2019 Honda Insight Safety Earns Top Ratings from IIHS and NHTSA

Honda Insight safety

The 2019 Honda Insight, Honda’s hybrid compact car, has earned a 5-star rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and was named a Top Safety Pick+ by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

The NHTSA and IIHS are highly respected in the auto industry for their extensive crash test ratings. The NHTSA’s website displays any recalls, investigations, and complaints about a vehicle, which the 2019 Insight has none of, as well as its crash test ratings, in which the Insight received straight 5-star ratings.

The IIHS has strict criteria for its Top Safety Pick+ vehicles. Top Safety Picks have to achieve high scores in crash tests, but to earn the Plus rating, they also have to have high-quality front crash prevention technology.

Thanks to the many 2019 Honda Insight safety features such as standard Honda Sensing® technology, this hybrid is among the highest-rated vehicles across the market and especially in its segment. The Honda Sensing®suite includes of Collision Mitigation Braking System™, Road Departure Mitigation, Adaptive Cruise Control, and other features that work together to keep drivers safe in every situation.

The Insight isn’t just a good option in terms of safety — it’s also incredibly fuel-efficient thanks to its powerful hybrid engine, offers sporty styling with great curb appeal, and is spacious and comfortable despite its convenient, maneuverable small size. Test drive it today at Sunny King Honda.

How to Decorate Your Honda for Halloween

Decorate Your Honda“Trunk or treat” events are quickly gaining attention over traditional trick or treating. If you’re attending one of these events soon, here are some tips to help your decorate your Honda for these family-friendly community gatherings.

 

I Spy

This idea is both creative and adds a level of interactivity to your car. Fill the trunk of your Honda with various dolls, stuffed animals, toys, and other knick-knacks and trinkets, then have trick-or-treaters play I Spy!

Dinosaur Fossils

Decorate your car with pictures of dinosaurs and exotic trees, then set out a small, makeshift sandbox filled with candy that kids have to dig out.

Pirate Treasure

X marks the spot! Fill your trunk with fake gold coins and plastic bead jewelry, as well as a couple skeletons for good measure, as well as a treasure chest full of candy. Bonus points if you dress up as a pirate, too.

Coffee Shop Drive-Thru

Setting this up requires a bit of additional supplies, like a cardboard cut-out drive-thru window. Dress up like a barista and lean out the “window” to give trick-or-treaters exactly what they ordered.

Toaster

For a low-effort decoration, just put two “slices” of bread sticking out the top of your vehicle to make your Honda look like a toaster.

 

Of course, to trunk or treat with the neighborhood, you’ll need a car. Check out our selection at Sunny King Honda today.

See the Wizard of Oz at Oxford Performing Arts Center in October

Crowd at Event

At Sunny King Honda, we’re always happy to highlight remarkable events in our community, but there’s one upcoming shin-dig that we’re particularly excited to share with you: The Wizard of Oz the musical is coming to Oxford Performing Arts Center!

Head to Oxford Performing Arts Center at 7:00 PM on October 18th for this one-night-only performance. This show is just a stop on the Broadway cast’s national tour, so now’s your only chance to enjoy a first-class musical performance without travelling all the way to The Big Apple.

The musical is developed from the timelessly famous 1939 film. Anyone who loves the movie will adore this opportunity to hear their favorite songs performed live and on stage.

Do you want to turn the show into a romantic evening for you and your significant other? Grab dinner at Garfrerick’s Café beforehand. In the mood for something more casual? Then we casually suggest stopping into Cheaha Brewing Company in Anniston for a bite and a brew. Or are you bringing the whole family along? Fill up at Brad’s Bar-B-Que before heading somewhere over the rainbow.

Make October 18th your night to show your Oxford community and its local businesses some love before enjoying the talents of those fine performers from New York. Our Sunny King Honda community will be doing the same!

Atlanta Summer Activities for the Whole Family

Atlanta summer activities

There’s just a few more weeks until the kids start school, so now’s the time to find things to do so that summer ends spectacularly. These Atlanta summer activities can certainly help.

 

Georgia Aquarium

Get out of the summer heat and enjoy the water in a different way by visiting the Georgia Aquarium, a nonprofit focused on the effort of promoting aquatic biodiversity. The aquarium is filled with over 10 million gallons of water and various forms of sea life.

World of Coke

Dedicated to celebrating the heritage of Coca-Cola, World of Coke is located at Pemberton Place and has been an integral attraction in Atlanta for over 25 years. Get a behind-the-scenes look at the bottling process, learn about the history of Coca-Cola, and enjoy a refreshing drink.

Zoo Atlanta

Take the whole family to see exotic animals from all over the world. There’s plenty to do here, from its various exhibits to an onsite playground, a rock wall, the Treetop Trail, and even a petting zoo.

Atlanta Braves Games

Is there anything that says “summertime in America” quite like baseball season? It’s not too late to catch a game with the Atlanta Braves at SunTrust Park.

 

Make lasting family memories with these Atlanta summer activities. If you need a vehicle to get you there, visit Sunny King Honda before the summer ends.

Honda and GM Team Up for Next Generation Battery System

There is no denying that the future of the automotive industry will rely more heavily on electricity and battery power. Current battery systems are getting smaller and offering more electric driving range. However, to help advance this technology even further, Honda and GM have joined forces. This will help both companies accelerate their respective plans for all-electric vehicles.

“In addition to our ongoing joint development and production of fuel cells, this battery component collaboration will enable us to take a new step toward the realization of a sustainable society,” said Takashi Sekiguchi, Chief Officer for Automobile Operations and Managing Officer of Honda.

As part of this agreement, the two companies will collaborate on GM’s next generation battery system with Honda sourcing the battery modules from GM. Each company will be able to use the technology in the distinct vehicles. With a larger, global production scale, both automakers will be able to provide better overall value to customers.

This is not the first time Honda and GM have worked together. They previously formed the first manufacturing joint venture for an advanced hydrogen fuel cell system. This collaboration should produce a new hydrogen system by 2020 that is more affordable and efficient.

Here at Sunny King Honda, we are excited to see what innovation Honda will introduce next.

2019 Honda Insight Plant in Indiana

2019 Honda Insight

 

Honda has made a major investment in its Indiana and Ohio production facilities. Part of that investment includes launching the production of the all-new 2019 Honda Insight in Indiana. The Honda Insight is powered by a two-motor hybrid powertrain that generates 151 horsepower and 197 lb-ft of torque.

What & Where

A $61.5 million investment aims to add to Honda’s electrified vehicle portfolio. The Honda Insight will be produced exclusively at the Greensburg, Indiana production facility. Three Ohio facilities will produce powertrain parts that make the Insight into an efficient sedan drivers are sure to love.

$32.5 million of the investment is going towards producing the all-new Honda Insight. A new 19,200-sq ft. building expansion will be home to assembly of the Insight’s front end. Other processes directed to the 2019 Insight include high-voltage wiring and the power control system.

When

The 2019 Honda Insight will land in dealership showrooms this summer. It will slot between the Civic and Accord with seating for five. The Honda Sensing® safety suite comes standard on all models. The Insight marks the fifth electrified Honda model launched in the past 18 months.

With the launch of the Honda Insight, the manufacturer is on track to achieve its goal of electrified vehicles making up more than half of its sales by 2030. Here at Sunny King Honda, we’re excited to see what Honda’s electrified future will bring to the industry.

Honda Reaches One Million Vehicles with Honda Sensing ® Technology

Honda Sensing Technology
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Honda Milestone

Honda has reached an important milestone in the journey to make veicles in its lineup safer and smarter than ever before. The Honda Sensing ® technology, which will be standard across all Honda vehicles by the year 2022, can now be found in over one million vehicles sold in the United States. Honda Sensing ® was also honored by a study from the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety, which demonstrated the technology’s effectiveness.

How Many Involved

69 percent of 2018 model-year vehicles sold by Honda have Honda Sensing ® technology installed on them, indicating that the technology’s application has more than doubled since 2016. Additionally, the study from the IIHS indicated that not only are fewer people injured in vehicles equipped with Honda Sensing ® , but the injuries are less severe and insurance claims less expensive. Honda also recently announced plans to have automatic emergency braking installed on 95% of vehicles by 2020, two years ahead of the legal requirement.

Honda Sensing ® technology is proven to reduce risk of injury and damage in collisions, as well as playing a role in reducing the number of collisions on the road in the first place. Honda’s goals point to a safer and more innovative future in the auto industry.

If you’d like more information about the amazing safety suite, feel free to ask our team at Sunny King Honda.

Give Back and Play Golf at the Sunny King Classic 2018

Sunny King Classic

What It Is

Summer is a time for relaxing and enjoying the warm weather, and what better way to relax than to enjoy a competitive round of golf outdoors? Even better, you can play golf and give back to your community. That’s the idea behind the Sunny King Classic golf tournament. Praised as one of the largest charity golf tournaments in the southeast, the Sunny King Classic 2018 is a three-day-long event featuring four hundred eight golfers on three different courses – and you can sign up to participate.

When It Is

The golf tournament takes place the weekend of July 13th, 14th, and 15th, with practice rounds beginning as early as June 19th for golfers who want to prepare. The entry fee is $325 per person, which includes the cart and range balls, as well as social events and an open bar for participants and a plus-one. A large portion of every entry price goes towards charity, so if you participate, you can rest assured that your money is going to a good cause.

How To Sign Up

Sign-ups and registration already began as of April 1st. So, if participating in the Sunny King Classic 2018 tournament is something that appeals to you, we here at Sunny King Honda encourage you to sign up soon, as all entries are on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Top 5 Activities to Do this Spring with Your Family

Top 5 Activities to Do this Spring with Your Family

As the weather warms and we venture outdoors, it’s worth thinking about the best ways you can spend quality time with your family this spring. There are plenty of ways to take advantage of the beautiful outdoors around you and do so in an eco-friendly and mindful way. Here are the top 5 activities to do this spring with your family.

  1. Go camping – Take a break from modern conveniences and technology and set up camp in the great outdoors with your family. You don’t have to totally go without comforts, so pack some sleeping bags, board games, tasty food, and eco-friendly bug repellant.
  2. Soak in the sun at the beach – Pile everyone into the car with towels, sunscreen, snacks, and beach toys for a fun day out in the sun.
  3. Go kayaking or canoeing – Head to a local lake or waterway with your kayak or canoe and get in some fun, healthy exercise. Don’t forget to have you and your family wear life jackets while out on the water.
  4. Take a bike ride – More likely than not, there are some outdoor trails in the area that you haven’t explored and are perfect for a family bike ride. Pack some snacks and water and snap on your helmet for a bike ride that’s as leisurely or intense as you want it to be.
  5. Start a garden – Spring is the season of planting, so consider starting a garden that you and your family can enjoy. You can plant some vegetables and herbs to use in your kitchen, or simply create a beautiful flower garden that you can admire for years to come.

If you require a reliable vehicle to get you to your spring destination, then be sure to stop by Sunny King Honda and explore our lineup.

MotorWeek’s Drivers’ Choice Award Highlights

2018 Honda Odyssey | Sunny King Honda | Anniston, AL

Every year, since 1983, MotorWeek has presented its Drivers’ Choice Awards. These awards are handed out to the best vehicle from each segment depending on what you—the drivers—really want from a car. According to their website, this includes “price, practicality, performance and fuel efficiency.” This year’s awards made several worthy mentions of vehicles that we have here at Sunny King Honda.

Best Minivan – Honda Odyssey

The 2018 Honda Odyssey was all-new for this model year, which is one of the reasons it was chosen by MotorWeek as their winner in this category. New comfort, new safety, new technology, and new family-oriented features all make this an excellent family hauler.

Best Small Car – Honda Civic

Thanks to its consistent reliability and intelligent design, the Honda Civic wins the Best Small Car award for the third year in a row. That’s, in part, is thanks to versatile variants including the Civic Si and the Type R Hatchback.

Best Family Sedan – Honda Accord

It turns out that the Honda Odyssey isn’t the only top-rated family hauler in the Honda lineup. The mid-size Honda Accord offers plenty of luxurious features, advanced technology and safety, and an efficient performance for a sedan that can’t help but stand out.

If you would like to get better acquainted with these award-winning Hondas, come visit us for a test drive at Sunny King Honda.