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Monday, April 27, 2015

2015 Honda Fit Awarded for Its Great Interior


The Honda Fit always has been known as an affordable, efficient, maneuverable automobile that could do and provide a reasonable number of things for a relatively low price.

But frankly, we don’t think that standard description does this exciting new vehicle justice. Completely redesigned for the new model year, the 2015 Honda Fit was recently named one of Wards 10 Best Interiors for 2015, proving that a vehicle can be both affordable and lavish.

Honda at the 2015 New York Auto Show: Major News In Store


Wednesday, April 22, 2015

50-MPG Honda Accord Hybrid Named to KBB.com’s 10 Best Green Cars List For Second Year in a Row

The award-winning Honda Accord Hybrid (http://automobiles.honda.com/accord-hybrid/), boasting the highest EPA city fuel economy rating of any four-door sedan sold in America1, was named to Kelley Blue Book's KBB.com annual list of the 10 Best Green Cars for 2015, its second straight appearance on the KBB.com green car list. The industry experts at Kelley Blue Book praised the Accord Hybrid's stellar fuel economy ratings and excellent value proposition.
"Eco-minded drivers looking for a new 'green' vehicle with low CO2 emissions don't have to look further than the fun-to-drive and fuel-efficient Accord Hybrid," said Steven Center, vice president of the Environmental Business Development Office at American Honda Motor Co., Inc. "Recognition from the trusted editors at Kelley Blue Book is proof positive of the progress Honda has made developing increasingly cleaner vehicles over the last 40 years."
The 2015 Honda Accord Hybrid is designed for outstanding fuel efficiency and fun-to-drive performance and boasts EPA fuel economy ratings of 50/45/47 mpg (city/highway/combined). The Accord Hybrid's two-motor hybrid system, part of an expanding lineup of Honda EarthDreams® Technology powertrains, seamlessly blends electric-only, hybrid and engine drive modes along with powerful regenerative braking to provide highly responsive, refined and fuel-efficient performance in a wide range of driving situations.
"The Honda Accord is one of the best values in the American auto market, and we expressed our admiration for the model by naming it our Kelley Blue Book Best Buy in the hotly contested midsize car category," said Jack Nerad, executive market analyst and executive editorial director for Kelley Blue Book's KBB.com. "So when you take all that goodness -- fun-to-drive, great ergonomics and stellar reliability -- and add a sophisticated powertrain that has a 50 mpg fuel economy rating, you have a very compelling proposition."
KBB.com's honor adds to the growing list of prestigious awards for the Honda Accord Hybrid that include being named About.com's "Best New Cars of 2015" and Green Car Journal's Green Car of the Year. The Accord Hybrid also earned a TOP SAFETY PICK rating by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and a 5-star Overall Vehicle Score by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)2.
For more information about KBB.com's 10 Best Green Cars of 2015, please visit http://www.kbb.com/car-reviews-and-news/top-10/best-green-cars-2015/.
Honda Environmental Leadership
Based on its vision of "Blue Skies for our Children," Honda is taking a comprehensive approach to reducing the environmental impact of its products, advancing fuel efficiency, low emissions and fun-to-drive performance with new powertrain technologies from its EarthDreams® Technology lineup, which includes more fuel-efficient engines and transmissions and advanced electromotive technologies. Honda will offer several next-generation, advanced powertrain vehicles, including an all-new fuel cell vehicle in 2016, and all-new battery-electric and plug-in hybrid models by 2018. Honda will also expand the use of its advanced two-motor hybrid systes in the years to come. Together, these vehicles will offer significant sales volume, enabling Honda to bring ultra-low carbon transportation to consumers in the U.S.
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1 Based on 2015 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Actual fuel mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how the vehicle is driven and maintained, lithium-ion battery age/condition, and other factors.
2 Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of NHTSA's New Car Assessment Program (www.SaferCar.gov). Model tested with standard side airbags (SABs).

Source: Honda News

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Honda Given Top Award in KBB.com Brand Watch Study


It isn’t always easy for consumers to get the most bang out of their buck when purchasing a new vehicle, due largely to the fact that they have no clue whether the vehicles they’re buying will actually stay as delightful and gorgeous and fun as they were the day they first test-drove them.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

2015 Honda Civic Named Top Car for College Grads


For a lot of consumers, buying a new vehicle is as simple as deciding which car, truck or SUV they want, figuring out how to fit that vehicle into their budgets, and then visiting their friendly neighborhood Honda dealership to go through the process of actually taking that vehicle home. The whole ordeal should generally be pretty stress-free.

Honda and NBCUniversal Launch "Saturday Night Line" Original Digital Video Series

Honda and NBCUniversal have partnered to bring laughs and impromptu entertainment to the dedicated fans of NBC's "Saturday Night Live" that wait in the standby line in front of 30 Rock for days ahead of the show with "Saturday Night Line." Hosted by Michael Antonucci, former Upright Citizens Brigade member, the original digital "Saturday Night Line" episodes will feature the redesigned 2015 Honda CR-V and all-new 2016 Honda HR-V crossover in sketches and interviews for the digital series.
To view the latest "Saturday Night Line" episodes, visit: NBC.com/SNLine.
Honda will provide the rolling venues for "Saturday Night Line," where the Honda CR-V  and HR-V crossover may even get pulled into the comedy. Both vehicles offer spacious, functional, high-tech interiors with plenty of space and versatility for multiple passengers, creating the perfect sets for the "Saturday Night Line" shenanigans.
This multiplatform partnership comes as part of Honda's continued investment in engaging young and young-at-heart car shoppers, and NBCUniversal's compelling programming. The well-placed presence in digital media make for the perfect platform to garner brand exposure for Honda's thoughtful, sophisticated light truck lineup.
"Saturday Night Line" will be featured on NBC.com at 8PM ET on Saturdays as a prequel to each live episode of SNL. The episodes also will be made available through a variety of digital platforms including Hulu and video-on-demand platforms.
In collaboration with Broadway Video's Above Average, NBCUniversal's Content Innovation Agency (CIA) develops and produces the episodes that celebrate fans of the cultural phenomena that is SNL. The CIA works closely with advertising partners to create custom content for a variety of initiatives in addition to these premium original video series.
"Saturday Night Line" is part of NBCUniversal's company-wide original digital video programming initiative designed to connect brands with consumers in the most engaging and immersive ways.
"Saturday Night Live" is produced in association with Broadway Video. The creator and executive producer is Lorne Michaels. For more information on "Saturday Night Live" visit NBC.com. Please follow us on Twitter at @NBCSNL.
About Honda
Honda offers a full line of reliable, fuel-efficient and fun-to-drive automobiles for American car buyers through approximately 1,000 independent U.S. Honda dealers. The Honda lineup includes the Accord, Crosstour, Civic, Fit, CR-Z and Insight, along with the Pilot and CR-V sport/utility vehicles and the Odyssey minivan.
Honda has the longest-lasting cars1 of any mainstream automotive brand in America, and more models achieving an IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating than any other automotive nameplate.
Honda has been producing automobiles in America for more than 30 years and currently operates 16 major manufacturing facilities in North America. In 2013, more than 94 percent of all Honda vehicles sold in the U.S. were made in North America, using domestic and globally sourced parts.
About NBCUniversal
NBCUniversal is one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, world-renowned theme parks, and a suite of leading Internet-based businesses. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation. To learn more about NBCUniversal, visit: www.NBCUniversal.com.
1 Longevity based on IHS Automotive, Polk U.S. vehicles in operation registration statistics 1988–2012 for Honda and non-luxury competing brands.

Source: Honda News