2019 – HONDA HR-V US VERSION   

Last week the new HR-V 2019 was landed in US dealers. Honda’s well-known SUV debuts major news in terms of both connectivity and safety. All this seasoned with a revised and updated image to show a more youthful, modern and with a touch of sportiness. Seeking to improve its appeal, the Honda HR-V incorporates new design traits both on the exterior and interior. On the outside of the Japanese SUV, the main news comes quickly, just take a quick look at the images below. The grille has been revised and features a new interpretation of Honda’s distinctive design, as well as a dark chrome finish. The lower grilles were also redesigned and the antinebline headlamps were enlarged to give the HR-V a more aggressive posture. In relation to the rear, the thin chrome strip that connects both lanterns and the darkened flashing lights will be the most important changes that can be found. Also added were three new colors for the body: Orange Burst Metallic, Midnight Amethyst Metallic and Platinum White Pearl.

As for the interior of the Honda HR-V 2019, the first thing that catches the eye is the new infotainment system with a 7.0-inch touch screen that, according to the brand, is easier and more intuitive to use. Also new paddings were introduced for the seats, the cup holders were upgraded, as were the top door panels. On the other hand, the new line of the HR-V in the United States benefits from the arrival of two trim levels: Sport and Touring, which add to the LX and EX finishes that were already available. Honda has made several adjustments to improve the sound insulation of the interior and thus reduce the noise level coming from the exterior. Among the technological equipment is the compatibility with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, 3D navigation and HD radio, in addition to SiriusXM. In addition, as standard, all models have a number of driving assistance systems such as adaptive cruise control and unintentional lane exit warning. In mechanical terms, the big news is that the six-speed manual transmission disappears from the line. Now the 143-hp four-cylinder i-VTEC 1.8-liter gasoline engine will be available only with a CVT-type automatic transmission.

2019 – HONDA HR-V US VERSION

Honda has revealed details about the new HR-V in its European version. The model is characterized by an updated design and a refined interior that stands out for its comfort. According to the Japanese manufacturer, it is the most sophisticated HR-V ever made. Outwardly, the new HR-V assumes characteristics of other models of the Honda line. Recalling the ‘Solid Wing Face’ concept, the front is characterized by a shiny new chrome panel that replaces the traditional black grille. Still in the front, it is possible to identify deeper air inlets, circular shaped fog lights and new main headlights that include daytime LEDs. The back is marked by a chrome frieze and by darkened lanterns. A new color and new alloy wheels complete the look. Inside, redesigned front seats come in the seat and backrest, resulting in additional comfort. The fabric of the standard coatings is of superior quality, while the top-of-the-line versions use a leather lining with reinforced seams that contribute to creating a more sporty look. According to Honda, sound insulation has been substantially improved since the new HR-V incorporates noise canceling technology (ANC) that uses two microphones and speakers to cancel the low-frequency noise emitted by the engine. On the whole, the cabin is much more refined.

In the initial launch phase, the engine line will consist of a 1.5-liter petrol i-VTEC block capable of developing 130 horsepower and 155 Nm of torque at 4,600 rpm. It can be coupled to a six-speed manual transmission or to a CVT automatic. According to the specifications announced, the version equipped with the manual transmission needs 10.7 seconds to accelerate from 0 to 100 km / h, whereas the one that integrates the automatic needs 11.2 seconds. Based on the version equipped with the automatic transmission, fuel consumption stands at 18.9 km / l and CO2 emissions at 121 g / km. The new Honda HR-V is already being manufactured and the first deliveries in Europe are scheduled for October.

2019 – HONDA MODULO NEO CLASSIC RACER

Tokyo Auto Salon will open its doors on January 11, but a serious car contender emerges. This is the Honda Modulo Neo Classic Racer, a concept based on the Honda S660 Neo Classic, but in a racing car format that fits nicely with its retro style. A creation that was born as a concept model specific to the Tokyo Motor Show, but was eventually released as a body kit for the Honda S660, the particular Kei-car roadster with central engine. However here we see details that make this little car into a spectacular sports car, like semi-automatic headlights that mimic classic racing cars that hide headlights with strips of tape, wide wheel arches with the bolts appearing, a tail-type airfoil of duck and a set of wheels and tires also with a style of retro competition. The whole set adds a matte metallic painting accompanied by a series of stickers on the hood, the ceiling and the doors, creating an attractive and compact racing car. What we do not know is if its undeniable aspect racer will be accompanied by a mechanic to the height. Recalling that the S660 series has only 63 hp and 104 Nm of maximum torque in a 658cc three-cylinder engine, coupled with a six-speed manual transmission. On the bright side is that it allows you to be very light, exactly 839 pounds. The downside of all this is that Kei-cars are not designed for the western roads, being exemplary that can only be seen in Japan. Anyway, we hope that Honda is excited to launch this small and fun sport like a car by grade.

2019 – HONDA PASSPORT     

The Japanese manufacturer continues to bet on SUVs and with the introduction of this new model will strengthen its line in a market as important as the United States. The launch of the new Honda Passport also has a clear objective, to occupy part of the large space between the Honda CR-V and the Honda Pilot. The size of these two SUVs left a clear vacuum that could be occupied by a third model. That’s where the new Honda Passport comes into play. It will be available on the brand’s dealer network in the United States from 2019. Nor can we ignore that it shows an image where it perfectly combines traits of sporty style with an adventurous and rude air. Of course, it adopts the new design philosophy that Honda is applying to all its new models.

Details like longitudinal roof bars, protections that use the lower part of the bodywork and the important free height of the ground accentuate its country side. And you can not miss the visible chrome-plated exhaust tailpipe that fits perfectly into the rear bumper. The instrument cluster is characterized by combining a classic configuration with a modern one. At its center is a 7.0-inch screen. In the center console there is an 8.0 inch touch screen that becomes the nerve center of the passenger compartment to control the infotainment system. In addition to GPS navigation, it has Wi-Fi 4G LTE connection and offers compatibility with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Among the equipment that can be configured stand out the electric and thermal adjustment banks, the rear view camera and the HomeLink function.  As for the mechanical part, underneath the hood hides a 3.5-liter V6 petrol engine with 283 hp and 354 Nm of maximum torque, which comes coupled with a nine-speed automatic transmission. Optionally the Honda will allow to configure a system of total traction. Standard will feature front wheel drive.

2019 – HONDA PILOT  

The Honda Pilot is an interesting eight-seat SUV that can be found at American dealerships. Within its segment it is one of the most important models that now has just undergone an important update to stay current in all aspects. The new Honda Pilot 2019 is already a reality. Honda unveiled the new Pilot for the American public. The eight seat SUV gets an update on both aesthetic and technological levels. While a deeper renewal does not come to market, with this upgrade the Honda Pilot will face what remains of the commercial cycle of this generation. The brand emphasizes that the new Honda Pilot 2019 shows a more aggressive and sporting aspect thanks to the new front where the optics with LED technology are now emerging. The fog lights also use LED technology. The grille has been redesigned to fit the new design philosophy that Honda is applying in all of its new models. At the rear the most important changes that attract attention can be summarized in the new lanterns, the bumper and the new chrome finishes. The catalog of available wheels has been updated and can be in sizes between 18 and 20 inches. The Honda Pilot 2019 line is comprised of three trim levels: LX, EX, EX-L, Touring and Elite
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The spacious interior of this SUV with seating for up to eight adult passengers presents some changes. A new version of the infotainment system is released which is controlled via a new 8.0-inch touchscreen, compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. On the other hand, the new instrument cluster features a 7.0-inch color TFT screen. The safety equipment has been enhanced with the standard incorporation of the Honda Sensing package, which is comprised of numerous driver assistance systems. It will also be possible to equip a wireless charger for compatible mobile devices. Regarding the mechanical part, everything continues to revolve around a 3.5-liter V6 engine with 284 hp and 355 Nm of maximum torque, which comes coupled with a six- or nine-speed automatic transmission, depending on the level of finish chosen. Front wheel drive and full wheel drive versions are also available. Honda highlights that the nine-ratio automatic transmission offers a very refined and smooth operation. The new Honda Pilot is already on sale in the Honda dealer network in the United States with a price starting at $ 31,450.

I’m waiting for the 2009 Camaro to hit the showroom floors,

It should be out around June sometime, I’m already hearing reverberations about the gas prices affecting the release of the Camaro, but I heard this back in the mid 1970’s also, and usually the people saying these things have no idea what staying power the muscle cars have.I’m hearing such things as, Chevrolet is only going to release it with a V6 option now, and no available V8, I don’t think that this true, but if it is, there is absolutely no point for Chevrolet to waste their time with it, just put the resources in to the Corvette, and let the Camaro die a hero of the muscle car scene. Do not get me wrong, I am the Camaro’s hugest fan, I love cameras but nobody wants a Camaro that is only available with a V6, the camera has a legacy to live up to; and to maintain this legacy it needs to be one of the biggest, worst muscle cars on the planet; and it cannot do this with a V6, the price of gas doesn’t need to dictate the future of a muscle car legend such as the Camaro, back in the mid 1970’s I remember an issue of one of the car magazines, although I don’t remember exactly what one it was, on the front cover was a headstone with high performance born 1964 died 1976. It never did die; it did lose some popularity for a while, but we have people like Ralph Nader to thank for that, muscle cars never lost popularity with the people who matter, the people who love them, and the people who grew up with them, there will always be people like me, people who can’t live without muscle cars, people who know that America builds the most powerful, best looking, and most fun car in the world, and there only has to be a few people like me to keep American muscle alive. When Chevrolet brings the Camaro back, it will be a huge event in the muscle car world, even if you don’t like how the new Camaro looks, it marks the return of a legend, and if you don’t think the Camaro is a legend, just spend some time searching the Internet about the Camaro, “Google It” and you’ll learn very quickly that it is a legend of huge proportions, and it could be the same thing all over again if Chevrolet does it right, I say “KUDOS” to them for having the fortitude, and the guts to bring back the Camaro.

When they re-release the Camaro, it has big shoes to fill, and it cannot do this without a lot of engine options, just like it had back in the day. I agree that technology has advanced cars huge amounts over the years, and they make power easier now then they ever did, and with less cubic inches, but it’s not all about the power, a big block has a certain prestige, it commands respect, and gets it, a big block is about a feeling, it’s that low deep rumble, it’s the feeling of all that torque when you step in to the pedal, it’s the feeling of easily turning the car sideways, and melting the rear tires, and nothing else is quite the same. Nobody can take muscle cars away from us, they have tried before, and they will try again, but what they don’t know, what they could never fathom, is the simple fact that there are a lot of muscle car freaks that would never let it happen, we will always stand up, and we will always have something to say about those people who think that they can get rid of the one thing that we live for, muscle cars, our spirits can never be dimmed, our desire can never be removed, our love for the look, and feel of a true American muscle car can never be dampened, we will always stand up for what we love, and I love the Camaro, and I always will. Here are a few tips to buy your classic camaro safely by using 1969 camaro car cover, as you know there are a lot of people cloning camaro’s , and when that happens you also find that there are a lot of people that can’t refuse to try and rip you off, just so you don’t become a statistic, I’ll give you a few things to look for.

First of all if you’re looking at a 1969 model, and the car you looking at is an SS, or a Z/28 camaro, easy to tell if it’s real or not, there are some things that most rip off artists will over look during the build of the clone that their going to try to rip you off with. First let’s say one thing here, there is nothing wrong with a person building a clone of their favorite camaro, unless they decide to sell it, and try to rip of the person buying it, OK now, first of all if the car is a Z/28 camaro and it’s represented as original it must have a 302 CI engine in it. You can tell this by looking at the rpo code of the car, the rpo code is located on the passenger side of of the engine block on a machined pad in front of the cylinder head, you can’t miss it, if you don’t see one there, it may be covered in grease, just clean it off, and if it’s a genuine 1969 Z/28 it will have the letters DZ in the rpo code. A 1968, or 1967 would have the letters MO in the rpo code, now the other area on the engine that you should look at is the casting number, because this number cannot be ground off and replaced, the casting number can be found on the transmission mount on the driver side engine block at the back, it’s sometimes hare to see, nut it’s a must to look at, it will tell you year, size, and application of the engine.

The casting number will also tell you if the engine is a four bolt main or not, and a 1969 Z/28 should always be a four bolt main, A 1969 Z/28 should also have front sway bars from the factory, and should have a Muncy M21, or M22 transmission, or of course a turbo 350 automatic transmission. Now for the SS, depending on if the car is an SS 350, 396, or some special build car, it should have all of the above, minus the 302 CI engine, obviously id it’s an SS 350 it will have a 350 CI engine, and if it’s a SS 396 it will have a 396 CI engine, the SS ant the Z/28 both came with a 12 bolt rear end housing, and multi leaf springs, these should be on any car that you purchase, Both also had the 120 MPH speedometer, and the 8,000 RPM tach, and these should be present in them also, you going to want to check trim tags, and paint codes, check all the numbers, and if they don’t match, don’t second guess, the rpo code, and the casting number should match, the rpo code will also tell you what transmission the car came with from the factory. Both cars came from the factory with front power disc brakes, and should always have those installed, and a lot of the had the option of a center console, and the console is cool, but it’s not a must to show that the car is an original, if you check these few things, you’ll save yourself a lot of agony in the end.If you are a Camaro aficionado then this is your lucky day. Few cars embody the heart of the American automobile industry like the famed Camaro. We have been hearing about the new Camaro ZL1 for some time now and finally, we get a look at some of the spec. Details about Chevrolet’s new Camaro ZL1 have been hitting the internet thanks to a copy of the dealer’s guide that was uploaded by Camaro5.com. GM has confirmed that the details are legitimate.

For starters, the new Camaro will feature supercharged 6.2-liter V8 that boasts an impressive 580 HP and a 556 lb-ft torque. This makes it the most powerful Camaro to date and it should be able to take on any muscle car on the road. The transmission will come in standard manual or upgraded to an automatic. The automatic will be a Hydra-Matic six-speed while the standard is Tremec six-speed. The new Camaro is both wider and longer then it’s current rival, the Shelby Mustang GT500 giving it more control on tight turns. The dimensions are similar to the Camaro SS but it weighs 250 pounds more. Given the power of the engine, this should pose no problem what-so-ever. As for colors, it will have the option for nine different schemes that include, Black, Ashen Gray, Imperial Blue Metallic, Inferno Orange Metallic, Rally Yellow, Silver Ice Metallic, Summit White, Victory Red, and the all-new Crystal Red. Tintcoat. Sorry, no neon or beige available. If you want a little more flare you can get stripes, a powered sun roof and a “Mohawk” carbon fiber hood insert. The ZL1 will use the same Magnetic Ride Control that the Cadillac CTS-V and Corvette uses but it will also boast the Performance Track Management, a feature that allows five modes ranging from wet surfaces to a racing mode. To help keep from flying off the road it will have Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar G:2 tires that can be mounted on your choice of two 20 -inch forged alloy wheels. One is a 10-spoke low-gloss finish or a 5-spoke option with a polished high-gloss clear coat. The interior is chop full of creature comforts. It features heated leather high-performance seats with the suede microfiber insert that will make your Lazy Boy jealous. Each seat will have six-way power controls as well, so you should be able to settle in at any position. Other features are alloy covered pedal s, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, a rear camera display, and an auxiliary gauge boost readout. Of course, you will want to rock out while driving this bad boy, so to help you along it will come standard with a premium 9 speaker audio system. If you are wondering if you can afford it then start saving as it is expected to go in the low $50,000 range. Aiden Jefferson is a freelance writer. He primarily writes about cars, education, home ownership, and fun stuff. He currently lives in Southern California but you will never find him because he is sneaky.