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Honda Leads Automakers in U.S. EPA Trends Report

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As climate change continues to affect the environment, Honda is looking to continue its history of leadership in fuel economy and low CO2 emission ratings. The automaker was recently ranked as the most fuel-efficient full-line automaker in America, according to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

The 2020 EPA Automotive Trends Report showed that Honda has the highest fleet average fuel economy among full-line automakers and the second-highest ranking overall with a lineup that has an average “real world” fuel economy of 28.9 miles per gallon (mpg). This is an improvement over the last five years of 1.9 mpg, and is also 4 mpg higher than the industry average for the 2019 model year.

Honda also has averaged CO2 emissions of 307 grams/mile, which is an improvement of 22 grams/mile when compared to 2014 results. This is 49 grams/mile better than the industry average for 2019 models.

For 2020, Honda also set an all-time record for electrified vehicle sales in America.

To help reduce CO2 emissions around the world, Honda is striving for two-thirds of its automobile sales to be electrified by 2030. It is also investing in its eco-friendly lineup, recently refreshing many of its hybrid models, including the Accord Hybrid, CR-V Hybrid, and Insight.

If you need an eco-friendly ride to help get you around Vallejo, California, then you should stop into Avery Green Honda to discover what the Honda brand has to offer.

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.

Honda Ventilator Parts Created for Dynaflo

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Honda is lending a helping hand to those in need. The carmaker has started manufacturing and delivery vital parts for ventilators to Dynaflo Inc. of Reading, Pennsylvania. These Honda ventilator parts help Dynaflo produce their diaphragm compressors, which are a key component of portable ventilators, which are used in hospitals and by first responders throughout the United States.

Honda and Dynaflo have set a goal to produce 10,000 compressors per month when production reaches capacity, and will continue to do so through the end of August.

“Honda associates have successfully transformed a portion of our technical training center into an assembly line that will help support the urgent need to produce ventilator components,” said Rick Schostek, Executive Vice President, Honda North America, Inc. “With our supply of these key components to Dynaflo, we hope to help address one of the most pressing needs within the COVID-19 crisis.”

The production team for these parts has transformed 6,000 sq ft of the brand’s Technical Development Center in Marysville, Ohio, utilizing their production know-how to quickly ramp up production over the first few weeks. Honda associates are also working closely with Dynaflo personnel to ensure best practices in compressor assembly, allowing them to build and quality test the devices before they are shipped.

Thanks to Honda, thousands of first responders were able to get the ventilators they needed. If what you need is a car, though, then you should head on to Avery Greene Honda!

3 Valentine’s Day Gifts for Car Lovers

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February 14th is coming up quickly, which means it’s time to start thinking about what you’re going to get the Valentine in your life. If your significant other happens to love cars, you can always tailor your gift to this passion. To help you out, we’ve put together some ideas for Valentine’s Day gifts for car lovers.

 

Get their car detailed. There are few things better than having a car that’s spic and span. If your loved one is the type to really focus on taking care of their vehicle, then why not treat them to a detailing? An auto detailer will do a deep clean, leaving your significant other’s car sparkling like new.

 

Make it easier to head out in the morning. Morning drives aren’t fun, especially with how hot it can get in Vallejo sometimes. Make your loved one’s car that much better by getting them a remote starter. This will allow their car to get to a comfortable temperature without them having to sit in it, waiting for it to cool off.

 

Think of the right tools. From changing oil to changing out wheels, your partner likely needs new tools to make taking care of their car easier. Consider getting them new tools to help with any job. This gift can be tailored to their specific needs, whether they need a new wrench or a tool organizer to keep the garage tidy.

 

If you truly want to give your Valentine a gift they’ll remember, though, how about a new car or car accessory from Avery Greene Honda?

Honda Key by Amazon In-Car Delivery Offers More Convenience

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When you order something online, it can be stressful knowing that you might be at home to receive it — especially if it’s an important package. Now, if you subscribe to HondaLink® Remote Services connected-car system, you no longer have to worry about your packages.

 

That’s because Honda and Amazon have teamed up to offer owners of select Honda vehicles — who also have Amazon Prime — the chance to get their packages delivered to their vehicles.

 

“The addition of Key by Amazon In-Car Delivery to our HondaLink Remote Package of in-vehicle services comes at no additional cost to subscribers, yet another way we are creating new value for Honda customers,” said Daniel Tiet, project leader, connected business development for American Honda Motor Co., Inc. “This latest addition to HondaLink provides a new service, heightening the Honda owner experience in this increasingly connected world.”

 

This new delivery feature is available at no additional cost to those Honda owners who have select trims of the following vehicles:

 

  • Honda Accord
  • Honda Accord Hybrid
  • Honda Insight
  • Honda Passport
  • Honda Pilot
  • Honda Odyssey

 

The vehicle must have a HondaLink® Remote Package subscription and the owner must be located in one of 50 cities and surrounding areas supported by this service.

 

Then, when you order something from Amazon Prime, you simply park within a two-block radius of your selected delivery address. You will receive a four-hour delivery window and an “Arriving Now” notification from the delivery driver. At that point, the driver can scan the package and request for the vehicle to be unlocked. The driver will then place the package inside the vehicle and the vehicle will be locked again — it’s that simple.

 

Learn more about all the innovations Honda is bringing to the table the next time you visit Avery Greene Honda.

Team Honda Week of Service Includes Nearly 600 Activities

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June 7-16 marked this year’s Team Honda Week of Service, a week when Honda employees come together to make a difference in their communities. Every year, the volunteer event is held around Honda’s Founder’s Day in North America (June 11, 1959). This year marked the 60th anniversary of Founder’s Day.

More than 25,000 volunteers with Honda corporate offices, factories, dealerships, and suppliers came together to offer their time and labor via nearly 600 service activities. These activities included pet adoption events, home repairs for people in need, food and blood drives, park and beach clean-ups, and more. Together, volunteers made an impact in 42 states, plus Mexico and Canada.

“Honda’s Week of Service continues to grow and we are grateful to our associates and to those who join us in giving back to the communities where we work and live during this special week,” remarked Jeffrey Smith, vice president, Honda North America, Inc. “Team Honda has become a powerful force for good, demonstrating that by working together we can truly build nurturing communities.”

Here are a few quick numbers from this year’s Week of Service:

Honda volunteers collectively:

  • Donated 2,210 pints of blood.
  • Collected and sorted 65 tons of food.
  • Raised $100,000 for various nonprofits.
  • Served 592,000 meals.

At Avery Greene Honda, we’re proud to represent a brand that’s so committed to doing good.

Best Water Parks In and Around Vallejo

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Are you looking for a way to cool off this summer? Luckily, Vallejo is located near several fun and family-friendly water parks. Check out some of these water parks in and around Vallejo:

Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Concord

Head to nearby Concord, just a 20-minute drive southeast, for a day of family fun at Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Concord. This park has something for everyone, from the thrilling Break Point Plunge to the realistic Breaker Beach to the totally tubular Honolulu Halfpipe. Learn more here.

Aqua Adventure Waterpark

This park is about an hour and a half south in Fremont, depending on traffic. The wet and wild attractions include the Oasis Pool, Round About River, Lil Squirts, Bucket Bay, and Fortress of Fun. Learn more here.

Velocity Island Park

Drive an hour north to Woodland to experience Velocity Island Park. This park has everything, including a floating obstacle course, stand up paddle boarding, beach volleyball, a bar, wakeboarding, relaxation on the beach, and plenty of swimming. Learn more here.

California’s Great America

Travel south about 70 miles to Santa Clara to experience California’s Great America, a thrilling amusement park with plenty of rides, but also its own waterpark, called Boomerang Bay. Learn more here.

Staying cool is easy at a waterpark. Looking cool is easy in a new Honda from Avery Greene Honda. Call or stop into our showroom to browse our selection.

A Patriotic Past: Looking at the American History of Honda

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Honda might be a Japanese carmaker, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t have very, very deep roots in America. With the Fourth of July still fresh in our rearview mirror, let’s delve into the American history of Honda, seeing how the brand become established in this North American market.

 

Honda first came to America in 1970, introducing the N600 as its first-ever American-sold vehicle. In 1979, this Japanese carmaker made history by opening its first motorcycle plant on U.S. soil, hiring 55 Americans and 11 Japanese workers to begin this endeavor. The plant eventually expanded into a car plant in 1982.

 

Located in Marysville, Ohio, this Honda manufacturing plant was just the beginning. Since it was created, the plant has seen Marysville increase its population from 7,000 people in 1980 to more than 24,000 people in 2019. Honda has over 15,000 employees and more than 134 suppliers across Ohio. It was also the first Japanese carmaker to build engines and transmissions in the U.S., along with being the first to export U.S.-built cars to overseas markets.

 

Now, Honda has 12 manufacturing plants across the United States. It opened a new, state-of-the-art facility in Marysville in 2016 to help build the only supercar produced in America, and has exported 1.3 million automobiles from the United States since 1987. What this means in practical terms: the chances are good that the stylish new vehicle you’re considering at Avery Greene Honda was made right here in the U.S.A.

2019 Honda Passport Safety Rating Gets Top NHTSA Score

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The 2019 Honda Passport recently achieved the 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration as part of the New Car Assessment Program.* In earning the highest score that NHTSA offers for safety, the new Passport establishes itself as a confident, family-friendly option. What’s more, NHTSA’s recognition of the 2019 Honda Passport means that every Honda vehicle tested in the NCAP has earned the highest possible score for safety.**

 

The Honda Advanced Compatibility Engineering™, or ACE™, body structure has been significant in helping Honda vehicles earn these high safety ratings. ACE™ uses font-frame structures to absorb and deflect the energy created from a frontal collision, helping to reduce the likelihood of injury.

 

The 2019 Honda Passport safety rating was also helped by its Honda Sensing® suite of safety and driver-assistance technologies. This suite, which is standard on the Passport, helps increase the driver’s awareness of his or her surroundings with technologies like Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™), a Road Departure Mitigation System (RDM), Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), and a Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS).

 

This technology also comes standard on the 2019 Accord, Clarity series, Insight, Pilot, and Civic.*** Over 85 percent of all new Honda vehicles sold in 2019 have had the Honda Sensing® suite. Honda has sold over 2.1 million vehicles equipped with this technology since its introduction in 2015.

 

If you’re in the market for a vehicle that is stylish, fun to drive, and safe, check out the new Passport at Avery Greene Honda.

 

*Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s New Car Assessment Program (www.safercar.gov). Model tested with standard side airbags (SAB).

**2019 Civic Type R, Clarity series and CR-V not yet tested

***Excludes Civic Si and Type R

2019 Kelley Blue Book Brand Image Awards Recognizes Honda

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Kelley Blue Book is known as a go-to website for those looking to do some research before purchasing new and used vehicles. Recently, this website released the 2019 Kelley Blue Book Brand Image Awards — of which Honda won three recognitions.

For the fifth year in a row, Honda was chosen as America’s “Best Value Brand.”* Kelley Blue Book mentioned that it awarded Honda its Best Overall Brand award for the 2019 Brand Image Awards due to the brand’s high quality across its broad product lineup. Honda was also recognized for its commitment to offering a range of vehicles for both first-time buyers and loyal customers, which some brands don’t do.

Honda also received two other recognitions from these Kelley Blue Book awards. With the “Best Value Brand” accolade, Kelley Blue Book recognized the amenities available in the four Honda models — the Civic, Accord, CR-V, and Pilot. It also noted that Honda had eight vehicles in its 15 top-ranking vehicles in the refinement category, leading to it earning the “Most Refined Brand” award.

These awards from Kelley Blue Book look to recognizes automotive brands that succeed in fostering and retaining specific brand attributes that customers look for when considering a new-car purchase. For more hands-on experience with your vehicle of choice, stop into Avery Greene Honda.

*2019 Kelley Blue Book Brand Image Awards are based on the Brand Watch™ study from Kelley Blue Book Strategic Insights. Award calculated among non-luxury shoppers. For more information, visit www.kbb.com. Kelley Blue Book is a registered trademark of Kelley Blue Book Co., Inc. 

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