Honda Alternative Fuel Civics Offer Eco-Friendly Options to Civic Lovers

Honda Alternative Fuel Civics

2015 Honda Civic

The 2015 Honda Civic lineup is growing, offering more options than ever before—and it looks like they’re only going to get greener. Joining the already-released Civic Sedan, Civic Coupe, and Civic Si are the 2015 Civic Hybrid and Civic Natural Gas. These two Honda alternative fuel Civics provide consumers with fuel-efficient choices when considering the Civic model, all for a low price.

The Civic Hybrid boasts an impressive EPA-rated fuel rating of 45 miles per gallon combined, while the Civic Natural Gas boasts a 31 mpg combined fuel rating. Because of their impressive fuel economy, the American Council for Energy-Efficient Economy recognized these two vehicles as part of the top ten Greenest Vehicles of 2014. But these Civic models aren’t just fuel-efficient—they offer plenty of sophisticated features, too.

These features include a 7-inch touchscreen Display Audio, which helps view and control a variety of systems including audio, phonebook, media, and vehicle information. It’s also the platform for HondaLink. A rearview camera comes standard on all Civics, while a Smart Entry with Push Button Start helps the Civic Hybrid start with ease.

With all these features and terrific fuel economy, there’s no denying that the Honda alternative fuel Civics are a great way to save on fuel costs. Stop in to Avery Greene Honda to see what these models have to offer.

Honda’s Plants Conserve Energy and Earn ENERGY STAR Certification

Honda's plants conserve energyHonda is dedicated to protecting the environment and our future. Because of this, three of Honda’s plants have earned the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ENERGY STAR certification. This will be the ninth year in a row two of Honda’s Ohio facilities have earned this award and the third consecutive year for its Indiana plant.

“Every Honda facility makes special efforts every day to improve the energy efficiency of our manufacturing operations, as we continually strive to reduce the environmental impact of our operations,” said Karen Heyob, who leads Honda’s environmental sustainability initiatives in North America, in a statement. “This culture is only achieved by involving every associate in the process, not just delegating the task to certain specialists.”

Honda’s plants conserve energy in a variety of ways. At the Ohio plants in Marysville and East Liberty, they opted for efficient LED lighting in a new consolidation center and are installing an innovative hydrogen fuel cell system to use on its tow motors and fork lifts.

At the Indiana plant, employees installed an energy monitoring system to identify ways to conserve energy, including turning off unused equipment during breaks and between shifts.

Here at Avery Green Honda, we are proud to be part of such an environmentally-conscious company.

Top Safety Pick+ Honda CR-V Wins Designation from IIHS

Top Safety Pick+ Honda CR-V

2015 Honda CR-V

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has confirmed the new Honda CR-V is a 2015 Top Safety Pick+, the highest honor a vehicle can strive for in terms of safety.

Becoming a Top Safety Pick+ is no easy feat for any vehicle. The Honda CR-V had to score the highest possible rating of “good” in four of the IIHS’s crashworthiness evaluations—moderate front, side, roof, and head restraint—as well as a “good” or “acceptable” rating in the recently-added, rigorous small overlap front crash test.

It also needed to achieve a superior or advanced rating for frontal crash prevention, which it earned thanks to the new Honda Sensing suite of safety and driver assistive technologies. With helpful features like Forward Collision Warning and Lane Keeping Assist System, drivers behind the wheel of a Honda CR-V are not only safer but even less likely to crash in the first place!

Improve your safety on the road by visiting Avery Greene Honda and obtaining a Top Safety Pick+ Honda CR-V.

Honda’s 2015 Tokyo Auto Salon Lineup Promises Bold Entries

Honda's 2015 Tokyo Auto Salon LineupHonda has officially announced its impressive lineup for the upcoming 2015 Tokyo Auto Salon, an annual auto show, which will take place this year from January 9th through 11th. However, secretive as always, a few vehicles are still being kept under wraps.

Of the announced, the vehicle that easily stands out the most is the “Cyber Concept N-Box Slash Code: 89” a highly customized model of the recently released N-Box Slash supercompact. With this boxy vehicle, Japanese customizers pay a cheeky tribute to American car culture.

At the show, Honda will also feature “a Vezel (HR-V in North America and Europe) designed by Japanese fashion company ‘Samantha Thavasa’, Mugen versions of the Legend, Grace and Fit RS, racecars and a number of motorcycles,” according to CarScoops.

We at Avery Greene Honda can’t wait to see all of Honda’s 2015 Tokyo Auto Salon lineup, only wishing that we could be there in person. What about you? Lets know your thoughts in the comments.

Michigan Police Give Gifts Instead of Tickets

Michigan PoliceGetting pulled over is the worst. Even worse in the holiday season when you already have money hemorrhaging from your accounts—a ticket can really put a damper on the holiday spirit. In a welcome change of pace, some local Michigan police officers are issuing gifts instead of tickets.

As a part of the Uplift Someone Christmas initiative, Officer Scot VanSolkema of the Lowell Police Department pulled over several drivers for a variety of supposed driving violations. Instead of asking for their license and registration, Officer VanSolkema asked each driver what was on his or her Christmas wish list.

The kind-hearted officer then radioed to fellow officers on standby, who purchased the gifts and delivered them directly to each offender, right there on the side of the road. How’s that for holiday spirit?

Here at Avery Green Honda, we can’t help but wonder, what if we all did more to turn more bad days into good ones for others? Watch the video, get inspired, and do something for someone else this holiday season.

2015 Honda Fit: Making a Good Thing Greater

2015 Honda Fit

2015 Honda Fit

One of the most anticipated vehicles of 2014 was neither a pony nor a hellcat, nor was it a pickup or a crossover. It was one of the most fun, affable, and tech-savvy vehicles on the road, and it’s been earning rave reviews from drivers and critics alike since it hit the streets—the 2015 Honda Fit.

The 2015 Fit takes everything that everyone loved about the second-gen Fit and makes it better. It comes with a strong and distinctive new look, an all-new 1.5-liter i-VTEC direct-injected four-cylinder engine that manages to improve power and boost efficiency, and an updated chassis that makes the new Fit a dream to drive.

There’s a fit for everyone in every price range: the well-equipped base model starts as low as $15,650; the line-topping EX-L with Honda Sat-Linked Nav with Voice Recognition, leather-trimmed seats, and 7” Display Audio with HD Radio and Sirius XMRadio starts at an affordable $20,925.

The 2015 Honda Fit is available in a number of trims and colors at Avery Greene Honda. With the holiday just around the corner, why not go all-out and get a very special loved one an absolutely unbeatable gift?

New Honda Campaign, “Throwback Toy Tunes,” Pushes Holiday Sales

New Honda Campaign

Honda is in the Holiday Spirit with “Throwback Toy Tunes!”

A new Honda campaign called “Throwback Toy Tunes” has been launched, and the brand is hoping that the campaign will push holiday sales of its vehicles. The campaign is made up of videos featuring old-school toys—Gumby and Pokey, and Skeletor and He-Man, for example. The campaign is also a charity drive and competition—the video that gets the most views will win extra money for the charity it supports.

“Honda is committed to being a company that society wants to exist. And we are dedicated to giving back and bringing joy to people’s lives,” said Susie Rossick, senior manager at American Honda Motor Co., Inc. “There is no better holiday gift than helping the efforts of the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation, Little League Urban Initiative and Children’s Hospital of Orange County and having some fun in social media while we’re at it.”

Check out all the videos online—and click refresh a few times for your favorite. Also, come see us here at Avery Greene Honda to see more of the inventory and product line that these awesome new nostalgic commercials promote. We love our vehicles and we can’t wait to pass that love on to you!

New Honda Fit Wins Automobile Magazine All Star Award

The automobile all-star team has a new point guard: the new Honda Fit. The compact car was named an Automobile Magazine All Star for the 2015 model, thanks to its balance of practicality, customization, and fun-to-drive experience. We can’t say we are surprised here at Avery Greene Honda, since we see the Fit earning more converts every single day.

new Honda Fit

2015 Honda Fit

“The Fit remains the benchmark for packaging, versatility and value in its segment,” said Jeff Conrad, senior vice president and general manager of the Honda automobile division for American Honda. “Automobile Magazine’s recognition of the Honda Fit validates our ongoing efforts to deliver best-in-class vehicles for our customers, and our continued investment in North American manufacturing.”

The 2015 Fit is now the 20th Honda to make the All Star list. Here at Avery Greene Honda, though, we basically think all of our vehicles are all-stars. So come see us today to find the right fit for you!

Honda Fit Named Finalist for Green Car of the Year

finalist for green car of the year

2015 Honda Fit

Watch out, Toyota—Honda is coming for you in the green car segment! The editors at Green Car Journal recently announced that the 2015 Honda Fit is a finalist for Green Car of the Year—a prestigious award that recognizes the most eco-friendly cars in the industry. With a complete redesign and class-leading EPA-estimated fuel economy, the Fit is a top choice for this award, showing that you don’t need to go hybrid to be fuel-efficient.

“The new Fit shows once again that Honda understands the need to not only deliver desired levels of style, functionality, and performance in its new products, but enhanced environmental achievement as well,” said Ron Cogan, editor and publisher of Green Car Journal and CarsofChange.com. “When you can make a model like the Fit more stylish and versatile than the one that preceded it while also providing greater power, higher mpg, and lower greenhouse gas emissions, that’s an achievement deserving of recognition.”

The 2015 Fit offers an EPA-estimated 36 mpg combined to consumers, while providing fun-to-drive performance with its Earth Dreams Technology 1.5-liter engine and either six-speed manual transmission or CVT. Combining this terrific fuel economy, along with its ample cargo room, the Fit is the perfect car for anyone who needs a versatile mode of transport.

To see the finalist for Green Car of the Year for yourself, stop in to Avery Greene Honda today and give the 2015 Fit a test drive!

Green Honda Civic Models Add Diversity and Efficiency to Lineup

The Honda Civic, all on its own, is a reliable and affordable sedan. However, thanks to new green Honda Civic models like the Civic Hybrid and Civic Natural Gas, it’s now even more than that—it’s a sedan that brings incredible efficiency and value to the equation. Whether you’re interested in hybrid technology or want to test out the CNG as a renewable resource, the Civic is the way to go.

Green Honda Civic models

Honda Civic CNG

It’s not like the Civic is only special because of that powertrain technology, though. All these 2015 Civics also come with features like Display Audio with a 7 inch touchscreen, leather seats, and safety tech like LaneWatch and a standard rearview camera. They both, of course, post excellent fuel efficiency numbers and will be highly in demand when they hit the market.

The Civic Hybrid actually recently did hit the market on November 5, and the Civic Natural Gas is right on its heels on November 19. So come see us at Avery Greene Honda to learn more about all the Honda Civic models available today.