A little while ago, Honda first declared that more than half its 2013 lineup would be equipped with backup cameras as a standard feature. And while this is a move that managed to capture quite a bit of press, we here at Bel Air Honda weren't at all surprised to see some skepticism amongst the automotive community.
After all, saying that this initiative is ambitious would be an understatement. For the 2012 model year, only two models featured standard backup cameras: the 2012 Honda CR-V and 2012 Honda FCX Clarity hydrogen-powered vehicle.
The deck certainly seems stacked against Honda, but we're here today to tell you that the Big H is indeed still on track to making their promise a reality next year. Specifically, the following new Honda models either currently feature or will feature standard backup cameras when they arrive at Bel Air Honda.- 2013 Honda Accord
- 2013 Honda Crosstour
- 2013 Honda CR-Z
- 2013 Honda Fit EV - 2013 Honda Odyssey
- 2013 Honda Pilot
- 2013 Honda Ridgeline
Why would Honda make backup cameras standard fare when the competition still treats them as a premium add on?
Honda is merely getting ready for a law that's ready to pass, which will require all passenger vehicles sold must feature a backup camera as a standard feature by 2014. Simply put, they want to make sure that every vehicle fitted with a standard backup camera is fitted properly, rather than waiting until the last minute like the competition likely will.
Of course, this is perfectly in line with how Honda has been doing business for years; staying one step ahead and making sure that step is taken correctly. And the results more than speak for themselves, which you can see by arranging a test drive at Bel Air Honda , located at 1800 Belair Rd in Fallston, MD, today.[INFO] http://blogs.cars.com/kickingtires/2012/07/honda-makes-backup-cameras-standard-on-most-models.html