Honda Makes Big Announcements on Future Powertrains

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During the 2015 North American International Auto Show, Honda made some big announcements about future powertrains, demonstrating that the company is pushing to innovate in multiple areas at once. To start off, for the first time in North America the Honda FCV Concept made an appearance, showing the potential styling direction for the production hydrogen fuel cell vehicle that will launch in the United States sometime after March of 2016. Sacramento Honda dealership customers should know that the concept car showcases a new layout that slows for a highly spacious interior and seating for up to five people, including plenty of legroom in the backseat for tall adults. Driving range is pegged at over 300 miles, plus it only takes about three minutes to refuel the concept with a pressure of 70 MPa. The fuel stack fits completely under the car’s hood, thanks to a design that is 33 percent smaller than Honda’s previous fuel cell layout, while providing a 60 percent increase in power density.

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How to Drive Your RV Safely

How to Drive Your RV SafelyTaking the RV out on the open road can be an incredibly enjoyable experience, but drivers need to exercise some caution at the same time. Most people are used to maneuvering much smaller vehicles on streets and through parking lots. The sheer size and unique handling dynamics of a motorhome or other recreational vehicle can present a challenge for those who are not aware of the following points.

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Ford Unleashes Full-size Marketing Campaign for New F-150

f-150campaign03The brand-new 2015 F-150 is bringing so much innovation to dealerships like Monroeville Ford that the Blue Oval team is launching its most comprehensive truck-marketing campaign ever to help introduce folks to all the upgrades.

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Honda to Show off FCV Concept at Upcoming Auto Show

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Honda will be giving the American public its first experience with the FCV Concept during the 2015 North American International Auto Show that will be held in Detroit. The revolutionary fuel cell model will be presented on January 12, helping emphasize Honda’s innovations when it comes to the alternative fuel technology. The new concept shows off the design evolution that will ultimately influence the upcoming production fuel cell model that is set to launch in Japan first in March of 2016 before coming to the United States.

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First Corvette Z06 Deliveries Arrive

2015 Corvette Z06 Ships To DealersThe competition between American muscle cars has rarely been fiercer than it is right now, with some of the most impressive models we’ve ever seen starting to get into the hands of ordinary customers. One of the latest and most eagerly-awaited of the current batch is the Corvette Z06, which began shipping out to dealers to fulfil customer orders at the beginning of December. Although the guys at Chevrolet Sacramento will be well-used to seeing transporters full of new vehicles arriving at their site, the first one with Z06s onboard is sure to cause a stir. It’s likely to be one of those rare occasions when nobody will mind checking-in the new delivery when it arrives.

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Toyota Creates Zany SpongeBob Sienna Minivan

2014LAAS_SpongeBob_Movie_2015_Toyota_Sienna_001Toyota has embarked on a zany project, turning a 2015 Sienna minivan into a SpongeBob concept vehicle. The custom build highlights the upcoming release of The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water. The outside of the van comes with an exterior that features three-dimension custom designs, completely transforming the model that is carried at Toyota of Boston. Among the details is the Incredibubble mask from the movie, which is mounted to the roof of the minivan and actually blows bubbles.

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Honda Hoping HR-V Will Continue Current Momentum

New Honda HR-V CrossoverWith October turning out to be a pretty good month overall for Honda here in the U.S., the Japanese auto giant must be hoping that when it introduces the all-new HR-V to the American market, it will be as well received as the all-new 2015 Fit and the updated 2015 CR-V have been. While the team at Honda Providence must be enjoying the success of those two nameplates, there isn’t a massive amount of joy to be had with the performance of models like the Crosstour and CR-Z just lately.

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CR-V Fails Disputed AWD Test

Honda CR-V Named 2015 Motor Trend Sport/Utility Of The Year.The CR-V is a massively important for Honda globally and especially here in the U.S. where it has been the best-selling SUV for more than a decade. However, not everybody is as enamored with the CR-V as we are, and it appears a Swedish auto magazine has a particular axe to grind with the vehicle that is such a big seller for Laurel Honda Dealers and the rest of the Japanese auto giant’s dealer network here in the States.

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Subaru Adds Features to XV Crosstrek Models

Subaru_XV_Crosstrek-2For the 2015 XV Crosstrek and XV Crosstrek Hybrid models, Subaru of America has added new features that make the vehicle even more competitive in the marketplace. So far, the XV Crosstrek has been a tremendous sales success, only adding to the growing success Subaru as a brand has been experiencing for the past six years. The new 2015 models will hit Midfield Subaru and other locations in December of 2014.

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Ford Joins Forces with Hard Rock

icon50-logoFord has joined up with Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos as part of the celebration for the Mustang’s 50th anniversary. The partnership was formed under the automaker’s Icon50 program, which works with some of the top new names in the music industry as a way to celebrate how much of an influence the pony car has been on popular culture. Much of what the Mustang has brought to Clovis Ford and consumers in general is a sense of unbridled freedom.

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