3rd Gear: Honda Is Already Giving The Civic A Facelift

Automobile says one of its photographers caught the 2013 Honda Civic sedan out running around with very little camouflage. It's been no secret that Honda was alarmed at the reaction to the 2012 model, and decided to update it rather than let it languish. Automobile says the front end is new, and bears a close… » 11/02/12 9:11am 11/02/12 9:11am

Jodie Foster Drives Us Crazy As She Japanders The ’93 Honda Civic

Last week, we explored the phenomenon of "Japandering," whereby an American or European celebrity shills for some product in Japan. While we got to see Michael J. Fox rocking out in an Integra sedan last time, today we'll further dive into Honda's love of using American celebs in their ads, this time with the… » 10/13/12 9:00am 10/13/12 9:00am

Let This Old Honda Brochure Charm The Crap Outta You

Car brochures today have all sort of covergently-evolved into a certain bland sort of slickness. Sure, there's some minor typographic differences and photography, but one's pretty much like the other. But this wasn't always the case. Back in the day, if you weren't selling something fast or sleek, you had to find… » 10/10/12 10:00am 10/10/12 10:00am

Watch Michael J. Fox Hawk The Integra In Japan Using The Power Of Love

Ever hear the term "Japander"? It's when an American (or European) celebrity heads off to Japan to shill for some product in TV or print ads that rarely show up in their home country. It's a great way for these actors or musicians to make some money without cheapening their image in the U.S. There's even a website… » 10/06/12 9:00am 10/06/12 9:00am

Chrysler Zeroes In On 2015 SRT Barracuda, Maserati Goes Topless, And Fiat Eyes Exporting More From Italy

This is the Morning Shift, our one-stop daily roundup of all the auto news that's actually important — all in one place at 9:00 AM. Or, you could spend all day waiting for other sites to parcel it out to you one story at a time. Isn't your time more important? » 9/24/12 9:00am 9/24/12 9:00am