Recently, Tim Mings’ dream came true when, quite by accident, he came across the very first Honda N600 built in the United States. Given that Mings happens to be an expert who has restored more than 1,000 N600s over the course of his life, it couldn’t have been found by a more appropriate individual.
According to Mings, only three of the first 50 N600s that Honda brought the United States still survive. This is doubly significant because it was also the first nameplate that Honda ever sold in the U.S.—in other words, he got his hands on the car that started Honda’s American history. If not for it, Lee’s Summit Honda might not even exist!
Over the next few weeks, he’ll be restoring the Honda N600 Serial One back to its former glory, and you’ll be able to keep up with the whole story on the official Honda-sponsored website and down below.
Out of the four categories in the KBB.com Best Family Cars of 2016 Awards, one or more Honda vehicle was selected in each category, confirming that Honda is an excellent choice for any size family thanks to its vehicles’ comfort, safety, and performance. Honda is the only brand to be selected in every category.
The categories were Sedan, Two-Row Crossover or SUV, Minivan, and Three-Row Crossover or SUV. The 2016 Honda Civic and Accord were chosen for the Sedan category, the Honda Odyssey for the Minivan, the Honda HR-V for the Two-Row category, and the CR-V and Pilot for the Three-Row.
Kelley Blue Book editors chose their top 16 list from nearly 30 family vehicles. KBB.com praised the Civic, its Overall Best Buy of 2016, for its safety features, while the Accord was recognized for its premium interior. KBB took particular notice of the CR-V’s resale value and versatility and mentioned the HR-V’s practicality in the city thanks to its small size and roomy second row.
The Odyssey’s handling and features were recognized as well, but perhaps the best praise of all went to the Pilot, which KBB called “the family-friendliest mid-size SUV in existence.”
While other major players in the automobile industry saw overall losses in 2015, the folks at Honda were proud to recently announce that they sold 1.58 million Honda models and Acura models last year, which is up 3% from 2014 and is 2.2% higher than its best annual sales tally from 2007.
Plus, more specifically, the Honda division’s 1.41 million vehicles sold was a record for them, while the Acura division’s 177,165 sales saw their best numbers since that prosperous 2007 year.
Honda’s MVP of the year was easily the Honda CR-V, of which 345,647 units were sold, making it the best-selling crossover model in the entire country. This vehicle is particularly popular with young drivers, solo drivers, and small families.
Here at Lee’s Summit Honda – we can’t say we’re too surprised by these record Honda sales. Come visit us and explore the innovative, powerful Honda models we have available, and you’ll figure out just why so many were purchased last year.
If you’ve ever embarked on a road trip with young children – or even a short trip to the grocery store – you know just how antsy, bored, and whiny they can quickly get.
And while it’s not difficult to pass them a handheld gaming device, Honda is making driving-time more educational (and silent!) for young passengers with the Honda Road Readers Program, which offers free kids’ audiobooks to Honda drivers.
With this program, kids will simply be able to tune in to Road Readers with their devices, checking out a library of more than 100 options that spans in content from books such as “The Hunger Games” to classics such as “Peter Pan.”
And while the program is aimed at children aged 5-16, there’s absolutely nothing wrong with adult passengers tuning in to the latest young adult or a literary classic. The Honda Road Readers program is sure to come in handy this holiday season, as families embark on trips across the country.
For more information or to check out our available Honda models, visit us at Lee’s Summit Honda, today!
We’ve been waiting for it with bated breath, and now it’s finally going into production: the all-new 2016 Honda Civic Sedan, completely redesigned from the ground up to deliver even more features, capability, and style than ever before.
It represents the model’s 10th generation, and will be produced at Honda’s Greensburg plant in Indiana. The automaker invested nearly $97 million in the facility to update the manufacturing process and technology and ensure the 2016 Honda Civic will be built with the tools and excellence that the design behind it deserves.
The new Civic certainly looks sportier than it ever has, and is loaded with advanced features like automatic climate control, automatic headlamps, and a digital speedometer. The interior quality is beyond anything that has come before, the chassis handles better, and the turbocharged engine is simultaneously more responsive and economical.
We can’t wait to show it off to you at Lee’s Summit Honda!
See our exclusive pictures here of our first 2016 Civic being dropped off!
The CR-V continues to be one of America’s top-selling crossovers, thanks to its high-value price tag, practical design, and long list of amenities. Now, Honda has introduced its 2016 CR-V lineup, and falling just above the base-level LX trim, the new Special Edition (SE) 2016 Honda CR-V offers even more high-end amenities at a low cost.
The new Special Edition 2016 Honda CR-V features 17-inch alloy wheels with an exclusive two tone finish, a security system, and premium second-row and rear privacy glass. Costing just $800 more than the entry-level LX, the SE trim offers added peace-of-mind and style at an impressive value.
Positioned between the LX and EX trims, the SE trim is ideal for shoppers looking for something more than the entry-level model, but without paying for all the extras found in the mid-level EX trim. Available in both FWD and AWD, the 2016 Honda CR-V offers something for everyone.