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.

Bring on Spring 5k Run & Y Healthy Kids Day!

Bring on Spring 5k Run | Sunny King Honda | Anniston, AL

Springtime is a popular time for community races, which means it’s a great time to implement any New Year’s resolutions that have to do with getting fit. For neighbors of Sunny King Honda, the upcoming Bring on Spring 5k Run is an excellent opportunity for both exercise and community involvement.

The Bring on Spring 5k Run is being presented by Anniston Orthopaedics. The race will take place in downtown Anniston, Alabama on Saturday, April 28th. All participants will meet at Anniston YMCA for the 5K race, which will begin at 8am If you decide last-minute that you’d like to participate, or forget to register beforehand, the event does allow for race-day registration. Simply show up early, between 7am and 7:45am, to sign up before the race begins.

However, signing up before Saturday, April 11th will save you money with the early bird registration, which costs $20. After April 11th, registration will cost $25, or $23 for members of the Anniston Runners Club.

Once the race has finished, families are encouraged to stick around for the Y Healthy Kids Day®, a national event by the YMCA designed to encourage healthy living and lifestyle choices in kids.

Once you are finished running, though, if you are in need of a new vehicle, then head on down to Sunny King Honda, and we will help you find one to fit your active lifestyle.

Buying Winter Tires for Staying Safe This Time of Year

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Winter tires aren’t just for those who live in the icy tundra; they’re also great for anyone who experiences winter. While Alabama isn’t exactly known for its harsh winter season, there are still several reasons you should consider buying winter tires this year when the thermometer starts to dip.

Tire Treads

According to the Chronicle Herald, one of the obvious advantages of winter tires is that they have thick treads. These treads are great for slippery surfaces, whether it’s snow and ice or simply rain. It can’t hurt to have a little added control on the road this winter. With the proper winter tires, you can stop 30 feet sooner than with normal tires.

Next, winter tires also come with special patterns and channels to divert water. Thanks to these treads, your winter tires can prevent hydroplaning from occurring, which is important to prevent a loss of control behind the wheel. No more slipping and sliding on wet surfaces.

Year Round Temperatures

Finally, winter tires aren’t just for precipitation. Built with special rubber compounds, winter tires are designed to hold up in colder temperatures. With summer tires, for example, the rubber may become hard and stiff. However, winter tires remain flexible to maintain handling even when it gets cold.

Still not sure if winter tires are right for you? Visit Sunny King Honda to speak with an automotive expert about the wide range of tire options that are available to you.

Visit Santa’s Holiday Village in Anniston

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Are you looking for something to do this holiday season? Check out Santa’s Holiday Village in Anniston and the Christmas Parade. You can listen to some great music, do arts and crafts, and get in the mood for the holidays. With fun things for people of all ages, you and your family can have a blast this winter in the area.

When & Where

Here at Sunny King Honda, we can’t wait for the holidays. According to the Anniston/Calhoun County Facebook Page, the Christmas Parade will be held on December 12 in Downtown Anniston. Headed down Noble Street at 3 pm, the parade will feature a range of floats, school bands, and even Santa Claus himself.

You can also visit Santa’s Holiday Village from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, December 12. Held on the corner of 10th and Noble street, the village will have live music, a holiday café, arts and crafts, local artists, and local vendors. There will also be a visit from Santa at the Holiday Village.

Charitable Contribution

The Holiday Village and Parade are free to the public. You can donate a non-perishable food item when you visit with Santa, as it will go to local food banks that are in need this holiday season. Be sure to plan your own winter activities today.

Have some Fun in Talladega, Alabama

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If you are planning a trip to Alabama and you love racing, you have to visit Talladega. You can have the most fun in Talladega by visiting all of its local attractions.

  • Talladega Superspeedway.

    If you are town for a race, sit in the stands for some high-speed thrills. Even if it is not a race day, the track offers hourly van tours.

  • International Motorsports Hall of Fame.

    Take a stroll through this museum to take in some legendary racing moments in an up close and personal way. See some historic NASCAR vehicles along with other motorsports legends.

  • Walk of Fame.

    Take a stroll through Davey Allison Memorial Park in downtown Talladega and learn more about some of the legendary racers and moments in Talladega’s history.

  • Talladega Marksmanship Park.

    This outdoor shooting range is a great place to learn how to shoot or to hone your marksmanship skills. There are a variety of ranges for shotguns, pistols, and more.

  • Driving Experiences.

    If you want to know how it feels to be a racer, sign up for the Richard Petty Driving Experience or NASCAR Racing Experience.

If your trip to Talladega includes car shopping, then come visit us at Sunny King Honda in nearby Anniston for a great selection of new and used cars.

Top Fall Festivals in Anniston, Alabama

Fall Festivals In AnnistonIf you live in Anniston or anywhere in east-central Alabama and you’re looking for some fun things to do this fall, you’re in luck. We’ve put together a list of the best fall festivals in Anniston, Alabama. Check out this list and the many other festivals going on in the Anniston area!

One festival our staff here at Sunny King Honda is all excited for is the CWM FatTire Festival, a mountain bike race and festival with music, vendors, a beer garden, and much more.

Another festival is the Fall Freedom Festival. With brand-new 2018 Harley Davidson models, catering by Johnny’s Bar-B-Que, and great live music, this is sure to be a fun one for the auto enthusiasts like us.

Then there’s LOBSTERFEST 2017, which will take place this Saturday, October 21. With delicious lobster, family fun events, and live music, this is a great event for all ages, and proceeds will benefit Habitat for Humanity.

If you’re looking for some authentic autumn activities, the Bellview Fall Festival, held on October 28, includes a hayride, candy, and a chili cook-off.

Finally, you don’t want to miss the Blues and Brews Festival, a—you guessed it—blues music and craft beer festival taking place Saturday the 21st at the AMP at Anderson Square. Featuring five music artists, the event costs $30 to attend at the door. You must be 21 or over.

The Sunny King Honda staff wishes you a wonderful fall!