Friday, September 17, 2010

2010 Honda CR-V - power, agility, efficiency!

The Honda CR-V, initially launched in Japan in 1996, was intended to fill in the gap that existed between the mid-size and full-size large SUVs. And the Honda CR-V achieved just that with tremendous results! The sleek looking, compact crossover SUV was an instant hit in automotive markets all over, enjoying robust sales and popularity! The CR-V is Honda's smallest SUV, other than the related Element, sold in the United States and Canada!
The sophisticated looking CR-V is equipped with a spacious interior, plenty of cargo capacity, powerful engine, agility, advanced safety technology, and offers great fuel economy - all at very competitive prices making it one of the most popular cars to come out of the Honda stable!
Perfectly combining the trademark Honda qualities - size, capability and power - the CR-V was Honda's first in-house designed SUV!  Although the CR-V was originally intended only as a niche vehicle, Honda’s compact SUV soon outpaced some other Honda models at the time and has since then been one of Honda’s bets selling cars over the years!

·       History

o   1996 – Honda debuts the CR-V in Japan making it Honda’s first in-house designed SUV! The Cr-V is displayed, for the first time in the US, at the Chicago Auto Show.  The first generation CR-V LX, is equipped with a Real Time 4WD system, and is powered by a 2.0 L straight-4 B20B engine.  

o    1999 – The Honda CR-V receives a facelift and also more engine power. The 2.0 L straight-4 B20B is changed to 2.0 L B20Z engine producing 146 hp at 4,500 rpm of torque.  The automatic transmissions models are installed with an overdrive cancel button which allow the driver to lock the transmission in the first 3 gears to facilitate more power during steep climbs.  The newly re-styled CR-V gets new front bumper and a smaller plastic radio antenna on the rear of the roof.

o   2000 – Honda launches a Special Edition model in the North American Markets! The CR-V SE comes equipped with fresher interior and exteriors including leather upholstery, body colored bumpers, CD/cassette audio system and chrome grille.

o   2001 – The Honda CR-V becomes the top selling car in its class, outselling its competitors!

o   2002 – The second generation Honda CR-V makes its entrance! A fully re-designed vehicle, it is powered by the K24A1 engine, producing more power but maintaining its fuel efficiency thanks to the i-VTEC system!

o   2003 – The Honda CR-V is voted as the ‘Best Small SUV’ by Car and Driver magazine for 2002 and 2003!

o   2005 – The Honda CR-V gets a mid-generational upgrade. It is now equipped with an improved four-wheel drive system, a five-speed automatic transmission, 16” wheels, changed grille, steering wheel mounted audio controls, revised rear seat head rests, and outside temperature monitors. The US models, in conforming to the local safety standards, are equipped with ABS, traction control, Vehicle stability assist and front seat-mounted side airbags, and side-curtain airbags with rollover sensors for all outboard occupants.

o   2005 – Honda displays the CR-V Limited Edition at the Australian International Motor Show.  The CR-V SE trim with more luxurious interiors is included in the CR-V model list.

o   2007 – Honda introduces the third generation CR-V! The SUV is powered by Honda’s latest K-Series 2.4 L 4-cylinder engine! The re-styled CR-V displays new features such as a rear liftgate, an integration Navigation option (for the EX-L model), 6-disc CD changer, and a PC card slot.  The Honda CR-V becomes the # 1 selling SUV in the United States surpassing the Ford Explorer!

o   2010 - The present day CR-V has a totally fresh new look. It is a stylish, efficient and a versatile SUV boasting superior engine power, advanced technology and safety features.

·       Models
The Honda CR-V is available in many styles, equipped with optional features, for suitable pricing! The CR-V is available in the following models:
o   2WD LX
o   4WD LX
o   2WD EX
o   4WD EX
o   2WD EX-L
o   4WD EX-L

·       Features
With its sophisticated looks, sleek and smooth lines, aerodynamically designed shape, enhanced comfort, boosted engine power, advanced safety features and great fuel efficiency, the Honda CR-V is a treat for any car enthusiast.  Here’s a look at some of its impressive features*:
o   Sleek stance and aerodynamic shape
o   Lightweight lift-up tailgate
o   Multi-reflector halogen headlights
o   Folding power side mirrors
o   Steering wheel-mounted controls
o   One-touch power moon roof
o   XM Radio
o   Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System
o   Digital audio-card reader
o   MP3/auxiliary input jack and a 12-volt power outlet
o   Upper and lower glove compartments
o   Dual-deck cargo shelf
o   60/40 split rear seats
o   Comfortable seating for five
o   166-hp, DOHC i-VTEC® engine
o   5-speed automatic transmission
o   Grade Logic Control System
o   MacPherson strut front suspension
o   Real Time 4-wheel drive
o   Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
o   Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
o   Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure
o   Automatic tensioning seat belts
o   Side curtain airbags and dual-stage, dual-threshold front airbags (SRS
*The features mentioned above may vary from model to model.

·       2010 Honda CR-V
The 2010 Honda CR-V with its smart new look, powerful engine, consistent performance, safety mechanisms, advanced technology and super fuel economy is the best choice in its compact SUV class!
Enjoying popularity right from its birth, the 2010 Honda CR-V continues to earn accolades along the way, such as an Ultra-Low-Emission Vehicle (ULEV) rating by the California Air Resources Board. “Kelley Blue Book’s has honored the  CR-V with two of its 2010 Best Resale Value Awards. In addition, Honda has been ranked as the country’s greenest automaker, according to the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS).
Produced as an all-wheel drive and front wheel drive, the Honda CR-V powered by a 2.4 L inline four-cylinder engine, with a five-speed automatic transmission, is available in three styles LX, EX and the EX-L. Offering spacious interiors, it can seat five passengers with ease. The whole package of looks, styling, refinement, performance, safety and fuel economy makes the Honda CR-V an absolutely irresistible choice in the compact SUV segment – offering automotive connoisseurs THE complete driving experience!  

Goudy Honda is the #1 used Honda and new Honda dealer in Los Angeles, Alhambra, CA and one of the largest volume Honda dealers in the world, with over 40 years of experience serving loyal customers. 
Goudy Honda stocks a huge inventory of all new Honda models as well as all used Honda & Honda Certified cars. 

Goudy Honda is your Los Angeles, CA  area Alhambra Honda dealer and serves the surrounding areas of San Gabriel, Monterey Park, Pasadena, Rosemead, El Monte, Buena Park, Cerritos, Monrovia, West Covina, East Pasadena, South Pasadena, East Gabriel and more. 
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Thursday, September 2, 2010

Celebrate Labor Day with Goudy Honda Specials

The Labor Day weekend is fast approaching and to celebrate this occasion Goudy Honda is offering some smart deals on new 2010 Honda models at their dealership in Alhambra. The Honda Clearance Event is on so you get some truly amazing offers on 2010 Honda models.

Check out some of the awesome offers that we have for our valued customers - 0% APR available on new 2010 Honda Fit, Civic, Accord, Crosstour, Insight, and Ridgeline.  There are also low monthly leasing options on 2010 models.  The all new CR-Z is also in stock … Now you just can’t beat these super offers!

Goudy Honda stocks a huge inventory of new Honda models, used Honda models as well as certified Hondas.  With over 45 years of experience, commitment to quality, superior performance and service to our loyal customers Goudy Honda has become one of the largest volume Honda dealers in the world.

Labor Day is celebrated to celebrate the economic and social achievements of workers across America. So why not celebrate yourself?  

Come on over to Goudy Honda this Labor Day weekend and celebrate with a brand new Honda… but get down to our dealership fast, the new models are going fast!

Goudy Honda is your Los Angeles, CA  area Alhambra Honda dealer and serves the surrounding areas of San Gabriel, Monterey Park, Pasadena, Rosemead, El Monte, Buena Park, Cerritos, Monrovia, West Covina, East Pasadena, South Pasadena, East Gabriel and more. 

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