A League of Its Own: Honda’s Hydrogen Fuel Cell

Honda's Hydrogen Fuel cell Vehicle

Honda has long been synonymous with quality, long lasting cars. Now, the automaker takes its name into a frontier of transportation technology. No, not the Honda Jet, which is on-track to take general aviation by storm. We’re talking about the hydrogen-powered Honda Fuel Cell Vehicle or FCV. Believe it or not, the concept Honda FCV is not the first hydrogen-powered car, and it’s not even the first Honda to be powered by hydrogen. The FXC Clarity has been cruising the Pacific coast since 2008. The updated and upgraded FCV is loaded with technology that seeks to make zero-emission internal combustion a broad market reality. The real technical achievement is showcased in Honda’s hydrogen Continue Reading →

The 2016 Honda S660 Design: A Small Version of the Famous NSX

2016 Honda S660 Design

If you’re a fan of the NSX then you’ll be glad to hear that the Honda S660 will soon be going into production. The small roadster’s design is reminiscent of the classic NSX, but at a fraction of the size – only 133 inches bumper to bumper. Despite its small size, the S660 packs quite a punch, both visually and under the hood. Just how small is the S660? To give you an idea, the smallest American cars measure 10 inches longer and 4 inches wider, according to Digital Trends. Due to the 2016 Honda S660 design, it’s incredibly balanced and light as a feather (a 2,000-pound feather, anyway). Its Continue Reading →

IIHS Announces Honda’s 2015 CR-V Safety Rating

2015 Honda CR-V safety rating

It’s not unusual to see multiple CR-Vs from various generations on the road on a daily basis. For 2015, the popular CR-V has been updated to include some incredible safety features, and those features recently helped the 2015 CR-V earn a Top Safety Pick+ designation from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The Top Safety Pick+ rating can only be earned by vehicles which score the highest possible rating of “good” in five crash tests, including the recently-introduced and notoriously tricky small overlap frontal crash test. The CR-V managed to ace each test thanks to safety features like available Honda Sensing(™), which includes a Collision Mitigation Braking System, Forward Continue Reading →

2014 Honda Council of Sales Leadership Award Winners

Stokes Honda North would like to congratulate Prince Sinsuat, Jim Godbout and Garfield Bowman for being a part of the Honda Council of Sales Leadership for 2014. The Honda Council of Sales Leadership is an annual recognition program designed to encourage professional development and sales excellence throughout Honda dealerships nationwide. By measuring sales volume, customer satisfaction, and professional knowledge, the program identifies consultants who excel at enhancing the customer buying experience. Prince Sinsuat Awarded the Gold Master Membership Level in the 2014 Council of Sales Leadership Prince Sinsuat was awarded the Gold Master Membership Level in the 2014 Council of Sales Leadership recognition program. This prestigious acknowledgement is awarded to Continue Reading →

Honda Museum Opens in Ohio

Honda Museum

Honda was the first Japanese automaker to start producing its cars here in the United States. In 1982, Honda started producing the popular Accord sedan in Marysville, Ohio. Since then more than 10 million Accords have left the factory floor. To celebrate its ties to the Buckeye State, Honda recently opened the new Honda Heritage Center in Marysville. This 160,000-square foot facility includes a Honda museum, an employee training center, and business offices. “The new Honda Heritage Center is a collection of Honda dreams in the form of products that are responsible for millions of customer relationships,” said Takuji Yamada, chief operating officer of Honda’s North American regional operations, in Continue Reading →

Acura NSX Supercar To Be Revealed at Detroit Auto Show

Acura - Acura NSX supercar

The Acura NSX supercar is set to be revealed at the Detroit Auto Show this January. Honda announced that the NSX will go on sale at some point in 2015. To be unveiled on January 12th, the NSX is a remodeled reincarnation of a vehicle sold from 1990 to 2005. It is said to “deliver a new sports experience true to its heritage and to the supercar concept that originally gave rise to the name NSX,” according to Mike Acavitti, Acura division senior vice president. The previous NSXmodel was sold for $90,000, however, pricing has not been announced for the new version. This new model is being built in its Continue Reading →

New Honda Odyssey Caught in Spy Photos

New Honda Odyssey

While other brands vacate the segment, the Honda Odyssey continues to hold the minivan segment down, reminding us all of how powerful, convenient, and spacious the segment can be. Of course, the brand will continue to improve the model as well—and we’ve got some photographic evidence to prove it now as well. The new Honda Odyssey, which will be a 2017 year model, has recently been spotted in some spy photos online. Despite its heavy camouflage, it’s obvious that this Odyssey prototype wears quite a bit of Acura baggage. There’s enough Acura influence on the vehicle, in fact, that some people thought it might actually be an Acura van. We’re Continue Reading →

2014 Honda Odyssey Minivan Named IIHS Top Safety Pick+

2014 Honda Odyssey Minivan

When it comes to purchasing your family’s next vehicle, it’s likely that finding the safest one possible is a top priority. That’s why, as the only minivan awarded the highest rating of “Good” in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s (IIHS) stringent small overlap frontal crash test, the 2014 Honda Odyssey is the perfect fit for you. With plenty of interior space and comfort, along with its Top Safety Pick+ rating, the Odyssey has a bit of everything for every family. “Honda’s commitment to the safety of its customers is clearly demonstrated by the segment-leading safety ratings of the Odyssey,” said Art St. Cyr, vice president of auto operations at Continue Reading →

Honda’s 300 Millionth Motorcycle Built

Honda's 300 millionth motorcycle built

Few auto manufacturers ever hit this mark and Honda has hit and surpassed it. Honda’s 300 millionth motorcycle was built on November 26, 2014, and we at Stokes Honda North couldn’t be more excited for this huge landmark in our brand’s history. What is this illustrious bike, you may ask? It’s a top-of-the-line Gold Wing that was manufactured at the Kumamoto Factory in Japan. While the origins of the Honda bikes are humble, this production bike sells for over $24,000 with a 1.8-liter engine. Honda started motorcycle production with the 98cc Dream Type-D in 1949. Production and sales of Honda’s motorcycles has increased substantially over the years. It took almost Continue Reading →

Creation of the Honda Developer Studio Means New Breeding Ground for Apps

Honda Developer Studio - Honda

After failed attempts to solely fund tech startups in the hopes of creating applications for their vehicles, Honda has stepped in and become part of the process. With the launching of the Honda Developer Studio, Honda has ushered in a new era of communication and cooperation between app developers and the automotive industry. This newfound level of communication should help Honda to release more road-ready apps at a quicker pace and with more efficiency. The Honda Developer Studio also allows developers to test their applications in a vehicle environment, which is harder to come by until the app is completely road safe. The Honda Developer Studio, located in the Silicon Continue Reading →