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Acura Offers Multiple Powertrain Options for 2015 ILX Buyers

Variety is the key to success and Acura has decided to offer something more to the consumers with 2015 Acura ILX which will be available in the market at MSRP starting at $27,050. The new 2015 ILX will be available in two powertrain options to ensure better performance without compromising the fuel economy factor. 2015 Acura ILX will now be available in 2.0 liter i-VTEC engine produces 150 horsepower which is combined with five speed automatic transmission offering fuel economy of 35 mpg on the highway. The car will also have standard trim Technology Package or Premium Package depending on what the consumers want. On the other hand, it will also be available in 2.4 liter i-VTEC engine pumps out 201 horsepower and it is combined with six speed manual transmission and offers around...

Honda to Bring Out Fuel Efficient 2014 Accord Hybrid This Halloween

While consumers are scared about the fuel prices in the future automakers are looking for better technologies that offer some ease to car buyers. Honda has now made an announcement that they are working on the new 2014 Honda Accord that will have an EPA estimate of 50 mpg and will be available at the dealerships across United States on October 31 on Halloween. Honda said that they are sure that consumers will love the new 2014 Honda Accord that ranges from $29,155 for the base model to $34,905 for the top end luxury model Accord Hybrid Touring model plus destination and handling charges of $790. The car will offer 50 mpg in the city, 45 mpg on the highway and 47 mpg combined fuel economy. John Mendel, Executive Vice President of Sales at American Honda said that they are giving b...

Honda Fit and Honda Fit Hybrid Reached Japan on 6th September 2013

Honda launched its third generation of the revolutionized Fit compact to the Japanese market on 6th September 2013. The new versions of the Honda Fit once again introduce some new levels of comfort, reliability, performance and economy. The hybrid version of the Fit gets power from a single-motor Sport Hybrid i-DCD hybrid system and has three driving modes EV drive, Hybrid drive and engine drive and the system automatically switch to a driving mode suitable to a particular condition. The fuel economy of this car is 36.4 km/L making it the highest of all vehicles running on Japanese roads. The Fit Hybrid is a 4WD model that is scheduled to release in December this year. The new gasoline version of the Fit is powered by a 1.3 liter gasoline engine that is based on all new desig...

Auto History Spotlight: Soichiro Honda, Founder of Honda

The automaker that today goes by the name Honda states that their basic philosophy is to “provide joys around the world through new challenges and the realization of dreams”.  Honda has come a long way since its beginning and today offers innovative and high quality vehicle lineup around the world. There are Honda dealerships dotted around the U.S.  We sat down with one recently, David Hobbs of WI, to discuss, among other things, the Honda brand, its history, and where the automaker is today. Of particular note, we learned that brand loyalty is consistently high and the dealership has found that Honda owners find it important to stick with the brand they love, and so even when their vehicle needs change, they keep coming back. The company was originally founded by a man named Soic...

Honda Teams with TDK and JMC to Reuse Rare Earth Metals

Car makers around the world are constantly researching and developing better ideas that can allow them to reduce their carbon footprint and make it convenient for the consumers to drive their vehicles without impacting the environment. Honda has remained in the lead with the new efforts and technologies that they have invented to make things simpler and better for car buyers. Honda has now made an announcement that they have teamed up with TDK Corporation and Japan Metals and Chemicals Co better known as JMC to reuse rare earth metal extracted from nickel metal hydride batteries in hybrid vehicles for magnets of new hybrid vehicles. Sharing more information on this Honda said that they have always come up with better strategies to make this world a better place. The automaker has...

2014 Acura MDX Production Kicks off in Alabama

The luxury sport utility vehicle from Honda, new 2014 Acura MDX gets under mass production at HMA or Honda Manufacturing of Alabama. 2014 Acura, boasting of new technology and features goes into production for the first time in North America. Earlier, MDX was built in Canada. The new model was unveiled first at the New York International Auto Show in March. Honda has invested about $2 billion in the Alabama plant that currently employs around 4,000 people. The automotive industry of Alabama gets an expansion for the second time in the state. The Alabama-made vehicle is going to be the ultimate pride of Honda and is expected to perform beyond the expectations of our Acura customers. The 7 passenger Acura MDX has always been a yardstick in its segment and enjoyed the rank of bei...

Honda Announces Castrol as Title Sponsor for 2013 FIA WTCC

Honda is really keen about the upcoming FIA World Touring Car Championship 2013 and the company has now made an announcement that Castrol will be the title sponsor for their factory team at the event. The company said that they have always associated with Castrol, the world famous high performance lubricant brand. Honda decided to unveil the sponsorship deal at the FIA WTCC media presentation in Turin, Italy where the company said that the new team name of their company will be Castrol Honda World Touring Car Team. The company also revealed that they will have the Civic WTCC that will be in green, white and red color design. Honda also made an announcement that Brose Group will also join Castrol as the co-sponsors for their team at the FIA World Touring Car Championship. The comp...

2014 Acura RLX Sedan on Sale at Acura dealerships

Expect 2014 Acura RLX Sedan to be technology rich and loaded with innovative features. The Sedan goes on sale tomorrow and raises the benchmark for performance, luxury as well as connectivity. Acura dealerships are all set to place the model on sale tomorrow. The suggested retail price starts at $48,450 and if you want the technology-laden RLX, then be ready to shell out $60,450 for the advanced package. The new Acura RLX is spacious, more powerful and advanced technologically. It gets its power from direct-injected V-6 engine generating 310-horsepower. Enjoy a number of signature technologies comprising of Jewel Eye LED headlights, Precision All-Wheel Steer, AcuraLin connected car system. The luxury flagship sedan promises you enhanced performance based on new levels of technolo...

HondaJet Production finally under production

The world’s highly sophisticated light jet aircraft, is well under production by Honda Aircraft Company.  Making the announcement recently at a meeting in Florida, the company talked about certain milestones that it has covered successfully, thus enabling to finally give the green flag for the production of the HondaJet. In the past years, Honda Aircraft has accomplished different structural tests and flight systems including speedbrake testing, crash tests, night lighting testing, bird strike testing and ultimate load tests. Honda Aircraft’s current test program includes 5 FAA-conforming HondaJet aircraft, 1 ground test aircraft and 3 dynamically flying test aircraft.  The performance of HondaJet aircraft’s under intense temperatures has also been tested in Yuma, Arizona...

Honda Celebrates 1 Million Hybrid Vehicle Milestone

For the last many years, Honda has been focusing on bringing out new technologies that can offer more performance to the car buyers without compromising the environment. The company said that they have been keen on launching some of the best hybrid vehicles that can allow consumers to enjoy their driving experience without polluting the environment. Honda has now made an announcement that they have reached a milestone after 13 years where they have managed to sell one million hybrid vehicles in the market. Honda believes that hybrid technology is the technology of the future and therefore they are focusing on it. Sharing more information about the hybrid vehicle technology Honda revealed that it was back in 1999 that Honda decided to build Insight which was their first hybrid veh...

Honda City

By  On September 25, 2012 | Filed Under Car Articles, Honda

Honda City

The Honda City started as subcompact, slotting in between Japan's diminutive "Kei" car class and Honda's own Civic. Eventually, the nameplate was repurposed, keeping the same basic size but designed as a low cost vehicle aimed primarily at developing markets. By avoiding the Kei's 660cc engine size limit, Honda was able to put low cost, larger displacement motors in a Kei-size body. First Generation: 1981-1985 The first City used a now common tall design, allowing the car to seat four adults despite being just over 11 feet (3.4 meters) in length. Body styles included a van, sedan, convertible and widebody "Bulldog" turbo models. Primarily targeted at the domestic market, some of these variants were imported to Europe as the "Jazz," as Opel had rights to the "City" nameplate. ...

Honda Marine names Mark Dawley as the Master Tech for the Year 2012

Honda Marine proudly announces Mark Dawley as the master Tech for the year 2012. The certification is bestowed to this professional technician after he cleared the rigorous test administered by Honda training center. This is the highest level of technical certification award that is given to Mark Dawley for his exceptional skills and expertise. He has to undergo a series of technical tests in various areas to achieve this esteemed award. His vast technical knowledge can offer some of the excellent customer service to the customers. Matter of great pride Undoubtedly, Mark Dawley will now become one of the most talented and professional technician in the Honda Marine service center. The title is given to him for a tenure of four years after which he will again be retested. Clearly t...

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