When two St. Paul police officers knocked on a door recently, they quickly assured the man who came outside that he was not in trouble. They wanted to talk with him about his car. There wasn’t any problem with it, they said, but they wanted to make sure they wouldn’t be back to take a theft report. “We’re talking to owners of older Toyotas and Hondas — they’re the ones that get stolen the most out of the city,” Officer Flavio Becerra told a 26-year-old man who owns a 1995 Toyota Camry. On a recent weekday afternoon, Becerra and Officer Nathan Poke made their way to a series of Payne-Phalen neighborhood residences, where older-model vehicles are registered. They gave people quick tips about keeping their cars from being stolen and left flyers titled, “Your vehicle is one of the top stolen vehicles in St. Paul,” for those who were not home. Auto thefts tend to spike when temperatures drop. Officers on St. Paul’s … [Read more...] about Own an older-model Toyota or Honda? They’re prime theft targets, police warn
A launch ceremony for Honda-branded electric motorcycles took place in Ho Chi Minh City for two days this week without the knowledge of the Vietnamese unit of the Japanese automobile and motorcycle manufacturer, Honda Vietnam Company. The event, featuring the opportunity to test-drive what organizers claimed to be “genuine Honda electric motorcycles,” was held at the Culture Center on Cach Mang Thang Tam Street in District 3 on December 18 and 19. The introduction of these electric motorcycles caught the public’s attention and received shares on Facebook by people excited that the prominent Japanese automobile and motorcycle manufacturer, Honda Motor Company, was behind the show. The vehicles exhibited at the show were mainly small-size electric motorcycles advertised as having several modern features such as high-durability U-shaped motorcycle chassis, bodies made of new ABS plastic, and high water resistance. Their electric motorcycles only weighed about 82 … [Read more...] about Business Honda Vietnam surprised by introduction of ‘Honda’ electric motorcycles in Ho Chi Minh City In Vietnam, careless welding activities spark concern over fire, explosion
Published 12:00 am CST, Saturday, December 22, 2018 The 58,000-square-foot Honda facility is located north of Houston, at 22727 Tomball Parkway, in Tomball. The 58,000-square-foot Honda facility is located north of Houston, at 22727 Tomball Parkway, in Tomball. Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 The 58,000-square-foot Honda facility is located north of Houston, at 22727 Tomball Parkway, in Tomball. The 58,000-square-foot Honda facility is located north of Houston, at 22727 Tomball Parkway, in Tomball. Honda of Tomball announces the opening of eco-conscious store 1 / 1 Back to Gallery On Dec. 21, Honda of Tomball announced the opening of its eco-conscious Honda dealership in Tomball. The 58,000-square-foot Honda facility is located north of Houston, at 22727 Tomball Parkway, in Tomball. It offers one of the largest selection of new Honda vehicles in the area. … [Read more...] about Honda of Tomball announces the opening of eco-conscious store
Americans are buying more small crossover SUVs than ever before, and among the best sellers are the Honda CR-V and the Nissan Rogue . Both offer five-passenger seating and a lot more cargo-carrying versatility compared to traditional family sedans. Both also achieve nearly 30 mpg in combined city and highway driving, and both start around $25,000. So, which is best for you? THE KEY SIMILARITIES The CR-V and the Rogue are based on carlike platforms. The former is structurally based on the Civic, while the Rogue uses a light-car design that underpins other Nissan models. Similarities continue underhood with four-cylinder engines, continuously variable automatic transmissions and optional all-wheel drive. In both SUVs, luggage space behind the second row is nearly identical at just over 39 cubic feet. Although neither crossover is made for off-road, both offer almost 8 inches of ground clearance, which is enough to drive on most graded dirt roads without worrying about underbody damage. … [Read more...] about Edmunds compares the Honda CR-V and the Nissan Rogue
The Hyundai Kona is one of the newest contenders in the subcompact crossover SUV market. Its rivals in the market include the Jeep Renegade, Honda HR-V, Toyota CH-R, Nissan Kicks, and Mazda CX-3. Kona comes standard with a 147 horsepower, 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine. A 175 hp turbocharged engine is available as an option. We were impressed by the Kona’s peppy turbocharged engine, sporty driving dynamics, and its solid array of standard tech features. We aren’t quite in love with Kona’s quirky styling and limited cargo capacity. From the armada of Cadillac Escalades invading mall parking lots across America to the millions of the car-based crossovers dotting the nation’s driveways, SUVs are everywhere these days While the idea of the SUV within the collective conscious may be that of a rugged off-roader, the vast majority of SUVs sold in the US are actually car-based crossovers. In many cases, they are nothing more than economy hatchbacks with some … [Read more...] about We drove a $30,000 Hyundai Kona SUV to see if it’s ready to compete against Jeep, Honda, and Toyota. Here’s the verdict.