2022 Honda Civic Prototype Debuts on Twitch

Honda Civic | Fayetteville, NC

Honda recently revealed the 2022 Honda Civic in a bold, exciting new way, matching the 11th-generation model’s fresh style. Earlier this month, the brand used Twitch, a live streaming platform for gamers, as the home of the compact car’s reveal.

For the 2022 model year, the Civic has undergone a full refresh. It builds on the car’s legacy, bringing classic elements to the design while giving it an open and airy cabin, a low, wide stance, a lower beltline, and bolder details. This new model also comes with more advanced technologies than before.

The Civic’s cabin has a sophisticated look that invites you to sit down and enjoy the journey. With minimal cutlines and breaks on the dashboard, your visibility of the road ahead should be clear. Honeycomb mesh accents add a touch of the unexpected to the dashboard as well, concealing the air vents for a clean, refined look.

For the first time in a Civic, the 2022 model will also boast a digital dash, which provides you with important driving information, including your speed. You will also get a new 9-inch touch-screen display for all of your infotainment needs.

This Civic will also come with the most advanced safety and driver-assistance features ever seen on the model, including an upgraded Honda Sensing® suite, along with a new airbag design.

We can’t wait to see you here at Bryan Honda when the all-new 2022 Honda Civic hits our lot in the late spring.

How to Protect Your Vehicle’s Interior This Winter

Cleaning Car Interior | Fayetteville, NC

When you’re in the middle of a harsh North Carolina winter, it’s important to remember to protect your vehicle’s interior. From the seats to the carpets, there are ways you can help make sure your cabin stays in tiptop shape with these tips.

Protect Your Carpets

From road salt to slush — even spilled coffee — your car’s carpets can really take a beating during the cold months. Rather than letting your carpets take the hit, invest in some rubber floor mats. They’re easy to clean and will keep your car’s carpets looking like new when spring finally rolls around.

Take Care of Your Seats

Whether you have cloth or leather seats, your seat upholstery can undergo a lot of stress during the winter. Consider getting seat covers to protect them. If you have leather seats, wipe them down regularly with leather wipes to prevent them from cracking in cold temperatures.

Don’t Gather Trash

It’s incredibly easy to gather trash during the winter, especially if you eat during your commute. Rather than letting debris pile up in your footwells this winter, get a small car-friendly trash can to keep in your vehicle and empty it regularly.

For more tips on how to keep your vehicle’s interior in good condition this winter, don’t hesitate to contact us at Bryan Honda.

Honda Accord Updates Include New Styling

2021 Honda Accord | Fayetteville, NC

When the 2021 Honda Accord arrives in dealerships, it looks like it will be bringing some exciting changes with it. This midsize sedan has undergone some design updates for the 2021 model year, giving it a style that is even sportier than before.

The Honda Accord updates start with a restyled grille that adds a modern feel to the sedan’s face. It will also come with new LED high- and low-beam headlights to help increase your visibility during long winter nights. Along with these front-end design changes, the top-level trims will also feature new alloy wheel designs.

Inside, the changes include a new standard eight-inch touch-screen infotainment display. Previously, this was only available starting on the EX trim level. Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ smartphone integration will also come as standard, and the EX-L and Touring models will get the wireless connective version of these technologies.

For the 2021 model year, Honda has also moved the Accord’s USB charging ports to the front of the center console for easy access. The brand has also added rear 2.5-volt USB ports to the majority of the Accord’s trims, too.

Every Honda Accord will also come standard with the new Rear Seat Reminder System, and the higher trim levels will come with a low-speed braking control system in addition to the standard Honda Sensing® suite of safety technologies.

You can even opt for a new trim level with the 2021 Accord. The new Sport SE trim replaces the EX 1.5T trim, adding leather seats, heated front seats and mirrors, remote engine start, and a smart entry system.

To learn more about the Honda Accord, check out our online inventory of 2020 and 2021 models right here at Bryan Honda.

Meet the Rugged New 2021 Honda Ridgeline

Honda Ridgeline | Fayetteville, NC

Honda’s flagship truck is now more rugged than ever. The brand recently revealed the 2021 Honda Ridgeline, which recently received a new exterior design that hints at its capability.

The 2021 Ridgeline boasts a silhouette that’s even more sculpted than before, along with a wider stance that gives it an intimidating presence. Known for its off-road-readiness, the Ridgeline now looks the part while highlighting how capable it is as a pickup truck.

Like the previous models, the Ridgeline will come with a range of practical features, including a weather-proof, locking bed trunk that can hold up to 7.3 cubic feet of cargo. This standard feature is ideal for on-the-go truck lovers who need a place to store valuable power tools, camping gear, and more.

In the bed of the 2021 Ridgeline, you will find 50 inches separating the rear wheel wells. This is the largest span of space in its class, allowing you to easily fit 4-by-8-foot building materials flat on the truck bed floor. Inside the cabin, you will find even more smart storage solutions, such as a rear seat that has a 60/40 split and can fold down to allow you to fit a full-sized bicycle in the back.

The 2021 Honda Ridgeline can tow up to 3,500 pounds when equipped with front-wheel drive, while the all-wheel-drive model can tow up to 5,000 pounds. Along with this capability, the pickup also comes outfitted with a standard eight-inch touch-screen infotainment display, along with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ smartphone integration.

To learn more about the redesigned 2021 Honda Ridgeline, check out our online inventory at Bryan Honda.

Honda Leaves F1 Program to Focus on EVs

Honda F1 | Fayetteville, NC
Race Winner Max Verstappen, Red Bull Racing RB16 crosses the finish line.

After 50 years of F1 excellence, Honda has decided to turn its attention away from the racing scene, at least for now. Instead, the Japanese carmaker will be looking towards becoming eco-friendlier, focusing its resources on battery-electric and hydrogen fuel-cell technology after the 2021 F1 season.

“Honda needs to funnel its corporate resources in research and development into the areas of future power-unit and energy technologies, including fuel-cell vehicle and battery EV technologies, which will be the core of carbon-free technologies,” said the carmaker in a press release.

Just because it’s leaving the F1 world at the moment, though, doesn’t mean it’s leaving racing behind entirely. Honda confirmed that it will have a multi-year extension to its IndyCar engine program. The carmaker will even begin supplying hybrid powertrains as soon as 2023. There’s even talk that the brand might come back with a new vehicle for the all-electric Formula E series.

This isn’t the first time that Honda has left F1. It’s been on-again, off-again with the racing series since the 1960s. Recently, though, it’s been working as its own team, and has also provided engines to other teams for over five decades. In 2019, three F1 races were won by Honda-powered vehicles, and two vehicles from Honda have won so far in 2020.

In moving away from F1 to focus on more eco-friendly vehicles, Honda is looking to help achieve its goal to have carbon-neutral operations by 2050.

To learn more about Honda’s environmental aspirations — and for news about its performance in this year’s F1 racing season — don’t hesitate to contact us at Bryan Honda.

2021 Honda Ridgeline Offers More Rugged Capability

Honda Ridgeline | Fayetteville, NC

The Honda Ridgeline is about to get even more rugged. For the 2021 model year, this pickup truck is back with new styling that expresses its off-road readiness more than ever before.

The 2021 Honda Ridgeline will come with more sculpted lines and a wider stance than before, which makes it look more than ready to hit the trail – which it is. It will also come with a weather-proof, locking bed trunk with 7.3 cubic feet of cargo capacity, so you can easily bring along valuable tools, gear, and more.

And that’s not all. With an abundant 50 inches separating the rear wheel wells, the Ridgeline is the only vehicle in its class that can easily accommodate 4-by-8-foot building materials flat on the floor. Inside the cabin, you can even fold down the 60/40 split-folding seats to fit a full-size bicycle in the back, making the Ridgeline a versatile option for drivers that need a tough ride.

Like the Ridgeline before it, which you can check out now at Bryan Honda, the 2021 model has a maximum towing capacity of 3,500 pounds for FWD models and 5,000 pounds for AWD models. Its responsive steering and smooth ride make it feel like you’re driving a smaller car, while getting all the advantages of a capable pickup truck.

The Ridgeline’s cabin uses high-quality materials and comfortable seating to make the pickup welcoming, while its standard 8-inch touch-screen display gives you access to Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ to make it easy to stream music over the class-exclusive in-bed audio system when you’re tailgating.

If you’re interested in learning more about the 2021 Honda Ridgeline, or would like to give the 2020 model a test drive, don’t hesitate to contact us at Bryan Honda.

Fun Ways to Celebrate Halloween at Home

Jack-o-Lantern & Candy | Fayetteville, NC

Trick-or-treating seems to be out of the cards this year, which means that Halloween will certainly look a bit different. If you’re searching for a way to celebrate Halloween at home this year, don’t worry — we have some family-friendly ideas so you can join the spooky festivities while still staying socially distanced.

Get crafty

Halloween is a prime time to get your crafting on. There are a number of fun ideas that you could complete as a family, regardless of your kids’ ages. From creating monster puppets to making paper pumpkins — or even just carving them — t the options are endless. Just check out Pinterest for some of the best ideas out there.

Think up a scavenger hunt

Scavenger hunts can easily be done at home or out and about, making it an easy idea for socially distanced fun. Have the kids dress up in their costumes and give them a list of Halloween-themed items to look for, including pumpkins, black cats, ghosts, and witches.

Build a haunted blanket fort and watch movies

Stay out of the cold and cuddle up under a blanket fort this year, rather than heading out trick-or-treating. A blanket fort can easily be decorated with spooky items like cobwebs and plastic spiders. Build one as a family, fill it to the brim with pillows, and spend the night munching on candy while watching family-friendly Halloween movies. You can even sit around and tell spooky stories to really get into the mood.

From all of us at Bryan Honda, we want to wish you a safe, fun, and spooky Halloween! If you’re looking for a vehicle at a price that’s anything but scary, check out our extensive online inventory.

Honda Takes the Lead at 2020 Indy 500

2020 Indy 500 | Fayetteville, NC

There are few races known better than the Indy 500, even to those that don’t follow the sport. During the 2020 Indy 500, the Honda brand took the field by storm, dominating with its 13th victory at the legendary oval track. The automaker took the top four spots in the race, highlighting its racing prowess as Takuma Sato claimed the win for the brand.

For the majority of the race, a Honda driver led the pack. Before the final pit stops, Scott Dixon, who was driving a Chip Ganassi Racing Honda, was leading the race looking for a second Indy 500 victory. In the final stage of the race, though, Takuma Sato took over Dixon to take the win.

While Sato and his teammate, Graham Rahal, closed the gap between the leaders, Rossi crashed his car, which meant that the pair took the second and third place. Sato followed Dixon closely throughout the final laps, finally passing him on the 185th. While Dixon made multiple attempts to overtake Sato, the latter managed to fend Dixon off and stay in the front.

The race finished in the 196th lap under the caution flag, instead of going its usual 200. This was due to Spencer Pigot’s crash that occurred at the exit of turn four. This led to Sato being named victor, followed by Dixon in second place and Graham Rahal in third. Santino Furrucci came in at fourth after progressing from 19th while driving a Vasser-Sullivan Honda.

While we don’t recommend driving around Fayetteville, NC, at track speeds, we hope you’ll check out Honda’s legendary engineering prowess with a test drive at Bryan Honda.

Improve Your Driving with HondaLink Driver Feedback System

2020 Honda Ridgeline Interior | Fayetteville, NC

If you’re looking to grow your driving skills, then Honda has an available service for you – the HondaLink Driver Feedback System. This system, which is available via the HondaLink app on your smartphone, gives you a set score for each drive you take, helping you keep track of your driving habits and improve them accordingly.

After each time you hit the road, the Driver Feedback System will give you a scorecard that looks at a range of factors, including trip distance, duration, speed, any hard brakes you made, and any moments of aggressive acceleration. The higher your score, the better your driving skills were on any given drive.

Along with drive-by-drive feedback, you will also receive a weekly report that summarizes your individual trip scores. If you get good positive ratings, you may even qualify for discounts on car insurance.

The following Honda models that are currently or were previously enrolled in the Security, Remote, or Concierge packages will have access to the HondaLink Driver Feedback System:

  • 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

You can discover more about this feature – and more about other helpful technologies that Honda has to offer – when you contact us at Bryan Honda in Fayetteville, NC.

2021 Honda Civic Type R Limited Edition Breaks Suzuka Track Record

2021 Honda Civic Type R | Fayetteville, NC

The all-new 2021 Honda Civic Type R Limited Edition is showing just how performance-oriented it is. This special-edition sedan recently set a new front-wheel-drive track record on the iconic Suzuka Circuit in Japan, highlighting its solid power and handling skills.

To set the new record, the Civic Type R Limited Edition achieved a lap time of two minutes and 23.993 seconds. This time was faster than the Ferrari F40 and only six seconds slower than the Nissan GT-R and Koenigsegg One:1.

The Suzuka track was first built as a testing facility for Honda vehicles, so it’s safe to say that the brand knows it well. This track is the only one on the Formula1 calendar to have a figure-eight configuration, making it 3.6 miles of challenge for professional drivers.

Honda has yet to release the Type R Limited Edition model in America, but it will be coming soon, only offering 600 units to consumers in this market. This special-edition model is built with speed in mind, using lightweight, forged aluminum BBS wheels and a significant reduction in overall weight to help increase its power. It also features Michelin® Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires and recalibrated steering to provide maximum control and feedback.

The 2021 Honda Civic Type R will launch in the US later this year. It has already been introduced in other markets, selling out in less than four minutes in Canada and the United Kingdom.

For information on when you can order your very own 2021 Honda Civic Type R Limited Edition, keep an eye on the Bryan Honda Blog.