Classic Honda Earns National Designation Among Elite American Dealerships
Holler-Classic dealership receives honor for sixth year
ORLANDO, Fla. ? American Honda Motor Co., Inc. recently awarded Classic Honda its elite President's Award for a sixth year in recognition of the dealership's outstanding customer service and business operations for 2011. Classic Honda is among a select group ? just 15 percent of the company's more than 1,000 dealerships nationwide ? to receive the annual award. Approximately half of these designees have won the award for six or more years.
Classic Honda is one of just two Central Florida Honda dealerships to receive the President's Award, and ranks among eight dealerships in the state.
Honda presents the President's Award to dealerships that achieve outstanding customer-service satisfaction scores and show consistent excellence in all areas of business operations including sales, service and parts. In addition, a winning dealership must meet or exceed its sales goals while service technicians and parts specialists complete specialized training sessions throughout the year.
"Classic Honda excels with our 10 Buy Smart ? Be Happy promises focused on customer service and providing up-front, clear information during sales and service operations," said Darren Hutchinson, Classic Honda general manager. "Customers appreciate the dealership's family atmosphere ? we make it truly fun to buy a car at Classic Honda."
The dealership features the full lineup of Honda vehicles, including the redesigned 2012 Honda CR-V and the award-winning 2012 Honda Accord. For more information about Classic Honda and to see the available inventory, visit www.classichonda.com.
Honda Accord assigned highest rating in revised U.S. crash tests
WASHINGTON (Bloomberg) -- Honda Motor Co.'s Accord received the best possible safety rating among 2011 model-year passenger cars tested for crashes under new U.S. evaluation standards, edging ahead of Toyota Motor Corp. and Hyundai Motor Co. sedans.
The mid-size Accord, Honda's top-selling U.S. model, got an overall five-star rating, according to results posted on the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's website.
Of 40 models tested so far, six rated five stars overall. The Accord is the first to get five stars in each of three crash categories tested by NHTSA.
Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said last month that the ratings are aimed at boosting overall safety and ensuring the results more accurately reflect the crashworthiness of new cars and light trucks. Changes include the use of female crash- test dummies for the first time, along with male versions, to collect data about injuries to the chest, head, neck and legs
The 2011 Accord sedan received five stars on side and frontal crashes and rollovers, according to NHTSA.
Hyundai's Sonata, with an overall five-star rating, scored the top score on side-crashes and rollovers and four stars in frontal crashes, NHTSA said last month. Toyota's Camry, the best-selling U.S. passenger car, rated three stars overall, earning three stars for side and frontal crashes and four stars for rollovers.
The agency continues to test 2011 model-year cars and trucks and is adding the results as they are complete. The results are available at www.safercar.gov.