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.  




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. 




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. 




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. 




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.

Why Your Next Family Vehicle Should be a Honda Odyssey

You may love your current car or SUV, but if you have a growing family, at some point the lack of additional space may become an issue. The 2018 Honda Odyssey might be the right minivan for your family to grow into. There are several reasons why you should give some serious consideration to your next family vehicle being a new Honda Odyssey.  


Accommodating Interior  


One of the best parts about the Honda Odyssey is that you will be able to easily seat up to 8 people without sacrificing the comfort or the extra space often needed for your legs. This also gives you more space to put additional luggage in the aisles of the minivan.  


Plenty of Storage Space 


Another feature of the 2018 Honda Odyssey that stands out is the additional storage in the trunk. The deep trunk allows you the extra space you need for whatever it is that you are hauling without obstructing the driver’s view of the rearview mirror.  


Comfortable Ride 


The Honda Odyssey has consistently been known for its comfortable ride. The suspension in the Odyssey does a great job absorbing the bumps you will regularly encounter while driving. This will help prevent wear and tear on your tires that can occur from hitting hard bumps in the road.  


Latest Technology 


Lastly, the Honda Odyssey comes with some built-in technology that will assist your overall driving experience. For example, the rearview camera and a blind spot assist system will help you minimize the risk of a potential car accident.  


You can also utilize the Bluetooth feature so you can play music from your phone wirelessly or answer a phone call hands free.  


If you are interested in purchasing a 2018 Honda Odyssey make sure you visit Dalts Honda in Ontario, Canada. Just remember that the new Honda Odyssey offers an accommodating interior, an abundance of storage space and a smooth riding experience.

The Fun and Practical Honda Civic LX

We believe that shopping for a new car is one of the most exciting things a person can do. After all, a car is one of the most important possessions a person can have. Not only does it get you to where you want to go, but a car also says a lot about your personality. The right car for you can increase your enjoyment in life, solve the transportation issue, and be easy on your budget. That’s why we believe the 2018 Honda Civic LX is definitely worth taking a close look at.

Priced to fit nearly everyone’s budget, the Honda Civic features the reliability of one of the most trusted car makers and great fuel economy. Drivers can expect to get over 40 miles a gallon on the freeway and over 30 mpg in the city. The Honda Civic comes in several trim models, including the EX, the EX-T, the EX- L, and the LX. The LX is the most basic model, but it still carries many desirable features for the discerning car buyer.

The 2018 Honda Civic LX comes in a variety of colors and boasts such available features as a multi-angle rearview mirror, Bluetooth for hands free operations and streaming audio capabilities, LED daytime running lights, a 5-inch LCD screen, a capless fuel filler, and the efficient 2.0 liter 4-cylinder engine. A Honda Sensing feature suite is also available.

At Dalts Honda, we take pride in matching the best car to the buyer. We want you to be satisfied with your car for as long as you own it. Toward that end, we provide a full-customer service experience, with financing, maintenance and sales. Come into our showroom and test drive any of our vehicles. Whether it is a Honda Civic or another model, we believe you can find the right car for you.

Choosing a Honda Fit

The Honda Fit is known for its aerodynamic efficiency gives it a uniquely sporty look. It comes in an LX, Sport, EX and EX-L trim models. The Sport comes with a nicely accented underbody, alloy wheels, audio touchscreen display and available paddle shifters. The EX comes standard with Honda Sensing, one-touch power moonroof, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The top of the line EX-L includes CVT with paddle shifters, heated front seats, leather trimmed interior and an available navigation system. The 2018 Fit also offers two new colors: orange and yellow.


The 2018 Honda Fit does a great job at utilizing space. The clever interior design makes for an enjoyable experience for the driver and passengers alike. It has excellent visibility and several seat configurations that allow you to optimize for any situation.


Honda Sensing is a suite of technologies that enhance safety and offer driver assistance. It helps alert you to things you might miss while driving. There are many distractions in cars these days that make intelligent technology a welcome addition. Honda Sensing features a collision mitigation braking system, road departure mitigation system, adaptive cruise control and lane keeping assistant system.


All models come with an in-line four-cylinder engine. The six-speed manual transmission comes delivers 130 horsepower and 14lb-ft torque. The CVT (continuously variable transmission) options deliver 128 horsepower and 113lb-ft torque. The six-speed manual transmission Fits average 31mpg combined driving, while the CVT Fits average between 33 and 36mpg combined depending on the trim package.


Deciding on a new vehicle can be a daunting task. There are so many options and trims to choose from. Dalts Honda excels at matching customers with the vehicle that suits their lifestyle and pocketbook. Stop by and check out all the 2018 Honda Fit Hatchback has to offer. Rearrange the seats. Test out the different tech features. Take each out for a test drive. Take the time to shop. That way you are satisfied with your ultimate buying decision.