July 2013 - Frank Ancona Honda blog

July 27, 2013

How 1/100th of a Second Could Save Your Life

Posted By Jason Heard, Sales Manager at Frank Ancona Honda

According to Honda in America, the rise of counterfeit airbags is becoming a bigger concern each day, and as the automotive leader in safety, Honda wants to make sure every driver knows the risks.

This video shows how deployment speeds differ between a certified Honda airbag and a counterfeit one. The message: 1/100th of a second could save your life.

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As a company with more vehicles equipped with an IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating on the market than any car manufacturer (5), Honda encourages buyers to find a reputable Honda dealer and make sure all parts came from a quality body shop.

The airbag is one of the most important yet overlooked auto features, so make it a priority when you’re buying.

Click here for more information on Honda’s airbag technology and buying tips.

July 21, 2013

Honda Announces #wantnewcar Campaign for Summer Clearance Event

Posted By Jason Heard, Sales Manager at Frank Ancona Honda

On July 15th, Honda engaged Twitter users by responding to tweets with the #wantnewcar hashtag and included some personalized videos through Vine. The Summer Clearance event will also be advertised via television, print and other mediums. Neil Patrick Harris even needed some Honda advice.

The story behind #wantnewcar:

If you want to know more, you can find all of our Summer Clearance sales on our website. Or, tweet @Honda using #wantnewcar  and you might be featured in one of @Honda’s Vine videos.

July 11, 2013

Honda Celebrates 65 Years of Excellence with “Honda Hands” Video

Posted By Jason Heard, Sales Manager at Frank Ancona Honda

Honda is celebrating 65 years of greatness this September and has provided a website landing page, featuring an interactive YouTube video, showing just what innovation can do. The YouTube video, Honda Hands, details some of Honda’s biggest achievements and milestones since 1958.

Honda Hands is the story of friendly technology, useful design and the Power of Dreams from an engineer’s perspective. Discover the engineer’s notes, which are full of facts, insights and tales behind Honda’s innovative history (and even a glimpse or two of the future).”

Check out the interactive website here or you can watch the video (without the notes) below:


July 2, 2013

Honda Adds Stylish New Accord Hybrid with Class Leading MPG Ratings to 2014 Lineup

Posted By Jason Heard, Sales Manager at Frank Ancona Honda

The much-anticipated Accord Hybrid has been named to Honda’s 2014 lineup and boasts the same sophisticated styling you’ve come to know and love from the Sedan. The new vehicle comes armed with Honda’s new two-motor hybrid powertrain, similar to the Accord Plug-In, plus a few new style additions.

(photo: Honda.com)

The Accord Hybrid radiates refined style and sports a number of hybrid-only details, such as a blue-accented grille, a unique wheel design, and an intuitive and luxurious interior equipped with LaneWatch™ blind spot display.

 (photo: Honda.com)

The 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid will be just the second Honda hybrid vehicle assembled in the U.S. The Accord Hybrid smoothly rounds out a diverse Accord lineup, which includes the four-cylinder and V-6 powered Accord Sedan, sporty Accord Coupe and the advanced Accord Plug-In.