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Month: February 2015

2016 Honda Pilot

Year of Honda Continues with Upgraded 2016 Honda Pilot Launch

The Honda brand has officially claimed 2015 as the “Year of Honda,” and so far, the brand’s product lineup is doing an excellent job backing that claim. After the new Honda CR-V was named the 2015 Motor Trend SUV of the Year, a new 2016 Honda Pilot further bolstered the Honda SUV lineup. The new Pilot premiered at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show.

2016 Honda Pilot

2016 Honda Pilot

The Pilot retains the formula which has made the full-size, three-row SUV so popular, but adds tweaks in all the right places. For example, it comes with new Earth Dreams Technology powertrains, LED headlights, running lights, and taillights, and a panoramic roof option.

“This means the all-new Pilot will comfort, entertain and assist active families in all aspects of their lives, whether it’s an evening out for two, a road trip adventure for all or just the chores of everyday life,” summed up Jeff Conrad, senior vice president and general manager of Honda Division, at the 2016 Honda Pilot launch.

The Honda Pilot is chock-full of technology as well, helping you keep the whole family entertained, either on long trips or just riding home from school. You’ve got the Display Audio system, the HondaLink connected-car system, and even a 9” entertainment system with Blu-Ray capability. Come see us at Avery Greene Honda to learn more about the Year of Honda.

2015 Honda Fit

NHTSA Announces Honda Fit’s Five-Star Safety Rating

2015 Honda Fit

2015 Honda Fit Available at Avery Greene Honda

While compact cars tend to offer high fuel economy ratings and terrific performance, many consumers are hesitant when it comes to safety in these small cars—unless they purchase the 2015 Honda Fit. The spacious subcompact hatchback was recently awarded a Five-Star Overall Vehicle Score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), following up the vehicle’s previous Top Safety Pick rating from the IIHS. With these top-notch safety scores, the Fit has proven that a small vehicle can still offer big safety.

“The Fit shows that owning a smaller car doesn’t mean you need to skimp on space, comfort or crashworthiness,” said Art St. Cyr, vice president of auto operations at American Honda Motors. “Honda’s commitment to the safety of your customers and other road users is second to none, and the Fit demonstrates this commitment in a powerful way.”

For many consumers, the Honda Fit already offers the best of both worlds with its superior passenger and cargo space, combined with innovative technologies. These technologies produce the Honda Fit’s five-star safety rating, with an Advanced Compatibility Engineering body structure that improves frontal crash energy management.

If you are interested in learning more about the 2015 Honda Fit, make sure you stop into the Avery Green Honda showroom and give the Fit a test drive.

Valentine's Day

Car-Themed Valentine’s Day Gifts

Valentine's Day

Check out these Valentine’s Day – Car Themed Gift Ideas!

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. You probably feel like you just bought a gift for your significant other last year, but it’s time to do it again. If your loved one happens to love cars, too, here are a few suggestions for some car-themed Valentine’s Day gifts.

  • Visit the California Automobile Museum. Located less than an hour away is the California Automobile Museum. The institute will have a special exhibit opening on February 14 that features “a feast of spectacular fins, chrome, and colors.” With tickets just $8 per adult, this would be a fun, inexpensive way to spend the day with your sweetie.
  • Satellite Radio Subscription. Once you’ve experienced the joy that is coast-to-coast, commercial-free radio, you can never go back to the standard dial. You can get a one-year subscription to SiriusXM radio for only $199.
  • Get the car detailed. Nothing beats having your car detailed. Imagine feeling like you’re driving a brand new vehicle—then give that feeling to your beloved.
  • Rent an exotic car. If your sweetheart yearns for a truly exotic car, consider renting one for a weekend and take it on some long, scenic drives.

What Valentine’s Day gift will you be getting for your sweetie?

unknown beings

History of ASIMO

Enough about cars and events; let’s take a look at robotics. More specifically, let’s look at the history of ASIMO, Honda’s operational humanoid robot.

unknown beings

Learn more about ASIMO at Avery Greene Honda

In 1986, Honda took up a new challenge: create a two-legged, walking robot. The first three models were engineered to walk like a human. The next three dealt with stabilization and stair climbing. The first humanoid, the P1, stood 6’ 2” tall and weighed over 350 pounds. The next model, the P2, improved walking, climbing, descending, and wireless automatic movement. The final model, the P3, stands at 5’ 2” and weighs 287 pounds.

Today, ASIMO can run and walk on uneven ground, turn without error, climb stairs, grab objects, and respond to simple commands. Other abilities and miracles of engineering are facial recognition for a small group of people, mapping its environment via camera eyes, and avoiding moving obstacles as it walks.

The future of ASIMO looks bright as it tours the world to inspire young students. Someday ASIMO may serve as a set of eyes, ears, arms, or legs for those who can’t use their own. It may also fight fires and clean up toxic spills. ASIMO has come a long way in the past few decades; we at Avery Greene Honda don’t think that’s surprising, though—it is Honda’s handiwork after all.

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