura NSX come with a plug?
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    The Acura NSX is likely the hottest car to ever come racing out of Honda's often-staid bullpen, so news that its successor might be a hybrid has raised red flags with some enthusiasts. After all, Honda's hybrid line up hasn't exactly set the world on fire. The Insight has received mediocre ...

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    Report: Acura hybrid could arrive next year
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    Acura is working hard to revamp its existing lineup, and the first phase is underway thanks to some updated sheetmetal. Next year, Acura's main focus will be to increase the fuel efficiency of its portfolio, and this will be accomplished by the addition of hybrid powertrains for certain models. ...

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    Report: Honda's Acura NSX successor to be a hybrid
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    Automotive News (sub. req.) reports that Honda is once again working on a "spiritual "successor" to the long-dead Acura NSX. Though we've heard ramblings that Honda was developing a new-generation NSX, this is the only time we can remember hearing direct quotes from Honda execs confirming the ...

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    Report: 2011 Acura TSX first in line to get hybrid powertrain
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    Closely following Honda CEO Takanobu Ito's admission at the Detroit Auto Show earlier this month that the Acura brand would soon jump head-first into the deep end of the hybrid waters comes a report from Automotive News suggesting that the entry-level TSX sedan would be the first such model from ...

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    Honda CEO Takanobu Ito announces that Acura will add a hybrid
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    While speaking at the Detroit Auto Show yesterday to unveil the production version of the new CR-Z coupe, Honda CEO Takanobu Ito announced that Acura will be adding hybrid models. Ito gave no further insights as to timing or which vehicles would get the hybrid drivetrains, but we're going to ...

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    Acura and Porsche take inaugural ALMS Green Challenge championship
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    Fernandez Acura ARX-01b at Laguna Seca - click above for high-res image gallery
    Season 1 of the American Le Mans Series' Michelin GreenX Challenge is now in the books with Acura and Porsche taking the inaugural season championship. The 2009 season wrapped up at Laguna Seca this weekend with Gil ...

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    With V8s and V10s dead, Acura may instead revive the RSX
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    In recent months, Honda and its Acura division have been struggling with future product plans and how to deal with falling sales and rising fuel economy demands. Acura, in particular, has struggled recently and shifted a significant part of its lineup toward SUVs and crossovers. Acura has already ...

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    Corvette and Acura win first Canadian Green Challenge race
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    Corvette C6.R GT2 - click above for high-res image gallery
    This past weekend, the American Le Mans Series headed north of the border for its annual outing at Mosport northeast of Toronto. This is the first Canadian race since the Michelin Green X Challenge debuted last year at the Petit Le Mans. ...

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    Acura won't get into horsepower war, will focus on efficiency
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    In typical Honda fashion, its premium Acura division will take a different path and has decided not to get sucked into a power race with its rivals. We already knew Acura had shelved plans for a larger V8 engine and a rear wheel drive platform. Product planning manager John Watts told Automotive ...

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    Corvette C6.R GT2 wins ALMS green challenge in first race
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    Corvette C6.R GT2 - click above for high-res image gallery
    Last weekend, the Corvette Racing team debuted its all-new GT2 class Corvette C6.R at the American Le Mans Series race at Mid-Ohio. The pair of Corvettes didn't quite manage an overall class victory on the track but did finish second and ...

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