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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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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.

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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.