Honda HR-V Crossover Makes North American Debut at
2014 Los Angeles Auto Show
2016 Honda HR-V crossover - arriving early next year - delivers dynamic styling, incredibly spacious and versatile cabin and fun, fuel-efficient performance
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 19 2014 - The all-new 2016 Honda HR-V crossover, unveiled today at the 2014 Los Angeles International Auto Show, blends the styling of a coupe, the toughness, space and utility of a SUV and the quality of a Honda in one sporty, personal and versatile multi-dimensional vehicle. The well-equipped HR-V, launching at Honda dealerships nationwide early next year, will enter the fast-growing entry crossover market with dynamic yet refined exterior styling, fun-to-drive performance, class-leading fuel economy ratings and unmatched interior spaciousness and cabin versatility.Utilizing a new global platform, the all-new Honda HR-V has the most spacious and versatile cabin in its class. Utilizing its unique platform design with a center-mounted fuel tank and reconfigurable second-row "Magic Seat," the completely new HR-V has voluminous interior space along with a flexible cabin featuring multiple seating/cargo modes. With 100.1 cu. ft. of passenger volume (LX) and 58.8 cu. ft. of cargo volume with the second row seats down, the HR-V has space to rival some competitors' mid-size SUV offerings.
Honda CR-V Named 2015 Motor Trend Sport/Utility Of The Year
- Refreshed CR-V chosen for its fuel economy, driving dynamics, long list of new safety features and overall refinement
- Noted for its new Touring trim with Honda Sensing safety and driver-assistive safety technologies
- America's best-selling SUV over the past decade
NEW YORK, Oct. 15, 2014 - The Honda CR-V has won Motor Trend Sport/Utility of the Year for 2015.
The CR-V claims the title with a long list of vehicle enhancements for 2015, including its improved fuel economy and uncompromised driving dynamics, thanks to the inclusion of Honda's Earth Dreams Technology? powertrain, the launch of an all-new Touring trim, the debut of Honda Sensing? assistive and driver safety technologies and the CR-V's excellent value for money paradigm.
The 2015 CR-V is expected to receive a Top Safety Pick+ (TSP+) award from the Insurance Institute for Highway
Safety (IIHS), and its official safety ratings will be released later this year.
The Accord makes Car and Driver's 10Best list a record 29 times.
Sorry if we sound like a broken record, but we did just break one.
The Accord is the only car named to Car and Driver's 10Best list a
record 29 times, a true testament to the excellent design and quality
of our signature vehicle. Nearly 40 years of reinvention and
refinement have resulted in our best Accord ever.
 Car and Driver, January 2015.
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Chattanooga dealership makes Honda Financial Services (HFS) part of its VIP process.
The sales team at Economy Honda Superstore in Chattanooga,Tennessee, has one overriding goal. "We always try to deliver the Wow factor", Store leadership says. When you take a look at the dealership's processes and the results they deliver, Wow! is a natural reaction. Economy Honda typically sees a closing rate of over 40 percent from its fine-tuned appointment selling process. Those are great results for any dealer, particularly with 50-60 "VIP appointments" on a typical Saturday.
Excellence is part of the dealership's business model. "We have what we call a 'VIP customer process.' Ninety-nine percent of our customers come from the Internet. So when they contact us online or on the phone, we have an agent who sets up VIP appointments," management says. The appointment lives up to its billing. "I'm looking to treat my customers as if they've come to a five-star restaurant or hotel," management says. "We're going to know their name before they've arrived, and give them a Wow experience." When these customers arrive at the dealership, they find VIP parking waiting for them. They're greeted by their appointed sales associate, who introduces them to the sales manager.
"We always greet them and thank them for coming in. That way, when it comes time to present numbers, they're not getting the numbers from the man behind the glass. They're getting them from someone they've met." If the customer has come to see a specific vehicle, it's thoroughly cleaned, parked, and waiting just outside the showroom door with the heat or air-conditioning running to suit the weather conditions. Succeeding with Honda Certified Used-car buyers get the same VIP treatment. Nearly 600 of the used vehicles sold at Economy Honda in 2009 were Honda Certified. The dealership obtains many of its used vehicles from the Vehicle Inter-Dealer Purchase System (VIPS), which gives Honda dealers a way to bid competitively for end-of-term vehicles and complete the transaction without having to leave their dealerships.
"We certify every car that is certifiable. As a dealer, it's crazy not to," management says. "With a Honda Certified Used Car, the customer will be coming back to me for service and warranty work."
Another way to bring customers back is by offering them Honda Care® Vehicle Service Contracts (VSCs). "We make sure we present customers with the opportunity to buy Honda Care and show them the Service Payment Plan (SPP) option. We make the customer understand the benefits. $20-$30 per month is not a lot of money to spend if you're looking at a $1,000 repair down the road." Honda Care is offered to both new and Honda Certified Used Car customers and about 45 percent purchase it. Most customers who purchase Honda Care return to the selling dealerships for service. "We sell them the first car, but the service department sells them their second, third, and fourth cars," management says. "I get tons of compliments from our customers about our service." The dealership has made Honda Care a consistent part of its customer-loyalty process. "They've always been one of my most successful dealerships in selling Honda Care," Karstens says. "They utilize a menu process to ensure that it's offered every time, and they don't try to mark up the price. If you overcharge, you will not be successful in selling the product." A People Business
Although Economy Honda has a very detailed process playbook, the General Manager feels that his dedicated employees are the true secret to its success.
"I give all the credit to the associates in the dealership,"management says. "We focus a lot on our associates' satisfaction. Customers can tell if people are unhappy and stressed, or happy and confident. They really appreciate coming back to buy another car and doing business with the same salesperson and the same manager." With the VIP treatment they experience at Economy Honda Superstore.
We would like to introduce you to the new Honda HR-V, a fuel-efficient, dynamic SUV with next-generation connectivity and sleek styling . Recently debuted at the New York Auto Show, it's clean lines are complemented by hidden rear door handles, giving the SUV a sporty presence.
As a member of Honda's light-truck lineup, the HR-V offers a unique center-tank layout and offers a versatile, spacious interior. With the Honda-exclusive Magic Seat®, you can fold the second-row seat flat too add additional cargo space and greater flexibility. Smaller than the CR-V, the HR-V SUV is an ideal size for both mountain roads and city streets.
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