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Honda S2000 Roadster Rumored for 2018

Honda’s 70th anniversary is drawing near and the Japanese automaker could be looking to celebrate in a big way. The automaker’s current S660 roadster isn’t coming to American shores and the Acura NSX is out of many drivers’ budgets. That only leaves one option: the Honda S2000 roadster.

Honda launched the original S2000 roadster back in 1998 for its 50th anniversary which gives many enthusiasts hope. As the brand’s 70th anniversary is in 2018, talk of the glorious return is only increasing.

One sticking point of many pessimists is the fact that Honda doesn’t have a platform for the new compact, rear-wheel drive sports car. That isn’t killing the vibe though. Both the S660 roadster and Acura NSX have their own dedicated platforms. Who’s to say Honda can’t do the same for the S2000 roadster?

Car and Driver talked to a source inside the company who stated that the S2000 successor is on its way. Expected to weigh in at less than 3,000 pounds, it will be powered by an altered 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder engine that’s currently in the Civic Type R.

The source also claims that the S2000 will be built with the Acura NSX at the Performance Manufacturing Center in Ohio.

“A large complement of R&D staff from Japan are already in Ohio working on the car,” the source said, “They have more time now that the NSX is finished.”

Here at Avery Greene Honda, we can’t wait for the arrival of the all-new S2000 roadster!

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 Legend Debuts SENSING Technology in Japan Launch

Honda takes driver-assistive services to the next level with Honda SENSING technology. The suite of safety technologies is so spectacular that it requires all capital letters!

Honda SENSING will initially debut in Japan as the all-new Legend hits the market, but the automaker plans to expand its availability to additional models and countries in the future.

The technology improves on Honda’s suite of driver-assistive technologies by using a new windshield-mounted monocular camera and millimeter-wave radar located within the front grille. The camera is able to detect objects up to 60 meters away, while the radar can catch the position and speed of objects in front of the vehicle.

The Pedestrian Collision Mitigation Steering System is a newly-offered technology made possible by the improvement of these sensors.

The SENSING system also includes Collision Mitigation Braking System, Road Departure Mitigation System, Lane Keeping Assist System, Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow, Traffic Sign Recognition, False Start Prevention Function, and Lead Car Departure Notification System.

Contact us at Avery Greene Honda for more information on Honda’s comprehensive safety features after the Honda Legend debuts SENSING technology. Of course, we’ll be keeping our eyes peeled for news of when to expect the SENSING system stateside.

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