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.

Honda and General Motors Partnership Produces Hand Sanitizer

Hand Sanitizer | Fayetteville, NC

As the country continues to focus on reducing the number of COVID-19 cases, Honda is looking to help out. The carmaker has joined forces with General Motors to produce one of the most essential tools for frontline workers in this pandemic – hand sanitizer.

The Honda and General Motors partnership recently began working to produce nearly 12,000 gallons of hand sanitizer for healthcare workers across the country.

Through the two automaker’s existing Fuel Cell System manufacturing (FCSM) partnership, they are also working to produce as much hand sanitizer as possible to use in their own manufacturing facilities throughout the United States.

The Honda brand has already given 3,750 nine-ounce bottles to healthcare facilities in Ohio and Michigan. Overall, 75 percent of the hand sanitizer that Honda will receive from this partnership will be sent to healthcare facilities.

“It is inspiring to see how the automotive industry continues to find new and innovative ways to help society during this crisis,” said Cathy McEvilly, senior vice president and general counsel of Honda North America, Inc. “The commitment shown by Honda associates and their counterparts at GM is a source of pride to us and we are happy to provide something to help the brave health care professionals fighting this pandemic every day.”

The FCSM team is producing the hand sanitizer at its Brownstown, Michigan facility. It’s using repurposed equipment that usually creates fuel-cell fuel stacks for future hydrogen-powered vehicles.

We hope you’ll join all of us at Bryan Honda in celebrating these automakers’ commitment to keeping us all safe during these difficult times.

Honda Ventilator Parts Help Combat COVID-19

Manufacturing Plant | Fayetteville, NC

People around the world are reaching out and lending a helping hand in a time of need. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, Honda is looking to help out, too. The carmaker recently started manufacturing and delivering vital ventilator parts to Dynaflo Inc. of Reading, Pennsylvania. These Honda ventilator parts will allow Dynaflo to produce their diaphragm compressors – a key component of portable ventilators.

Honda is working with Dynaflo to produce 10,000 compressors every month, working to do so until the end of August. The Dynaflo portable ventilators are used in hospitals and by first responders across the country.

“Honda associates have successfully transformed a portion of our technical training center into an assembly line that will help support the urgent need to produce ventilator components,” said Rick Schostek, Executive Vice President, Honda North America, Inc. “With our supply of these key components to Dynaflo, we hope to help address one of the most pressing needs within the COVID-19 crisis.”

To produce these parts, Honda has transformed its Technical Development Center in Marysville, Ohio, which stretches over 6,000 square feet. The Center has used its production expertise to ramp up production, ensuring best practices are used in compressor assembly. Each part is built and tested for quality before behind shipped to add to the ventilators.

If you want to learn more about how Honda is putting your health and safety at the forefront of its operations, don’t hesitate to give us a call at Bryan Honda.

1.1-Second Zero-to-60 Time Makes Honda Civic Speed Record

2020 Honda Civic | Fayetteville, NC

For many years, the Honda Civic has been known as being a solid option if you want a performance-oriented ride. During the Haltech World Cup Finals, this was highlighted when a modified Honda Civic set a brand-new speed record for the model. In just 1.1 seconds, this special Civic went from zero to 60 mph at the Maryland International Raceway, showcasing the model’s performance abilities.

To reach this record-breaking speed, the Civic was modified to become one of the fastest cars on the racetrack. It boasts a custom-built inline-four engine, which has billet pistons, a Supertech valvetrain, and custom cams to offer the most power possible. It also added 60 pounds to its own specs thanks to the use of a Garrett GTX50 76-mm turbocharger. With this additional heft, it had a total system output of 1,500 horsepower.

A Motech ECU was used to help run the entire setup, giving the Civic the outstanding acceleration it needed to beat the previous record. The Civic also had an all-wheel-drive system and a four-speed dogbox instead of the usual six-speed manual transmission.

This Civic didn’t just post a record-breaking zero-to-60-mph time of 1.1 seconds. The coupe drag car also ran a quarter-mile time of 7.45 seconds, which is a world record for an all-wheel-drive Honda vehicle.

Even though the 2020 Honda Civics on the lot here at Bryan Honda may not be a match for the record-setting model on the track, they’re still exceptional family sedans.

Honda and GM Partnership Set to Build to Electric Vehicles

Honda & GM Partnership | Fayetteville, NC

Sometimes, two heads are better than one. That’s why Honda has teamed up with General Motors (GM) to help take them into the future of electric vehicles. The Honda and GM partnership will result in the building of two new electric cars, allowing both brands to expand their electrified lineup.

The new EVs will use GM batteries that are manufactured at its plants in North America. Honda will design the interiors and exteriors of the vehicles.

“This expanded partnership will unlock economies of scale to accelerate our electrification roadmap and advance our industry-leading efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions,” said Rick Schostek, Executive Vice President of American Honda Motor. “We are in discussions with one another regarding the possibility of further extending our partnership.”

Along with utilizing GM’s batteries, the vehicles will also use the brand’s hands-free advanced driver-assistance technology. It will also use the OnStar® safety and security telematics services, while still being badged as a Honda vehicle.

This isn’t the first time that Honda and GM have partnered up. They previously worked together on the Cruise Origin, an electrified vehicle that was self-driving and meant for sharing city rides. It launched earlier this year in San Francisco.

Honda expects the two electrified vehicles to go on sale in the United States and Canada in 2024.

This newest partnership between Honda and GM is exciting, and we can’t wait to see you here at Bryan Honda when the two mystery EVs finally hit the road.

2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid is First-Ever Honda Hybrid SUV

2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid | Fayetteville, NC

Honda is adding to its eco-friendly lineup. The Japanese carmaker recently announced its first-ever hybrid SUV – the 2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid. This fuel-efficient version of the brand’s well-known crossover combines a hybrid powertrain with standard safety features and high-quality appointments throughout. These are some of the features you can expect with this all-new hybrid.

Efficient power.

The 2020 CR-V will come with the same two-mode hybrid system as the Accord, which combines a 2.0-liter engine that produces 143 horsepower with an AC synchronous permanent magnet motor to offer a total system output of 212 horsepower and 232 lb-ft of torque. That means that the CR-V Hybrid is quantifiably the most powerful powertrain option in the CR-V lineup. Despite this power, this model is still expected to increase city fuel economy for the standard engine up to 50 percent.

All-wheel drive.

If you’re looking for a bit more traction for potential inclement weather or adventures off the beaten path, you’re in god luck. The 2020 CR-V Hybrid comes standard with all-wheel drive.

Standard safety tech. Every CR-V Hybrid will come standard with the Honda SensingÒ suite of driver-assistance technologies, providing you with peace of mind when you’re behind the wheel.

A sleek, modern look. The CR-V Hybrid enhances the model’s sleek, modern look with LED headlights and available 19-inch alloy wheels, along with blue-accented Honda logos to hint at its efficiency.

For a vehicle that balances capability, efficiency and versatility, you should consider the 2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid. Stop by Bryan Honda today to go for a test drive.

Honda 60th Anniversary in US Celebrate at SEMA

2020 Honda CR-V | Fayetteville, NC

Honda reached a new milestone this year, and it’s decided to celebrate with more than just cake and candles. The Japanese carmaker recently celebrated its 60th anniversary in the United States, creating a display at this year’s SEMA Show that highlights the brand’s ability to be accessorized – and its appeal for outdoor and performance enthusiasts.

To celebrate Honda’s 60th anniversary in America, the brand’s display showcased both past and present vehicles. It highlighted the company’s “longstanding commitment to the enthusiast community.”

The display itself had ten models that had been modified to appeal to different fans. At the center of the SEMA Show lineup were two versions of the 2020 Honda CR-V. The first CR-V was based on the brand’s all-new CR-V Hybrid model. Called the “Do” Build by Jsport Performance Accessories, this hybrid was turned into a vehicle perfect for the “weekend warrior,” offering a roof rack, side steps, mountain bike rack, 1.5-inch lift kit, and all-terrain tires.

Another CR-V was also showcased, built with outdoor adventures in mind. The “Dream” build was also created by Jsport and offered camping comforts like a slide-out refrigerator and a clamshell-style rooftop tent.

Other featured models include a Ridgeline that was outfitted for rugged adventures, a Rally Passport with a performance focus, and multiple Civic Si models. There was even a 1968 S80 Coupe Outlaw, and a heritage Chevy truck that was used as a delivery truck after the company first opened for business in 1959.  

A legacy as rich as Honda’s doesn’t develop without good reason. Join the family today at Bryan Honda.

New Honda Airbag Considered Safer

New Honda Airbag | Fayetteville, NC

Safety has always been a top priority for Honda, and the automaker recently announced its latest innovation in the field. Honda’s engineers have unveiled a new, advanced airbag design that should be more effective at protecting occupants in frontal collisions.

Honda developed this new airbag at Honda R&D Americas, Inc. in Ohio. The carmaker worked alongside Autoliv, one of its major safety system suppliers.

“This new airbag technology represents Honda’s continuing effort to advance safety performance in a wider variety of crash scenarios and reflects the innovative thinking that our engineers are bringing to the challenge of reducing traffic injuries and fatalities,” said Jim Keller, President of Honda R&D Americas, Inc.

Conventional airbags typically use a single inflatable compartment to help reduce injury and fatalities during frontal collisions. The new Honda airbag goes one step further, offering four major components. These include three inflatable compartments and a “sail panel” that combines the two side chambers at their outermost edge.

These components work to protect the occupant’s head in an angled frontal impact collision, since the lateral collision forces can cause the passenger’s head to rotate or slide off of the airbag, reducing its effectiveness. The “sail panel” acts like a baseball catcher’s mitt, cradling the occupant’s head to soften the impact.

Honda will begin implementing this potentially life-saving system in 2020. In the meantime, plan a trip to Bryan Honda to take a look at some of Honda’s current safety innovations, including the standard HondaSensing® suite of technology.

2019 Honda Civic Hatchback Outshines 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback

2019 Honda Civic | Fayetteville, NC

The Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla are long-time rivals. Now, they’re competing on an entirely new front. While the Civic has been available as a hatchback model for a while now, Toyota recently introduced a Corolla Hatchback model to its lineup, adding a new competitor for the Honda hatch. This comparison examines the 2019 Honda Civic Hatchback and the 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback, looking at how they stack up against one another.

Style

As you might expect from the hatchback segment, both of these models come with an athletic silhouette that is enhanced by its five-door body. That being said, the Civic Hatchback puts forth a sportier style. This hatchback has sculpted lines and an integrated spoiler that gives it an aggressive look, while its sloping rear roofline makes it unique.

Performance and efficiency

Peppy performance is available in both the Civic Hatchback and the Corolla Hatchback. Each comes with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, though the Civic is peppier than its Toyota competitor. The Civic Hatchback produces 174 horsepower and 162 lb-ft of torque, while the Corolla’s four-cylinder engine only puts out 168 horsepower and 155 lb-ft of torque.

While the Corolla does offer better fuel efficiency on some of its trims, the Civic comes out in front when it comes to standard efficiency numbers. The Civic’s standard powertrain offers 31 mpg in the city 40 mpg on the highway, while the Corolla powertrain offers 28 mpg in the city 37 mpg on the highway.*

There may be a new hatchback on the block, but true hatchback lovers will probably prefer the proven Civic Hatchback over Toyota’s new model. See for yourself at Bryan Honda.

*Based on 2019 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.

Honda Tops Cars.com American Made Index

Honda American Made Index | Fayetteville, NC

American carmakers have lost out to Honda in the Cars.com American Made Index. In a recent study that examines which vehicles in the U.S. automotive industry are actually made in America, Honda has come out on top for the second year in a row.

The Japanese carmaker came out with six of the top 10 most American-made models sold in the United States. Last year, Honda was also awarded this honor with four models in the top ten.

The following vehicles were recognized in the Cars.com American Made Index:

  • 2019 Honda Odyssey (Lincoln, AL), 2nd place
  • 2019 Honda Ridgeline (Lincoln, AL), 3rd place
  • 2019 Honda Passport (Lincoln, AL), 4th place
  • 2019 Acura MDX (East Liberty, OH), 6th place
  • 2019 Honda Pilot (Lincoln, AL), 7th place
  • 2019 Acura RDX (East Liberty, OH), 10th place

To determine the top ten vehicles in their American Made Index, Cars.com considered several factors. This includes the location of each vehicle’s assembly plant, the origin of the engine and transmission, the domestic-parts content, and U.S. factory employment adjusted by sales. In the case of a tie, curb weight is used to break it.

Honda is proud to note that nearly two-thirds of Honda and 99% of Acura vehicles that are sold in the United States are also made there.*

If you ever find yourself looking for American brands when shopping for a new car, you’re not alone. Many people value buying domestic, whether it’s because they think it will do more to help the American economy or they believe American-built vehicles are better made. But as it turns out, despite the Japanese badge, buying Honda is the way to go if you care about cars built in America. Visit Bryan Honda to explore Honda’s lineup and discover the quality of American-made cars.

*Using domestic and globally sourced parts