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2017 Honda Pilot

There are few modern SUVs that can match the family offerings of the 2017 Honda Pilot. The popular model brings a spacious interior, comfort features, and high-end technology. At the end of the day, there are few SUVs better suited for families than the 2017 Pilot.

Comfort

The 2017 Honda Pilot is essentially 2017 Honda Pilot - Avery Greene Hondadesigned to be a home-away-from-home SUV. The latest model features three-row seating for up to eight passengers and still has room to spare. There’s up to 109 cubic feet of cargo space when the second and third rows are folded down. Available leather-trimmed seating lines all three rows while Tri-Zone Automatic Climate Control makes every ride a pleasant one.

Safety

The Honda Sensing safety suite ensures maximum protection anytime you take to the road. The package includes active safety features like a Road Departure Mitigation System1, Adaptive Cruise Control2, and the Lane Keeping Assist System3 which will give you peace of mind.

Technology

2017 Honda Pilot - Interior - Avery Greene HondaYou don’t have to unplug to take a ride in the 2017 Honda Pilot. The latest model feature up to five USB ports, two auxiliary jacks, three 12-volt outlets, an HDMI port, and a 115-volt outlet. Its crowing features are its innovative infotainment system as well as an available Rear Entertainment System that boasts DVD or Blu-ray Disc™ compatibility.

There’s a lot to love about the 2017 Honda Pilot. Visit us here at Avery Greene Honda to take the whole family for a test drive!

1RDM only alerts drivers when lane drift is detected without a turn signal in use and can apply mild steering torque to assist driver in maintaining proper lane position and/or brake pressure to slow the vehicle’s departure from a detected lane. RDM may not detect all lane markings or lane departures; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed and road condition. System operation affected by extreme interior heat. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.

2Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) cannot detect all objects ahead and may not detect a given object; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed and other factors. ACC should not be used in heavy traffic, poor weather or on winding roads. ACC only includes a limited braking function; driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.

3LKAS only alerts drivers when lane drift is detected without a turn signal in use and can apply mild steering torque to assist driver in maintaining proper lane position. LKAS may not detect all lane markings or lane departures; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed and road condition. System operation affected by extreme interior heat. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.

Upgrades to the 2017 Honda Accord Announced!

For 40 years, the Honda Accord has not only been an impressive member of the Honda vehicle lineup, but an impressive addition to the automotive world in general. To celebrate the Accord’s success, Honda is making several additions of its own to its signature sedan. By equipping the 2017 Honda Accord with the latest vehicle features and technologies, Honda has assured that the Accord will continue to be the best sedan in the industry.

As far as specific upgrades to the 2017 Honda Accord, the exterior of the signature sedan has been designed to not only match the style of the Honda lineup, but also to look stunning while doing so. However, if you think that the 2017 Honda Accord looks lovely on the outside, wait until you get a peek at what’s inside!

2017 Honda Accord

2017 Honda Accord

10-way adjustable seats featured inside the 2017 Accord guarantee drivers the ultimate level of comfort. Things get even more comfortable with the available leather trim for the Accord.

Finally, the Honda Accord has been outfitted with the latest in vehicle technology, including a Multi-Angle Rearview Camera and the Honda LaneWatch technology.

Celebrate one of the longest-lasting and most reliable vehicles in the automotive world by purchasing a 2017 Honda Accord of your very own, here at Avery Greene Honda!

Next-Generation Honda Amaze Expected By End of 2018

HondaWord on the street says that we’re in for a next-generation Honda Amaze, and it may be on its way by 2018. The compact sedan is a big hit in its market in India. Rumors regarding a new generation come on the heels of the Indian government tightening restrictions on vehicle safety, with officials at Honda going into the preparations for the new Amaze with a focus on safety in order to comply with the upcoming restrictions.

The new Amaze will reportedly undergo a number of cosmetic changes in addition to the installation of cutting-edge safety technology. These changes include an updated, entirely redesigned exterior with a more modern and stylish appearance, plus an interior made from improved materials offering more space, a new dual-themed dashboard, and automatic climate control.

The safety restrictions themselves are very heavily geared toward protecting the driver and passengers in the event of a collision, particularly a frontal collision. Honda leaped at the opportunity, announcing that all vehicles in its lineup will have standard dual front airbags starting April 2017. Additionally, all vehicles in its lineup sold in India run on the Advanced Compatibility Engineering body structure, which maintains rigidity and structural integrity during a crash.

The next-generation Honda Amaze will be engineering and constructed in Japan, at Honda’s Greater Noida and Tapukara plants. Production is slated to begin June 2018, with vehicle launch likely happening sometime that year. While the Amaze likely won’t be coming to US shores, the innovation of new safety technology and platforms in order to keep up with tightening government restrictions bodes well for Honda’s global market, as its worldwide lineup eventually adopts the newest tech.

Honda to Install 120 EV Chargers at Honda Headquarters

charging stationIt was announced in mid-October that Honda will install 120 EV chargers at Honda Headquarters in Torrance, California. The goal of adding these chargers is to encourage the use of electric vehicles and other cars using alternative fuels.

A new generation of plug-in vehicles both hybrid and fully-electric is due by 2018, and Honda wants to prepare for this with the installation of charging stations. The installations will take place in two stages, the first of which is currently going on.

Honda plans to use this opportunity to support the Torrance community as well by installing a fast charging station near the headquarters for the town’s residents to use on their daily commute. Steven Center, the vice president of Environmental Business Development and the Product Regulatory Office, said that “making workplace charging ubiquitous and accessible is the cornerstone of an effective public charging strategy.” He went on that it’s necessary to make driving an EV a convenient option, especially for those who don’t have access to chargers at home.

Honda Self-Driving Cars Approved for On-the-Road Testing

factoryAdd Honda to the list of nearly a dozen automobile manufacturers who have been approved by the California Department of Motor Vehicles for testing autonomous vehicles on the road. Other companies on the list include Nissan, Volkswagen, and Tesla; until recently no one had been aware of the testing of Honda self-driving cars.

The company has apparently kept this secret well. After unveiling a prototypical Acura RLX concept last year with the sensors and computing power required of an autonomous vehicle, Honda has not said another word about its foray into the self-driving car segment. However, it reportedly has been testing these vehicles at a Honda testing facility in Concord, California, just north of San Francisco.

Just this year, the famous Google car logged 1.8 million miles, and the NHTSA and IIAS announced they were open to the possibility of requiring automatic braking systems in new cars in the future. Those benchmarks, in addition to the sheer amount of manufacturers testing electric autonomous cars, show that this may be where the future of the auto industry lies. Honda self-driving cars could be an excellent investment in coming years for the company.

2016 Honda Civic Design Revealed

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The best-selling Honda Civic is going into its 10th generation with style. The Civic has become a well-known nameplate, as well as the basis and inspiration for many compact car designs on the market. However, the 2016 Honda Civic design was revealed at a Los Angeles event recently, and for the next generation Honda seems to be taking the car in a sportier, more youthful direction.

The compact car will come in a base model as well as five-door hatchback and coupe styles. Two higher trims will be offered: Civic Si and Civic Type-R. The 2016 Civic design has kept some of the style from the Civic concept unveiled at the 2015 New York Auto Show and its cabin—which is positioned further back on the body of the car, along with the sculpted wheel arches—grants the Civic a less traditional, more dramatic and muscular appearance.

The 2016 Civic will also come with a more powerful engine ever seen in a Civic, according to Honda. The base model comes with a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine with i-VTEC variable valve timing, while there is also an available 1.5-liter turbo engine–the first turbocharged engine to be offered with a base Civic. In terms of tech features, the 2016 Civic will also feature a 7-inch touchscreen display that is compatible with both Android Audio and Apple CarPlay.

The 2016 Honda Civic design has been revamped to lure in new, younger buyers, and with its new looks, standard features, and available options, it may do just that. The Civic is slated to appear on dealer lots sometime this fall, with pricing to be announced closer to the release date.

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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.

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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.

Honda Alternative Fuel Civics

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 Connect: The Best Infotainment Money Can Buy

Infotainment systems have very much become part of the vehicle market landscape.  When considering the purchase of a new car, buyers are giving increased consideration to the kind of system featured in that car. Those buyers in the market for the new 2015 Honda Civic, Civic Tourer, and CRV will not be disappointed!

Honda calls its new system Honda Connect. It’s based in Android and the operating system for Connect is Google OS.  Honda has developed specific apps to use with the car and these can be easily downloaded into the system, including a Garmin GPS app. Any Android app can also be downloaded.

Functions include your standard fare, like CD player, FM radio and Bluetooth. The Connect also includes Mirrorlink, which helps your Smartphone connect up to your infotainment system.

Buyers should really dig the Connect’s customizable nature. Multiple options are offered for your home screen layout. Also, install a photo-editing app and you can use any photo you want as wallpaper.  Maybe a portrait of you leaning against your new Civic?

Visit Avery Green Honda today to pick up your next Honda!

Honda Uni-Cub Makes Walking Obsolete

Honda has long been working on robotic balancing devices, think ASIMO, the walking Honda robot. Now, Honda has transferred some of that technology into a personal mobility device called the Honda Uni-Cub.

The Uni-Cub works along the same lines as a Segway, but instead of standing on a large device, you sit on it, like a stool. To control the movements, you simply lean in the direction you want to move and it responds accordingly.

We could see a device like this being great for workers who spend large parts of their days walking through large warehouses, or those with physical handicaps. A device like this could cut down on time spent walking letting them get more work done. And, it leaves your hands free, so you can check notes or make a phone call while you ride.

Check out this video to get an idea of how it works.

What do you think about the Uni-Cub? Will it be a useful device or something that will just make some people lazier?

Visit Avery Greene Honda today to learn about new Honda developments, both inside and outside the automobile industry! We offer a great selection of new and used cars for Vallejo-area buyers!

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