Honda’s Environmental Short Film Wins Two 2014 Telly Awards

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For Honda, it’s about more than building best-selling cars. It’s about building best-selling cars that contribute to creating our best world. The latest installment in Honda’s Environmental Short Film Series highlights the automaker’s efforts to craft environmentally-responsible vehicles and to decrease emissions over the past several decades. The film, “Never Ending Race,” won two 2014 Telly Awards. The acclaimed Telly Awards are given to outstanding films in various media avenues. Honda’s “Never Ending Race” won the awards for Green/Eco-Friendly and Social Responsibility among online videos. “Our greatest challenge in creating “Never Ending Race” was to successfully capture in just four minutes a story that unfolded over four decades,” said Marcos Continue Reading →

Honda Named Edmunds’ 2014 Best Retained Value

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For a car that will retain its value, look no further than a Honda. For the third time in four years, the Japanese carmaker was named the top non-luxury automotive brand in the Edmunds.com 2014 Best Retained Value Brand Awards, projecting the highest residual value after five years. Honda was awarded with a projected residual value of 50.1%, while the 2014 Honda Civic and Odyssey earned the top spots in their respective segments, Compact Sedan and Minivan. “Honda’s industry leading quality, reliability, and durability along with our focus on individual customers as opposed to fleet business, has again put Honda in the lead with respect to long-term value,” said Jeff Continue Reading →

Android Auto Makes it Way to Honda Vehicles

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It’s no surprise that Honda likes creating unique in-car experiences for its consumers and that’s what they’ve been working on. Honda has been building a series of advancements to improve the in-car technology experience for its car buyers. Select Honda vehicles will be introduced as compatible with Android Auto in 2015. Honda has displayed a functional prototype at Google I/O 2014 which is the annual developer conference that Google hosts in San Francisco, CA. Starting the process is simple. Honda drivers will connect their compatible Android smartphone to the vehicle’s USB port that comes with your phone. This allows users to access supported apps and features using the car’s in-dash Continue Reading →

Honda Is Only Automaker Recognized with “Highway Safety Hero” Award

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If we’re honest, most of the time we concentrate on our own safety and the safety of our passengers as we drive down the road. Of course, we don’t try to hit pedestrians (as some video games, which shall remain nameless, encourage), but we also don’t pay too much attention to them either. Thankfully, Honda does. The automaker was named “Highway Safety Hero” by the Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety for Advancing Pedestrian Safety. Honda is dedicated to making roadways safe for all travelers, no matter their mode of transportation, by standardizing advanced safety technologies like rearview cameras, breakaway windshield wiper pivots, and collapsible hood hinges. Features like the Continue Reading →

Honda Hits a High Note with Honda Stage Music

In an effort to reach out to the hard-to-capture millennial generation, Honda is putting itself right in the middle of what many millennials love most—music! Honda is partnering with big-names in the music industry, including iHeartRadio, Live Nation, REVOLT, Vevo, and YouTube to create Honda Stage. The Honda Stage music program will include a curated YouTube channel along with 200 live music events across the country over the next year. “Breaking through the clutter and reaching younger buyers through traditional advertising is proving more and more difficult in this always-on, digital generation,” said Tom Peyton, marketing executive for American Honda, in a statement. “Honda is making an even bigger investment Continue Reading →

Honda Accord and Odyssey Earn Best Family Cars Recognition

2014 Honda Odyssey Family Car

When it comes to finding the perfect car for your family, there are a lot of things to consider. Usually safety, value, and fuel economy are at the top of the list. However, not all families need the same type of car. For those with only one child, a minivan probably doesn’t make the list, but if you have five kids, a minivan may be your only consideration. Edmunds.com and Parents magazine joined together to create a list of the 10 Best Family Cars of 2014. Honda scored two victories with the Accord sedan and Odyssey minivan earning spots on the list. “The Accord and Odyssey lead their segments in Continue Reading →

2015 Honda Pilot Will Offer Special Edition Trim

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The 2015 Honda Pilot doesn’t feature any major updates from last year, but it will offer a special edition trim. The new trim will offer buyers a compromise between the EX and EX-L models in an effort to help meet the demand for an eight passenger SUV featuring certain upgrades, but without the EX-L trim’s price tag. The new SE trim is available on both the front-wheel and all-wheel drive models, and, according to a recent news release, will add Pewter Gray aluminum wheels, special SE badging, a one-touch power moonroof, Honda DVD Rear Entertainment System, and Sirius XM radio. Remote entry, rearview camera and an integrated Class III trailer Continue Reading →

HondaJet Takes Off

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Honda has mastered the art of producing cars, motorcycles, and lawnmowers, making some of the best motorized vehicles in the industry. The ambitious company is now in the process of creating the innovative HondaJet, Honda’s first aircraft. According to a recent Business Insider article, Honda Aircraft CEO Michimasa Fujino announced this week at the European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE) that its production model is close to delivery. The light jet is designed for private jet use, and features one of the most unique engine layouts in in civil aviation. Two GE Honda HF120 turbofans are mounted on top of the wings instead of the typical location at the Continue Reading →

Honda Brands H2O Water to Promote FCX Clarity

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Honda is no longer just a carmaker—now, they’re selling bottled water. As an attempt to promote the hydrogen-powered Honda FCX Clarity, Honda has created a bottled water brand called H2O, focusing on the idea that a hydrogen fuel cell car emits nothing but water vapor, which is surprisingly safe to drink. But Honda hasn’t stopped there—they’ve moved to give movie fans a hands-on experience in Australia, filling multiple Palace Cinemas movie theaters with free bottles of H2O water. While the water inside the bottles aren’t produced directly from the FCX Clarity due to the fact that there’s only a handful throughout the world, Honda encourages those who are interesting in Continue Reading →

Honda’s Next S2000 Reportedly Has Mammoth Performance Numbers

Honda seems to be working to create a new golden lineup of sports cars—they’ve started with the 2015 Acura NSX and they’ll be adding the Honda S660 later, but here at Stokes Honda North, we’re even more excited about the most recent announcement: a new S2000. The S660 first appeared last year at the Tokyo Motor Show, where it was announced as the first of several new sports cars coming down the pike for Honda. Recently, Auto Express reported some new details about these promised new sports cars, including the new S2000 and the fact that it might feature a 2.0L turbo engine with 350 horsepower. Auto Express also reported Continue Reading →