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Five Things to Look Forward to From Honda

This is a really interesting article that Automobilemag.com did based on a sit-down that Honda CEO Takanobu Ito had with American journalists.

 

  1. Honda wants more sporty cars some time in the future. While Ito didn’t give any specifics or lay out any plans for sportier cars, he did say that he wants them in Honda’s future. This leads me to the next point (which is actually point number five in the original article, but I think my way makes more sense).
  2. Honda wants to appeal to younger buyers. It seems like this goes hand-in-hand with wanting sportier cars.  Ito points out that young people buy cars that are interesting and that perhaps Honda had gotten a little complacent in design. My solution: start offering sportier cars and the younger buyers will line up because, while young buyers want sporty and interesting, they also have high expectation of dependability (probably because most young people don’t even know how to check their oil anymore, but that’s a different topic entirely).
  3. Honda will use dual-clutch and continuously variable transmissions. “Honda maintains that CVTs are generally the better solution for all-out fuel economy, but recognizes that dual-clutch transmissions are much more fun to drive and sporty. Cars that are designed only with fuel economy in mind will continue to use CVTs, but premium and sportier vehicles will get dual-clutch setups.”
  4. The driver is still in charge. I loved this point by Ito. We are getting into a car-driving age where our cars can tell us a lot of stuff and can do a lot of stuff for us (ie parallel park, keep a consistent speed, etc), but Ito wants driver’s to see all these features as “assists” and not “controls” because, he said, the car needs to “respect
  5.  the driver’s will as much as possible.” Amen to that.
  6. Downsized turbocharged engines are on the way. Here’s what the article said: “Honda has already confirmed that the next Civic Type R will use a 2.0-liter turbo-four engine based on that of the Civic WTCC race car. After that, Honda will begin offering more downsized turbocharged engines in future products. The move comes a fair bit after most other automakers switched from V-6 engines to turbo four-cylinders, due to the fact that Honda is only just starting to tinker with direct fuel injection. First of all, the main key is that we are successful in developing direct injection engines,” said Ito. “By adopting turbocharging systems, we get can have an engine with better fuel efficiency as well as better performance.

 

Check out the whole article here.

Driving Safely this Holiday Season

Like it or not, the holiday season is upon us. With that means more errands to run, more things to plan, more items to check off your list and more driving around. And that doesn’t even include if you are traveling away from home to celebrate the holiday.

 

This article has a lot of safety tips (including on how to shop safely), but we’ll focus on driving safely.

  • Do not drink and drive and do not allow someone else to drink and drive.”
  • Always wear a seatbelt and make sure children are buckled into their restraints properly and appropriately by their size.
  • I LOVE this one because there is nothing more annoying or possibly dangerous then driving around not knowing where you are: “Know where you are going and how to get there and back. Obtain or download a map. Carry a GPS. Check for construction detours. For longer trips, obtain a weather forecast.”
  • Always tell someone where you will be and when you expect to return. This one makes me think of the many tragic winter-time stories I’ve heard on the news where someone or a family decides to go out for a drive and something goes wrong, but no one knows where they are. This dangerous scenarios can easily be prevented.
  • If you have a cell phone, take it with you when you travel. This one seems pretty easy to accomplish seeing as most people have to walk around with their cell phone in their pocket.
  • Keep doors locked while driving and have at least half a tank of gas. Also, make sure your car is in good condition or get it checked out before you go on trip of any good distance.
  • “Devote your full attention to driving.” With all of the holiday parties, gift buying, trips to the grocery store, and everything else, this may be the hardest to do, but it is the most important.

 

For more safety tips (some really good ones I had never heard before), check out the article below!

 

http://www2.hernandotoday.com/news/hernando-news/2012/nov/18/haobito1-tips-on-staying-safe-during-all-the-holid-ar-568600/

Honda Creates Futuristic Safety Features

Honda is showing the world that it is taking automobile safety to a whole new level with its Automatic Emergency Braking System, Green Wave, and i-ACC Technologies. All of these technologies, when fully implemented, will save the lives of drivers, passengers and pedestrians. In fact, it is estimated that the Automatic Emergency Braking Technology will prevent about 90 percent of all pedestrian fatalities occurring under 37 miles per hour.

 

That is a lot of families who could spared a lot of heartache.

 

Here’s the rundown of these incredible technologies:

 

Honda’s Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB): this technology causes your car to sound an alarm when you are approaching something (or someone) that you could possibly collide with on the front end. Besides sounding the alarm, your Honda will apply the brakes for you if a front-end collision is imminent.

 

“AEB uses input from a windshield-mounted camera and a millimeter-wave radar sensor in the car’s grille. That allows the car to determine the position, speed, and even direction of a pedestrian. The system can also prevent crashes with cars or other solid objects that are at least one meter (three feet) tall.

Automobilemag.com got to test drive the new safety equipment and said the AEB proved very effective at stopping when a pedestrian cut-out was stationary in front of the car and thrown out in front of the car (to simulate someone falling/jumping in front of the vehicle).

 

Green Wave technology: I was confused by this name, thinking it was some sort of environmental technology (and it is in a round-about way), but what it really means is for drivers to ride a wave of green lights. Really.

 

Traffic lights in Japan emit infared transmissions, so Honda’s with the Green Wave technology are equipped with receivers that interpret that information that tell the driver of the car how fast to drive/when to start braking in and effort to promote safety (ie not slamming on your brakes) and better fuel economy.

 

“The first part of the Green Wave recommends a driving speed at which the car will reach the next traffic light when it’s green. In our test Japanese-market Honda Odyssey, this meant we traveled at 26 mph while a control car in the adjacent lane drove at about 35 mph. While the other car had to brake, stop at a simulated red light, and then accelerate again, we breezed through the fake intersection about five seconds after the light turned green. This is designed to promote smoother, more fuel-efficient urban driving, and to reduce the risk of rear-end collisions from frequent stop-and-go traffic. “

 

The article notes that some drivers my be confused why you are driving 25 mph so you can hit the next light when it’s green when the speed limit is 35 mph, but who cares what people think when you roll through that light and they’re still stuck at the light? J If you do get stuck at a light, the Green Wave technology will tell drivers when the light is estimated to turn green so they can get going and avoid getting rear-ended by impatient or inattentive driver behind them.

 

i-ACC Cruise Control with Cut-in Prediction: This technology fixes a big problem (or at least annoyance) for me as a driver. We have all experienced it: you’re driving on the freeway and just set your cruise control only to some jerk…er…neighborly fellow-driver…cut in front of you and go sloooow. Not only do you have to pay attention to make sure you don’t collide with that car, but then you have to reset your cruise control.

 

Well, i-ACC Cruise Control with Cut-in Prediction technology fixes all of this. “Honda’s system, by contrast, guesses when a car in an adjacent lane may move over and adjusts its speed pro-actively.

 

i-ACC uses a camera and radar to track up to six vehicles, and uses information like closing speeds between vehicles to determine which cars are likely to change lanes. “Honda says Cut-In Prediction can react up to five seconds earlier than normal adaptive cruise control, keeping a safer distance between vehicles and also saving fuel by driving more smoothly. The front-facing camera can also be tasked with lane-departure warning and traffic-sign recognition duties. Honda showed a static demo of i-ACC in an Accord sedan, but didn’t allow us to test the system.”

http://rumors.automobilemag.com/honda-demonstrates-automatic-emergency-braking-green-wave-and-i-acc-technologies-184295.html#ixzz2CY1yNzVY

Honda Motorcycles Set the Scene for James Bond: Skyfall

While it’s true, Sims Honda, Apple Valley Honda and Northwest Honda dealerships do not sell motorcycles, what’s good for one Honda department is good for all of Honda and when one of your ‘cousins’ makes it into a big time Hollywood movie, well, you just better take note.

 

The Honda CRF250R opens up the new James Bond movie, Skyfall, with a chase scene through a Turkish market. Bond, played by Daniel Craig, rides his modified Honda CRF250R in a thrilling scene as he chases a henchman who is also riding a Honda CRF250R. Twenty of the motorcycles were used in filming the movie.

 

If you haven’t seen the movie, be sure to pay attention to that opening scene as the bikes drive on rooftops and such. If you have seen the movie…go see it again so you pay attention as the bikes drive on the rooftops and such.

 

We are so proud of our Honda cousins for making it to the big time and we just hope all the publicity doesn’t go to their heads.

 

The article below also has some information for a really cool contest that Honda is doing with the Skyfall production team, including a Bond Experience weekend and evening possibly winning one of the bikes used in the movie. It’s mostly geared towards Honda fans in the UK, but I’m sure if a Yank won, they’d still give you your prize.

 

 

http://www.thisisbristol.co.uk/New-Honda-steals-Bond-chases-henchman-market/story-17326007-detail/story.html

Honda Pilot Review: Solid Crossover, Solid Choice

I love the Honda Pilot. I always have. In fact, I will admit to secretly coveting my friend’s Honda Pilot. This article offers a very fair and honest review of the Honda Pilot, but, of course, the positive qualities win the day!

 

According the article: “The Pilot has considerable competition, but remains a good buy. It’s good to excellent in practically every category and has the Honda’s good name and resale value going for it as well.”

 

I was surprised to learn the Honda Pilot is a midsize crossover SUV. I mean, it’s just so…beefy. The article described it well by saying it looks like the Honda Pilot rests on a truck frame (it doesn’t really). I also didn’t realize that it has three rows of seats! Why is that big deal to me? Because my husband refuses to buy a minivan, so perhaps he could be persuaded to drive a more masculine vehicle like the Honda Pilot that also seats eight.

 

“The Honda Pilot is one of the most popular vehicles in its class,” said Tod McLaughlin, general manager of Apple Valley Honda dealership in Wenatchee. “It seats eight and can also haul a good size trailer or boat. You don’t get very many midsize crossovers that can do all of that with the comfort and features of the Honda Pilot.”

 

According the article: “All four Pilot models share the same engine, a 3.5-liter, V6 that produces 250 horsepower and has 253 pound-feet of torque…The Pilot goes 0-60 in 9.1 seconds…The towing capacity is 3,500 pounds with the two-wheel drive and increases to 4,500 in four-wheel mode.”

The article gets a little critical of the Honda Pilot saying that the third row of seats is better sized for children than adults, but really, what adult wants to sit in the third row anyway? And who regularly transports eight adults?

 

While the Honda Pilot does not have any off-road features, it is car-like in all the right places, including drive and gas-mileage.  “The Pilot possesses some car-like qualities, so it continues to deliver a comfortable ride on most road surfaces. The Pilot scores near the top in many safety aspects. Gas mileage has increased the past few years and now averages 18-25 mpg.”

 

For your opportunity to test drive the roomy and envy-inspiring Honda Pilot, head to Apple Valley Honda, Sims Honda, or Northwest Honda dealership!

 

http://www.rocklintoday.com/news/templates/community_news.asp?articleid=11105&zoneid=4

2013 Honda CR-V Video Review

The 2013 Honda CR-V is one of the best-selling crossover SUVs in the industry. Here is a link a couple different video reviews from the Car Connection, including side-by-side comparison of 2013 Honda CR-V and the new Ford Escape. Watch the videos for all the details, but here are the highlights

  • The 2013 Honda CR-V has lots of space and gives best-in-class gas mileage
  • The 2013 Honda CR-V gets 28 city mpg/31 hwy mpg
  • It has more cargo space than the Ford Escape
  • The third row of seats can fold down with a pull of a single lever
  • The dash is attractive and easy to use
  • The 2013 Honda CR-V starts at $22,000

 

While the new Ford Escape might be a little zippier, you sacrifice gas mileage, which is important with gas prices so high in Northwest. It should also be noted that the Ford Escape lacks leg room up front, including for the driver, which is unfortunate because the driver is the one always in the car.

 

According to the Car Connection, the 2013 Honda CR-V is “best for cost-conscious families” who want “value and space.” Check the video and then come to Northwest Honda, Sims Honda, or Apple Valley Honda dealership to take the 2013 Honda CR-V for a test drive!

 

Check out the videos here.

Suzuki Declares Bankruptcy, Abandons US Market

A small, but familiar name will be leaving the American auto industry as American Suzuki Motor Corporation citing unprofitability in the competitive market and filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

 

Operations in Canada and Mexico will be unaffected.

 

“We hate to see any automobile business go under,” said Tony Carter of Northwest Honda dealership in Bellingham. “We’ve all seen some hard times and we believe competition in the market leads to better options for the consumer. While it’s unfortunate for Suzuki fans, we want everyone to know that Honda dealerships can service any Japanese car and they can come to us if they need it.”

 

According to this article, “Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing was done to allow a smooth transition for setting up service networks for existing Suzuki vehicles. Suzuki is assuring owners of their products that warranties will remained honored. However, the ability to find parts for Suzuki vehicles could be difficult heading into the future. Another long-term effect likely to plague Suzuki automobiles in the United States will be resale value.”

 

American Suzuki has been selling vehicles in the US for 27 years, but has accrued $346 million in debt. In addition to the tough market, Suzuki also cited the high Japanese Yen as a reason for discontinuing automobile sales in the US. “The company was also concerned about the rigors for complying to safety and fuel regulations in the United States as reasons that make developing future products.”

 

Suzuki vehicles can be taken to Northwest Honda, Apple Valley Honda and Sims Honda dealerships for service and repair.

 

See entire article here.

Auto Industry Goes Into Overdrive

 

According to this article, the auto industry ‘went from reverse to overdrive in three years.’ We all remember the days when the federal government bailed out some American auto makers and the global market took a huge hit with tough economic times.

What some of may not realize is that slowly, the auto industry seems to be making a comeback.

According to the article: “the upbeat signs are everywhere: rising sales, busy production lines, rising profits, higher stock prices, and growing buzz about new plants or shifts being added to meet market demand.”

Citing the fact that both businesses and households are heading back to the dealerships and we currently have the highest gasoline prices since April 2011, consumers are venturing out to purchase newer, more fuel efficient vehicles.

“This is great news,” said Tod McLaughlin, general manager of Apple Valley Honda dealership. “With the economy slowly recovering, we are starting to see a stronger pulse in the car business; even while some areas of the economy lag, the auto industry seem to be the first indication things may be turning around. Both January and February were stronger this year than last for Honda and we are starting to see in uptick in the local dealerships. People who waited to buy a new car the last couple years are starting to poke their heads out of the sand. And we’ll welcome them with open arms.”

What is good for the entire auto industry, especially consumer confidence, is good for Honda.

“The improvement reflects strengthening consumer confidence, the lowest unemployment rate in three years and a rebound in fleet purchases,” says Carlos Gomes, senior economist at Scotia Capital, in a recent report.

Signs of a strengthening industry, and Honda, will continue, not just with sales, but with investments in manufacturing and production. Honda has invested heavily in increasing the capacity of plants in the United States, which also helps local job growth and stability…also needed right now.

“Once the planned expansions by Japanese and European automakers are completed by 2014, we estimate that North American vehicle assembly capacity will climb to 19 million units,” says Gomes, “roughly in line with the level prevailing nearly a decade ago when the Detroit Three began to restructure and shutter some of their facilities.”

http://www.edmontonjournal.com/business/Auto+industry+goes+from+reverse+overdrive+three+years/6254535/story.html

Real-World Testers Choose Honda Fit as Best Sub-Compact Car – USA Today

Real-World Testers Choose Honda Fit as Best Sub-Compact Car

In a neat little feature for USA Today, a real-world married couple tested seven sub-compact vehicles. Their choice? The Honda Fit (now available at Sims Honda, Northwest Honda and Apple Valley Honda dealerships).

After testing cars like the Toyota Yaris, Kia Rio, and Nissan Versa “they settled on the Honda Fit hatchback as their clear favorite for its power, comfort and visibility.”

While this ‘regular’ couple, Robyn and Erik Rose, noted that they do not particularly like the look of the Honda Fit, they admitted it was a great car and would be their choice over the seemingly ‘cheap’ Nissan Versa and said that if someone gave them a Rio, they would “trade it in for a motorcycle” (ouch).

“Just like this couple noted, the Honda Fit really is a great car,” said Dave Pitcher, sales manager at Sims Honda dealership in Burlington. “It handles awesome; it’s really fun to drive. It is a really a great choice for individuals and couples who don’t need a bigger vehicle. Just like almost all of Honda’s vehicles, it gets good gas mileage and is a solid, dependable car.”

In fact, this couple said “thought the Honda Fit could do little wrong during their drive.”

“As soon as you sit in it and drive it, you feel at home,” Erik said.

This is a funny little article because this couple’s commentary is very honest and colorful. I love how Robyn (the wife) said that in driving the Ford Fiesta, it seemed like, “They want you to forget that it’s a Ford.” (Again, ouch)

If you are looking for a ‘great’ sub-compact car, head to Sims Honda in Burlington, Northwest Honda in Bellingham or Apple Valley Honda in Wenatchee. Maybe you will find yourself feeling “at home” in the Honda Fit, too.

http://www.usatoday.com/money/autos/story/2012-03-19/subcompact-shootout-family/53620420/1

 

Big Week for the Honda Odyssey

Big Week for the Honda Odyssey

One of Honda’s most popular vehicles, the Honda Odyssey, has earned two awards in one week: the MotorWeek “2012 Driver’s Choice Award for Best Minivan” and Parenting Magazine’s “Smartest Family Car of 2012.”

“These awards tell us what we’ve known all along,” said Paul Binder, Sales Manager at Northwest Honda dealership in Bellingham. “The Odyssey is just a great minivan for families. It’s extremely functional and doesn’t feel like minivan…except that you can get so much done with it.”

This is the sixth time the Odyssey has won the Driver’s Choice Award from MotorWeek, including in 1999, 2000, 2005, 2006 and 2011! The Odyssey is an American product, designed and built in Alabama and Ohio. The eight-passenger Odyssey Touring has the highest EPA rating with for a vehicle in that class with 28 mpg.

Of course, safety is important when you’re driving around your children, so it’s notable that the Odyssey also received the best possible safety rating from NHTSA (5-Star Overall Vehicle Score and was a Top Safety Pick for the IIHS, an achievement no other currently-tested minivan can match.

“Beyond great packaging, class-leading fuel economy, unparalleled safety ratings and cutting-edge family-friendly features, the Odyssey was designed to be fun to drive.” said Michael Accavitti, VP of marketing operations for American Honda. “Being honored with a Motorweek Driver’s Choice Award for a second consecutive year confirms that the Odyssey remains the best minivan choice for those who truly enjoy driving.”

Besides being friendly on your wallet when it comes to getting gas, extremely safe, and fun to drive, the Odyssey is the smartest choice for families. Just ask Parenting Magazine. The magazine picked the Honda Odyssey Touring Elite as one of the year’s “Smartest Family Cars.”

“By recognizing today’s smartest cars, Parenting hopes to make it easy for families to use technology on the road, whether it’s for a quick run to the store or for an extended road trip vacation,” said Ana Connery, Editorial Director for The Parenting Group. “Our editors’ top picks have thought of everything so that parents don’t have to.”

Some of this technology includes its Blind Spot Information System that indicates when there may be something in the driver’s blind spot, which is very helpful when you’ve got kid number two and three going at it in the back seat. Honda’s DVD Rear Entertainment System has a 16.2 inch screen that allows you to view video from two different sources simultaneously; again, great for solving arguments over what the kids want to watch.

“The Odyssey was conceived as the ultimate family vehicle, and the Odyssey Touring Elite takes that concept to an unprecedented new level,” said Michael Accavitti, vice president of marketing operations, American Honda Motor Co., Inc. “Being listed among the ‘Smartest Family Cars’ pays tribute to the Honda R&D team in Ohio and manufacturing team in Alabama responsible for designing and building the best minivan on the road.”

Northwest Honda, Sims Honda and Apple Valley Honda have a great supply of Honda Odysseys, so if you are in the market for an award-winning family vehicle, head there first!

http://www.sacbee.com/2012/02/09/4251639/honda-odyssey-named-to-parenting.html

http://www.sacbee.com/2012/02/09/4251704/honda-odyssey-receives-motorweek.html

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