Honda teaming with Apple to bring Siri to Accord

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The 2013 Honda Accord will feature Apple’s Siri.

Apple and Honda announced Wednesday that the 2013 Honda Accord will receive support for Apple’s hands-free extension of Siri.

This new feature, known as Eyes Free, will be a dealer-installed option for the 2013 Accord. The new application will allow hands-free use of iPhone and iPad technology, including Bluetooth, messaging and directions, reviews and other technology offered already by Siri and Apple.

Later this year, owners with a compatible iPhone running iOS 6 can direct Siri to perform a number of specific tasks while they safely keep their eyes on the road and their hands on the wheel. Using Eyes Free mode, Siri takes hands-free functionality even further and minimizes distractions even more by keeping your iOS device’s screen from lighting up.

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Tips for Winter Car Care

A 2013 Nissan Altima out in the cold.

A 2013 Nissan Altima out in the cold.

It’s early, you are ready to head out the door for the day, and the only thing between you and your car is a wall of icy air clocking in at around 20 mph and 5° F. In this weather your car could have a hard time starting, and if it does start it could have a hard time getting down the road. If you’ve taken the proper precautions there should be no problem. If you haven’t you’re going to wish you had.

Winter can be a mean and unsympathetic season. But with the proper steps you and your car can be prepared. The following are a few precautionary measures that could help you get down the road with little trouble.

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The Least Expensive 2013 Cars to Insure

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The 2013 Ford Edge SE is the least expensive 2013 Model to Insure.

Insure.com has compiled a list of the 20 least expensive 2013 cars to insure. And there is good news! Models from Hyundai, Kia, Nissan, Honda, Subaru, and Ford have all made the list.

Many of the vehicles on this list are SUVs or Crossovers. Of this, Russ Rader, spokesperson for the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, says:

“These are vehicles used largely by families. They’re going to the mall, taking kids to school and driving to sports practices on the weekends. They’re not getting into a lot of crashes.”

A lack of accidents and low repair costs are making for lower insurance costs.

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Honda Urban SUV debuts in Detroit

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Honda debuted this Urban Concept SUV Monday at the Detroit Auto Show. Photos from American Honda.

Honda introduced a new “Urban SUV Concept” at the Detroit Auto Show Monday. This new, yet-to-be-named concept car one of the top attractions of Monday’s show.

From what we see, it appears to based off the Honda Fit platform, and will be slotted below the already popular Honda CR-V, in terms of its size and price.

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2014 Honda Accord Hybrid to be built in Ohio

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The 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid will be made in Ohio

Honda will further spread its Ohio roots, as the Automaker announced Thursday it will invest $23 million in the Buckeye State to support production of the 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid sedan.

We’ve often detailed the deep roots between Honda and Ohio, and this is just another positive story of job creation. The 2014 Accord Hybrid will be built at the Marysville Auto Plant, and brings along the creation of 50 new jobs to the Buckeye State.

The Marysville Auto Plant is currently undergoing an expansion of 95,000-square-feet to house assembly processes and logistics specifically for production of the Accord Hybrid. Continue reading