April 26, 2013
Posted By Jason Heard, Sales Manager
Frank Ancona Honda is proud to feature a line of vehicles that allow you and your family to reduce your carbon footprint with the help of an eco-friendly, and wallet-friendly, means of transportation. In true Earth Week fashion, the Kansas City area’s most trusted dealership boasts a lineup which earned Honda the title of the Greenest Automaker in the U.S. by the Union of Concerned Scientists.
Honda recently announced a partnership with SolarCity, America’s largest solar power provider, according to the motor company’s website. The collaboration is an important step toward reducing CO2 emissions, which contribute to global climate change.
The American Council for Energy-Efficient Economy reminded the nation of Honda’s irrefutable contribution to a greener world when the council announced that the Fit EV and Civic Hybrid were named to the list of the Greenest Vehicles of 2013 last week.
*Based on 2013 EPA estimates. Actual gas mileage may vary.
May 19, 2011
You are Invited to Frank Ancona Honda’s New Owners Clinic and 50th Anniversary Celebration!
The event will be held June 22nd 2011 from 6:00-8:00 pm.
Experts will be available to answer questions about your cars features, service needs and other features.
Food and Beverages will be served.
Please RSVP no later than June 10th, 2011 to Jason Heard (913)-782-3636. email@example.com
We Look forward to seeing you!
General Sales Manager
Frank Ancona Honda
May 18, 2011
Julie has been employed with Frank Ancona Honda since September 2006. She has worked as our Accounts Payable/ Accounts Receiveable representative since her employment here. You will also see Julie at the receptionist desk answering phones as needed or in other areas of the dealership where extra help may be needed.
Julie has touched the lives of many people while here and we would like to invite you help us wish her a “Happy Retirement.” We would like to give her a great send off. If you’ve worked with Julie in the past or present and would like to wish her a “Happy Retirement”feel free to send a card to her in care of the dealership or stop in to wish her well.
May 12, 2011
Here is some information from Honda’s website on the new ECO Assist feature on the 2012 Honda Civic Hybrid.
He who drives with the most efficiency, wins.
The Civic Hybrid now has a quick and easy way to boost your efficiency. Just push the ECON button. The engine and other power-using systems will then go into super-efficient mode to maximize your mileage.
Coach is Calling
If you’re trying to squeeze every mile out of a gallon (and who isn’t these days?), keep an eye on the Honda Eco Assist™ feature. Those blue and green bars on either side of the speedometer indicate your level of efficiency as you drive.
Hybrids Go the Distance
All Civic models have Eco Assist™, but the Hybrid model makes the most of it by giving you a handy Eco Guide to help you along the way, and by tabulating your Eco Score at the end of each drive.
Give Me an MPG
Take advantage of all the gas-saving technology in a new Civic Hybrid, and you can get an EPA estimated 44 mpg on the highway. That’s money in the tank. And a neighborly nod to the environment.
Leaves, a Legacy
The Civic Hybrid benefits from all the innovations since Honda introduced the first gas-electric hybrid to the American market in 1999. It’s all led to this latest milestone: a next-generation Civic Hybrid available with an impressive AT-PZEV CARB Emissions Rating.
 Eco Assist and the ECON button are trademarks of Honda Motor Co., Ltd., and may not be used or reproduced without prior written approval.
 44 city/44 hwy/44 combined mpg. Based on 2012 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.
May 5, 2011
Kansas City Honda dealer, Frank Ancona Honda, recently announced the arrival of the new 2012 Honda Civic Sedan.
View all of the features on the 2012 Honda Civic: http://bit.ly/esyPL6
The 2012 Honda Civic Sedan offers the brisk performance of a 140-hp, 1.8-liter, 16-valve, SOHC i-VTEC®engine that has been refined for 2012 with many friction-reducing and airflow improvements. Weight-saving technologies, improved aerodynamics and engine modifications result in a new Civic with some impressive new EPA ratings.
The 2012 Honda Civic Sedan is environmentally friendly and now achieves 28 city/39 highway MPG. Plus, increased structural rigidity makes for more responsive handling. Every 2012 Civic with an automatic transmission earns a PZEV (Partial-Zero-Emission Vehicle) rating in states that adhere to CARB standards. Exercise your options: Choose the smooth-shifting 5-speed automatic. Or there’s the 5-speed manual (DX, LX).
Frank Ancona Honda is located at 1000 North Rogers Road, Olathe, KS 66062. The dealership is celebrating its 50-year anniversary and is a family-owned business that has been in Olathe since 1961. “Like Us” on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Frank-Ancona-Honda/371471708177 and Follow us on Twitter: @anconahonda for great specials on new and pre-owned vehicles, service and parts.
April 26, 2011
Posted By: Jason Heard
Here is a recent blog post from Gas 2.0, written by Christopher DeMorro, announcing the 44 mpg rating of the new 2012 Honda Civic Hybrid.
Hello, Prius? Yeah, there’s a new guy in the neighborhood, and he’d like to talk about fuel efficiency. His name is the 2012 Honda Civic Hybrid, and he’s got a 44/44/44 mpg rating. And he looks like a car.
While its not quite the 45 mpg rating we were promised, this 44 mpg rating on the 2012 Honda Civic Hybrid is an impressive feat of engineering for a number of reasons, not the least of which was building a hybrid on one of the top selling vehicle platforms of all time. That could help the Civic Hybrid to attain the sales volume needed to make an impact on the dominant Prius sales. But as I’ve pointed out before, the MPG Gap is quickly closing between Toyota’s hybrid and the rest of the crowd, and they’re doing it in vehicles with more mass market appeal. The Civic Hybrid is 7 MPG behind in highway driving, but only 4 in the city, and I like that I could buy a Civic Hybrid, and most people wouldn’t even notice the difference (on the outside at least.)
So how did Honda improve its hybrid system for that lovely 44 mpg rating? They gave the new Civic Hybrid lithium-ion batteries to start with, which were 30% smaller than the old nickel-hydride battery pack (that the Prius V gets stuck with here in the states.) They also gave the hybrid a slightly larger engine, from 1.3 to 1.5 liters, which provides more power using the same amount of fuel. The electric motors also had their output bumped up to 20 kW as well. All told, HybridCars was able to get 68.7 mpg on a 10-mile road course set up by Honda, the best mpg score of the day during a media preview earlier in April (where was my invite?? I coulda done better.)
Alas, the 2012 Honda Civic Hybrid will have a starting cost of $24,050; throw in leather, satellite radio and navigation and you’re talking closer to $27,000. Honda doesn’t have too high of sales hopes for the 2012 Honda Civic Hybrid at just around 1,300 units a month, but with the extra volume from other Civic sales they can continue to invest in fuel-saving technology that will eventually spread out across their whole lineup. Sure, some media outlets aren’t happy with the lack of dynamic changes to the Civic’s looks, but I really like the looks of the most recent Civics. It feels like a completely different class of car from the Civics of old, but it doesn’t come across as trying to make a statement either. It’s just a really, really, really efficient version of the Civic, and that tickles me just right.
April 19, 2011
Kansas City Honda Dealer, Frank Ancona Honda, rolled out a new green car blog (www.drivegreencarsblog.com), promotional video featuring the new CR-Z hybrid sport and social networking offers in time for Earth Day.
Jason Heard, sales manager at Frank Ancona Honda, said that their Kansas City Honda dealership was looking for a way to celebrate Earth Day. “Jennings Social Media Marketing suggested a more eco-friendly strategy focused on our hybrids, so we ran with the green car blog, new CR-Z video and ways to connect with Frank Ancona Honda fans on Facebook and Twitter,” said Heard.
The dealership is looking for new opportunities to reach social networking enthusiasts and is driving traffic to its social networking pages with special offers on cars, service and parts. Check out Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Frank-Ancona-Honda/371471708177?ref=ts and Twitter: @anconahonda.
Frank Ancona Honda is located at 1000 North Rogers Road, Olathe, KS 66062. The dealership is celebrating its 50-year anniversary and is a family-owned business that has been in Olathe since 1961. “Like Us” on Facebook: at Frank Ancona Honda and Follow us on Twitter: @anconahonda for great specials on new and pre-owned vehicles, service and parts.