Honda Opens New Ohio Heritage Center

Honda Opened its brand new Museum, Heritage Center and Research Center in Marysville, Ohio, Thursday.

Honda Opened its brand new Museum, Heritage Center and Research Center in Marysville, Ohio, Thursday.

You can’t tell the story of Honda’s history in North America without Ohio, so Thursday the brand cut the ribbon on a brand new museum right here in the Buckeye State.

The new $35 million, 160,000 square foot facility opened in Marysville, Ohio at the site of Honda’s new Technical Development Center that will be bring even more jobs to the Buckeye State. Honda’s relationship with Ohio goes all the way back to 1982, when the first Honda Accord made in America rolled of the floor in Marysville, Ohio. Since that day, more than 1 million Hondas have been made right here in Ohio, leading to thousands of jobs and an untold amount of success stories for Ohio families.

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REVIEW: 2015 Honda Accord

 

The 2015 Honda Accord returns to our Massillon showroom with some great new technology updates at a low price. With its reputation for performance, reliability and fuel economy, the Accord is still a great choice for anyone.

And did you know that for more than 30 years the Honda Accord has been built right here in the Buckeye State?

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Honda Builds 20 Millionth Automobile in the U.S.

The 20 millionth Honda Accord built in the United States was this Honda Accord from Marysville, Ohio.

The 20 millionth Honda Accord built in the United States was this Honda Accord from Marysville, Ohio.

Honda recently celebrated the 20 Millionth Automobile in the U.S., an honor with deep roots here in the Buckeye State.

Honda has been building cars in the United States and Ohio since 1982, when the first Honda Accord rolled off the assembly line at the Marysville Auto Plant in Marysville, Ohio.

“We are deeply aware that our ability to reach this milestone results from the trust that 20 million customers have placed in our products, and we appreciate their support over the past three decades,” said Hidenobu Iwata, president and CEO of Honda of America Mfg. and head of Honda’s North American manufacturing. “We also value the commitment made by tens of thousands of associates at Honda and our hundreds of suppliers in the U.S. who build products of the highest quality for our customers.”

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Honda Unveils Redesigned Civic Coupe at SEMA

Honda recently unveiled the newly redesigned Honda Civic Coupe at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show. The Civic Coupe’s 2012 redesign focused on structural, safety, and interior improvements. For 2014 however, Honda is looking towards style and performance.

The Coupe has gained a more aggressive grille, hood, front fenders, and headlight design. You’ll also see new taillight lenses, sportier front and rear bumpers, new side mirrors, and new wheel designs.

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Honda Expanding Ohio Manufacturing

Honda North America today announced another $215 million investment in the state of Ohio.

As reported in Automotive News and other outlets, $180 million will be invested at the Honda of American Mfg. Inc. Anna Engine Plant in Anna, Ohio. The goal is to expand capabilities in aluminum die casting and engine parts related to the Honda Earth Dreams Technology engines and transmissions.

“For the 21st century of manufacturing, we believe our success will be defined by the successful interaction between our associates and technology,” said Rick Schostek, senior vice president of Honda North America, Inc. “Even as we introduce more sophisticated technologies in our products and in our plants, we are working to ensure that our associates are equipped with the skills required for the manufacturing requirements of the future. We view this investment in Honda people as critical to our future success.”

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Two Hondas Named Coolest Cars

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One of the coolest and most affordable cars on the market.

 

When shopping for an affordable vehicle we often times have to sacrifice style. However, that is not the case with two of the coolest cars from Honda.

Kelley Blue Book has put together a list of the coolest cars for under $18,000, using their Fair Purchase Price.

The Honda Civic and the Honda Fit have both landed themselves on this cool list.

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Honda Civic LX Voted Best Base Model

The 2013 Honda Civic LX was named one of the best base models by cars.com.

The 2013 Honda Civic LX was named one of the best base models by cars.com.

Cars.com says the 2013 Honda Civic LX is among the best base model cars.

The redesigned 2013 Honda Civic LX has a glut of special features, even at the base price, and we think this is an obvious choice. Even at the base price,you’ll get a rearview camera, tilt-telescoping steering wheel, Bluetooth, USB and Pandora capabilities.

Honda really stepped its game up for the new year to add all these great features at the prices you can afford.
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Honda Models Named Best Family Cars

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The Honda AccordHonda Civic and Honda CR-V were named some of the best vehicles for families, according to a study by Parents Magazine and Edmunds.com

The auto and parenting sites considered safety, fuel economy, technology and connectivity to complete its rankings.

With that said, it’s easy to see why all these models are on the list.

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Review: 2013 Honda CR-V

The 2013 Honda CR-V follows the popular redesign of 2012. As one of the most fuel efficient and award winning vehicles currently on the road today, we always feel you cannot wrong when you choose this Honda Crossover.

One thing everyone says is that the Honda CR-V is fun to drive. We detailed the redesign in great depth last year, and were please to find that 2013 picks up where 2012 left off. The Honda CR-V is very comfortable inside, with an emphasis on quality design and a smooth ride.

The CR-V is also a Buckeye, manufactured at Honda of America Manufacturing, Inc., East Liberty Auto Plant in Ohio.

With up to 30 MPG, the Honda CR-V is one of the most fuel efficient SUVS to offer All Wheel Drive. The All Wheel Drive option was first introduced last year, and we think it’s important to have All Wheel Drive in this area.

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Waikem Honda wins another award

The sales staff at Waikem Honda has again been named the top Honda sales staff in Northeast Ohio

The sales staff at Waikem Honda has again been named the top Honda sales staff in Northeast Ohio

The sales team at Waikem Honda has again been named the top Honda sales team in Northeast Ohio.

Waikem Honda again has the Northeast Ohio Honda championship belt on display in our Massillon showroom. The award goes to the dealership with the highest sales percentage for the month. Waikem Honda had one of its best months ever in March 2013, and the team got to pose with the title once again.

Waikem Honda in Massillon, Ohio, is the area’s top rated dealer, receiving an A-plus rating with the Better Business Bureau. The staff is also very familiar with Honda’s championship belt.

It has never been a better time to test drive the Honda lineup. The 2013 Honda Accord and 2013 Honda Civic were redesigned this year. The Honda CR-V was redesigned in 2012, and the Honda Odyssey wins many minivan awards. The staff at Waikem Honda also has access to more than 250 used cars at one location.

Learn more about Waikem Honda now, and visit Waikem Honda managers Darren Sponseller and Harry Card for your test drive.