Sunday 18 March 2018

What’s Your New Car for 2017?

Dreaming of a a new car in 2017?

What’s your logic?  There are many benefits to investing in a 171 plate - from cutting edge technology to reliability and safety, plus better fuel efficiency for the environmentally conscious.

So what’s your new car?  Here are 4 innovative models that suit a range of lifestyles.  Are you constantly connnected when commuting and want the latest technology but also plenty of space and versatility for weekends?  Or do you need a next-generation, highly-efficient SUV for your family with great safety features and infotainment? 

Here’s a choice of cars to consider:


1.  Honda HR-V – New Generation SUV with Bundles of Space

The Honda HR-V is part of the wave of next-generation all-new vehicles from Honda demonstrating the brand’s pioneering approach to technological innovation.  It’s a great choice to meet all the demands of everyday life and has been described as ‘the world’s favourite small SUV’. 

The stand-out sporty styling of this subcompact SUV makes it one of the most attractive cars in the crossover market and there’s a choice of a 1.6 litre diesel engine and a 1.5 litre petrol engine.

If you already have an MPV or hatchback, this design-led car is a great new option, especially for those with busy, active lifestyles looking for style with bundles of room.  There’s unrivalled class-leading interior space and Honda’s innovative ‘Magic Seat’ system.  You can choose from the different combinations of seats and storage from ‘utility mode’ to ‘tall mode’ to ‘long mode’ that adjusts from flat-pack to shopping to surfboards!

There’s a coupé like body and cabin and an eye-line 100mm higher than the average sedan or wagon with great headroom, legroom and shoulder room.  Honda’s new ‘Smart touch interior’ enables functions to activate with the smallest movement from electric park brake to touch panel climate control and one-touch indicator.  There’s advanced connectivity and infotainment with ‘Honda Connect’ touchscreen and extensive options for syncing with smartphones and multimedia devices.  Safety is paramount with a 5 Star Euro NCAP rating and City-brake active system as standard.


2.  Honda CR-V – Critical Acclaim and One to Consider

The new Honda CR-V is the fourth generation of the world’s best selling SUV and every detail has been enhanced.  It’s easy to see why this car has been widely critically acclaimed.  It was voted Irish Fleet Crossover of the Year 2015; 4x4 of the Year (Total 4x4 Magazine); Most Economical SUV (What Car?) and Most Reliable SUV (Which?).

Do you need more space for your children and hobbies?  The boot capacity has been increased by 147 litres.  Are you keeping an eye on the finances?  If you press the Econ button, there are fuel efficiencies and some of the lowest CO2 emissions in its class.  There’s luxurious legroom and head-turning design.

The new diesel engine and nine-speed automatic gearbox deliver some of  the best power-to-consumption ratios on sale today.  Safety is front and centre with features such as Honda’s new intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control (i-ACC) system as part of Honda’s commitment to ‘Safety for Everyone’.  There’s an all-new Honda Connect connectivity and infotainment system.


3.  Honda Jazz – All New And Setting New Standards

Winner of the Sunday Independent Car of the Year 2016 and the Women’s World Small Car of the Year, the all-new Honda Jazz sets new standards in the Supermini class for active safety, sophisticated technology and versatility. 

The differences in the new Jazz include a powerful and efficient new 1.3 litre petrol engine and a level of space that sets new standards in the small car class as it is endowed with astonishing interior passenger space: leg, shoulder and headroom in the front and rear that are unrivalled in the class.

The Jazz is fitted with a number of premium active and passive safety technologies. Available as an option on the entry-level model, and available as standard on all other grades, Honda’s suite of safety technologies known as the Advanced Driver Assist System includes Intelligent Speed Assist, Forward Collision Warning, Lane Departure Warning, Traffic Sign Recognition system, and High-beam Support System.

Honda’s City-Brake Active system will be fitted as standard on the Jazz, which can automatically stop the car at low speeds to avoid collisions and a full-colour reversing camera. 

If you are looking for technology, there’s the new Honda Connect touchscreen infotainment system and keyless entry. 

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4.  All New Tenth Generation Honda Civic

The All – New Honda Civic represents a significant step forward for Honda in the C-segment. As the civic is the core model for Honda in Europe and is synonmous with the Honda brand the car stays true to its original concept of ‘A car for all people, a car for the world’. It is a marriage of distinctive design, sporty styling, versatile practicality with a renewed focus on rewarding driving dynamics.

Honda Sensing as standard

The Honda Sensing suite of advanced safety and driver-assistance technologies specified across the range ensures the car is among the very safest in its class.

The Honda SENSING suite of active safety technologies includes:

• Collision Mitigation Braking System: helps to bring the car to a stop if the system determines that a collision with a vehicle detected in front is unavoidable.

• Lane Departure Warning: will detect if the car is straying out of its current lane without the turn signal being activated.

• Road Departure Mitigation: uses data from the windscreen-mounted camera to detect whether the car is veering off the road. It uses the Electric Power Steering to apply subtle corrections to keep the vehicle in its lane, and in certain situations can also apply braking force.

• Lane Keeping Assist System: helps to keep the car in the middle of the current lane, by detecting road markings and making small steering adjustments to steer the vehicle within the white lines.

• Adaptive Cruise Control: allows the driver to set a desired speed and following distance from a vehicle detected ahead.

• Traffic Sign Recognition: detects and automatically recognises road signs and displays the signs on the car’s instrument binnacle’s

• Intelligent Speed Assistance: combines the automatic speed limit set by the driver with TSR to automatically adjust the vehicle speed to that indicated by the last road sign

• Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control (i-ACC): Predicts and automatically reacts to other vehicles ‘cutting-in’ on multi-lane highways.

All-new VTEC TURBO petrol engines

The all-new Civic debuts two all-new VTEC TURBO petrol engines that have been developed specifically to deliver a powerful, engaging and efficient driving experience.

The new athletic look starts with low and wide proportions which reflect an increased footprint. The hatchback is 30 mm wider and 130 mm longer than the previous-generation five-door Civic. The car is 20 mm lower than its forebear, creating a sleek roofline. These generous dimensions underpin the distinctive design and sporty styling, while also facilitating rewarding dynamics and increased interior space.

Now available as standard the  Civic is complete with the second-generation of Honda’s Connect infotainment and connectivity system, which offers enhanced intuitive operation and full smartphone integration via both Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto.

The All New Tenth Generation Honda Civic will be available in your local Honda Dealer in early 2017.


There’s nothing quite like the feeling of getting behind the wheel of a new car.  Honda’s ‘Simple Logic 171’ is available across the HR-V, CR-V and Jazz.  From 3.9% APR and Up to €4,000 Guaranteed Minimum Trade-In Value, it makes buying a Honda the logical thing to do.  Go to or take a test drive at your local Honda dealership.


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