January 2014 - Frank Ancona Honda blog

January 31, 2014

Frank Ancona Honda Selected As 2014 Kansas Dealer Of The Year

DealerRater, North America’s most trusted source of automobile dealership and service center reviews, selected Frank Ancona Honda as 2014 Kansas Dealer of the Year.

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According to DealerRater, “DealerRater’s Dealer of the Year Award Program recognizes a select number of car dealerships throughout the United States and Canada for outstanding customer satisfaction as expressed through customers’ online reviews posted on DealerRater.”

In order to qualify for the 2014 program, dealerships had to meet the following requirements:

  • Minimum of 25 reviews on DealerRater for the 2013 calendar year

  • Average minimum rating greater than 4.0 (calculated monthly); with 5.0 as the highest possible rating

  • Must not have been blacklisted within the 2013 calendar year

Frank Ancona Honda blew the competition away with a 24-month total of 61 reviews averaging an overall rating of 4.9 out of 5 stars!

We’re excited to be bringing customers the best value and car shopping experience possible, and look forward to an outstanding 2014.

January 27, 2014

Olathe Chamber Coffee Event A Success At Frank Ancona Honda

Every Thursday, the Olathe Chamber of Commerce holds a coffee event at a different Chamber member business. On Jan. 16, 150-250 people gathered at Frank Ancona Honda for coffee, fun and the largest weekly networking event in the Kansas City area!

This year’s Olathe Chamber Coffee at Frank Ancona Honda was an enormous success! Check out some of the great photographs from the event below.

January 17, 2014

2015 Honda Fit Debuts at 2014 NAIAS

The 2015 Honda Fit was introduced to the world earlier this week at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit. Honda revealed key features of the much-anticipated car, which is set to launch this spring.


(Photo: Honda)

At the auto show, John Mendel, executive vice president of auto sales at American Honda, said, “The Fit is a small car with big aspirations for a new generation of buyers. Faster, more fuel-efficient and more fun, it is a subcompact with super capabilities. A magically-packaged, do-everything, ready-to-rip, space wonder of a car. It’s simply the best Fit ever and a new benchmark in the segment.”

According to Honda, the vehicle’s features include

  • More power, refinement and fuel efficiency

  • All-new U.S. model showcases dynamic styling and upgraded interior packed with class-leading features and technology

  • Earth Dreams™ Technology engine and transmissions deliver heightened fun-to-drive performance and class-leading fuel efficiency

In addition, the 2015 Fit boasts a sporty, modern, sleek exterior and above-class interior refinement. All 2015 Fit models will come equipped with standard features including Bluetooth® connectivity, a multi-angle rearview camera, and Expanded View Driver’s Mirror. Improved performance, safety and efficiency round out the package.

Click here to find out more.

January 10, 2014

Kansas City Star Features Frank Ancona Honda’s Remodel

Kansas City Star reporter Greg Hack featured us and our recent $6 million construction remodel in a recent Kansas City Star article. The article covered the trend of Kansas City auto dealers improving their dealerships with upgrades.

Check it out here.


New customer lounge.

In the article, Michael Ancona, president of Frank Ancona Honda, said that although the renovations disrupted business, the hassle was worth the extra space and provides more value to their customers.

“Honda always encourages dealers to improve their facilities,” Ancona said. He added that given the improving economy and affordable financing, “we needed to upgrade.”

Much of the construction project was finished in September 2013, but there is still some polishing to do, Ancona said. Because of weather delays, the few remaining cosmetic touches will likely have to wait until spring.

Read the full article here or click here to check out photos of the renovations.

January 4, 2014

Honda Leads Industry With 6 2014 IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK+ Vehicles

Honda recently announced in a press release that American Honda is once again leading the industry with six vehicles which have earned the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s (IIHS) highest rating of TOP SAFETY PICK+ for 2014. In addition, two vehicle models received the second highest rating of TOP SAFETY PICK.

2014 Accord Sedan (Photo: Honda)

In a press release issued by Honda, Art St. Cyr, vice president of product planning and logistics at American Honda, said, “As the industry leader in TOP SAFETY PICK+ ratings for 2013 and now 2014, it’s clear that our commitment to offer advanced safety technologies on mainstream products continues to pay dividends to Honda and Acura customers. Honda and Acura vehicles should be at the top of the shopping list for those who value safety ratings and the engineering prowess required to achieve them.”

Four of the selected vehicles were Honda models, including the 2014 Accord Sedan, the 2014 Accord Coupe, the 2014 Civic Sedan and the 2014 Odyssey, which according to Honda is the only minivan yet to earn this designation.

According to Honda, the IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK rating recognizes vehicles that do the best job of protecting occupants involved in crashes. The TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating recognizes vehicles that both performed well in crash tests and are equipped with collision-preventing technologies.

Read the full article to learn more.