Honda Sole Automaker to Receive Highway Safety Hero Award

Honda has been named a “Highway Safety Hero” by the Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety—the only company to receive the honor in 2014.

The automaker’s application of safety and driver assistive technologies as standard equipment has helped Honda’s commitment to improving safety for all road users stand out in the U.S. automotive industry.

Honda Rearview Camera

Over 94% of US Honda vehicles sold in 2013 had rearview cameras, making the OEM a Highway Safety Hero.

For example, more than 94% of Honda and Acura models sold in the U.S. in 2013 were equipped with standard rearview cameras, a feat no other automaker has been able to match then or even in 2014. By the 2015 model year, all Honda-made models will be standard with rearview cameras.

Other driver assistive technologies now featured as standard equipment in most Hondas include Forward Collision Warning and Lane Departure Warning, which helps reduce accidents by preventing them from ever happening. Honda now also offers an Expanded View Driver’s Mirror and LaneWatch display to help improve driver visibility.

Learn all the perks of buying a Highway Safety Hero car at Avery Greene Honda in Vallejo, CA! We provide a great selection of new Honda cars with great safety technologies!

New Car Profile: 2015 Honda Fit

The redesigned 2015 Honda Fit is available now for purchase or test drive from Avery Greene Honda in Vallejo, CA!

The efficient and compact Fit hatchback gets a full redesign for the 2015 model year, complete with a better fuel economy, a more spacious interior and great new technologies like Eco Assist, Honda LaneWatch and more! Available in 3 trim levels, as well as a super-efficient Honda Fit EV model, the 2015 Fit is sure to please any drivers looking for a smaller vehicle. And with an MSRP starting at $15,525, the new Fit is a bargain for any driver!

2015 Honda Fit

The 2015 Honda Fit is available now in Vallejo, CA!

For a full list of specs, trim-level options and safety features for the all-new 2015 Honda Fit, head over to Honda’s official website.

Avery Greene Honda is proud to offer new car buyers in Vallejo and surrounding California areas with an extensive inventory of new Honda cars, which includes the new 2015 Fit hatchback! You can visit our brand new state-of-the-art Honda facility to view our new cars, plus our great selection of used cars and our expert Service Department. Our friendly staff will be happy to assist you with all your vehicle needs!

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Avery Greene Honda Grand Re-Opening Event Recap

Avery Greene Honda held its Grand Re-Opening Event last week for our brand new state-of-the-art Honda facility, and the results were fantastic!

The event, which took place at 5 p.m. on Thursday, June 5th at our Vallejo, California dealership, featured tons of fun for all that attended! Highlights included drinks, live music, raffles and giveaways, all in celebration of the all-new Avery Greene Honda!

Avery Greene Honda Ribbon Cutting

The official ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Avery Greene Honda!

Grand Re-Opening Event

Owner Avery Greene speaks to event guests.

The Grand Re-Opening Event kicked off with an Opening Ceremony complete with a speech from our owner, Avery Greene, which was followed by the official ribbon cutting for our new sales and service facility. Customers, local public figures and more were in attendance, and enjoyed much interaction and fun in our new comfortable facility! Many thanks to all who attended!

Now it’s your turn: visit the NEW Avery Greene Honda today in Vallejo, California to interact with our friendly staff. We offer a great selection of new Honda cars, including the Civic, Accord and Fit, plus a wide inventory of used cars in many makes and models. Avery Greene Honda wants to sell you your next car – view our testimonials from our happy customers to learn why you should purchase from us!

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Japanese Automakers Begin New Charging-Station Company

While some might say that the car industry is all about competition, this isn’t 100% true. Honda, Toyota, Nissan, and Mitsubishi are coming together, along with the Development Bank of Japan, to found Nippon Charge Service LLC, a new charging-station company in Japan.

Green Cars

Automakers have joined together to support a new car charging-station company.

The four Japanese carmakers helped the company get started by giving it 80 million yen, or $786,000 US. Nippon Charge Service LLC, which was establishes to promote plug-in vehicle charging installations across Japan, will help business owners incorporate charging stations at convenience stores, highway-side locales, and other locations to make it easier for plug-in vehicle drivers to charge their cars. The four automakers hope to triple the country’s current number of publicly accessible chargers to around 17,000 units.

While the chargers will exclusively charge plug-in vehicles from Honda, Toyota, Mitsubishi, and Nissan, Nippon Charge Service will follow in the footsteps of the EZ Charge system in the US, which uses a universally-accepted charging card to drivers who own these brands’ plug-ins. This will allow for the process to be significantly more seamless.

Contact Avery Greene Honda today to learn more about Honda electric cars like the Accord Plug-In! We also offer a wide selection of hybrid vehicles in Vallejo, California!

Honda Super Cub is Granted 3D Trademark

The Honda Super Cub, a small, affordable scooter, the all-time best-selling vehicle powered by an internal combustion engine, with over 60 million sold worldwide. According to Road and Track, the Japan Patent Office has now awarded the 56-year-old super scooter with a 3D, or Shape, trademark – making it the first ever to be granted to an automaker in Japan.

The Super Cub was sold in the U.S. under the nameplate “Passport” until 1983, and has been offered with a number of different engines, though its original design hasn’t changed much. The scooter has become so popular, that several companies outside of Japan make knock-offs. While the trademark may not do much to help stop the fakes, the trademark is a huge victory for Honda and its iconic scooter.

This raises the question, why don’t we have the Super Cub here in the U.S., and how can we get it back? We think the residents of Vallejo, CA, and other cities nationwide could put these things to good use!

In the meantime, you can check out a wide variety of new Honda cars, trucks and SUVs to get you from Point A to Point B right here at Avery Greene Honda! Our friendly staff is happy to help you find the car that’s right for you!

The Avery Greene Honda Memorial Day Sales Event

Avery Greene Honda invites interested buyers and Honda enthusiasts to visit our dealership this weekend in Vallejo, California for our Memorial Day Sales Event!

Avery Greene Honda Memorial Day Sales Event

Visit Avery Greene Honda this weekend for great Memorial Day offers!

Stop by our brand new state-of-the-art Honda facility this weekend for great finance offers on new Honda vehicles, including 0% APR on all new Honda vehicles. Right now, you can lease a 2014 Honda Civic for just $139 a month for 36 months, or a brand new 2014 Honda Accord for only $179 a month for 36 months. We’re also holding great monthly lease offers on the 2014 Honda CR-V SUV and 2013 Fit hatchback!

Looking for a new car? Avery Greene Honda wants to sell you your next vehicle! Visit our website today to view our great selection of new Honda cars, as well as used vehicles in a variety of makes and models. Our expert service staff is also ready to assist you with any maintenance or repair needs!

Avery Greene Honda hopes to see you this weekend for our Memorial Day Sales Event! For more information, head over to our website.

Thanks, and have a safe and happy Memorial Day weekend!

2015 Honda Fit Chosen as Ideal Model for new Zipcar ONE>WAY Program

Chances are, even if you haven’t experienced the convenience of Zipcar, you’ve probably heard its praises sung by those who have. Now, the organization that revolutionized car sharing brings us the new Zipcar ONE>WAY program, exclusively featuring the all-new 2015 Honda Fit.

“Our ONE>WAY service blends the best of Zipcar – guaranteed parking and advance reservations – with the best of the one-way model – spontaneity and the freedom to leave a car in a different location,” said Kaye Ceille, Zipcar president.

2015 Honda Fit

The 2015 Honda Fit has been chosen for the new Zipcar ONE>WAY program.

With its compact size, impressive fuel efficiency, and sporty handling, the Fit is the ideal mover for city streets and passengers on the go. Add to that its roomy interior, customizable for commuters and all their cargo needs, and it’s a clear choice for ONE>WAY.

After testing, Zipcar’s new service will arrive in select markets later this year.

Should you happen to fall in love with the 2015 Honda Fit during a ONE>WAY adventure (which wouldn’t surprise us), you know where you’ll be able to find it – right here at Avery Greene Honda. We look forward to the all-new 2015 Fit, along with the rest of the 2015 Honda line, later this year!

Honda Grom Injects Youth into Honda’s Bike Market

The Honda Grom is an all-new motorcycle, and it’s also drawing all-new customers to the Honda motorcycle market. The Grom’s name comes from the word “grommet,” a term used to describe young surfers, specifically ones who are particularly good at their craft.  It’s a small but sexy choice in the motorcycle market, and it’s Honda’s ticket to a whole new generation of bike buyers.

“We need this market to grow,” said Bill Savino, manager of American Honda MC Press. “The boomers are going out. We need new riders going in.” They must be coming in droves, in fact, as dealers are currently not only sold out of the Grom, but have waiting lists 40 names deep for it.

Greg Guthrie, owner of Huntington Beach Honda, says the bike’s success is due to its mass appeal. “Every day we have three or four people ask about it,” Guthrie said. “I’ve been in the business 25 years, and I can’t remember a unit that has had a wider cross-section of buyers.”

So come talk to us about the Honda Grom today—we’ll try to get you on a waiting list that is less than 40 names long, but we can’t guarantee it! Hurry in to Avery Greene Honda today!

Honda Sales up 1.1 Percent in April

Despite a weak overall sales month for the entire automobile industry, Honda and Acura are happy to announce a 1.1 percent increase in sales when compared to April 2013.

2014 Honda CR-V

The Honda CR-V set a Honda sales record in month of April.

Most notable for the month of April were sales for the Honda CR-V, which were up 7.4 percent and set a new April sales record for the crossover SUV. The ever-popular Civic and Accord also demonstrated strong gains for the month, increasing by 4.4 percent and 1.7 percent, respectively.

Honda’s management generously puts the weight of these Honda sales increases on dedicated Honda buyers and dealerships.

“More than any other automaker our success is based on one customer at a time going down to their Honda dealer to purchase a new vehicle, and in April, we see the power of our retail sales strategy at work,” said Jeff Conrad, a spokesperson for Honda.

Avery Greene Honda would like to echo Jeff’s statement! Let’s keep this Honda sales streak going! Visit our dealership today in Vallejo, California to take a test drive in a brand new Honda vehicle like the Civic, Accord, CR-V or Odyssey. We also offer a great inventory of used vehicles, plus a Service Department full of expert Honda technicians that will help keep your car in great shape for years to come.

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Two Honda Vehicles Awarded Place on 10 Best Green Cars List

Throughout the car industry, more and more carmakers are rushing to become the leader in the eco-friendly, green car segment. Honda appears to be two steps ahead of the competition, though, after KBB.com announced that both the 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid and the 2014 Honda Civic Natural Gas are on their list of the 10 Best Green Cars of 2014.

2014 Honda Accord Hybrid

The 2014 Accord Hybrid and Civic Natural Gas were named top green cars!y

“For customers looking to purchase vehicles that have low CO2 emissions, Honda has two great options on KBB.com’s list—the fun-to-drive, fuel efficient Accord Hybrid and the Civic Natural Gas powered without a drop of gasoline,” said Steven Center, vice president of the Environmental Business Development Office at American Honda Co., Inc. “This recognition from Kelley Blue Book validates the efforts of Honda engineers who for decades have continued to work towards out goal to leave ‘Blue Skies for our Children.’”

These awards come as no surprise for those critics and consumers who have driven these two cars. The Accord Hybrid is known for its excellent performance skills and an EPA-estimated 50 mpg city fuel economy, while the Civic Natural Gas makes a lasting impression with its use of clean-burning fuel, saving consumers up to 40% in estimated fuel costs compared to a gasoline-powered car.

If you want to see what these two cars have to offer for yourself, make sure you stop by Avery Greene Honda today!