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November 18, 2016

Honda “Injecting” More Sport into the Civic with New Si Model

The Honda Civic, already recognized as Kelley Blue Book’s 2016 Small Car Best Buy, Kelley Blue Book’s 2016 Overall Best Buy and AutoGuide’s 2016 North American Car of the Year just got even better with two recent announcements. Not only has the 2017 Honda Civic been named Kelley Blue Book’s Overall Best Buy, but the lineup is expanding with the announcement that the Civic Si will be joining the family. The 2017 model is said to be the fastest and most powerful Si to date from Honda and will come in both a coupe and sedan body style.

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The Rallye Red Pearl Civic Si Prototype comes with a full factory performance aero kit that includes front and rear splitters and a rear spoiler. Both the sedan and the coupe will be powered by a high-performance, high-torque 1.5-liter engine with dual variable cam timing. The direct-injected and turbocharged engine will be paired with a short-shifting 6-speed manual transmission, according to Honda. Furthermore, the Si variants will both feature performance upgrades that include a new active damper system, active steering system, limited-slip differential and available high-performance tires making this one of the best-handling Si models offered.

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The interior of the vehicle sports Si-exclusive front sport seats with red stitching that includes stitched Si logos. The red sport stitching carries through to the doors, steering wheel and leather shift boot with aluminum shift knob. The Si Prototype interior also features a red driver’s TFT meter and audio system illumination, aluminum sport pedals and Dry Metal Carbon instrument panel trim.

 

The Civic Si Coupe and Si Sedan are expected to hit the market next year as the latest additions to the 10th generation of the Honda Civic lineup that includes the Civic Sedan, Civic Coupe and the euro styled Civic Hatchback. Call us at 913-782-3636 to schedule a test drive of one of the fabulous award winning models today.

 

November 12, 2016

Frank Ancona Honda Aids Customers Choose Between Civic Hatchback and Sedan

Honda has released several different models of their ever popular Civic model including the TypeR, Coupe, Sedan and the new Hatchback. When Honda first announced that a Hatchback model would be making its way to the U.S. market, the anticipation was immense. Honda is now predicting that the new model will make up nearly 15 percent of all Civic sales in the U.S. with an expected 50,000 units annually, according to Wards Auto.


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To help consumers choose between the Civic Sedan and the Hatchback, two models one of the most popular cars on the road, AutoGuide decided to detail key differences between the two. One of the key differences between the two models is in the use of interior space. The Sedan comes with more legroom in the back, making it a much cozier ride for rear seat passengers than its Hatchback counterpart. However, what the Hatchback lacks in passenger room, it compensates in storage space. The new model comes with an available 25.7 cu-ft of space behind the rear seats, almost twice as much as the Sedan.

Another key difference is that the Hatchback comes exclusively with a turbocharged engine that puts out over 170 horsepower and comes in two sport trims. The Sport and Sport Touring models boast a subtle body kit and an increase in power from the rest of the Civic family. While the turbocharged engine is also available for the Sedan, drivers can opt to go with the more modest 158 horsepower 4-cylinder engine as well. While the 4-cylinder engine is available in every trim of the Sedan, the turbocharged engine is exclusive in the EX-T trim and above.

 

If you still aren’t sure which model is right for you, we encourage you to stop by our dealership to test drive both models. We have a full selection of both models and would be happy to assist you in finding your next car. Call us at 913-782-3636 to schedule a test drive today!

 

September 30, 2016

Honda Unveils Prototype of New Generation of Type R

With the release of the Honda Civic Hatchback, the company also decided to unveil the next generation of the Civic Type R at the 2016 SEMA Show in Las Vegas. Honda says the new prototype’s body is based on the low and wide proportion of the new Civic Hatchback but has been enhanced with a more muscular style and modifications to increase aerodynamic performance. The exterior of the car is wrapped in a reflective, finely-grained brushed aluminum-effect finish that is unique to the car. The sporty red accent line adds to Honda’s iconic red “H” badge that adorns all Type R models.

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The carbon fiber side skirts run the length of the car between 20-inch piano black alloy wheels with red accents. A small diameter central tailpipe is highlighted in bright metallic red. This generation of the Civic Type R was developed by Honda R&D teams from Europe and Japan and manufactured exclusively at the Honda of the UK Manufacturing plant.

 

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As of now Honda hasn’t released specs for the power or performance of the new model but we can expect that it’s comparable to the previous generation. According to Autoweek, the 2015 model tops out at an impressive 167 mph from its 2.0 i-VTEC Turbo Engine. These impressive stats earned this model of the civic the title of Most Popular Performance Car at the 2016 Honest John Awards.

August 19, 2016

Honda Announces the 2017 Civic Hatchback to be Released in North America Later This Year

 

The top selling Honda Civic Sedan got a fantastic facelift this year, especially with the coupe. Later this year, the new Honda Civic Hatchback will be released in North America. According to Honda, the 2017 Hatchback combines striking Euro-inspired styling and five-door versatility with the Civic’s world-class driving dynamics and Honda direct-injected turbo engine technology. The new model is scheduled to serve as a foundation for the new radical Civic Type-R launching in the U.S. in 2017.

According to Jeff Conrad, senior VP and general manager of the Honda Division of American Honda Motor Co., “The Civic Hatch has been a staple for Honda in Europe, but has long been the forbidden fruit for Honda fans in the U.S.”

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The vehicle is built on the same platform as the current generation of the sedan and coupe. The turbocharged engine will be offered with either a sporty CVT (all trims) or a performance-inspired six-speed manual transmission (LX, Sport and EX trims). The interior of the 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback carries through on the modern, sophisticated and premium quality of the tenth generation Civic lineup, with high-grade materials and finishes applied liberally throughout. In terms of packaging, the 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback delivers class-leading volume and cargo capacity including a roomy interior (122.9 cu. ft.), best rear seat legroom (36.0 inches) and largest cargo carrying capacity in the competitive set.

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According to CNET, the new trim being introduced with the car, the Sport Touring, will make a number of optional technologies standard. These technologies will include Honda Sensing, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, LED headlights and heated rear seats. The Sport Touring will also add a center-mounted exhaust. Honda Sensing is available on most trims, and includes autonomous emergency braking, forward collision warning, lane-keep assist and adaptive cruise control.

July 15, 2016

Frank Ancona Honda Celebrates Summer with Clearance Event

Now is the time to buy or lease a new car at Frank Ancona Honda with great deals available during our Summer Clearance Event. If you’re interested in the latest, all-new Honda models, then come check out the 2017 Ridgeline and Accord. But it doesn’t stop there, the entire lineup of new Honda vehicles available at our Olathe dealership provides enough options to meet everyone’s desires. With one of the largest selections in the area, we have priced our vehicles to sell.

Are you interested in experiencing the hype surrounding the 2016 Honda Civic LX Sedan CVT firsthand? Then you won’t want to miss this opportunity. Lease now for only $164 per month for 36 months with $2,320 due at signing! The Honda Civic is one of the most awarded cars this year, winning the following awards:

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A 5-Star Safety Rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

image00We would happily walk you through all of the features that these cars can offer you, including the well rated Honda Sensing Suite. Come in or call us at (913) 782-3636 to schedule a test drive, we know you will fall in love with one of the many cars we offer at our Olathe Honda dealership.

 

July 7, 2016

Honda Civic Named 2016 North American Car of the Year

Every year, the vehicle industry competes for a unique award at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. These awards are some of the most sought after, because as the Detroit Free Press notes, unlike awards given by a single publication, they are chosen by an independent jury of automotive journalists from the United States and Canada. This year, the Honda Civic won the title of North American Car of the Year.

image01In order to win, vehicles must be new or substantially changed from previous models. According to the North American International Auto Show website, jurors examine innovation, design, safety, handling, driver satisfaction and value for the dollar when they tally up scores for each car entered into the competition. At the time of the award, Honda car sales overall rose by 13.3 percent while the Civic itself gained 29.4 percent.

If all of this doesn’t sell you on the Honda Civic, take a look at all the other accolades the 2016 model has won:

According to the team at AutoGuide, the new Civic impressed the editors with its upscale style and its new engine. They also said that the 2016 model “breathes life back into the storied nameplate” of the Honda Civic.

image00If you want to own a car with many prestigious awards under its belt, then the new 2016 Civic is a perfect and affordable car for you. Come in to Frank Ancona Honda in Olathe to purchase one of these outstanding vehicles for yourself. Call us at (913) 782-3636 to schedule a test drive today.

 

June 30, 2016

All-New 2016 Civic Coupe Takes on the World’s First Crowdsourced Dream Track

What could be more fun than bowling or hitting a pinata? How about hitting a giant pinata or knocking over giant bowling pins while driving the sporty all-new 2016 Honda Civic coupe? Utilizing social media, Honda crowdsourced ideas to build a new test track, the Civic Dream Track, to showcase the handling of the 2016 Honda Civic coupe. This first of its kind course incorporated many interesting and fun ideas.

The course was driven by professional stunt driver, Matt Powers. Outside of adding a stick to hit the pinata and various cameras, the Honda Civic used in the video was not modified, which allowed the car’s natural abilities to shine through. You can view the video of the car driving the course here.

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According to Car and Driver, the newly redesigned Civic coupe boasts a sporty edge, from added sculpting to its body to the way its wheels and tires fully occupy the wheel wells. But it goes beyond its appearance. The engine in the new, agile coupe gives it a performance boost over previous generations. The base model comes with 158 horsepower while the higher end models come with 174 horsepower. This is a large boost from the previous generations, which only came with horsepower in the 140s.

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Interested in owning or leasing your own 2016 Civic coupe to take on any pinatas or bowling pins you may come across on the road? You can view our current inventory of 2016s online by clicking here or come in today to test drive one of these sporty redesigned Civics. Interested in leasing? Get the new Civic coupe for $189 per month for 36 months with $2,399.09 due at signing. Also, this 4th of July weekend you can take an extra $500 off with our Military Appreciation Offer for all active duty military personnel, spouses, retirees and veterans. This offer is only valid when you  lease or finance through Honda Financial Services. Stop by our Olathe dealership today or call us at (913) 782-3636.

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May 13, 2016

Frank Ancona Honda Reflects Upon History with Z600 While Driving Toward the Future

This year marks an exciting point in Honda’s history, as the first Z600 is being professionally restored by Tim Mings and backed by Honda. This exciting project got us at Frank Ancona Honda thinking about our own historic vehicles.

According to an interview with Mings by Hemmings Daily, the serial number one vehicle was acquired through a stroke of good luck. It wasn’t until Mings began restoring one of the two models he acquired in a single deal that he realized what he had. Honda is supporting an ongoing project to properly restore the Honda N600 to pristine condition. Every week, Honda is posting updates on the project and sharing a piece of its history through social media channels.

Honda has established itself as a brand that will last. On Kelley Blue Books list of the 10 top-purchased cars of 2015, the Honda Civic came in at number eight, the CR-V at number seven, and the Accord at number six. With such impressive results, it is important to look back at the roots of the company to understand the desire to engineer a solid vehicle.

Frank Ancona Honda is lucky enough to own an extensive showroom that showcases the rich history of Honda. Many different historical vehicles are on display to welcome guests who come into our dealership. Included in the collection are a few motorcycles, scooters and our very own 1971 Honda 600 Coupe.

 

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We also are excited to showcase several other vintage creations from Honda, such as the 1975 Honda MR50 Elsinore, a special edition mini dirt bike only made in 1974 and 1975.

 

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Additional vintage items in our showroom include the Honda Kick-N-Go 2, a 1983 Honda Express bike, a 1986 Honda Spree scooter and some portable generators created by Honda in the ’60s.

To see these vintage items, come in to our dealership, and maybe take some time to test drive a new 2016 Honda Civic. Our featured special lease for the 2016 Civic Sedan CVT LX requires $2,320 total due at signing and only $169.50 per month for 36 months/36,000 miles. See dealership for additional details and information.

 

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May 6, 2016

2016 Honda Civic Receives Top Marks for Safety Across the Board

When it comes to transportation, safety is a big concern. We want to know that if the worst were to happen, we and our love ones will walk away. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has released their assessment of the 2016 Honda Civic and the car shines bright among competitors.
The IIHS has given the 2016 model top grades in all categories tested. While testing a model of the 2016 Civic Touring sedan, Edmunds found that the car stopped a few feet shorter than most when braking at 60 miles per hour. All models of the Civic come standard with the usual bells and whistles of stability control, antilock disc brakes, front side airbags, side curtain airbags and a rearview camera (a feature that is often an upgrade with other vehicles). As you change to the more luxurious trims, the Civic gains additional features such as a right-side blind spot camera known as LaneWatch and more advanced sensing technology.

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Beyond the car’s superior structural engineering, the vehicle also has the trademarked Honda Sensing technology  to keep operators safe on the road. Some of the features of Honda Sensing technology include:

  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Lane Keeping Assist System
  • Road Departure Mitigation
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Forward Collision Warning
  • Collision Mitigation Braking System

This technology relies on sophisticated sensors that detect not only other vehicles and obstacles, but also the lanes you are driving in. If the car senses something that could lead to an accident, it will emit a warning tone. If the driver does not react quickly enough, the car can automatically begin to correct itself or even apply the brakes if necessary. While we will always promote safe driving, we want you to know that we are here to back you up for those instances that are beyond your control.

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If you want to experience the comfort and safety of the 2016 Honda Civic for yourself,  call us to schedule a test drive or just come into our dealership. We will help you find the perfect car, whether you want to lease or buy.

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.


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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.

June 5, 2013

Parents Magazine and Edmunds.com Names Honda Accord, Civic and CR-V Best Family Cars for 2013

Posted By Jason Heard, sales manager

The 2013 Honda Accord and Civic sedans, along with the CR-V compact SUV, were named to the list of 10 Best Family Cars compiled by the experts at Parents Magazine and Edmunds.com. The list consists of the most family-friendly vehicles that stood out in several key areas: safety, fuel efficiency, technology and connectivity.

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The Accord was recognized as one of the top sedans for features like LaneWatch™ blind spot display, plus industry-leading safety scores which earned a TOP SAFETY PICK+ by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and a 5-star Overall Vehicle Score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

The Civic boasted significant upgrades en route to being honored on the list for the second year. The TOP SAFETY PICK+ features a rearview camera, HandsFreeLink™ Bluetooth®, Pandora® Internet radio interface, SMS text message feature and steering wheel audio controls. The Civic also earned a 5-star Vehicle Score from the NHTSA.

The CR-V also earned recognition for the second year. The crossover is another TOP SAFETY PICK+ and is distinguished by the NHTSA with a 5-star Overall Vehicle Score.

April 4, 2013

Honda Civic Receives 2013 TOP SAFETY PICK+ By Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

Posted By: Jason Heard, Sales Manager at Frank Ancona Honda

The Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) recently awarded the 2013 Honda Civic Sedan and Coupe the highest available safety rating of TOP SAFETY PICK+. This is the first and only IIHS small car in the industry to earn this award.

2013 Honda Civic Sedan and Coupe First Small Cars to Achieve TOP SAFETY PICK+ Rating in IIHS Safety Testing

According to Honda’s news release, “The new Civic Sedan, equipped with the second generation of the Honda Advanced Compatibility Body Structure™ (ACE™II), is not only the first Small car to earn TOP SAFETY PICK+ in the industry, but also the first and only to earn the highest possible rating of GOOD on the IIHS’ new small overlap frontal crash test (sometimes called a ‘narrow offset’ test). This aggressive test is designed to simulate what happens when the front corner of a vehicle collides with another vehicle or an object such as a tree or utility pole at high speed.”

“If you want a compact car with a TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating, the 2013 Honda Civic is the only choice,” said Art St. Cyr, vice president of product planning and logistics at American Honda. “We believe this is a distinct competitive advantage, especially as more and more consumers place a premium on crash rating performance.”

Honda leads all other brands in achieving TOP SAFETY PICK+ ratings with four models – Civic Sedan and Coupe, and Accord Sedan and Coupe.

Read the full press release

March 15, 2013

March Madness Means Special APR and Lease Deals at Frank Ancona Honda

Posted By: Jason Heard, Sales Manager at Frank Ancona Honda

A different type of March Madness: Special APR and Lease Deals from Frank Ancona Honda! Check out this special lease offer on the 2013 Honda Accord Sedan and these special APR deals on the Honda Civic Coupe, Civic Si Sedan and the Accord Coupe.

Call us today at 913-782-3636 or visit us online to schedule a test drive.

2013 Honda Accord Sedan Special Lease

2013 Accord Sedan CVT LX Featured Special Lease
The 2013 Accord is packed with technology, and the i-MID screen is command central for much of it.

$219 per month for 36 months
Offer valid from 3/5/2013 through 4/30/2013

2013 Honda Civic Coupe Special APR

The Civic Coupe’s i-MID, or intelligent Multi-Information Display, puts personalization right at your fingertips.

0.9% APR for 24-36 months or 1.9% for 37-60 months
Offer valid from 3/5/2013 through 4/30/2013

2013 Honda Civic Si Sedan Special APR

The Civic Si Sedan has a distinct new look for 2013. From its sleek front grille to its restyled taillights, its performance-driven design makes all the difference.

0.9% APR for 24-36 months or 1.9% for 37-60 months
Offer valid from 1/1/2013 through 3/31/2013

2013 Honda Accord Coupe Special APR

The all-new Accord Coupe has a sleek and sophisticated new style.

0.9% APR for 24-36 months or 1.9% for 37-60 months
Offer valid from 3/5/2013 through 4/30/2013

February 9, 2013

Kansas City Honda Dealer Celebrates Valentine’s Day With A Sweetheart Facebook Offer and APR Specials On The Civic Si Coupe, Ridgeline and Fit

By: Jason Heard, Sales Manager at Frank Ancona Honda

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Frank Ancona Honda by falling in love with the best Honda APR specials. Right now Frank Ancona Honda is also offering a special Facebook deal: first car payment of $500.

Call us today at 913-782-3636 or visit us online to schedule a test drive.

 

2012 Civic Si Coupe APR

 

 

 

 

 

 

0.9% APR for 24-60 months
Offer valid from 1/3/2013 – 3/4/2013

 

2012 Ridgeline Special APR

 

 

 

 

 

 

0.9% APR for 24-60 months or 1.9 APR for 37-60 months
Offer valid from 1/3/2013 – 3/4/2013

 

2013 Fit Special APR

 

 

 

 

 

 

0.9% APR for 24-60 months
Offer valid from 1/25/2013 – 3/4/2013