2015 Honda Zamboni® Machine with I.C.E.

2015 Honda Zamboni® Machine with I.C.E.

After making our mark on motorcycles, cars, trucks, power equipment and even aircraft, Honda is proud to partner with Zamboni on our first foray into recreational sport maintenance vehicles. The 2015 Honda Zamboni with patented Ice Clearing Element (I.C.E) boasts an impressive snow tank volume of 2.83 m3 (100 cu.ft.) and a turning radius of 4.86 m (16 ft.) for even better precision. On the heels of announcing Honda as the official vehicle of the NHL®, our newest product helps further strengthen our ties to Canada’s favourite game. (In case you haven’t figured, this product does not exist. It is actually just a product of our overly-active, hockey-loving imaginations.)

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2015 Honda Fit

Honda Unveils All-New 2015 Fit at Canadian International Auto Show

TORONTO, ON (February 13, 2014) – Honda unveiled the all-new 2015 Fit today at the Canadian International Auto Show. Available nationwide this summer, the new Fit has been completely redesigned to offer an innovative twist of sporty style, enhanced interior space, unique driving capabilities, advanced safety and technology features and improved fuel efficiency.

“The 2015 Honda Fit is better than ever with more interior space, increased fuel efficiency and fun driving dynamics,” said Dave Gardner, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Honda Canada. “We truly believe the Fit will continue to be a leader in the subcompact segment, and I think Canadians will agree that this new model is simply the right fit.”

Modern Styling with Class-Leading Packaging
The 2015 Fit offers a sophisticated and sporty exterior style. A more aggressive front fascia showcases a new grille and headlight design. A strong character line runs along the side of the Fit, emphasizing the vehicle’s aerodynamic profile. Larger 16-inch tires outfitted with a new wheel design give the Fit a planted and sporty stance. In the back, rear reflectors and LED taillights run along the hatch with a chrome tailgate garnish and rear diffuser, all contributing to the Fit’s more substantial and dynamic appearance.

Retaining a similar exterior footprint to the current model, the new Fit is slightly shorter (-40.6 mm) and wider (+7.6 mm) with a longer wheelbase (+30.5 mm), resulting in improved handling and maneuverability. Inside, the Fit builds on its already class-leading interior space, airy cabin and large greenhouse thanks to an all-new efficient platform that incorporates a unique centre-mounted fuel-tank layout. The new Fit also delivers a significant increase in passenger volume (+138.8 L) and rear legroom (+121.9 mm) compared to the previous model. With the Honda-exclusive Magic Seat® offering multiple configurable seating positions, the Fit provides an unrivaled 1492.3 L of cargo space when the second row seats are folded flat. With an overall height of 1524 mm, the Fit allows for easy loading of items into the rear cargo and ingress/egress for passengers.

Enhanced Interior and Technology Features
The 2015 Fit will deliver above-class interior refinement and features while offering value at every trim level. All 2015 Fit models will be equipped with class-leading standard features including Bluetooth® connectivity, a multi-angle rearview camera, and Expanded View Driver’s Mirror. For customers looking for premium features in the subcompact segment, Fit will be available with smart entry with push-button start, heated side mirrors, heated front seats, Honda’s exclusive LaneWatch™ display and a 7-inch Display Audio touchscreen interface with HondaLink™ smartphone connectivity. Soft touch and premium materials are used throughout and, for the first time, the Fit will be offered with available moonroof and leather-trimmed seating.

Improved Performance, Efficiency and Safety
The 2015 Fit marks the debut of an all-new direct-injected 1.5-litre DOHC i-VTEC engine. Generating 130 horsepower at 6500 rpm and 114 lb.-ft. of torque at 4600 rpm, engine output is increased by 13 horsepower and 8 lb.-ft of torque compared to the outgoing engine, while reducing weight and improving efficiency. Paired to two new transmissions, a slick-shifting 6-speed manual or a sporty and fuel-efficient Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) with available paddle shifters, the Fit powertrain offers superior acceleration and passing performance, with improved fuel efficiency over the previous generation.

Complementing the new powertrain is a revised chassis that provides for improved handling, ride comfort and NVH. A more rigid body, new rear dampers and revised suspension geometry notably enhance the 2015 Fit’s ride quality and fun-to-drive handling characteristics.

The 2015 Fit benefits from the most extensive use of ultra-high strength steel in the model’s history, providing increased body stiffness while reducing platform (underbody and chassis) weight by 26 kg versus the outgoing model. The 2015 Fit is also equipped with the next generation of the Honda Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure.

North America Production
The 2015 Fit will be manufactured for the first time in North America at the new Celaya, Mexico plant. With an annual capacity of 200,000 units, the facility will begin mass production of the 2015 Fit this month, adding production of an all-new small Honda SUV later in the year. With introduction of the new manufacturing facility in Mexico, Honda’s North American automobile production facilities will have a total annual capacity of 1.92 million units, and will have the capability to manufacture vehicles in all product segments, from subcompacts to light truck models.

About Honda Canada
Honda Canada Inc. was founded in 1969. It has produced more than 6 million cars and trucks since 1986 at its two manufacturing facilities and builds engines at a third manufacturing plant in Alliston, Ontario. Both manufacturing facilities are extremely flexible and currently build Honda Civic and CR-V models. Honda Canada has invested more than $2.6 billion in Canada and each year it sources nearly $1.1 billion in goods and services from Canadian suppliers. Honda Canada has sold more than 3.8 million Honda and Acura passenger cars and light-duty trucks in Canada.

Honda Ridgeline

All-new Honda Ridgeline Pickup to Debut Within Two Years

• Design sketch reveals styling direction for Next-Gen Honda truck
• Current Ridgeline production will end mid-2014


Markham, ON. – Dec. 10, 2013 – An all-new Honda Ridgeline pickup truck will come to the Canadian market in less than two years and, today, Honda shared a sketch expressing the new truck’s styling direction. Honda also confirmed that production of the current Ridgeline built exclusively by Honda Manufacturing of Alabama, LLC, in Lincoln, Alabama, will conclude in mid-2014.

Like the innovative first-generation model that earned 2006 Truck of the Year by Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) and 2006 North American Truck of the Year honors after its spring 2005 debut, the next-gen Ridgeline is being designed and developed by Honda R&D Americas, Inc. at its Los Angeles and Ohio R&D centers.

The Honda Ridgeline broke new ground in the Canadian pickup market with its unique design featuring a spacious five-passenger cabin, smooth ride and handling, and half-ton truck capability. The first truck of its kind to be built on a closed-box unibody platform, the Ridgeline introduced innovative new features to the pickup segment, such as its large In-Bed Trunk® and dual-action tailgate.

2014 Honda Civic

Best-Selling, Fun-to-Drive Honda Civic Enhanced Again for 2014 Model Year

Canada’s best-selling passenger car gets significant styling, powertrain and feature upgrades to further extend its competitive lead


LOS ANGELES, CA (November 20, 2013) – The Honda Civic, Canada’s best-selling passenger car for 15 consecutive years, extends its competitive lead and value for customers with a long list of enhancements for the 2014 model year. Building on the model year 2012 redesign and model year 2013 major refresh, the 2014 Civic features exciting and innovative upgrades, including:

• New sportier exterior styling for Civic Coupe and Civic Si Coupe
• Interior styling upgrades for all Civic models
• New available Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) that enhances
  performance and fuel efficiency
• New available Display Audio with 7-inch pinch, tap and swipe touchscreen
• Increased engine performance on all models (excluding Hybrid)
• New available features include the Honda-exclusive LaneWatch™ blind
  spot display and proximity key entry with pushbutton start

The 2014 Honda Civic Sedan and Coupe launch at Honda dealerships nationwide in mid-December, followed by the Civic Hybrid early in March 2014 and the Civic Si Coupe and Si Sedan in the spring of 2014.

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Honda FCEV Concept

Honda FCEV Concept Makes World Debut at Los Angeles International Auto Show

• Sleek and aerodynamic, 5-passenger Honda FCEV Concept expresses
  potential styling direction for next-generation Honda fuel cell-electric vehicle
  launching in 2015

• Next generation Honda FCEV promises significant gains in real-world
  performance, cost reduction, efficiency, packaging and appeal, including
  more than 480 km (300-mile) driving range

LOS ANGELES, CA (November 20, 2013) – The sleekly styled Honda FCEV Concept, made its world debut today at the Los Angeles International Auto Show. The concept expresses a potential styling direction for Honda’s next-generation fuel-cell vehicle anticipated to launch in the U.S. and Japan in 2015, followed by Europe.

Showcasing exciting and modern styling, the Honda FCEV Concept features sweeping character lines underscored by an ultra-aerodynamic body. The Honda FCEV Concept also delivers ample passenger space and seating for 5-passengers thanks to new powertrain packaging efficiencies.

Next Generation Honda Fuel Cell-Electric Vehicle

Honda’s next generation fuel cell-electric vehicle launching in 2015 will feature the world’s first application of a fuel-cell powertrain packaged completely in the engine room of the vehicle, allowing for efficiencies in cabin space as well as flexibility in the potential application of FC technology to multiple vehicle types in the future.

2014 HONDA ACCORD PLUG-IN HYBRID

The 2014 Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid Sedan is the next installment in a family that is quickly running out of room in the awards cabinet. Coming to Canada in the spring of 2013 as an advanced technology demonstration vehicle, the 2014 Accord Plug-In Hybrid (PHEV) Sedan will provide the athleticism and craftsmanship of the all-new Accord, charged with a remarkable dose of hybrid efficiency and electric torque.

The 2014 Accord Plug-In Hybrid is powered by Honda’s first two-motor hybrid system and uses Honda’s new Earth DreamsTM 2.0-litre i-VTEC® 4-cylinder engine producing 137 horsepower, teamed with a powerful 124-kilowatt (kW) electric motor. Electric driving is supported by a 6.7 kilowatt-hour (kWh) lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery, and total system output is 196 horsepower.

The 2014 Accord PHEV also puts more control in the driver’s hands with the ability to choose two additional driving modes to manage battery capacity and tailor the capabilities of the plug-in Accord to individual driving needs. For the energy-conscious consumer, the 2014 Accord PHEV will provide premium technology, exceptional cabin space and the ability to run in an all-electric mode for 20–28km. Based on Environment Canada’s approved 2-cycle test method, the Accord Plug-In Hybrid is expected to achieve a fuel economy rating of 1.6-litre equivalent per 100 km. This is anticipated to be the best in class for any plug-in hybrid vehicle.

Honda "Urban SUV Concept"
Debuting
2014

DETROIT, Jan. 14, 2013 – An all-new Honda “Urban SUV Concept” vehicle made its world debut today at the 2013 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit. The dynamic and youthful concept hints at the styling direction of an all-new small SUV slated to launch in Japan by the end of 2013, followed by the North American market in 2014.

The Urban SUV Concept is intended to provide the basis for a fun-to-drive and fuel-efficient small SUV with aspirational design, flexible packaging and next-generation connectivity targeting active lifestyle customers. The concept showcases clean and sophisticated styling, dynamic character lines and a strong stance, with hidden rear door handles giving the SUV a coupe-like presence. Measuring 4295mm long, the Urban SUV Concept is 235mm shorter than the Honda CR-V, making it the ideal size for navigating both crowded city streets and open mountain roads.

The Urban SUV Concept represents the expansion of vehicles based on Honda’s Global Compact Series, which includes the Honda Fit subcompact and the Honda City subcompact sedan, a model sold in markets outside of North America.

All-New Small SUV Launching 2014

Coming to Canada in 2014 , an all-new small SUV based on the Urban SUV Concept will be priced and positioned below the CR-V within the Honda light-truck lineup. Part of Honda’s Global Compact Series, and utilizing the Honda-original centre-tank layout featured on the Fit, the model will include Honda’s configurable Magic Seat® setup that can provide a host of passenger and cargo options, including a fold-flat mode for maximum cargo capacity. The all-new model will also feature next-generation telematics and a modern interior.

The small SUV will be manufactured along with the Fit at Honda’s newest North American plant near Celaya, Mexico, expected to open in the spring of 2014. The growth and expansion of its small-vehicle lineup will help Honda double worldwide production of vehicles in its Global Compact Series to more than 1.5 million units by the end of 2016, and remain a global small-car leader.

GEAR CONCEPT

Think sub-compact vehicles can’t do it all? Think again. Introducing the GEAR Concept Study Model. With a simple, clean design inspired by fixed-gear bicycles, it represents a completely new way of looking at sub-compact vehicles.

GEAR was designed to meet the demands of younger drivers living in the city. It’s compact and stylish, while still being functional and fun to drive. Simply put, it embodies everything you could ask for from a sub-compact, while sporting a unique design you’d be thrilled to drive.

This concept is currently not slated for production.

  • 1Horsepower and torque calculations reflect SAE net, Rev. 08/04, SAE J1349 procedures.
  • 2Does not replace the driver’s responsibility to exercise due care while driving.
  • 3For optimal tire wear and performance, tire pressure should be checked regularly with a gauge. Do not rely solely on the monitor system.
  • 4Forward Collision Warning (FCW) cannot detect all objects ahead and may not detect a given object; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed and other factors. System operation affected by extreme interior heat. FCW does not include a braking function. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.
  • 5Only compatible with certain devices and operating systems. Devices, cables and adapters are not included and must be purchased separately.
  • 6HomeLink® can be programmed with codes of up to three remote-control devices (e.g., garage-door opener, home security system, etc.). Additional control devices not provided by Honda may be required.
  • 7Map Database of the Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System covers major metropolitan areas in Canada and the 48 contiguous U.S. states. For a list of current detailed coverage areas, refer to the Honda web site, www.honda.ca.
  • 8Lane Departure Warning (LDW) only alerts drivers when lane drift is detected without a turn signal in use. LDW may not detect all lane markings or lane departures; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed and road condition. System operation affected by extreme interior heat. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions. 
  • 9Display accuracy will vary based on weather, size of object and speed, and the display may not show all relevant traffic. The display is not a substitute for your own direct visual assessment of traffic conditions before changing lanes.
  • 10Text message and e-mail functions are only compatible with certain devices. Only use these functions when conditions allow you to do so safely.
  • 11Cellular data and/or voice charges may apply, including roaming charges and/or other amounts charged by your wireless carrier.
  • 12Some laws prohibit the operation of electronic devices while operating a vehicle. Launch applications and perform other operations on electronic devices only when the vehicle is safely parked. Certain functionalities may be locked while vehicle is operational.
  • 13Includes a no-charge trial of 3 months, beyond which service fees apply. Available in 10 Canadian provinces and 48 contiguous U.S. states. See terms and conditions at www.siriusxm.ca.
  • 14Based on 2014 EnerGuide Fuel Consumption Guide ratings published by Natural Resources Canada. Transport Canada approved test methods used. Your actual fuel consumption will vary based on driving habits and other factors – use for comparison only.
  • 15The system is not a substitute for your own visual assessment before changing lanes; system accuracy will vary based on weather, size of object and speed.
  • 16Compatible smartphone required. All Aha platform feeds are audible, not visual in nature. Vehicle does not provide any feeds.
  • 17Government star ratings are part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA’s) New Car Assessment Program (www.safercar.gov). Models tested with standard side-impact airbags (SABs).
  • 18With the required accessory towing package. See your owner’s manual for proper towing operation.
  • 19Based on GAC's Small Van segmentation.
  • 20Text message function is only compatible with certain devices. Only use this function when conditions allow you to do so safely.
  • 21See your owner’s manual for proper towing operation.
  • 22Honda FM Traffic traffic-flow data and incident-reporting coverage vary by market.
  • 23The 2014 Honda Ridgeline Special Edition trim will be available in late 2013.
  • 24The system is capable of recognizing standard verbal commands in English, French and Spanish.
  • 25Based on GAC segmentation.
  • 26Carrying too much cargo or improperly storing it can affect the handling, stability and operation of this vehicle. Before carrying any cargo, be sure to consult the owner's manual for load limits and loading guidelines.
  • 27Feature will access compatible iPhone only and not the vehicle. Images on vehicle’s Display Audio system will not mirror images on compatible iPhone.
  • 28HondaLinkTM Assist services are dependent upon cellular data and/or voice connection availability, HandsFreeLink™-bilingual Bluetooth® wireless mobile phone interface connectivity with the vehicle, and GPS satellite signal reception, each of which can limit the ability to reach either HondaLinkTM Customer Care or receive support. The HondaLinkTM Assist service uses location data. By using this service, you are consenting to and permitting your wireless carrier to share your location with others. Honda makes no representation, warranty or guarantee of accuracy, completeness or timeliness of any location data, product or service. For a full explanation of HondaLinkTM Assist functionality and Honda’s data use and privacy policy, see www.honda.ca/hondalinkassist. Subject to applicable law, Honda reserves the right to terminate or change HondaLinkTM Assist services and/or features at any time or for any reason, and in the future may not be able to provide services and/or features due to changes in technology, law or government regulation. For a full list of vehicles, devices and operating systems currently compatible with HondaLinkTM Assist, please visit www.honda.ca/hondalinkassist.
  • 29Registration required. Application download may be required. Depending on use, HondaLink™ can transmit to Honda and its providers: (i) a vehicle’s location, speed and other operating conditions; and/or (ii) information that may be tied to the vehicle identification number (VIN). Such information can be combined to track a vehicle. For a full explanation of HondaLink™ functionality and Honda’s data use and privacy policy, see www.honda.ca/hondalink. HandsFreeLink™-bilingual Bluetooth® wireless mobile phone interface may be required for certain services, features and/or applications. Some services, features and/or applications are dependent upon cellular data and/or voice availability and may require use of GPS for location-based content. Continued use of GPS running in the background can decrease battery life. Subject to applicable law, Honda reserves the right to terminate HondaLink™ services, features and/or applications at any time or for any reason, and in the future may not be able to provide services, features and/or applications due to changes in technology, law or government regulation. For a full list of vehicles, devices and operating systems currently compatible with HondaLink™, please visit www.honda.ca/hondalink.
  • 30Where a vehicle has a built-in Honda navigation system, this service may provide only a limited number of additional features. Requires one-time download of HondaLinkTM Navigation application (CAD$59.99 plus applicable taxes). Price is subject to change.