Castle Honda, located at 6900 Dempster Street, will be the first to admit that Honda has remained rather quiet on the subject of infotainment over the past year or so. But while others have been rapidly updating their connectivity options and sliding new features down the pipeline every few seconds, our favorite automaker has been silently working on a new system.
How does Castle Honda know? Because the cat's finally been let out of the bag. A new HondaLink system will preview in the coming months and then make its official debut in the Honda Fit EV when it arrives. What's more, the advanced system will also be available in the 2013 Honda Accord this Fall.
Now, for what those in the Chicago area and beyond really want to know. What sets HondaLink apart from the rest? As one Autoevolution author puts it, "the automaker is aware of the fact that it needs revolution, not evolution."1 What that means is that the Honda infotainment technology won't merely build upon what's already out there; it will introduce something entirely new.
That "newness" comes largely in the form of a partnership with Aha Radio. HondaLink will be connected with the web content service to allow drivers and passengers to access premium music and information within the confines of their car. Unlike most other infotainment options out there, HondaLink will not use satellite data at all.
Beyond these fine details, Castle Honda can't say a whole lot about the forthcoming system other than you're going to want to keep an eye out for it. As always, our new Honda vehicle experts are dedicated to serving up the latest information as soon as its uncovered so be sure to stay tuned.