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Saturday, July 4, 2015

Passenger Cars Join Light Trucks in Boosting American Honda June 2015 Sales

  • Honda and Acura trucks post record June sales, beating the previous best by more than 3,500 units
  • Acura sedan sales double to lead brand increase of  38.6 percent in June
  • Acura RDX sets June sales record, up 45.1 percent on sales of 5,056 units
  • Honda CR-V sales up rise 8.5 percent with sales of 28,349 for a new June record
American Honda Motor Co., Inc. today reported June 2015 Honda and Acura vehicle sales of 134,397 units, an increase of 4.2 percent.  Acura sedans led AHM's June increase, gaining 107.9 percent on sales of 5,878. Acura truck sales also increased, rising 15.2 percent with sales of 9,649 vehicles for a new June record. Honda trucks gained 18 percent on sales of 57,667, also a record for June, while Honda car sales were down 11.3 percent with 61,203 units sold. Total Honda brand sales reached 118,870 for a gain of 1 percent.
Honda
Honda trucks had a record month of June, gaining 18 percent. Honda's newest entry in the light truck market—the HR-V—continues to grab consumer attention, with sales topping 7,700 units in June, easily exceeding its stellar debut last month. The best-selling CR-V also enjoyed a record June and despite the strong consumer appetite for trucks, Honda's Accord and Civic continued strong sales while the Honda Fit scorched the sales charts yet again. Odyssey also gained ground in June.
  • The best-selling CR-V posted record June sales, realizing a 8.5 percent increase on sales of 28,349 vehicles.
  • Overall light truck sales remain on a record pace with Odyssey posting a 6.5 percent increase in June with sales of 11,621, supporting the record sales of CR-V and strong start for HR-V while the all-new 2016 Pilot enters the market.
  • Sales of the versatile Fit jumped 26.3 percent, with 4,669 vehicles sold last month, part of the strong passenger car lineup that included combined sales of nearly 60,000 units for Civic and Accord.
"With the introduction of the 2016 Pilot late last month, our SUV lineup is the strongest it has ever been, and it was already in very good shape," said Jeff Conrad, Honda Division senior vice president and general manager. "The next several months will be exciting as we begin to renew and expand our car lineup."
Acura
Acura sedans stepped into the sales limelight in June, continuing recent momentum and doubling last year's June sedan sales total on the strength of TLX and ILX. Overall Acura sales totaled 15,527, lifting the brand 38.6 percent in June. Not to be outdone, Acura's RDX captured yet another sales record in June while MDX remained in high demand, though somewhat capacity constrained. Overall, Acura truck sales were up 15.2 percent with sales of 9,649 vehicles.
  • TLX sales continued to gain momentum, nearly reaching 4,000 units again.
  • ILX took a sharp upward turn with a record June performance, gaining 79.1 percent on sales of 1,662. Acura sedan sales totaled 5,878 in June, a 107.9 percent increase.
  • The recently refreshed RDX continued to resonate strongly with customers, up 45.1 percent on sales of 5,056 for its best June on record.
"It is exciting to see Acura sedans enjoy success in the face of a market where light trucks have been dominating," said Mike Accavitti, Acura Division senior vice president and general manager. "We're pleased by the record month for the refreshed RDX, but the growing momentum of the TLX and ILX is key to the future of the Acura brand."
Source: Honda News

Thursday, July 2, 2015

2016 Honda Fit Specifications and Features

ENGINEERING LX EX EX-L
Engine Type In-Line 4-Cylinder In-Line 4-Cylinder In-Line 4-Cylinder
Engine Block/Cylinder Head Aluminum-Alloy Aluminum-Alloy Aluminum-Alloy
Displacement (cc) 1498 1498 1498
Horsepower @ rpm (SAE net) 130 @ 6600 130 @ 6600 130 @ 6600
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm, SAE net) 114 @ 4600 114 @ 4600 114 @ 4600
Redline (rpm) 6800 6800 6800
Bore and Stroke (mm) 73 x 89.5 73 x 89.5 73 x 89.5
Compression Ratio   11.5:1 11.5:1 11.5:1
Valve Train 16-Valve DOHC i-VTEC® 16-Valve DOHC i-VTEC® 16-Valve DOHC i-VTEC®
Fuel Injection Direct Direct Direct
Drive-by-Wire Throttle System
Eco Assist™ System CVT CVT
CARB Emissions Rating1 LEV3-ULEV125 LEV3-ULEV125 LEV3-ULEV125
Direct Ignition System with Immobilizer
100K +/- Miles No Scheduled Tune-Ups2

TRANSMISSIONS LX EX EX-L
6-Speed Manual Transmission  
Gear Ratios: 1st: 3.461, 2nd: 1.869, 3rd: 1.235, 4th: 0.948, 5th: 0.809, 6th:0.727, Reverse: 3.307, Final Drive Ratio: 4.62
Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) with Sport Mode Available with Dual-Mode Paddle Shifters (Available) with Dual-Mode Paddle Shifters
Gear Ratios: 2.526~0.408, Reverse:2.706~1.382, Final Drive: 5.44

BODY/SUSPENSION/CHASSIS LX EX EX-L
Unit-Body Construction
MacPherson Strut Front Suspension
Torsion-Beam Rear Suspension
Stabilizer Bar (mm, front)  25.4 25.4 25.4
Electric Power-Assisted Rack-and-Pinion Steering (EPS)
Steering Wheel Turns, Lock-to-Lock 2.51 2.51 2.51
Steering Ratio 13.06 13.06 13.06
Turning Diameter, Curb-to-Curb (ft) 35.1 35.1 35.1
Power-Assisted Ventilated Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes (in, front/rear) 10.3 / 7.9 10.3 / 7.9 10.3 / 7.9
Wheels   15" w/Full Covers 16" Alloy 16" Alloy
All-Season Tires 185 / 60 R15 84T 185 / 55 R16 83H 185 / 55 R16 83H
Compact Spare Tire T135 / 80 D15 99M T135 / 80 D15 99M T135 / 80 D15 99M

EXTERIOR MEASUREMENTS LX EX EX-L
Wheelbase (in) 99.6 99.6 99.6
Length (in) 160.0 160.0 160.0
Height (in) 60.0 60.0 60.0
Width (in) 67.0 67.0 67.0
Track (in, front/rear)  58.3 / 58.0 58.1 / 57.7 58.1 / 57.7
Curb Weight (lbs, MT/AT)  2513 / 2544 2573 / 2630 NA / 2642
Weight Distribution (%, front/rear, MT) 61 / 39 60 / 40  
Weight Distribution (%, front/rear, AT) 62 / 38 61 / 39 61 / 39

INTERIOR MEASUREMENTS   LX EX EX-L
Headroom (in, front/rear)  39.5 / 37.5 38.0 / 37.6 38.0 / 37.6
Legroom (in, front/rear) 41.4 / 39.3 41.4 / 39.3 41.4 / 39.3
Shoulder Room (in, front/rear) 54.8 / 52.6 54.8 / 52.6 54.8 / 52.6
Hiproom (in, front/rear) 51.5 / 45.1 51.5 / 45.1 51.5 / 45.1
Cargo Volume (cu ft, seat up/down) 16.6 / 52.7 16.6 / 52.7 16.6 / 52.7
Passenger Volume (cu ft) 95.7 93.8 93.8
Seating Capacity 5 5 5

EPA MILEAGE RATINGS3/FUEL LX EX EX-L
6-Speed Manual (City/Highway/Combined) 29/37/32 29/37/32 N/A
Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) (City/Highway/Combined) 33/41/36 32/38/35 32/38/35
Fuel (gal) 10.6 10.6 10.6
Required Fuel Regular Unleaded Regular Unleaded Regular Unleaded

ACTIVE SAFETY LX EX EX-L
Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with Traction Control4
Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)
Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD)
Brake Assist
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)5
Daytime Running Lights (DRL)

PASSIVE SAFETY LX EX EX-L
Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) Body Structure
Dual-Stage, Multiple-Threshold Front Airbags (SRS) 
SmartVent® Front Side Airbags 
Side Curtain Airbags with Rollover Sensor
3-Point Seat Belts at all Seating Positions
Front 3-Point Seat Belts with Automatic Tensioning System
Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren (LATCH): Lower Anchors (2nd-Row Outboard), Tether Anchors (2nd-Row All)
Driver's and Front Passenger's Seat-Belt Reminder
Child-Proof Rear Door Locks

EXTERIOR FEATURES LX EX EX-L
One-Touch Power Moonroof with Tilt Feature  
Roof-Mounted Antenna
Security System with Remote Entry
Smart Entry System  
One-Touch Turn Indicators
2-Speed/Intermittent Windshield Wipers
Intermittent Rear Window Wiper/Washer
Body-Colored Rear Roofline Spoiler
Multi-Reflector Halogen Headlights with Auto-On/Off
Fog Lights  
LED Brake Lights
Body-Colored, Power Side Mirrors including Expanded View Driver's Mirror  
Heated, Body-Colored Power Side Mirrors including Expanded View Driver's Mirror and Integrated Turn Indicators    

COMFORT & CONVENIENCE LX EX EX-L
Air Conditioning with Air-Filtration System
Multi-Angle Rearview Camera with Guidelines with Dynamic Guidelines with Dynamic Guidelines
Honda LaneWatch™6  
Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink®7
SMS Text Message Function8  
Push Button Start  
Power Windows with Auto-Up/Down Driver's Window
Power Door Locks/Programmable Auto-Locking Doors
Illuminated Driver's Window and Door Lock Controls
Cruise Control
Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel and Shift Knob    
Illuminated Steering Wheel-Mounted Controls Cruise / Audio / Phone Cruise / Audio / Phone Cruise / Audio / Phone / Navigation (available)
Tilt and Telescopic Steering Column
Center Console with Armrest and Storage Compartment
Beverage Holders
Driver's and Front Passenger's Vanity Mirrors
Map Lights
12-Volt Power Outlets (front/center console)
HDMI Port  
Passenger-Side Seatback Pocket
Remote Fuel Filler Door Release
Cargo Area Tie-Down Anchors  
Rear Window Defroster
Cargo Area Light
Floor Mats  
Door-Pocket Storage Bins (front/rear)

SEATING LX EX EX-L
Driver's Seat with Manual Height Adjustment
Leather-Trimmed Seats    
Heated Front Seats    
Adjustable Front Seat-Belt Anchors
Adjustable Head Restraints
60/40 Split 2nd-Row Magic Seat®

AUDIO SYSTEMS LX EX EX-L
160-Watt AM/FM/CD Audio System with 4 Speakers    
180-Watt AM/FM/CD Audio System with 6 Speakers  
5" Color LCD Screen    
7" Display Audio with High-Resolution WVGA (800x480) Electrostatic Touch-Screen and Customizable Feature Settings  
7" Display Audio with Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™ and Voice Recognition9, Honda HD Digital Traffic, High-Resolution WVGA (800x480) Electrostatic Touch-Screen and Customizable Feature Settings     Available
HondaLink™ Next Generation10  
HD Radio™11      with Navigation 
SiriusXM® Radio12      with Navigation 
Pandora®13 Compatibility  
Bluetooth® Streaming Audio
Display Audio Interface14  
USB Audio Interface15 Front Front & Center Console Front & Center Console
MP3/Auxiliary Input Jack    
MP3/Windows Media®16 Audio (WMA) Playback Capability
Radio Data System (RDS)
Speed-Sensitive Volume Control (SVC)

INFORMATION DISPLAY LX EX EX-L
Average Fuel Economy Indicators
Clock
Digital Odometer and Digital Trip Meters (2)
Engine Oil Life Indicator
Exterior Temperature Indicator
Instant Fuel Economy Indicator
Miles-to-Empty Indicator

INSTRUMENTATION LX EX EX-L
12-Volt Battery-Charging System Indicator
ABS Indicator
Airbag System Indicator
Backlit Gauges
Brake System Indicator
Coolant Temperature Indicator
Cruise Control Indicators
Door- and Hatch-Open Indicator
ECON Mode Indicator CVT CVT
Electric Power Steering (EPS) Indicator
Fog Lights Indicator  
Fuel Level Indicator
Headlights-On Indicator
High-Beam Indicator
Immobilizer System Indicator
Low-Brake Fluid Indicator
Low-Tire Pressure Indicator
Low-Fuel Indicator
Low-Oil Pressure Indicator
Maintenance Minder™ Indicator
Malfunction Indicator
Seat-Belt Reminder Indicator
Shift Lever Position Indicator CVT CVT
Smart Entry System Indicator  
Starter System Indicator  
Tachometer
TPMS Indicator
VSA System and VSA-Off Indicators
[1] LEV3-ULEV125 models as certified by the California Air Resources Board (CARB).
[2] Does not apply to fluid and filter changes. Will vary with driving conditions. Please see your Honda dealer for details.
[3] Based on 2016 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.
[4] VSA is not a substitute for safe driving. It cannot correct the vehicle’s course in every situation or compensate for reckless driving. Control of the vehicle always remains with the driver.
[5] For optimal tire wear and performance, tire pressure should be checked regularly with a gauge. Do not rely solely on the monitor system. Please see your Honda dealer for details.
[6] Display accuracy will vary based on weather, size of object and speed, and the display may not show all relevant traffic. The display is not a substitute for your own direct visual assessment of traffic conditions before changing lanes. 
[7] The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are owned by the Bluetooth SIG, Inc., and any use of such marks by Honda Motor Co., Ltd., is under license.
[8] Compatible with select phones with Bluetooth®. Your wireless carrier's rate plans apply. State or local laws may limit use of texting feature. Only use texting feature when conditions allow you to do so safely.
[9] The Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™ is available on the EX-L model in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. (Honda HD Digital Traffic service only available in the United States, except Alaska). Please see your Honda dealer for details.
[10] HondaLink™ access within the Display Audio interface is currently only compatible with iPhone® 5 and newer models.
[11] HD Radio is a proprietary trademark of iBiquity Digital Corporation.
[12] SiriusXM services require a subscription after any trial period. If you decide to continue your SiriusXM service at the end of your trial subscription, the plan you choose will automatically renew and bill at then-current rates until you call SiriusXM at 1-866-635-2349 to cancel. See our Customer Agreement for complete terms at www.siriusxm.com. Fees and programming subject to change. XM satellite service is available only to those at least 18 years and older in the 48 contiguous United States and D.C. ©2014 Sirius XM Radio Inc. Sirius, XM and all related marks and logos are trademarks of Sirius XM Radio Inc.
[13] Pandora, the Pandora logo, and the Pandora trade dress are trademarks or registered trademarks of Pandora Media, Inc. Used with permission. Compatible with select smartphones. See: www.pandora.com/everywhere/mobile. Not all devices compatible with USB connection. Your wireless carrier's rate plans apply.
[14] The Display Audio Interface is used for direct connection to and streaming from some current smartphones. Some smartphones may not work. Please see your Honda dealer for details.
[15] The USB Audio Interface is used for direct connection to and control of some current digital audio players and other USB devices that contain MP3, WMA or AAC music files. Some USB devices with security software and digital rights-protected files may not work. Please see your Honda dealer for details.
[16] Windows Media® is a trademark or registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.

Source:Honda News

2016 Honda Fit Pricing and EPA Data

Model Transmission MSRP* EPA**
City/Hwy/Combined MPG
Fit LX 6-Speed Manual $15,790 29/37/32
  CVT*** $16,590 33/41/36
Fit EX 6-Speed Manual $17,700 29/37/32
  CVT $18,500 32/38/35
Fit EX-L CVT $20,065 32/38/35
Fit EX-L with Navi CVT $21,065 32/38/35
 
*Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) excluding tax, license, registration, $820 destination charge and options. Dealer prices may vary. 
**Based on 2016 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.
***Continuously Variable Transmission

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Three Honda Models Named "Best Family Cars"


When families get to the point where they have a need to purchase a new family vehicle, it’s common for them to turn toward the idea of the “dreaded” minivan. Of course, the 2015 Honda Odyssey is completely awesome and anything but “dreaded,” but we understand and respect that there are some people that would rather go a different direction.

Honda 2015 Digital FactBook

The 2015 Digital FactBook is an annual report which provides an overview of Honda's global operations, as well as detailed historical and up-to-date information concerning Honda's sales, manufacturing and R&D operations in North America. This report includes a general chronology which highlights the significant milestones in Honda's corporate history.
The 2015 Digital FactBook includes the following:
  • Corporate directory of key locations and contacts by region
  • Overview of worldwide operations, sales network and 2014 production
  • Overview of North America (N.A.) operations and subsidiaries
  • History of Honda/Acura vehicle introductions in the U.S., Honda/Acura vehicle and industry sales data for N.A.
  • List of N.A. manufacturing facilities and information on automobile, motorcycle and ATV/PWC production
  • Summary of N.A. R&D/Engineering facilities
  • Summary of exports of N.A. made Honda products
  • Overview of South America operations, subsidiaries, manufacturing facilities and R&D centers
  • Overview of Europe/Middle East/Africa operations, subsidiaries and manufacturing facilities
  • Overview of Japan operations, subsidiaries, R&D centers and manufacturing facilities
  • Overview of Asia/Oceania operations, subsidiaries and manufacturing facilities
  • Overview of China operations, subsidiaries and manufacturing facilities
  • Chronology of corporate milestones
Source: Honda News

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Safety Ratings Elite for 2015 Honda Accord


Put bluntly, safety in automobiles is important. There was a time when kids would slide around on the back bench seat of a huge sedan without any seat belts, just like there was a time when airbags didn’t exist. There was even an automotive era before windshield wipers, if you can believe it, but we’ve obviously come a long way from there.