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Month: April 2015

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Boxy Honda Concept D Debut Occurs in Shanghai

HondaHonda revealed an all-new concept model at the Shanghai Auto Show earlier this month, showcasing what could likely be a future production vehicle. This bold crossover concept, called “Concept D,” has the aggressive, boxy front of a truck with the slim, angular body of a crossover.

The truck look continues with the Concept D’s huge 21-inch wheels. It doesn’t appear to have an exhaust tip, however, so many are speculating the model will be an electric car.

While we don’t know what exactly this concept could precede, we are hoping that it does go to production, and further–that the production model hits US markets. The Honda Concept D debut in Shanghai leads us to believe it will be China-only, but fingers crossed!

Here’s a gallery of the concept, so you can check it out for yourself. What do you think of the Honda Concept D? Share your thoughts with Avery Greene Honda in the comments.

2016 Honda Pilot

Honda Releases 2016 Pilot Trim Levels

The Honda Pilot was redesigned for 2016. Revealed back in February, the new Pilot made every other automaker in the crossover business shake in their boots. Now, Honda has released some details; following are the 2016 Pilot trim levels. All the levels share a 3.5-liter SOHC V-6 with 280 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque, according to Car And Driver. Get your Pilot at Avery Greene Honda once it becomes available!

2016 Honda Pilot

2016 Honda Pilot

2016 Honda Pilot LX

  • Bluetooth
  • Five-inch LCD in the dash
  • 200-watt stereo with seven speakers and a sub
  • Option: All-wheel drive

 

2016 Honda Pilot EX

  • Remote start
  • 10-way power driver’s seat
  • Eight-inch touch screen with SiriusXM and Pandora
  • Intelligent Traction Management system (two modes for FWD; four modes for AWD)
  • Option: Honda Sensing safety package

2016 Honda Pilot EX-L

  • Leather interior
  • Power moonroof
  • Power tailgate
  • One-touch power-folding second-row seats
  • Four-way power passenger seat
  • “GPS with voice recognition and live traffic updates”

2016 Honda Pilot Touring

  • Nine-speed automatic
  • 20-inch wheels
  • “Blu-Ray-capable rear-seat entertainment system”
  • Blue ambient interior lighting
  • Honda Sensing safety pack

2016 Honda Pilot Elite

  • Panoramic roof
  • “Heated and ventilated front seats”
  • Rain-sensing wipers
  • Blind-spot monitor

Say Goodbye to the Crosstour, Hello to the HR-V Replacing the Crosstour

Last call: this is your last chance to purchase a new Honda Crosstour as production of the model will cease after the 2015 model year. As we say goodbye to the Crosstour, we look forward to saying hello to the all-new Honda HR-V.

2015 Honda HR-V

2015 Honda HR-V

Built at the Marysville Auto Plant in Ohio, discontinuing production of the Crosstour enables the plant to take on production of more of Honda’s popular models, like the Accord and CR-V as well as other vehicles from its sister company, Acura.

Said executive vice president of American Honda Motor Company, John Mendel, “The Crosstour, introduced in 2010, served a positive role in helping the Honda brand target crossover buyers. However, the crossover segment has evolved and we believe the all-new 2016 Honda HR-V launching later this spring will create new value for crossover shoppers…”

The HR-V, is the ultimate crossover, featuring the exterior styling of a coupe and the interior space of an SUV. The vehicle joins the Honda lineup as the smallest crossover designed to zip around city streets.

For more information on either the 2015 Crosstour or the 2016 HR-V replacing the Crosstour, don’t hesitate to contact us here at Avery Greene Honda. But don’t wait too long; the clock is ticking down for the Crosstour.

The Honda S660 Size Is Scaled Down but the Fun Factor Is Dialed Up

Good things come in small packages, which is the idea behind the newly-unveiled Honda S660 roadster. The styling of this diminutive two-seater carries forward the legacy of the Honda S2000 nose with an aggressive roadster back end and the low, wide stance gives way to the removable top and sculpted deck lid. The sporty look belies the mid-engine minicar’s lightweight construction and crisp handling.

The S660 mini-car receives its name from its tiny 660cc engine producing 63 horses. Although that sounds like very little power, the engine size is proportional to the actual Honda S660 size, which is only 134-inches in length. Honda dialed up the fun with all-wheel disc brakes and by giving the body a lightweight aluminum-and-steel body and frame. This provides the S660 with more rigidity than the Honda S2000, while shedding hundreds of pounds off the car to emphasize its engine’s power.

The little sportster is only sold in Japan, and a US version has not yet been announced. Be sure to stay informed on all things Honda—big and little—with Avery Greene Honda.

The Honda All-Star Academic Challenge: Supporting Historically Black Schools

Honda All-Star Academic ChallengeShowcasing the best and brightest students at America’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU), Honda recently hosted an academic tournament. The Honda All-Star Academic Challenge featured students from 48 different HBCU schools in Southern California.

According to Honda, this was the 26th annual tournament, located on the campus of American Honda in Torrance, California. Over 75 HBCU schools in California competed in the National Championship being sponsored by Honda.

“Each student that qualifies for the ‘Great 48’ is a champion in his or her own right,” said Steve Morikawa, Assistant VP of Community Relations at Honda. “Honda is proud to welcome this year’s class into an exceptional community of HCASC alumni that comes together each year to celebrate academic excellence.”

Recognizing academic excellence, this challenge is one of Honda’s largest and oldest charitable initiatives. Since its inception, Honda has awarded more than $7.5 million in grants to local HBCU schools. We at Avery Greene Honda see this as just one more way Honda is changing the world of tomorrow.

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