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This year’s LA Auto Show was packed with exciting new debuts and coming attractions. After a summer of rumors and anticipation we finally got to see the all-new 2012 CR-V in its production clothes. Much had been speculated about a potential 3rd row however it is not to be, but that is a good thing! Not trying to squeeze passengers into an uncomfortable and really not usable 3rd seat made it possible to offer the most cargo room in class, 70.9 cu ft! Rear passengers also get doors that open to a full 81 degrees for much easier entry along with a host of other cool new stuff such as; BlueTooth technology standard, increased horsepower (185), Advanced ‘Multi Information Display Screen, new multi angle rear back up camera (available) and Pandora Internet Radio Interface for iPhone users just to list a few. Our man Chuck snapped some great shots of the CR-V from the floor and our own Mike theHondaGuy was able to sneak a quick walk a round video while one of the Honda Corporate folks was here at the dealership holding a seminar! The first 2012 CR-V’s will arrive toward the end of December; stay tuned here for the latest.
Filed under ‘Awards and Accolades ‘ is yet another “Green Car of the Year” award for our amazing little CNG burning Civic GX! The award was presented to Honda on the first day of the show by the editors of Green Car Journal representing a diverse panel of environmental experts and automotive enthusiasts who annually select a single vehicle for its outstanding environmental performance. We LOVE awards!
The real electricity was generated from the introduction of the Fit EV, Honda’s first all-electric powered road vehicle. With a range of up to 123 miles and quick charging capability of only 3 hours the Fit EV is surely going to shock the EV market with fun to drive, Honda reliability and style! The Fit EV will begin deliveries in summer 2012 and the lease program is said to be very strong indeed. Honda will be partnering with Google, Stanford University and the City of Torrance who will be receiving small fleets of the Fit EV as the get green and go Honda!
We tried hard to dig some details about the next generation Accord, due in spring 2012, from the ‘suites’ that were walking around but Honda has them all on a gag order or something as not one would confirm or deny a thing! We will keep our ears to the ground though, the Internet is bound to have news soon and we will find it first for you! The future looks blazingly bright for Honda as they build on an already incredible line up, stop into DCH Gardena Honda today to see all of the great vehicles available now!

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Quite a few of us around DCH Gardena Honda are parents and like most people with kids on the road we are all extremely concerned with our kids safety. In fact the entire DCH organization cares deeply for the safety of our kids and all kids on the road. To that end the DCH Auto Group has partnered with Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) and their regional branches across the US. A dedicated web site has been put up and most of the dealerships in the group have adopted high school chapters local to them as well. Originally, the mission of the SADD was to help young people say "No" to drinking and driving. Today, the mission has expanded. Students have told us that positive peer pressure, role modeling and environmental strategies can prevent other destructive decisions and set a healthier, safer course for their lives.Each year SADD holds a national conference to educate and motivate members from across the country as they come together for a week of intense workshops, this years event was in Chicago and we helped send 6 students from DCH Gardena Honda's adopted school, Leuzinger High School. They are hoping to send delegates to next years conference and we here at the dealership are going to help make it happen! On Saturday, November 17th we will be hosting the DCH Gardena Honda "Winter Wash 2011" car wash fund raising event from 10:00am until 2:00pm. Students from Leuzinger High will be here at the dealership washing cars while our sales managers work the barbecue, yes that means Free Food! There will also be music and tons of fun for all as we work to raise money for a great cause and awareness of teen safety and positive life choices. Please join us this Saturday, the recent rains have left everyone's cars grimy and in need of cleaning and you know you were gonna wash yours anyways so why not let us make it pretty and feed you at the same time!?! We hope to see you here and Thank You for your support! 

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The 2011 LA Auto Show kicks off November 17th and this years show promises to be the best in a very long time with almost 60 debuts and many, many concepts being displayed. Of course the debut we are anticipating the most is the all-new 2012 Honda CR-V! Although many pics are now online, specific information has still been sketchy and Honda has done a great jobs keeping the goods under wraps! We plan on being at the doors early and among the first to see the actual production version so stay tuned Honda friends, the Honda Guy from DCH Gardena Honda will have all the info here!
Show dates are November 18th - 27th and discount tickets are available here at DCH Gardena Honda so stop in on your way to save some $ at the show! :)

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