Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Honda Cars Go 200,000 Miles

Consumer Reports recently released a list of the 10 cars that will go 200,000 miles last week and five of the cars on that list are Hondas.  The selections were based on its annual research survey, involving responses on 1.1 million vehicles.  Honda vehicles continue to be a good investment and it shows - with the Odyssey, Pilot, Accord Sedan, CR-V, and Civic all making the list.  Of course, Consumer Reports does suggest looking at newer vehicles, as they offer advanced safety features and many other benefits to drivers.

It is also worth noting that the all-new 2016 Pilot that comes with many new safety features such as Adaptive Cruise Control and the Lane Keeping Assist System will be in dealerships later this year.  Honda has integrated many new technologies and features into the new Pilot that not only keeps you and your passengers entertained but also keeps everyone safe.  Be sure to stay updated on the new Pilot, with its sleek new styling and plenty of room for passengers you will want to see it for yourself.

Friday, February 20, 2015

2016 Pilot Debuts, Ridgeline Teaser Photo Released

Last week, Honda debuted the all-new 2016 Pilot at the Chicago Auto Show and it looks more sleek and refined than the outgoing model’s utilitarian and boxy design.  The front of the Pilot is very much like that of the CR-V while the side has a sloping roofline and the rear doors appear to be longer, possibly indicating the Pilot has increased its size.  The rear of the 2016 Pilot is very different, showing off a curved window and boomerang LED taillights.  

The interior of the Pilot has a lot of new technology as well, to include an 8-inch touch screen audio interface, a Blu-ray player,push-button start and enhanced connectivity for almost any gadget.  The 2016 Pilot will also offer a panoramic roof and will integrate safety technology such as Honda LaneWatch, Collision Mitigation Braking System, Forward Collision Warning, Lane Keeping Assist System, Lane Departure Warning, and Adaptive Cruise Control.  

Honda expects the 2016 Pilot to ace its IIHS crash tests when they take place, and they are also bringing a new engine coupled with a 300 pound weight loss to achieve optimum fuel economy.  Keep on the lookout for more information, as the 2016 Honda Pilot is due to be in showrooms later this year!

Also remember to check out the sketch that Honda released of the new Ridgeline, showing off a redesigned exterior. 

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Why did Alex Ovechkin want to win a Honda Accord?

Alex Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals competed in the Honda NHL Breakaway Challenge in hopes of winning one of the Accords that Honda was giving away.  Unfortunately, he was not picked as one of the last two players, which meant he lost his chance at getting an Accord.  Or so he thought.  Honda officials learned why he lobbied to be one of the final two and made sure that he won an Accord.  Why? 

Here is the scoop:  Ovechkin did not want the Accord for himself, he wanted to donate it to the Washington Ice Dogs, a hockey team for children with developmental disabilities.  Thanks to Ovechkin and Honda, the Washington Ice Dogs have a shiny new Accord.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

2015 is "The Year of Honda"

This year will surely be a demonstration of Honda’s innovation and cutting-edge technology.  To start off, the Honda FCV Concept car made its debut earlier this week at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show, showing off the next generation of fuel cell technology.   Honda also showed off the all-new Acura NSX supercar, which is expected to be available to order in late summer this year.  The HondaJet made an appearance as well, and will be expected to be available for delivery later this year.  

American Honda also announced that it has some bold plans for the future, to include an electric vehicle and an all-new plug-in hybrid vehicle by 2018, the launch of the all-new 2016 HR-V crossover, a redesigned 2016 Pilot, a completely new 2016 Ridgeline pickup truck, and they will begin introducing new 4-cylinder VTEC® Turbo engines before the end of the year.

"No other automaker in the world has the depth of R&D know-how and experience to create such a diverse array of advanced technology products, let alone bring them to market," said John Mendel, executive vice president of American Honda Motor Co., Inc. "These all-new products and technologies represent significant advancements for our customers and for the future of mobility everywhere; innovations that only a comprehensive mobility company like Honda can truly achieve."

You will want to keep a close eye on Honda this year, as they move forward on new technologies and products that are sure to peak your interest.