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March 7, 2014

Frank Ancona Honda Wins 2013 President’s Award

American Honda Motor Co., Inc. recently recognized Frank Ancona Honda as a top-ranking Honda dealership with its most prestigious honor, the President’s Award.

According to Honda, achieving the President’s Award requires exceptional performance and a yearlong commitment to attaining excellence in the areas of customer satisfaction, sales, training and facility image.

John Mendel, executive vice president of automobile sales for Honda, said, “At Honda, we have a passion for excellence that serves as the driving force behind everything we do for our valued customers. The President’s Award was introduced in 1995 as a way to challenge our dealerships to achieve the exacting standards Honda established for the brand. Throughout the years, the criteria have been altered to ensure we remain industry leaders in customer service and satisfaction. It is a privilege to honor Frank Ancona Honda with the distinguished President’s Award,” he said.

In 2013, more than 1,000 Honda dealerships participated in the President’s Award program, with 173 earning dealership honors.

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.

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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.