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January 20, 2017

Honda Unveils the 2018 Odyssey Minivan

As the fourth generation of the beloved Honda Odyssey was released, Honda also unveiled a future concept of the best selling minivan. So far, the Honda Odyssey has been the most popular minivan with individual American car buyers for each of the past six years and led the pack once again in 2016. As mentioned before, the 2016 model was also recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the Best Minivans for Families for a record-breaking sixth year as well as earning recognition as one of Kelley Blue Book’s Best Family Cars of 2016.

Odyssey MiniVan

With the 2018 model, Honda is hoping to turn the Honda Odyssey into a technological hub that includes a variety of features. Some of these advanced connectivity and entertainment features include New Display Audio, streaming video with 4G LTE Wi-Fi and CabinWatch and CabinTalk. These new cabin features utilize a camera that lets the driver and front passenger keep an eye on the rear passengers both day and night via an eight-inch Display Audio screen. If you catch one of the kids doing something they shouldn’t be, CabinTalk allows the driver to talk to the second and third-row passengers through the speakers and rear entertainment system headphones.

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The new family-friendly vehicle features Honda’s modern styling similar to their other vehicles. The new models will also be powered by a 3.5-liter, direct-injected i-VTEC™ V-6 engine with Variable Cylinder Management™ (VCM™).  At its peak, the engine output is expected to be 280 net horsepower, an additional 32 hp on previous models. The car will come with either a 9-speed automatic or an all-new, Honda-developed 10-speed automatic, the first of its kind in a minivan, providing more confident and refined performance. Honda believes that these powertrains, when combined with the Odyssey’s new sleek and aerodynamic design, are expected to result in continued class-leading performance and top-in-class EPA fuel economy ratings.
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January 3, 2017

Frank Ancona Honda Excited for 2017 Honda Odyssey’s Arrival; One of the Best Selling Minivans in the Country

The fourth generation of the Honda Odyssey, one of the best selling minivans in the country, has finally arrived. According to Honda, the Odyssey has been the most popular minivan with individual American car buyers for each of the past six years and is leading the pack once again for 2016. The minivan has also been the top choice of buyers under 35 every year since 2013. The 2016 model was also recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the Best Minivans for Families for a record-breaking sixth year as well as earning recognition as one of Kelley Blue Book’s Best Family Cars of 2016.

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The new 2017 Honda Odyssey will continue to offer class-leading fuel-economy ratings of 19/27/22 mpg city/highway/combined, respectively. With the ability to carry eight passengers comfortably, the whole family will be able to comfortably enjoy long road trips. The new model will also see the SE and EX-L trims fitted with the acoustic windshield found in previous models. This feature helps to reduce noise from entering the cabin, making every drive quieter and more enjoyable.

The Odyssey utilizes the next-generation of the Honda Advanced Compatibility Engineering body structure and makes extensive use of high-strength steel. This results in a very strong front frame and door structure for increased protection in a frontal collision. The new model will be powered by a 3.5-liter, 24-valve V-6 engine that produces up to 248 horsepower. The engine is also paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission that, together with the new engine, helps the Odyssey receive such an efficient EPA fuel-economy.

For those looking for the best of the best, consider an upgrade to the Odyssey SE and Touring Elite models featuring HondaVac. This in-vehicle vacuum cleaner system is designed to help families keep the Odyssey’s interior neat and clean. The device, designed for dry use, operates on the vehicle’s 12-volt electrical system and easily surpasses the performance of handheld rechargeable vacuums.

To learn more about the newest model of the Honda minivan we encourage you to call us at (913) 782-3636 or visit our dealership at 1000 N Rogers Rd, Olathe, KS 66062.

 

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.

September 6, 2013

Honda Begins New Advertising Campaign: “Start Something Special”

Posted by Jason Heard, general sales manager at Frank Ancona Honda

According to a recent press release, Honda is launching its new advertising tagline, “Start Something Special,” with a series of commercials featuring the 2014 Honda Odyssey and the world’s first commercially available in-vehicle vacuum cleaner, the HondaVAC.

See 2014 Honda Odyssey specials.

“How I Met Your Mother” star Neil Patrick Harris and Rainn Wilson of “The Office” lent their voices to the first of the videos, available here, as a gummy bear and a ball of lint respectively. Each video showcases the “spokescrumbs” and their tangles with the Odyssey’s in-vehicle vacuum cleaner.

Mashable reported that according to Honda, the idea for the HondaVAC came from a Honda engineer’s daughter. When she saw how frustrated her dad was getting by the mess the kids made in the van, she said, “Dad, you need a vacuum in here.”

The “Start Something Special” tagline will be used across all Honda brands. Each commercial will begin with a mnemonic tone to distinguish itself as a Honda advertisement, according to Honda’s press release.

The new Honda tagline is built on the insight that people form a special relationship with their Hondas. They love them. They name them. They talk to them. It’s a truly unique bond,” said Mike Accavitti, senior vice president of auto operations at American Honda Motor Co., Inc. “‘Start Something Special’ illustrates this connection while emphasizing the special qualities that only Honda vehicles provide.”

Read the full press release here.

June 14, 2013

Honda Donates $50,000 to Hurricane Sandy Victims and Staten Island Little League

Posted By Jason Heard, sales manager

The generosity of Honda was recently displayed toward victims of Hurricane Sandy, who are still rebuilding following the horrific tragedy that swept through their homes. The motor company donated $50,000 in an effort to aid the children affected in a return to a sense of normalcy.

(Photo: LittleLeague.org)

Honda, a 17-year sponsor of the Little League®, stepped in to help restore baseball and softball fields and facilities which allowed the children a temporary escape of the harsh realities that ravaged their lives in 2012. The contributions allowed the sites to be repaired in time for the league’s 32-team opening day on April 20.

See the inspiring story here!

According to the LittleLeague.org, Honda hosted fundraising activities such as, “Sing Badly for a Good Cause: Car-e-oke” in which parents were encouraged to belt out their worst rendition of “Take me out to the Ball Game” inside an Odyssey minivan. Honda donated up to $50 for each parent who participated.

To donate to the Staten Island Little League, visit: www.rebuildSILL.com.

May 24, 2013

Honda Accord, Odyssey and CR-V Grab Spots on Kelley Blue Book’s List of 10 Best Family Cars of 2013

Kelley Blue Book recently named more Honda’s than any other automaker on the list of the 10-Best Family Cars of 2013. The Accord, Odyssey and CR-V were acknowledged for their prominence in four crucial categories: safety, roominess, comfort and value.

The 2013 Honda Accord stood atop the list on KBB.com’s family vehicles and boasted the lowest five-year cost to own among 10 other vehicles. The honor comes just weeks after earning TOP SAFETY PICK from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) The all-new Odyssey was the number one minivan on the list. The sought after family-friendly vehicle leads it’s class in fuel economy and safety ratings. The CR-V, another TOP SAFETY PICK, achieved the highest KBB.com 60-Month Residual Value and eanred top honors for KBB’s compact SUV class.

Editors sang the Accord’s praises for innovative features like LaneWatch™ blind spot display and its sophisticated interior design. The Odyssey Touring, at an astounding 28 mpg, possesses the highest rated EPA highway fuel economy rating of any eight-passenger minivan. The CR-V was described by the reviewers as a vehicle that offers “exceptional comfort, a smooth ride, and an excellent value.”

January 25, 2013

Kansas City Honda Dealer Prepares For Valentine’s Day By Showing Customers Love With Its Best APR Deals

By: Jason Heard, Sales Manager at Frank Ancona Honda

Love is in the air and we are celebrating with our best APR specials on the Ridgeline, Pilot and Odyssey.  Call us today at (913) 782-3636 or visit us online to schedule a test drive!

 

2012 Ridgeline Special APR

0.9% APR for 24-60 months

Offer valid from 1/3/2013 through 3/4/2013

2012 Pilot Special APR

0.9% APR for 24-60 months

Offer valid from 1/3/2013 through 3/4/2013

2013 Odyssey Special APR

0.9% APR for 24-60 months

Offer valid from 1/3/2013 through 3/4/2013

January 4, 2013

Kansas City Honda Dealer Frank Ancona Honda Celebrates The New Year With Best Featured Lease Specials

By: Jason Heard, Sales Manager at Frank Ancona Honda

Kansas City Honda dealer Frank Ancona Honda is celebrating the new year with its best featured lease specials on a number of its 2012 and 2013 models including the Odyssey, Pilot, Civic Sedan, CR-V and more! Call us at (913) 782-3636 today to schedule a test drive with your leasing headquarters.

2013 Honda Odyssey Featured Lease Special

$279.00 per month for 36 months

Offer valid from 1/3/2013 through 3/4/2013

See offer! 

2013 Honda Pilot Featured Lease Special

$289.00 per month for 36 months

Offer valid from 1/3/2013 through 3/4/2013

See offer! 

2012 Honda Civic Sedan Featured Lease Special

$149.00 per month for 36 months

Offer valid from 1/3/2013 through 3/4/2013

See offer! 

2013 Honda CR-V Featured Lease Special

$259.00 per month for 36 months

Offer valid from 1/3/2013 through 3/4/2013

See offer! 

January 5, 2012

Kansas City Honda Dealer Frank Ancona Honda Thanks Customers For Successful 2011 & Offers Best APR Specials To Celebrate 2012!

By: Jason Heard, Sales Manager at Frank Ancona Honda

Last year was a great year to be part of the Frank Ancona Honda family. We participated in Coats for Kids, sponsored The Pitch Music Awards and the Great “Inside” Out Race, ran several new Facebook contests and launched our QR code and SMS campaign.  Of course, none of this would have been possible without the support of our customers. Thank you to all of the Frank Ancona Honda extended family for making 2011 such a success!

In order to make 2012 as great a year as the last, we are dedicated to continuing to offer you the best deals and service.  Make sure you check back to the blog, “Like” us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter at @anconahonda to stay updated on the current happenings at Frank Ancona Honda.

To celebrate the new year, Frank Ancona Honda is offering its best APR specials on the Accord Coupe, Civic Si Coupe, Fit and Odyssey.

2012 Accord Coupe Special APR
0.9% APR for 24-36 months or 1.9% APR for 37-60 months

Offer valid from 1/4/2012 through 2/29/2012

2012 Civic Si Coupe Special APR
0.9% APR for 24-36 months or 1.9% APR for 37-60 months


Offer valid from 1/4/2012 through 2/29/2012

2012 Fit Special APR
0.9% APR for 24-36 months or 1.9% APR for 37-60 months


Offer valid from 1/4/2012 through 2/29/2012

2011 Odyssey Special APR
0.9% APR for 24-36 months or 1.9% APR for 37-60 months


Offer valid from 1/4/2012 through 2/29/2012

April 6, 2011

Honda Dealer in Kansas City Frank Ancona Honda Promotes Online Car Shopping- Buy a Honda

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March 31, 2011

Kansas City Honda Dealer Frank Ancona Honda’s Really Big Thing is Back!

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March 24, 2011

2011 Honda Odyssey Receives Safest Minivan Honors

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Here is an article from Auto Evolution, written by Daniel Patrascu, announcing that the Honda Odyssey has recently been named the safest minivan for 2011 by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), and the National Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

Honda Odyssey, Safest Minivan for 2011

As a testimony to the way in which Honda’s new Odyssey minivan has been designed, two of America’s most renowned safety organizations, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and the National Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) have both given the model their highest scores in the crash test conducted this year. The achievement, in the case of other models not surprising, comes to establish the Odyssey as the first and single minivan to have achieved top scores from both organizations this year.

Both of the organizations crash tested the Odyssey in the beginning of the year, but only now the Japanese car maker can safely say that their vehicle is the best in its class as far as the safety of the occupants go.

The new Odyssey, launched last year, is Honda’s take on a segment that, because of the competition, is growing harder and harder to control. Several important players fight for a piece of the market that stands for a whole lot more in the US than in Europe.

Honda’s Odyssey, seen by the manufacturer who produces it as one of the most successful minivans it has ever made, is trying to build on the all-American appeal by being designed and engineered in the US and assembled at the Honda Manufacturing of Alabama (HMA) plant, using mostly domestic parts.

For the new model year, Honda has tweaked the model a bit, adding little extras like a more powerful 3.5l i-VTEC V6 engine (248 hp), a new 3-mode second-row seat design or a rear entertainment system with a 16.2-inch ultrawide split-screen display.