Honda Celebrates National Dog Week with Some Furry Friends Helping Showcase Honda's Award-Winning Light-Truck Lineup

TORRANCE, Calif., Sept. 26, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Honda's light truck lineup has something for every breed for National Dog Week, be it the Great Dane-sized interior in the Chihuahua-sized HR-V, the kibble-ready HondaVac in the Odyssey minivan, the "ruff" and rugged Passport, or the Ridgeline pickup with its in-bed trunk/dog wash station. To help showcase these unique features, Honda enlisted the help of some furry friends in a new video to demonstrate how its award-winning lineup of SUVs, minivan and pickups help humans and their canine companions make the most of a day at the park.

Honda's dog-loving light-truck lineup has booked nine years of continuous growth, spurred on by recent refreshes of the 2019 Pilot and HR-V, and the all-new 2019 Honda Passport 5-passenger sport-ute. All Honda light trucks are available with the Honda Sensing(®) suite of safety and driver-assistive technologies, along with Apple CarPlay(®) and Android Auto(TM) integration, available all-wheel drive (except Odyssey), and a host of innovative family- and pet-friendly features.

    --  HR-V: Freshly restyled last year, the 2019 HR-V features a
        class-exclusive second-row Magic Seat(®), which allows amazing cargo
        and interior flexibility in the HR-V's small size.
    --  CR-V: Named SUV of the Year by Motor Trend when the 5th-generation model
        debuted in 2017, the CR-V is America's most popular crossover vehicle
        over the past 22 years(1), with U.S. sales approaching 5 million
        vehicles, thanks to a winning combination of style, functionality, and
    --  Passport: The new Passport 2-row midsize SUV offers both off-road
        capability and excellent on-road refinement, giving shoppers in the
        class an unmistakably Honda choice.
    --  Pilot: Family friendly, with available all-wheel drive and room for
        eight, the 3-row Honda Pilot received a substantial refresh last year
        and is the #2 retail best-selling vehicle in its class(2). New for the
        2020 model year is a range-topping Black Edition, which includes
        exclusive perforated leather seats, special badging and exterior trim,
        and black-treatment 20-inch wheels.
    --  Ridgeline: The innovative Honda Ridgeline takes midsize truck utility to
        the next level with unique features such as the In-Bed Trunk(®) and
        Dual-Action Tailgate while offering up to 5,000 pounds of towing
        capacity and on-road refinement second to none in the midsize pickup
        class, a combination that won it top honors in the Mid-Size
        Pickup Truck Challenge.
    --  Odyssey: The retail best-selling minivan in America since 2010(3), the
        2020 Honda Odyssey celebrates its 25(th) anniversary with a special
        anniversary edition accessory package, available on all trims. The
        Odyssey is packed with family friendly features, winning it multiple
        awards, including multiple wins as Kelley Blue Book's Best Buy for

About Honda
Honda offers a full line of reliable, fuel-efficient and fun-to-drive vehicles with advanced safety technologies sold through over 1,000 independent U.S. Honda dealers. The Honda lineup includes the Fit, Civic, Insight, Accord and Clarity series passenger cars, along with the HR-V, CR-V, Passport and Pilot sport utility vehicles, the Ridgeline pickup and the Odyssey minivan.

Honda has been producing automobiles in America for more than 35 years and currently operates 19 major manufacturing facilities in North America. In 2018, more than 90 percent of all Honda brand vehicles sold in the U.S. were made in North America, using domestic and globally sourced parts.

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(1) Based on Motor Intelligence total sales data of all crossover-based SUVs 1997-2019CYTD August.
(2) Based on Urban Science® DataHub(TM) retail sales data in the Upper Mid-size CUV segment 2019CYTD August.
(3) Based on Urban Science® DataHub(TM) retail sales data in the Mid-size MPV segment 2010-2019CYTD August.

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