May 2014 - Frank Ancona Honda blog

May 31, 2014

Honda Takes Flight With Launch Of HondaJet

Honda recently took flight with the production of the company’s first ever jet, the HondaJet. This incredible airplane, built for speed and innovation, took to the skies on May 16, 2014 with its inaugural flight.

HondaJet formation. Photo Credit: HondaJet

According to the Honda Aircraft Company, the jet is faster than any business jet in its class with a maximum cruise speed of 420 KTAS at 30,000 feet. It also features an Over-The-Wing Engine Mount design configuration that creates a natural sound baffle and significantly reduces ground-detected noise.

Other specifications include  two highly fuel-efficient GE Honda HF120 turbofan jet engines, the most sophisticated glass flight deck available in any light business jet, a Honda-customized Garmin® G3000 next-generation, all-glass avionics system composed of three 14-inch landscape-format displays and dual touch-screen controllers.

Learn more.

May 23, 2014

2015 Honda Fit To Arrive At Local Dealerships In June 2014

Every Honda Fit is the perfect fit for you, and the 2015 Honda Fit is no different. The all-new, completely re-imagined Fit will be arriving at local Honda dealerships in June when you can experience its fantastic new features.

The 2015 Fit has something for everyone. (Photo: Honda)

According to Honda, here are the features you can expect to find in the new model-

Aggressive new styling

  • Aerodynamic body constructed from high-tensile steel

  • Striking new grille and headlights

  • Available 16-inch, alloy wheels

Interior evolution

  • 52.7 cubic feet of cargo space with the Honda-exclusive Magic Seat

  • Increased passenger volume and rear legroom

  • Available leather-trimmed seats

Performance machine

  • i-VTEC engine with Earth Dreams Technology generates 130-horsepower (SAE net) at 6600 rpm and 114 lb.-ft of torque at 4600 rpm

  • 6-speed manual or available Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT)

  • Revised, sport-tuned suspension

Packed with technology

  • Standard Bluetooth connectivity, rearview camera and Expanded View Driver’s Mirror

  • Available Smart Entry with push button start, Honda LaneWatch and 7-inch Display Audio touch-screen

  • Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) II Body Structure


Learn more about the 2015 Fit.

May 2, 2014

Honda To Sponsor 2014 Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

According to a recent press release issued by Honda, the company will be returning as the Partnering Sponsor for the 2014 Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb for the second time. The competition, which will be its 92nd, is set to happen June 29, 2014.

In addition to this major commitment, Honda will be participating in the event and plans to field products in seven distinct race classes. It will also be working with the AMA and the Pikes Peak sanctioning body on improvements to provide new levels of safety to the Motorcycle / ATV / UTV / Sidecar competitors.


Acura Pikes Peak NSX

Art St. Cyr, president of Honda Performance Development, the racing arm of American Honda, said in the press release, “Pikes Peak presents us with a unique opportunity to showcase Honda’s diverse product lineup and to energize Honda fans around the world, as we work to further strengthen Honda’s presence in racing at all levels. Our associates will be working hard between now and Race Day to prepare this diverse field of race vehicles and showcase the Honda Racing Spirit.”

Read the full press release here.