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 →

Honda’s Self Driving Technology Put to the Test

Honda Self Driving Technology

It’s common knowledge that self-driving technology will be making its way into our cars before the end of the decade. We already see technologies like parking assist, lane monitoring, and autonomous braking in today’s cars which are big players in developing a fully-autonomous car. Honda has developed a technology that allows a car to be fully autonomous – of course, it’s still in testing and development, but one engaget.com writer got a change to see Honda’s self-driving technology in action. An array of radars, sensors, and cameras were placed on top of an Acura TLX. This, paired with sophisticated GPS data, allows the car to see where it’s going, and Continue Reading →

In the Mid-Size Crossover Segments the 2015 Honda Crosstour is the Smart Choice

Honda Crosstour

It used to be the bigger the better but since the gas prices started rising consumers have been trading in their full-size SUV for mid-size SUVs and crossovers. At the top of the mid-size crossover segment is the Honda Crosstour. The 2015 Honda Crosstour, available now, provides comfortable seat for up to five people, a hidden removable utility box and a 51.3 cubic feet cargo space. It comes standard with a USB/iPod connection, one-touch turn signals, expanded-view driver’s mirror, fog lights, Bluetooth HandsFreeLink and a rearview camera with guidelines. You can add these premium features including Forward Collision Warning, Lane Departure Warning, LaneWatch display, and HondaLink featuring Aha compatibility. The Continue Reading →

2015 Honda Fit’s Safety Recognized with Top Safety Pick Rating

For most car buyers, safety is a top priority and it is for Honda, too. Recently, the Honda Fit’s safety was recognized by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) with a Top Safety Pick rating. With this rating, the Fit scored the top “Good” rating in four crash tests and an “Acceptable” rating in the difficult small overlap frontal crash test, with no vehicle in the Fit’s class scoring higher in that test. “Honda’s deep-rooted commitment to safety and to our customers is perhaps best demonstrated by the fact that we were not satisfied with anything but a TOP SAFETY PICK for the new 2015 Honda Fit,” said Art Continue Reading →

Honda Accord and CR-V Earn Title of America’s Most Popular Car and SUV

2014 Honda Accord - most popular Car in America

The first half of 2014 has been good to Honda with the Accord and CR-V attracting retail customers in record numbers. Due to the boast in numbers, Honda is leading the industry with the most popular car and SUV in America, according to Honda analysis of new-vehicle retail registration data from IHS Automotive. The Honda CR-V is on track to hold the title as the best-selling SUV in America for more than a decade! Jeff Conrad, senior vice president and general manager of the Honda Division, stated “More individual customers put a new Honda Accord in their driveway in the first half of this year than any other new car Continue Reading →

Honda Pre-Owned Vehicles Make a Safe Choice for Teen Drivers

2014 Honda CR-V

When your teenager starts to drive you want to make sure they are as safe as possible. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has compiled a list of the safer choices for used vehicles that your teenager can drive and there were several pre-owned Honda models. The IIHS conducted research and found that motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among teenagers and they suggest that the type of vehicle that is being driven has an effect on the degree of risk. The Honda pre-owned vehicles that made the list from IIHS include the Honda Accord Sedan (2012 and later), Accord Coupe (2013-14), CR-V (2012 and later), Continue Reading →

Honda Looks to the Future of Urban Travel

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When you imagine the future of urban travel, what do you see? Honda sees personal mobility devices that you can sit on and move just by shifting your weight (the same principle as a Segway). It’s called the Uni-Cub and you sit on it just like a stool, so it leaves your hands free. According to Honda, it sees this device being widely used in airports and museums where people have to walk long distances and don’t necessarily want to stand the whole time. Just think about the last time you spent hours walking through a museum, how tired and sore were your feet? Honda says the Uni-Cub is faster Continue Reading →

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

2014 Honda Odyssey - Best Retained Value

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

2015 Honda Fit

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 →