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50th Civic Anniversary!

50th Civic Anniversary!

We're coming up to the 50th Anniversary of the Honda Civic and as part of the global celebration a special video is being created and WE NEED YOU!

Every Honda Civic has a story to share and we want to see and hear yours. Share a photo of your Civic with us for a chance to be featured in the global
Civic Celebration Video!

Double win for Honda!

Double win for Honda!

Global, 20 June 2022

Today we are celebrating one year on from the incredible Honda Double Win in the MotoGP and the Formula 1 GP!

To celebrate the Honda-powered double victory at the very peak of motorsport on two and four wheels, Honda Racing Global have created a commemorative poster of Max Verstappen's Formula 1 and Marc Marquez's MotoGP victories on 20 June 2021

You can download this epic poster here:

Win a Honda Jazz with Bree and Clint - Winners!

Win a Honda Jazz with Bree and Clint - Winners!

Honda New Zealand and ZM are delighted to announce the winners of our 'Win a Jazz with Bree and Clint' promotion. 

Congratulations to Stacy from Auckland who is the proud winner of a Honda Jazz e:HEV Luxe!

A big thank you to everyone who participated by test driving and listening to ZM's Bree & Clint. We hope you enjoyed your time behind the wheel of a Honda Jazz!

The Next Generation Jazz - Awards

The Next Generation Jazz - Awards

The all new Honda Jazz is making big waves in the small car market. 

Winner: 

  • NZ Autocar 2021 Car of the Year - 0-$35k Class
  • NZ Company Vehicle Compact Car of the Year 2021
  • Red Dot Award: Product Design 2021

Finalists: 

  • NZ Autocar 2021 Car of the Year
  • AA Driven Car of the Year - Passenger Car
  • AA Driven Car of the Year - Clean & Green Hybrid
  • Women's World Car of the Year - Urban Model - Jazz Crosstar

All New Civic Type R

Global, 13 December 2021

Development of the best performing Honda Civic Type R ever continues at the world famous Suzuka Circuit.

The all-new Civic Type R will be introduced in 2022.

Stay tuned as we build up to the release of this exciting new model next year!

Honda’s First Formula 1 World Championship Title for 30 years. Max Verstappen Wins the 2021 Drivers’ World Championship.

Honda’s First Formula 1 World Championship Title for 30 years. Max Verstappen Wins the 2021 Drivers’ World Championship.

Global, 13 December 2021

Red Bull Racing Honda driver Max Verstappen won the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, the 22nd round of the 2021 Formula 1 World Championship and the 26 points he scored was enough for him to take the World Championship title.

This is Verstappen’s first ever title and for
Honda, it is the first for 30 years, since Ayrton Senna won it in 1991.

2022 Civic

2022 Civic

New Zealand, 10 December 2021

Honda releases the 2022, 11th-generation Civic Hatch to the New Zealand market. The most fun-to-drive Civic Hatch ever combines striking, Euro-inspired exterior styling and five-door versatility with an even sportier driving experience.

The 2022 Civic Hatch builds upon the 11th Generations promising driving enthusiasts an even more dynamic experience, with ride and handling developed in Europe and an upgraded 1.5-liter turbocharged engine.

Honda Happy Families - Parental Leave Policy

Honda Happy Families - Parental Leave Policy

Honda passionately believes in being a company society wants to exist. Our brand new Honda Happy Families - Parental Leave Policy is aimed at providing better support for our new parents.

This policy will provide greater financial security for our new parents and also makes it easier to return to work when the time is right.

It promotes diversity and inclusion, reduces the gender pay gap, gender pension gap and upholds Honda’s commitment to being a company that cares for the wellbeing of it's employees.

2021 Jazz

2021 Jazz

New Zealand, 1 May 2021

The Next Generation Honda Jazz has arrived boasting a stunning new design alongside an impressive list of upgrades. 

Representing a new era in small cars, the new jazz is created with all the luxury, versatility and fun previously associated with larger models. 

The Jazz is now available with an e:HEV electrified powertrain combining instantaneous electric power with the autonomy of an efficient petrol engine.

Update from Honda New Zealand

Update from Honda New Zealand

Auckland, 15 Mar 2021 - A letter from the Managing Director.

We are reimagining the way we do business by putting you in the driver’s seat. One of our guiding philosophies centers around our ‘Joy to Buy’ experience, which constantly encourages us to look at ways to evolve how we meet your needs.

This month, we unveil a new look Honda Network that reaches from Kaitaia all the way to Invercargill and includes an exciting new Honda Online purchasing experience.

HR-V Test Drive to Win Winners!

HR-V Test Drive to Win Winners!

Honda New Zealand are delighted to announce the winners of our 'HR-V Test Drive to Win' promotion. 

Congratulations to David and Nancy from Nelson who are the proud winners of an HR-V RS in Brilliant Sporty Blue!

Thank you to everyone who participated in Test Drive to Win and took an HR-V for a spin. 

2021 Odyssey

2021 Odyssey

New Zealand, 3 February 2021

2021 Honda Odyssey: Segment leader gets significant redesign and technology upgrade.

The new 2021 Honda Odyssey, an update on a New Zealand bestseller officially launches today with a new exterior design, significantly upgraded features and Honda Sensing Advanced Safety technology now standard on all grades. 

2021 Civic Type R

2021 Civic Type R

New Zealand, 7 October 2020

2021 Honda Civic Type R announced with Upgraded Performance, Refreshed design, and new LogR Datalogging App.

The redesigned 2021 Civic Type R, Honda’s highly acclaimed Hot Hatch is confirmed as launching in New Zealand with notable upgrades to ride and handling, braking performance and engine cooling. Officially on sale Monday 12th October, vehicles for test driving will be available this month, ahead of first stock arrival late November 2020.

Pierre Gasly wins Italian GP

Pierre Gasly wins Italian GP

Global, 8 September 2020

On 6th September 2020, driving for Scuderia AlphaTauri Honda, in a car using Honda’s RA 620 Power Unit, Pierre Gasly won the Italian Grand Prix.

This is his first win in F1 and the team’s second ever win, after its 2008 victory at this same Monza track, racing as Scuderia Toro Rosso.

It is Honda’s first win with the team and its 77th in Formula 1.

2021 Honda CR-V

2021 Honda CR-V

New Zealand, 29 August 2020

New Zealand favourite gets significant upgrades in Technology, Features and Design.

The redesigned 2021 Honda CR-V, an update on a Kiwi favourite officially launches next week with a refreshed exterior design, new and upgraded features and turbocharged powertrain along with Honda Sensing technology now standard on all grades. 

Taking the wheel in Nelson

Taking the wheel in Nelson

Our Nelson site is undergoing some change this year with the announcement in August of a brand new retail
concept store being developed at our Stoke site on Elm Street.

Honda Civic Type R Limited Edition Sets a New Lap Record at Suzuka Circuit

Honda Civic Type R Limited Edition Sets a New Lap Record at Suzuka Circuit

July 9, 2020

Honda Motor Co., Ltd. today announced that the Civic Type R Limited Edition has set an all-time lap time record for front-wheel drive models at the Suzuka circut during test driving conducted for the final evaluation of the model’s performance, lapping the circuit in 2 minutes 23.993 seconds*.  

Honda New Zealand is excited to confirm the 2021 Civic Type R will be launched in New Zealand. 

*Honda internal research, measured by Honda

CR-V WINNERS!

CR-V WINNERS!

Honda Newmarket are delighted to announce the results of our 'Test Drive To Win' promotion.

John and Maria Reyna are the lucky winners of a brand new CR-V AWD Sport Sensing and will be taking delivery of their vehicle at the end of December.

We'd like to thank everyone who entered and wish you all a safe and happy festive season.

October Eclipse

October Eclipse

The Eclipse October Issue is out now... where you can find out the latest on our tree planting activities, read about how the Christchurch dealership has succeeded through some tough times, meet some colourful Honda characters and find out what's new.

2019 Civic RS Sedan gets Sensing Safety

2019 Civic RS Sedan gets Sensing Safety

New Zealand, March 2019

Honda New Zealand has released a major update for the Civic sedan, headlined by the introduction of Honda Sensing safety and driver-assist technologies on the RS grade, along with a number of exterior styling and interior design upgrades across all variants.

Honda e Prototype unveiled

Honda e Prototype unveiled

Global, 5 March 2019

Honda took to the stage at Geneva today to announce the further acceleration of its electrification ambitions. The company announced its intention to move 100 per cent of its European sales to electrified powertrains by 2025. This new ambition builds on the brand’s 2017 aim of two-thirds of its sales to be electrified by 2025, and places it firmly at the forefront of Honda’s global electrification shift announced as part of its 2030 vision.

Honda Sensing to be standard on CR-V AWD models in 2019

Honda Sensing to be standard on CR-V AWD models in 2019

New Zealand, 5 February 2019

Honda’s Advanced Active Safety Technology, Honda Sensing, is now standard on both CR-V all-wheel drive grades for 2019. The CR-V AWD Sensing joins the top of the range AWD Sport Sensing adding to the 4-grade model line-up.

Honda Plants 30,000 Native Trees to celebrate 30 Years in NZ

Honda Plants 30,000 Native Trees to celebrate 30 Years in NZ

New Zealand, August 2018

Honda celebrated our 30 year anniversary in New Zealand. We are very proud of this milestone and to celebrate we have decided to fund the planting of 30,000 native trees over the next year.

It’s a fitting way for us to say thank you New Zealand, and continues the work of our Honda TreeFund, started in 2004, which has funded over 650,000 native trees in NZ since its inception.