December 2013 - Frank Ancona Honda blog

December 26, 2013

Honda Announces Debut Of 2015 Honda Fit

Honda recently announced in a press release that the all-new 2015 Honda Fit will be debuting at the 2014 North American International Auto Show in Detroit Jan. 13, 2014.

2015 Honda Fit concept car. (Photo: Honda)

According to Honda, the new car builds on the current model’s innovative packaging, flexible cargo capability and fun-to-drive character with spirited new styling and a spacious, refined interior packed with leading-edge car technologies. The 2015 Fit, which will be its third generation, will also offer enhanced fuel efficiency and performance courtesy of its Earth Dreams Technology powertrain.

In addition, Honda anticipates that the new Fit will earn class-leading safety ratings in part due to its next-generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure.

Read the full press release here.

December 22, 2013

Coats For Kids Drive A Success!

We’d like to thank all our customers and employees for a very successful Coats For Kids drive this year!

In autumn, we asked everyone to drop off gently-used kids coats at Frank Ancona Honda. The coats were distributed to Coats For Kids, which aims to assist in the health and educational needs of children from low-income families by donating coats to keep them warm in cold weather.

Photo Credit: Coats For Kids/Operation Warm

Jason Heard, general sales manager at Frank Ancona Honda, said, “Our customers came through yet again with another very successful Coats For Kids donation drive at Frank Ancona Honda. We want to thank our customers and employees for their commitment to the children of Kansas City. Another special thanks goes to Pride Cleaners for getting all of the coats clean.”

The cutoff date for this year was Dec. 7, but the drive will run throughout the entirety of 2014 to prepare for next year’s winter needs.

To learn more about Coats for Kids and the inspirational work they do, please visit

December 10, 2013

Honda Accord, Civic, CR-V & Odyssey Top 2013 Retail Sales

According to Honda, the Honda Accord, Civic, CR-V and Odyssey are all holding retail sales leadership for 2013.

See the latest specials for these vehicles.

Photo: Honda

In a press release, John Mendel, executive vice president of American Honda Motor Co., Inc., said, “Our retail sales leadership and the lowest incentive spending of any major automaker demonstrate that the core strength of the Honda brand is based on real demand from our customers. This retail sales leadership also means something to the customer because it is a major contributor to the low ownership cost and high resale value of Honda and Acura products, something we know that our customers appreciate and value.”

See below for highlights from the first 9 months of 2013:


Honda Accord

  • Top-selling retail mid-size car in America.

  • Top-selling retail light vehicle to younger buyers aged 18-34.

  • Top-selling retail mid-size sedan in California and New York, two of America’s largest automotive markets.

  • Double-digit retail sales growth in 44 states.

  • Year-over-year retail sales up 16.2 percent through September.

  • Accord’s retail market share in the mid-size segment is 16.6 percent.

Honda Civic

  • Top-selling compact car in America.

  • 2nd best-selling retail light vehicle (behind Accord) to young buyers aged 18-34

  • Top-selling retail compact car in 21 states, including California and New York.

  • Year-over-year retail sales up 11% through September.

  • Civic’s retail market share in the compact segment is 16.8 percent.

Honda CR-V

  • Top-selling retail compact SUV in America.

  • Top-selling retail compact SUV in 31 states including the top five retail states for compact SUVs – California, New York, Texas, Florida and Pennsylvania.

  • CR-V’s retail market share in the compact SUV segment is 14.6 percent.

Honda Odyssey

  • Top-selling minivan in America.

  • Top-selling retail minivan in 30 states.

  • Odyssey’s retail market share in the minivan segment is 31.5 percent

Read the full article here.