Honda Odyssey named “All Star” of 2011 by Automobile Magazine

December 9th, 2010 by

The 2011 Honda Odyssey has been named one of the “All Stars” this year by Automobile Magazine. This will be the ninth time in its history that the vehicle has won this coveted award. The publication’s editorial staff gave several reasons why the Odyssey stood out above the rest which include its comfortable and flexible interior, superior handling, features that are great for a family, and good fuel efficiency.

Honda has put a lot of passion and hard work into the development of this minivan. Even with its current success, Honda has re-designed the Odyssey, and added improvements and new features for 2011. The vehicle’s interior will be even more functional than before and it will also have greater fuel economy with an average of 22 mpg. A larger second row will make it more comfortable for passengers. The engine will be more efficient and powerful with a 3.5 liter V-6 VTEC engine, which can output 248 horsepower.

Some models will be equipped with a passenger entertainment system and a 16 inch widescreen display. Blu-rays can even be watched in the van because of the addition of an HDMI input on the television. If you elect to purchase the navigation system, traffic data is integrated and will help you get through hectic situations.

The Odyssey is engineered, designed and assembled in America. It has won Automobile Magazine’s All Star award in 1995, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, and 2004.

What’s not to like about the Odyssey, and with so many of this model in stock to choose from, why not stop in at Fisher Honda, the premier Honda dealer in Boulder, today for a test drive? Our sales professionals are here to help you get into your next Honda vehicle.

Honda is building a 200,000 sq. ft. expansion to their plant in Russell’s Point, Ohio that will cost the car manufacturer $70 million. It will create more than 100 jobs and will allow the factory to produce Honda’s newest transmission technology. Honda will also be hiring 60 more employees for a new second shift that begins in 2011. Other renovations are being completed on the rest of the plant. The total amount that Honda will be investing in the factory will end up being over $490 million.

A third assembly line will be built as part of the expansion as well as new equipment for building Honda’s latest automatic transmission. The ground breaking ceremony was named “Transmission Technology for the Future”. The plant will be able to handle more capacity and it is estimated to be able to produce more than 1 million transmissions a year. Jeff Tomko, Honda Transmission VP, released this statement:

“The start of this project is recognition of the accomplishments of a great team of associates, and the strong partnerships we have established in this community. Together, we have created a solid foundation for growth into the future to meet the needs of our customers. These projects represent Honda’s ongoing commitment not only to our customers, but to our neighbors and suppliers who benefit from local production of the transmissions that go into Honda automobiles. We also are committed to reducing the environmental impact of these new operations. No waste will be sent to landfills, and energy will be conserved through use of energy-efficient equipment and lighting systems.”

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