Honda has announced a very impressive milestone for its US vehicle manufacturing operations. Honda has now built the 20 millionth car in the US. Honda has built the 20 million cars in four plants that it operates in the US and the build number is cumulative from all those locations.
Many automakers have been forced to make significant numbers of recalls over the last several years. The most recent is Honda and the company has announced that it is recalling 886,815 Odyssey minivans from the 2005-2010 model range. The recall has to do with a risk of fire according to the automaker.
Honda has announced that it is rolling out a special edition of the CR-V SUV for drivers in the UK. The special edition of the SUV will come in black or white colors. The special edition of the CR-V gets new 19-inch Orion alloy wheels.
Honda has outed a pair of alternative fuel Civic models for 2014, tapping hybrid and natural gas power to boost mileage to as much as 47mpg. The 2014 Civic Hybrid hits forecourts today, also debuting a number of aerodynamic tweaks, a new fuel pump and ignition coil, and higher-efficiency regenerative braking - which feeds power back into the batteries when the car is slowing - which help it hit a 44/47/45 mpg trio for city/highway/combined driving.
Honda has unveiled its all new 2015 Honda Fit compact car in Detroit at the North American International Auto Show. The official unveil came after Honda teased the car last month. The all-new 2015 Fit is more powerful and more fuel-efficient. Honda says that the car will launch this spring.
Honda is teasing one of its important new compact car models. The car is the 2015 Honda Fit and it will debut next month in Detroit. The car will make its official debut at the 2014 North American International Auto Show on January 13 at 2:40 pm.
Each year the Environmental Protection Agency or EPA publishes a report that outlines the most and least fuel efficient automotive manufacturers on a fleet wide scale. The latest EPA report is in and it covers the 2012 model year range. The new report lists Honda as the most fuel efficient full-line automaker in the country.
Honda has been building and selling its interesting Ridgeline truck since the vehicle debuted in the fall of 2005. Honda is now teasing the next generation Ridgeline truck that will debut within the next two years. Honda isn’t offering much in the way of details on the new truck.
Honda has baked both Apple and Nokia technology into its latest infotainment system, bringing Siri Eyes Free and HERE Maps with remote route planning support to the 2014 Civic. The new car - and the 2015 Honda Fit which will follow it - gets an updated version of HondaLink, with a 7-inch multitouch-capable display in the dashboard for navigating through audio, phone, directions, Pandora, and web-based points of interests using the Aha app. However, the 2014 Civic will also be the first car to get Siri Eye Free technology, Apple's integration of its personal digital assistant into the dashboard.
The 2013-2014 Honda Accord and 2013 Acura RDX and ILX are getting the Siri treatment, Honda has announced. Starting now, new and existing customers can visit a Honda dealer for a software upgrade to their on-board HondaLink and AcuraLink systems to integrate Apple's Siri Eyes Free mode. The announcement was made this afternoon on Honda's website.