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Catch the Debut of the 2016 Acura ILX at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show

Big Changes in Store for Acura’s Sport Sedan. While Apple Valley Honda, Northwest Honda, and Sims Honda are not Acura dealers, we think this is pretty newsworthy in the Honda world!

Acura is preparing to unveil a substantially new 2016 ILX at the L.A. Auto Show next month as the brand aims to raise the stakes again in the entry-premium sedan segment. Already bringing in more buyers under the age of 35 to the segment than any other entry-premium model, the new 2016 ILX stands to solidify and broaden its appeal with a comprehensive update that includes a potent new powertrain, more forceful, sporty exterior styling, and substantially upgraded interior design.

Much like its hot new stable mate—the brand new TLX—the 2016 ILX will bring a sharper performance focus while delivering a greater set of high-value comfort, convenience and safety features that consumers desire in the increasingly competitive entry-luxury field.

Catch the unveiling of the ILX on Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. in the Acura booth at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

Honda HR-V Crossover to Make North American Debut at 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show

  • All-new stylish entry crossover to offer surprising levels of sophistication and versatility inside and out
  • HR-V will serve as the entry point to Honda light truck lineup

The all-new Honda HR-V entry crossover (automobiles.honda.com/hr-v) will make its North American debut at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show on Nov. 19. Previously seen only in pictures, the HR-V will serve as the entry point to the Honda light truck lineup, positioned below the CR-V in both price and size and competing in an all-new segment for the brand.

With sleek styling and expressive character lines, the HR-V is anticipated to launch this winter. Built on the same global compact platform that underpins the critically-acclaimed Fit, the HR-V will feature a versatile and spacious interior thanks to an innovative center fuel tank layout. The HR-V will be equipped with the Honda-exclusive Magic Seat®, which allows for multiple seating configurations and the ability to fold the second row seat completely flat for added cargo space.

Further details about the Honda HR-V will be revealed on Nov. 19 at 12:35 p.m. PST at the Los Angeles Auto Show. For the latest HR-V editorial photography, please visit hondanews.com/channels/honda-automobiles-hr-v.

Statement by American Honda Regarding A-pillar Interior Cover Recall: 2015 Honda Fit

Honda will voluntarily recall approximately 6,200 model-year 2015 Fit vehicles in the United States to inspect and, if necessary, replace one or both A-pillar interior covers, free of charge. During vehicle assembly it is possible that the A-pillar interior cover designed for vehicles sold in other markets may have been installed on vehicles intended for sale in the United States. An incorrect A-pillar interior cover could alter the performance of the side curtain airbag during deployment, potentially increasing the risk of injury during a crash. No crashes or injuries have been reported related to this issue, which was discovered during quality inspections at the factory.

Honda is announcing this recall to encourage all owners that purchased an affected vehicle to take it to an authorized dealer as soon as they receive notification of this recall from Honda. Mailed notification to customers will begin Sept. 25, 2014. In addition to contacting customers by mail, at that time, owners of these vehicles will be able to determine if their vehicles require repair by going to www.recalls.honda.com or by calling (800) 999-1009, and selecting option 4.

Boldly Restyled and Significantly Enhanced 2015 Honda CR-V Gets New Powertrain, Advanced Features and New Premium Touring Trim

America’s bestselling SUV for the past decade1, the CR-V raises the bar for 2015 with a major update that increases powertrain performance, fuel efficiency, safety performance, value and fun

Launching at Honda dealerships nationwide on October 1, 2014, the new 2015 Honda CR-V receives the most significant mid-model cycle refresh in its history, with a new direct-injected Earth Dreams Technology™ i-VTEC® engine and continuously variable transmission (CVT), a new suite of Honda Sensing™ safety and driver assistive features, significantly enhanced exterior and interior styling, a long list of new standard and available features and a new premium Touring trim.

Starting with a manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of $23,3202, the 2015 CR-V has increased EPA fuel economy ratings of 27/34/29 mpg3 (city/highway/combined) for front-wheel-drive models and 26/33/28 mpg3 for Real Time AWD models, both increasing +4/+3/+3 mpg over 2014 models.

New for the 2015 CR-V:

  • More efficient direct-injected engine with torque up 11 percent
  • New seamless and sporty CVT for enhanced performance and fuel efficiency
  • Bold new exterior design plus chassis, braking system and sound isolation improvements
  • New standard features include a center console armrest, sliding sunvisors and rear console ventilation ducts
  • New available features include a power tailgate, 10-way power and heated driver’s seat with memory, LED daytime running lights, and Display Audio
  • Available Honda Sensing™ suite of advanced safety and driver assistive features that includes Forward Collision Warning (FCW), Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™)4, Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)5, Lane Keeping Assist (LKAS)6, Lane Departure Warning (LDW)7 and Honda LaneWatch™8

The CR-V is notably enhanced with multiple functionality upgrades, including a new configurable center console, new rear console heat/air ventilation ducts, and an available 7-inch touchscreen Display Audio telematics interface. A redesigned high-quality and high-tech interior further increases the CR-V’s sophistication. Exterior design changes, including re-styled front and rear bodywork, mirrors and wheels, lend the CR-V a bolder, sportier appearance with unique Honda style.
For 2015, the CR-V includes a longer list of standard features on all trims. The CR-V EX, for example, adds 7-inch Display Audio, a 10-way power driver’s seat, heated front seats, Honda LaneWatch™, Smart Entry/Push-Button Start and LED daytime running lights.

A new top-of-the-line Touring trim includes the first Honda application of two advanced driver-assistive technologies, Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™) and Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS), and the first CR-V adoption of Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC). These systems, plus Forward Collision Warning (FCW) and Honda LaneWatch™ are part of the new Honda Sensing™ suite of safety and driver assistive technologies that, together with other high-end features, such as a power tailgate, bring a new level of sophistication to America’s top-selling SUV1.

These improvements, especially the significant feature upgrades and new line-topping Touring trim, provide customers with more value and choice than ever before. Add in its car-like interior comfort and smooth, quiet ride, and the enhanced and upgraded 2015 Honda CR-V once again sets a new benchmark for the highly competitive compact SUV segment. Customers can view, build and price at 2015 Honda CR-V at automobiles.honda.com/cr-v.

2015 CR-V Pricing and EPA Fuel Economy Ratings

Trim Wheel Drive MSRP2 EPA mpg3 (city/highway/combined)
LX FWD $23,320 27/34/29
LX AWD $24,570 26/33/28
EX FWD $25,420 27/34/29
EX AWD $26,670 26/33/28
EX-L FWD $28,020 27/34/29
EX-L AWD $29,270 26/33/28
EX-L Navi FWD $29,520 27/34/29
EX-L Navi AWD $30,770 26/33/28
Touring FWD $31,520 27/34/29
Touring AWD $32,770 26/33/28

Telematics
The 2015 CR-V includes easy-to-read instrumentation and, for the first time on CR-V, Honda’s new 7-inch touchscreen Display Audio telematics interface. Display Audio, standard on EX and above trim levels, allows the user to tap, pinch, and swipe – just like on a smart phone or tablet – to control audio and other telematics features, including the available next-generation HondaLink™9 and the Honda Satellite-linked Navigation System™10. All CR-Vs retain the full-color intelligent Multi-Information Display (i-MID) that offers a range of customizable features via fingertip controls on the steering wheel. The CR-V’s audio and telematics systems offer a high level of connectivity, including a standard Pandora®11 internet interface and SMS text messaging function, Bluetooth®12 HandsFreeLink® phone interface.

Powertrain
The 2015 CR-V’s new Earth Dreams Technology™ 2.4-liter direct-injected DOHC i-VTEC inline 4-cylinder engine produces 181 lb-ft of torque, an 11-percent increase over the previous engine’s 163 lb-ft13 while making the same 185 horsepower14. The new lighter-weight engine is mated to a new continuously variable transmission (CVT) with G-design Shift that provides smooth, seamless ratio changes and contributes to increased EPA fuel economy ratings of 27/34/29 mpg3(city/highway/combined) for front-wheel-drive models and 26/33/28 mpg3 for the Real Time AWD models.

Chassis
An updated suspension design, and features such as Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®)15 and Motion-Adaptive Electric Power Steering (EPS) all contribute to the 2015 CR-V’s quality driving experience, which is enhanced further on the EX and above trims with wider front and rear track dimensions due to wider wheels (+0.5 inches). The CR-V uses front MacPherson strut and rear multi-link suspension systems that benefit from tuning changes. The rear multi-link system helps maximize rear seating and cargo space while providing stable and comfortable handling and ride quality. Newly revised shock absorber tuning helps deliver a refined driving feel.

Safety and Driver-Assistive Technology
As with all Honda vehicles, safety is a primary focus, starting with the CR-V’s next-generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure that helps make the CR-V highly effective at absorbing and dispersing the energy of a frontal collision crash. Overall, the body receives more than 60 changes to improve stiffness and collision performance, and the 2015 CR-V is targeted to achieve top safety ratings, including a TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and a NCAP 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score from the NHTSA. Standard safety equipment on all models include Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) electronic stability control system, Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Brake Assist, frontal airbags, side-curtain airbags, SmartVent® front-side airbags, and a front seat design that can help reduce the severity of neck injury in the event of a rear collision. The newly available Honda Sensing™ suite of safety and driver assistive features includes Honda LaneWatch™, Forward Collision Warning (FCW), Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™), Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS) and Lane Departure Warning (LDW). These systems benefit from the adoption of new sensor fusion technology that integrates the capabilities of a windshield-mounted monocular camera and millimeter wave radar to provide enhanced sensing with ability to identify and anticipate multiple collision scenarios, including a pedestrian collision, and initiate warnings and, in some cases, emergency braking.

Warranty
The 2015 Honda CR-V is covered by a comprehensive 3-year/36,000 mile new vehicle limited warranty and a 5-year/60,000 mile powertrain limited warranty. Additional benefits of ownership include Honda Roadside Assistance, which provides free 24-hour roadside assistance during the 3-year/36,000-mile new vehicle limited warranty term. CR-Vs are manufactured at the Honda of America Manufacturing, Inc., East Liberty Auto Plant in Ohio using domestic and globally sourced parts.

2015 Honda CR-V Feature Upgrade Summary

Trim New 2015 Features
LX - Earth Dreams Technology™ 2.4-liter direct-injected i-VTEC engine
- Earth Dreams Technology™ continuously variable transmission (CVT)
- Exterior and interior styling upgrades
- Center console with armrest with rear air ducts
- Sliding sunvisors

 

Trim New 2015 Features Upgrades from Preceding Trim
EX  Changed or added from CR-V LX:
  - 7-inch Display Audio
- 10-way power driver’s seat
- Heated front seats
- Honda LaneWatch™
- Smart Entry/Push Button Start
- LED daytime running lights
- 17-inch aluminum wheels
- Sunroof
- Privacy glass
- Fog lights
- Security system
- Cargo cover
- Fully automatic headlights
- Tweeter speakers
- Body colored door handles
- Body colored side mirrors
- Variable speed windshield wipers
- Additional USB16 jack
- Seatback pockets
- Illuminated vanity mirrors
Trim New 2015 Features Upgrades from Preceding Trim
EX-L Changed or added from CR-V EX:
  - Auto-dimming rearview mirror - Leather seating surfaces
- Leather steering wheel cover
- Dual zone auto HVAC
- Roof rails
- SiriusX® Radio17
- Heated side mirrors
- Subwoofer speaker
- Audio amplifier
EX-L Navi Changed or added from CR-V EX-L:
  - HD Radio™18 - Honda Navigation System
Trim New 2015 Features
Touring Changed or added from CR-V EX-L Navi:
(new trim) - Forward Collision Warning (FCW)
- Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™)
- Power tailgate
- Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)
- Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
- Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
- Larger 18-inch wheels
- Driver’s memory seat
- Side mirror turn signal lights
- HomeLink remote system
- Projector headlights
- Special badging

Quick, Stylish and Well-Equipped 2015 Honda Civic Si Coupe and Sedan Now On-sale

The 2015 Honda Civic Si Coupe and Sedan are now on sale at Honda dealers nationwide with a manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) starting at $22,890 for the Civic Si Coupe and the Civic Si Sedan starting at $23,090. Both the coupe and the sedan received many upgrades for the 2014 model year including more power, retuned suspension, interior refinements and new driver assistive features, with the Civic Si Coupe also being restyled; the Civic Si Sedan received styling changes the previous year.

With 205 horsepower and 174 lb-ft of torque on tap, a slick shifting close-ratio 6-speed manual transmission and sport-tuned suspension, the 2015 Civic Si Coupe and Sedan are primed for performance fun. Add the sophistication and content richness of a sport-themed premium interior and high tech features such as the standard 7-inch touchscreen Display Audio, Honda LaneWatch™ and review camera, and the 2015 Civic Si remains the enthusiasts choice in its segment.

TRIM MSRP1 EPA Fuel Economy Ratings4
(city/highway/combined)
Civic Si Coupe 6MT $22,890 22/31/25
Civic Si Coupe 6MT w/ Summer Tires $23,090 22/31/25
Civic Si Coupe 6MT w/ Navi $24,390 22/31/25
Civic Si Coupe 6MT w/ Summer Tires & Navi $24,590 22/31/25
Civic Si Sedan 6MT $23,090 22/31/25
Civic Si Sedan 6MT w/ Summer Tires $23,290 22/31/25
Civic Si Sedan 6MT w/ Navi $24,590 22/31/25

For More Information
Consumer information is available at automobiles.honda.com/civic. To join the Civic community on Facebook, visithttps://www.facebook.com/Honda/Civic. Additional media information including, pricing, features and high-resolution photography of the 2015 Honda Civic is available at hondanews.com/channels/honda-automobiles-civic.

Honda CR-V Named 2015 Motor Trend Sport/Utility Of The Year

  • Refreshed CR-V chosen for its fuel economy, driving dynamics, long list of new safety features and overall refinement
  • Noted for its new Touring trim with Honda Sensing safety and driver-assistive safety technologies
  • America’s best-selling SUV over the past decade

The Honda CR-V has won Motor Trend Sport/Utility of the Year for 2015.

The CR-V claims the title with a long list of vehicle enhancements for 2015, including its improved fuel economy and uncompromised driving dynamics, thanks to the inclusion of Honda’s Earth Dreams Technology™ powertrain, the launch of an all-new Touring trim, the debut of Honda Sensing™ safety and driver assistive technologies and the CR-V’s excellent value for money paradigm.

Motor Trend editor-in-chief Ed Loh, said, “The 2015 Honda CR-V impressed our judges with its extensive list of delightful design and thoughtful engineering improvements. Our editors were especially impressed by Honda’s responsive and efficient continuously-variable transmission and sophisticated safety systems – particularly the smart and seamlessly integrated Lane Keeping Assist system. Efficient, practical, and a joy to drive; the 2015 Honda CR-V does virtually everything well.”

“It is an honor to receive such a prestigious award from the expert staff at Motor Trend,” said Jeff Conrad, SVP & General Manager of Honda Division, American Honda Motor Co, Inc. “Our engineers, planners, and dealers work hard to deliver class leading products to our customers, and it’s extremely rewarding to be recognized for that hard work. This award fromMotor Trend reaffirms for us that we’re meeting that goal.”

In addition to the Honda CR-V, the 2015 Motor Trend Sport/Utility of the Year competition included 18 other all-new or significantly updated SUVs:

BMW X4
BMW X5
Cadillac Escalade
Chevrolet Tahoe
Chevrolet Suburban
Ford Expedition
GMC Yukon
GMC Yukon XL
Jeep Cherokee
Lexus NX
Lincoln MKC
Lincoln Navigator
Mercedes-Benz GLA
Nissan Rogue
Porsche Macan
Subaru Outback
Toyota Highlander
Volvo XC60

Motor Trend’s Sport/Utility of the Year is not a comparison test, and is only open to all-new or substantially upgraded vehicles that have gone on sale in the 12 months from November 1 of the previous year.

To judge contenders for the award, Motor Trend’s editorial staff conducted an exhaustive three-phase testing process. Phase one includes a full tech check and weigh-in, then full track testing to establish baseline data for acceleration, braking and handling. Phase two involves three days of road loops offering a range of road surfaces and traffic conditions to evaluate ride and handling, engine and transmission smoothness and responsiveness, wind and road noise and ergonomics. An off-road section tests traction, stability, and braking control systems. In the third phase the judges debate and deliberate. The judging criteria include the following categories:

Design Advancement - well-executed exterior and interior styling; innovative vehicle packaging; good selection and use of materials.
Engineering Excellence - total vehicle concept and execution; clever solutions to packaging, manufacturing and dynamics issues; cost-effective tech that benefits the consumer.
Performance of Intended Function - how well the vehicle does the job its planners, designers, and engineers intended it to do.
Efficiency - low fuel consumption and carbon footprint, relative to the vehicle’s competitive set.
Safety - a vehicle’s ability to help the driver avoid a crash, as well as the secondary safety measures that protect its occupants from harm during a crash.
Value - competitive price and equipment levels, measured against those of vehicles in the same market segment.

Priced from $23,320, the CR-V is offered with a new Honda Earth Dreams Technology™ 185-horsepower, 2.4-liter direct-injected four-cylinder engine and CVT (continuously variable transmission). The CR-V can be had in either front- or all-wheel drive, and it earns best-in-class fuel economy, with and EPA-estimated 27 mpg city/34 mpg highway/ 29mpg combined for front-wheel-drive models, and 26/33/28-mpg for all-wheel drive.

The 2015 CR-V is expected to receive a Top Safety Pick+ (TSP+) award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), and its official safety ratings will be released later this year. The 2015 CR-V is manufactured exclusively for the North American market at Honda plants in the U.S., Canada and Mexico using domestic and globally sourced parts.

The recognition from Motor Trend validates the sales success of the Honda

CR-V, which sold more than 300,000 units last year, and is on track to do the same in 2014. CR-V’s strong sales performance has been a consistent triumph for the Honda brand since the vehicle’s introduction, leading CR-V to become the best-selling SUV in the industry over the past decade.

For more information about the award, judging process, and the contenders check out the December issue of Motor Trend or visit www.motortrend.com.

Today, Honda is launching a 60- and 30-second anthem TV commercial, “Music Festival,” with music by Portugal. The Man, a Honda Stage band, to launch the new 2015 CR-V. The commercial speaks to Gen Y and focuses on adults who are establishing themselves and are about to or in the midst of entering their next life stage. While embracing this rite of passage, these singles, couples and young families are still dreamers and doers that continue to make time for a fun, active and fulfilling life. The CR-V advertising campaign will be supported across network primetime and sports, digital, online video, social and print.

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 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 U.S. were made in North America, using domestic and globally sourced parts.

2015 Honda Fit SEMA Project Gears Up for Last Week of Voting on Tumblr

  • Six build teams, each customizing an all-new 2015 Fit
  • Enthusiast fans can vote for their favorite customized Fit on Tumblr through Oct. 22 with the winner being announced on Nov. 4 at the SEMA Show
  • Honda to host second annual “Honda Soiree” on Nov. 4 for media attending the SEMA Show

Over the last five weeks, Honda has followed the progress of six build teams as they each customize the all-new 2015 Fit through an ambitious project vehicle program and interactive Tumblr experience (#ProjectFit). A little over one week remains for fans to vote for the winner of the project (through Oct. 22), with the favorite vehicle to be announced at the 2014 SEMA show in Las Vegas on Nov. 4, where all six vehicles will be on display in the Honda booth.

The six build teams, Bisimoto Engineering, Kontrabrands, MAD Industries, Spoon Sports USA, Tjin Edition and the award-winning Kenny Vinces, have each personalized their Fits with modifications such as aerodynamic body kits, wheels, suspension and audio-system upgrades, custom paint jobs and more. Photos, video and animated GIFs of the transformations in progress have been posted throughout the campaign at hondaloves.tumblr.com where fans can like or reblog posts to cast their votes.

This effort continues to be promoted on automobiles.honda.com, in Honda newsletters and on the brand’s Facebook andTwitter profiles.

After viewing all of the impressive vehicle displays at the 2014 SEMA Show, attendees with media credentials are also invited to celebrate at the second annual “Honda Soiree” on Nov. 4 from 10:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. at the Tao Nightclub inside The Venetian hotel complex. Please visit the Honda booth in the Central Hall at the SEMA Show on Nov. 4, where a limited number of entry wristbands will be available for members of the media.

2015 Honda Civic, Fit, Accord, CR-V, Odyssey are Nominated as Kelley Blue Book Best Buys

The 2015 Honda Civic is rapidly accumulating critical and and consumer acclaim. Now Kelley Blue Book is jumping on board by naming the 2015 Honda Civic as a finalist for the Best Buy Award. The 2015 Honda Fit is also nominated.

“With the all-new Kelley Blue Book Best Buy Awards, we aim to provide a significant consumer service by identifying 2015 model-year vehicles that our expert evaluators believe to be the absolute best-value choices for new-car shoppers,” said Jack R. Nerad, executive editorial director and executive market analyst for Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com. “The Kelley Blue Book Best Buys will represent the highest level of quality and value of all vehicles available in the American market. While at the conclusion of the testing and evaluation period only 12 prestigious models will be deemed 2015 Kelley Blue Book Best Buy Award winners, it is a very high honor for a vehicle to be chosen as a finalist for these prominent awards.”

“There are some really great cars nominated for the KBB.com small car segment, but the 2015 Honda Fit and Civic are creating a lot of buzz and for good reason,” said Tony Carter general manager of Northwest Honda in Bellingham. “It’s great to be recognized, especially since these are brand new vehicles.”

The 2015 Honda CR-V, HR-V, Accord, and Odyssey have also been nominated for Best Buy Awards.

Stop by Northwest Honda, Sims Honda, or Apple Valley Honda to get take one these new cars for a test drive!

New Acura and Honda Products Fuel Surge in September Automobile Sales

  • Hot new Acura TLX powers an 18.8 percent division increase with 3,884 September sales
  • Acura RDX posted its best-ever September with sales of 3,230, rising 6.9 percent for the month and helping Acura trucks to its best September on record
  • New Honda Fit achieves best September ever on sales of 6,628 units, up 66.5 percent
  • Honda CR-V also sets new September record, rising 10.6 percent on sales of 23,722

American Honda Motor Co., Inc. today reported September 2014 Honda and Acura vehicle sales of 118,223 units, an increase of 12.0 percent versus September of last year. The Honda division had its best September since 2007 with sales of 104,391 vehicles, while Acura posted sales of 13,832 units in the same period. Acura trucks posted its best-ever September, rising 6.8 percent vs. 2013. Year-to-date total American Honda sales reached 1,160,605 vehicles.

Honda
The Honda brand showed considerable strength across its broad lineup in September, with nearly every model gaining for the month and two models—Fit and CR-V—setting new September records. Overall, the Honda brand was up 11.2 percent, the division’s best post-recession September – since 2007.

  • The outgoing 2014 CR-V enjoyed its best-ever September, with sales of 23,722 yielding a 10.6 percent increase for the month. The new 2015 CR-V, featuring enhanced styling, a new powertrain and a host of safety features, went on-sale today.
  • The new 2015 Honda Fit, now produced in North America, surpassed its popular predecessor by posting a new September record with sales of 6,628, an increase of 66.5 percent over the same period in 2013.
  • Honda Accord gained sharply for the ninth straight month, rising 30.9 percent on sales of 32,956 units.
  • Odyssey also showed strength with an increase of 13.7 percent, posting sales of 8,769 units in September.

“With all core Honda models now made in North America the Honda brand is continuing to gain strength with American car buyers,” said Jeff Conrad, Honda division senior vice president and general manager. “And with the redesigned 2015 Honda CR-V going on sale today we expect our momentum to continue to grow as step-by-step we reinforce our light truck lineup.”

Acura
Less than two months on the market and without full supply of the three-model lineup at dealerships, the all-new 2015 Acura TLX luxury performance sedan sparked an 18.8 percent sales surge for the luxury brand, boosting division sales to 13,832 for September over the same month in 2013.  TLX sales were second only to the Acura MDX within the entire division, followed by another record performance by the RDX, with the luxury SUVs pushing Acura truck sales to a new September record.

  • The hot-selling new TLX posted sales of 3,884 in September to become Acura’s best-selling sedan and second best-selling vehicle, already approaching segment leaders in only its first full month on the market.
  • ILX sales were also up in September, adding 7.4 percent with sales of 1,464 units.
  • Acura truck sales set a new September record, rising 6.8 percent on sales of 8,097 vehicles.
  • Acura’s RDX rose 6.9 percent to post its best-ever September for the brand on sales of 3,230 units.
  • MDX sales increased 7.2 percent with 4,864 units sold in September, continuing to solidify its place as the best-selling three-row luxury SUV in America.

“With the MDX and RDX as the best one-two punch in the luxury SUV segment, the TLX is proving to be the knockout punch we’ve been looking for in the luxury sedan arena,” said Mike Accavitti, Acura division senior vice president and general manager. “The TLX is attracting so much attention online and showroom traffic at our dealers that we don’t yet know the car’s true potential.”

2015 Honda CR-Z Sport Hybrid Coupe Combines Sporty Driving Dynamics with Fuel Sipping Powertrain

  • Compact dimensions provide sporty handling and around-town agility
  • Hybrid powertrain offers spirited performance with a EPA highway fuel economy rating of 39 mpg1 making the CR-Z both fun and frugal

With sleek and sporty styling paired with spirited performance and high efficiency that lives up to its sport hybrid moniker, the 2015 CR-Z went on-sale today with a manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) starting at $20,1452.

The CR-Z is powered by a 1.5-liter i-VTEC® engine with Integrated Motor Assist (IMA®) electric motor, paired to either a short-throw 6-speed manual transmission or sport-tuned continuously variable transmission (CVT) with paddle shifters. Engine and motor combined peak output is 130 horsepower2 and 140 lb-ft of torque3 (127 lb-ft4 on CVT models).

Both the standard CR-Z and the feature-rich EX trim come standard with Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink®, Bluetooth® Audio, rearview camera, an Expanded View Driver’s Mirror, AM/FM/CD/USB audio system with six speakers, automatic climate control, power windows and door locks, remote entry and cruise control.

TRIM MSRP5 EPA Fuel Economy Ratings1
(city/highway/combined)
CR-Z 6-speed manual $20,145 31/38/34
CR-Z CVT $20,795 36/39/37
CR-Z EX 6-speed manual $21,990 31/38/34
CR-Z EX CVT $22,640 36/39/37
CR-Z EX 6-speed manual with Navi $23,490 31/38/34
CR-Z EX CVT with Navi $24,140 36/39/37

For those wishing to raise the CR-Z’s fun factor even further, Honda Performance Development (HPD) offers a full range of track-proven, street-reliable performance upgrades and accessories. These include front brake, sport suspension and exhaust kits, limited-slip differential, clutch, 18-inch alloy wheels and spoilers. For more information visit:automobiles.honda.com/cr-z/hpd.aspx.

For More Information
Consumer information is available at automobiles.honda.com/cr-z. To join the CR-Z community on Facebook, visitwww.facebook.com/hondacrz. Additional media information including detailed pricing features and high-resolution photography of the 2015 Honda CR-Z is available at hondanews.com/channels/honda-automobiles-cr-z.

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