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 →

Stokes Honda North Supports Toys For Tots For Sixth Year-in-a-Row

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The holiday season is the time to be thankful for what we have.  As we enjoy the warmth of family and friends, we show our gratitude by exchanging gifts.  This is our tradition. It is also a time to reflect upon those who unfortunately do not have the means to buy gifts, especially children who will not receive any gifts this year unless someone else extends a helping hand. Stokes Honda North is teaming up with the US Marine Corps Reserve to give people the opportunity to do more than just reflect. For the sixth year in a row, Stokes Honda North will serve as a drop-off location for donations Continue Reading →

Honda Battle of the Bands Sending Eight Bands to Atlanta

Honda - Honda Battle of the Bands

The performers for the Honda Battle of the Bands have been chosen. Eight bands from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) will descend upon the Georgia Dome in Atlanta on Jan. 24, 2015 to strut their stuff. They were selected thanks to the support of alumni, students, and fans who voted for them online. Howard University’s Showtime Marching Band and the Marching Tornado Band of Talladega College will be making their debut at the showcase, while Alabama State University, Bethune-Cookman University, Jackson State University, North Carolina A&T University, Southern University, and Tennessee State University will be returning for the popular event. The eight schools each receive $20,000 in grant monies Continue Reading →

Honda Cutting Down on Collisions with Pedestrian Detection Systems

Pedestrian Detection System - Honda

Honda has debuted a new pedestrian detection system and braking technologies that use an array of radars and cameras to detect any objects that intersect the path of the vehicle. The system is able to detect pedestrians and other vehicles and then warns the driver of their presence before stopping the car automatically. Honda’s Pedestrian Collision Mitigation Steering System is referred to by the term “Honda Sensing.” How exactly does the safety system work? Extreme Tech says that “A millimeter wave radar in the grille and a monocular video camera in the windshield sense pedestrians in front and alongside the road.” If there just so happens to be a person Continue Reading →

#HondaPromo: Have Fred Savage Narrate Your Home Video

Fred Savage Narrate Your Home Video - Honda Promo

Practice makes perfect.  The story goes, Honda hired actor Fred Savage to be the new voice of Honda.  Only problem is, he’s not the most seasoned voiceover specialist.  So, Honda came up with a great way to both help him hone his skills and enrich your favorite home video. Post a home video to your Twitter account.  Adweek, encourages users to go with, “Anything you’ve got, feel free to throw at him.  Babies, animals, vacations weddings.”  Then tag it with #HondaPromo. If you’re lucky, Honda will select your tweet and then you can have Fred Savage narrate your home video.  How cool would that be?  At the least, it would Continue Reading →

Honda’s Solar Energy Research: Fueling a Greener World

Honda

Alternative energy has become one of the major concentrations for research in the automotive industry, and Honda is leading the way. Recently, Honda announced they will be investing an additional $50 million in solar installations. Ultimately, the plan is to provide power to customers and dealerships, like us here at Stokes Honda North. Honda’s solar energy research is generated through a partnership with SolarCity which seeks to generate a range of projects. A prime example of these projects is the Honda Smart Home based in California. According to Honda, the Smart Home utilizes an array of building strategies and green materials in order to make a more eco-friendly, self-sustainable household. Continue Reading →

2015 Honda Fit Boasts 40 MPG Highway Rating

2015 Honda Fit - Stokes Honda North

We know you think you know all about the Fit already, but trust the experts here at Stokes Honda North: there is a lot more to learn about the all-new 2015 Honda Fit. It’s a completely redesigned model, both inside and out. But it’s what’s underneath the hood and inside the powertrain that makes this new Fit so special. You see, the new 2015 Honda Fit is in an exclusive club: the 40 mpg highway rating club. “Honda now uses an EarthDreams direct-injected 130-horsepower 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine and a new continuously variable transmission (CVT) in the latest Fit, and its EPA ratings have soared from the previous generation,” explains Green Continue Reading →