Top five-star ratings have proven the norm in the latest series of crash tests of new models staged by safety body Euro NCAP.
While much of the new metal at the Tokyo Motor Show is destined for the domestic Japanese market, there are also cars that preview future European models.
The big theme at the 2017 Frankfurt motor show was electrification, as car manufacturers showed off their latest hybrids, plug-in hybrids and electric cars.
Honda has announced at the Frankfurt motor show that electric technology will feature in every new model the brand launches in Europe.
Electric power is without doubt a major theme of the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show and typical of the new models is the Honda Urban EV Concept.
The Honda CR-V will go hybrid for the first time at the Frankfurt Motor Show later this month, previewing a model on sale in 2018.
The Honda Jazz has a new petrol engine and an updated exterior. The rejuvenated model is due to appear at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September.
Honda driver Jack Goff has struck the first blow as the British Touring Car Championship BTCC) begins the second half of its 2017 season following a seven-week break.
The Honda HR-V is the latest of the brand's models to get the Black Edition treatment. The blacked-out compact SUV hits showrooms in the next few weeks.
It was good news for SEAT as its Ibiza supermini was awarded a five-star Euro NCAP safety rating in the latest round of testing.
The new Honda Civic Type R is a much more complete performance hatch than its predecessor, more potent, but also significantly more practical as a daily driver.
The launch of a new Honda Civic Type R this month continues a glorious history of performance cars from the Japanese brand.
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