Finally, it's official: Honda confirmed Friday it will bring the Civic Type R to the Geneva Motor Show next month in production trim. The Swiss show was widely expected to be the site of the finished car's unveiling after its debut as a concept last fall in Paris.The Type R, which will be the first to wear that badge in the United States, will run Honda's newest 2.0-liter VTEC turbocharged engine. It goes into production this summer at a facility in the United Kingdom for export to Europe, Japan, and other global markets.
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LOS ANGELES -- Geovanni Euceda would understand if you thought he was slightly out of his mind to give up his position as a chef at the swank Beverly Hills Hotel to run a restaurant inside a car dealership.
"Oh yeah, I was told I was crazy," Euceda recalls. "They'd say: "You're in a five-star, five-diamond hotel in Beverly Hills. You deal with movie stars. You're going to a car dealership?'"
Before making the move in 2002, Euceda had to ask himself the same soul-searching question. That was before he talked to Bert Boeckmann, the legendary owner of Galpin Motors in North Hills, Calif., which includes Galpin Ford, the nation's best-selling Ford dealer.
"If you're in a hotel like that, it's owned by the Sultan of Brunei," Euceda said. " … more
Galpin is gearing up to make this Sunday’s 5th Annual Galpin Car Show the best in Galpin history! There will be hundreds of beautiful, one-of-a-kind, unique show cars and exciting new activities for everyone to see and enjoy!
If you want to experience a fun, memorable and incredibly exciting car show event, please don’t miss Galpin’s 5th Annual Galpin Car Show hosted by Galpin Ford!
Time, Date & Location
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, September 18 at Galpin Ford. Address is 15505 Roscoe Blvd., North Hills, CA 91343
All makes and models are welcome: classic cars, custom cars, hotrods, antique cars, muscle cars, exotic cars, racecars, foreign cars, lowriders, rat rods, off-road vehicles, … more
When Henrik Fisker showed me his ideas, I got chills – it’s literally the most beautiful Mustang I have ever seen,” says Beau Boeckmann. Both Henrik Fisker and Galpin have a long history with specialty coach-building cars, and draw their inspiration from pony cars of the 60s and 70s. Together the team created a sculpted, sleek design and loaded it with power and performance enhancements that rival supercars. The Rocket’s lines emanate from the front, through the long hood, over a set of sculptured flared fenders and converge on its integrated rear spoiler, belying the car’s extreme power and refined athleticism. The handmade carbon-fiber body—constructed by renowned concept car builder, Metalcrafters, … more
With the Accord and CR-V attracting retail customers in record numbers in the first half of 2014, Honda is again leading the industry with the most popular car and SUV in America, according to a Honda analysis of new-vehicle retail registration data from IHS Automotive. Based on Honda forecasts, the Accord and CR-V are on track to repeat their 2013 full-year results as top picks with U.S. retail car and SUV buyers, while CR-V continues to hold the title as the best-selling SUV in America for more than a decade.
Accord is once again the most popular car in America, with industry-leading sales to individual U.S. car buyers for the first half of 2014, while CR-V is both the retail and outright best-selling SUV based on retail registrations … more
Automakers keep making it easier to give them less money. Small cars are getting quieter, more comfortable and more tech-savvy every year, while remaining more affordable and more fuel-efficient than their class-above counterparts. And they've never looked so good, either. Keep reading to see the coolest cars you can buy for less than $18,000 this year, according to Kelley Blue Book Fair Purchase Price.
#4 - 2013 Honda Fit
Bold style and class-leading practicality aren't usually offered in the same car, but that's what makes the Honda Fit such a standout. Well, that and the fact that it's also among the most entertaining sub-compact cars out there. The flip-and-fold back seat just seals the deal.
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MAY 20 - The 2013 Honda Accord, Odyssey and CR-V were all named to KBB.com's list of the 10 Best Family Cars of 2013. The three family-friendly Honda models were recognized for their leadership in the key areas of safety, roominess, comfort and value. "Honda prides itself in designing vehicles around the needs of our customers," said Art St. Cyr, vice president of product planning and logistics at American Honda. "There's no better validation for this effort than being recognized for having vehicles that excel in the areas critical to the family buyer." All-new for 2013, the Honda Accord was the top-ranked sedan on KBB.com's list of family vehicles and had the lowest 5-Year Cost to Own among the 10 recognized vehicles. KBB.com editors … more
Best Resale Value by Kelly Blue Books kbb.com
Civic is first small car to earn 2013 IIHS Top Safety Pick
Civic Sedan - 2012 Best Redesigned Vehicle by kbb.com
2012 Civic is one of the "Best Family Cars of 2012" named by kbb.com
2012 Civic is one of the "Best Green Cars of 2012" named by kbb.com
2013 Accord take top spot in Cars.com/USA Todat/MotorWeek.
For 27th time Accord named in Car and Driver's 10 Best list.
2013 Accord received the ALG Residual Value Award. "Residual Value is the ultimate measure of product success".
2013 Accord - Best Resale Value by Kelly Blue Books kbb.com
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Honda Named Most Trusted Brand, Best Value Brand and Best Overall Brand by Thousands of New-Car Shoppers in KBB.com's 2013 Brand Image Awards
Honda is the 'Most Trusted Brand' for second consecutive year
New-car shoppers have once again recognized the Honda brand as the ‘Most Trusted Brand’ and ‘Best Value Brand’ in Kelley Blue Book’s 2013 Brand Image Award study. This is the second year Honda was named the ‘Most Trusted Brand’ and the third consecutive year as the ‘Best Value Brand’. Additionally, Honda captured the top honor of ‘Best Overall Non-Luxury Brand,’ thus receiving more awards than any other brand in the 2013 Kelley Blue Book study. “We are honored to … more