Introducing the Honda Civic Type R

2017 Honda Civic Type R in Anniston, AL
2017 Honda Civic Type R

If you love the exhilarating rush of a powerful engine, you’ll love the Honda Civic Type R. It has all the features of a Honda Civic that you’d want while giving you that extra thrill that racecar enthusiasts love.

The Type R is special. Why? Because it’s the very first production Honda Civic Type R in the United States. That means it’s officially hitting American streets for the first time ever. To give back, Honda donated the very first Type R to the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation so that they could auction it off.

You can get the Type R for yourself without bidding, though. And you won’t regret it. The Type R’s engineering lets you handle roads like a pro with features like limited-slip differential and a wide wheelbase for more control. All of these intelligent engineering features help this Type R take tight turns and corners smoothly.

The Type R’s turbocharged engine delivers 306 horsepower, making it one of the most powerful street-legal cars that Honda has put on the road. Even with all that power, the Type R still sports efficiency.

If the Honda Civic Type R sounds like the perfect sports car for you, contact us at Sunny King Honda for more information.

Honda Roadside Assistance

2018 Honda Fit - Honda Roadside Assistance in Birmingham, AL
2018 Honda Fit

When you’re a Honda owner, you’ll always be covered. Honda Roadside Assistance is here to help you when you need it most.

Starting with all 2015 model-year Hondas, you’ll get Honda Roadside Assistance for three years or 36,000 miles. With Roadside Assistance, you can get help 24 hours a day, seven days a week. That means that even if you run into trouble in the middle of the night, you’re covered!

Roadside Assistance doesn’t only include towing. Roadside Assistance can help you with winching, jump starting your car, fuel delivery when you run out of gas, a flat tire, or getting back into your car when you get locked out.

Honda also offers trip interruption services with their Roadside Assistance if there’s been a mechanical disablement of your car. This means that you can get compensation for any expenses that occur for three days after your car breaks down.

Another benefit that comes with Roadside Assistance is help with hotel reservations and rental vehicles upon request. In the event of an emergency, Honda will even help you contact people like your spouse or your boss if you’re stuck.

Honda is always here to help you out! Find the right Honda for you at Sunny King Honda and take advantage of this amazing Roadside Assistance.

Honda Owner’s Workshop on July 25 at Sunny King Honda

Honda Owner’s Workshop - 2017 Honda CR-V interior technology

We’re hosting a Honda Owner’s Workshop at Sunny King Honda on Tuesday, July 25, 2017. The event will be from 4:00pm to 6:00pm, and all new Honda owners are invited. We’ll be demonstrating how to use Honda infotainment systems as well as introducing you to the service drive. Specially trained service experts will be there to answer any questions, and you can enjoy refreshments and win door prizes at the upcoming workshop.

One of the major things we will be covering is the HondaLink system. This system allows you to seamlessly connect your compatible Apple or Android smartphone to get access a vehicle guide, a parking reminder, service appointments, recall notifications, and roadside assistance, among other things. This next-generation technology comes in most new Honda models, allowing you to stay better connected than ever before. Plus, with the HondaLink app you can get updates about your car, remote lock/unlock, remote start, and locate a stolen vehicle, among other things.

The Owner’s Workshop will also provide information about service and repairs, like routine maintenance, service specials, and schedule reminders. You can meet our award-winning service team, and our staff will be more than happy to answer any questions you might have about your new Honda. Mark your calendars for July 25 and remember to stop by Sunny King Honda.

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New Honda Civic Si: Sporty Performance Edition

2017 new Honda Civic Si

The Honda Civic is back and better than ever, including the much-anticipated Honda Civic Si. This high-performance model comes with new looks and improved engineering, making it better than ever both on and off the track. For those looking for a quality sedan with a bit of a twist, the Civic Si might be the right car for you.

According to Forbes, the new Honda Civic Si comes with upgrades like a 25-percent increase in torsional rigidity and a 100-pound weight reduction compared to previous models. You can also find features like a revamped front end, 18-inch wheels, a rear spoiler, and a distinct center exhaust outlet. The Si is also 5mm lower than previous models, improving handling and aerodynamics.

“A car like the Civic Si certainly benefits from increased power, but the Si’s real focus is the total driving experience. Enhancements to the Si’s suspension and wheel/tire package keep the 2017 Si true to previous models’ reputation,” writes Forbes contributor Karl Brauer.

Under the hood a 1.5-liter turbo that gets up to 205 horsepower and 192 lb-ft of torque. Notably, the Si will use an active damping system, the first time this has appeared on this model. Want to learn more about the 2017 Honda Civic? Visit Sunny King Honda today for more information.

New 2018 Honda Odyssey Design is Overhauled

2018 Honda Odyssey Design

The 2018 Honda Odyssey design is bound to blow you away. This model is at the top of the minivan segment thanks to its bold styling, fuel-sipping powertrain, and innovative technologies. If you’re looking for a family hauler that will make life a little easier, check out the latest Honda Odyssey to hit the market.

According to Honda, the all-new Odyssey has seating for up to eight thanks to roomy three-row seating. The cabin has been reinvented to make driving more enjoyable, including features like CabinWatch and CabinTalk so you can keep an eye on passengers in the rear. Honda CabinControl lets control everything from temperature to music volume in the rear, while an 8-inch display touchscreen provides easy access to your command center.

“For families sticking it out with minivans, the 2018 Odyssey promises more convenience, more versatility, and—most of all—more technology,” reads the Car and Driver review.

One of the best new design features is the Magic Slide second-row seat. You can easily get into the rear thanks to the sliding capabilities of the second row, a simple yet important design change. Additionally, hands-free access to the power tailgate makes driving easier, while an advanced rear entertainment system is ideal for keeping children entertained. To learn more about the Honda Odyssey, stop by Sunny King Honda today.

The Sunny King Charity Classic: More Than $2.5 Million Raised Since Inception

Sunny King Charity Classic

The thirty-ninth annual Sunny King Charity Classic will be held this year from July 7 to July. This is one of the largest charity golf tournaments in the Southeast, with over 408 golfers competing over three courses. Last year, over $100,000 was generated, bring the total since the start of the tournament up to $2.5 million. At Sunny King Honda, we couldn’t be happier to be a part of this charitable event.

There is an official website for the Sunny King Charity Classic with detailed information about the tournament. Registration for the even has been open since April 1, and the entry fee is $325 per person or $650 per team. This fee includes cars and range balls as well, and there will also be several activities and an open bar. Additionally, the maximum number of teams is capped at 204, and the entries are based on a “first come, first serve” basis.

Every night there will be dinner and entertainment, and non-participants can pay a reduced fee of $75 per couple per night. The three courses that are included in the Sunny King Charity Classic are Anniston Country Club, Silver Lake, and Cider Ridge. Thanks to the hard work of volunteers, this year’s event is bound to be better than ever.

Spring Car Care Tips

Spring Car Care Tips

Spring is here, and with the weather warming up it’s time to do a few easy maintenance tasks to help our cars recover from the harsh winter months. Follow these spring car care tips to get your car ready for the warm weather!

First of all, if you have winter-specific parts on your car, like winter tires and winter wipers, it’s a good time to change them out for all-season ones. Winter tires don’t work well in warm weather because their rubber is too soft, and winter wipers are better for snow than rain.

If you haven’t had an oil and filter change recently, get one now—your oil is probably dirty, since cold weather makes your engine work overtime. While you’re at it, have your fluids topped off and checked for leaks. You should also have your battery tested to make sure it’s still going strong.

Spring cleaning isn’t just for your house! Give your car a thorough wash inside and out to make your windows easier to see through and prevent rust from the buildup of salt and other chemicals on your car’s exterior.

Check your air conditioning. You’ll want it working before the hot weather hits, so if something is wrong with it, get it fixed ASAP! If you need to schedule spring service for your car, give us a call at Sunny King Honda.

Honda Horn Emoji: A Communication System for the Modern Driver

For April Fools’ Day, Honda put out a hoax Honda Horn Emoji - Sunny King Honda - Anniston, ALpress release and video announcing that “car horn emojis” would be included in the 2018 Honda Odyssey, calling it an “integrated vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-human communications system for the modern driver.”

 

In the video, an actress playing a “Honda Dream Labs” employee introduces the Honda Horn Emoji as “a full range of expressive horn sounds” connected to emojis that let you use your horn to react in any situation. The Odyssey in the video has a range of recognizable emojis on its steering wheel, from a smiley face to a frowning face to a puppy emoji.

The emojis have practical purposes too—the dog emoji is silent to humans but can be used to warn dogs that vehicles are approaching it. Quoting the Honda engineer in charge of “horn development,” the press release states that Honda Horn Emoji is “the industry’s most advanced in-vehicle technology in the minivan segment.”

The press release goes on to explain the development of the Horn Emoji in detail. We’re glad Honda had fun with April Fools’ Day this year—and if you’re really interested in Honda Horn Emoji becoming a reality, file your suggestion at Sunny King Honda!

USA Cycling Pro Road Tour Kicks Off with Sunny King Criterium

Cycling has grown in popularity amid a social climate that puts a focus on health. The Sunny King Criterium takes cycling to a whole new level and features amateur and professional racers alike. This race, which takes place right in our hometown, kicks off the official USA Cycling Pro Road Tour!

Hundreds of races make their way to Anniston to take part in the premiere race. The Criterium is a lap race which means attendees will see cyclists of all ages and backgrounds flying at speeds up to 35 mph. The Sunny King Pace Car will lead the way!

The course is closed to traffic and stretches about a mile in distance. Sharp turns make for an exciting race as racers exceed the 30 mph mark with relative ease. The Sunny King Criterium will cover the square in downtown Anniston.

Cyclists will lap the course for a set number of minutes and the first to cross the finish line on the last lap prior to time running out is the winner.

This year’s race will be livestreamed through www.annistoncycling.com and a variety of other cycling websites. Brad Sohner will commentate the show while Frankie Andreu will host in a crowd of spectators.

We here at Sunny King Honda are pumped for the Sunny King Criterium this April!

Sunny King Criterium

Don’t Miss the 2017 Noble Street Festival

The Noble Street Festival is coming up fast which means it’s time to loosen your waistband and hit the road! The festival features a dozen of the community’s best restaurants as well as plenty of other attractions. Bike races, live music, and regional artists will be a part of the festival so this is certainly something you don’t want to miss.

“Taste on Noble” is a signature attraction of the festival and features delightful dishes from 12 area restaurants. Tickets can be purchased from BB&T tents throughout the festival. Be sure to use what you pay for as they can’t be refunded.

Some of the more well-known restaurants include Bonnie Ray’s Bake Shoppe, in business for 23 years, and Mata’s Greek Pizza, open since 1980. Attendees will enjoy a wide variety of foods, including ribs, cookies, cupcakes, pizza, and much more!

Art will be on display at 930 Noble Street. Regional artists and JSU students will have their artwork for sale. There will even be line demonstrations and a community-involved project as well.

The Scion KidZone will feature a number of fun activities for kids, including a duck pond, rock climbing wall, face painting, and snow cone machine.

We here at Sunny King Honda can’t wait to attend the Noble Street Festival this year!