Earlier this month, Honda announced that it would be unveiling its new 2019 Honda Passport on Tuesday, Nov. 27 via a live stream on Honda’s YouTube channel. This comes one day before its global debut at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show.
The new Honda Passport will slot between the Honda CR-V and the Honda Pilot. This makes the Passport Honda’s fourth SUV, joining the CR-V and Pilot, as well as the HR-V. The Passport is an American-made product: The design and development took place at Honda R&D Americas, and the physical models will be manufactured at the Honda plant in Lincoln, Alabama.
“The new Passport is a more personal, powerful, and off-road-capable SUV that hits the sweet spot between daily driving comfort and weekend off-road, all-weather adventure capability,” commented Henio Arcangeli, Jr., senior vice president of American Honda Motor Co., Inc. & General Manager, Honda Division. “With customer demand for SUVs continuing to grow, the new adventure-ready Passport is going to further solidify our lineup, attracting new buyers and keeping existing customers in the Honda family.”
Honda’s SUVs have earned praise for their quality and value. Just this year, Honda was named Best SUV Brand by U.S. News and World Report.* The additional of the 2019 Honda Passport will further improve Honda’s offerings. We at Hardin County Honda are excited about the 2019 Honda Passport debut later this month and will certainly be watching its unveiling.
A Honda Pilot Plug-In Hybrid may be on the docket if new spy photos are to be believed. If so, the Pilot crossover will be the fourth electrified vehicle to join the Japanese automaker’s lineup. The spy images were taken during testing in Ohio. There’s no confirmed model year for when the Pilot Plug-In Hybrid will go on sale.
So far, the Honda lineup includes three electrified vehicles: the Accord, Clarity, and Insight. Honda has a goal of making two thirds of its entire lineup electrified by the end of the next decade. That’s quite the goal, and the Honda Pilot Plug-In Hybrid would be a major step forward.
The 2018 Pilot features a 3.5-liter V6 engine as the sole powertrain. The addition of a plug-in hybrid powertrain would place the Pilot in a small, but competitive segment of eco-friendly vehicles.
According to Automotive News, a refreshed Honda Pilot Plug-In Hybrid was caught testing in Ohio. The upcoming 2019 model features a new lower front fascia, grille, and headlight design.
Considering that the Honda Pilot is one of the most popular midsize crossovers on the market, the addition of a plug-in hybrid variant would only increase the family model’s appeal. Although it isn’t a luxury crossover, the Honda Pilot does feature a premium design at an affordable price.
Given the popularity of the Pilot, we’d love to see a plug-in hybrid variant at Hardin County Honda. Stay tuned for the latest news!
Since it first rolled off the production line for the 2008 model year, the Honda Fit has delivered a winning combination of sporty design, fun performance, and a consistent lineup of advanced connectivity and safety technologies. The new 2019 Honda Fit offers even more of what small car-drivers love without a corresponding rise in price. If you’re looking for a small car that delivers big on fun and overall value, it’s time to get excited about the new 2019 Honda Fit.
Fun, functional style
The 2019 Honda Fit offers sporty style in a city-sized package that is both easy and exciting to drive. With standard LED taillights, striking automatic headlamps, a lift gate spoiler and a smartly chiseled body, the 2019 Fit is equal parts sophisticated and flashy.
Engaging, efficient performance
The 2019 Fit is equipped with a peppy 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine capable of 130 horsepower and 114 lb-ft of torque. This powertrain offers responsive performance and makes navigating urban streets plenty of fun. Even better yet, the 2019 Fit is capable of and EPA-estimated 40 mpg highway.*
Packed with over 40 standard and available technology features, the 2019 Honda Fit ensures every drive is just as safe as it is exciting. A color touchscreen audio interface with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ compatibility offers seamless connectivity while available Honda Sensing safety technology suite offers added confidence behind the wheel.
Get behind the wheel of the exciting new 2019 Honda Fit with a test drive at Hardin County Honda!
Earth Day is right around the corner on April 22, and there are a number of ways to celebrate. While you can do small things like recycle reusable materials, turn off lights when you’re not using them, and bring your own bags when you grocery shop, one of the biggest things you can do is to buy a fuel-efficient car. For example, the new Honda Clarity Series provides unmatched fuel economy to help you cut back on your carbon footprint.
There are three vehicles that make up the Clarity Series according to Honda, including the Clarity Electric, Clarity Plug-In Hybrid, and Clarity Fuel Cell. The Clarity Electric has an 89-mile range* in the proper conditions, which is great for the everyday commute. The Clarity Plug-In Hybrid can go up to 340 miles with a combined range, and the Clarity Fuel Cell sedan has an impressive 366-mile range.* Compared to traditional gasoline-powered models, the Honda Clarity Series offers incredible efficiency.
There are several other reasons you should consider the new Clarity Series. For example, you can earn up to $7,500 in federal tax credits when you buy an eco-friendly model like the Clarity, and new convenient charging options make the process easier and quicker than ever before. That’s not to mention the sleek designs, high-tech infotainment, and comfortable interiors.
By offering three different electrified powertrains with the same model, Honda takes an innovative approach at green driving, providing drivers with options that never existed before. At Hardin County Honda, we’re looking forward to seeing how the Clarity Series changes the automotive landscape.
*Based on 2018 EPA estimates. Actual mileage may vary based on driving conditions.
For all of those Honda lovers out there, you know that Honda stands out as a top brand. Others are noticing, too. The Honda Accord has officially been named the 2018 Car of the Year by the Detroit Free Press.
This win hardly comes as a surprise. The 2018 Accord delivers amazing bang for its buck, turning heads as it goes. The Accord has made big changes in recent years, as it’s now built on a lighter platform that makes it even nimbler on the road. Under the hood, it boasts the nameplate’s very first turbocharged engine options that beautifully combine power and efficiency. The 2018 Accord has also been noticed for its ample interior passenger space, offering both comfort and practicality.
Mark Phelan, an auto critic for the Detroit Free Press, applauded the Accord for its game-changing design for mid-size cars: ““SUV sales are soaring and traditional sedans are in retreat, but the sleek 2018 Accord raises the bar for a class of vehicles that remains important to hundreds of thousands of buyers every year.”
The Detroit Free Press isn’t the only publication that has noticed the Accord. The Accord has received multiple accolades, including Overall Best Buy of 2018 by Kelley Blue Book and Car of the Year Finalist by Motor Trend.
To see this classic, award-winning mid-size sedan, stop by Hardin County Honda and schedule a test drive.
Honda’s 2018 lineup has already been recognized for its standout design, progressive features, and fantastic performance. The big winner so far has been the Honda Accord, which was named to both the KBB.com Best Buy list and the Car and Driver 10 Best List.
The 2018 Accord won the Mid-size Car Best Buy of 2018 award and the Overall Best Buy award from KBB.com, which cited its refinement and resale value as high points. KBB.com relentlessly praised the Accord, calling it “the most sophisticated, most advanced, most impressive automobile not wearing a luxury badge.”
According to KBB.com, the Accord offers many of their favorite automotive technologies, including active safety features like Automatic Emergency Braking and Lane Departure Warning, and infotainment tech like USB ports and connected mobile apps. Plus, the Accord is incredibly fuel-efficient, spacious, and stylish.
The Car and Driver 10 Best Awards are also one of the most prestigious awards in the auto industry, and the new generation of Accord easily made the list, just like 31 of its predecessors.
The 2018 Accord is available now, so stop by Hardin County Honda to see all of its perks and features for yourself.
2018 sees the introduction of an all-new Honda Accord, designed from the ground up for a brand new generation. The next-gen 2018 Honda Accord features a totally redesigned style, an interior crafted from premium materials, new technology, and three capable powertrain options that let you ride in style. The redesigned Accord is coming to dealerships fall of 2017, so be ready to grab this ground-breaking new take on a classic and beloved nameplate.
Powertrain options for the 2018 Honda Accord include two turbocharged engines – a 1.5-liter and a 2.0-liter – as well as a two-motor hybrid system for more environmentally-friendly fuel economy. Additionally, Honda Sensing® safety systems will now be standard, with features like the Collision Mitigation Braking System™ and Traffic Sign Recognition coming with the base model. The new Accord will also feature the most innovative tech ever seen on the nameplate, though specifics will have to wait until vehicle launch.
If you’re curious about the all-new Honda Accord for 2018, keep an eye out for more news here at Hardin County Honda. As soon as the new Accord debuts, you can swing by for a test drive and more information on how this new generation is the most advanced Honda Accord yet.