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2015 Honda Fit Recalled

Honda is voluntarily 6,200 Honda Fits from the 2015 model year. The affected vehicles were manufactured April 11, 2014 to June 9, 2014.

According to this article, “In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the side curtain air bags, the incorrect A-pillar interior cover may adversely affect the performance of the side curtain air bags, increasing the risk of occupant injury.”

Honda will notify all owners. Of course, any and all  repairs that may need to be made will be made free of charge.

2015 Honda CR-V Photo

Honda released a photo of the new 2015 Honda CR-V and it looks goooood.

We like the bolder, sleeker look. The 2015 Honda CR-V look less like a vehicle grandma and grandpa would drive and more like  vehicle a new dad would be happy to drive after trading in his coupe for a more family-friendly vehicle.

What do you think? Do you like the look of the new 2015 Honda CR-V?

Style, Substance, and Performance Come Together as Honda Civic Returns for 2015 with New High-Value Special Edition Sedan

  • Sporty and youthful styling combines with substantial array of standard and available features
  • Fun-to-drive powertrain and chassis performance is matched by high fuel efficiency
  • Special Edition (SE) trim adds numerous feature and style upgrades over Civic Sedan LX

The stylish, feature-rich and fun-to-drive 2015 Honda Civic goes on sale tomorrow with a manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) starting at $18,2901 for the Civic Coupe LX with manual transmission, and a fuel-efficient lineup that includes the Civic Sedan HF with an EPA highway rating2 of 41 mpg. Joining the Civic family for 2015 is a new Special Edition (SE) sedan positioned between the LX and EX to provide customers with an even higher-value option, adding over $1,100 worth of telematics, audio, comfort, convenience and style upgrades for just $700 over the Sedan LX.

The Civic lineup received significant upgrades for 2014, including a redesigned Coupe exterior, new wheel designs, interior refinements, a new continuously variable transmission (CVT) and a host of available premium features, all of which are retained for 2015. The substantial list of high value standard features on the 2015 Civic includes a rearview camera with guidelines, expanded view driver’s mirror and Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink®3. Available features include the 7-inch capacitive touch-screen Display Audio, HondaLinkTM next-generation connected-car technology, LaneWatch™ display and Smart Entry with Push Button start.

The CVT, available on the Civic Sedan LX, Civic Coupe LX and EX, and standard on all other trims, enhances the responsiveness of the Civic’s 1.8-liter i-VTEC® engine by providing quick and smooth acceleration, while its wide ratio range and low internal friction help provide superior fuel efficiency. A slick shifting five-speed manual transmission is standard on the Civic Sedan and Coupe LX and Civic Coupe EX.

The new 2015 Civic Sedan SE comes equipped with the CVT, 15-inch aluminum alloy wheels with black painted inserts, Honda LaneWatchTM, automatic climate control, Display Audio with next-generation HondaLink and additional tweeter speakers.

The 2015 Civic Sedan and Coupe will be joined by the Civic Si Sedan and Coupe, Civic Hybrid and Civic Natural Gas in the fall. The new 2015 Civic Sedan SE will also be available in the fall. Customers can view, build and price the 2015 Honda Civic at automobiles.honda.com/civic.

TRIM MSRP1 EPA Fuel Economy Ratings2
(city/highway/combined)
     
Civic Coupe LX 5MT $18,290 28/36/31
Civic Coupe LX CVT $19,090 30/39/33
Civic Coupe EX 5MT $20,390 28/36/31
Civic Coupe EX CVT $21,190 29/38/33
Civic Coupe EX-L CVT $22,640 29/38/33
Civic Coupe EX-L Navi CVT $24,140 29/38/33
Civic Sedan LX 5MT $18,490 28/36/31
Civic Sedan LX CVT $19,290 30/39/33
Civic Sedan SE CVT $19,990 30/39/33
Civic Sedan EX CVT $21,190 30/39/33
Civic Sedan EX-L CVT $22,840 30/39/33
Civic Sedan EX-L Navi CVT $24,340 30/39/33
Civic Sedan HF CVT $20,040 31/41/35

Honda Customer Service Manager is Who Makes a Honda

Honda today unveiled the newest associate profile in its popular 12-part What Makes a Honda is Who Makes a Honda video series. Cynthia Simons, who is an assistant manager at the Customer Support Center in Chino, California is featured not only for her commitment to customers, but her commitment to the community.

Simons, who serves as part of the national customer support network for Honda and Acura owners, gives back to the community via the Cynthia’s Heart Foundation, often partnering with other Honda associates to provide food and household items for the less fortunate.

Simons first developed the idea after experiencing an outpouring of support from her friends and co-workers as she fought a successful battle against cancer. The care shown to her and her family, sparked her not only to give, but to encourage others to help however possible.

“The goal we have is not only to be able to give back to those in need, but also to show that everyone has the ability to give back, no matter how they can contribute,” Simons said. “Little becomes much when it is placed in the hands of someone with nothing.”

Simons, who is also an accomplished gospel singer, started as a contractor with Honda and soon found that her personal philosophies were a perfect fit with the Honda tenets that have been in place since the company’s early years.

“What was most impressive to me is that a company as large as Honda would have respect for the individual as part of its Honda philosophy,” Simons said. “Respect for the individual is so important because we have to have that same spirit with the customers every day.”

The What Makes a Honda is Who Makes a Honda video series focuses on Honda’s commitment to innovation, inclusion, a youthful spirit and respect for the individual – core tenets of Honda’s approach to business that work equally well in the community. In addition, the videos spotlight the diverse career opportunities that exist within Honda, while also showcasing inspiring ways these associates engage in their communities.

The What Makes a Honda is Who Makes a Honda series will run on Honda’s YouTube channel athttp://www.youtube.com/Honda.

Wind Turbines Outperforming Expectations at Honda Transmission Plant

Two turbines have exceeded power projections in first six months of operation

Just six months after the landmark installation of two power-producing wind turbines at Honda Transmission Mfg. of America, Inc., the turbines are producing more renewable, low emissions electrical power than was anticipated when the towers went into operation in January.

The wind turbines have exceeded the projected power output figures by 6.3 percent, and have contributed toward reducing the CO2 emissions of power production, helping Honda reach its voluntary goals to reduce the environmental impact of its products and manufacturing operations by 2020.  This includes a 30 percent reduction in CO2 emissions from Honda products, and significant CO2 reductions from the company’s plants and other operations, compared with year 2000 levels.

The two turbines, standing 260 feet tall with 160-foot blades, were initially projected to produce upwards of 10,000 megawatt hours (MWH) of electricity per year, accounting for approximately 10 percent of the plant’s annual power needs. The turbines have outperformed company projections in four of the six months since operation began. At their highest output, the turbines provided 16.26 percent of the plant’s power requirements for the month of April.

“We are extremely pleased with the performance of the wind turbines’ production over their first six months,” said Gary Hand, Vice President of Honda Transmission Mfg. of America.  “The turbines’ operation has exceeded the projections established during the project development.”

The installation of the turbines makes the Russells Point, Ohio plant the first major automotive facility in the United States to receive a substantial amount of its power from on-site wind turbines. The project was developed and installed by Juhl Energy (OTCQB: JUHL) from Pipestone, Minnesota. The two turbines are owned by ConEdison Solutions.

“We are pleased to observe the performance of the two on-site wind turbines are achieving results over and above what Honda had anticipated. From the outset, we were confident that the site location selected would allow the GE turbines to produce a significant amount of the facility’s’ energy requirements,” stated Tyler Juhl, Vice President of Operations for Juhl Energy.”

“ConEdison Solutions takes tremendous pride in our commitment to customers, and we are proud to be helping Honda implement its innovative energy program at Russells Point,” said Michael W. Gibson, Vice President of Energy Services at ConEdison Solutions. “With this initiative, Honda has set an excellent example for the American manufacturing sector, and we are gratified that they have been pleased with its success.”

To achieve their new environmental targets, Honda is accelerating its efforts to advance the environmental performance of its products, and its operations throughout North America.  The wind turbine project is among a number of other initiatives at Honda plants to reduce energy use and waste from manufacturing operations.

Honda Environmental Leadership
Based on its vision of “Blue Skies for our Children,” Honda is working to advance technologies that address society’s environmental and energy concerns through a diverse lineup of products and technologies, including more fuel-efficient gasoline engines, natural gas, hybrids, plug-in hybrids, battery electric vehicles (BEVs) and fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs).

Today, Honda is targeting a 30-percent reduction in CO2 emissions from its U.S. automobile product lineup by 2020, compared to 2000 levels. In pursuit of its vision for a zero-carbon future, the company is advancing electromotive technologies in many forms, and will introduce an advanced new fuel cell car in 2015.

In keeping with its commitment to produce vehicles with the lowest CO2 emissions at plants with the smallest environmental footprint, the company is broadly addressing emissions, energy, water use and waste in all phases of its products life cycles.  In the manufacturing realm, this includes a 95 percent reduction in waste sent to landfills in North America.  Honda is working to extend its “green factory” and “green purchasing” initiatives to its more than 650 parts suppliers in North America and is also pursuing more environmentally responsible business practices among its U.S. dealers.

Honda is also demonstrating its vision for zero-carbon mobility and living with the creation of the Honda Smart Home US, in Davis, California, which was opened in early 2014 and is designed to operate with half the energy use and CO2 emissions of a typical home in that region.

About Honda
Honda (NYSE: HMC) established operations in America in 1959 and now employs more than 39,000 associates in its North American sales, R&D and manufacturing operations with total capital investment in North America exceeding $22 billion.

Based on its longstanding commitment to “build products close to the customer,” Honda operates 16 major manufacturing facilities in North America producing a wide range of Honda and Acura automobiles, automobile engines and transmissions, Honda all-terrain vehicles, power equipment products, such as lawn mowers, mini-tillers and general purpose engines, and the HondaJet advanced light jet.

Eight Honda auto plants in the region, including four in the U.S., have the capacity to produce 1.92 million automobiles each year. In 2013, more than 94 percent of the Honda and Acura automobiles sold in the U.S. were produced in North America. Those plants today manufacture 11 different models, including four passenger cars and seven light trucks using domestic and globally sourced parts.  A fifth U.S. auto plant, the Performance Manufacturing Center, is under construction in Marysville, Ohio, and next year will become the exclusive global production location for the next generation Acura NSX supercar.

Honda also operates 16 major research and development centers in the U.S. with the capacity to fully design, develop and engineer many of the products Honda produces in North America.

About Juhl Energy, Inc.
Juhl Energy is an established leader in the renewable energy industry with a focus on competitive, clean energy solutions and community-based wind power development, ownership and management throughout the United States and Canada. Juhl Energy pioneered community-based wind farms, developing the currently accepted financial, operational and legal structure providing local ownership of medium-to-large scale wind farms in rural America. To date, the Company has completed 23 wind farm projects totaling 240 MW and provides operations management and oversight across the portfolio. Juhl Energy services every aspect of wind farm development from full development and ownership, general consultation, construction management and system operations and maintenance. Juhl Energy also provides a broad range of clean energy solutions.

Juhl Energy operates three primary business segments: renewable energy development, renewable power plant ownership, and energy and field services. Through its Juhl Energy Development Inc. (JEDI) subsidiary, the Company provides medium and large-scale wind, solar, and cogeneration energy development services. The Company holds ownership interests in five wind farm projects comprising approximately 25 MWs of wind power in Minnesota and Iowa, primarily through its subsidiary, Juhl Renewable Assets, Inc. Through its wind farm operations subsidiary, Juhl Energy Services, Inc. (JESI), the Company performs maintenance and management services to over 100 MW of operating wind farms. The acquisition of Power Engineers Collaborative enables the Company to provide a full range of engineering services to the utility industry and for central plant energy systems. The Company also provides full sales and service to smaller, on-site wind and solar projects through its Juhl Renewable Energy Systems division. Juhl leverages the Company’s deep experience with wind towers to also provide cell and radio tower services through its Juhl Tower Services division. Juhl Energy is based in Pipestone, Minnesota and has offices in Chicago, Minneapolis, Madison and Milwaukee. Juhl Energy is traded on the OTCQB under the symbol ‘JUHL’. Additional information is available at the Company’s website at www.juhlenergy.com or by calling (507) 562-8090.

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About ConEdison Solutions
ConEdison Solutions is a leading energy services company that provides competitive electricity and natural gas supply, renewable energy, sustainability services, cost-effective energy efficiency solutions, and energy performance contracting.  The company serves commercial, industrial, residential and government customers, including universities, public school districts, and hospitals nationwide. Offering innovative products, financial stability, and a commitment to customer service, the company is based in Valhalla, New York, with offices in Burlington, Massachusetts; Cherry Hill, New Jersey; Chicago, Illinois; Falls Church, Virginia; Houston, Texas; Duncanville, Texas: Tampa, Florida; Overland Park, Kansas, Nashville, Tennessee; and Bloomington, Minnesota. The firm’s dedicated team of energy professionals delivers a broad range of energy solutions. ConEdison Solutions offers programs and services designed to help customers achieve their individual energy objectives and is accredited as an Energy Services Provider (ESP) by the National Association of Energy Service Companies (NAESCO).

ConEdisonSolutions is a subsidiary and registered trademark of Consolidated Edison, Inc. (NYSE: ED). More information can be obtained by calling 1-888-210-8899 or visiting the ConEdison Solutions website at www.conedsolutions.com. You can also visit the Consolidated Edison, Inc. website at http://investor.conedison.com for information on all of the Consolidated Edison companies.

Honda Takes to the Field with ESPN College Football; Expands Marketing Integration to Become Musical Pulse of College Football Coverage

  • Honda Stage to be “Official Music Sponsor of ESPN College Football”
  • Social media component to include “Helmet Stickers” segment on ESPN2 College Football Final
  • Multi-year agreement builds on Honda relationship with ESPN

Through a multi-year agreement that builds on a long relationship with ESPN, Honda has launched an integrated marketing campaign in support of ESPN’s college football programming, extending the automaker’s reach to a younger, more active audience. Honda will have a presence during college football segments in SportsCenter and Honda’s groundbreaking, 360-degree music platform, Honda Stage (www.youtube.com/hondastage), now becomes the new musical soundtrack to ESPN’s college football programming for the 2014 season. The designation as “Official Music Sponsor of ESPN College Football” and presenting sponsor of the ESPN2 College Football Final ”Helmet Stickers” segment kicked off with ESPN’s season-opening matchups on Saturday, Aug. 30.

“ESPN college football is among the most-watched live television programs and represents a great opportunity to leverage our investment in music and sports to connect the Honda brand with an engaged audience of young and active viewers while showcasing the latest Honda vehicle offerings, including the all-new 2015 Honda Fit,” said Tom Peyton, assistant vice president of marketing, American Honda Motor Co., Inc. “ESPN pioneered the integration of music into sports programming and the addition of exclusive Honda Stage performance music to its college football line-up allows Honda the opportunity to connect with an expanded audience and introduce them to new music through our online platform.”

“We’re always looking for new, inventive ways to incorporate our sponsors. Honda Stage sets the perfect tone for college football and our coverage,” added Eric Johnson, executive vice president, ESPN Customer Marketing and Sales.

Honda is now featured throughout the 2014 ESPN College Football telecasts. The full integration includes:

  • On-set Honda and Honda Stage branding as well as custom content on the 8am ET segment of SportsCenter
  • Unique musical montages featuring Honda Stage artists during halftime of ABC’s Saturday afternoon gamesPresenting sponsor of ESPN College Football Scoreboard, with a full Honda Stage music performance integrated into the highlights of earlier games
  • Presenting sponsor of ESPN2′s College Football Final  ”Helmet Stickers” segment honoring the best plays and players of the day

The integration with the “Helmet Stickers” segment includes a social engagement element with fans encouraged via a live on-air callout and weekly social promotion to tweet the play that got them most fired up and deserving of a helmet sticker. Fans can tweet at select ESPN social handles (@ESPNCFB & @CollegeGameDay) to recognize players that they find to be most deserving of the ESPN and Honda co-branded helmet sticker award.

About Honda Stage
Honda Stage is a unique 360-degree, multi-platform music program designed to meet music fans where they are already searching for and consuming music. This new music platform brings together an unprecedented group of entertainment and technology leaders, including Clear Channel, to produce and distribute some of the best original, high-quality, music content available under the new Honda Stage name, through dozens of live events at the iHeartRadio Theater Los Angeles and exclusive online content.

All-time Record Sales for Honda Accord Leads American Honda to Near-Record August

  • Honda Accord sets all-time monthly record with 51,075 units sold – up 32.5% in August
  • Honda Division sales reach 151,551, just 263 units shy of second-best month in history
  • New Acura TLX drives heavy dealer traffic in its first weeks on the market
  • Acura ILX has best-ever August sales, rising 5.7% for the month

American Honda Motor Co., Inc. today reported August 2014 Honda and Acura vehicle sales of 167,038 units, an increase of 0.4 percent versus August of last year. The Honda division posted the third highest monthly sales result its 44-year history, on sales of 151,551 vehicles in August while Acura posted sales of 15,487 units in the same period. Year-to-date American Honda sales reached 1,042,382 units.

Honda
Accelerating its strong summer sales performance, the Honda brand topped 150,000 units in a single month for only the third time in its history, as Accord led the way selling at an all-time record pace in August.  [The all-time record of 153,104 units was set in the midst of a severe gas price hike in May 2008.]

  • 51,075 Accords were sold in August, an all-time monthly record and an increase of 32.5 percent. It was the eighth-straight monthly gain for Accord.
  • Odyssey also showed strength in August, with 12,488 units sold for a gain of 12.9 percent.

“The fundamental strengths of the Honda brand are on full display as the Accord strengthened its position as the best-selling car uniquely driven by retail sales to individual buyers,” said Jeff Conrad, Honda Division senior vice president and general manager. “Our other core models, Civic, CR-V and Odyssey are also performing well and continue to drive our retail sales leadership in 2014. And the early market response to the redesigned 2015 Fit is a strong indicator of great things to come as supplies improve,” added Conrad.

Acura
With the new Acura TLX arriving at dealers across the country last month, enthusiastic customers gave Acura dealers much to cheer about in August, as the new luxury performance sedan sold nearly as fast as dealers could unload them from transport trucks. While TLX supplies continue to ramp up, the best-selling MDX continued to set a near-record pace, and ILX enjoyed its best August on record.

  • TLX went on-sale mid-August and is driving heavy dealer traffic to dealerships nationwide. The great majority of these early units were 3.5-liter V6 models as the 2.4-liter four cylinder began arriving later in the month and V6 SH-AWD models just starting to ship.
  • With supplies improving, the Acura ILX posted its best ever August result on sales of 1,798 units, an increase of 5.7 percent.

“With TLX less than a month on the market, our dealers are reporting incredible showroom traffic with customers trying to buy a TLX before we can get it on the dealer lot,” said Mike Accavitti, Acura division senior vice president and general manager. “Customer interest is the strongest we’ve seen on a new model launch, and we’re just now starting to deliver the highly-rated TLX four-cylinder and V6 SH-AWD models.”

Honda to Showcase New Connected Car and Automated Driving Technologies at 2014 ITS World Congress in Detroit

  • First U.S. demonstration of Honda’s automated driving technology with industry-leading freeway entry, exit and lane change capabilities
  • Unique driver-to-driver “virtual tow” technology, vehicle-to-motorcycle and vehicle-to-pedestrian/bicycle technology also to be demonstrated

Honda will showcase several of its latest developments in intelligent transportation technology at the 2014 ITS World Congress in Detroit, Sept. 7 through 11.  Activities include a first-ever U.S. demonstration of Honda’s automated driving technology with industry-leading capabilities such as automated freeway merging, exiting and lane changing, which will be demonstrated on actual Detroit freeways, as well as a unique vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) “virtual tow” capability for assisting a driver in distress.

Honda also will highlight other latest advancements in “V2X” technologies, including vehicle-to-pedestrian/bicycle (V2P/B) and vehicle-to-motorcycle (V2M).

“The creation and deployment of advanced, intelligent transportation systems represent the new frontier in the effort to one day eliminate traffic collisions, injuries and fatalities,” said Frank Paluch, president of Honda R&D Americas, Inc. “We will demonstrate our vision for realizing Honda’s dream of a collision-free society by showcasing our continued technological innovations in active safety, connected and automated vehicle technology.”

The pursuit of a collision-free society is part of Honda’s global safety concept of ‘Safety for Everyone’ and the company’s efforts to use technology to provide enhanced protection for automobile occupants, motorcycle riders, pedestrians and other road users. This includes numerous industry-leading initiatives in the areas of active and passive safety, pedestrian injury mitigation, motorcycle rider safety and collision compatibility.

Consistent with this philosophy, Honda is also broadly deploying advanced driver-assist and early-stage automated driving technologies that help improve drivers’ situational awareness, such as Lane Departure Warning, Forward Collision Warning, Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow, Collision Mitigation Braking System™ and Road Departure Mitigation.

The company’s newest offering, the 2015 Acura TLX performance luxury sedan, utilizes the cooperative sensing of monocular camera and millimeter wave radar systems to provide for higher fidelity road sensing and collision mitigation capabilities, including pedestrian detection, steering assist and autonomous emergency braking.

Honda is also leading the industry in the deployment of rearview cameras, to be offered as standard equipment on all model year 2015 Honda and Acura vehicles (having been offered on more than 95 percent of model year 2014 vehicles). Today, American Honda also leads all automakers with the most models achieving a TOP SAFETY PICK or TOP SAFETY PICK+rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

Key Honda activities at the ITS World Congress exhibit and demonstration spaces include:

  • Automated Highway Driving – an 8-mile freeway loop in the downtown Detroit area will provide attendees with an automated driving experience in a real-world traffic environment. The Honda system being demonstrated incorporates automated vehicle steering and braking and the capability for automated freeway entry, exit, lane change and other sophisticated maneuvers.
  • Vehicle-to-Pedestrian/Bicycle – using dedicated short range communications (DSRC)-based communication between the vehicle and the pedestrian or bicycle rider’s compatible smart phone (with proprietary V2P/B application), Honda V2P/B technology alerts both the driver and pedestrian/bicycle rider to a potential  collision, and allows the driver and pedestrian/bicycle rider to exchange courteous messages.
  • Vehicle-to-Motorcycle – using communications between the vehicle and motorcycle Honda V2M technology will alert the driver and rider of a potential collision.
  • V2V “Virtual Tow” – this Honda-first technology utilizes connected car technology to empower a driver to assist another driver in distress. The driver in need of assistance is able to alert surrounding vehicles to the need for assistance, at which point an assisting driver can virtually link up and “tow” the vehicle – with the trailing vehicle taking its driving cues from the lead vehicle via connected-car (V2V) technology and automated system – to a location where the driver can receive emergency services, such as a hospital.
  • Lane-level Hazard information plus Automated Lane Change – using a combination of connected car and cloud communication technology to detect and inform the drivers of a hazard in a lane with a live image of the hazard detail. Upon receiving the detailed information the trailing vehicle can perform an automated lane change and continue smooth driving without interruption.

Honda’s automated and connected vehicle demonstrations will take place throughout the ITS World Congress, September 7-11, 2014. The automated driving loop will start at the Atwater parking facility behind the Renaissance Center and will proceed along a prescribed 8-mile driving loop on public freeways. The V2X technology demonstration will take place on Belle Isle.  Free shuttle transportation between these locations and the Cobo Hall exhibit space will be provided by the ITS World Congress. Credentialed media who wish to  reserve a slot in either or both of the Honda demonstration programs, please contact Jessica Howell of Honda North America at (313) 410-3487 or Jessica_Howell@hna.honda.com.

About Honda Safety Innovation
Honda has a long history of leadership in the development and application of advanced technologies designed to enhance the safety of all road users, including automobile occupants, motorcycle riders and pedestrians. The company operates two of the world’s most sophisticated crash test facilities, in Ohio and Japan, and is responsible for numerous pioneering efforts in the areas of crashworthiness, airbag technology, collision compatibility and pedestrian safety.

Based in part on advancements to Honda’s Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure, American Honda today leads the industry in third-party crash test ratings, with more models achieving top safety ratings from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) for 2014 than any other automaker.  The company also is broadly applying advanced driver-assistive technologies such as LaneWatch™, Forward Collision Warning and Lane Departure Warning to its product lineup. Also, Honda has applied rearview cameras as standard equipment to all of its light truck models and 95 percent of its passenger cars for model year 2014, and will achieve 100-percent application by 2015.

Honda Accord Outsells Toyota Camry in August Sales Race

The 2014 Honda Accord handily beat out the Toyota Camry in number sold for the month of August, crowning the new Accord king of sedans as consumers took advantage of summer deals.

Honda’s Accord sales were up 33 percent over August 2013. A huge increase that reflects the 2014 model’s impressive redesign, technology, and overall value. A total of more than 51,000 Accords were sold.

“Both the Accord and Camry are great cars,” said Keith Hofkamp of Sims Honda dealership in Burlington. “But with the 2014 Honda Accord, you get more technology, incredible model options to maximize what’s important in your lifestyle like gas mileage for the hybrid or performance with the coupe. People recognized that in August and we think that as word spreads we are going to share the Accord with a lot of people.”

Features like standard back up cameras and Honda’s LaneWatch technology, simply make the 2014 Honda Accord a better choice.

“While competitors rely on deep discounts and sales to corporate and rental fleets, Honda continues to achieve steady and sustainable growth based on the quality and value of our products in the hands of individual customers,” Jeff Conrad, Honda division general manager, said in a statement.

Stop by Sims Honda, Northwest Honda, or Apple Valley Honda dealership to take any of the several models of the 2014 Honda Accord for a test drive and find out why it was the top-selling sedan last month!

Adventure is Calling with the 2014 Honda CR-V

We recently had the opportunity to check out several newer and older Honda CR-Vs and they were pretty awesome for our young family of four. Not only did Sims Honda dealership take care of oil change lickety split, we got a chance to find out more about their Vehicle Exchange Program.

Basically, if you do most of your maintenance at Sims Honda and are looking to get a new or used vehicle, then you can utilize the Vehicle Exchange Program. Because Sims knows the history and quality of maintenance of your vehicle (a Honda or not), you can get more money for your vehicle. So, we took the opportunity to check out some of the new and used Honda CR-Vs.

This commercial for the 2014 Honda CR-V sums it all up pretty well.

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