Adventure-Ready 2019 Honda Passport Launches Into Dealers on March 15

  • Unique blend of on-and off-road capability
  • Class-leading safety features and standard Honda Sensing®
  • Standard 280HP V6, i-VTM4™ torque vectoring AWD with available 5,000-pound towing capacity
  • Best-in-class interior volume and passenger space

The all-new 2019 Honda Passport begins arriving at Honda dealerships across Canada on March 15, filling out Honda’s award-winning SUV lineup and delivering a unique combination of on-road driving refinement and off-road capability along with best-in-class interior space. The entry-level yet well-equipped Passport Sport carries a starting Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $41,990.

Designed for adventure-seekers who want the exceptional on- and off-road capability of Honda’s i-VTM4™ torque-vectoring all-wheel drive system, the power and towing capability of its 280-horsepower 3.5-liter i-VTEC® V6, and the more personal and rugged character of a five-passenger SUV, Passport fits between the refined and compact CR-V and the larger, family-focused three-row Pilot. Using Honda’s reinforced unibody Global Light Truck platform, the 2019 Passport features a fully-boxed floor structure, and the latest generation of Honda’s proprietary Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure along with a sophisticated fully independent suspension offering exceptional on-and off-road driving performance.

Inside, Passport offers best-in-class passenger space and total interior volume and features a large “basement” cargo area ideal for storing dirty gear or keeping valuables out of sight. Key premium technologies available on Passport include in-vehicle 4G LTE Wi-Fi, Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration, a high-resolution 8-inch Display Audio system, heated and ventilated front seats, wireless phone charging, and more

The 2019 Passport is also available with a wide array of Genuine Honda accessories including the Adventure Package and Urban Package that provide cost-efficient ways to enhance the character and functionality of the new SUV. Other accessories allow Passport to accommodate a broad variety of outdoor gear, from bikes and kayaks to skis and snowboards.

The all-new Passport was designed and developed by Honda R&D Americas in Los Angeles, California and Raymond, Ohio. The vehicle and its V6 engine are produced by associates at Honda Manufacturing of Alabama in Lincoln, Alabama, using domestic and globally sourced parts, alongside the Honda Ridgeline pickup, Odyssey minivan and Pilot three-row SUV.

Honda Proudly Celebrates 50 Years in Canada

MARKHAM, ON (March 11, 2019) – Today, Honda Canada associates and special guests, including Toshiaki Mikoshiba, Chairman and CEO of Honda North America, Inc. and Dave Gardner, President and CEO of Honda Canada Inc., celebrated 50 years of growth and success in Canada during a commemorative ceremony at the company’s head office near Toronto. Honda Canada has sold more than four million vehicles since incorporating on March 11, 1969 and was the first Japanese automaker to build vehicles in Canada. The ceremony launches a full year of anniversary activities designed to celebrate the milestone with customers, dealers, associates and partners.

From modest beginnings as a small network of motorcycle and power equipment dealers, Honda Canada has grown substantially. With nearly 19,000 associates employed across the country in manufacturing, sales offices and dealerships, it’s now a national network of more than 600 auto, motorcycle and power equipment dealers. The company is also a major Canadian auto manufacturer, proudly building the Honda CR-V and the Honda Civic, Canada’s best-selling passenger car for the past 21 consecutive years. Through the Honda Canada Foundation, the brand is committed to giving back to communities across Canada, contributing more than $2-million to local charities each year. 

“Honda planted roots in Canada with a vision of contributing to Canadian society. We are proud of our associates, dealers, partners and suppliers, who have played an important part in our growth and have helped improve the communities where we live and work,” said Dave Gardner, President & CEO, Honda Canada Inc. “We’d also like to thank the millions of Canadians who are loyal members of the Honda family. We look forward to growing with you for the next 50 years.”

Five decades of Honda milestones


Four years after arriving in Canada with motorcycles and power products, Honda sold its first Civic. As the first Japanese automaker to build cars in Canada, Honda of Canada Mfg. (HCM) cut the ribbon on its first manufacturing plant in Alliston, Ontario, in 1986. A second plant was brought online at the Alliston facility in 1998 to build the Honda Odyssey minivan, and in 2008, HCM began building 4-cyclinder engines at a third facility in Alliston. To date, more than eight million cars and light trucks have been built at the Alliston facility, which currently employs 4,200 associates. 

A commitment to the environment has always been a priority for Honda Canada. In 1998, the company achieved ISO 14001 manufacturing certification which set a new environmental standard for auto manufacturers. This was followed by a zero-waste-to-landfill manufacturing benchmark in 2007, engines built from 100% recycled materials began in 2008, LEED® Gold Certification for the company’s head office in Markham, Ontario, came in 2010 and most recently, a $492-million investment to modernize HCM manufacturing facilities and significantly improve its carbon footprint.

While success can be measured by the number of products built and sold, Honda is also focused on making a difference in the lives of Canadians. Since 2005, the Honda Canada Foundation has contributed upwards of $2-million every year to organizations that help communities and Canadians reach their goals. More than six million people have benefited from programs funded by Honda Canada and the Honda Canada Foundation.

Additional Honda Canada achievements

• 1969 Honda Canada is founded
• 1973 The Honda Civic is launched in Canada
• 1986 Honda of Canada Mfg. (HCM) is established, building the Honda Accord
• 1987 Acura becomes the first luxury nameplate from a Japanese company available in Canada
• 1991 One-millionth Honda vehicle is sold in Canada
• 1997 One-millionth Canadian-built Honda rolls off the line
• 1998 HCM begins building the Honda Odyssey at a second facility in Alliston, Ontario
• 2000 The Honda Insight, North America’s first gasoline-electric hybrid, hits the road in Canada
• 2005 The Honda Canada Foundation is established
• 2014 An $857-million HCM investment makes it the global-lead for the 10th generation Civic 
• 2014 Honda Canada sells its four-millionth vehicle
• 2017 Eight-millionth Honda vehicle is built at HCM
• 2019 Honda Canada celebrates its 50th anniversary

About Honda Canada
Honda Canada Inc. (HCI) was founded in 1969 and is the parent company for both Honda and Acura vehicle brands in Canada. The company has produced more than eight million cars and light trucks since 1986 at its two manufacturing facilities and builds engines at a third manufacturing plant in Alliston, Ontario. Both manufacturing facilities are extremely flexible and currently build Honda Civic and CR-V models. Honda Canada has invested more than $4.7 billion in Canada and each year it sources nearly $2.1 billion in goods and services from Canadian suppliers. Honda Canada has sold more than four million Honda and Acura passenger cars and light trucks in Canada. For more information on Honda Canada, please visit www.hondacanada.ca.
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Honda Canada associates and special guests, including Toshiaki Mikoshiba, Chairman and CEO of Honda North America, Inc. (right) and Dave Gardner, President and CEO of Honda Canada Inc., celebrated 50 years of growth and success in Canada during a commemorative ceremony at the company’s head office near Toronto.

Honda Canada Inc. Celebrates Record Core Model Sales in 2018

  • Honda Civic becomes Canada’s best-selling passenger car for 21st consecutive year
  • Honda CR-V celebrates all-time record sales with 54,879 units sold in 2018
  • Acura RDX celebrates an all-time sales record with 8,890 units sold in 2018
  • Civic, Accord and CR-V claim #1 retail sales in their segments
  • Acura Division annual sales top 20,000 units for the fourth consecutive year

MARKHAM, ONJan. 3, 2019 /CNW/ – Honda Canada Inc. (HCI) today reported annual sales of 195,379 units by the Honda and Acura divisions combined.  The Honda Division reported consistent sales year-over-year of 175,042 units sold, overcoming unfortunate production Fit and HR-V shortages due to flooding at a Celaya, Mexico manufacturing facility. The Acura Division topped last year’s sales with 20,337 units sold, surpassing the 20,000-unit sold threshold for the fourth consecutive year.

“The strength of our core business helped us persevere through a number of significant challenges to achieve our goals in 2018,” said Jean Marc Leclerc, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Honda Canada Inc. “We achieved impressive sales results and were otherwise on track for a record-setting year, despite low inventory caused by the flooding in our Celaya, Mexico plant.”

“The Honda Civic remained Canada’s favourite passenger car for the twenty-first consecutive year, while our truck lineup also excelled, led by the record-breaking CR-V,” Leclerc added.

“Our overall lineup already had one of the lowest emissions in the country and in 2018 we continued to build on our long history of environmental leadership by introducing both the Clarity Plug-in Hybrid and the Insight Hybrid to our fleet,” added Leclerc.

“The next chapter of Acura’s storied history was written in 2018 as we applied our Precision Crafted Performance principles across our entire lineup and topped 20,000 units sold for the fourth consecutive year,” said Emile KorkorBrand Leader for Acura Canada. “The refreshed lineup, led by our fully redesigned, record-setting Acura RDX, injected enthusiasm for the brand that overwhelmingly resonated with Canadians.”

The 2018 Honda Accord Coupe – Safety, Style and Affordability

Honda has a reputation for building cars that are not only attractive and enjoyable to drive, but also highly functional and affordable.  The 2018 Honda Accord Coupe is no exception. It offers solid reliability, great fuel economy and many desirable features wrapped up in a stylish package.

Keep Your Family Safe on the Road

 

The 2018 Honda Accord Coupe comes with many modern safety features that help keep you and your family safe while you’re out enjoying the open road. The latest traction control and electronic stability systems come standard along with front side airbags, dual stage multiple threshold airbags and side curtain airbags. There is also an optional safety system available, known as Honda Sensing, that includes even more valuable safety features, such as Lane Keeping Assist, that help steer the vehicle back into the lane if it drifts too far. This, along with many other features and options, sets the Honda Accord Coupe apart from the competition.

 

Service with a Personal Touch

 

At Dalts Honda, we’re prepared to make purchasing your used car a pleasant, easy experience. Come expecting a friendly atmosphere with a focus on creating relationships and not just making sales. Come and enjoy our free WiFi and casual environment without feeling pressured or rushed to make a decision. We understand that purchasing a vehicle is an important step, and we’re here to assist you in any way we can.  We also offer many financing options so you can choose the one that best suits your unique situation.

 

Dalts Honda has friendly, trained employees who are ready to answer your questions, so don’t be afraid to ask away. Share what’s on your mind as we guide you through the process of purchasing your vehicle from start to finish. We make it a habit to retain long-term employees and sales staff who have years of experience and training in assisting our customers with all aspects of this important decision.

 

The Wild Side of a Civic

There are a lot of words that easily come to mind when you think of a Honda Civic. Safe, reliable, economic are a few that immediately pop up. And while the 2018 Honda Civic Sedan still fulfills the standard that has made the brand such a popular seller on the market, there are a few words that people tend to forget, namely fun and edgy. Well, we’re here to remind you that this car is more than just the dependable brand you’ve come to trust for decades.

 

Always Ahead of the Curve

It would be easy for a brand such as the Civic to rest on its laurels. After all, since its first production in 1973, it has been one of the most sought-after vehicles on the highway. It was one of the first smaller cars to boast room for four, some previously only reserved for larger sedans. Yet the Civic has constantly evolved, culminating in the 2018 Honda Civic Sedan.

 

The current Honda Civic still boasts all the important features that make it the safe, reliable, and economic brand you’ve always loved: besides the great gas mileage, it now comes with Honda Sensing technology. This tech offers additional safety features such as lane assist and automatic braking when a front-end collision seems unavoidable.

 

Technology Driven

 

Now for the fun part of the Civic. Like most vehicles, this new model allows you to stay connected. The car comes equipped with both Apple Play and Android services along with Bluetooth compatibility and satellite connectivity. In addition, it has a wireless charging station that allows you to leave the cords at home! However, if you need the cords, there’s a USB panel and a regular outlet for all your charging needs.

 

To find out more about the fun of the 2018 Honda Civic Sedan, come visit us at Dalts Honda for a test drive. It will be fun!

Driving Excellence Award

We are extremely proud to announce that Dalt’s Honda is a Honda Driving Excellence Dealer. Designated by Honda Canada, this is based on delivering an exceptional customer experience as a dealership determined by customer feedback to Honda Canada. Our dealership not only awarded this prestigious honor, but we are also 1 of 2 Ontario Honda dealers (1 of 10 across Canada) that are recognized as part of the High Achievers Club, by achieving the highest score Vs. other dealers in our grouping.

A big thank you to our staff and all our customers for being part of the Dalt’s family. We will continue to strive for excellence.

Why Families are Loving the 2018 Honda Accord Coupe

If you and your family are looking into buying a new car, you probably have a long list of requirements for your new investment. People trust their cars to safely transport their families every day, and many want to look good doing it. Here are a few reasons why a 2018 Honda Accord Coupe could be the right choice for your family.

 

The Honda Accord is made in America and has existed in various forms for years. It’s a four door, mid-size car that’s well known for its durability and affordable style. The newest model has a sloped roof and plenty of extra features for you to choose from, as well as a larger trunk and more leg room in the back.

 

Depending on what you want to get out of your engine, you can choose the 1.5-liter VTEC turbo or the 2.0-liter VTEC turbo. The 2018 Honda Accord Coupe has plenty of color options for a classy and sleek exterior, and you can also choose leather or fabric for your interior. The dash display is customizable so you can choose to see only the information you need while you drive.

 

Along with a comfortable back seat, you can control the separate heating and cooling functions with Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control. Other display systems alert you to blind spots while the rearview camera can alert you to other cross-traffic. The high-beams automatically dim for oncoming cars, adding that extra element of safety on the roads.

 

The 2018 Honda Accord Coupe has also earned great safety ratings across the board, thanks to its many safety features. It’s likely to hit all the areas of your checklist for comfort, space and exciting technological tools. If you’re considering the Honda Accord Coupe or want to know more, we at Dalts Honda would be happy to help find the right car for you and your family.

 

The 2018 Honda Civic SE: One of the Year’s Best Cars

Honda has been an automotive industry leader for decades. The 2018 Honda Civic SE shows why.  

 

Efficiency 

 

If fuel efficiency is a paramount concern, you’ll seldom do better than the Civic: Combined city/highway ratings average 7.0 L/100 KM. Honda’s continuously-variable speed (CVT) automatic transmission combines ease and efficiency to accommodate a variety of driving needs and styles. 

 

Style 

 

When it comes to style, the 2018 Honda Civic SE appeals to a wide range of buyers, from drivers who want a sporty, eye-catching drive to those who just want an attractive means of transportation.  Body-coloured door handles and heated body-coloured power side mirrors enhance the pleasing lines of the car. 

 

Standard Features 

 

Many conveniences offered as options elsewhere are standard on the Civic SE. Heated seats, tilt/telescope steering wheel, rear cup holders and door pockets, retained accessory power and Bluetooth HandsFree Link are all standard, as are a memory card slot and speed-sensitive volume control. The car features a 7.0” video monitor, manual child locks, anti-theft alarm system and engine immobilizer. 

 

Technology 

 

Technological innovation hasn’t been ignored in the Civic SE. Remote start is particularly nice on cold mornings while a proximity key entry system with pushbutton start offer added convenience. Honda Sensing Technologies™ available for the car include Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow, Forward Collision Warning and Collision Mitigation Braking System, among others. 

 

Warranty 

 

In addition to the basic 36,000 km/36 month warranty, the drivetrain is covered for 100,000 km/60 months. Rust coverage is for unlimited distance and 60 months. Roadside coverage is also for unlimited distance for a period of 36 months. 

 

We at Dalt’s Honda are proud to offer you the 2018 Honda Civic SE at competitive and flexible prices. Visit our website or come by the dealership to see how our Honda trained staff can help you get the car you need and maintain it with our Platinum Certified mechanics. 

Taking the Stress Out of Buying a New Car

There’re few things in life that can be more stressful than buying a new car. There are so many things to consider. What type of car do you want to purchase? Do you want to buy a small or large car? After some research, you decide you want to purchase a 2018 Honda Accord. Our staff at Dalts Honda will guide you through the process of getting the car from our lot to your driveway.

Is It a Good Idea to Lease?

Once you’ve decided on the car you want to drive, you need to decide on whether you want to buy or lease the car. There are pros and cons to each option. If money is a concern, leasing a car is the better option. There is a very low or no down payment when you lease a car, and your monthly payments are going to be much lower than buying a car. There are some cons to leasing your new 2018 Honda Accord; for example, when the lease is up, you don’t own the car. Also, you’re limited to driving 12,000 miles a year. If you desire, you can purchase additional miles.

Is It a Good Idea to Buy?

When you purchase your new car, you can drive as many miles a year as you wish; there are no limitations. When you own your car, you can make modifications, such as changing the sound system. You’re also able to sell the car when you want. One drawback of buying a car is the cost. You’re going to need a higher down payment, and monthly car payments are much higher than payments for leased vehicles.

Picking the Option That’s Right for You

When you want to discuss payment options for your new 2018 Honda Accord, we’re here to help. Our staff members have been selling cars for many years, and when you walk out of our dealership, you’ll be confident that you made the correct financial option for your budget.