Honda Donates its Seven-Millionth Honda Build in Canada

How does Honda Canada celebrate its seven-millionth Honda vehicle built in Canada?  Well, they donate it of course! The grey 2015 Honda Civic EX sedan was given to the Annual Rally for Kids Cancer fundraiser for live auction, with 100% of the proceeds being donated to the Sick Kids Foundation!

SickKids Event Listings – SickKids Foundation


This is one of many reasons why Image Honda is proud to be a part of the Honda Family. Honda Canada continually strives to be a company that Canadians are proud of, which is why the Honda Canada Foundation provides annual funding to registered non-profit charities across Canada “in support of science-and engineering-based education, environment and family initiatives.”

Each year, the Honda Canada Foundation gives back to the community and participates in local programs across the country to build a better community.  “The Honda Canada Foundation is committed to giving back to the communities where its associates and customer live, work and play and is involved with such programs as Earth Rangers Bring Back the Wild, Junior Red Riders, Let’s Talk Science, CP24 CHUM  Christmas Wish, Make-A-Wish Canada and the Ontario Science Centre.”

For more information on the Annual Rally for Kids Cancer Fundraiser, click here.

Stay connected and up to date with Hamilton Auto Blog for the latest Honda news and for ways you can help our community through special projects and initiates.

2016 Honda HR-V Achieves Highest Overall Score for Collision Safety from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

If you haven`t had the opportunity to view and test-drive the all-new Honda HR-V, now is the time to do so. In addition to its stunning appeal, advanced technology and affordable pricing, the new 2016 Honda HR-V has just received a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score, the top score available in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) New Car Assessment Program.

As an entry crossover, the HR-V also achieved an IIHS Top Safety Pick Rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.  With multiple standard and available safety features including SmartVent Front Side Airbags, Side Curtain Airbags with Rollover Sensor, Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH), Vehicle Stability Assist with Traction control, Motion-Adaptive Electric Power Steering, Anti-Lock Braking System, Honda LaneWatch (EX, EX-L Navi), Hill Start Assist, Expanded View Driver`s Mirror, Multi-Angle Rearview Camera with Guidelines, Forward Collision Warning and Lane Departure Warning (LWD) (EX-L Navi) it`s no wonder this vehicle received such a high accolade.

Summarizing it best, Dave Gardner, Senior Vice President of Operations, Honda Canada said “Using Honda’s packaging magic, powertrain innovation and safety engineering expertise, the HR-V delivers a high level of occupant safety protection along with top class fuel economy and interior space…”

Without a doubt, this is one Honda vehicle you must experience.  Visit us at to schedule a test drive or stop in and speak with one of our reputable sales consultants. As always, stay connected to Hamilton Auto Blog for the latest news at Image Honda.

Source: Honda Canada

Top Family-Friendly Kid-Haulers

It’s always sad to see summer come to an end, but with its end comes the start of a new season.  As families say goodbye to summer road trips and days at the beach, it’s back to school time for many.

With carpooling, after school activities, sports and the like, families will be spending a considerable amount of time in their vehicles.  In fact, an online poll taken by showed that a third spend more than an hour in their car on any given day. Needless to say, comfort and dependability are important features.

This year, put together a list with their “10 Best Top Family-Friendly Kid-Haulers” and we are happy to announce that both Honda & GM made the list.

Here are the vehicles that made the CarGuru’s List!

Midsize SUV

  • 2016 Chevrolet Traverse

2016 Chevrolet Traverse








  • 2015 Honda Odyssey








Large SUVs

  • 2016 Chevrolet Suburban

2016 chev suburban






We are excited to see that these vehicles made the list.  Visit us at Image Honda or Queenston to schedule your test drive today.  As always, make sure to follow Hamilton Auto Blog for the latest news and updates!



We are proud of our vehicles and always love when they are recognized on any platform.  We are exceptionally pleased to announce that have recently recognized several Honda and GM models with their 2015 Best Retained Value Award.  These awards recognize “the brands and models that have the highest projected private party residual value five years after their launch, expressed as a percentage of their average True Market Value.” (

Winners include the following:

Subcompact Car – Honda Fit

Midrange Sport Car – Chevrolet Corvette

Compact Crossover SUV – Honda CR-V

Large Crossover – GMC Acadia

Large Traditional SUV – GMC Yukon

Minivan – Honda Odyssey

As always, we encourage you to visit us in person or online and take a closer look at these award-winning vehicles.  You can find us online at or


2016 Honda Accord Reveal

Today in California, Honda introduced the 2016 Honda Accord, which received a major overhaul in appearance. The new, sportier and more sophisticated Accord will be the first Honda model to feature both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Without a doubt, this will be the “highest-tech Accord ever.” Additional changes will include new styling, new display audio touchscreen interface, Honda Sensing (set of comprehensive safety and driver-assistive technologies), front and rear parking sensors, wireless charging and numerous other standard and available features that we are told will be revealed over the next several weeks.

0B3C8700The exterior changes include a new aluminum hood with a more aggressive front grille, while the back of the Accord sports restyled LED headlights and a redesigned bumper.
If the Accord Sport and Touring trims are something you are interested in, you can also expect new, larger 19-inch wheels and tires along with a new rear deck spoiler.
We are already counting down the arrival of the all-new 2016 Honda Accord. Make sure you stay connected with Image Honda and Hamilton Auto Blog for the latest information on this outstanding vehicle.

Source: Honda Canada

2016 GMC Sierra Reveal

There is a new look for the 2016 GMC Sierra, as it is “born from precision”. The new pickup will be arriving in showrooms across Canada this fall.

2016 SierraThe engineers and designers at GM have given the new 2016 Sierra an even more distinctive look. With new exterior styling and new lighting technologies, the Sierra will be a standout next to any competitor on the road! On the inside, you will experience luxury and design at its finest, along with technologies that meet your every need!

As you can see, this pickup is by far our most capable, comfortable and stylish truck yet.

Source: GM Canada

The Redesigned 2016 Chevrolet Silverado

When you think Chevrolet, you can’t help but think of the Silverado.  As it’s one of our most popular vehicles here at Queenston, we were excited when Chevrolet released a sneak peek of the redesigned 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 pickup.

“The redesigned 2016 Silverado will build on Chevy Trucks’ legacy of dependability. It will feature a more muscular appearance and offer new customer-focused technologies,” said Joe De Stefano, brand manager, Chevrolet Trucks in Canada.

The Silverado’s bold new front end design adds aggressive horizontal elements, sculpted hoods and dramatic lighting.

2016 silverado

Other changes for 2016 will include expanding the use of 8-speed automatic transmissions, updated Chevy MyLink with support for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, and additional safety technologies.

We will receive more information later this year regarding the 2016 Silverado’s revamped design – stay tuned to Hamilton Auto Blog for updates!  In the meantime, visit us at to browse our expansive Chevrolet inventory.