We are delighted to announce that our parts supervisor, Martin Williams, completed his 30th year of service on Wednesday.
Martin joined us in 1989 at the age of 30, recruited to the role of Senior Parts Person, under our parts supervisor Ian Essex.
At the time our managing director was still our founder - Michael Roberts, and Trident was an Austin Rover main dealer selling Austin Metro, Maestro, Montego, Rover 200 (based on the Honda Ballade) and the new Rover 800 (based on the Honda Legend).
Trident had celebrated its 25th anniversary in the previous year.
My interview was with MR (Michael Roberts) and afterwards he brought me down and introduced me to Ian.
Ian and myself were very similar in attitude and outlook and we got on straight from the start.
We are delighted to announce that the new Honda Civic 126PS Sport Line has arrived at Trident.
The new Civic Sport Line is based on the Civic 126PS VTEC Turbo SR, with additional gloss black side skirts and front splitter and matt black rear diffuser.
The window surrounds and door mirror caps are also finished in gloss black.
The modern sporty look is continued inside with a black leather trim.
For the first time the new 2019 Honda CR-V includes the option of 7 seats on selected petrol grades.
The new 7 seat Honda CR‑V keeps its effortless 'one-motion' folding rear seat, whilst offering a third row, with two extra seats.
When not in use the seats fold neatly away.
For a demonstration of the new 7 seats, please watch the video below:
Honda has revealed details of the new HR-V Sport.
This new grade for the revised 2019 model is equipped with the more powerful 1.5-litre VTEC TURBO petrol engine as well as dynamic upgrades to the chassis and suspension.
The HR-V Sport also benefits from the refreshed exterior styling and interior upgrades of the standard 2019 HR-V, with additional bespoke design features.
New version for HR-V range equipped with 182 PS petrol engine
Sport grade car fitted with advanced 'Performance Damper' technology
Dynamic styling pack with black chrome elements; 18-inch alloy wheel
Pricing to start from £29,105 for entry level 2WD and top out at £37,255 for top spec AWD
Grades follow petrol version with S, SE, SR and EX
PCP pricing to follow in December
Honda UK has released details of the grades, specification and pricing of the CR-V hybrid. Following the launch of the petrol version in the summer, the hybrid is expected in dealerships from February next year and will start from £29,105 for a 2WD S grade and top out at £37,255 for an AWD EX.
Trident Honda has begun advertising its vehicles on Facebook Marketplace, as a six month trial into the platform.
Our Honda Approved used cars will be automatically updated on the site twice each day, to ensure that the site is accurate.
Facebook launched Marketplace back in 2016 and it has become a popular alternative to eBay for selling used items.
Facebook Marketplace can be accessed either from the desktop, or via your smartphone app, by looking for the Marketplace icon:
The All New 2019 Honda CR-V Hybrid is arriving January 2019 - please Contact us today to reserve yours.
Since the introduction of the first-generation model in 1995, the Honda CR-V has continuously improved throughout each generation.
In a first for a Honda SUV in Europe, the all-new Honda CR-V will be available with advanced hybrid powertrain technology.
The new model raises the bar in terms of interior quality, sophistication and spaciousness. It delivers improved ride quality, steering response, body control and NVH management. Evolved in every way, the all-new CR-V delivers more comfort, convenience and connectivity than ever before.
We are delighted to introduce our new service advisor, Charlotte Cawser, who joined us in September.
Charlotte joins Alex Russell and James Lewis on our service reception team, following Sean Beagley's departure in August to join the church.
We are delighted to introduce our new sales executive, Mike Emery, who joined us in August.
We asked Mike to briefly introduce himself:
I joined my last position as sales executive for Honda in 2015.
I enjoy working in the motor trade, it's more about people than you might imagine - doing the right job and matching people to the right car.
I decided to apply to join Trident, because of their reputation in both service and sales aspects, and their clear Company mantra of Customer First!
We have now uploaded all the latest Honda brochures onto our website, accessible from the bottom of each model page.
These have been compressed for screen use, but may still be fairly large to download if you're on a slow connection.
We also include links below for your convenience:
Honda triumphs with hat-trick in the annual MPG Marathon:
Civic diesel hatchback takes outright win AND best percentage improvement
16 year old Insight comes second overall, taking highest in the heritage category
Driver Paul Clifton claims second overall win at annual MPG Marathon
Team Honda has triumphed in the annual MPG Marathon taking home a hat-trick of titles. The Civic diesel hatchback claimed the overall winner's prize in this year's event as well as best percentage improvement on MPG, while the first generation 17 year old Honda Insight took second place overall and winner in the heritage category.
On Friday 28th September over 500 ladies took the streets around Woking to take part in the eight mile Midnight Walk 2018.
The atmosphere was amazing as ladies of all ages gathered at Woking Leisure Centre ready to take on the challenge, walking together to remember loved ones and to raise vital funds for the hospice. The room was filled with glow-in-the dark t-shirts and flashing bunny ears as the lights were dimmed to observe a minute's silence before the walk began at 10pm.
Trident Honda sponsored this year's event and they also sponsor the annual Dragon Boat Race that takes place at Goldsworth Park Lake just around the corner from Woking Hospice.
Richard Roberts, managing director of Trident Honda, comments:
The Swimathon was opened by Cllr Will Forster, Mayor of Woking, and Rotary President Richard Sanderson early on Sunday morning and teams of 6 people arrived throughout the day to make their charitable contribution swimming as many pool lengths as they could over 55 minutes.
Trident Honda has been the main sponsor for the event every year since its inception 11 years ago.
This year we also had two teams competing in the event - The Trident Otters:
one team comprising Louise Vincer, Erin Dethick, Finn Dethick and Peter Vincer, managed 110 lengths of the pool;
the other team comprising Chris Monk, Mathew Brough, Justin Creber and Charlotte Cawser, managed 114 lengths of the pool.
Our Macmillan Coffee Morning, held on Friday 28th September, was a great success.
We had so many staff making cakes that we realised that we would have to extend the event to the Saturday morning, but in the event we were selling cakes throughout the weekend and into the following week.
The event raised a magnificent £363.50.
This amazing event, sponsored by Trident Honda, started at the Garibaldi pub and travelled all the way to Brighton and back - a distance of 102 miles.
Cyclists also had the option of starting in Brighton, thereby reducing the distance to a still amazing 51 miles.
But some of the longer-distance riders extended it to a staggering 122 miles, by following a diversion on the way home.
Honda Motor Company is pleased to announce that an enhanced NSX GT3, designated the NSX GT3 Evo, will compete on racetracks throughout the world in 2019.
Based on the ultra-popular NSX production model, the latest evolution of the multiple race-winning NSX GT3 features a number of important revisions aimed at delivering improved performance and reliability to customer racing teams around the globe.
Masashi Yamamoto, general manager, Honda Motorsports, says:
Richard Roberts, managing director of Trident Honda, explains:
Whilst we have never experienced a cardiac arrest on our premises in our 55 years of trading, nevertheless it would seem 'heartless' to forego this simple and affordable protection for our staff and customers.
It is very unusual in business to purchase an item in the hope that it will never be used, but it is very reassuring to know that, should the worst should happen, we have the equipment to potentially save a life.
On Friday Mr & Mrs Aure collected their new 2019 Honda CR-V 7-seater, the first ever 7-seater CR-V to be sold by Trident.
It was particularly special, as the Aure family were replacing their Honda FR-V, bought from us ten years ago - and the last Honda sold in the UK with more than five seats.
The magnificent seven
The new CR-V keeps its effortless 'one-motion' folding rear seat and also offers the option of a third row, with two extra seats, on selected petrol grades.
When not in use the seats fold neatly away.
Don't get caught in the cold this Winter - book your car in for a Winter Health Check!
Now that Winter is upon us, and the temperature has plummeted, driving becomes very much more challenging.
Ensuring that your car is as safe as it can be is a vital part of preparing for this time of year.
Our technicians know your Honda better than anyone, as well as having the latest facilities and equipment to care for your car, and with our links to the factory we can also ensure that your car is up-to-date on all the latest recalls and maintenance actions from Honda.
Better still, we can carry out this work while you wait in our customer lounge whilst enjoying free hot drinks and WiFi.
Ahead of its European show debut at the 2018 Mondial Paris Motor Show, Honda has confirmed official fuel economy and CO2 emissions for the all-new CR-V Hybrid. Under the combined cycle of the revised NEDC test, the front-wheel drive model of the 184 PS (135 kW) petrol-electric SUV has achieved CO2 emissions of 120g/km and official average (combined) fuel economy of 5.3l/100km (53.3mpg). The all-wheel drive CR-V Hybrid variant has CO2 emissions of 126g/km and average (combined) fuel economy of 5.5 l/100km (51.4 mpg).
The CR-V Hybrid is driven by Honda's unique i-MMD technology, which intelligently and automatically switches between three driving modes - EV Drive, Hybrid Drive and Engine Drive - to optimise both performance and efficiency.
In a first for a Honda SUV in Europe, the all-new CR-V will be available with advanced hybrid powertrain technology. The Honda Hybrid Performance system features intelligent Multi-Mode Drive (i-MMD) technology comprising two electric motors, an Atkinson-cycle petrol engine and an innovative direct transmission delivering high levels of efficiency and refinement.
We are delighted to announce that we have now handed over our first 2019 Honda CR-V.
Mr Kobal has chosen a 1.5 i-VTEC SR - a wise choice, as the SR model now includes as standard many of the features that were previously only available on the EX model.
This new 1.5 litre turbo petrol engine offers much better performance than the 2.0 litre petrol of the previous generation CR-V - not only faster, but more relaxed and more economical.
Trident now has fewer than 10 Honda CR-Vs remaining in its 2018 allocation, so to be one of the first to enjoy this massively improved model - please do contact us today.
Earlier this year, Honda took three of the top awards in this year's Honest John Awards, with the Jazz, Civic and HR-V winning the gongs for small hatchback, small family car and small crossover of the year respectively.
Speaking at the time, Dan Harrison, managing editor at honestjohn.co.uk, commented:
The Honda Jazz is a smash hit with the readers of HonestJohn.co.uk and a worthy winner of the Small Hatchback of the Year award.
Easy to drive, comfortable and practical, the Jazz is everything a small car should be, and our readers agree when we say it's simply one of the best small hatchbacks you can buy.
There was much excitement yesterday, as our new Honda CR-Vs rolled off the transporters, just in time for today's launch event.
Not only is this our first all-new CR-V in 3 years, but it also benefits from new engines, a Hybrid model, and a 7 seater version.
If that wasn't enough, it also includes a wealth of technological improvements, including Honda SENSING, and even a Head-Up display.
On Sunday 19th August, a huge 68 metre, 143-tonne lorry passed Trident, carrying a house-sized electrical transformer.
The transformer was on route from Tilbury Docks to West Weybridge substation in New Haw.
The lorry travelled at just 12 mph for safety reasons, taking some 45 hours to complete the journey.
This operation included the removal of street furniture.
The following video was taken by our forecourt sales assistant, Ollie Dunford, as the lorry passed Trident:
In the fifth and final of a planned series of lap record attempts across Europe in 2018, Honda has set a new 2min 10.19sec record for a front wheel drive production car at the Hungaroring GP circuit in Hungary. The Civic Type R was driven by Formula One World Champion and current NSX Super GT driver, Jenson Button. The track holds special significance for Button, as the circuit where he won the first Grand Prix of his career with Honda in 2006.
Honda UK has released details of the grades, specification and pricing of the next generation CR-V. Launched last month, the new CR-V will start from £25,995 for a 2WD manual S grade and top out at £36,455 for an AWD EX with CVT.
Pricing to start from £25,995 for entry level 2WD and top out at £36,455 for top spec CVT
Grades follow previous generation with S, SE, SR and EX
PCP example of £279 for mid-level SR manual in AWD
Available in dealer showrooms from early September, the new CR-V follows the grading of the previous generation rising from the entry level S grade to SE, SR and finishing at the top of the range EX. The 1.5 i-VTEC petrol engine will come with a choice of two and all-wheel drive and in both manual transmission and CVT.
Following three successes in the Honda Civic 'Type R Challenge 2018' at the Magny-Cours, Spa-Francorchamps and Silverstone circuits, Honda has set a new 2min 01.84sec record for a front-wheel drive production car in the Civic Type R at the Estoril circuit in Portugal.
The high-performance hatchback was driven by Honda WTCR driver, Tiago Monteiro.
The British-built Honda Civic Type R has taken home another trophy, this time at the 2018 Auto Express Awards, taking the title of Best Hot Hatch for the second year running.
Widely acknowledged as one of the most prestigious awards of the car industry, the annual Auto Express New Car Awards are given to the cars that set the highest standards in their class each year. These awards are highly important for both carmakers and customers because of the authority and integrity of the Auto Express brand.
Following two successes in the Honda Civic 'Type R Challenge 2018' at the Magny-Cours and Spa-Francorchamps circuits the high-performance hatchback has set a new 2mins 31.32secs lap record for a front-wheel drive production car at the Silverstone GP circuit in the UK, beating the benchmark set by the previous generation Civic Type R in a similar challenge in 2016.
In loving memory of Michael Roberts, Woking & Sam Beare Hospices is delighted to announce that one of its 20 bedrooms at newly built Woking Hospice will be named after the late Mr Roberts, whose family have supported the Surrey-wide hospice for over two-and-a-half decades.
Held on Wednesday 20th June, the hospice held a special room naming ceremony to mark the extraordinary life of Michael Roberts, who was the father of Mark, Richard, Christopher and James Roberts and founder of Trident Honda, the family run community car dealership in Ottershaw which has been a corporate partner of Woking & Sam Beare Hospices since 1992.
Also in attendance for the naming of the room were Terry Smith and Tony Usher representing Woking Rotary Club who over the years have been hugely supportive of the hospices and have now funded the hoist for Room 20.
Congratulations to all the teams who took part in the 6th annual Dragon Boat Races on Sunday 3 June at Goldsworth Park Lake, Woking.
Sponsored by Trident Honda, the event saw 10 teams take to the water in brightly painted, dragon-headed boats on an extremely hot and blisteringly sunny day.
The event provided a colourful spectacle for all our visitors during the day, who came to the lakeside to cheer on the rowers and to enjoy the family fun day activities on the bank too.
Honda and Red Bull Group have signed an agreement whereby Honda will enter into a partnership with Red Bull Racing to supply it with power units for two years from the start of the 2019 FIA Formula One* World Championship. This will be in addition to its current agreement with Red Bull Scuderia Toro Rosso. The two Red Bull-owned teams will run identical specification Honda Power Units.
Takahiro Hachigo, President and Representative Director of Honda Motor Co. Ltd, said:
After setting a lap record at the Magny-Cours GP circuit just last month, the high-performance hatchback has set a new lap record front-wheel drive production lap record of 2mins 53.72secs at Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium. The Type R was piloted by former FIA WEC LMP2 class World Champion, Bertrand Baguette, who is currently racing a Honda NSX-GT in the Super GT series with Nakajima Racing.
An international panel of automobile experts has named the Honda Urban EV Concept as 'The Best Concept Car' in the renowned 2018 Car Design Award honours, presented today as part of the Turin Motor Show.
Since the launch of the original CR-V in 1995, the model has been a benchmark in the SUV sector for space efficiency. The all-new model, available in the European region later this year, builds on this heritage to deliver the most practical and comfortable CR-V yet.
Increased wheelbase enables significantly more spacious interior without increasing exterior length
A host of convenience and technology features for all occupants throughout the cabin
CR-V petrol models available with the option of seven seats for the first time
Class-leading cargo space and a fully flat loading bay with the option of a hands-free tailgate
Following the debut of the Honda Civic 'Type R Challenge 2018' car at the Geneva Motor Show, the high-performance hatchback has set a new 2mins 1.51secs lap record for a front-wheel drive production car at the Magny-Cours GP circuit in France.
The Type R was piloted by WTCR driver Esteban Guerrieri, who is contesting the 2018 FIA World Touring Car Cup in a Honda Civic TCR with Münnich Motorsport.
Trident Honda is delighted to announce that it is sponsoring the 2018 Horsell Scouts & Guides Grand May Fayre event.
Now in its 40th year, the Grand May Fayre is being held on 7th May 2018 at the Wheatsheaf Recreation Ground in Horsell.
The exciting free event in the annual Horsell social calendar is to be opened at midday by The Mayor of Woking, Cllr. Graham Cundy with County and local dignitaries from Scouts and Guides.
Trident Honda is delighted to once again be sponsoring the Ottershaw Village May Fair 2018.
The Ottershaw Village May Fair is a fun afternoon for the whole family, with a variety of stalls and fun activities.
This year the event will be held on bank holiday Monday 7th May 2018 from midday to 4.30pm at the Memorial Fields, Foxhills Road, Ottershaw.
All surplus monies raised go to local organisations and charities.
Trident Honda is delighted to announce that it will once again be sponsoring the Pyrford & Wisley Flower Show.
The Pyrford and Wisley Flower Show is a traditional village show held on the second Saturday of July every year at the Pyrford Cricket Ground.
This, the 71st show, will be held on Saturday 14th July 2018, with the theme of The Movies.
The Woking & Sam Beare Hospices have now launched their 2018 Midnight Walk and have revealed that this year's theme will be 'The Night Owls - We care 24/7', raising awareness of the free end-of-life care that is given by the charity's staff and volunteers around the clock.
Sponsored for the third year by Trident Honda - the launch was attended by Managing Director, Richard Roberts, along with the stunning Honda NSX (see photograph).
The 11th annual ladies-only event will start and finish at Woking Leisure Centre on Friday 25 May, with more than 800 walkers following a new route that will be announced very soon.
Honda took the opportunity at its 2018 Geneva Motor Show press conference to confirm that order books for a production version of its Urban EV Concept will open in early 2019.
Speaking during Honda's 2018 Geneva motor show press conference, Senior Vice President, Honda Motor Europe, Philip Ross confirmed the news:
A production version of this highly acclaimed concept will be introduced to Europe during late 2019, and in response to the positive feedback to this model, we expect to open order banks for the Urban EV during early 2019.
Honda is set to reveal the European production version of the all-new CR-V at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show. The new generation of the world's best-selling SUV* raises the bar in terms of interior quality, refinement and spaciousness - including, for the first time, the option of seven seats on petrol models.
The chassis is also the most sophisticated ever created for a CR-V, and ensures the car delivers an engaging driving experience with exemplary ride comfort, as well as genuine off-road capability.
Driving in the winter is very different than in other times of the year.
Adverse weather and longer periods of darkness makes driving more hazardous.
Sometimes conditions can be extreme, as we have found out over recent winters, with prolonged periods of heavy snow and floods.
Trident is delighted to announce that it will once again be supporting the Ottershaw Church of England Infant and Junior School Easter Sponsored Run!
Children will run a mile during the school day and receive a medal on completion.
There will be Easter goodies for all entrants, plus a prize for the class which returns the most sponsorship forms - kindly donated by Curchods Estate Agents.
Drive My Career is the new initiative powered by the National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) which aims to help franchised automotive retailers increase their visibility as employers and reach out to young jobseekers.
Drive My Career will proactively target young talents whose interests and skills suit the employment opportunities offered in the industry.
The website will advertise the 'hottest jobs' available and across the different sectors alongside a career map showing where a specific a career path can lead to (see Sectors).
A unique blend of versatility, refinement and technology
Unrivalled interior space and outstanding versatility
New powerful and efficient 1.5 i-VTEC petrol engine
Bold, sporty exterior design and new Sport grade
Lightweight, rigid chassis delivers a dynamic driving experience
Comprehensive suite of advanced safety features
The 2018 Honda Jazz, the latest version of the practical and popular sub-compact hatchback, retains a unique blend of space, versatility, refinement and technology.
While the new model retains the classic Jazz silhouette, it exhibits distinctive sporty styling upgrades, including a bold new 'family face', strong character lines, and the addition of a new Sport grade.
The Jazz follows Honda's 'man maximum, machine minimum' design concept. This concept aims to achieve a compact yet highly-efficient package through maximising the space for occupants, while minimising the space utilised by the car.
Honda has confirmed official fuel economy and CO2 emissions for two new 2018 models, including the upgraded Civic 1.6-litre i-DTEC, which offers fuel economy of up to 3.5 l/100km (80.7 mpg) on the NEDC test.
Comprehensive revisions to the 120 PS 1.6 i-DTEC diesel engine for the all-new Honda Civic range endow it with an outstanding combination of performance and efficiency. The improvements reduce cylinder friction, improve the efficiency of NOx conversion, and further develop the driveability of the car.
Honda has triumphed at the inaugural Workshop Magazine awards, picking up Car of the Year with the Jazz and the coveted Manufacturer of the Year.
Readers voting for the Jazz praised the car's logical design which makes it simple to repair. It was also noted that parts are readily available from Honda. Similarly, the manufacturer of the year was voted for by readers and Honda was commended for its efficiency and strong relationships with workshops.
The Honda Civic Type R has triumphed in the coveted BBC TopGear magazine Car of the Year awards, taking a hat-trick of honours. Picking up the hot hatch of the year, international editors' car of the year and then going on to claim the overall prize, car of the year.
BBC TopGear magazine said:
The Civic Type R isn't just the best Hot Hatch of the Year, it's the best Car of the Year,
Trident is proud to be supporting the Ottershaw Junior School Christmas Fair on Friday 1st December.
Doors open from 3.30pm through to 6.00pm, with free entry.
The event will include a Christmas pudding rodeo (sponsored by Trident), a Christmas bouncy castle, meet Santa, Christmas shopping bazaar and craft stalls, mulled wine and Prosecco, tombolas and raffle, and lots of kids' Christmas games and activities.
You can also bid for some amazing prizes.
The all-new Honda Civic Type R has won the 'Best Performance Car' category in the prestigious Women's World Car of the Year Awards.
These international car awards are unique in having a judging panel comprised entirely of women.
Thrilling hot hatch adds to its collection of awards since global launch
New Civic Type R is made in Swindon and exported worldwide
Women's World Car of the Year is the only awards voted for entirely by women
Trident has today announced the imminent refurbishment of their Ottershaw dealership in line with the latest Honda corporate identity.
The work will commence on Saturday (28th October) and will last approximately eight weeks, through to the end of the year.
We will attempt to stay open throughout, by constructing a temporary wall to split the showroom into two halves.
We will however need to close this Sunday, 29th October in order to construct the temporary wall and relocate the reception counter and sales desks.
We are today, Friday 20th October, holding a Mufti for Michael day in remembrance of our founder Michael Roberts and to raise money for the Woking Hospice, who cared for Michael so well towards the end of his life.
Thank you to all our team for supporting the event, and especially to Alex Russell, who kindly volunteered to bake cakes for a cake sale.
Sadly there are very few left now (see photo opposite)!
In all we believe that we will have collected around £350 for this wonderful cause today.
Honda UK has announced the addition of a new variant to the popular CR-V line up.
Expected to arrive at Trident from the start of November, the S Plus special edition will offer customers additional features and styling for less.
On top of the standard features, the S Plus has a dynamic and stylish appearance with the following new exterior features; body coloured front and rear aero bumpers, tailgate spoiler and stylish running boards, giving the S Plus a sporty but yet mature look.
Once again Trident will be supporting the event, with a donation of two VIP tickets to the 2018 British Touring Car Championship with Honda.
The British Touring Car Championship always delivers seat of the pants racing for spectators and is a great day out.
Honda finished the 2017 season in 2nd place in the Constructors' Championship and, with the stunning new Type R, is expected to do even better next season.
Today we handed over our second new 2017 Civic Type R to a delighted Mrs Sara Renshaw.
An experienced car buyer, but new to Trident, Mrs Renshaw was very complimentary about the service that she received from her sales executive - Paul Barnett.
Sunday saw the return of the Woking Rotary Swimathon to the Woking Pool in the Park for its 10th Year, once again sponsored by Trident Honda in Ottershaw.
The event was inaugurated by the Mayor of Woking, Councillor Graham Cundy, who very kindly started the event and handed out the first round of medals.
The event, which has been sponsored by Trident since it was started in 2008, has so far raised over £110,000 for local Woking charities.
Last Thursday we were delighted to hand over our first 2017 Civic Type R, which looked absolutely stunning in Championship White.
It could not have gone to a better home, as its new owner - Mr Tony Raymond, has now purchased the last three generations of Type R from Trident.
Honda is set to unveil its CR-V Hybrid Prototype at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show, previewing the brand's first ever electrified SUV powertrain available in Europe.
The Hybrid Prototype also features revised styling that previews the forthcoming European specification CR-V model range.
The CR-V Hybrid Prototype represents the first time that the all-new CR-V has been shown at a European motor show.
Trident Honda was delighted once again to sponsor the West Byfleet Golf Club Charity Day on Friday 28th July.
Trident had put forward the opportunity to win a Honda Jazz should anyone get a hole-in-one on the 17th hole.
There has been much debate about diesel cars and their emissions, both CO2, NOx and particulates.
In order to make a decision on your next car, you need to understand these emission types and how they relate to the sort of driving you do:
CO2 - contributes to global warning and is a threat to the planet
NOx and particulates - affect local air quality and are an urban challenge
Trident Honda partnered with Woking & Sam Beare Hospices for the annual Dragon Boat Race on 25 June, which is expected to raise a final total of more than £18,000, including pledged sponsorship from the rowing teams.
The event, which is held at Goldsworth Park Lake, is sponsored by Trident Honda and in memory of Kris Cook, who grew up close to the lake where he pursued his love of water sports and was a keen supporter of Woking & Sam Beare Hospices.
The race saw teams of 12-20 people taking the plunge to race across the lake in special boats, competing against the clock and each other to win a place in the final race of the day.
12 teams took to the waters, with spectators gathered lake side in the sunshine to watch the teams compete.
Activities and hospitality were also on offer with a bouncy castle, BBQ, tombola, face painting and games stalls to entertain and raise funds for Woking & Sam Beare Hospices.
Phil Wormley, the director of fundraising for the Woking & Sam Beare Hospices, comments:
On behalf of all of us at the hospice I extend a huge thank you to our event sponsor, Trident Honda, to their team the Trident Otters and to all the teams who took part in the Dragon Boat Race.
We deliver specialist palliative care to over 1,400 patients with life-limiting and terminal illnesses each year across six Surrey boroughs and we would not be able to do it without the generosity of our supporters.
Richard Roberts, managing director at Trident Honda, commented:
We are always delighted to sponsor the Dragon Boat Race and provide support to such a worthy cause.
Thanks to our team the Trident Otters for taking part, we may not have won but with just 17 seconds between the first and the last teams it was a hard fought battle!
There was a fantastic turnout from the local community on the day and the weather couldn't have been better for it.
We look forward to continuing our partnership with Woking & Sam Beare Hospices and helping to raise much needed funds.
After an exciting day of heats, it was the Amstelveense Stadtdraken team who won first place, from Woking's twin town in the Netherlands.
Close second came Seymour Estate Agents, followed by the Reg Varney Rowing Club.
Please see a full video of the day below:
And another video of the final race:
The Dragon Boat Race dates back 2000 years throughout southern China and is now taken place annually for 20 centuries.
It is a water sport that has attracted the international scene with its religious ceremonies and folk customers.
Before every race, a ritual is performed as a good luck charm for all the teams.
Raw power from a refined yet high revving 2.0-litre VTEC TURBO engine will trigger all your senses.
It's the most extreme, high-performance engine we've ever built for a Type R and it is complemented by three new driving modes: 'Comfort', 'Sport' and a track-focused '+R' mode.
They allow you to adapt the Type R's response to different surfaces and conditions - whether on the road or the racetrack.
Thanks to billions of pounds of investment by the motor industry, the latest Euro 6 diesels are the cleanest and safest ever, so it's good news that more people can now take advantage of them as they start to filter into the used car market (Used Euro6 Cars at Trident Honda).
These models will not face charges anywhere in Britain under the government's Clean Air Zone proposals.
Sponsored by Trident Honda and supported by Woking Leisure Centre, Woking and Sam Beare Hospices delivered their 10th annual Midnight Walk with over 700 ladies of all generations. Each donning their capes and very eye catching flashing bunny ears.
Total monies raised is still to be confirmed but the event was extremely well attended and the atmosphere from start to finish was fantastic. Woking Leisure Centre was our new venue for registration, followed by a warm up lead by fitness experts from Nuffield Health and Freedom Leisure, before the ladies set off on the eight mile walk. The sea of flashing lights could be seen through Woking Centre and up to the new hospice in Goldsworth Park Centre, around the lake, and back to Woking Leisure Centre via Horsell. At the finish line the ladies were greeted and presented with medals by event sponsor Richard Roberts, Managing Director of Trident Honda, and newly confirmed permanent CEO of the hospice Jayne Cooper.
Gather your team for our exciting annual Dragon Boat Race and fun day at Woking's Goldsworth Park Lake on Sunday 25 June, sponsored by Trident Honda. Oars at the ready!
Teams of 12-20 people can take the plunge to race across the lake in special boats, competing against the clock and each other to win a place in the final race of the day.
It's a great event for all the family, as anyone aged 12 and above can race (under 18s must have an adult in the team), and no experience is required, just lots of energy like our Chinese lions dancing in our launch film below (with thanks to the Chinese Association of Woking).
It is with great sadness that we have to tell you that Michael Roberts, our Founder, Chairman, Friend and Father passed away peacefully at 10am this morning at the Woking Hospice, after a prolonged battle with cancer.
Michael established Trident in 1963 and managed the business for some 33 years until his retirement in 1996.
The business was incredibly important to him and he instilled within it a strong culture of customer care which persists to this day.
Michael continued to take a keen interest in the business right through to his final days.
It's official - the Woking & Sam Beare Hospices launched this year's Midnight Walk on 7th March at Woking Leisure Centre with headline sponsor Trident Honda.
This year's theme is 'Hospice Heroes' and we are now inviting ladies across Surrey to swish their cape's for the 10th Annual Woking & Sam Beare Hospices' Midnight Walk on Friday 19 May.
This ladies-only event will start at 8pm with a welcome and registration session, leaving Woking Leisure Centre at 10pm and following an eight mile route back to the centre. A refreshment station will be posted halfway at the new hospice currently being built in Goldsworth Park, Woking, due to open in Spring. Freedom Leisure, which operates Woking Leisure Centre, has kindly supported the popular event by providing the venue as well as training support for participants.
Trident Honda held a series of three VIP Preview Events yesterday for the launch of the new Honda Civic.
The new events included a brief talk by a Honda representative, outlining the features of the new model, followed by an opportunity to see the car up close.
We are delighted to announce that, after 25 years with the same telephone system, Trident will tomorrow be going live with a shiny new and modern telephone system!
Why are we changing?
Over the past 25 years Trident has benefited from having a telephone system with bulletproof reliability; but, following the merger of our Weybridge dealership with Ottershaw, it is fair to say that our telephone system has on occasion struggled to cope with peak call volumes.
We are delighted to announce that we are now able to offer Shell V-Power Nitro+ Diesel.
Shell V-Power Nitro+ Diesel is formulated with a powerful cleaning agent designed to prevent and remove performance robbing engine deposits that can be left behind by non-premium fuels.
Shell V-Power Nitro+ Diesel is designed to restore and maintain engine power through active engine protection.
Commemorating the last of the current Civic Type R to come off the production line, the Black Edition is limited to the last 100 cars and Honda is expecting it to become a true collector's item, and we now have one here at Trident Honda.
The Civic Type R Black Edition features a predominantly black interior with red accents which add to the premium cabin feel, while the exterior is differentiated from the standard version by red rear wing end plates on the spoiler.
Honda has unveiled its Cooperative Mobility Ecosystem concept at CES 2017 in Las Vegas connecting the power of artificial intelligence, robotics and big data to transform the mobility experience of the future and improve customers' quality of life.
Featuring a number of prototype and concept technology demonstrations at CES, the Honda concept envisions a future where vehicles will communicate with each other and infrastructure to mitigate traffic congestion and eliminate traffic fatalities, while increasing the productivity of road users and delivering new types of invehicle entertainment experiences.
Vehicles will create new value by providing services autonomously when not in use by their owners.
Our most advanced and sporty Civic ever - with sculpted, aerodynamic lines and a choice of efficient, powerful engines, our new Civic delivers an engaging and spirited drive.
Completely re-designed and re-engineered, the new Civic 5 Door epitomises our innovative spirit and quest for technical excellence.
The result is a car created with a unique personality and sporty soul, a car that is exciting to drive, refined, comfortable and sophisticated.
Above all, it's a car built around one vital component. You.
Queensmead Weybridge Ltd, a joint venture partnership between Cleanslate and Trident Honda, are pleased to announce that demolition of the former Honda Garage on Queens Road in Weybridge has commenced, to make way for a brand new landmark building; comprising high quality retail outlets and a range of luxury apartments.
Demolition works will be completed within four weeks and the new building is expected to be completed within two years.
Mark Fitzpatrick, Managing Director of Cleanslate comments:
Recent visitors to the Trident Honda website will have noticed that everything has changed!
Trident has recently launched a new mobile friendly website.
Developed in-house, the new website provides an entirely new experience, with larger text and optimised for smaller screens and touch.
We are delighted to announce that our Shell forecourt is now equipped for contactless payments including Apple Pay.
Contactless is a fast, easy and secure way to pay, for purchases costing £30 and under.
Contactless payments are becoming increasingly common on a range of devices including:
Despite the A320 Guildford Road being closed between Woking and Ottershaw, it is actually only marginally more difficult to get to Trident.
The roads around Trident are surprisingly quiet now that the schools have broken up and the diversions are working well.
And without the usual road noise, having a wander around our used car display is a much more pleasant experience than normal!
A team of 15 from Trident Honda entered a boat in this year's Woking & Sam Beare Hospice's Dragon Boat Race on Sunday 3rd July. Trident sponsors the event, as part of our Gold Sponsors' Package, so we felt it only right that we put in a team to compete at the event!
Trident Otters perform brilliantly!
-- Managing Director, Richard Roberts.
The hoardings protecting the new Woking & Sam Beare Hospice build programme in Goldsworth Park are up, and we're very proud to see our support acknowledged in this way.
Director of Fundraising, Louise Morris said:
We are excited to embark on this new phase of partnering with Trident Honda, who has now supported the Hospices for twenty years. The support of local businesses like Trident Honda is invaluable. It's only with these kind of partnerships that we can continue to give our exceptional care to patients and their families across Surrey, in people's homes as well as in our Hospice buildings.
Woking & Sam Beare Hospices have officially launched their Dragon Boat Fun Day, sponsored by Trident Honda, taking place on Sunday 3rd July 2016 at Goldsworth Park Lake. As always, teams will be paddling against each other and the clock to raise vital funds for the Hospices. New for this year alongside the Dragon Boat racing, there's even more going on with fun and entertainment for all the family.
Having recently launched a new three year partnership with the Hospices and as the headline sponsor for 2016, Trident Honda have entered a group of 14 staff who will be competing in the event this summer.
Trident Honda has officially launched a new three year partnership with Woking & Sam Beare Hospices, which will see the business support the charity through sponsoring key annual events in the Hospices' calendar.
A proud family business with local roots, Trident Honda is a long-time supporter of the Hospices, having been involved since the 1990s.
Twenty five years after they left the showroom, two near identical Rover 200s returned to their supplying dealer, Trident Honda in Ottershaw.
The family run, former Rover dealer welcomed them back to celebrate their 25th birthdays.
The European Organisation of Consumers and Users (OCU) has carried out a survey with more than 30,000 European drivers asking about the reliability of their cars.
According to this survey Honda is the most reliable brand, with users choosing the Honda Jazz as the most reliable vehicle.
We are delighted to announce that Trident is now sponsoring Egham Bowls Club.
Egham Bowls Club is an historic club, first founded in 1922 and boasting both outdoor and indoor facilities, perfect for our fickle weather!
This new relationship includes title sponsorship of the Trident Honda Tournament and the Trident Honda League (formerly the Men's Early League Div.1).
We're delighted to launch our new Used Car Stocklist.
Designed for mobile and tablet use, as well as for wider desktop screens, we have tried hard to design a stocklist that would be slick, modern, but above all - easy to use.
The new site also uses the latest encryption technology, to ensure that your data are transmitted from your browser to our offices securely.
It is almost three months into our Site Merger and our ex-Weybridge staff have settled into Ottershaw really well.
Our commercial director and dealer principal, Steve Henderson, writes:
We have been overwhelmed by the support of our Weybridge customers, with the result that we currently have a slightly longer lead time than we would want.
We are working very hard to reduce our current lead time and have recruited two additional technicians and are looking to recruit still more.
It has now been confirmed that our last normal day of trading at Weybridge will be Thursday 2 April, although our Sales Department will be open for reduced hours on Friday 3 and Saturday 4 April.
From 5 April the site will still be in use by a skeleton staff for a week or two, whilst our Ottershaw workshop redevelopment is completed, but all customer enquiries should be directed to our Ottershaw branch from that time.
We currently operate from two sites - one in Weybridge and the other in Ottershaw. Our Weybridge site, being right in the centre of the town, is becoming increasingly constrained by its size, lack of parking space, and inability to accommodate transporter deliveries.
Our Ottershaw site, on the other hand, is larger, in a less built-up location, and enjoys much greater capacity and ease of access. It also operates a petrol forecourt and is well located on the A320, very close to the M25, and less than 4 miles from Weybridge Town Centre.
We have therefore decided to merge all our operations onto the Ottershaw site.
Trident are again one of the lead sponsors in this year's Woking Bikeathon taking place on May 10th, starting at Woking Leisure Centre, and raising money for local charities.
This year the Woking Bikeathon will again have a long route of 28 miles, a short route of 13 miles, along with a Kids' Bikeathon run off road exclusively within Woking Park, for those aspiring future Bikeathoners.
McLaren-Honda is delighted to announce its new driver line-up for 2015: Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button. Kevin Magnussen will remain an important part of the team, as test and reserve driver.
All three men will play crucial roles in re-establishing the ascendancy of one of global sport's most iconic unions, for McLaren and Honda have already formed one of the most dominant partnerships in motorsport history: Honda broke new ground in the 1980s by creating a turbocharged engine that was unparalleled in both its output and its efficiency. In 1988, the partnership created arguably the single most successful Formula 1 car of all time: the all-conquering McLaren-Honda MP4/4, which was driven to victory by Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost in an amazing 15 of the season's 16 grands prix.
Honda's forthcoming small SUV, the HR-V, has been shortlisted for the 2015 What Car? Reader Award. Compiled by What Car? experts and voted for by readers, the shortlist features the most eagerly anticipated new models coming to the UK market in the next twelve months.
Honda HR-V shortlisted for What Car? Reader award
Small SUV among the most eagerly anticipated new cars of 2015
A new interactive online film from Honda was launched today, bringing to life the brand's 'other side' ahead of the hotly-anticipated launch of the new Civic Type R in 2015.
Honda is renowned for its reputation of engineering excellence, technology and reliability. But it's the brand's 'other side', born from a racing heritage and thirst for innovation, which this campaign heroes.
Trident were delighted to attend the annual McLaren family day on Saturday 30 August 2014, along with Honda UK - who brought with them a wonderful display of cars and bikes, as well as the 130 mph Honda Mean Mower! We greatly enjoyed the opportunity to meet many of the McLaren team and would like to thank them for making us feel so welcome.
Trident has recently been appointed supplying dealer to McLaren employees, under a new agreement between Honda and McLaren, following the recent announcement that Honda is to supply McLaren F1 with engines in 2015.
We understand that the water main replacement by Affinity Water will be completed by the end of today 11 August, but that the road will remain closed for a further 7-10 days for road re-surfacing by the council.
Once again access to Trident will be maintained, but from Tuesday 12 August access to Trident will be maintained from the Ottershaw roundabout and not from the McLaren roundabout.
The annual Which? Car Survey has named the Honda CR-V 2.2 i-VTEC the UK's most reliable 4x4/SUV up to three years old; with zero reported breakdowns, average annual repair costs of just £10 and an overall reliability score of 98.5% over a twelve month period.
Furthermore the CR-V shone through with 0.14 faults reported, compared to 0.88 for the worst performing in its category; and 0.11 days off the road, with the worst performing recording an average 1.09 days.
There are planned roadworks on the A320 Guildford Road in Ottershaw, commencing 5 April 2014 for 14 days, 24 hours a day, including weekends. No works will take place on the Easter Bank Holidays, but there will be work on Saturday 19 April.
For the first nine days the road will be closed between the McLaren roundabout and the Otter roundabout, but access will be maintained to Trident from the Ottershaw roundabout. Pedestrian access will be largely unaffected.
Purple was the colour in Mercia Walk on Saturday at the launch of the Woking & Sam Beare Hospices car raffle.
Banners, pop ups, balloons and purple sweatshirts making the first prize of a Honda Jazz 1.2s car look even more stunning.
The car raffle remains a solid fundraiser for the Hospices raising thousands of pounds each year and this year we are delighted that Trident Honda are the main sponsors.
With a £1 stake you now have the opportunity to win a Honda Jazz 1.2S car, the second prize of a family membership at David Lloyd was donated by the Health Club in Woking.
At last the Civic Tourer has arrived at Trident and has already been polished and put into our showroom.
Invites to our Civic Tourer Launch event this weekend are currently being sent out, and everyone seems to be unanimous in their admiration for the new model.
For more details on our three day launch event, including the event-only offer of 5 years free servicing, warranty and roadside assistance, please visit:
The A320 Guildford Road in Ottershaw will be closed during half-term week, 15 - 23 February, with the possibility of traffic lights the week after.
The closure is for the purpose of major drainage works, from outside Trident to the junction with Cross Lane (near the Church at the top of the hill).
During the closure, access will be maintained to Trident from the Ottershaw roundabout.
For more information and alternative routes, please visit our Roadworks page:
We realise that some months has passed since the 6th Woking Rotary Swimathon on Sunday 13 October 2013, without our having published details.
More than 270 people took part, with 48 teams of up to six, sponsored by family and friends to swim for 55 minutes each hour between 9am and 7pm at the Pool in the Park with the aim to raise up to £9000 for local charities. Each swimmer averaged between 10 and 20 lengths.
The Civic Tourer is a car that everyone can get excited about. It has the best of both worlds, combining sporty, sleek looks with the practicality of spaciousness.
The Civic Tourer makes a practical but sporty design statement. The aerodynamic body creates a clean, dynamic look and the low and wide stance gives it a sporty aspect. All of which are complemented perfectly by a sleek cabin style.
It's going to be a Happy Christmas for Mrs Anne McShane from Shepperton who scooped the top prize, a Honda Jazz, in Woking & Sam Beare Hospices Car Raffle. The second prize, a brand new Honda scooter, was won by Horsell resident Mrs Ann Hefernan. Both vehicles were sponsored by local car retailer Trident Honda, with sites in Ottershaw and Weybridge, and Lottery Manager Kelly Newell went along with some of her dedicated car raffle volunteers to accept the keys on behalf of the lucky winners.
Honda has announced that a clinical research study of its Walking Assist Device has begun at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC). The Honda Walking Assist Device is worn outside of clothing and consists of a stylish frame and battery-powered compact motors designed to assist people with reduced walking ability due to injury, illness or other causes.
A rigorous round of real-world testing dubbed the ‘MPG Marathon’ has once again underlined the impressive fuel-efficiency of the new Honda Civic 1.6 i-DTEC.
In the test of 23 cars driven by independent journalists and company car drivers on UK roads, the Civic took third place for overall mpg, behind the Ford Fiesta ECOnetic and Renault Clio Dynamique - both much smaller cars than the Honda.
The readers of whatcar.com have cast their votes in the annual Reader Award placing Honda as the Most Trusted Car Manufacturer in the 2013 What Car? Used Car Awards.
Honda climbed the table to become the most trustworthy manufacturer to buy a used car from, thanks to great service, enjoyable customer experience, quality of the cars, the contents of approved Honda packages and overall value for money.
Honda has revealed that the hotly anticipated new Civic Type-R will be powered by a direct injection turbocharged 2-litre engine and will deliver at least 280 PS. The car has already been put through its paces by Honda's WTCC driver Gabriele Tarquini and a film demonstrating its storming performance and handling on the Nurburgring can be viewed at:
Today, at our Ottershaw filling station, we are installing low energy LED canopy lighting. As part of our energy monitoring programme at Ottershaw, we are working to reduce our environmental impact, and hopefully reduce our costs at the same time!
The installation, carried out by Blueserve Facilities will be carried out in lanes, so that we will not be closing our forecourt at any time.
The beautiful weather certainly made for a wonderful Pyrford Flower Show. Our stand was ideally positioned next to the Woking & Sam Beare Hospices Win-a-Car stand, which attracted much interest. It was great to meet so many Trident customers and to take the opportunity to show of our wonderful range of cars, including the new CR-V and Civic 1.6 Diesel.
Keep your tyres in check to help you stay safe on motorways – that is the message today from the Institute of Advanced Motorists after a total of 3,852 tyre-related incidents were reported on England's motorways between April and the end of June 2013 – an average of 1,284 per month.
Honda has revitalised the popular British built Jazz range with a brand new variant – the ES Plus. The new ES Plus replaces the ES model and boasts a host of extra features including 16" alloy wheels, cruise control, privacy glass, driver's front armrest and leather wrapped steering wheel and gear stick.
These additional goodies are on top of the standard equipment found on the outgoing ES model and are combined with the efficient 1.4 i-VTEC engine, all from just £14,495 OTR.
Honda has added the 1.6-litre diesel engine from the Civic hatchback to the CR-V range, and in doing so, it has created the most economical and lowest-emitting version of its family-friendly SUV.
Thus far, the most frugal CR-V has been the 2.2-litre diesel-engined model, which averages just over 50mpg and emits 149g/km, but the 1.6-litre model has that well beaten: it averages 62.8mpg and emits just 119g/km of CO2. That makes it one of the most frugal SUVs on sale today.
Earlier this year Honda (UK) invited a few of its Twitter followers, to make a video-based test drive review of the new Civic 1.6 i-DTEC. But no ordinary review - a challenge to find how far the new Civic Diesel might go on a single tank of diesel.
With an official combined fuel economy of 78.5 mpg, the 120 PS i-DTEC engined Civic and its 50 litre capacity fuel tank could theoretically cover a range of over 850 miles - but we all know the official figures set by industry standard simulated test cycles are rarely comparable to real life driving and speeds.
McLaren has today, 16 May 2013, confirmed that it will form a new multi-year Formula 1 technology partnership with Honda.
From the start of the 2015 season, McLaren's Formula 1 cars will race using Honda engines and energy recovery systems, renewing an association that became one of the most successful and powerful in Formula 1 history: between 1988 and '92 McLaren and Honda won eight world championships and 44 grands prix, took 53 pole positions and set 30 fastest laps - all in just 80 grands prix.
At the weekend over a thousand riders took part in the return of the Woking Bikeathon and the events return can only be described as a huge success!
The event was made possible by the sponsors, Trident Honda of Ottershaw & Weybridge, Bourne Valley Garden Centre, Barlow Robbins Solicitors and Freedom Leisure, working in conjunction with Woking Borough Council. Help was also provided by The Woking Advertiser, who came in as the event's media partner and were a great support throughout the build up to the event, as well as attending the event itself.
Trident Honda of Ottershaw and Weybridge are in the running for a prestigious national award for Customer Care, after reaching the last three franchised dealers in the annual Motor Trader Awards. The team are now looking forward to July 10th when the winner will be announced at a ceremony in London.
Reaching the finals of the competition caps a great few months for the Group, which this year celebrates its fiftieth anniversary. Richard Roberts, Managing Director, puts the secret of success down to the passion and commitment of his 100-strong team. Richard comments:
This afternoon a football-sized piece of ice fell from the sky and landed on one of our cars at Weybridge, narrowly missing one of our valeters. Fortunately no-one was hurt. Apparently this is quite a rare event, thank goodness!
The first transporter to arrive since the roadworks and it is a stunning difference - two-way traffic was maintained throughout with no interruption whatsoever! This is going to be an enormous benefit to the users of the A320 Guildford Road, particularly at peak times.
An all-new Honda Urban SUV Concept vehicle made its world debut at the 2013 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit. The dynamic and youthful concept hints at the styling direction of an all-new small SUV slated to launch in Japan by the end of 2013, followed by the rest of the world from 2014.
After 12 frustrating years for both ourselves and local community, the council have recognised the problem that was caused by erecting the bollards along the boundary with our site and are now working to correct the problem.
Whilst the council had always accepted our right to have vehicle deliveries, they had wrongly calculated that there would be sufficient space for both a vehicle transporter and the normal traffic.
Although that is indeed the case for cars and motorcycles, there is insufficient space for vans and lorries, which then causes the delays that we all know so well.
Trident Honda is delighted to announce that the Woking & Sam Beare Hospice Raffle starts again this Saturday; the launch will be in the Peacocks Centre in Woking, outside H&M, at 10.00am on Saturday 23rd March.
This year is a little different though.
To help celebrate both Trident's 50th Anniversary and the 20th Anniversary of the Hospice Car Raffle, Trident have not only sponsored the first prize of the Honda Jazz 1.2S, but also a second prize of a Honda NCS50R scooter!
On behalf of Rotary Club of Woking, the Managing Director of Trident Honda, Richard Roberts, and Rotary President Michael Watson, presented cheques totalling £13,000 to five local charities from the proceeds of generous public donations to last year's Swimathon 2012 sponsored teams event.
Trident Honda, who have sponsored this annual fundraising event since its inception in 2008, has raised £62,000 over the last 5 years benefiting 19 local charities in Woking.
Honda has announced the release of the Spring Edition of Honda Dream magazine, their high-quality digital addition to the popular quarterly Honda customer magazine.
The spring edition is packed with exciting stories and inspirational people. For instance, they visit a school in Slough, Berkshire to meet some of the students who have taken part in Honda's 'School of Dreams' initiative. In its fifth year, the scheme actively encourages 11 to 12-year-olds to pursue their dreams, giving them the skills and strategies to turn these into reality.
We are very proud that last night our Managing Director Richard Roberts was presented with the Paul Harris Fellowship Award, an award rarely given to someone outside of the Rotary organisation.
It was awarded for the many years of charity work and support given by Richard in his role both as Managing Director of Trident Garages and outside in his personal life. At the ceremony, attended by a number of Woking's charity organisations, Richard said:
Breaking down is a rare event indeed for a Honda, but when it happens this app could help. Available for both Android and iPhone, it gives you quick and easy access to the Honda Breakdown Service. If you've broken down, use the app to pinpoint your exact location and send it to Honda, so that they can reach you quickly.
Honda Breakdown & Accident Assistance: the app finds your exact location on a street level map. Information about your location is sent to Honda when you call, helping them to locate you quickly.
AA Roadwatch: avoid delays to your journey with live updates on traffic and roadworks. Updates are shown on a detailed street level map.
My Reminders: store important dates for your vehicle, like service, MOT and insurance renewal dates.
The 'Trident Honda 50th Anniversary Event' runs for eight days, from Saturday 26 January to Sunday 3 February, at both its dealership sites – Queens Road, Weybridge and Guildford Road, Ottershaw, near Woking.
In 2013 the Woking Bikeathon is going to make a return to the town.
The Bikeathon, which was last run in 2011 and had previously run for over 20 years in the town, previously exclusively on behalf of Leukaemia Research, is being resurrected in 2013 for local charities.
The Rotary Club of Woking will be masterminding the event, with Terry Smith, the clubs events chairman saying:
Trident has supported Motor Codes since its inception. Motor Codes is the government-backed, self-regulatory body for the motor industry and its voluntary membership of thousands of garages are all committed to maintaining high standards across new car sales, service and repair and vehicle warranties.
A while ago we announced the launch of the new 1.6 litre diesel.
As expected, it is now being added to the Honda Civic range.
The new engine boasts 120-PS and achieves 78.5-mpg whilst emitting just 94g/km CO2 - thus qualifying it for free road tax and exemption from the London Congestion charge (subject to registration).
Our launch events at Ottershaw and Weybridge were a great success, with much better than expected attendance, a first order and many strong enquiries.
Unsurprisingly there was also strong interest in the outgoing model; driven by the spectacular CR-V Offers currently available.
Following the launch, we have now removed the launch page and published a page all about the new CR-V - which you can read below:
RoSPA (The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents) has a useful page on Winter driving.
Driving in the winter is very different than in other times of the year.
Adverse weather and longer periods of darkness (especially after the clocks go back at the end of October) makes driving more hazardous.
Sometimes conditions can be extreme, as we have found out over the last two winters in particular, with prolonged periods of heavy snow and floods.
This means that we need to adapt the way we drive.
Honda BTCC driver Gordon 'Flash' Shedden was crowned BTCC Driver Champion for 2012 at a rain-soaked Brands hatch yesterday.
It was the first championship for a Scottish driver for 17 years and is just reward for a great man who has worked tremendously hard to achieve his dream.
Matt Neal, last year's champion and fellow Honda driver came 2nd to seal a dominate victory for Honda Racing in the team trophy.
Honda says investment at its UK plant in Swindon has reached £267m amid plans to ramp up production.
The money will support the introduction of its new Civic and CR-V car models and a new 1.6-litre diesel engine.
The site is expected to produce 183,000 cars this year, with output forecast to rise to 250,000 within three years.
About 500 workers have been recruited this year in the firm's biggest single UK investment programme for a decade, raising the total workforce to 3,500.
Honda is celebrating after being named the most reliable used car brand in the annual What Car? and Warranty Direct reliability survey for an unprecedented seventh year in a row.
According to the report, Honda cars are the least likely to leave passengers stranded at the roadside, with just a one in 10 chance of models suffering a breakdown in any given 12-month period - an enviable record.
An excellent weekend of racing for the Honda Yuasa Racing Team saw both Matt and Flash claim victory in all three races.
Great driving from the men behind the wheel saw Matt grab his two first place trophies in Race 1 and 3, and Flash claim his in Race 2.
It was the team's best set of British Touring Car Championship results in 2012 and puts them in pole position in all three standings tables.
The Honda Price Promise will match any quote, for a service, repairs, new tyres or an MOT.
Bring your Honda home to the people who know it best.
Our expert technicians are all trained by Honda.
They only use Honda genuine parts and they'll give your car a free health check while you're there.
And best of all, we'll match any quote from any local garage.
The British built Honda CR-V has fought off fierce competition to be crowned Most Popular 4x4 by expert motoring website http://honestjohn.co.uk.
The CR-V came out on top as Google Analytics data, which analysed the number of page views for each car over the last 12 months, recognised it as the most searched for 4x4 on the site.
The reliability and robustness of this British built model are just some of the qualities why users are regularly searching for this car.
We are now providing Twitter feeds for the main Honda models on our stocklist. This will provide updates when a car first enters stock and when videos are uploaded. To use, simply follow the relevant Twitter feeds below:
Business was brought to a standstill last night, when a film crew turned up to film Prince William purchasing flowers for Kate.
Sadly it was not the real Prince William, although regular customers will appreciate that our Flowers by Rosie Orr are certainly good enough for royalty!
What Car? has launched TrueMPG, an exciting new initiative to give Britain’s car buyers the most realistic fuel economy information possible. What Car? TrueMPG, tests cars on real roads in exactly the same conditions that every motorist faces every day.
The Honda Yuasa Racing team overcame setbacks and appalling conditions to win two races at the third round of the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship at Thruxton.
The NGTC Honda Civics of Gordon Shedden and Matt Neal set the pace throughout free practice, but things went wrong in qualifying. Reigning champion Neal, who had topped the damp-but-drying session early on, crashed out, while Shedden’s pole lap was taken away due to overboosting problems with the turbo.
Mixed results at Donington, when championship leader Matt was spun out of the race after the pack was backed up, resulting in contact from Andrew Jordan. Gordon 'Flash' moved up from fourth to second, to defend brilliantly against a hard charging Jason Plato. After some extremely close racing, Plato nudged an angry Flash off the track on the last corner to take a provisional second place, with Flash coming home a hard fought third.
The Honda Yuasa Racing Team kicked off its 2012 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship challenge in fine style with victory for its new Civic at the Brands Hatch season opener on Saturday 1 April.
Reigning champion Matt Neal qualified in second place and was fighting for the lead of race one when a clash between two rivals delayed him and allowed Rob Collard's BMW slip by to win.
But Neal went one better in the second event, moving to the front and fighting off a challenge from rival Jason Plato after an intense battle.
Honda Motor Europe's President, Manabu Nishimae, today announced that the 1.6-litre i-DTEC engine in the new Civic would deliver CO2 emissions of 95g/km.
The new 1.6-litre i-DTEC engine is the first drive train from Honda's new Earth Dreams Technology engine series to be introduced into Europe.
It will be manufactured at Honda's UK manufacturing facility in Swindon from the end of 2012.
The new 5 door Honda Civic has been rated one of Europe's safest cars, according to new independent crash testing results from Euro NCAP.
In addition, Euro NCAP have announced that they are extending Honda's Advanced NCAP reward for its Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS) technology to include the new 2012 Civic.
Customers can now book and enjoy an early test drive in the new 2012 Civic.
To arrange, please contact our Weybridge sales team on 01932 858811, or our Ottershaw sales team on 01932 874411, or simply follow the link below:
We are pleased to release our first newsletter for 2012.
Those of you who frequent our news page will recognise the articles, but for those who do not, we hope that this newsletter will be an interesting and informative read.
2012 looks like being an exciting year for Trident and Honda!
Our first 2012 Honda Civics have arrived, and are being prepared ready for customer demonstrations.
Nearly all of the body components on the new 2012 Civic have been redesigned with particular focus on ride and handling, reduced CO2 emissions, design and interior quality, while retaining the class-leading cabin, boot space and practicality.
If you'd like to drive the new 2012 Civic, please visit our 2012 Civic page for details, or call us at Weybridge on 01932 858811 or Ottershaw on 01932 874411.
On 9 January 2012 Acura (a division of Honda operating in the US and Canada) announced at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit that an all-new NSX supercar will be manufactured in Ohio.
In addition, the new sports car will be developed in the U.S., including the Ohio Center of Honda R&D Americas, Inc. (HRA).
We are pleased to announce the launch of the new Shell Motorist app for iPhone and Android mobiles.
The app helps you to find Shell stations anywhere in the country when you need to fill up and get the right fuel, as well as helping you plan your journey.
You can find out what fuels and facilities are available and in the UK as a Shell Drivers' Club Member you can check your loyalty scheme points and transactions and receive offers.
Finally, you can keep on top of your vehicle's maintenance by setting reminders to alert you when your vehicle tax, insurance, servicing or annual check-ups are due.
Honda Motor Co., Ltd. will exhibit the world premiere of the EV-STER, the next-generation electric small sports concept model, at the 42nd Tokyo Motor Show 2011, which will take place at Tokyo Big Sight from Saturday December 3 through to Sunday December 11 2011.
Featuring a dynamic and innovative styling design and excellent environmental performance, the EV-STER, an electric rear-wheel-drive two-seater convertible sports car, will propose a new way to enjoy a sports type model which is unique to the electromotive mobility.
The adoption of carbon materials made it possible to reduce the vehicle weight contributing to the vehicle's high driving performance and range of approximately 160km.
The easy-to-operate twin-lever steering was adopted for the thorough pursuit of the joy of driving.
Moreover, the new concept model enables the driver to make their own adjustments to some vehicle characteristics such as motor output and suspension settings.
American Honda has unveiled the U.S. version of the 2012 Honda CR-V at the LA Auto Show. This fourth-generation CR-V will go on sale in America from 15 December 2011.
The European version of the fourth-generation CR-V, developed and designed specifically for the European market, will be launched in Autumn 2012 and will be produced at Honda's UK manufacturing facility in Swindon. Images and further details of the new European CR-V will be announced closer to the launch.
Honda has announced a line-up of concepts at the Tokyo Motor Show, including concept commuter vehicles designed for easy and fun mobility, and a new sports concept, hinting at the design direction of future models.
Honda has unveiled an all-new ASIMO humanoid robot with a world-first technology allowing ASIMO to move without being controlled by an operator.
With significantly improved intelligence and the physical ability to adapt to situations, ASIMO has taken another step closer to practical use in an office or public space.
Honda has also introduced a new task-performing robot arm.
This experimental model was developed while applying multi-joint and posture control technologies to ASIMO.
This robot arm can be controlled remotely to perform tasks in places which are difficult for people to access.
Team Trident once again took part in the Woking Swimathon on Sunday 23rd October, swimming 115 lengths (comfortably beating the 100 lengths swum last year!) and raising over £250 for local charities.
The annual event was started by the Mayor of Woking, Councillor Ken Howard, and attended by Stephen Henderson, Dealer Principal here at Trident Honda.
Trident Honda were delighted to once again sponsor this year's Swimathon.
Honda has revealed prices for the new 2012 Civic will range from £16,495 OTR for the entry-level 1.4-litre 100PS i-VTEC SE and from £26,595 OTR for the top of the range Civic 2.2 i-DTEC EX GT.
The car will also be available in the familiar SE, ES, EX and EX GT trim levels offering customers generous equipment as standard.
The new 2012 Civic was unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show last month and order books at Honda dealerships are now open with cars arriving in dealerships during January.
The UK's first open access hydrogen vehicle refuelling station has been officially opened at Honda's manufacturing facility in Swindon. Built and operated by industrial gases company BOC, a member of The Linde Group, the venture is the result of a partnership between Honda, BOC and economic development company Forward Swindon.
Based on the grounds of Honda of the UK Manufacturing in Swindon, the station aims to encourage the development of both hydrogen-powered vehicles - such as the Honda FCX Clarity fuel cell car - and the refuelling infrastructure to support them.
Honda's hydrogen powered car, the FCX Clarity made a star appearance in Scotland this week (September 14th-18th) at the World Hydrogen Technologies Conference in Glasgow, at the SECC where more than 150 experts from around the world discussed the future of clean energy with hydrogen power playing a key role.
Honda's FCX Clarity is the ultimate solution to pollution free driving. It is fundamentally an electric car with hydrogen creating the electric onboard through a 'fuel cell stack'. The stack creates electricity from a reaction between hydrogen and atmospheric oxygen. This reaction has only one emission, pure water which comes out of the tailpipe in the form of vapour.
Cars may be more reliable in 2011, but breakdown services remain a valuable source of help - and peace of mind - for motorists.
Which? asked 7,366 drivers to rate the service they received when they called for roadside rescue.
They found Honda's Hondacare Assistance is the best carmaker-branded cover.
Its excellent 77% overall score puts it well ahead of Club Toyota (67%) and Mazda European Assistance (64%).
'Premium' makes fare less well.
BMW (47%), Land Rover (46%) and Mercedes (44%) occupy the bottom three places in our table.
Honda will unveil a cleaner, higher quality Insight hybrid at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September.
The revised 5-door hatchback will have lower CO2 emissions of 96g/km, achieved through enhanced aerodynamics and powertrain efficiency.
Reduced engine friction, changes to the CVT transmission and improved air conditioning all contribute to lower fuel consumption.
The new 2012 Honda Civic will offer a quieter and more refined driving experience to ensure comfortable journeys on all road conditions.
The development team worked hard to sharpen every detail of the design, build and aerodynamics, to optimise the interior refinement in the new Civic.
The engineers spent time testing the car in Europe to tune the new Civic to suit the varying road conditions.
Haines Bridge is going to be temporarily closed for a period over August / September whilst maintenance work is carried out on the water pumping station.
This will affect the access to our Weybridge dealership.
There will be traffic diversion directional signs up during this period however, we would like to offer an alternative route which we believe is more direct and quicker for our customers.
MUGEN of Japan has built a CR-Z MUGEN RR design concept to demonstrate MUGEN's capabilities in terms of function, style, performance and agility.
The CR-Z MUGEN RR was produced by M-TEC in Japan for show purposes only and there are currently no plans for further production.
The CR-Z MUGEN RR has been created with many bespoke prototype parts, several of which are created in carbon fibre, including the bonnet, passenger doors and rear tailgate.
Other features unique to the car include a full length carbon-fibre underbody, a twin central-exit exhaust, vented front bumpers and race-developed suspension.
Orange 4-piston monobloc brake calipers and forged 18-inch alloy wheels both complement the vibrant Valencia Orange Pearl exterior paint work.
A new Honda Civic that's more confident, clever and versatile makes its debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September.
The ninth generation Civic hatchback will offer stand-out looks combined with class-leading space for passengers and luggage - and will continue to deliver peace of mind with low running costs, through Honda's famed and unparalleled reliability.
Honda has been rated the UK's most reliable manufacturer in the latest What Car? and Warranty Direct reliability study for an unprecedented sixth year in a row.
The 2011 survey result reinforces Honda's reputation for building rock-solid, dependable cars you can trust.
Honda beat rivals to the top of the What Car? league table thanks to an impressively-low 9 per cent failure rate in the first 12 months.
Honda dominated the top of the SUV table with the HR-V and CR-V at number one and two.
Jazz and Accord both come fifth in their respective classes while Civic came third in the small hatchback category.
Honda has released an image of the new CR-V Concept, providing the first official glimpse of styling direction.
The all-new, fourth-generation CR-V is set to go on sale in the United States by the end of 2011, and in Europe in Autumn 2012.
The new CR-V Concept embraces a distinctive and bold styling direction.
Compared to the previous generation, the concept model takes on a more aggressive stance with deeper sculpting of the body lines and a bolder front fascia.
The lower front bumper wraps smartly upward to convey SUV capability, while the overall lower front bumper design now integrates more smoothly into the fascia for improved aerodynamics.
There is a new feature at Trident Honda relating to our used cars.
When you walk around the current used car stock on our forecourt, you will see QR codes placed in the side windows of the vehicles.
If you're not yet familiar with QR codes, they're similar to the barcodes used by retailers but hold a larger amount of data.
Although relatively new to the UK marketplace, they've been actively used for over a decade in Japan where they were invented.
The latest film in Honda's Channel 4 campaign stars Ben Hersey, a night fisherman from Devon who uses two Honda BF135 marine engines to power his boat 'Goldfish'.
This mini-documentary is the second in a series of films which explore and celebrate real-life people who use their Honda cars, ATVs, lawn mowers, generators, marine engines and motorbikes in unusual and extraordinary ways.
Viewers may remember Philippa, the alpaca farmer, zipping around on her Honda ATV tending to her 100-strong herd in the first film which aired on 26 May 2011.
Honda (UK)'s first foray into the world of show gardens at this year's Gardeners' World Live was a fantastic success with its beautiful 'Garden of Dreams' winning a prestigious RHS Silver medal.
The look and feel of the Garden of Dreams drew inspiration from Honda's 'Power of Dreams' philosophy and featured soft, dreamy plantings which contrasted with a dynamic, spiral pathway that lead into a contemplation pool.
The pool itself was shaped like a keyhole, suggesting a portal to another place.
Blue-grey painted walls and white trees and their shadows lengthened perspective, adding to the imagination of the space.
Honda is introducing two firsts at Goodwood Festival of Speed; the Honda Eye, a 40-metre high, 24-pod giant ferris wheel and the official debut of the CR-Z MUGEN.
The Honda Eye will enable visitors to experience widespread views of the Goodwood Estate and the beautiful surrounding areas of West Sussex.
The Eye will be open throughout the Festival, running in 10 minute rotations from 9am - 6pm.
Car enthusiasts can queue for multiple rides on the attraction, free of charge.
The nationwide search is on for people who use their Honda car, motorbike, lawn mower, marine engine, ATV or generator, in an extraordinary way to tell their story.
It could be transforming a Civic into an ice cream van or using a Honda hedge trimmer to create outlandish creatures.
Whatever the story, if it's unexpected and just a little bit daft, Honda wants to hear it.
Cyclist Ed Clancy, gymnast Beth Tweddle, javelin thrower Goldie Sayers and swimmer Jazmin Carlin have joined with Honda (UK) to form the Power of Dreams Team to inspire others to follow their ambitions.
It is the intention of Honda of the UK Manufacturing Ltd (HUM) to return to their normal daily production plan during September.
This follows the period of parts supply interruption and reduced production levels following the earthquake and tsunami in Japan.
Associates and suppliers have all made tremendous efforts during this period to make this recovery possible.
Honda (UK) and MUGEN Euro have revealed the first official photographs of the CR-Z MUGEN - the higher-performance hybrid coupe.
Development of the supercharged Honda CR-Z is on track, with performance figures already looking promising.
Early tests with a prototype car based on a standard CR-Z and a mid-tune engine have given 0-60mph times around that of the Civic Type R.
Trident Honda sponsored this year's Scout May Fayre which was held on the 3rd May at the Wheatsheaf Common in Woking.
Staff also took part in the bank holiday festivities and ran a competition to win a Honda lawn mower.
Entrants had to guess how many balloons filled up a Honda Jazz and Jamie Anderson was the lucky winner with his guess of 107!
The Trident Stocklist now has shortlist functionality. To use it, simply tick the boxes to the right-hand-side of each price, and when you have finished selecting your shortlisted cars click the button View Shortlist.
The shortlist is remembered between searches, so you can perform multiple searches and shortlist cars from each.
Cyclists who took part in the 23rd annual Woking Bikeathon on Sunday 15th May may have seen a few familiar faces from Trident Garages.
Richard Roberts, Managing Director, was one of the volunteers who marshalled on the course whilst Brian Cruickshank, Sales Support, and Martin Beagley, Vehicle Technician, were two of the cyclists taking part in the charity bike ride raising money for Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research.
Together, Brian and Martin have raised over £350 for the cause and successfully completed the course in under 2 hours!
We have now completed the integration of Facebook into our website with Facebook Like buttons at the top right of each page and below each news article. We very much hope that this will make it easier for you to share information with your friends and family.
If you click on a Like button then, providing you are already logged into Facebook, it will add the fact that you like that content onto your Facebook profile page. It will also give you the opportunity of adding a comment. If you have any problems adding a comment at that point, then you can do so later from within your Facebook wall.
The CR-Z MUGEN is to be supercharged and deliver around 200PS.
MUGEN Euro's tuned Honda CR-Z remains on course for its world debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in July.
MUGEN has revealed that the high-performance CR-Z hybrid will use a supercharger to deliver over 50 per cent more power and torque from the Honda's petrol-electric drivetrain.
The tuned version of the hybrid coupe is expected to produce around 200PS, and 181lb.ft of torque, with significantly enhanced performance throughout the rev range. The car retains the Honda IMA electric motor and the original 1.5-litre i-VTEC petrol engine, which has been rebuilt to MUGEN specification with bespoke upgraded and strengthened internal components.
MUGEN Euro is developing a highly-tuned version of Honda's CR-Z, which will deliver Type R-like performance from the hybrid's petrol-electric powertrain - and may offer even better fuel economy.
This faster, more powerful car will make its world debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in July.
The CR-Z MUGEN will feature enhancements to both the 1.5-litre i-VTEC petrol engine and the Honda IMA system to boost power and torque, while bespoke brakes and suspension will be fitted to improve the chassis dynamics.
Honda has launched a campaign to find Britain's most talented 'makers', to promote the skills of its car building engineers in Swindon.
'Made in Britain' aims to unearth the country's highly-skilled crafters, builders, innovators and techno-gurus through a new Facebook campaign, which will offer outstanding creators 'Development Awards' worth up to £1,000.
Back by popular demand, the new Jazz is now available with automatic Continuous Variable Transmission (CVT).
It adapts seamlessly to different driving speeds, keeping the engine in the most efficient and economical power range.
The performance is strong and smooth, even at low speeds, and if you're stopped on a slope the Hill Start Assist prevents you rolling backwards.
Race-car looks are combined with high-spec interior equipment on Honda's new limited edition model, the Civic Ti.
Based on the 1.4 and 1.8 i-VTEC SE variants, the Civic Ti comes with £3,700 worth of extra equipment over and above the standard model.
The 5-door Civic is inspired by this season's Honda Racing British Touring Car challenger, and is fitted with unique, 17-inch 'Pro Race' wheels from Team Dynamics, Honda's racing partner in the BTCC.
Honda continues its tradition of creating ground-breaking advertising campaigns by introducing, for the first time ever, an App with the functionality to enable users to 'play' with a commercial using a mobile phone, in real time.
Created to celebrate the launch of the new Honda Jazz, the App uses innovative technology to allow viewers with an Apple iPhone to 'catch' animated characters as they appear on screen in Honda's new TV advert 'This Unpredictable Life'.
Honda (UK) is continuing to make new car ownership more affordable by adding three years' complimentary servicing and a range of flexible finance options to selected new cars until the end of March 2011. Honda is also easing the pain of the New Year VAT rise by absorbing the price increase for customers throughout January.
Pre-VAT rise prices have been held on selected models for January
Three years' complimentary servicing and flexible finance options available until the end of March 2011 on selected models including the sporty CR-Z hybrid
Honda has now released their Honda ASIMO iPhone application for Android.
Walk through Honda's robot development history, from 1986 when the first robot aimed at researching bipedal walking was created, to ASIMO, Honda's latest robot.
Walk to evolve your robot to ASIMO, so you can race your ASIMO around the Suzuka circuit.
By completing one lap (5.8km) with ASIMO, you can compare your lap time with other players worldwide and share via Twitter and Facebook.
Honda (UK) is very proud of their reputation for excellent customer service, which they have built up over many years.
Honda's dedication to customer service has seen them achieve 2nd position in the 2010 JD Power Vehicle Ownership Satisfaction Survey, and they continue to strive to improve.
Since 2005 Honda has invested in a team of dedicated staff to call a sample of customers who visit Honda dealerships either to buy cars or have their current cars serviced and ask them about the level of service received.
Whilst both Trident's branches are now Honda Dealerships, both were previously MG Rover.
As a result, Trident are still able to service, MOT and repair MG Rover vehicles.
Indeed most of our technicians are MG Rover factory-trained and both branches have the MG Rover Testbook diagnostic computers.
Our Ottershaw branch is still continuing to supply used MG Rovers and we often have quality used vehicles available in our stock.
A 1-year warranty is supplied free-of-charge, when buying a used MG Rover from Trident, but you are able to extend this up to 5-years, at additional cost.
The improved Honda Insight hybrid, featuring adjusted suspension to improve ride comfort and NVH levels and enhanced trim levels is now on British roads.
Prices start at £16,325 for the SE model, but with Honda's current Affordable Driving consumer offer, the hybrid is available at £14,995 OTR until the end of December, making it even more attainable - and the least expensive hybrid on the market by a mile.
Top Gear has crowned the Honda CR-Z their 'Green Car of the Year' in the magazine's fiercely contested annual Awards.
This new trophy brings the total to four awards in as many weeks for the world's first sporty hybrid.
The CR-Z's blend of sporty looks, agile handling and good fuel efficiency allowed it to deal with the bustling back streets of the Third Ring district in China to win over the judges at Top Gear.
The popular Honda Jazz has been given a refresh, with a range of enhancements to both the looks and driving dynamics.
The revised Jazz range, which will include a hybrid model, goes on sale in the UK on 1 February 2011, with prices starting from £11,295 for the 1.2 S model and £15,995 for the Hybrid variant in HE trim.
The challenge for Honda's engineers was to freshen and improve the car without compromising on the characteristics that make the Jazz so popular.
But by enhancing the car's strongest qualities, Honda has taken the Jazz on to the next stage, producing a car with greater flexibility, better looks, increased ride comfort and improved eco credentials.
Honda unveiled the all-new Fit (Jazz) EV Concept electric vehicle and the platform for a mid-size plug-in hybrid vehicle.
Both vehicles are integral to the Honda Electric Mobility Network, the company's comprehensive approach to reducing CO2 emissions through innovative products, energy management and energy production technologies.
The Fit EV Concept hints strongly at the direction and styling for Honda's upcoming production Fit EV all-electric vehicle, which will be introduced to the US and Japan in 2012.
The all-new plug-in hybrid platform showcases Honda's next-generation, two-motor hybrid technology set to debut in 2012.
Honda will unveil an electric vehicle concept at the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show, alongside a plug-in hybrid platform that showcases the next generation of Honda hybrid technology.
Video of both unveils will be streamed online.
The Honda press conference is at 13.20 (LA time) on Wednesday, 17 November (that's 21.20 in the UK).
Honda's CR-Z - the world's first sporty hybrid - has impressed judges at Stuff magazine, Japan Car of the Year and the RAC Future Car Challenge to collect three top accolades in just seven days.
On Tuesday, the hybrid coupe beat tough international opposition to become Japan Car of the Year 2010-2011.
This is the 11th time a Honda car has collected the prestigious honour - making it the most successful manufacturer in JCOTY history.
Takanobu Ito, President and CEO of Honda Motor, said:
Honda has been named Britain's most reliable car manufacturer by the influential FN50 survey, further strengthening Honda's reputation for bullet proof reliability.
Honda beat off rivals to the top spot in the annual survey which is published by industry leading publication Fleet News.
The report covers 1.5 million vehicles owned or managed by the country's 50 largest contract hire companies.
Honda also featured highly in the top ten most reliable cars with the Accord and British-built Civic in second and ninth place respectively.
Graham Avent, Corporate Operations Manager at Honda (UK), commented:
If you don't want to change your current car, there are still ways you can drive greener:
Lose Some Weight
Don't drive around with unnecessary weight in your car - the engine will have to work harder and use more fuel.
Empty your car of anything that you don't need to carry around all the time.
Remove roof boxes and roof racks when you're not using them - they cause extra aerodynamic drag, which will raise your fuel consumption.
Open windows and sunroofs do the same; and for the same reason, get any loose items of external trim fixed.
The Honda CRZ came first in the 'Most Economic and Environment Friendly Sports HEV' category at the first RAC Brighton to London Future Car Challenge on Saturday 6 November.
Entrants started the challenge from Madeira Drive in Brighton, finishing at Pall Mall in London.
Cars had to be driven around the 60 mile route in reverse, and the mission was to complete the event with the least energy impact.
Entries were measured in various modes for the energy used during the drive.
ASIMO reached a huge milestone and celebrated its 10th Anniversary on 31st October.
A decade ago, Honda created a humanoid robot so advanced it started a revolution in humanoid robot technology.
To mark this date, dedicated Anniversary websites and films have been launched today, with new photos, videos, the story of its creation and smartphone apps.
The Honda Racing Team today officially announced that drivers Matt Neal and Gordon Shedden will once again be behind the wheel of the Honda Racing Civics for the 2011 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship.
The strong partnership of twice BTCC champion Matt Neal and Gordon 'Flash' Shedden will build on the successful 2010 season for the Honda Racing Team.
Both drivers were in contention until the final round at Brands Hatch earlier this month where they narrowly missed out in the fight for the Drivers' crown, finishing in second and third spot respectively.
Three of Honda's cleanest cars will compete in the very first RAC Future Car Challenge in November.
The new Honda Jazz Hybrid has been entered in the Brighton to London event, alongside the hydrogen-powered FCX Clarity fuel cell car and a sporty hybrid CR-Z.
Starting at Madeira Drive in Brighton, the Future Car Challenge uses the traditional 60 mile veteran car run route, but in reverse.
The three Honda cars will be retracing the route taken by Honda Motor founder, Soichiro Honda, when he tackled the London to Brighton event in 1985.
The British-built Honda Civic has been given a refresh with a range of cosmetic enhancements for 2011.
The updates and additions are designed to enhance the striking appearance and passenger comfort of the car at no extra cost to the customer.
Production for the 2011 Honda Civic begins at the Swindon manufacturing plant in November 2010 with prices starting from £13,995 for the 1.4 Type S.
Honda has announced that it has been presented with one of the first Euro NCAP Advanced rewards at Paris Motor Show.
Honda's CMBS technology has been recognised as amongst the best safety innovations, offering research proven benefits, by Euro NCAP.
Euro NCAP Advanced is a Euro NCAP initiative in response to the rapid development of new safety technologies available when buying cars for which there is no independent assessment.
Euro NCAP Advanced is open to any technical system that has a demonstrable safety benefit, whether it is primary, secondary or tertiary, as long as it is available as an option on one of the Euro NCAP tested cars and not already addressed by the current star rating.
Making its debut at the Paris Motor Show this week, the hybrid version of the Jazz features Honda's innovative petrol-electric IMA system and retains the practical characteristics found in the supermini, while lowering emissions and improving fuel economy.
John Kingston, Government Affairs and Environment Manager, Honda (UK), explains:
Honda will hold the first-ever takeover of Times Square in 3D technology to support the American launch of the CR-Z sport hybrid on Thursday 23 September.
The event marks the first time 3D footage will be broadcast in a public area. As a part of the takeover, Honda will run 3D CR-Z commercial footage on the Times Square HD screen and Sony will provide 3D Gran Turismo 5 racing simulators. Additionally, Maxim Magazine models will distribute copies of their special 3D October issue and Honda will sponsor a special performance from chart-topping hip-hop trio, N.E.R.D.
Motoring consumer champion, Motor Codes, has launched a national campaign to make the country's garages better by gathering feedback from customers.
As part of the campaign, those providing feedback could win up to £500 against the cost of their last service or repair.
Honda Racing Team stars Matt Neal and Gordon Shedden have closed in on the lead of the 2010 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship by taking a win apiece at Donington Park on Sunday.
Honda has won the BTCC manufacturers' championship, beating rival Chevrolet.
Both Honda Racing Team aces Matt Neal and Gordon Shedden are predicting a no holds barred scrap for points in the 2010 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship when the action moves to Donington Park this weekend.
Neal and Shedden are in the thick of the hunt for this season's spoils and know that Sunday's three races in Leicestershire will be crucial to the title run-in.
Neal is currently second in the standings and he says that he will be absolutely flat out around the sweeps of the historic track.
Kit Malthouse, Deputy Mayor for Policing in London and Chair of the London Hydrogen Partnership, was among the first in the UK to drive Honda's hydrogen fuel cell car, the FCX Clarity, yesterday at City Hall in London.
Mr Malthouse, Chair of the London Hydrogen Partnership, said:
Earlier this year, Helene Raynsford announced her retirement from rowing due to ill health.
She has now returned to good health and is eager to start competitive rowing again in the hope of being considered for GB's World Championship Paralympic Team.
By the time the World Championship Paralympic's happen, Helene would only have been training for three months with GB rowing, so she is not expecting any gold medals winning performances.
But with her 'Helene Friendly Training Programme', Trident wishes her all the best in her return and we are sure it is only a matter of time before she is back on the podium!
Honda's ground-breaking hydrogen fuel cell car, the FCX Clarity, has made its debut on UK roads, in the first of a series of high-profile test drives to raise awareness of the zero emission technology.
Business Secretary, Vince Cable, was one of the first to drive the world's only production fuel cell electric car following a Cabinet meeting at 10 Downing Street.
Honda Racing team star Matt Neal has thrust himself right back into the title fight for this season's Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship after a win and a third place finish at Knockhill in Scotland on Sunday.
Neal has moved into second place in the standings after the rounds in Fife and is optimistic of reaching the title summit in the remaining six rounds of this season's competition, which continues at Donington Park on 18th and 19th September.
Neal carried a full load of success ballast to notch a fourth place finish in race one.
He then took his fourth victory of the year in race two before he battled to third place in the final event of the weekend.
It meant he outscored all his rivals over the three events and has edged closer to the top of the chase for the coveted crown.
The Honda CR-Z has been rated one of Europe's safest cars, achieving a maximum 5-stars in the latest independent crash testing results from Euro NCAP.
Euro NCAP's rating scheme focuses on the vehicle's overall safety performance which gives consumers an easy to understand single score.
The system considers occupant protection in frontal, side, pole and rear impacts, child protection, pedestrian protection and the availability of driver aids.
Independent research published today by Which? shows that in just two years of operation, automotive consumer champion Motor Codes is already making significant progress in raising service and repair standards in UK garages.
The research highlights that Motor Codes garages performed significantly better than non-Code subscribed service centres, spotting almost 20% more faults in tests set out by the consumer watchdog.
The Government has announced that the vehicle scrappage scheme has been extended to the end of March 2010; previously the scheme was to end at the end of February.
The vehicle scrappage scheme gives £2000 against a qualifying part-exchange towards a new car.
Britain's 'greenest' car is the Honda Insight with the 'least green' car being the 8.0 litre Dodge SRT-10, according to the Environmental Transport Association (ETA).
It calculates that a year's driving in the Dodge emits the same amount of carbon dioxide emissions as is absorbed by 322 mature trees - the equivalent of an acre of oak forest.
The ETA examined over 1,300 models of car currently on sale in Britain and compared their power, emissions, fuel efficiency and the amount of noise they produce to create a definitive guide to buying the 'greenest' vehicle.
It is with great sadness that we have to say goodbye to our General Parts Manager, Ian Essex, after nearly 30 years of loyal service.
One of the bedrocks of Trident, Ian will be sorely missed by all, but we wish him every happiness for his new life in France.
The biggest vehicle reliability survey in the country has named the Honda Civic as the most reliable car.
The survey, which quizzed the country's largest fleet operators who between them run more than a million vehicles, saw the Civic take top position from its nearest rival the BMW 3 Series.
Honda and BMW were the only two carmakers on the leaderboard, which revealed that Honda made three of the top five most reliable cars and BMW the remaining two.
The first British-built Honda jazz has rolled off the production line in Swindon.
European production of the Jazz has shifted from Japan to the UK as Honda aims to produce particular models in the continent where they are most popular.
More than 70,000 Jazz cars are sold in Europe each year.
David Hodgetts, Director of Honda of the UK Manufacturing in Swindon, said:
Official pictures have been released of the Honda CR-Z concept, the first hybrid with seriously sporting pretensions.
Honda is set to unveil it at this year's Tokyo motor show in late October and, despite the 'concept' tag, Honda sources say that it's nine-tenths production ready and will be in UK showrooms by the summer of 2010.
Honda is testing reaction to a future rival for the Ford S-Max with a new hybrid concept called the Honda Skydeck.
The sleek MPV is likely to replace the FR-V for Europe, although it has a more conventional three rows of seats instead of the previous car's two benches.
The car's proportions are only slightly smaller than those of the Ford, and it is substantially larger than the FR-V in all but width.
The government is to extend its car scrappage scheme, in an announcement made by Lord Mandelson.
He said the scheme, which started in May and gives consumers £2,000 off a new car if they trade in one at least 10 years old, was running out of money.
We cannot do everything but that does not mean doing nothing
Our managing director Richard Roberts today announced the appointment of James Roberts to the board of directors:
I am very pleased to announce that James Roberts, our Group Used Car Buyer, has been promoted to the role of Director - Used Car Operations with immediate effect.
This is in recognition of the role played by James in a vital part of our business.
Official pictures have been released of the new Honda CR-V, which will go on sale in January 2010.
The car will be available with Honda's 2.2-litre i-DTEC engine, which was launched in the Accord last year, for the first time.
It produces 148bhp and 258lb ft of torque.
It can also be mated to either a manual gearbox or a new, five-speed automatic unit.
Honda has launched its new Accord Crosstour for the North American market.
According to Honda, the saloon/SUV crossover mixes car-like ride quality and refinement, with a SUV-style raised ride height and driving position.
Styling changes over the regular Accord include a more pronounced front grille, large C-pillars and an aggressively-styled rear end.
Erik Berkman, vice president of American Honda Motor Company, said:
Honda could be set to launch an all-electric city car at the Tokyo motor show in October, according to reports in Japan.
Honda has long favoured hydrogen fuel-cell technology over all-electric cars, but it could be forced into adopting electric technology due to the slow set-up and huge cost of hydrogen networks around the world.
Honda has released a special edition Civic Si, which comes with a smattering of sporty add-ons.
The Si grade only applies to the five-door Civic and covers all engine variants.
The package includes colour-coded bumpers, front foglights, a Type-R-style mesh grille and dark chrome door handles and fuel cap.
Honda Civic Type Rs are to be exported from the UK to Japan from next year.
The three-door will be called the Type-R Euro to distinguish it from the four-door Type-R Civics on sale in Japan and will be sold in limited numbers.
The new Honda Accord has been named as the UK's most reliable car in this year's Which? car survey, it was announced today.
The car achieved a reliability score of 99%, one of the highest scores ever achieved; closely followed by the new Honda Jazz in second place with a score of 98%.
Honda's new CEO, Takanobu Ito, has announced plans to begin sales of the CR-Z hybrid car in Japan in February 2010.
Ito also mentioned that details of a UK release date for the new hybrid will be announced towards the end of 2009.
The Honda CR-Z is the company's sportiest hybrid model yet, with Honda giving it more power and performance than the Insight in a bid to improve the image of hybrids.
Honda has announced that its FR-V MPV is to be phased out this year.
Production of the six-seater will be stopped this summer, with the last Honda FR-V expected to roll off the Japanese Suzuka production line in August.
Honda does not intend to replace the FR-V; the company says it will be able to cover the market with the Insight and Jazz.
Car Comparator is a fantastic industry leading new tool, available via the Honda website, which allows you to see just how well Honda cars compare against other manufacturers.
It allows you to compare any car on the market for not only price and specification, but other variables including Power, Torque, CO2 emissions, MPG, Annual driver BIK tax, Insurance group and VED band.
Honda has scored top marks in the What Car?/JD Power Vehicle Ownership Satisfaction Survey 2009.
Following on from its 5-star success in 2008 Honda have again triumphed, with an overall score of 81.7%.
Mugen Motorsports, Honda's tuning division, is set to release a hardcore Civic Type RR later this year - heralding plans to enhance Honda's entire model range.
Based on the high-revving three-door UK-spec Civic Type-R, the Type RR features a 240bhp engine and track-focused cabin.
It is expected to look a lot like the original Civic Type-R concept, revealed in 2006.
The Honda Insight has been named Green Car of the Year 2009 by the Environmental Transport Association (ETA).
The ETA examined over 1300 models of car currently on sale in Britain and compared their power, emissions, fuel efficiency and even the amount of noise they produce to create a definitive guide to buying the greenest vehicle.
The New Honda Jazz has been rated one of Europe's safest cars, setting the benchmark for the supermini class, according to the new independent crash testing results from Euro NCAP.
Euro NCAP's new rating scheme focuses on the vehicle's overall safety performance which gives consumers an easy to understand single score. The new system considers occupant protection in frontal, side, pole and rear impacts, child protection, pedestrian protection and the availability of driver aids. The Honda Jazz has been awarded the maximum 5-star rating which follows on from the 5 star results achieved by both the Honda Civic and the Honda Accord.
TOKYO, Japan, May 11, 2009 - Honda Motor Co., Ltd. today announced that Insight ranked as the industry's best-selling car among new vehicle registrations* in Japan for the month of April 2009, with sales of 10,481 units (source: Japan Automobile Dealers Association). It is the first time in history for a hybrid model to be the industry's best selling vehicle in Japan for any monthly sales period.
Honda (UK) has confirmed that it will participate in the UK car scrappage scheme, which starts on Monday 18th May.
The UK car industry has put considerable pressure on the government to introduce a scheme to encourage new car purchases and help support UK dealers and manufacturers.
Honda's FCX Clarity hydrogen fuel cell car has been announced as the World Green Car at the New York International Auto Show.
The FCX Clarity was chosen from an initial entry list of 22 contenders nominated by 59 World Car jurors from 25 countries throughout the world and is the second time Honda has won the award with the Civic Hybrid receiving the same honour in 2006.
Trident Honda are pleased to announce we are now able to offer test drives in the fantastic new Honda Insight hybrid car.
The original Honda Insight, launched in 1999, was the pioneer of hybrid technology in Europe. The new Insight breaks new ground by providing all the environmental and economical benefits of a hybrid, plus it sells for several thousand pounds below the Toyota Prius. At the same time, the new hybrid should match or exceed the fuel economy of the Prius.
TOKYO, Japan - Honda announced that global sales of Honda hybrid vehicles passed the 300,000-unit mark on a cumulative basis at the end of January 2009, since the introduction of the first-generation Insight in November 1999.
Honda will unveil its first hot diesel, in the shape of the new Honda Accord Type S, at the Geneva motor show in March, the company has announced.
The Honda Accord Type S will use the same 2.2-litre diesel engine as the standard car, but tweaked to produce an extra 22lb ft of torque and 29bhp more.
The power gain is achieved through the use of a larger intercooler and changes to the turbocharger and cylinder head.
Honda welcomes any Government measures aimed at stimulating the UK car market.
In particular, we welcome Government support for the automotive supply chain and the skills and training initiatives. As an independent company, Honda's policy is not to request or receive any direct financial support from the Government.
For Honda's UK manufacturing operation at Swindon, our plans remain on course to retain our people, their skills and return to full production in June.
A newcomer to the Honda stable, set to be badged the Honda CUV, has been spotted on the roads. The newcomer blends the all-terrain benefits of a 4x4 with the practicality of an estate, and proves Honda is toughening up to take on the Audi Allroad and Volvo XC70.
Honda has revealed a range of accessories for the new Insight. The exterior pack brings a sporty bodykit, chrome B-pillars and Crystal design alloy wheels.
Interior upgrades include ambient lighting for the footwells and centre console, as well as a Honda-branded portable sat-nav that mounts to the dash. Further details and prices will be available later in the year.
Honda has announced that it will discontinue production of the S-2000 sports car by the end of June 2009.
The S-2000 is still a highly respected sportscar, and this truly marks the end-of-an-era.
It is believed that the credit crunch, the moving environmental goals, and the eagerly anticipated launch of the hybrid Honda CR-Z have combined to bring about the demise of the S-2000.
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The restructuring of Honda's new model programme that led to the death of the new Honda NSX is much more extensive than previously thought. Honda is completely dismantling its plans for the next two years as it attempts to deal with the decline in new car sales across the world.
Among the casualties of Honda's rethink are a range of rear-wheel-drive cars to be sold under the Acura brand, a proposed V8 engine, a successor to the Honda S2000 and a convertible based on the forthcoming Honda CR-Z coupé.
Official pictures of the UK-spec Honda Insight hybrid have leaked onto the web ahead of this weekend's Detroit motor show.
The UK version of Honda's new 'affordable hybrid' differs only slightly from the production-ready US model unveiled at the end of last year, with new clear indicator lenses and conventional round fog lights.
Trident has replaced its Microsoft Windows desktops with a Debian GNU/Linux based terminal server. You may not have heard of Linux, but it is everywhere: Linux powers many games consoles, many of the new generation of netbooks, some televisions, mobile phones (for example many of those made by Motorola and Nokia), the vast majority of supercomputers, and most of the Internet including Google. Linux is not, however, widely used on the desktop because, until recently at least, it required significant computer expertise.
Honda has cancelled the new NSX as part of a radical restructuring of its car making business.
The V10-engined supercar, which was a direct challenge to Ferrari and Porsche, would have been the most powerful production car that the company had ever produced.
From today, Ginsters is now supplying our Ottershaw Forecourt with Ginsters sandwiches and chilled food. This morning the Ginsters staff worked hard to ensure that the chiller looked the best it could, and already a number of customers have responded favourably. Trident has long been supplied by Ginsters, but today saw the Ginsters appointed as our sandwich supplier.
On 26 November 2008, Honda's new Accord achieved the first three star pedestrian test rating for the Large Family class in the latest Euro NCAP crash test results published.
In addition, the Accord has the best overall performance for combined safety in this class with 5 star adult protection, 4 star child protection and 3 star pedestrian protection.
Ken Keir, Senior Vice President of Honda Motor Europe said:
Honda is pulling out of Formula One, blaming the world economic crisis for plans to sell its team.
The decision leaves Englishman Jenson Button and 2009 team-mate Rubens Barrichello without drives, with only a few mid-ranking seats still available.
Honda, which spent more than £300m a year on F1, said it would also no longer supply the sport with engines.
This is the first picture of the production-ready Honda Insight hybrid due to be shown at the Detroit motor show next month.
Very little has changed from the Insight Concept shown at the Paris motor show. The striking front grille of the show car has been toned down, with the distinctive LED light clusters replaced by more conventional units.
Back in May (we've only just come across this news), Honda Asimo was the unlikely conductor at the Detroit Symphony Orchestra in the United States. The performance was met with enthusiastic shouts from the audience as it took a final bow.
The Accord i-DTEC automatic will go on sale in January 2009 priced from £22,400. Honda will launch its first automatic transmission for a diesel engine in 2009, with the new gearbox featuring in the Accord.
The Japanese manufacturer expects automatic transmission in the Accord to appeal to a new segment of customers, particularly in the corporate market, where it considers high mileage user choosers often will only consider an automatic transmission.
Honda has announced a new system to encourage economical driving.
Unveiled at the Los Angeles motor show, the Ecological Drive Assist System will make its debut in the new Insight saloon, which goes on sale in spring next year.
Honda has revealed a ground-breaking hydrogen-powered FC Sport concept at the Los Angeles motor show.
The three-seat coupe concept car explores the flexibility of the Japanese brand's 'V Flow' hydrogen fuel cell technology. Until now, the emissions-free system has only been used in the FCX Clarity saloon.
Trident Garages are pleased to announce we are now an Approved Mini Service Centre.
We are now able to service ALL makes of Mini, including the latest models, from as little as £109.95. In addition to this, if you know of a family member or friend who owns a Mini we will offer you a £25.00 Trident referral voucher which can be redeemed when they have their Mini serviced with us for the first time.
For further details please contact Ottershaw Service on 01932 874411.
Trident Honda are proud to announce the launch of the new Honda Jazz, taking one of the most successful models in supermini history to the next level.
Appealing to a broader audience, the new Jazz is not only more stylish and contemporary but it is also slightly longer and wider providing a more spacious interior.
To book your personal test drive in the all-new Jazz, or for further details, please contact Ottershaw Sales on 01932 874411 or contact Weybridge Sales on 01932 858811.
Honda has again scored top points in the 2008 What Car?/JD Power Customer Satisfaction Survey.
This year's survey asked 16,301 car owners for their verdicts on the service they got from their dealers.
The five-star result was a unanimous seal of approval, with all those surveyed giving the thumbs-up, whether they had a Jazz supermini or a CR-V 4x4.
The overall star rating comprises ratings in five categories: Service Initiation, Service Adviser, Dealer Facilities, Picking Up and Service Quality.
Trident Honda has joined Motor Codes - the Motor Industry Codes of Practice scheme, one of the first dealer groups to sign up when first announced to the trade in March of this year.
As part of industry backing in the fight against rip-off garages the Motor Industry Codes of Practice scheme is a robust new code of practice to improve the standards of garages across the country, addressing complaints which cost consumers an estimated £4billion a year.
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Honda America has announced that three southern California motor retailers will comprise its first fuel cell dealer network in the world.
Power Honda Costa Mesa, Honda of Santa Monica and Scott Robinson Honda in Torrance have been selected as each is located in close proximity to hydrogen refueling stations and will be well-positioned to support Honda's growing base of customers of its FCX Clarity hydrogen fuel cell car.
Honda plans to boost its hybrid car sales with the launch of a new accessibly priced model next year, which it expects to sell 200,000 units of annually.
The announcement came from Honda Motor Co CEO Takeo Fukui's mid-year address.
The company will seek to further accelerate its hybrid sales by introducing a hybrid based on its Honda CR-Z, a new Civic Hybrid and the addition of a Jazz Hybrid model.
With all four of these models, Honda expects combined annual sales of its hybrid models to reach 500,000 units.
Honda has done exceptionally well in the JD Power/What Car? 2008 UK Customer Satisfaction Index Study. In addition to ranking overall as one of the top three brands, it also picked up the greatest number of model segment awards - finishing in the top three in no fewer than five model categories.
Unsurprisingly the Honda Jazz picked up the crown for small cars; Honda Civic came third in the lower-medium segment; Honda CR-V was rated the top SUV.
Honda's Swindon factory was on of the UK's biggest inward investment projects.
Honda has invested almost £2 billion in the factory, which has helped transform the industrial base of Swindon as a whole.
Swindon produced the one millionth Civic in November last year and has just produced its two millionth British Honda in February this year.
Ken Keir, Managing Director Honda UK and Senior Vice President Honda Motor Europe, says:
The Civic Type R has been named Top Gear Hot Hatch of the Year.
The award was presented by Jeremy Clarkson to Bernard Bradley, General Manager - Cars, at the Top Gear Awards dinner in London on Thursday 10 January.
Honda UK Manufacturing Limited (HUM) celebrated a major milestone on Friday November 9th with the production of the millionth Swindon-built Civic, further underlining Honda's long term confidence in UK manufacturing and Swindon.
Civic production began on September 19, 1994 and in that first year just 6,652 Civics were produced.
This year, HUM will produce 138,792 Civic cars.
Honda shows new Honda CR-Z concept car at Tokyo Motor Show.
CR-Z stands for Compact Renaissance Zero - an expression intended to capture the idea of a renaissance in the design of compact cars that begins anew from fundamentals.
This design research model of a lightweight hybrid sports car features advanced technologies that deliver enjoyable driving for all while reducing the vehicle's environmental footprint.
Honda shows new Honda PUYO concept car at Tokyo Motor Show.
PUYO is a Japanese word that embodies the tactile traits of this unique car.
PUYO is meant to convey all that is warm and friendly, and put a smile on the face of users and pedestrians.
Today, Honda presents its Accord Tourer Concept at the Frankfurt Motor Show 2007. For those that couldn't make the show, images of the sporty and sleek-looking car are now available.
The Accord Tourer Concept gives an indication of the design direction for the next generation Accord - on sale in the UK from mid-2008. Its wider, lower look signals a more sporty styling approach. Innovative chassis technology will deliver an involving driving experience without compromising ride comfort.
Honda will be presenting the world debut of an exciting Accord Tourer Concept at the forthcoming 2007 Frankfurt motor show. A press conference will be held on the Honda stand in Hall 5 on the first Press Day, 11th September, between 13.15 and 13.45.
The Accord Tourer Concept will give a strong indication of the design direction of the all-new generation Accord Tourer set to debut in mid-2008 and its wider, lower look signals a more sporty, more emotional styling approach. This will be matched by a range of advanced, low emissions engines and innovative new chassis technology that will deliver exceptional handling without compromising ride comfort.
A high-spec, Sat Nav-equipped version of the Civic Hybrid has been launched by Honda (UK) to meet customer demand.
The Civic Hybrid EX is now available to order from authorised Honda dealers, with the first customers due to receive cars in November. The EX also features leather upholstery and Honda's Hands Free Telephone (HFT) equipment, which uses Bluetooth technology to allow mobile phone calls to be made safely on the move.
Honda has practically swept the board in this year's Which? Car reliability survey, the biggest-ever owner satisfaction survey in the UK with almost 100,000 cars rated.
The Honda Jazz is the most reliable new car, with a rating of 96 per cent. More than 1,300 owners confirmed it rarely lets them down – cementing its reputation as the number one for dependable motoring.
Britain's SUV buyers are making greener choices in the showroom, according to latest industry sales figures. Cars like Honda's CR-V are selling better than ever, as they offer a cleaner, smaller alternative to the traditional 4x4 stereotype.
Despite negative public feeling towards 4x4s – that influenced a drop of 4% in the sector – sales of the low emissions CR-V increased by 28 per cent over the first six months of the year (11,665 cars to the end of June 2007 versus 9,086 for the same period last year) – and the Honda continues to top the charts as the UK's favourite SUV.
FASHIONABLE homeware supplier Ikea is taking on 50 Civic petrol/electric hybrids and plans to replace all its company cars with the model. Further deliveries of the four-door hybrid Civic will be made next year. The cars are understood to be replacing Skodas and the total switch to these models is being claimed as a UK corporate first. Honda's environment manager John Kingston said the Civic hybrid was:
… really taking off in the corporate sector where firms want to be seen to be green
For the second year running Honda has achieved second place overall in the J D Power Survey, scoring highly across all four categories - vehicle quality and reliability, vehicle appeal, service satisfaction and ownership costs.
The latest results mean Honda has appeared in the top five spot for the past five surveys. The Jazz yet again finished first in its class, making it four years in a row and an unbroken record since Jazz was first included in the 2004 results. The Jazz also finished third in the overall model ranking table, making it Honda's highest achieving model to appear.
Following customer feedback on our customer car parking, we held a meeting to review ways of improving our parking. One result of this meeting was the introduction of a valet parking attendant at peak times. This was launched on Thursday 3 May and is proving very popular with our customers, as well as improving the general parking.
Weybridge has a more serious problem, given the town centre location and the limited space available, and we are therefore recruiting a full-time parking attendant. We hope to have this new member of staff available in the coming weeks and feel sure that this will greatly improve the customer experience on arrival.
The Environmental Transport Association named the hybrid as the overall winner for the second year in a row and also as the winner of the family car category.
Unsurprisingly, the list of most polluting cars was dominated by models from the sports luxury sector. Lamborghini took the bottom two places with its Diablo Roadster and Murcielago Roadster models. The Ferrari Supermerica was rated as the third most polluting.
In the latest ranking from the Union of Concerned Scientists, the US pressure group, the Japanese brand topped the table for the fourth time in a row.
It narrowly beat Toyota, which was commended for making cuts in global warming pollution. Hyundai-Kia was placed third, followed by Nissan and Volkswagen. The US car-makers fared poorly with Ford in sixth place ahead of General Motors and Daimler-Chrysler, which was ranked as the least environmentally friendly manufacturer.
HONDA IS supplying ammunition to drivers of its 4x4s in the first concerted effort by a car-maker to combat the growing antagonism towards gas-guzzlers.
The Swindon maker is to send a letter and stickers to all new customers of the new CR-V to help them defend themselves from 4x4 detractors. It is a direct response to concerned Honda customers asking for help, says the car-maker.
The Small Hybrid Sports Concept is a compact sports car that features advanced hybrid technology – proving stylish design and driving enjoyment can be combined with low environmental impact. It was designed by Honda R&D Europe, based in Offenbach, Germany.
We have today gone live with a wireless hotspot service at Ottershaw. This enables our customers to connect to the Internet free whilst waiting in the customer waiting area. If successful we will launch the service at Weybridge as well.
Honda has given a glimpse of its plans for the replacement Acura NSX, at the 2007 North American International Auto Show at Detroit, with their Advanced Sports Car Concept. The dynamically styled concept provides a preview of the design direction for the successor to the Acura NSX.
Honda's compact MPV - which features six seats arranged in two rows of three - has a new engine line-up and a series of exterior and interior changes for 2007. For more details please visit our Honda website:
Honda was the most reliable and affordable manufacturer. Land Rover finished bottom of the makers' list, a repeat of last year's result.
The survey of 111 models revealed that Japanese manufacturers top the charts again with Honda keeping hold of its number one position. The Honda Accord, which was top, was built in Britain, and the Honda Civic, which finished runner up, was also constructed in the UK.
Despite the fact that Ottershaw has only been a Honda dealer since August 1st 2005, Martin Williams has managed to scoop a national top 5 parts place with Honda!
This Martin achieved by entering into the parts adviser 2006 competition run by Honda and answering a series of tough questions to get him a place in the finals; which are being held at the Honda Institute this Friday.
Trident is delighted to announce that it has been awarded the new Legend franchise by Honda. Trident's Managing Director, Richard Roberts, says:
Having driven the new Honda Legend, I was astonished at the new levels of technology being employed and delighted that this has been achieved without detracting from the driver's enjoyment. We are greatly looking forward to welcoming the Legend to Trident and to our customers.
Honda has announced its intention to enter the light aircraft market. The car maker plans on taking its first orders in the autumn for its HondaJet, which is designed as a five-passenger private aircraft. Honda is setting up a company in the US to launch the Jet and has formed an alliance with aviation manufacturer Piper Aircraft to collaborate on sales and service.
Honda has developed a plant-based material to be used as a fabric in car interiors. The new fabric offsets all CO2 emissions produced during the disposal stage of the car, through the CO2 absorption that occurs naturally during the growth of the plants that are used as raw materials.
The new fabric will be first introduced into Honda's new fuel cell vehicle, the Honda FCX, which will be launched within the next three years. Honda says that the fabric could be used for seat surfaces as well as for the interior surfaces of the car.
Honda's S-2000 has come out on top for the second year running in the Auto Express Drive Power 2006 reliability survey. The study, which reveals the best and worst cars in the UK according to over 46,000 motorists, gave the S-2000 a satisfaction rating of 92.6%, beating off competition from the brand's other models the Accord and Jazz.
Trident now offers an all-makes parking aid solution, professionally fitted to your car for just £275 inc (price correct at time of going to press). For more details please contact our Service Department.
Honda has revealed more information on Honda FCX at the Geneva International Motor Show.
Another pointer to the direction of Honda's passenger car development is provided by the FCX Concept. This is more than a technology test bed and the advanced fuel cell technology is clothed in a stylish, dynamic bodyshell that offers outstanding space and in-cabin comfort.
Honda unveils the new Civic Type R Concept at Geneva International Motor Show.
With a level of success way beyond Honda's initial expectations, the Civic Type R which ended production last year proved a smash hit among those seeking the thrills of a sporty, high performance car, yet still delivering a strong dose of practicality, and all at an affordable price.
Honda debuts new Honda Legend at Geneva International Motor Show. With effortless performance and innovative technology, Honda's flagship saloon becomes available during the summer across Europe and offers a powerful combination of luxury and effortless driving performance.
The 295 PS 3.5 litre VTEC engined Legend is equipped as standard with an array of advanced technology designed to enhance relaxation, safety and the overall driving experience.
Chris Burkitt has joined Weybridge as Aftersales Manager. Chris replaces David Herridge who leaves later this month. During his time with us at Thames Ditton, Chris proved himself a most capable Aftersales Manager, and we are delighted he has chosen to rejoin the Trident Team.
After discussions with Honda, it has been determined that, due to their franchising territory plan for the Thames Ditton territory, we will be selling our assets at Thames Ditton to Thames Honda; who operate a number of surrounding sites.
Going forward, it has been agreed that we will operate the area from Weybridge and Walton across to Staines, Chobham, Camberley and Woking; which in itself is a great territory.
Trident Garages is well known locally as a long-established family business, with dealerships in Ottershaw and Weybridge.
The Trident name has long been associated with MG Rover; but, after 42-years, it is all change at Trident, as the last of its MG Rover dealerships, based at Ottershaw, has now joined the World of Honda.
We visited Trident Ottershaw as the last of the Honda signs were being erected, and there was a real buzz amongst the staff.
The showroom looked thoroughly modern, following its renovation last year, with additional design touches now being introduced by Honda.
Trident Weybridge was officially opened by Philip Hammond, MP for Runnymede and Weybridge, on (date unknown).
Trident acquired the site in 1996 and have now completed a complete demolition and redevelopment.
Trident are delighted to announce that they have acquired the freehold of the Red Cross centre in Ottershaw.
This site joins our Service car park, and will enable us to provide our customers with ample parking.
Richard Roberts has been appointed Managing Director (exact date unknown), following the retirement of our founded Michael Roberts.
Whilst Richard will take over the day to day running of the business, Michael Roberts will continue to play an active role as Chairman.
We are proud to announce that Trident has been appointed one of the first 100 MG Dealers.
Out of 600 UK dealers, Trident was one of only a handful of dealerships to match or exceed 100% of Rover's criteria.
It's not widely know that Trident appeared in The Sweeney, a hugely popular TV show of the 1970's.
The Episode was Visiting Fireman, Season 3, Episode 3, at around 25 minutes in, and it was aired at 9.00pm on ITV on Monday, 20 September 1976.
Whilst this was the only appearance of Trident, Ottershaw also featured in Nightmare and possibly others.