Honda marked a major milestone as the company's eight auto plants in the United States, Canada and Mexico reached the 30 million mark in total automobile production. Honda started auto production in North America in Marysville, Ohio, on Nov. 1, 1982. Last year, more than 97 percent of the Honda and Acura automobiles sold in the U.S. were produced in North America.
In addition to the application of Honda's ACE™ body-structure, the 2016 HR-V features a host of standard active and passive safety features and offers many standard and available driver-assistive technologies, such as:
SmartVent® Front Side Airbags
Side Curtain Airbags with Rollover Sensor
Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren (LATCH)
Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with Traction Control
Motion-Adaptive Electric Power Steering (EPS)
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
Honda LaneWatch® (EX, EX-L Navi)
Hill Start Assist (HSA)
Expanded View Driver's Mirror
Multi-Angle Rearview Camera with Guidelines
Standard safety equipment on all 2015 Honda models includes ACE™ body structure, Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with traction control; an Anti-lock Braking System (ABS); side curtain airbags; dual-stage, multiple-threshold front airbags; and front side airbags.
Honda has a deep history in music programming and music marketing with the development of engaging programs and sponsorships aimed at reaching music fans from their love of music. The Honda Civic Tour was created in 2001 and since its inception, 3.6 million fans have attended Civic Tour concert events and the program has become one of the nation's most compelling, successful music concert tour franchises. Concert goers have had the chance to experience their favorite bands up-close-and-personal, including live and interactive performances by Maroon 5, Linkin Park, Blink-182, The Black Eyed Peas, Paramore, Incubus, Fall Out Boy, Grouplove, Portugal, The Man and many more. Each year, the Honda Civic Tour's headlining artist customizes a Civic vehicle for one lucky tour fan to win.
In 2009, Honda began partnering with the biggest and brightest music festivals throughout the U.S., including Sasquatch, Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits Music Festival and The Governors Ball in New York. The automaker's festival activations have included a Honda-sponsored stage with performances by some of the festivals' best artists, opportunities to win VIP tickets and Honda vehicles, interactive onsite vehicle displays and more.
In 2014, American Honda brought together an unprecedented group of entertainment and technology leaders, including Live Nation, iHeartMedia, Revolt, YouTube and Vevo to produce and distribute some of the best original, high-quality music content available under the Honda Stage name, through a combination of live events and exclusive online content. Honda Stage offers music fans access to custom live and online music programming and performances, behind the scenes content, artist interviews and more at www.YouTube.com/HondaStage.
Honda will debut the all-new 2016 Honda Civic Sedan (http://automobiles.honda.com/2016-civic/) with musical support from buzzworthy alt-rockers Night Riots (www.nightriots.com), live from the YouTube Space LA at 6:15 pm PDT on Sept. 16. The reveal of the 10th-generation of Honda's best-selling model worldwide will be hosted by Liz Hernandez of NBC's "Access Hollywood" and streamed live via Honda's YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/Honda).
The 2016 Honda Civic Sedan live YouTube reveal will feature multiple tracks performed by Night Riots, including their breakout hit, "Contagious" and latest single "Oh My Heart", which is currently heating up at Sirius XM's "Alt Nation" and stations nationwide. Adding to the celebration, Night Riots front man Travis Hawley will share his story behind the music; how The Power of Dreams connects Night Riots with the revamped 2016 Civic lineup and Civic Coupe designer, Guy Melville-Brown.
Night Riots' Sept. 16 performance at the Honda Civic Sedan reveal will serve as a prequel for the band's upcoming North American tour with Young Rising Sons that kicks off October 28th at the Constellation Room in Santa Ana, CA, in support of their EP, "Howl."
All-New 2016 Honda Civic Sedan The Honda Civic, America's top retail-selling compact car for the past five years1 and the most popular vehicle with U.S. millennials2, receives a complete redesign with a decidedly sporty, sophisticated and youthful new look, along with the first application of Honda turbo engine technology to a U.S. model. The completely overhauled 2016 Civic receives the most ambitious remake in its 43-year history.
Sporty and sophisticated new styling with expanded use of LED lighting
New 7-inch Display Audio offered with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™
First application of 19-inch wheels on Accord
Newly available 60/40-split and folding rear seat, heated rear seats, rain-sensing wipers, and parking sensors
New line-topping Touring trim for Accord Coupe
The always popular, benchmark-setting Honda Accord, retail car buyers' most popular choice in 2013 and again in 20141, receives a major mid-model cycle refresh for the 2016 model year. With dynamic new styling, a revised and upgraded body and chassis, and Honda's first-ever application of available Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™, the 2016 Accord Sedan goes on sale tomorrow with the Accord Coupe following on August 26. The Accord also benefits from the addition of Honda Sensing™, among the most comprehensive suites of safety and driver-assistive technologies ever offered in the midsize car class, along with a host of available new features and technologies, including HD Radio, heated rear seats, front and rear parking sensors and more. For model year 2016 the Accord Coupe also gets a new top-of-the-line Touring trim, while the Sedan in Sport trim and Touring versions of the Sedan and Coupe get the first-ever application of 19-inch alloy wheels on Accord. Representing a high value proposition, the 2016 Accord has a starting Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP)2 unchanged from the 2015 model for the Sedan LX and Coupe LX-S. The MSRP for the 2016 Accord Sedan LX with 6-speed manual transmission (6-MT) remains at $22,105 and $22,905 for the Sedan LX with continuously variable transmission (CVT). The Accord Coupe LX-S is also unchanged at $23,775 for the 6-MT and $24,625 for the CVT. "The best is getting better with the launch of the redesigned 2016 Accord," said Jeff Conrad, Senior Vice President of the Honda Division. "With more customer-relevant technology, an even more refined and sporty ride and top-class fuel economy and safety ratings, the 2016 redesign keeps Accord at the top of its class." Accord has been named 29 times to Car and Driver magazine's coveted "10Best" list, more than any other automobile, and Accord is the top selling car in America to under-35-year-old car buyers4. The 2016 Accord, with its next-generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure and available Honda Sensing™ technology, received the highest available crash safety ratings from the U.S. government – a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score from the NHTSA – and targets a similar top rating of TOP SAFETY PICK+ from the (IIHS (when equipped with available CMBS). 2016 Accord Sedan models equipped with a 4-cylinder i-VTEC engine and CVT get a 1-mpg bump in their highway EPA fuel economy ratings, to 37 mpg, due in part to the application of a lighter weight and re-sculpted all-aluminum hood, along with new aerodynamic elements and friction-reducing features.
2016 Pilot offers the most comprehensive set of advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies ever available on a Honda vehicle
Available Honda Sensing™ suite of advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies combines camera and radar systems to help detect vehicles, pedestrians and roadway markings
Honda's aims to reduce collisions, injuries and fatalities involving its vehicles, using Honda Sensing™ technology
The fully redesigned 2016 Honda Pilot (automobiles.honda.com/pilot/) has received a 2015 TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) when equipped with optional front crash prevention, bringing Honda one step closer to fulfilling the company's goal to be the first three-row mainstream SUV with the highest available U.S. government (NCAP) and IIHS safety ratings. This IIHS distinction includes a top rating of GOOD in five IIHS crash test modes including a top score of GOOD in the Insurance Institute's stringent small overlap frontal crash test. The 2015 TOP SAFETY PICK+ designation is awarded to vehicles that also have an available front crash prevention system that earns an advanced or superior rating from the Institute. The 2016 Pilot offers an available frontal crash prevention system that earns a top rating of superior. "The 2016 Pilot is not only the most technologically advanced Honda vehicle on the road today, but the top choice for family SUV buyers interested in safety performance," said Jeff Conrad, Honda Division senior vice president and general manager. "No other midsize mainstream SUV on the market today can match the comprehensive suite of Honda Sensing™ advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies on the new Honda Pilot." Available on Pilot EX trims and above, Honda Sensing™ can help improve drivers' situational awareness with its various systems, which include the Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™) with Forward Collision Warning (FCW), Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS), Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and Road Departure Mitigation (RDM). These systems benefit from the adoption of a sensor fusion technology integrating the capabilities of a windshield-mounted monocular camera and front grille-mounted millimeter wave radar system to provide enhanced sensing with the ability to identify and anticipate multiple collision scenarios, including those involving a pedestrian. When the system anticipates a collision or road departure, it can initiate warnings and, in certain instances, initiate emergency braking and steering. "The Pilot demonstrates Honda's commitment to achieving the highest levels of safety performance," said IIHS president Adrian Lund. "The Pilot's crashworthiness ratings set a high standard, and its optional front crash prevention system will help drivers avoid some kinds of crashes to begin with." In addition, the 2016 Pilot adopts the latest generation of Honda's Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure along with a new "3-bone" underbody frame design and new hot-stamped ultra-high strength steel door rings. Together with Honda Sensing™, these engineering features and technologies deliver major gains to the Pilot's collision avoidance and collision protection capabilities. Standard safety equipment on all Honda models include Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) electronic stability control system, Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Brake Assist, frontal airbags, side airbags, side-curtain airbags and a front seat design that can help reduce the severity of neck injury in the event of a rear collision. Honda is also leading the industry in the deployment of rearview cameras, which are standard equipment on all model year 2015 and newer Honda vehicles. The third generation of Honda's popular three-row SUV Pilot was designed and developed by Honda R&D Americas, Inc., in Los Angeles and Ohio, and is manufactured exclusively by Honda Manufacturing of Alabama, LLC, in Lincoln, Alabama.1 About Honda Honda has a long history of leadership in the development and application of advanced technologies designed to enhance the safety of all road users, including automobile occupants, motorcycle riders and pedestrians. The company operates two of the world's most sophisticated crash test facilities, in Ohio and Japan, and is responsible for numerous pioneering efforts in the areas of crashworthiness, airbag technology, collision compatibility and pedestrian safety.