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Honda Ridgeline

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The 2017 Honda Ridgeline is the second generation of Honda’s innovative midsize pickup truck, redesigned from the ground up to offer both recreational and work users a higher degree of utility and versatility in a modern, rugged and sophisticated midsize pickup with the largest and most flexible cabin in its class; a higher level of confident and refined dynamic performance; and robust cargo-hauling and towing capabilities, including a top of class maximum 713kg payload capacity (varies by trim) and up to 5,000-pound towing (standard on all grades).

Based on Honda’s Global Light Truck platform – with its highly rigid, aerodynamic and tightly sealed unitized body construction, Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) safety body structure, and fully independent front and rear suspension systems with Amplitude Reactive Dampers – the 2017 Honda Ridgeline offers vastly superior ride comfort and handling precision compared to conventional body-on-frame truck offerings, along with the top-in-class cabin quietness and anticipated collision safety performance.

Combining this new platform with a more powerful and efficient direct-injected 3.5-liter i-VTEC™ V-6 engine, a 6-speed automatic transmission with wider ratio spread, and available new Intelligent Variable Torque Management™ (iVTM-4™) torque-vectoring all-wheel drive – the most advanced AWD technology in the midsize truck class – results in class-leading nrCan fuel economy ratings along with superior all-weather traction and handling capability and robust medium-duty off-road performance.

The 2017 Ridgeline also offers customers an expanded array of standard and available premium features and technologies, including a new standard 8-inch Display Audio touchscreen with Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay® compatibility, Standard Honda Sensing and an available new generation of Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™. A wide array of new standard and available equipment includes Tri-Zone Automatic Climate Control, Proximity Key Entry with Push-Button Start, Remote Engine Start, a power sliding rear window, LED exterior and interior lighting and more.


Premium Style and Features

The all-new 2017 Ridgeline sports a sleek, sophisticated and rugged exterior design, incorporating new premium features including standard LED taillights, and available features such as LED projector headlights and LED daytime running lights. The premium quality of the new Ridgeline carries over to the interior, where designers have applied high quality, soft-touch materials throughout the cabin and added thoughtful details such as LED map lighting. Additional high-end amenities include a standard 4.2-inch colour display, standard heated front seats and available heated steering wheel, heated rear seats and ventilated front seats. All models also come standard with a Class III towing hitch and a 7-pin wiring connector.

The Ridgeline’s 60/40-split and folding rear seat offers roomy seating for up to three passengers and, with the seat bottoms folded up, has the capacity to carry bulky items like a 47-inch flat screen television or a mountain bike with the wheel intact. Exclusive in its class, the Ridgeline’s large under-seat storage area can carry long items, such as golf clubs, with the rear seats folded down.

Innovative and Versatile Pickup Bed

The 2017 Ridgeline’s new UV-stabilized ultra-high strength steel-reinforced SMC composite bed is longer (+3.9 inches/99.1mm) and wider (+5.5 inches/139.7mm) than in the previous model and is the only bed in the midsize class that can flat haul 4-foot-wide items, such as drywall or plywood panels on the floor between the wheel wells. Importantly, it does not require a bed liner like conventional steel beds. The new Ridgeline bed also boasts numerous Honda-exclusive features and capabilities, including a highly versatile Dual-Action Tailgate, a redesigned In-Bed Trunk™ with fully flat floor, and available world’s first Truck Bed Audio System, making this new Ridgeline the ultimate tailgating vehicle. An available 115V AC in-bed power outlet with up to 400-watt charging (with engine running) and eight standard 350-pound (158 kg) tie-down cleats complete the Ridgeline’s capable and versatile bed design.



Advanced Powertrain and All-Wheel-Drive Technology

The 2017 Honda Ridgeline is powered by a new 3.5-liter direct-injected SOHC i-VTEC™ V-6 engine with Variable Cylinder Management™ (VCM™), mated to a wide ratio 6-speed automatic transmission. Peak engine output of 280 horsepower (+30HP over the previous model) and 262 lb.-ft. of torque (+15 lb.-ft.), along with a 35.4kg average reduction in curb weight and a more aerodynamically efficient exterior design, combine to deliver the quickest acceleration and help the Ridgeline receive the highest nrCAN fuel-economy ratings in the midsize AWD pickup truck class. the 2017 Ridgeline comes standard with an all-wheel-drive drivetrain layoututilizing Honda’s newest and most advanced AWD technology – Intelligent Variable Torque Management™ (i-VTM4). This entirely more capable system offers reduced weight, improved all-weather traction and enhanced dynamic handling capability. Honda i-VTM4 progressively distributes optimum torque between the front and rear axles and dynamically distributes engine torque between the left and right rear wheels.

Intelligent Traction Management

This new Ridgeline features a button-operated Intelligent Traction Management System that offers different operating modes, Normal, Snow, Mud and Sand. Developed, tuned and tested at various locations in the U.S. and around the world – including Imperial Dunes "Glamis", California; Moscow, Russia; and Dubai, United Arab Emirates – the Intelligent Traction Management system allows the driver to select the operating mode that best suits the driving conditions by simply pushing a button on the vehicle's centre console. Based on the setting selected, the system adjusts the drive-by-wire map, transmission shift map, Vehicle Stability Assist™ and i-VTM4 torque distribution for AWD-equipped models for optimal performance in a variety of road or surface conditions.

Advanced Technology

The new Ridgeline delivers the most advanced technology and connectivity that Honda has to offer, including a standard 8-inch capacitive touchscreen Display Audio connectivity interface with both Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ compatibility for seamless integration of compatible smartphone features and functions, including smartphone-powered navigation capabilities.

The 2017 Ridgeline can also be equipped with a newly designed Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™ featuring improved graphics and new capabilities, including 3D renderings of terrain, buildings and road signs, improved lane guidance, live search function and more. Additional standard and available technologies include HD Radio, SiriusXM 2.0 and up to four USB ports including two with 2.5-amp charging capability.

Advanced Safety Performance

Utilizing Honda’s second-generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure and “3-bone” front floor construction, along with advanced supplemental restraint systems and standard Honda Sensing™ safety and driver-assistive technologies, the 2017 Ridgeline targets the highest available crash safety ratings from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the U.S. Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) including an a 5-star Overall Vehicle Score in the NHTSA’s New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) and a TOP SAFETY PICK+ score from the IIHS, including a GOOD rating in the Institute’s rigorous small overlap frontal collision test.

Honda Sensing™ is the most comprehensive suite of advanced safety and driver assistive features in the midsize pickup truck segment and comes standard on the 2017 Ridgeline; and includes Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™), Lane Departure Warning (LDW), Forward Collision Warning (FCW), Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS), Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) and Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC). The 2017 Ridgeline, depending on trim, can also be equipped with Honda LaneWatch™, Rear Cross Traffic Monitor and a blind spot information system; and all Ridgeline’s come equipped with a Multi-Angle Rearview Camera.

Standard safety features include four-channel anti-lock brakes (ABS) with Brake Assist and Hill Start Assist; Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with Traction Control; Trailer Stability Assist; Agile Handling Assist; dual-stage, multiple-threshold front airbags, driver and front passenger side airbags and side-curtain airbags for all outboard seating positions; and a new Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) with real-time display of individual tire pressures.

Exterior Colours

The 2017 Ridgeline is available in seven exterior colours including three metallic, four pearl colours, depending on trim level. All colours have a strong character, offering expressive contrasts that complement the Ridgeline’s body-panel curves and angles, while also exhibiting a modern, sophisticated and rugged appearance. The colours are:


 
For further details, please click on link below:

http://hondanews.ca/en/Honda/ridgeline/2017/press-release/2017-Honda-Ridgeline--Technical-Specifications



Honda Accord Hybrid

The Best Gets Better: More Powerful, Fuel Efficient and Technologically Advanced 2017 Accord Hybrid Launching this Summer





• Next-generation two-motor hybrid powertrain expected to receive top
   class fuel economy ratings; including 4.9 L/100km city
• Most powerful and refined midsize hybrid sedan with 212 total combined
   horsepower
• Honda Sensing™ safety and driver-assistive technologies standard

Markham, Ontario., April 21, 2016 – Honda will bolster its Accord lineup with the launch of the 2017 Accord Hybrid this summer, featuring a more powerful and efficient second-generation two-motor hybrid powertrain that has top class fuel economy ratings of any midsize hybrid sedan and delivers the most power.

“The new Honda Accord Hybrid is the ultimate Accord – the most refined, technologically advanced and, of course, most fuel efficient in the lineup,” said Dave Gardner, Senior Vice President of Operations, Honda Canada Inc. With the addition of this new hybrid model, we are pleased to offer more options for our customers.”

In addition to its more powerful and fuel efficient hybrid powertrain, the 2017 Accord Hybrid carries the substantial upgrades made to the entire Accord lineup for model year 2016. This includes the latest technology Honda has to offer, including the Display Audio with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™and the Honda Sensing™ suite of advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies, to be offered as standard equipment on all new 2017 Accord Hybrids. Hybrid-exclusive design features include a special aluminum hood and wheels, blue highlighted LED headlights and taillights and “Hybrid” exterior badging. A more compact hybrid battery pack increases trunk capacity to 382L.

Combining the next generation of Honda’s two-motor hybrid system with an ultra-efficient 2.0-liter i-VTEC Atkinson Cycle engine, the 2017 Accord Hybrid powertrain will achieve peak combined output of 212 horsepower, the highest of any midsize hybrid sedan and up 16 horsepower over the 2015 Accord Hybrid. Anticipated NRCan fuel economy ratings of 4.9/5.1/5.0 L/100kms(city/highway/combined) put the Accord Hybrid at the top of the class for ratings, making it the most powerful and fuel efficient midsize hybrid sedan in Canada.

The Accord Hybrid’s two-motor hybrid powertrain takes an elegant and innovative approach to hybrid power, eliminating the need for a conventional mechanical transmission. The Accord Hybrid’s powertrain seamlessly transitions between three operations:

• EV Drive – using its electric propulsion motor and lithium ion battery
   pack drives the front wheels for short distances under light loads (with the
   engine turned off)

• Hybrid Drive – the electric propulsion motor drives the front wheels while
   the gasoline engine powers a second motor/generator to supplement
   electrical current drawn from the battery pack

• Engine Drive – using a lock-up clutch mechanism to connect the engine and
   propulsion motor, the front wheels are driven by both the motor and
   gasoline engine.

With its next-generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure and Honda Sensing™ technology, the 2017 Accord is anticipated to receive the highest available crash safety rating from the U.S. government – a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score from the NHTSA – and a similar top rating of TOP SAFETY PICK+ from the U.S. Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

The 2017 Accord Hybrid will be available in two trims – Hybrid and Hybrid Touring – and both grades will feature increased levels of standard and available equipment. New standard features include , 7-inch Display Audio touchscreen with Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay compatibility, remote engine start, LED fog lights and Honda Sensing™, which includes Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™), Lane Keeping Assist (LKAS), Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Road Departure Mitigation (RDM), Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and Forward Collision Warning (FCW). Available new features on Hybrid Touring include wireless charger, Auto high beam headlights, rain sensing wipers and front and rear parking sensors.

The Accord has been named a Car and Driver magazine “10Best” an unprecedented 30 times and has been the most popular intermediate car in Canada with retail car buyers for three consecutive years.

1 Based on IHS Automotive, Polk new retail vehicle registration data for 2013-2015CY

Honda Civic Hatchback





2017 Honda Civic Hatchback Prototype Brings Sporty, Euro Styling to North American Debut in New York

• New Turbo technology for manual transmissions confirmed for entire
   2017 Civic lineup
• New Civic Hatchback prototype offers best look yet at Euro sport
   hatch-inspired compact car
• Assertive stance and distinctive new design establishes 10th
   generation as the sportiest Civic ever

NEW YORK, March 22, 2016 - The next-generation Civic Hatchback, with its striking design and the promise of a sporty, European-inspired driving experience, today made its North American debut in prototype form just a day before the 2016 New York International Auto Show. Honda also confirmed that it will marry the all-new 1.5-liter turbo engine to its 6-speed manual transmission for more sporty and dynamic performance. The arrival of the production 2017 Civic Hatchback later this year marks the continued rollout of the 10th-generation Civic lineup, the sportiest and most expansive family of Civics in the car’s 44-year history. The Civic Sedan was recently named the 2016 North American Car of the Year, and AJAC’s 2016 Canadian Car of the Year.

Being built on the same world-class platform as the 10th-generation Civic Sedan, the 2017 Civic Hatchback will be defined by an unparalleled combination of sportiness, efficiency and utility, with distinctive styling and premium features that enthusiasts demand. The five-door hatchback will feature one powertrain for the Canadian market, a 1.5-liter DOHC direct-injected Turbo engine that can be mated to either a sporty CVT or a slick-shifting 6-speed manual transmission.

“The Civic Hatchback wraps the 10-generation Civic platform and five-door utility in emotional, Euro-inspired styling,” said Dave Gardner, senior vice president of Honda Canada Inc. “Offered with the first application of the 1.5-liter turbo engine paired with a manual transmission, this Civic to date will attract a whole new set of enthusiasts buyers to the model and Honda brand.”

The Civic Hatchback will launch later this year as the third new Civic variant, joining the 2016 Civic Sedan and Civic Coupe. The 10th-generation Civic lineup will be rounded out in 2017 with the arrival of Civic Si variants and the radical new Civic Type R.

The 2017 Civic Hatchback was developed by the joint efforts of Honda R&D teams in Europe and Japan and is expected to bring new buyers into the Honda showroom in Canada.

“We knew that we needed to create a striking and stand-out exterior design that challenged conventional European compact styling while staying true to the original Civic’s core values,” said Daisuke Tsutamori, chief exterior stylist for the 2017 Civic Hatchback Prototype. “This vehicle represents a marriage of distinctive and sporty design, rewarding driving dynamics and versatile practicality.”

New larger and wider wheels and tires give a feeling of an assured stance, while the long wheelbase, short overhangs and sleek cabin area further add to the dynamic feel of the exterior. At the front of the car, a short overhang with large air intakes presents a sharp and aggressive interpretation of Honda’s family face. LED headlights and daytime running lights flow from beneath the boldly sculpted hood into the muscular front wheel arches.

The sleek and swept-back body lines continue along the side of the car with a crease that incorporates front and rear door handles before culminating in the distinctive C-shaped LED rear lights. A second, lower character line extends from behind the front wheels up through the doors and meets the rear wheel arches, emphasizing the car’s dynamic forward-leaning stance. At the rear, the bumper incorporates angular creases and vents, designed to echo the aggressively styled nature of the rest of the car.

The 2017 Civic Hatchback will be produced exclusively at the Honda of the UK Manufacturing (HUM) plant in Swindon. For more information about the 10th-Generation Honda Civic Sedan, Coupe and new Civic Hatchback please visit http://hondanews.ca.

1 Preliminary mileage ratings determined by Honda. Final EPA mileage ratings not available at the time of printing. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, and other factors.”