Honda Accord Wins Again!

The Honda Accord has always been a popular car, so it is no surprise that the Accord has won Car and Driver Magazine’s 2015 10Best Cars award for the 29th time since 1983. That’s right; the Honda Accord has once again been named to the prestigious annual list of the 10 Best Cars.

Incorporating all your favourite Honda technology, the 2015 Accord features Earth Dreams Technology powertrains and boasts an impressive fuel economy with a 6.5L/100km highway rating from NRCAN. Interested in the V6? If so, you’re looking at a fuel economy highway rating of only 6.8L/100km.

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The Honda Accord, now in its 9th generation, has been sold in Canada since 1976. If you’re interested in test driving or learning more information about the 2015 Honda Accord, please contact us at Image Honda today at 905-561-4100 or www.imagehonda.com

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The 2014 Honda CR-Z

What is the Honda CR-Z all about? With a 1.5-Liter, 16-Valve, SOHC, i-VTEC, 4-Cylinder engine with a three-mode driving system (Sporty, Normal, ECON), available Manual transmission, and (CVT) steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters, this sporty hybrid is dangerously fun.

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Premium White Pearl or Crystal Black Pearl make this 2014 Hybrid with really standout. The premium package offers a leather interior, fog lamps, Honda satellite-linked navigation system with bilingual voice recognition, steering wheel-mounted audio controls, 17” alloy wheels, heated mirrors withintegrated turn indicators, 7 speaker audio system and heated seats – WOW! This car screams cool both inside and out!

Take a look at our sharp looking CR-Z Hybrid at Image Honda today!

2015 Chevrolet Colorado Has Arrived!

We are so excited to introduce the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado!

This mid-size pick-up is anything but middle of the row. With an athletic look and feel you can’t beat, it has an available 7,000 lbs best-in-class towing capacity, along with best in class payload capacity of more than 1,600 lbs – this is one aggressive pick-up. The 2015 Colorado keeps on impressing with the Z71 Off-Road package, so you can boat, hike and bike like the true adventurist you really want to be. Don’t be fooled – this weekend warrior can still be your morning commuter with an impressive EPA-estimated of 22 mpg combined (20 mpg city, 27 mpg highway) on trucks equipped with the 2.5-liter engine; the Colorado’s six-speed automatic with the V-6 engine this truck will achieve 21 mpg combined (18 mpg city, 26 mpg highway).

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The available GearOn storage accessory package gives you both above and below box storage solutions, complementing almost any active lifestyle. Available with 4G LTE, built-in WiFi hotspot, Chevy MyLink 8-inch diagonal touch screen and standard rear vision camera with remote vehicle start – this Chevy Colorado will keep you connected!

What’s your colour? Hot Red, Red Rock Metallic, Silver Ice Metallic, Summit White, Black, Cyber Grey Metallic, Rally Yellow, Brownstone Metallic, Laser Blue and Rain Forest Green Metallic are all available colour choices. Also, your rim options are almost as extensive as your exterior colour pallet. Enjoy triple-sealed doors, inlaid doors and acoustic technologies – you can clearly hear your Siri ‘eyes-free’ mode, text messages, Pandora radio, internet and other media outlets without any exterior noise interruptions.

Three engine options – 2.5L I-4, 3.6L V6 and the highly anticipated (16MY) 2.8L Duramax Turbo-Diesel – make this fully boxed framed pick-up one to watch. It’s the small truck that feels big, and you can get what you want in this perfectly packaged mid-size with four available trim levels: Base, WT, LT, Z71. Come see us at Queenston on Centennial and Queenston on the Mountain for a test drive in this 2015 Chevrolet Colorado!

2015 Honda Fit Earns IIHS Top Safety Pick!

It’s been a long wait, but the 2015 Honda Fit is almost here, with a scheduled arrival date of September 19th! Just when we thought this vehicle couldn’t get any better, the 2015 Honda Fit earns a 2014 Top Safety Pick rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Receiving “Standout Choice” in the subcompact segment, the Fit received a top rating of “Good” in four IIHS crash test modes as well as an “Acceptable” score in the IIHS small overlap frontal crash test. The Fit is the only vehicle in its class ever to have received this high of a rating in this IIHS test procedure.

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For more information on the 2015 redesigned Honda Fit and what it has to offer, please refer to our previous blog.

As you can see, the 2015 Fit is one vehicle you’ll want to be sure to test drive. Be sure to visit www.imagehonda.com or subscribe to Hamilton Auto Blog for the latest in Honda News and to stay up-to-date on the release of the newly redesigned 2015 Honda Fit.

Valet Parking Is That Much Better With The 2015 Corvette…

Just when you thought you couldn’t fall in love with the Corvette anymore, GM announces the Corvette Valet Mode. This new system takes security features for your car one step further. No longer having to worry about handing over the keys to your car, this industry-exclusive system allows you to lock interior storage, disable your infotainment system, and record video, audio and vehicle information when you set your new Corvette into “Valet Mode”.

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The introduction of the Performance Data Recorder will provide owners with added peace of mind when handing over their keys. Initially designed to allow race drivers to record their laps and improve driving skills, all Corvette owners can now activate this feature through their settings menu using a unique four digit code. Data including: speed, engine RPM, gear position and g-force can be viewed instantly on the Corvette’s eight-inch touchscreen when the vehicle is in park.

 

Valet Mode with Performance Data Recorder will be made available on all 2015 Corvette models. If you would like further information on this feature, or if you would like to inquire about the 2015 Corvette, please contact us at Queenston on Centennial or Queenston on the Mountain.

Queenston ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Presumably most of you have heard about the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, but a lot of you probably don’t know how or why it was started.  Pete Frates, a former baseball captain for Boston College was diagnosed with ALS at the age of 27.  Since his diagnosis in 2011, Pete has made it his goal to focus more attention on the disease, to make a difference and have his fight matter.  This unprecedented and viral fundraising effort all started when a group of Pete Frates friends invited him to take on the now infamous “Ice Bucket Challenge”.  When Pete posted his own video challenging others he knew to participate, it went viral.  Since then, everyone from leaders of state, celebrities, athletes, colleagues, neighbours and friends have taken this challenge to help raise money for a horrific and debilitating disease called Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), commonly referred to as Lou Gehrig’s Disease.  Please see Pete’s Challenge below:

Through the use of social media networks, the Ice Bucket Challenge encourages friends to challenge each other to either brave a bucket of ice-filled water, and donate $10 to ALS research, or donate $100 to ALS research if they choose to forgo the icy water.

Today, one of our own accepts the Ice Bucket Challenge.  Thus, we challenge you, our customers, colleagues and friends to participate and donate to the ALS ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE! http://www.ALS.CA/ICEBUCKETCHALLENGE

 

 

Please help us raise money for ALS!  Don’t forget to tag #IceBucketChallenge #ALSICEBUCKETCHALLENGE #StrikeOutAls

About ALS:

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), commonly referred to as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, is a progressive neuromuscluar disease in which nerve cells die and leave voluntary muscles paralyzed.  Everyday 2 or 3 Canadians die from this disease.  For more information or to find out how you can donate, please visit http://www.als.ca

Video Credit: Tube test and ESPN
Credit: http://www.als.ca, http://www.alsa.org

Convenience Comes Standard!

Convenience is something we all look for in a vehicle and now, Buick has taken this one step further with standard connectivity! The ability to stay connected, while exercising safety and following the rules of the road, has become a desired and sometimes costly feature in a vehicle. Well, we have exciting news to share with you, as Buick makes the announcement that all 2015 models will have standard hands-free connectivity with Apple Siri Eyes Free and text message alerts. Additionally, most 2015 models will also include a built-in Wi-Fi Hotspot, powered by OnStar with 4G LTE, a feature that will be standard next year on all 2016 models.

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Using the Buick IntelliLink system, drivers are able to experience the convenience of a text message alert feature with a Bluetooth profile (M.A.P), which reads incoming texts through the vehicle’s speakers.  The Siri Eyes Free feature works with iPhone 4s or later and must operate with iOS 6 or later.  Whether you want to place a call, find directions, music, or hear and compose text messages, Siri is your go to vehicle companion for connectivity and peace of mind.

Available on the Buick LaCrosse, Verano, Regal and Encore for the 2015 model year, OnStar’s 4G LTE with built in Wi-Fi creates a mobile hub for passengers.  The hotspot is accessible whenever the vehicle is on or in accessory mode.  Owners are provided with a 3 Month/3GB data trial with the option to purchase additional data plans later.

If you would like more information on the Buick line-up, please call Queenston on the Mountain at 905-528-7001 or visit us online at http://www.queenstononthemountain.com