Celebrate Halloween at Home with These Fun Activities

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Since it seems like trick-or-treating will look a bit different this year, it’s time to start thinking about other ways to celebrate Halloween. If you’re stumped on ideas, never fear — we’ve put together some fun, family-friendly ways you can enjoy the spookiest time of the year while still social distancing.

Through a spooky dinner party

Get into the ghoulish nature of the season while enjoying delicious food. Have your kids dress up in their costumes and put together a feast for dinner. Consider holiday-themed treats like deviled eggs eyeballs, mummy dogs, and more. Check out Pinterest for some fun Halloween food ideas.

Create a haunted fort

Blanket forts are fun, no matter the season, but you can really add a creepy-crawly element to celebrate Halloween this year. Create the fort and decorate it with cobwebs, LED candles, and other scary features. Then, spend the night telling ghost stories, watching Halloween movies, and eating your fill of sweets.

Go on a Halloween scavenger hunt

You can do this activity both indoors or out. Go around your neighborhood and look for some seasonal items, whether it’s pumpkins, black cats, ghosts, or something even spookier. There are tons of ready-made templates available online, so have a look before you head out.

From all of us at Honda of Tiffany Springs, we wish you and your family a fun, safe, and suitably spooky Halloween!

HondaLink Driver Feedback System: What Does It Do?

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Have you been wondering how you can improve your driving skills? The HondaLink Driver Feedback System offers an easy, convenient way to do just that. This technology, which is available on your smartphone via the HondaLink app, keeps track of your driving habits, giving you a score for each trip you make, and provides you with tips on how to improve your driving.

Every time you drive with HondaLink activated, the program will generate a scorecard that looks at a range of factors, including trip distance, duration, speeding, hard braking, and hard accelerations. The better your driving habits, the better your score will be.

With this feature, you will even receive a weekly report card that will give you a single score summarizing the individual trip scores. This scorecard also will provide you with tips on how you can improve, helping you to acknowledge how you can become a better driver. Superior scores may even qualify you to receive insurance discounts.

The HondaLink Driver Feedback System is now available on the following Honda models, if the model is currently or was previously enrolled in the Security, Remote, or Concierge packages:

  • 2018 and newer Accord Touring
  • 2018 and newer Odyssey Touring
  • 2019 and newer Insight Touring
  • 2019 and newer Passport Touring
  • 2019 and newer Pilot Touring/Elite

If you’re interested in a Honda with these features, make sure you stop in to Honda of Tiffany Springs, and we can show you one of the many options available on our dealership’s lot.

Hand Sanitizer New Focus of Honda and General Motors Partnership

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More and more people around the world are working to reduce the impact of COVID-19, and Honda is joining forces with General Motors to do the same. These two carmakers recently decided to use an existing Honda and General Motors partnership to produce nearly 12,000 gallons of hand sanitizer to for both their own facilities throughout the United States and for healthcare workers on the frontlines battling this virus.

The companies’ existing Fuel Cell System Manufacturing (FCSM) team is using their own facility in Brownstown, Michigan, to produce the hand sanitizer. They have repurposed equipment usually used for developing fuel-cell fuel stacks for future hydrogen-powered vehicles to do so.

Currently, Honda has donated 3,750 nine-ounce bottles of hand sanitizer to a variety of healthcare facilities throughout Ohio and Michigan. The carmakers plan to donate nearly 75 percent of the hand sanitizer output to various healthcare facilities throughout North America.

“It is inspiring to see how the automotive industry continues to find new and innovative ways to help society during this crisis,” said Cathy McEvilly, senior vice president and general counsel of Honda North America, Inc. “The commitment shown by Honda associates and their counterparts at GM is a source of pride to us and we are happy to provide something to help the brave health care professionals fighting this pandemic every day.”

Honda will provide 1,500 gallons of hand sanitizer to its own manufacturing plants to keep employees safe. Packaging for this product was given to the partnership by Packaging Corporation of America.

All of us at Honda of Tiffany Springs are part of Honda’s plan to put your health and safety at the forefront of everything we do. To learn more, give us a call.

Health Care Workers Receive Honda Face Mask Donation

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With COVID-19 still affecting people around the world, healthcare workers routinely risking their own lives to help others. To support these essential workers, Honda has decided to focus some of its production capacity on something vital – face shields. The carmaker recently announced that it will make a sizeable donation of face shields to medical staff across the United States.

Honda’s face mask donation will give health care workers across the country 130,000 shields to help prevent the spread of coronavirus. These face shields were developed at Honda Engineering North America in Marysville, Ohio, which used its existing injection molding equipment to create the clear plastic shields.

These face shields were then finished with the frames they need to stay on, thanks to Honda of Canada Manufacturing. The two plants have already created and distributed 70,000 face shields to 305 facilities in 45 states – and they plan on making at least 60,000 more.

“It was a comprehensive effort with our Honda design and manufacturing teams working together to quickly solve this challenge,” said Eric Walli, regional planning leader of Honda North America. “We were looking at materials, doing scientific work to understand if what we put in a face shield would be safe for humans to wear, and all of this was occurring as we sought to rapidly begin and then ramp up production.”

Honda has contributed to the fight against COVID-19 in other ways, too. This includes turning multiple Odyssey minivans into coronavirus-testing transport vans in Detroit.

All of us here at Honda of Tiffany Springs are proud to be a part of the Honda family, and appreciate the company’s efforts to help those who are helping others. To learn more about we’re working to keep you safe, don’t hesitate to reach out.

Formula 1 Technology Influences 2020 Honda Fit e:HEV

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Power and efficiency have come together with the 2020 Honda Fit e:HEV. Honda’s newest hybrid hatchback, which was unveiled during the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show, is offering track-inspired efficiency to consumers.

This electrified Honda combines a two-motor hybrid system with its 1.5-liter engine. It has also taken inspiration from the Honda Formula 1 program, offering three driving modes to choose from – EV Drive, Hybrid Drive, and Engine Drive. These modes allow you to pick the right power and efficiency combination for your driving needs.

Along with these driving modes, the e:HEV also has an electronic control system to help it seamlessly switch between these options.

“During a Formula 1 race weekend, teams have to manage very carefully how much fuel they use to comply with the sport’s regulations,” Yasuaki Asaki, the head of power unit development at Honda, explained, “In a race, we can divide the total fuel allowance over the number of laps, but there are going to be situations where a team might wish to use more fuel in order to get higher performance and in other parts of the race they will want to save fuel for later, while behind a safety car for example.”

By utilizing these practices from the Honda Formula 1 team, Asaki has managed to create a hybrid Fit that can “deliver the best possible power to efficiency ratio for the driver, in any required driving mode.”

While the 2020 Honda Fit e:HEV isn’t currently available in America, you can experience the Fit’s performance and efficiency for yourself at Honda of Tiffany Springs.

Honda Pledges A Million to COVID-19 Emergency Relief

Vehicle Sanitation | Kansas City, MO
Vehicle Sanitation | Kansas City, MO

Around the world, countries have gone on lockdown due to COVID-19. North America is no exception to this, which is why Honda has decided to lend a helping hand in this time of need. The carmaker recently announced a pledge of $1 million to help its associates, customers, and communities throughout North America.

With this pledge, the brand hopes to help community food banks and meal programs throughout the country, providing these organizations with critical items to support those in need.

Along with the $1 million, Honda has also promised to match up to $1,000 for each individual gift that Honda associates make to local food programs.

“We are focusing our societal response on three vital and immediate human needs,” said Rick Schostek, Executive Vice President of Honda North America. “We are addressing food insecurity at a time when many families are struggling, investigating the potential to use our manufacturing know-how to produce medical equipment to help those battling COVID-19, and deploying our associate ‘virtual volunteers,’ to help people in need.”

Honda is also working to provide personal protective equipment to healthcare providers on the front line. It has donated N-96 masks and is currently partnering with other companies to help produce critical medical equipment. It has even repurposed 3D printers to help create protective face shields.

For its employees, Honda is providing a new temporary paid personal leave of absence program. This program provides employees with the ability to receive full pay for up to 10 non-production business days.

To learn more about how all of us at Honda of Tiffany Springs are making your health and safety our number one priority, or to learn more about Honda’s COVID-19 relief program, don’t hesitate to give us a call.

2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid Fuel Rating Gets 40 City MPG

2020 Honda CR-V | Kansas City, MO
2020 Honda CR-V | Kansas City, MO

There are many characteristics that you are likely looking for in a new family car. If you’re hoping to find an efficient, powerful, and family-friendly option, then you should consider the all-new 2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid.

The 2020 CR-V Hybrid is now available in dealerships across the United States, coming in four trim levels: LX, EX, EX-L, and Touring. It has a starting MSRP of $28,870, which includes a $1,120 destination charge.

Under the hood of the CR-V Hybrid, you will find a balance of performance and efficiency. It uses the same two-motor Hybrid system as the Accord Hybrid, which includes a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and two electric motors. The total system output of this system is 212 horsepower and 232 lb-ft of torque, which makes the CR-V Hybrid the most powerful CR-V of all time. This crossover also comes with standard all-wheel-drive and has three driving modes to choose from.

With these performance options, the CR-V Hybrid offers solid fuel-efficiency ratings. The 2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid fuel rating is an EPA-estimated 40 mpg in the city and 35 mpg on the highway. This gives it a combined fuel-efficiency rating of 38 mpg.*

Other standard features on the CR-V Hybrid include the Honda Sensing® suite of safety and driver-assistance technology to help give you peace of mind on the road. It also comes standard with automatic climate control, a push-button start, smart entry, LED headlights, and automatic high beams.

Just like you, we can’t wait for the arrival of the 2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid. We hope to see you here at Honda of Tiffany Springs when it launches later this year.*40 city/35 highway/38 combined mpg rating. Based on 2020 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery-pack age/condition and other factors.

Honda Trucks Set a New Sales Record

2020 Honda Ridgeline | Kansas City, MO
2020 Honda Ridgeline | Kansas City, MO

2020 has barely begun, and it’s already looking like a solid year for Honda. The Japanese carmaker recently announced its January sales numbers, highlighting that its trucks set a new sales record.

Many of the brand’s trucks saw an increase in year-over-year sales in January. For instance, the Ridgeline had a sales jump up of 57.1 percent for the month of January, with a total of 3,083 deliveries. The Honda HR-V also set an all-time sales record after seeing an increase of 24.8 percent in January sales. Honda also saw the CR-V crossover get a strong start for 2020 with 26,000 sales. As a whole, the Honda brand truck lineup had a rise of 2.3 percent in year-over-year sales, making this past January its best ever.

“As we enter a new decade, we will continue to focus on our core values and maintain the kind of sales discipline that has made us a retail sales leader in the industry,” said Henio Arcangeli Jr., senior vice president of the American Honda Automobile Division. “The arrival of our new CR-V Hybrid next month will also bring new opportunities to further strengthen our light-truck lineup and extend our two-year streak of record electrified vehicle sales.”

The Honda CR-V Hybrid will become the first-ever electrified model in the Honda light-truck lineup when it debuts later this year. With its combination of efficiency, family-friendly features, and ample interior space – not to mention that it’s considered the most powerful CR-V option in the lineup – the CR-V Hybrid is sure to make a splash in Honda sales.

If you want to see why people are flocking towards Honda’s vehicles, pay us a visit at Honda of Tiffany Springs and take a few trucks out for a spin.

2020 Honda Odyssey Reviews Applaud Family-Friendly Features

2019 Honda Odyssey | Kansas City, MO
2019 Honda Odyssey | Kansas City, MO

If you’re looking for a vehicle that combines family-friendly features with ample space, then it’s likely you’re considering the 2020 Honda Odyssey. With its family-oriented interior and good tow rating – not to mention its fuel-efficiency numbers – the 2020 Odyssey is a solid option in its segment – and it looks like the critics agree. Here are some of the positives critics have noticed in this minivan.

Get comfortable. As a CNET review notes, “Comfort is one of the Odyssey’s strong suits.” This vehicle can easily seat up to eight passengers while boasting nearly 39 cubic feet of cargo space behind the third-row. Its available Magic Slide® second-row seats make getting in and out of the third row a breeze.

Smart family features. The Odyssey strives to help make parenting easier with multiple innovations. For instance, you can see your backseat passengers without turning around – even in the dark – with CabinWatch®. Speak to them without shouting, too, with the CabinTalk® in-vehicle PA system that delivers your message via the rear speakers or headphones. You can even clean up crumbs with ease with the HondaVac® built-in vacuum.

Efficient power. Each Odyssey comes with the same 3.5-liter V6 engine, which U.S. News & World Report says, “feels smooth, powerful, and capable. It delivers quick acceleration for a minivan.” It also boasts solid fuel-efficiency numbers with an EPA-estimated 19 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway, while boasting a maximum towing rating of 3,500 pounds.*

To see what all the fuss is about for yourself, pay us a visit at Honda of Tiffany Springs and take the 2020 Honda Odyssey for a test drive.

*19 city/28 highway/22 combined mpg rating. Based on 2020 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.

2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid Joins Lineup As First-Ever Honda Hybrid SUV

2020 Honda CR-V | Kansas City, MO
2020 Honda CR-V Touring | Kansas City, MO

Being eco-friendly and family-friendly just got easier. Honda recently announced the addition of the 2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid to its lineup. This fuel-efficient crossover will be the first hybrid SUV for the brand, offering an efficient, yet powerful engine that still appeals to families with a range of features. Here is some of what you can expect with the 2020 CR-V Hybrid.

Ample power. Under the hood of the 2020 CR-V Hybrid, you will find a two-mode hybrid system, which is the same seen in the Accord Hybrid. This powertrain combines a 2.0-liter engine that produces 143 horsepower with an AC synchronous permanent magnet motor. With these power sources, the CR-V gets a total system output of 212 horsepower and 232 lb-ft of torque, making it the most powerful CR-V in the 2020 model lineup.

Impressive efficiency. While the CR-V Hybrid is the most powerful version of the SUV, it still manages to also be the most efficient. Honda expects this hybrid model to increase city fuel economy numbers over 50 percent compared to the standard CR-V engine.

Traction on slick roads. Every CR-V Hybrid comes standard will all-wheel drive, giving you the traction you need when the roads are slippery.

Standard peace of mind. Regardless of the CR-V Hybrid trim you choose, you will receive the Honda SensingÒ suite of driver-assistance technologies as standard, helping you feel more confident behind the wheel.

An attractive exterior. A modern silhouette will help turn heads on the go, giving the CR-V Hybrid a sleek silhouette. It also comes with LED headlights and available 19-inch alloy wheels, along with blue-accented Honda logos that highlight its hybrid efficiency.

We can’t wait to see you here at Honda of Tiffany Springs when the 2020 CR-V Hybrid hits roads later this year.