News in brief: Acura to debut hybrid car

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The 2012 North American International Auto Show will mark the debut of three new vehicles from Acura – including its first hybrid car. Known as the Acura ILX Concept it will include Acura’s first [.]. Green cars Hybrid cars Latest news Acura Detroit Motor Show hybrid car North American International Auto ShowThree powertrains will be featured in a new luxury compact saloon car that will be launched in the spring of 2012.

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Acura NSX Supercar Unveiled In Detroit: This Time It's a Hybrid!

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The 2015 Detroit Auto Show saw the return of a fan-favorite supercar, with a new twist. First shown as a concept way back in 2012, the 2016 Acura NSX arrives with a hybrid all-wheel drive powertrain. DON''T MISS: Honda FCV Concept: Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Vehicle Coming In 2016 (Live Photos) The first-generation Acura (or Honda, in most parts of the

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2013 Acura RL To Feature NSX Hybrid All-Wheel Drive System

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Remember the Acura NSX Concept from the 2012 Detroit Auto Show? Of course you do--it's one of the most striking concept cars in years, and its hybrid system is a statement of intent that performance and parsimony can go hand-in-hand. That same drivetrain will now feature in the 2013 Acural RL, reports Automotive News. Known as Sport Hybrid SH-AWD

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Acura NSX Hybrid Supercar Details, Tesla Model S P85D And Honda FCV In Detroit: Today's Car News

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The Acura NSX hybrid supercar from the automaker''s luxury division debuts at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show, while the Honda FCV fuel-cell concept made its North American debut there. The 2015 Tesla Model S P85D was on hand for its first auto-show appearance as well. Honda is in the spotlight today. All this and more on Green Car Reports. We''ve got

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Acura NSX Concept: All-Wheel Drive Hybrid Supercar For 2015

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It's the revival of a legendary supercar, the mid-engined all-wheel drive aluminum Acura NSX, and it's said to be a hybrid. Announced today at the Detroit Auto Show to applause from the assembled press corps, the new Acura NSX Concept was presented by no less a personage than Takanobu Ito What more could Green Car Reports fans possibly want?

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Acura NSX Hybrid Supercar Pre-Order Books Open. In UK

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For Honda and Acura fans it''s been far too long since the companies made something truly exciting for driving enthusiasts. That should change when the new Acura NSX supercar arrives, following its debut fanfare at the Detroit Auto Show last year. Acura hasn''t yet revealed a release date for the NSX, nor full specifications on its hybrid

Refreshed 2017 Acura MDX SUV debuts in New York with Sport Hybrid Powertrain; 26 mpg combined

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Acura unveiled the restyled and refreshed 2017 MDX luxury SUV at the New York International Auto Show, adding available Sport Hybrid Super Handling-All Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) powertrain technology as a model option. The 2017 MDX was designed by the Acura Design Studio in Torrance, Calif.,

Acura ILX Concept Walkthrough: 2012 Detroit Auto Show Video

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Last week we brought you live photos of Acura's ILX compact luxury sedan from the 2012 Detroit Auto Show. As Acura's first compact sedan since the Integra, it's tasked with bringing new buyers to the brand. With sharp styling and some economical engines from the Honda Civic, it may just do that. Our man Joel Feder has shot a video previewing the

Acura unveils new NSX high performance hybrid sports car

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Acura unveiled the production model of the next-generation NSX at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). The NSX was introduced at the auto show under the theme of “Precision Crafted Performance.” NSX at the reveal. Click to enlarge.

Acura RLX Concept makes world debut in New York; first application of Acura Sport Hybrid SH-AWD

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2013 Acura RLX Concept. Acura held the world debut of the Acura RLX Concept at the New York International Auto Show. The Sport-Hybrid SH-AWD system was introduced at the 2012 North American International Auto Show in January on the NSX Concept.

2013 Acura ILX Hybrid Expected To Reach 38 MPG Highway

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The 2013 Acura ILX will be the company's first entry into the compact sedan market since the Integra, but of most interest to GreenCarReports readers is the hybrid version. Previewed in concept form at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show, the production ILX, Acura's first ever hybrid model, will make its debut at the 2012 Chicago Auto Show this week

Honda to install public CNG fueling station near Marysville Auto Plant

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HAM) will install a compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station on its Marysville Auto Plant property in Marysville, Ohio. Over the past 13 years, Honda plants in North America have reduced waste sent to landfills by 91.9%; and in the most recent full fiscal year, ended March 31, 2013 (FY2013) CO 2 emissions from the production of Honda and Acura vehicles in North America were down 16.2%.

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Acura introduces three new vehicles at Detroit show; two hybrid powertrains

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Acura also announced that the next-generation NSX will feature Acura’s new Sport Hybrid SH-AWD technology, is expected to debut in the next three years, and will be developed by an engineering team led by Honda R&D Americas, Inc., Acura ILX Concept. Acura NSX Concept.

Nissan e-NV200 Electric Van Concept: 2012 Detroit Auto Show

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Okay, so an electric van isn't as exciting as a hybrid supercar like the Acura NSX concept, or even a fuel-efficient, sporty compact like the 2013 Dodge Dart - but it's still an important vehicle. That's because the regular Nissan NV200 is soon to be servicing New York City as the official replacement for the trusty Crown Vic. Nissan has been

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Updated Acura NSX Hybrid Supercar Concept Debuts In Detroit

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It’s not quite the production version of the new NSX that we were hoping for, but the updated concept car presented at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show today does give us a much better idea as to what the production version, due sometime in the next couple of years, will be like.

Acura MDX Hybrid Coming

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Acura To Add Hybrid Option to the 2013 MDX. The Acura MDX from Honda has a decade-long track record as a reliable mid-sized luxury SUV. Fuel economy for the hybrid and standard versions of the 2013 Acura MDX might also benefit thanks to a switch in the engine and transmission.

Acura debuts three new vehicles at Detroit Motor Show

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The North American International Auto Show was the setting for Acura to debut three new vehicles – including two with hybrid powertrains. Green cars Latest news Acura Acura ILX Concept Acura NSX Concept Acura RDX Detroit Motor Show North American International Auto Show

World debut for Acura RLX Concept

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The newcomers have been arriving thick and fast at the New York International Auto Show – with the Acura RLX Concept (pictured) the latest vehicle to make a debut. Featuring a 3.5litre direct-injected VTEC V6 engine and a sport hybrid all-wheel drive system, the Acura RLX Concept also makes use of three electric motors to [.]. Green cars Latest news Acura Acura RLX Concept green cars New York International Auto Show

Acura to debut 3 new vehicles at the 2012 North American International Auto Show including its first gasoline-electric hybrid

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Acura will unveil three new vehicles at the 2012 North American International Auto Show including a new compact sports sedan, a redesigned RDX crossover sport utility vehicle, and a concept version of the next generation Acura NSX super car. The Acura ILX Concept is a styling study of a new luxury compact sedan scheduled for launch in spring 2012. Acura also will unveil a prototype of the 2013 RDX, the second generation of Acura’s five-passenger SUV.

Honda of Canada Mfg. to invest $492M in Ontario manufacturing plants; $83.6M in government grants

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In 1986, Honda became the first Japanese auto maker to build a manufacturing facility in Canada. HCI) was founded in 1969 and is the parent company for both Honda and Acura vehicle brands in Canada. Honda Canada has sold more than four million Honda and Acura passenger cars and light trucks in Canada. Honda of Canada Mfg. HCM), a division of Honda Canada Inc.,

Acura NSX Concept Hybrid Supercar To Be Built In U.S.

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Yesterday, we told you about Acura’s NSX Hybrid Concept Car, unveiled at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show. Then a few hours later, we treated you to our own photo gallery of the NSX unveiling live from the show floor, along with the news that it would reach production in 2015. Yesterday, we mentioned that the all-new supercar would be designed and

Acura NSX Hybrid Concept: 2012 Detroit Auto Show

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Ever since Acura ditched the much-loved NSX back in 2005, Honda hasn’t had an “everyday supercar” to call its own. Now the Japanese automaker has decided to let the venerable NSX be reborn: as a leaner, faster, greener version of its former self: the Acura NSX Hybrid Concept. On display at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show, the NSX

Acura provides more technical detail on NSX sports hybrid AWD powertrain, body

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Acura unveiled the production model of the next-generation NSX at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) this past January ( earlier post ), and now has provided more technical detail on the high-performance hybrid sports car and its new Sport Hybrid-AWD power unit.

Honda targeting 2/3 of unit sales from PHEVs, HEVs and ZEVs by ~2030; PHEVs the core of electrification

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Honda will add some new positions, including new positions in charge of the area of product development, a new position in charge of conducting evaluations from the standpoint of the entire vehicle consistently for all models and new positions in charge of supervising design creation of Honda and Acura models, respectively, on a global basis. The East Liberty Auto Plant in Ohio will start producing the Acura MDX in 2017 as the second plant to produce light truck models in North America.

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2014 Acura MDX features new 3.5L i-VTEC V-6 with cylinder deactivation

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Acura unveiled the 2014 MDX luxury SUV at the 2013 New York International Auto Show (NYIAS). The 2014 Acura MDX is scheduled to go on sale at US Acura dealers nationwide this summer and will be available in four grades.

2014 Acura NSX Hybrid Supercar: Will Debut January In Detroit

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At the start of this year, at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show, Honda’s luxury arm Acura wooed the crowds with the world premiere of its NSX hybrid supercar concept. At the time, Acura promised its new flagship car would be on the roads for 2015 and ran a Super Bowl ad so popular, it crashed Acura’s website. Now it looks as if Acura has

Honda adjusting production at North American plants due to flooding in Thailand; auto production at 50% through 10 November

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American Honda Motor will temporally adjust automobile production at all six Honda auto plants in the US and Canada due to the disruption of the flow of parts from Honda suppliers in Asia because of the ongoing flooding in Thailand. Auto production will be at approximately 50% of the original plan through 10 Nov. In 2010, 87% of the Honda and Acura automobiles sold in the United States were produced in North America.

Acura Debuting New Models In Detroit, Including First U.S. Built Hybrid

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Acura is debuting three new models at the upcoming 2012 Detroit Auto Show, including a concept vehicle that shows the styling for the next NSX sports car, a second-generation RDX crossover concept and the all new Acura ILX sedan concept. Based on the Honda Civic, the 2013 Acura ILX will serve as Acura's new gateway vehicle and hopefully bring new

Honda showcasing RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD at LA Auto Show

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Honda will showcase the upcoming Acura RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD at the LA Auto Show later this month. A concept combination of the RLX and Acura Sport Hybrid SH-AWD powertrain was unveiled as the RLX concept at the New York International Auto Show in 2012, earlier post.). The RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD will join the 310-horsepower RLX with Precision All-Wheel Steer (P-AWS) in the Acura model line in 2014.

Toyota hybrids top reliability survey

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Japanese models dominated the new Consumer Reports 2012 Annual Auto Reliability Survey, with Toyota followed by Mazda, Subaru, Honda and Acura, in that order. Toyota has topped a US reliability survey, with its new Prius c hybrid model named the most reliable model.

Honda to introduce three hybrids to China market this year, local production of EVs

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With two weeks to go until the opening of the Beijing International Auto Show, Hond Motor (China) Investment outlined its mid-term business strategy for China, covering both the Honda and Acura brands. Honda will also introduce in China the new Acura NSX, which uses the Sport Hybrid SH-AWD (Super Handling All Wheel Drive) hybrid system. The powertrains of all Acura models also will be renewed by the end of 2015.

Honda R&D Americas opens new advanced design studio in downtown Los Angeles

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has opened an Advanced Design Studio in downtown Los Angeles for the creation of future Honda and Acura automobile and mobility design concepts. Honda R&D Americas operates three distinct design studios as part of its Los Angeles Center—the new Advanced Design Studio in Los Angeles, and two Torrance-based studios, the Honda Design Studio and Acura Design Studio, which are responsible for the styling design of new Honda and Acura vehicles. Honda R&D Americas, Inc.,

Honda’s Indiana plant to boost production capacity; add Civic Hybrid

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Indiana was the first Honda plant in North America to build a hybrid vehicle when it started Acura ILX Hybrid production in April. HMIN produces the Civic Sedan and the Civic Natural Gas on the same assembly line with the Acura ILX. Considering current Honda Civic Natural Gas, Acura ILX Hybrid and future Civic Hybrid production, HMIN has the most diverse alternative-fuel production capability of any plant in North America.

Honda launches new “Green Path” initiatives for manufacturing and operations; new $210M paint line at Marysville with new 4C2B process

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Among these is a $210-million investment in a new, more environmentally responsible auto-body painting facility and innovative paint process at its Marysville, Ohio auto plant (MAP), the largest of Honda’s eight auto plants in North America. from a high of 755 kg/auto in FY11.

Ford puts the pedal down on performance … but not with electric drive technology right now

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At the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit this week, Ford delivered first proof of that focus with the reveal of the new Ford GT carbon-fiber supercar, as well as the new F-150 Raptor based on the new aluminum F-150 and the Shelby GT350R Mustang.

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Honda investing additional $215 million in Ohio operations; Earth Dreams engines and transmissions

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The technical training centers for powertrains at Anna and auto manufacturing in Marysville will provide Honda engineers, equipment service technicians and line-side associates with opportunities to develop skills that will refine their technical know-how in a hands-on environment. Seven Honda auto plants in the North American region, including four in the US, have the capacity to produce 1.63

SiriusXM buying connected vehicle unit of Agero for $530M

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Following the acquisition, SiriusXM will provide connected vehicle services to more automotive manufacturers—including Acura, BMW, Honda, Hyundai, Infiniti, Lexus, Nissan and Toyota—than any other telematics provider. Telematics and connected vehicle solutions are key elements in the future of the auto industry; SiriusXM asserts that its acquisition of the connected vehicle business of Agero establishes it as the leading provider for services in this growing industry.

Honda to build new plant in Mexico for production of subcompact vehicles, starting in 2014

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million square meters site in a suburb of Celaya, Guanajuato, about 210 miles east of HDM’s two existing plants in El Salto, Jalisco, which build automobiles, motorcycles and auto parts. The plant will be the eighth Honda auto plant in North America—and its 10 th auto assembly line—and will boost Honda’s capital investment in its North American operations to nearly US$21 billion. Honda de Mexico, S.A. de C.V., (HDM),

Honda to end production of the Insight hybrid, commits to the expansion of hybrid offerings in the US

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By contrast, Honda sold about 23,000 hybrids across the Honda and Acura brands in the US in 2013, representing about 1.5% —Michael Accavitti, senior vice president of auto operations at American Honda. Annual sales of the second-generation Honda Insight. Data: Honda.

Ford returning to Le Mans in 2016 with Ford GT

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The new race car is based on the all-new Ford GT supercar unveiled in January at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS).