Paragon Honda picked up right where it left off last year, selling more certified pre-owned Honda vehicles than any other Honda dealership in the world for the second consecutive year. Sister store Paragon Acura joined in on the success, leading in certified pre-owned Acura sales for 2012.
According to some leaked pictures from a Chinese website CarNewsChina.com, the Honda CR-Z vehicle will be getting some upgrades for 2016. While nothing under the hood will change, cosmetic upgrades – according to these spy shots, which have been neither confirmed nor denied by Honda – will include an overall racier look, with a redesigned rear bumper and new wheels, among other upgrades.
A new 2018 CR-Z is due out in 2018, so this cosmetic change will have to hold the niche CR-Z customers over until then. Without much to go on besides these grainy photos, it’s anyone’s guess what the final design will look like.
Read the full article on Car and Driver here.
While we wait for an official release date, Acura keeps releasing teasers to keep us on our toes. Acura debuted two new colors at the Monterey Car Week for the sportscar; the Nouvelle Blue Pearl and Berlina Black. Acura has already shown us the Valencia Red Pearl.
When Acura (finally) decides to give us a release date, the NSX will be available in eight colors. In addition to the three colors mentioned above, Acura will offer Rivazza (solid) Red, Copse Green Metallic, matte white, pearl white, and silver. Great options all around.
With progress comes opportunities – both good and bad.
As our vehicle technology advances beyond what we couldn’t even imagine fifty years ago, we must turn our attention away from the new, sexy technology and confront the hard realities of our advances. Hacking used to be confined to major computer systems that filled rooms; then, to our bulky desktops; laptops were next, then our cell phones. The newest hacking frontier is our vehicles, as security researches demonstrated just last month. They were able to hack into a vehicle thousands of miles away and take over critical vehicle functions – including braking ability.
We’ve spent billions investing in safer seat belts, airbags, structural materials and research over the past century to ensure our drivers and passengers are the safest in the world. It is time for the automotive industry to spend an equal amount of time protecting their technology as they do developing it, before a more sinister-intentioned hacker manages to gain access to an innocent driver’s vehicle.
The threat we collectively face is no longer from the car behind you, but from the hacker in his basement. This new threat is one that we cannot see, and is hence infinitely more dangerous.
Read the full article here, including a video demonstrating the security breach.
Paragon Honda completed a small update project in the service lane last week, and I wanted to share the results. It adds a little extra to our service lane while sharing one of our most important programs to our customers. We’re very pleased how it turned out.
Acura is due to unveil the new 2016 Acura NSX at the upcoming Monterey Automotive Week, running August 11-16 at Pebble Beach, CA. With no release date ready yet, we can only hope they take the NSX for a quick test drive…
Read more here.