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By on July 30, 2014
Introducing the Honda HR-V, a dynamic, fuel-efficient small SUV with sleek styling and next-generation connectivity. This all-new vehicle recently made its world debut at the New York Auto Show. Its clean character lines are complemented by hidden rear door handles, giving the SUV a sporty presence.



As part of Honda's light-truck lineup, the HR-V is built on a unique center-tank layout and offers a versatile, spacious interior. It's equipped with the Honda-exclusive Magic Seat®, so you can fold the second-row seat completely flat for added cargo space and greater flexibility. Smaller than the CR-V, the HR-V SUV is an ideal size for both city streets and mountain roads.


 
 
By on July 30, 2014

"This project is an important step in enabling plug-in vehicles to reach their potential as a valuable distributed resource that can increase grid stability, improve power quality and reduce demand peaks," said Steven Center, vice president of the Environmental Business Development Office at American Honda. "Honda is participating in several projects aimed at accelerating vehicle-to-grid integration, which has the potential to reduce the total cost of owning a plug-in vehicle while enabling higher concentrations of renewable energy."

Project seeks to develop a streamlined platform for vehicle-grid functionality that can help create value for drivers, improve grid reliability and reduce GHG emissions

Honda pioneered a similar demonstration effort with IBM and PG&E (V1G)

Honda is participating in a vehicle-to-grid (V2G) demonstration with the University of Delaware and NRG Energy


 
 
By on July 30, 2014
Honda Accord and Odyssey Named Best Family Cars for 2014 by Parents Magazine and Edmunds.com


Accord recognized as one of the top family sedans for the second straight year by parenting and car experts
Odyssey featured in Best Minivan category on annual list

The 2014 Honda Accord (www.automobiles.honda.com/Accord) and 2014 Odyssey minivan (www.automobiles.honda.com/Odyssey) have both been named to the 10 Best Family Cars list compiled by the experts at Parents magazine and Edmunds.com. The two family-friendly Honda vehicles – each earning the highest possible rating of TOP SAFETY PICK+ from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) - were selected out of hundreds of models for excelling in the key areas of safety, convenience features, performance and value.

 
 
By on July 30, 2014
Recent crash tests by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety indicate that smal cars had a tough time in passing

12 mostly small cars were crash-tested and the results weren't weak to say the best. Four cars were rated poor overall, two were marginal and five passed in the small overlap crash test, according to IIHS. The best performer of the pack was the Mini Cooper Countryman, the only one to rate "good."

The small overlap carsh test is meant to replicate hitting a pole or a glancing blow head-on with another car.

Honda's small cars were not listed in the test. I wonder why?

Here is how those that were tested ranked:

Good:

Mini Cooper Countryman

Average:

Chevrolet Volt, Ford C-Max Hybrid, Mitsubishi Lancer, Scion FR-S, Subaru BRZ.

Marginal:

Hyundai Veloster; Scion xB

Poor:

Nissan Leaf, Nissan Juke, Mazda5; Fiat 500L

 
 
By on June 30, 2014

Whether you've purchased your first Honda car or truck recently, or you've been a longtime Honda aficionado. We want you to keep up with the many leading edge, value added technologies embodied in Honda cars and trucks. These make Honda one of the safest, most efficient, and economical products in the industry.

Here you'll find these technologies unveiled.




Please follow this link for all the details:  http://world.honda.com/automobile-technology/

 
 
By on June 26, 2014
Summertime Preparation in the event of an Automobile Accident
On the up side, summertime can be great for cruising around town in your car. Moonroof or windows open, (maybe not) and the radio cranked up. On the downside summer also means more drivers on the road and, because of this, more potential hazards and accidents.

We want you to know the steps you should take if you find yourself in an automobile crash? Here’s a list of actions you should follow immediately after being involved in a crash.
• The first step you should take in any automobile accident, if possible, make sure every party involved in the crash is safe. If someone has sustained an injury, call 911 immediately.
• Use your cell phone to take photos of the crash site, the more detailed the better. Include photos of all cars involved, and give an official account of the incident to local police. By doing this, official records are kept of the accident for later use.
• Swap contact information and insurance details with the other drivers in the crash. This will be especially helpful for insurance companies in tracking down the other parties in a timely fashion.
• Report the accident to your insurance agent immediately. You should also have your car inspected by an adjuster soon after the crash to help determine insurance rates and repair costs.
Hendrick Honda Bradenton’s service department is ready to assist you this summer with everything from scheduled maintenance to detailed repairs and installations of accessories.
Be sure to contact us for more information, or to schedule an appointment. Please remember these tips to ensure safety and efficiency in the aftermath of an accident, and be safe on the roads this summer! And PLEASE pass this information on to your friends and family members.

Have a Safe and Enjoyable Summer!
 
 
By on June 19, 2014



In this year's fourth annual Best Retained Value Awards, Honda and Acura win the award.

This means that Honda owners can once again be confident that they made the right choice
for the right reasons.

Honda, Acura Earn Edmunds’ Best Retained Value Awards
June 17, 2014


Honda and Acura are the brands and have the models that have the highest projected residual values after five years. This based on their average “cash” True Market Value (TMV) price during their first five months in the market.

Honda took the award in the nonluxury division. And Acura took the luxury crown with it's projected five-year residual value. Respectively 50.9% and 45.4%. This is the third time time that each brand took Edmunds.com's top prize. The award was launched for the first time in 2011. Together with total cost of ownership and 'residual value' this would suggest a marketplace that is as much focused on the financial aspect of it's investment as it is in the performance, engineering, safety and comfort and convenience of a car investment.

We've held that the value of your car at the end is just as important as what you pay for the car in the beginning.

 
 
By on June 09, 2014
Gizmos and Gadgets. The words are often synonymous with 'junk'. Needless add-ons that barely serve a useful
purpose, and certainly not an essential one. Moral: "Buyer Beware". In today's
automobile marketplace I'm a little concerned with GAG overload.

Clearly some GAGs have become essential not only for the functionality they provide, but for the safety
of the user and the viability of the product.

Take 'Bluetooth' as an example. Not only does it provide the functional
capability to speak conveniently 'hands free' but with that there's a incremental improvement in
driver safety. And furthermore a car without Bluetooth today is obsolete.

So let's call that an essential GAG.

Then there are other features/functions that are pure GAG in the purest sense of the word.
Just something to capture the attention of the market. A differentiator that is not required
for sure, nice to have maybe.

Novelties so to speak.

Like a beer glass with a built in bottle opener. Novel but not essential.

Honda cars are customer oriented in their design where the 'form follows function'
axiom holds true. Here's a simple framework for that form and function:

1) Quality and Durability
2) Safety and Security
3) Performance and Engineering
4) Comfort and Convenience

Pretty darn straight forward and all inclusive. Each and every feature and function
on a Honda Car or Truck will fit into one or more of these categories. And each
category maps to a Customer's Motivation
 
 
By on May 30, 2014
How would you interpret this:


"For the fifth year in a row, the Honda Accord was ranked as the most stolen and recovered vehicle equipped with a LoJack system. California continues to top the list as the state with the most LoJack system-equipped stolen and recovered vehicles. In 2013, the oldest LoJack system-equipped stolen vehicle recovered was a 1963 Cadillac Convertible, while the most expensive LoJack system-equipped stolen vehicle recovered was a 2011 Porsche Panamera worth $103,400."







 
 
By on May 30, 2014

And we have the resources in line to make the process an easy one.  It's as simple at 1, 2, 3!

1) Visit HendrickHondaBradenton.com and browse our preowned inventory, FIND YOUR CAR.

2) Contact us, give us a call and tell us where to deliver it.

3) Have it delivered for as low as 50 cents per mile.

 
 
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