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New Honda Brand Campaign Goes Rugged

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When you think “rugged,” you might not automatically think of Honda. The brand is looking to change that, though, with its newest brand campaign.

A new Honda brand campaign focuses on the bold capability that each of the Honda SUVs and truck has to offer. The first spot in the campaign focuses on the 2021 Passport and Pilot, including the Pilot Special Edition. It focuses on their on- and off-road capability, while also giving consumers a glimpse of the redesigned 2021 Ridgeline.

“Honda SUVs and trucks have always had excellent on-road manners and surprising off-road capabilities,” said Jay Joseph, vice president of Automobile Marketing, American Honda Motor Co., Inc. “In a truck-trending market, we will showcase Honda SUVs and our pickup in environments that display the capabilities hidden beneath their sleek exteriors, demonstrating they can face most any challenge en route to that next great adventure.”

The new commercials are also the debut of the Honda brand’s new voice — actor and WWE superstar, John Cena. Cena’s voice will be used across all of the marketing for Honda cars and light trucks.

“I’m looking forward to this new relationship with Honda because I’ve always been a big fan of Honda products, and how deeply involved they are in the community,” said Cena.

Each model of the brand’s award-winning light truck lineup will appear in this new multi-channel brand campaign. It will also show off the company’s off-road powersports products, such as the Honda Talon sport side-by-side.

If you’re interested in learning more about this new campaign – and checking out the 2021 Honda lineup’s ruggedness for yourself — stop into Avery Greene Honda in Vallejo, California.

How to Transport a Christmas Tree

How to Transport a Christmas Tree | Vallejo, CA | Avery Greene Honda

There’s nothing that says it’s the holidays quite like a live tree strung with bright lights and with presents nestled underneath it. If you’re planning on heading out to a tree farm in Vallejo this year, though, it’s important that you know how to transport a Christmas tree home safely. These are the tips you should keep in mind when you pick up your tree.

Have the right vehicle. Before you get your tree, make sure you have the right vehicle. A truck like the Toyota Tacoma or a SUV like the Toyota Highlander are solid options, though any vehicle that has a roof rack is good.

Bring the correct tools with you. You will need the right tools to keep the tree on the roof, since it needs to be extremely secure — especially if you’re traveling at high speeds on a California highway. The right supplies include nylon ratchet straps and a blanket to put under the tree so you can protect your vehicle’s paint job. You should also make sure that your tree is bagged or netted before you load it up on the roof.

Position it properly. When you place the tree on the top of your roof, make sure that the tree’s trunk is facing the front of your vehicle. This makes it more aerodynamic and less likely to fly off the vehicle. You should anchor it to the car right above the bottom branches and towards the top of the tree, too.

Once you know how to transport a Christmas tree, you’ll be able to make spirits bright every season going forward. The team at Avery Greene Honda hopes to make your spirits bright, too, the next time you visit us for service or when you’re shopping for a new vehicle.

Tips for A Safe and Healthy Thanksgiving in 2020

Tips for a Safe Thanksgiving | Avery Greene Honda | Vallejo, CA

Thanksgiving is a time for togetherness and being thankful, but this year it might look a bit different. Because safety guidelines throughout California are constantly changing to keep everyone safe, it’s important to consider making a new tradition this year for a safe and healthy Thanksgiving 2020.

Think small. Rather than having a big feast filled with family and friends, it might be a good idea to have a small dinner with only the people who live in your household. If you truly want to have a big celebration, you can always bring everyone together virtually, sharing recipes that other usually make and eating while chatting online.

Take precautions. If the guidelines in Vallejo allow you to have people over, you should take extra precautions to ensure you all stay healthy. Consider eating outdoors and wear a mask if there are multiple people around. Also, you should wash your hands throughout the cooking process — more than you usually do — to help prevent the spread.

Understand your space. Measure the available space you have and only invite the number of people that will fit into the space while social distancing.

Avoid high-risk activities. According to the CDC, there are many high-risk activities that are common during the Thanksgiving season that should be avoided. This includes going out into crowded stores for Black Friday shopping, attending crowded parades, or taking part in a crowded race.

From everyone here at Avery Greene Honda in Vallejo, we wish you a happy, healthy, and safe Thanksgiving 2020.

2021 Honda Passport Arrives at Avery Greene Honda

2021 Honda Passport | Avery Greene Honda | Vallejo, CA

Are you looking for a family-friendly vehicle that’s capable and fun? Then look no further than the 2021 Honda Passport. The newest Passport has arrived at our dealership in Vallejo, California, which means that you can get a vehicle that’s a solid value — and fun — for your next family hauler. Here’s what you can expect from this rugged SUV.

More standard technology. For the 2021 model year, the Passport is highlighting its intelligence. It now comes standard with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ smartphone integration, so you can mirror your favorite smartphone apps directly on your touchscreen display. This added connectivity joins other advanced technologies that come standard, including the Honda Sensing® suite of safety features.

Easy versatility. The Passport combines its passenger and cargo space to make it a versatile option in its segment. This SUV can seat up to five, while still offering up to 50.5 cubic feet of space. If you fold down the rear seats, this number grows to 100.9 cubic feet. It even has an underfloor storage compartment that’s removable and washable, and can fit up to 2.5 cubic feet of cargo.

Capable power. Every 2021 Passport comes standard with a 3.5-liter direct-injected V6 engine that is paired to a nine-speed automatic transmission. It puts out 280 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque, while also giving the Passport a towing capability of up to 5,000 pounds. You can even opt for the available all-wheel drive and Intelligent Traction Management for any off-road adventures.

If you’re ready for a new ride in 2021, don’t hesitate to check out the versatile and powerful 2021 Honda Passport at Avery Greene Honda in Vallejo.

Tips for Celebrating Halloween at Home in Vallejo, California

Tips for Celebrating Halloween at Home | Avery Greene Honda | Vallejo, CA

Trick-or-treating for Halloween this year seems more and more unlikely, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still celebrate in a family-friendly way. If you’re trying to think of how you can get down and spooky — or maybe start a new family tradition — then consider these tips for celebrating Halloween at home this year.

Build a haunted fort. There are few things more fun than building a fort, so why not build one with a Halloween twist? Get dressed up in your costumes, add spooky elements like fake cobwebs, skeletons, and LED candles, and gather under your haunted fort. You can watch a Halloween movie, play board games, or enjoy some sweet treats for some family bonding.

Have a craft party. If you take even a second to browse through Pinterest, you will find any number of crafts for your kids to enjoy this Halloween, no matter their ages. Have some spooky fun with crafts, creating monster puppets, carving pumpkins, and more.

Enjoy a Halloween scavenger hunt. Whether you’re trying to stay in your house or want something fun to do outside — while still socially distancing — a scavenger hunt is a great way to bring joy on the night the kids are meant to be trick-or-treating. Have them find seasonal items, like pumpkins, black cats, and more. You can find any number of already made scavenger hunts online.

From the team at Avery Greene Honda in Vallejo, California, to you and your little boils and ghouls: Have a safe, healthy, and happy Halloween!

New HondaLink® Driver Feedback System Helps Improve Driving Skills

HondaLink Driver Feedback | Avery Greene Honda | Vallejo, CA

Honda is looking to help you become a better driver during your long commute. The carmaker recently made the HondaLink® Driver Feedback System available through the HondaLink® app on your smartphone. This system will work to help keep track of your driving habits so you can work towards becoming a better driver.

After every drive, the Driver Feedback System will provide you with a Driving Score that rates on you on a number of factors. It looks at the distance you drove, your trip’s duration, your speed, any hard braking that occurred, and any hard accelerations. If your driving score is high, it means that your driving skills are solid.

The system also provides you with a weekly score card, which averages your scores for the week. This score card also comes with specific tips towards your driving habits, making suggestions on how to improve your driving ability.

The Driver Feedback System is available on certain Honda models that are currently or were previously enrolled in the Security, Remote, or Concierge package. These models include:

  • 2018 and newer Accord Touring
  • 2018 and newer Odyssey Touring
  • 2019 and newer Insight Touring
  • 2019 and newer Passport Touring
  • 2019 and newer Pilot Touring/Elite

To discover more about the Driver Feedback System — and to discover other Honda technologies — make sure you stop into Avery Greene Honda in Vallejo, California.

2021 Honda Odyssey Upgrades Offer Family-Friendly Technology, Style

2021 Honda Odyssey | Avery Greene Honda | Vallejo, CA

Family-friendly rides often have to offer smart technologies, value, and comfort — and the 2021 Honda Odyssey looks to deliver on all three. For the 2021 model year, the Honda Odyssey sees several updates that make it an even more solid option for hauling your family around Vallejo, California.

A new design. The Odyssey has received a restyling both inside and out. Its front-end design has been completely revised, putting forth a more modern, sleeker silhouette. It comes with newly designed seats on the inside, along with new tri-colored floor mats and piano-black trim on the doors and dashboard.

More family-friendly tech. For the first time ever, the Odyssey now comes with a Rear-Seat Reminder system. This system lets you know if you have left something in the rear seats. It can even be integrated into the Odyssey’s available CabinWatch® system.

An upgraded Honda Sensing® system. This minivan still comes standard with the Honda Sensing® suite of safety technologies, and it’s seen some upgrades. Now, it can follow other cars at a set distance at low speeds. The emergency braking system has also improved, allowing it to brake for pedestrians and recognize traffic signs.

Even more luxury. On the Touring and Elite trims, the Odyssey now comes with a new third-row USB charging port. This means the minivan has up to five ports for charging devices. You will also get new perforated leather seats with contrast stitching and an exclusive dashboard trim on the Elite model.

Interested in a new family vehicle? Check out what Avery Greene Honda has available online, then schedule your test drive when you find the ride of your choice.

2021 Honda Civic Type R Limited Edition Sets New Suzuka Record

2021 Honda Civic Type R | Avery Greene Honda | Vallejo, CA

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Honda is building on its performance heritage for the all-new 2021 Honda Civic Type R Limited Edition. This high-performance ride will offer dynamic power and athletic handling, which it demonstrated earlier this summer when it set a new front-wheel-drive track record on the iconic Suzuka Circuit in Japan.

The Civic Type R Limited Edition set a new Suzuka record for lap time, completing the circuit in just two minutes and 23.993 seconds. More impressively, the Type R Limited Edition beat the track time of exponentially more expensive performance cars without any performance enhancements or modifications.

While the Type R Limited Edition hasn’t been released yet in the American market, it will be offered soon with only 600 units available. This makes the bold model a rare ride, likely making it a future collector’s item.

For this special-edition model, the Honda brand used lightweight, forged aluminum BBS wheels and reduced its weight by up to 46 pounds. It comes with Michelin® Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires and recalibrated steering, giving maximum control and feedback. The Civic Type R Limited Edition will only be available in a unique Phoenix Yellow exterior paint.

If you want to join the excitement of owning a 2021 Honda Civic Type R Limited Edition and live around Vallejo, California, then make sure you stop into Avery Greene Honda. We’ll do our best to help you get behind the wheel of one of these ultra-limited, record-breaking performance cars.

Honda Redirects Funds to Support HBCUs

HBCU | Avery Greene Honda | Vallejo, CA

When the 31st annual Honda Campus All-Start Challenge was cancelled at the end of March, Honda decided to rise to the occasion and use the funds allocated for that program in another way. Honda determined that giving back was the best way to use the money, joining together with 58 Historically Black Colleges and Universities to make the biggest community impact possible. With its support of these HBCUs, Honda hopes to help those in need during the ongoing pandemic.

“In these unprecedented times, our commitment to HBCUs is stronger than ever,” said Steve Morikawa, vice president of Corporate Relations and Social Responsibility at America Honda. “We know that recent events have presented challenges for HBCU communities, and we’re working closely with HBCU presidents and local leaders on ways to best serve their communities.”

The funds from this Honda commitment will help the COVID-19 relief initiative in a variety of ways. For instance, the HBCUs are using these funds to address specific needs in their communities, including food insecurity and medical support for the homeless, families, and senior citizens. The donations from Honda also help support frontline healthcare workers in HBCU communities by covering medical supplies and personal protective equipment.

Honda has provided $325,000 to HBCUs since May 1, allowing them to serve 108 organizations in 20 states.

Avery Greene Honda in Vallejo couldn’t be prouder to represent a brand committed to supporting communities in need.

2021 Honda Pilot Updates Unveiled

2021 Honda Pilot | Avery Greene Honda | Vallejo, CA

2020 Pilot Pictured

The Honda Pilot is known for its stylish, family-friendly comfort, and it looks like this isn’t going to change any time soon. Honda recently unveiled the 2021 Honda Pilot, and it’s getting multiple updates we think you’ll love.

For the 2021 model year, the Pilot is adding a new Pilot Special Edition trim to offer more premium features at a value-oriented price. It will come with leather seats, second-row sunshades, and a power driver’s seat with two-position memory settings. The Pilot SE will also add a foot-activated, hands-free power tailgate and a wireless phone charger, along with 20-inch black wheels, roof rails, grille, and front/rear skid garnishes.

Along with the new trim level, the Pilot will also come standard with a nine-speed transmission for a smooth ride, paddle shifters, and Idle Stop. It comes available with either a two- or all-wheel drive. This means driving around Vallejo will likely be more efficient.

The 2021 Pilot will also be a solid option for a road trip across California, since its Touring trim will come outfitted with premium features like in-car Wi-Fi, heated second-row seats, a Blue-Ray rear-seat entertainment system, and a Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System.

The 2021 Honda Pilot is available now at Avery Green Honda in Vallejo, California. If you’re ready for a new ride that’s great for your family, call or email to schedule a test drive.

 

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