As a leader in innovation, technology, and performance, we expect big things from Honda in 2019. From impressive innovations in fuel efficiency and engine dynamics to wider technology offerings and even a brand new model, Honda is already poised to outdo itself this year. Here are a few of the biggest changes and events coming in 2019.
The Honda Civic Sedan and Coupe both get a mild restyling for 2019, presenting a wider, more aggressive look. A new Display Audio system delivers crisp, rich music with intuitive controls. Both the sedan and coupe will now be offered in a Sport trim, which improves handling, and adds larger wheels. The Civic maintains its spirited powertrain, efficiency, and reliability, as well as the beautiful interior, which combines high-quality materials with simplistic styling.
The Civic isn’t the only Honda getting a new Sport trim. The 2019 HR-V has a new look for the year, thanks to a subtle facelift that gives it a sporty, yet refined appearance at all trim levels, and the HR-V's new Sport yrim gets larger wheels and its own unique styling that highlight’s this SUV’s personality. The new Display Audio system supports both Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™, and the redesigned driver’s meter is more visually pleasing and helpful than ever before. New exterior color options, an upgraded Continuously Variable Transmission, and new safety features on some models really expand the versatility and appeal of the new HR-V.
The All-New 2019 Honda Passport
If you’ve been craving the reliability and value of a Honda but wishing there was a vehicle larger than the CR-V and smaller than the Pilot, Honda is ready to fit your needs. Meet the all-new Honda Passport. This mid-size SUV seats up to 5 and offers a functional drivetrain and a capable powertrain. Equipped with a 3.5-liter V6 engine, the Honda Passport produces 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. A 9-speed transmission and available all-wheel-drive make the Honda Passport perfect on the road but also a comfortable mountain climber.
Three-zone automatic climate control, 6-speaker stereo system, back up camera, 8-way power driver seat, and remote engine start make the 2019 Honda Passport just as comfortable and convenient as it is functional. This SUV is teeming with the technology and connectivity that you crave, whether you’re taking a quick trip to the store or a long drive across the country.
In addition to the lineup changes for 2019, all new Honda models will offer trim levels that come standard with Honda Sensing. This unique suite of safety features works together to keep you and your family safe. The Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS), Traffic Sign Recognition (TSR), Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Road Departure Mitigation System (RDM), and Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™) are just the beginning of the features available through Honda Sensing. Other features like Honda LaneWatch™, Blind Spot Information System, Cross Traffic Monitor, and Auto High-Beam Headlights help you stay alert and aware at all times.
…And This is Just the Beginning
Honda is kicking off the new year with a bang, and this is just the beginning. With intentions to expand performance, technology, and more, we couldn’t be part of the Honda family during a more exciting time in the brand’s history. For more information on everything to expect from the automaker or to take a look at the innovative line up for 2019, contact 3 Birds Linking today.
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