Honda has previewed it’s new small, urban SUV that it debuted in Japan earlier this year. The Honda Vezel (as named in Japan; it probably won’t retain that name for the U.S. and European markets), will hit the U.S. market in 2014.
The Honda Vezel is a relative of the Honda CR-V and will be released in gasoline and hybrid versions. According to Edmunds.com, “The Vezel is designed to have the lower body of an SUV, but the look of a coupe in the upper body.”
And how does the much-respected Edmunds think Americans will respond to the Honda Vezel? “An intriguing preview of a new Honda that may end up in your driveway before too long.”
We’re excited to see it in your driveway
The Honda Civic is important vehicle to Honda. Good thing for Honda, it’s a valued car with American car-buyers.
With every remodel and refresh the Honda Civic gets better and better; the 2014 Honda Civic is no different. It’s got improved gas mileage, more horse power, and a more aggressive style.
According to this article, “Year over year, we have continued to strengthen the competitive position of Civic with new performance, features and value for the money, and 2014 is no exception,” said John Mendel, executive vice president of American Honda. “This 2014 Civic is our best offering yet.”
The 2014 Honda Civic Si and Coupe are both stylish and dramatic. If you’re looking for a vehicle that makes a statement, don’t forget to check on the 2014 Honda Civic series.
“We are excited to have the 2014 Honda Civic on the lot,” said Tony Carter of Northwest Honda dealership in Bellingham. “People love the Honda Civic for good reason. They will have even more reasons to love the 2014 Honda Civic since it gets 33 miles per gallon and 205 horsepower.”
Stop by Northwest Honda, Sims Honda, or Apple Valley Honda Dec. 4 to take your 2014 Honda Civic for a test drive!
Honda is quite adept at developing commercials and media campaigns that touch our hearts.
This 70 second online spot called “A Man and His Car” outlines why people love their Hondas: they take us to college, to our first jobs, to our weddings…all the way until they are no longer big enough because your family has grown.
Some people say Hondas are boring, “appliances on wheels,” but if dependability and reliability is boring then I think most of us will be bored for the rest of lives.
“Some other car manufacturers look at the Japanese makes and call them appliances, they think they’re vanilla. Whatever. The reality is the dependability and quality of the Hondas have made them very trustworthy. They are loyal companions to customers,” said Mike Accavitti, senior VP-automobile operation at American Honda in Torrance, Calif. “There’s a lot to love about dependability, the simplicity, the ease of use, the fun to drive element, the great fuel economy and the safety. Based on those attributes, consumers really love their cars. They talk to them. They name them. It’s truly a unique bond.”
Check out the commercial that is only available online and you will recognize that a man can have with his car.
Yes, there are cheesy holiday commercials. And there are good holiday commercials. We think Honda picking up Michael Bolton for six commercials is the best of both worlds.
Not only that, but they are also using him as prize.
According to this article, “In an effort to promote its annual holiday-season sales event, Honda has tapped the multitalented Bolton – he sings, acts and stares longingly at you from across the room – to dangle himself as a prize for ardent social media users. That’s right, for the next few days (November 18 to 22), people that use the hashtag #XOXOBolton on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or Vine, will be entered to win one-of-a-kind “musical greeting cards” from the now very blond crooner.”
As someone who was raised on Michael Bolton (and Eric Clapton) I’m very excited to see these commercials and get in the holiday spirit!
Honda announced that it is expanding the availability of SiriusXM radio on Many several Honda models.
According to this article, “For the first time, SiriusXM will be offered on the Fit, CR-Z, and Insight models. Additionally, Honda will expand availability of the radio service on the Accord, Civic, CR-V, and Pilot. Acura ILX buyers will get SiriusXM as standard equipment.”
“We think this is just another example of Honda giving drivers what they want,” said Tod McLaughlin, general manager at Apple Valley Honda in Wenatchee. “Offering SiriusXM radio in more vehicles simply gives people more options and a higher tech ride; that’s what most people want.”
Back the to the article, “American Honda first introduced the satellite radio service in 2003. The recent expansion is part of an agreement between Honda and Sirius XM Radio to extend their partnership through January 2020. Right now, customers who purchase a Honda or Acura vehicle with satellite radio receive a 3-month subscription to the radio company’s All Access Package, giving them access to everything from NFL games to NASCAR events to Oprah Radio.”
Stop by Apple Valley Honda, Northwest Honda, or Sims Honda dealership today to take any of these models for a test drive and find out how having SiriusXM radio can improve your drive.
The 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid continues to earn accolades from critics and consumers alike. It’s also earned it’s first “best of” award from Green Car Reports.
According to this article, the 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid beat out 5 other vehicles, including “the 2014 BMW i3 electric, 2014 Chevrolet Cruze diesel, 2014 Chevrolet Spark electric, 2014 Mazda3 with conventional gas power and 2014 Honda Accord hybrid.”
“This is very exciting,” said Tony Carter, general manager at Northwest Honda dealership in Bellingham. “I’m sure it’s just the first of many awards the 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid will earn, but it’s really incredible to have it start getting this kind of recognition and beating out big names like BMW already.”
By getting more mpgs (up to 52 mpgs!), the 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid will become the most popular hybrid sedan on the road.
“Honda has managed to pull off a neat trick,” Voelcker writes. “Against competitors that have been in the market several years, its first-ever full hybrid [unlike the 2005] matches the best of the breed for styling and interior quality, while alos delivering among the highest real-world gas mileage as well.”
We have mentioned Honda’s “Start Something Special” campaign and even the commercial about the special role Honda played in the wedding of one lucky couple.
The bride had requested to borrow 3 Honda CR-Vs for the wedding; Honda provided eight. Then flew in family from Ireland for the big day. And Irish step dancers. And the couple’s favorite Irish band. And arranged for $2,000 from Macy’s.
This article (you can watch the commercial at the end of it) stated that the commercial wasn’t moving, that there wasn’t enough tension to make it effective. And that Honda “upstaged” the couple.
We definitely think that is wrong. Sure, it’s not super dramatic and there’s no “tension,” but as we watched it, we were definitely touched and even teared up. A couple’s wedding day is memorable, for sure, but Honda certainly made it more memorable and special.
Take a look at the commercial and tell us what you think. Did it effect you like it did us?
In a reflection of the continued comeback and recovery of Honda from several natural disasters a couple years ago and the automotive industry as a whole, Honda posted more than a $1 billion net profit last quarter, which is a 46% boost from last year.
According to this article, part of that boost in sales is due to an increase in sales of the Honda Accord (14 percent) and Honda Civic (nine percent). Much of the profit can also be attributed to increase in sales in the United States and a weakening Yen in Japan.
“The yen has fallen about 12 percent against the dollar in 2013, creating a tailwind for Japanese brands as they face the most competitive lineup of vehicles in a generation from U.S. automakers GM, Ford Motor Co. and Chrysler Group LLC.”
Of course this is a good sign that people are more confident in their spending and spending their hard earned dollars on Hondas. Honda has worked hard to earn the trust of consumers and that’s reflected in the earnings last quarter!
The Honda Accord is a much beloved family-sedan. However, back in 2009 Honda responded to those who love the Accord but also wanted more storage and more power.
The result was the Honda Accord Crosstour, now just known as the Honda Crosstour.
“The 2014 Honda Crosstour is essentially a hatchback Accord with way more power and storage, which makes it even more perfect for families who are looking for an economical car with lots of storage who also don’t want an SUV,” said Keith Hofkamp, sales manager at Sims Honda dealership in Burlington, Wash.
According to this article, “The V-6 engine that was found in the first edition Crosstour is still present in the new 2014 Honda Crosstour, but it has been significantly upgraded. The 3.5-liter engine delivers 278 horsepower and 252 pound-foot of torque. The Crosstour also offers a four-cylinder engine option which has an output of 192 horsepower, yet is still capable of achieving 31 mpg on the highway.
“On top of the fuel economy rating, consumers are sure to enjoy the storage versatility of the Crosstour. The sloped back seems to cut into the storage capacity, however, the space is compensated for in the hidden, removable utility box in the floor of the cargo area. Storage is also extended to 51.3 cubic feet when the fold-down 60/40 split rear seatback is collapsed.”
Versatility, storage, power, high safety ratings, and great gas mileage. What more could you want from a vehicle?! Stop by Sims Honda, Northwest Honda in Bellingham, or Apple Valley Honda in Wenatchee to see why the Honda Crosstour could be the perfect car for your family.
This is press release from a local Honda dealership located in Wisconsin. They’ve done some great comparisons between the Honda CR-V and Ford SUVs. Check it out below. If Wisconsin is too far for you to get your Honda CR-V fix, then stop by Apple Valley Honda in Wenatchee, Northwest Honda in Bellingham, or Sims Honda in Burlington!
RHINELANDER, Wis., Oct. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — Rhinelander Honda is committed to being a primary resource for people looking for their first or next Honda car, truck or SUV. They have employed a series of online tools to make the research phase of vehicle shopping as painless as possible. During that research process, customers are often tasked with comparing vehicles on a head-to-head basis. Trying to find those measurements and scores can be very difficult, especially when comparing similar vehicles between two different automakers. The staff at Rhinelander Honda has done some of that leg work for its customers and compared two of the most popular crossover SUVs on the market today; the 2014 Honda CR-V vs. the 2014 Ford Escape.
As for the differences of the Honda CR-V and the Ford Escape, a few jump right off of the page to those deciding which vehicle to finally take home with them. The 2014 Honda CR-V is powered by a 2.4-liter, four-cylinder engine that produces 185 horsepower while recording more than 20 miles per gallon during city driving conditions and breaking the 30-mile per gallon barrier while driving on the highway, according to Environmental Protection Agency estimates. There are more engine options available for the 2014 Ford Edge; however those are only available on some of the higher priced upper trims. The base engine of the 2014 Edge is a 2.5-liter, four-cylinder that makes 168 horsepower while getting very similar EPA fuel-economy scores to the 2014 Honda CR-V.The 2014 Honda CR-V available in Rhinelander has been one of the most popular crossover SUVs since it was released to the public sometime ago. The new CR-V, like its predecessors, offers one of the most compliant and comfortable rides in its automotive industry segment. One of several things that have made crossover SUVs more popular than older, more rough-and-tumble designs has been the unibody construction of the Honda CR-V’s frame. This design feature allows the CR-V to be much more nimble through tight spaces like parking structures or parking lots. Drivers that have never driven an SUV before will have a very small learning curve coming from a sedan.
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