While competing automakers still treat backup cameras like a premium add on, Honda is working tirelessly to ensure more than 50 percent of its lineup features them as standard fare in the 2013 model year. This is a move we here at Mungenast St. Louis Honda fully support and are quite thrilled to see come to fruition. That said, today, we'd like to provide you with an update on the progress.
Thus far, Honda is still on track to provide standard backup cameras on nine of its twelve 2013 models. While the Honda CR-V and FCX Clarity fuel-cell vehicles were equipped with them last year, the 2013 versions of the Honda Accord, Crosstour, CR-Z, Fit EV, Odyssey, Pilot, and Ridgeline will all feature them as well.
But why is Honda making this move?
"Visibility is a key design attribute at Honda," explains Spokesperson, Chris Martin. "What really made the push possible was the infotainment screens found on most of these models."1
Another reason why Honda is making this move is that there's currently legislation that's set to be passed, which would require all vehicles made in 2014 to be equipped with standard backup cameras. In other words, Honda is simply staying one step ahead by fitting all vehicles with standard backup cameras before it's officially required.
If you'd like to learn more about any of the new Honda models that are, or are going to be, equipped with standard backup cameras, then be sure to contact Mungenast St. Louis Honda today. You'll find us conveniently located at 5939 S Lindbergh Blvd St. LouisLouis, MO 63123, and ready to share specs, answer questions, and arrange test drives.