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Introducing the 2017 Honda Clarity Line

What a time to be alive, am I right? It seems like every day there are new technologies and inventions that are created that could revolutionize the world as we know it. Just think about it, the 3D printer has legitimately become old news. We are talking about a machine that can print objects out of thin air, and our hyper-advanced society has the nerve to say: “well that’s cool but what else do you got?”2017-honda-clarity-fuel-cell-lineWe are living in the world of tomorrow. We have self-driving cars, cordless headphones, virtual reality, and self-tying shoes, and that’s just the beginning. If you want to stay relevant in today’s world you have to evolve, and that is exactly what Honda is doing with its new Clarity line. Clarity is Honda’s latest initiative in eco-friendly vehicles, and it is set to revolutionize the auto-industry.

We here at your neighborhood Honda dealership near Alachua, Honda of Gainesville, are proud to be a part of that Honda legacy, and we are excited to present to you the latest and greatest that this crazy world has to offer. Continue reading

Top 10 Honda TV Commercials Of 2015 From Honda of Gainesville

Not only is Honda at the forefront of automotive innovation, engineering, and technology, Honda also produces some of the world’s most fascinating, inventive, and unique TV commercials. Not only do these remarkably creative TV spots showcase new Honda automobiles, but they also go much further than that to embody Honda’s bold, daring, and inventive spirit. From the sublime and humorous to the surreal, we here at your hometown Gainesville, Florida Honda dealer, Honda of Gainesville, take a look back at 10 of Honda’s 2015 TV best.

2016 Honda Pilot Elite “Buddy Holly”

A family in their spacious and luxurious new 2016 Honda Pilot Elite SUV find a special musical groove all their own.

2016 Honda HR-V – Australia

The new 2016 Honda HR-V makes a memorable debut down under in this thrilling, surreal, and action-packed TV spot.

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Honda Fuels Excitement at the 2015 North American International Auto Show

Honda has always been at the forefront of design and engineering innovation. But it took a giant leap forward at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show with the unveiling of its radical, forward-thinking FCV (fuel-cell vehicle) concept. Riding on the tremendous success of the Honda Fit EV all-electric subcompact, the FCV is a full-sized rolling showcase of technological prowess and imagination that demonstrates the automaker’s commitment to green technology, using unique non-gasoline fuel alternatives.

2016 Honda FCV Compact Car

2016 Honda FCV Compact Car

The Future is Now

The futuristic all-white four-door looks like it just came off the set of a science fiction movie. The long, low sloping roofline is all glass, offering an unobstructed view of the heavens. The car’s wind-cheating exterior minimizes drag for maximum fuel efficiency. The FCV’s “smiling” front is dominated by a huge Honda “H” logo centered in the middle of a brushed-chrome grill. Razor thin LED headlights extend almost imperceptibly outward, while two large intakes channel air underneath the vehicle. The rear of the FCV is equally dramatic with a translucent black housing running the length of the rear deck. Two long horizontal taillights slope upward and outward at the edges and then seemingly disappear toward the center.

The white and black interior of the FCV is straight from the cockpit of a modern jet fighter. Most noticeable is a squared-off, U-shaped steering column with large opening at the top part of the “wheel,” affording an unobstructed view of the black, wedge-shaped “heads-up-display” (HUD) instrument cluster. A large tablet-sized touch-screen video display floats above the center stack. The traditional shift knob is replaced with a long, slender white touch-sensitive shift array accented with brushed chrome. Tall white bucket seats with black stitching complement the interior.

2016 Honda FCV Interior

2016 Honda FCV Interior

Advanced Fuel-Cell Technology

But it’s under the hood where the FCV’s advanced technology really shines. The vehicle’s rectangular “FCV Stack” fuel cell reportedly gives the car an estimated 300-mile cruising range. It’s 33 percent smaller than the one that powers the current FCV Clarity, but with 60 percent more power density. The square motor does not look anything like a regular combustion engine, nor should it. The breathtaking FCV concept may provide some insight into the styling of Honda’s new production-ready fuel-cell automobile that will hit U.S. shores in the spring of 2016 after it is launched in Japan.

The FCV wasn’t the only Honda newsmaker at the 2015 Detroit show. The automaker also announced that a new electric vehicle and a hybrid plug-in will be available in 2018. Honda also revealed that it will be utilizing more of its proven two and three-motor hybrid engines in various vehicles in the years to come.

Predictive Cruise Control Debuts

Additionally, Honda chose the 2015 Detroit Auto Show to introduce the world’s first predictive cruise control technology on a European-spec 2015 Honda CR-V. Called “Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control” (i-ACC), this breakthrough in intuitive safety goes far beyond contemporary, radar-based collision avoidance systems to include predictive algorithms that actually can determine when another car will intrude or “cut in” to a lane by evaluating the relationship between the target vehicle and a maximum of six other vehicles, predicting their future trajectory. The system then alerts the driver up to five seconds in advance and then gently applies the brakes to avoid a possible accident.

While this new intelligent adaptive cruise control is currently only available in Europe, speculation is that it will eventually reach America in the near future.

Discover Your Own Show-stopping Deals at Honda of Gainesville

As your preferred Honda dealership in Gainesville, Florida; we’re spotlighting spectacular savings on our large inventory of 2015 Hondas. Take advantage of special pricing and manufacturer incentives, like a $99 a month lease on a new 2015 Honda Civic. Or lease a new 2015 Honda Accord for just $119 a month. Honda of Gainesville is conveniently located at 3801 N. Main St. Gainesville, FL 32609. For sales, call 866-314-4987. For service, call 866-312-4940.