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

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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

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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

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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

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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 →

Newest Honda CR-V Offers Updated Powertrain and Advanced Tech

Newest Honda CR-V

As one of the most competitive segments in the automotive industry, the current class of crossover SUVs has raised the standards quite a bit. To keep up with the competition, Honda recently revealed the newest model of its popular CR-V crossover, showing that though the crossover is entering a decade of being sold, it can still hold its own with the rest. In fact, the newest Honda CR-V surpasses the competition with ease, offering a new direct-injected Earth Dreams Technology engine and a continuously variable transmission (CVT) that yields an outstanding EPA-estimated fuel economy of 29 mpg combined. More intuitive safety and driver assistive features are available in the CR-V’s Continue Reading →

2015 Honda CR-V Has Bold, New Styling

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The bold, new 2015 Honda CR-V just went on sale at Stokes Honda North. When they teased the new CR-V in September, Honda said to expect “significant enhancements” to the popular compact SUV, and they weren’t kidding! To start with, the exterior now features a bold, aggressive grille design with narrow headlights. Inside, drivers will find styling upgrades in the cabin as well, in addition to noise reduction technologies that make for a remarkably quieter ride. The biggest update though is the new i-VTEC engine, which is paired with a new Continuously Variable Transmission and yields a much-improved 27/34/29 mpg rating in city/highway/combined driving. The CR-V has always been a Continue Reading →

Fall Driving Tips from Stokes Honda North!

Fall Driving Tips - Stokes Honda North

Autumn has finally arrived! This means cooler weather for us in South Carolina. With the fall season upon us, we know that the holidays are right around the corner which means holiday traveling. We want to give you some fall driving tips to make sure your Honda is in great shape! Watch for Back-to-School Traffic: Kids are back in school which means more cars and buses will be on the road. Make sure to watch for increased pedestrian traffic in the morning and afternoon as children are leaving and returning home from school. Rain: Rain can create difficult driving conditions, especially if you are driving in an unfamiliar place. If Continue Reading →

Honda Plant Soars on Wind Energy

Honda Wind Energy

Honda’s transmission plant run, in part, by wind power has successfully made car production a cleaner process. Honda’s switch to wind energy has gained the attention of The Columbus Dispatch, who reports that six months after installing two wind turbines they are “helping Honda reach its goals to reduce the environmental impact of its products and manufacturing operations by 2020. That includes a 30 percent reduction in carbon-dioxide emissions from Honda products, compared with levels in 2000.” Honda Transmission Manufacturing of America Incorporated, located at Russels Point, Ohio, makes transmissions for the majority of Honda’s assembly plants in North America. Hopefully Honda will be an inspiration for other automobile companies Continue Reading →