A Look Into The Honda Crystal Ball: Future Models & Concepts

While it’s great to focus on the amazing vehicles Honda is currently producing, it’s also fun to look ahead to the future. If you’ve been wondering what new tricks Honda has up their sleeves you’ll be happy to learn more about these 3 new future Honda models and concept cars. Let’s explore them now!

1. Honda FCV Concept

Side exterior view of the Honda FCV Concept car

There’s not a whole lot of information available on the Honda FCV Concept yet, but here’s what we do know. The FCV will run off of hydrogen and oxygen to create its own electricity. It offers a driving range of up to 300 miles and can refuel in just 3 to 5 minutes thanks to its compact fuel-cell. We expect the FCV to be incredibly spacious with four doors, seating for five, and a window that pans the entire roof of the car. The Honda FCV Concept is anticipated to launch in 2016, so be sure to check back for more info as it becomes available!

2. Next Generation Honda Ridgeline

Preview Sketch of Next Generation Honda Ridgeline

Much like the FCV concept there is limited information on this new Ridgeline. We do know it will continue to take up space in the compact-pickup-truck market and will still offer seating for 5, a bed-integrated trunk and the unique 2-way opening tailgate. Honda is pretty hush hush, but they have said that the “next-generation Ridgeline will further improve on the space, comfort and utility that made the original one of the most forward-thinking vehicles in its class.” We’ll have to wait another year or two to find out exactly what new features will be offered on the redesign so stay tuned Ridgeline enthusiasts!

3. 2016 Honda Pilot

2016 Honda Pilot SUV Blue Exterior View

The 2016 Honda Pilot was made for the modern family. It offers three rows of seating in case your family plans on growing, top-class safety features, and connectivity so everyone stays happy. It also offers improved performance and better towing than previous models.  Our favorite feature on the new 2016 Pilot is its EPA estimated 27 hwy mpg fuel economy.  Raising a family is expensive so don’t waste your hard earned money on gas! Whether you have a family or now, the new 2016 Honda Pilot is the perfect mid-sized SUV. You can expect to find the Pilot on dealer lots very soon.

We’ll be updating our blog with more information on all of these models as it becomes available to us so subscribe or check back often to read the latest news. Don’t forget to visit us in person at Airport Marina Honda in Los Angeles, CA to test drive your favorite current Honda models like the new 2016 HR-V crossover or 2015 Civic.

*19 city/27 highway/22 combined mpg rating for 2WD 6AT models. 18 city/26 highway/21 combined mpg rating for AWD 6AT models. 20 city/27 highway/23 combined mpg rating for 2WD 9AT models. 19 city/26 highway/22 combined mpg rating for AWD 9AT models. Based on 2016 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.

 

Posted by amhAdmin on Jun 17 2015 in 2016 Hondas, Honda News, Honda Previews

The 2016 Honda Civic Concept We’re All Excited About

At this year’s New York International Auto Show, Honda unveiled a new concept model of the 2016 Honda Civic Coupe. The model lacked an engine and an interior, but the redesigned exterior got Honda enthusiasts very excited about what was to come for the 10th generation Civic.

Over the weekend the design patent drawings were revealed giving even more insight into the 2016 Honda Civic. Here’s what we know so far about Honda’s new ultra-sporty Civic.

Green 2016 Honda Civic Concept Coupe Exterior View

5 Door Hatchback

The 2016 Honda Civic will come in both the traditional coupe and sedan form, but the 2016 version will also be available in an all-new 5-door hatchback which has never been offered in North America before. No matter which model you choose, you’ll get a stylish and sleek body that you’ve never seen on a Civic until now.

Performance Versions

For those that look for performance in their vehicle, the 2016 Honda Civic will come in both SI and Type-R versions. Type-R has never been available to North American markets until now.

New Engines

The 2016 Civic will be the first Honda to apply VTEC Turbo engines in North America. Under the hood will be a 1.5-liter VTEC Turbo engine with direct injection. This engine is powerful, but efficient and with lower emissions. Available on other models will be a larger 2.0-liter VTEC Turbo engine.

Green 2016 Honda Civic Concept Coupe Rear View

High Tech Safety Features

Today’s vehicles don’t just protect you in the event of an accident, they actually work to prevent accidents from occurring. The 2016 Civic will house many driver-assistive technologies, including Lane Departure Warning, Forward Collision Warning, Multi-Angle Rear View Camera, Honda LaneWatch and more!

American Made

The 2016 Honda Civic was designed right here in Los Angeles, California and developed in Raymond, Ohio. Many of the engines and models will be produced on American soil as well.

According to John Mendel, executive Vice President, Automobile Division, American Honda Motor Co., Inc, “the new Civic will be, flat out, the most dynamic, the most technologically advanced and the most refined and stylish Civic we’ve ever made.”

Green 2016 Honda Civic Concept Coupe Side View

Everyone here at Airport Marina Honda is more than excited for its arrival. Unfortunately, we’ll have to wait a little longer since the 2016 Honda Civic Coupe isn’t expected to start launching until fall, followed by the Sedan. The SI and Type-R will come later, and the Hatchback will be the last model available. So make sure you check back for more info on the 2016 Honda Civic, and don’t forget to browse our inventory of all-new Hondas available now!

Read more about the 2016 Honda Civic Concept here.

Posted by amhAdmin on Apr 20 2015 in Honda Previews, Safety Technology

2013 Crosstour Concept Revealed

The 2013 Crosstour Concept was unveiled this month at the New York Auto Show. This vehicle may only be a concept, but it offers a peek at what’s in store for this midsize crossover.  For power, the Crosstour offers two engines to choose from, including a 2.4-liter i-VTEC® inline four-cylinder option, or a re-engineered 3.5-liter V-6 powerplant with Honda’s Variable Cylinder Management™ (VCM®).

The Crosstour makes a strong statement right from the start with a more rugged look staring you down from the enhanced grille and headlights. The aggressive profile, however, belies the refinement waiting inside, including many convenient features.

The 2013 Crosstour will also join the 2013 Accord in introducing some new advanced technology offerings including the visibility enhancing LaneWatch™ blind spot display – a Honda exclusive that uses a camera system mounted on the passenger mirror for an enhanced view of the passenger-side roadway.

Posted by amhAdmin on Apr 10 2012 in Honda Previews

2012 Honda Civic Debuted

The Honda Civic Si Concept coupe and Civic Concept sedan have made their world debuts at the North American International Auto Show, offering consumers the first official glimpse at the styling direction of the all-new, ninth-generation 2012 model set to go on sale this spring.

The 2012 Civic embraces the company’s vision as a “Civic for all people,” a phrase originally expressed in defining the goal of the first-generation Civic. The diverse vehicle range includes a sedan and a coupe with conventional gasoline models, two sporty “Si” performance versions, along with one hybrid and a natural gas alternative-fuel variant.

The Civic Concept sedan takes on a sophisticated presence with a front grille defined by crisp lines and a solid bar that integrates a chrome Honda emblem. The look of the Civic Si Concept coupe conveys an aggressive demeanor with a more angular front fascia, mesh grille and a tapered rear roofline that flows smoothly into the trunk. The Civic Si Concept coupe is exclusively equipped with a rear air diffuser, a center-mounted exhaust outlet and a rear deck lid spoiler with dual vents.

Posted by amhAdmin on Feb 7 2011 in Honda Previews

2011 Odyssey. Lightning Incarnate

Buy 2011 Honda Odyssey Los AngelesThe 2011 Honda Odyssey receives a completely redesigned body that succeeds in injecting some spice into the minivan formula. Like every good minivan ought to be, the 2011 Odyssey is still essentially a big box on wheels. But Honda has created a new shell designed to appeal to people who recognize the utility advantages of a minivan but reject the minivan image. Honda calls these people “hesitaters” and hopes the 2011 Odyssey’s sleek new look makes minivan ownership palatable to them.

The windshield pillars are raked rearward to form an aero nose, the wheel arches flair to create a wide stance, and the rear roofline tapers in violation of minivan convention. Honda designers say minivans look most generic when viewed from the side. To set the 2011 Odyssey apart, they kink the line that separates its lower body from the glass “greenhouse.” Occurring just behind the sliding side doors, the kink creates what its designers call a “lightning bolt beltline.” More than just a visual flourish, they say the kink also enlarges the rear side glass and improves outward visibility for passengers in Odyssey’s third-row seat. Honda also boasts more room inside for third-row passengers, despite the tapered roofline.

Compared to the outgoing model, the 2011 Odyssey’s overall exterior dimensions change little: it gains about an inch in overall length and 1.4 inches in overall width, and loses 1.6 inches of height. Wheelbase remains at 118.1 inches. Wheelbase is the distance between the front and rear axles and key to how much room a vehicle can devote to passenger space. Odyssey’s wheelbase is actually a bit shorter than that of its key competitors.

The 2011 Honda Odyssey lineup expands from six models to seven with the addition of a new top-of-the-line Touring Elite trim level.

The 2011 Odyssey LX returns as the base trim level. Targeted at value-minded buyers who can live with manual sliding side doors, for example, the LX is expected to account for just 9 percent of 2011 Odyssey sales. Next up the line is the 2011 Odyssey EX. It’s pegged at 20 percent of sales and aimed at buyers who want a few additional features, such as alloy wheels and power sliding side doors, but don’t need the kid-resistant durability of leather upholstery.

The 2011 Odyssey EX-L models will again take the lion’s share of sales, with nearly 50 percent of Odyssey buyers choosing from this upscale trim line. The EX-L family is actually divided into three tiers, though they all come with leather upholstery (that’s what the “L” denotes). To the basic EX-L, the EX-L with Rear Entertainment System model adds a DVD player with a 9 inch ceiling screen; this is expected to be the single most popular 2011 Odyssey, accounting for 23 percent of volume. Next up the line is the EX-L with Navigation model, which substitutes a satellite-linked navigation system for the DVD entertainment setup.

Posted by amhAdmin on Jan 18 2011 in Honda Previews