2013 Canadian International Auto Show

This year’s Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto brought with it huge crowds, gorgeous vehicles and exciting exhibits from the manufacturers.  Here at AutoHwy, we aren’t afraid to admit that this year brought some thrilling models.

Among some of this year’s most exciting were the concept vehicles.  Stealing everyone’s attention was the Honda Urban Small SUV concept.  Striking in its appearance, it glistened under the lights on display and stopped everyone in its tracks. This “concept” is soon to become a reality since it is set to be released in the United States later next year.563447_10101024808083761_243069825_n

Another popular favourite was the Chevrolet concept cars – Tru 140 S and Code 130R .  At their exhibit, Chevrolet actually engaged visitors by creating a voting booth of sorts, allowing individuals to vote on which concept car they would like to see become a reality!602242_10101024806536861_379935614_n

Perhaps one of the most exciting models at the show was the Canadian debut of the 2014 Chevrolet Stingray Corvette. This 450 horsepower vehicle can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/hr in less than 4 seconds!  Now for the good and the bad…it can be yours for approximately $115,000.

If you didn’t have an opportunity to make it to the show this year, feel free to browse our Facebook album and see what General Motors and Honda had to offer!48122_10101024806706521_489055165_n

If you are interested in purchasing a vehicle in one of our award winning line-ups, please visit us today at www.imagehonda.com or www.queenstonchev.com

By: Amy Cochren

The 2013 Best New Technology Award goes to….

The Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) has awarded General Motors with the 2013 Best New Technology award for its new innovation in technology and safety, the front centre airbag. The front centre airbag is a first in the automotive industry. It’s been designed to keep drivers and front passengers safe in far side impact crashes.

Geoff Bailey, Canadian engineering manager said, “Delivering innovative technologies that make a difference for our customers is critical to our mission to design, build and sell the world’s best vehicles.”

The air bag deploys from the right side of the driver’s seat and positions itself between the front row seats near the centre of the vehicle. It is designed to provide restraint during passenger side crashes when the driver is the only front passenger. In case of impact when driver and front passenger are both in the car, the airbag acts as an absorbing cushion between driver and front passenger.

You can find the Front Centre Airbag in the new 2013 Buick Enclave, GMC Acadia and Chevrolet Traverse, which are all available at Queenston Chevrolet on Centennial and Queenston on the Mountain. Visit us at www.queenstonchev.com for more information.

By Nerissa Mohamed

Credit: GM Canada








2012 Honda Accord Ex-L – Image Honda’s Used Vehicle Walk Around

2012 Honda Accord Ex-L – Image Honda’s Used Vehicles

If you are interested in test driving this vehicle or any vehicles in our fantastic pre-owned line-up, please contact us at www.imagehonda.com or come in today and speak to one of our reputable sales people.

The 2013 Honda Accord named Canadian Car of the Year

Earlier this morning at the opening of the Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto, the winner of the Canadian Car of the Year was awarded by the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC). The top honour went to none other than the 2013 Honda Accord sedan, and deservedly so. The Honda Accord beat out the 2013 Hyundai Elantra GT and the 2013 Porsche Boxster.7964949

AJAC’s annual test in October had about 80 leading auto journalists from across Canada gathered to test drive and evaluate over one hundred 2013 vehicles.

“We are extremely proud to see the Accord recognized by so many of Canada’s top journalists as Canadian Car of the Year and we thank AJAC for this great honour,” said Takashi Sekiguchi, President and CEO, Honda Canada who was there to accept the award. “The Accord is one of our most important vehicles, so we’re thrilled to receive the great feedback that we’re continuing to raise the bar in the family car category.”image

Congratulations to Honda Canada and Honda worldwide for this great achievement. For anyone who hasn’t had a chance to take a 2013 Honda Accord out on the road, it is definitely one to put on your list.

For more information on booking a test drive, any additional information and videos on the 2013 Honda Accord be sure to visit our Image Honda YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/imagehonda and our main page at http://www.imagehonda.com

By Nerissa Mohamed

Source: Canada Newswire

The 25th Annual 2012 Sales Awards Banquet for the Hamilton Burlington Automotive Dealers Association

The 25th Annual 2012 Sales Awards Banquet for the Hamilton Burlington Automotive Dealers Association was held yesterday, February 12, 2013.  The event is held annually to bring together dealers and industry partners, as well as recognize Hamilton and Burlington’s top sales producers.

This year we are proud to announce the recipients of this award for our three locations – Image Honda, Queenston on the Mountain and Queenston on Centennial.

Image Honda proudly recognizes Rob Cahunek as this year’s HBADA sales winner for the 4th year in a row.  Rob has been a sales expert at Image Honda since 2006 and has also been a “Sales Leader” with Honda Canada Sales Council in 2009/2010. Rob Cahunek The runner up for the HBADA Sales award is Andy Hewitt.  Andy has been serving Image Honda’s sales department since 2010, and has been in the automotive industry since 2007.Andy Hewitt

Queenston on the Mountain is proud to announce Chris Hopf as this year’s HBADA Sales Award Winner.  Chris has been a member of the Queenston on the Mountain sales team since 2009.  His goal is to ensure that every customer knows that he is there for them, especially for the long haul.Chris Hopf  We are also pleased to announce Brian Lamb as this year’s HBADA sales winner runner-up. Brian has been a member of the Queenston family since 2012, bringing with him over 22 years of experience selling GM vehicles. His no pressure approach helps you feel at ease and gives you confidence in knowing that you are working with someone who understands your wants and needs.Brian Lamb

Queenston on Centennial’s HBADA Sales winner is Billy Zych, who has been with Queenston on Centennial since 1984.  Billy has been in the car business for over 36 years, and has been a Gold GM Sales Marketing Guild member for more than 35 years.  His passions are the car business, his historic Chevy Nova and his family.Billy Zych  The runner up for the 2011 HBADA sales award is Marty Muis. Marty has been with Queenston on Centennial since 1987 and in the automotive industry for 26 years. Marty has won the Bronze and Silver Sales Marketing Guild award for 18 years. When he is not selling cars, he enjoys golfing and boating.Marty Muis

Congratulations to all of this year’s recipients and runner-ups and thank you to our loyal customers!

2012 Chevrolet Traverse – Queenston on Centennial Walk Around