June 2011 - Frank Ancona Honda blog

June 29, 2011

Yahoo!Finance.com, Reuters.com & BusinessInsider.com Posts Frank Ancona Honda’s Press Release: Kansas City Honda Dealer Frank Ancona Honda Announces 4th of July Special: 0.9% APR on New Honda Cars

Posted By: Jason Heard, sales manager at Frank Ancona Honda

Yahoo!Finance.com, Reuters.com & BusinessInsider.com Posts Frank Ancona Honda’s Press Release: Kansas City Honda Dealer Frank Ancona Honda Announces 4th of July Special: 0.9% APR on New Honda Cars.

KANSAS CITY, MO — Kansas City Honda Dealer, Frank Ancona Honda, recently announced 4th of July special: 0.9% APR for 24-60 months on the 2011 Honda Accord Sedan, Honda CR-V, Honda Fit and Honda CR-Z.

2011 Honda Accord Sedan

Offer valid from June 24 – July 5, 2011

0.9% APR for 24-60 months

http://frankanconahonda.com/New-Vehicle-Offers.aspx

2011 Honda CR-V

Offer valid from June 24 – July 5, 2011

0.9% APR for 24-60 months

http://frankanconahonda.com/New-Vehicle-Offers.aspx

2011 Honda Fit

Offer valid from June 24 – July 5, 2011

0.9% APR for 24-60 months

http://frankanconahonda.com/New-Vehicle-Offers.aspx

2011 Honda CR-Z

Offer valid from June 24 – July 5, 2011

0.9% APR for 24-60 months

http://frankanconahonda.com/New-Vehicle-Offers.aspx

Frank Ancona Honda is located at 1000 North Rogers Road, Olathe, KS 66062. The dealership is celebrating its 50-year anniversary and is a family-owned business that has been in Olathe since 1961. “Like Us” on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Frank-Ancona-Honda/371471708177 and Follow us on Twitter: @anconahonda for great specials on new and pre-owned vehicles, service and parts.

Read More

 

June 24, 2011

2011 Honda Odyssey Wins Cars.com’s Ultimate Minivan Shootout!

Posted by Jason Heard, sales manager at Frank Ancona Honda

The 2011 Honda Odyssey was just named the Ultimate Minivan by the editors at Cars.com, USA Today and “MotorWeek.”

Check out the 2011 Honda Odyssey: Special 4th of July Offer

All of the redesigned minivans faced off this spring in a head-to-head shootout to determine which was best and the Odyssey beat out all of its competitors. It’s a big accomplishment! View the article here and pick up a copy of today’s USA Today at your newsstand.

Winning an award from Cars.com sends a strong message to your customers about the quality of the Odyssey. Sharing this news in your dealership, on your social networks and in planned marketing materials is a great way to spread the news to potential customers.

June 17, 2011

Thank You David Day for Publishing Frank Ancona Honda’s Article: Eco-nomics of Going Green

Posted By Valerie Jennings

Thank you David Day, editor and chief of Thinking Bigger Business Magazine, for publishing the article Frank Ancona Honda wrote regarding hybrids for small businesses. I really appreciate your support in getting the word out about greening the environment!

Here is the article — ECO-NOMICS OF GOING GREEN

by Jason Heard, sales manager at Frank Ancona Honda
Many companies are looking for ways to be more sustainable and save money. As gas prices climb, now is a great time for small businesses to consider eco-friendly hybrid vehicles.

According to livestrong.com, driving a hybrid can save up to 50 percent of the cost of a standard car, a potential savings of nearly $1,000 a year. There also is a lot less wear on the engine, as the car switches between motors and the one resting can cool down. Both in fuel and maintenance costs, buying hybrids can lower the economic impact of your company’s vehicle costs.

Fleets of Hybrids

Hybrids are a clear choice when it comes to fuel conservation. Hybrid cars have both an engine and an electric motor, which conserve fuel. Hybrids cut fuel usage by more than half, while producing lower levels of toxic exhaust fumes. A recent Kelly Blue Book survey found that 35 percent of buyers have changed their minds about the vehicle they would buy because of gas prices. And, 15 percent of people said they are looking to buy a new car to save money on gas.

Hybrids aren’t just the right choice for individual buyers. Businesses can gain the same benefits when buying company vehicles. A study conducted in September 2010 by Pike Research confirmed that fleet operators are finding that hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) can help cut fuel costs and meet emissions-reduction targets.

The United States is expected to be the largest fleet market for light-duty HEVs through 2015, with vehicle sales of 233,454 vehicles, an 8.1 percent compound annual growth rate from 2010. Global HEV fleet sales will reach 740,704 vehicles in 2015, representing nearly 4 percent of global LD vehicle sales.

A key finding by Pike Research shows that commercial and government fleet managers can improve fuel economy between five percent and 40 percent, as well as lower emissions 10 percent to 50 percent below comparable vehicles with internal combustion engines.

Types of Hybrids

Before choosing a hybrid for your small business, be knowledgeable about the different types:

Full hybrids can run on either just the gasoline engine or just the electric motor, but also can run on a combination of both.

Assist hybrids also are called power hybrids and cannot run on the electric motor alone.

Mild hybrids have starter motors that allow drivers to turn off the engine to save gas.

No matter the type of hybrid, one thing is certain: there is always savings.

The average driver saves $3,750 per year by buying a hybrid, and the average fuel efficiency of new vehicles by 2020 will be 40 MPG. Companies with multiple vehicles would see their savings multiply—along with the environmental impact—with each hybrid in service.

When it’s time to replace your company vehicles, consider whether a hybrid is the right choice for the environment and for your bottom line.

Jason Heard is the sales manager at Frank Ancona Honda, located at 1000 North Rogers Road, Olathe Founded in 1961, the dealership is a family-owned business celebrating its 50-year anniversary. (913) 782-3636 // www.frankanconahonda.com // www.facebook.com/pages/Frank-Ancona-Honda/371471708177 // Twitter: @anconahonda // www.drivegreencarsblog.com

Read the Article on Thinking Bigger Business Magazine

June 10, 2011

Kansas City Honda Dealer Frank Ancona Honda Announces: 2012 Civic Sedan Earns Top Safety Pick by Insurance Institute for Highway Safety!

By Jason Heard, Sales Manager

The 2012 Civic Sedan just earned a 2011 “Top Safety Pick” distinction from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), despite more stringent testing guidelines this year. Not bad for a compact.

Read More