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.
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.
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.
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.
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’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.
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.
It has been 60 years since Honda was first introduced to the American automotive market, which is cause to celebrate – and the Japanese carmaker is doing so in a big way. During this year’s SEMA Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Honda presented a lineup of vehicles that highlighted the uniqueness of the brand – and how much it appeals to enthusiasts of all types.
For the Honda 60th anniversary, the SEMA display highlighted the brand’s past and present. The display had no less than ten vehicles that worked to showcase the brand’s “longstanding commitment to the enthusiast community,” whether they were outdoor enthusiasts or those that enjoy performance-oriented vehicles.
At the center of the display was the fully redesigned 2020 Honda CR-V. There were two modified versions of this model available to see. The first was based on the brand-new CR-V Hybrid. Called the “Do” Build by Jsport Performance Accessories, this hybrid was created with the “weekend warrior” in mind. Because of this, it focused on offering the perfect aftermarket accessories for outdoor pursuits, including a 1.5-inch lift kit, all-terrain tires, a roof rack, and a mountain-bike rack.
The other CR-V was based on the gasoline model, and also offered outdoor adventure-ready features. This “Dream” build came with camping comforts like a slide-out refrigerator and a clamshell-style rooftop tent.
Along with these two CR-V models, this SEMA lineup also featured a Ridgeline that was ready for adventure, a Rally Passport with performance-oriented enhancements, and multiple Civic Si models. Honda even presented a 1968 S80 Coupe Outlaw.
Finding the right Honda vehicle for your needs can be tricky – but it doesn’t have to be. Honda of Tiffany Springs is a Honda dealer that is proud to serve the Kansas City area. From our top-notch customer service to our relaxing atmosphere, these are some reasons why you should purchase your next Honda from us.
We offer award-winning service. You want to buy from the best. Luckily, Honda of Tiffany Springs has earned awards for our Customer Service Experience from the Honda Council of Parts and Service Professionals. That means you will experience exceptional care when you step into our showroom. We also have earned a Honda Financial Service Council of Excellence award for our automotive financing performance.
You can relax in our service lounge. Once you purchase your new Honda at Honda of Tiffany Springs, you can bring it back for your routine car maintenance. And, when you do, you can relax in our amazing service lounge. Comfortable leather armchairs are set in front of a big-screen television, giving you the chance to enjoy complimentary refreshments while watching your favorite show. We even have Wi-Fi access and a play area for your kids.
Experience unparalleled quality. Whether you check out Yelp, Facebook, or DealerRater, you will notice that our dealership is constantly being praised. We have a knowledgeable staff, fast service, and a friendly atmosphere that will make your buying and car-ownership experiences better.
If you’re tired of shopping for cars at dealerships with pushy salespeople, stuffy waiting rooms, and staff that treats you like a product to be bought, you’ll be in good company at Honda of Tiffany Springs. We’re sick of those dealerships too, so we do everything we can to ensure that when you leave Honda of Tiffany Springs, you’ll do it with a smile on your face.
Fall is upon us, which means it’s time to prepare for the spookiest holiday of the year – Halloween. These are some fun Halloween events in Kansas City you should add to your calendar this year.
From October 18th to 19th and October 25th to 26th, you can bring your family to George Owen’s Nature Park to enjoy the Enchanted Forest. This non-scary, stroller-friendly walk is ideal for families of all ages, allowing you to dress up, walk along a paved trail through the magical forest, and enjoy skits. It costs $3 per person ages two and above, so get your favorite costume on and head out for an enchanting experience.
Boos, Barks & Badges Halloween Parade
The only thing better than seeing a dog is seeing a dog dressed up in a Halloween costume. By heading out to Boos, Barks & Badges, you and your family – including the furry, four-legged members – can get into the Halloween spirit while enjoying a cuteness overload. This event, which takes place in downtown Lee’s Summit from 10 am to noon on October 26th, is free to attend. You can even enter your dog in the Halloween costume competition, and your kids can trick-or-treat at participating downtown businesses.
All of us at Honda of Tiffany Springs want to wish you a fun, safe season of regional festivities. If your car is due for any routine maintenance, make sure to stop by our service department before you hit the road for a fun fall event.