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« : Martie 06, 2014, 12:22:35 p.m. »
Commonwealth Motors wins prestigious Honda award

http://www.lowellsun.com/latestnews/ci_25279391/commonwealth-motors-wins-prestigious-honda-award?source=rss

LAWRENCE -- Commonwealth Motors was one of just three Massachusetts dealerships named to American Honda Motor Co.'s Honda President's Award for 2014.

Commonwealth Motors is a three-year winner of this distinction, which recognizes top-ranking Honda dealerships.

Achieving the award requires a yearlong commitment to attaining excellence in customer satisfaction, sales, training and facility image. More than 1,000 Honda dealerships participated in the 2013 program, with 173 earning dealership honors.

"At Honda, we have a passion for excellence that serves as the driving force behind everything we do for our valued customers," said John Mendel, executive vice president of automobile sales for Honda, in a statement. "The President's Award was introduced in 1995 as a way to challenge our dealerships to achieve the exacting standards Honda established for the brand."

Commonwealth Motors, known for its "Shop Us Last" slogan, carries a full line of Honda vehicles, including the Accord, Civic, CR-V, Cross Tour, Fit, Odyssey and Pilot. It also offers Chevrolet, Kia, Nissan and Volkswagen models, as well as pre-owned vehicles.



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« Răspuns #1 : Aprilie 02, 2014, 08:41:05 p.m. »
Honda Mean Mower is officially the fastest lawnmower in the world

http://www.gizmag.com/honda-mean-mower-guinness-world-fastest-lawnmower/31463/

Cutting the lawn can be a tedious chore, so no-one wants to be doing it for longer than they must. The bods at Honda obviously feel the same way. The Honda Mean Mower has broken a Guinness World Record to become the world's fastest lawnmower.

The mower was put through its paces at the IDIADA Proving Ground, in Tarragona, Spain. It was driven by was Piers Ward of the BBC's Top Gear Magazine. Ward was required to perform two runs within an hour along a 100 m (328 ft) speed trap in both directions, with an average speed taken across both runs.

Ward set an average speed of 187.60 kph (116.57 mph), shy of the mower's cited top speed of 209 kph (130 mph) that was reported by Gizmag last year. His speed broke the previous record of 140 kph (87 mph), which Ward had also set using the Mean Mower. In addition to achieving a fastest average speed, a mower vying for the title has to be able to cut grass and, crucially, must also look like a lawnmower. Both of these criteria were also deemed to have been met.

The Mean Mower is based on a Honda HF2620 Lawn Tractor and was designed and built in the UK by Honda's British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) partner, Team Dynamics. A new 4130 chromoly (high carbon steel) chassis was added to provide a strong, but light, platform and the machine was powered by a 1,000-cc engine from a Honda VTR Firestorm. Bespoke suspension and wheels from an ATV were used in order to provide grip and keep the mower stable.

In order to keep weight to a minimum, the cutter deck was custom-made from fiberglass and the grass bag was used to contain the fuel tank, a high capacity oil cooler and a secondary water cooling radiator. It featured a custom-made Cobra sports seat, a Scorpion exhaust system and a steering rack taken from a Morris Minor, as well as a custom-made paddle shift six-speed gear system that was apparently included on the advice of British Touring Car champions Matt Neal and Gordon Shedden.

"The original brief for Mean Mower was to create the world’s fastest lawnmower – and now it officially is, by some distance!" says Kate Saxton, Honda Motor Europe's manager for European PR communications. "We are all delighted to hold a Guinness World Records title and we’d like to thank everyone who was involved in what has been a challenging yet incredibly exciting project."

The video below shows the Mean Mower in action.

Source: Honda

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DFo7ztlMlmg


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« Răspuns #2 : Aprilie 08, 2014, 11:39:33 p.m. »
http://acuraconnected.com/2014/04/07/acura-ilx-wins-2014-intellichoice-best-overall-value-of-the-year-award/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+AcuraConnected+%28Acura+Connected%29

Acura ILX Wins 2014 IntelliChoice Best Overall Value of the Year Award

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ILX takes top spot in Premium Compact Passenger Car category

04/07/2014 – TORRANCE, Calif.

The Acura ILX luxury sports sedan has earned the 2014 IntelliChoice Best Overall Value of the Year Award in the Premium Compact Passenger Car category. The IntelliChoice award is based on analysis of every new model sold in the United States and identifies those that have low total ownership costs and lower than expected costs over time when compared to similar models.

“With great performance, premium features and a luxurious interior, ILX is the very definition of value on a luxury scale,” said Michael Accavitti, senior vice president and general manager of the Acura Division. “This Overall Best Value award demonstrates customers can step into luxury through this great gateway to the Acura lineup of luxury vehicles.”

With its high quality and well-appointed interior, ILX is smart, spacious and sporty. It offers numerous features important to luxury buyers, including a Keyless Access System with smart entry and push-button start, Pandora® interface and SMS text message function for easy connectivity, Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink®, and a power moonroof.

Additional standard equipment on the 2014 Acura ILX includes 17-inch alloy wheels, leather seating surfaces, an eight-way power driver’s seat, heated front seats and a Multi-Angle Rearview Camera. The ride experience is further enhanced by an audio-system subwoofer and an Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) system.

Also available on ILX is the AcuraLink™ Satellite Communication System, Acura Navigation System with Voice Recognition™, AcuraLink Real Time Weather™ with radar image maps and HomeLink.

Throughout the year, IntelliChoice aggregates and analyzes data on nearly 2400 vehicle models to determine its Best Overall Values. Data gathered from auto manufacturers, the U.S. government and third-party resources are used to determine the actual costs of ownership for each new vehicle over a five-year period. IntelliChoice then assigns a value rating to each vehicle and compares that rating to peer models to determine a Best Overall Value in each vehicle class.  The Best Overall Value awards help consumers understand that the total cost to own a vehicle is influenced by a variety of factors beyond initial purchase price.

About Acura:
Acura offers a full line of technologically advanced performance luxury vehicles through a network of 275 dealers within the United States. The Acura lineup features six distinctive models including the RLX luxury flagship sedan, the TL performance luxury sedan, the TSX Sport Wagon and sedan, the ILX compact luxury sedan, the RDX luxury crossover SUV, and the all-new MDX luxury sport utility vehicle.

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« Răspuns #3 : Aprilie 10, 2014, 10:40:52 a.m. »
Acura of Libertyville Earns Dealership of Distinction Award

http://libertyville.patch.com/groups/business-updates/p/acura-announces-acura-of-libertyville-as-a-dealership-of-distinction

LIBERTYVILLE, ILLINOIS – April 9, 2014—Acura is proud to annouce that Acura of Libertyville has earned Dealership of Distinction honors for its exceptional performance in 2013. 

The annual award is presented to Acura dealerships that achieve excellence in all areas of operation that affect the client experience.  The award is considered Acura’s highest dealership honor and denotes excellence in the brand’s dealer network. This is the twelfth year that Acura of Libertyville has earned this prestigious award.

Acura introduced the Dealership of Distinction award in 1987 to recognize Acura dealerships that consistently delivered an exceptional performance and exemplified the brand’s core values.  Over the years, the criteria for earning the award have changed to align with Acura’s direction.  In 2013, Acura made significant changes to the program criteria and introduced a new Dealership of Distinction trophy that depicts its never-eneding pursuit of excellence.  Acura of Libertyville is amoung 93 Acura dealerships nationwide to earn recognition in 2013.

“The ability to set your dealership apart as the best of the best is no easy task for an Acura dealership,” says Jeff Conrad, vice president and general manager at Acura.  “Our expectations are high to ensure we provide the ultimate client experience in the luxury automobile market.  Earning Dealership of Distinction honors requires a yearlong commitment by every member of the dealership team.  It’s important we recognize the efforts of those dealership employees, who are ultimately the face of Acura.

 

“I encourage you to visit Acura of Libertyville to experience the superior service offered by its award-winning employees.  They can introduce you to the features and benefits of each of our Acura models, and they will stand by you through mainenance and service for years to come.  This team has proven itself worthy of the title Dealership of Distinction.  Stop in to see why.”

 

Glenn Bockwinkel, president, Acura of Libertyville said “Our philosophy has always been to treat each client as we would wish to be treated going through the auto sales or service process.  I think you’ll find the passion and enthusiasm of each of our employees are unparalleled.”

 

Acura of Libertyville is located at 1620 S. Milwaukee Avenue in Libertyville, Illinois and carries the full line of technologically advanced Acura performance vehicles, including the TL and RLX luxury sedans, the TSX sports sedan or wagon, the ILX perfromance sedan with hybrid option, the ZDX sports coupe, the RDX crossover with all-wheel drive, and the MDX luxury sport-utility vehicle.

 
Additional information about Acura of Libertyville and the Acura products can be found at www.AcuraLib.com.


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« Răspuns #4 : Decembrie 06, 2014, 09:50:49 p.m. »
Honda Jazz triumphs in Women’s World Car of the Year Awards 2014



    Popular super-mini wins Budget Car Category in Women’s World Car of the Year Awards 2014

    International voting panel made up of female motoring writers from 15 countries

    Further plaudits for Jazz ahead of all-new model set for release in 2015

Honda’s ever-popular Jazz super-mini has triumphed at the recent Women’s World Car of the Year Awards, pipping the Kia Soul to the post to win the Budget Car Category.

 

Judged by a panel of prolific female journalists from 15 countries, including nine based in Europe, the awards considered ten different criteria including design and function, style and appeal, comfort, storage, and drive quality. Additionally, specific to these awards, other elements considered by the judging panel included the ‘wow’ factor, sex appeal and value for money; factors which all of the judges felt to be important to female car buyers. Now in their fifth year, the awards, organised by New Zealand’s Women’s World magazine, recognise the best cars in six categories including best family car, sports car, luxury car, SUV, green car and budget car.

 

Sandy Myhre, CEO and founder of the Women’s World Car of the Year comments: “Honda can be very proud of this achievement. It is very difficult for any car to be on our shortlist, women motoring writers are very discerning and to win a category is a significant accolade.”

Currently available with a choice of two economical 1.2 and 1.4 i-VTEC petrol engines or Honda’s super-efficient hybrid IMA technology, the award comes ahead of the arrival of an all-new model Jazz due to go on sale in Summer 2015. As part of Honda’s ‘small series’ range, the third generation European Jazz will be built on the company’s global compact platform, retaining the centre fuel tank layout found in the current model, as well as the Civic and recently-announced HR-V. Combined with the Honda’s highly versatile Magic Seats®, this space-saving layout delivers genuine customer benefits in terms of versatility, interior practicality and storage solutions. Additionally the new European model will offer improved fuel economy and higher performance thanks to its new next-generation Earth Dreams Technology engine.

 

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« Răspuns #5 : Ianuarie 24, 2015, 09:47:14 a.m. »
http://acuraconnected.com/2015/01/22/2015-acura-tlx-wins-kiplingers-best-value-award-as-a-new-model/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+AcuraConnected+%28Acura+Connected%29

2015 Acura TLX Wins Kiplinger’s Best Value Award as a New Model



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2015 Acura TLX Earns Best Value Award in Luxury Category from Kiplinger’s Personal Finance

Jan 22, 2015 – TORRANCE, Calif.

The all-new 2015 Acura TLX has been recognized by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance with a ‘Best Value Award’ from the business and financial organization for 2015. The TLX has been named ‘Best New/Redesigned Car’ in the $40,000-$50,000 category.

Kiplinger’s Best Value Awards are the result of a comprehensive review of hundreds of vehicles that reveal the best values among the newest models. The award winners are selected based on a number of qualifications including price, performance, value, safety, roominess and driving impressions. Photos and information on the 2015 TLX and the other winning cars can be viewed at http://www.kiplinger.com/links/cars.

“The all-new TLX delivers thrilling performance with impeccable style, an extensive list of luxury features, and of course, value on a luxury scale,” said Michael Accavitti, vice president and general manager, Acura Division. “As Acura’s sedan line-up continues to strengthen, the marketplace is taking notice, and we are honored to receive this recognition from Kiplinger’s.”

In addition to being named a ‘Best Value’ by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, the all-new 2015 Acura TLX recently earned the TOP SAFETY PICK+ designation from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The 2015 Acura TLX is the first Acura model to be equipped with AcuraWatch™, a comprehensive suite of safety and driver-assistive technologies with leading-edge road-sensing and collision-mitigation capabilities, including pedestrian sensing.

Since the arrival of the TLX to dealerships in August 2014, the TLX has quickly become one of Acura’s best-selling models. Designed to deliver a unique and compelling blend of sports-sedan dynamic proportion, premium luxury refinement and super-handling performance, the TLX is appealing to a broad cross-section of luxury customers with three all-new powertrains and advanced chassis technologies that respond intelligently to the will of the driver. The TLX lineup features three distinct model offerings that deliver new levels of quietness and ride comfort for a luxurious driving experience.

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« Răspuns #6 : Iunie 21, 2015, 06:54:58 a.m. »
http://acuraconnected.com/2015/06/18/acura-tops-luxury-brands-in-edmunds-com-2015-best-retained-value-awards/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+AcuraConnected+%28Acura+Connected%29

Acura Tops Luxury Brands in Edmunds.com 2015 Best Retained Value Awards



For the fourth year in a row, Edmunds.com has placed Acura as the top Luxury brand in its Best Retained Value® Awards.

    “The awards recognize the brands and models that have the highest projected private party residual value five years after their launch, expressed as a percentage of their average True Market Value®.”

Acura won the luxury division in 2015 with a projected five-year residual value of 46.9 percent. The Acura ILX and Acura RDX both received segment awards, winning the Entry Luxury Car and Entry Luxury SUV segments respectively. The Acura MDX was an Honorable Mention in the Midrange Luxury SUV segment.

Read more at edmunds.com – 2015 Best Retained Value® Awards

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« Răspuns #7 : Noiembrie 22, 2015, 06:32:20 a.m. »
http://acuraconnected.com/2015/11/18/acura-nsx-wins-a-best-of-whats-new-award-by-popular-science-magazine/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+AcuraConnected+%28Acura+Connected%29



Acura NSX Wins a “Best of What’s New” Award By Popular Science Magazine



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Next-Generation Acura NSX Named a ‘Best of What’s New’ Winner By Popular Science Magazine

Nov 18, 2015 – TORRANCE, Calif.

The next-generation Acura NSX supercar, launching in the spring, has received a 2015 “Best of What’s New” award from Popular Science magazine for its advanced, new approach to electrified supercar technology.

“The Acura NSX challenges conventional notions of supercar performance, and it’s great to see our advanced Acura performance technologies receive this kind of recognition,” said Jon Ikeda, vice president and general manager of Acura. “With its three-motor Sport Hybrid powertrain, the NSX is propelling Acura performance in an amazing new direction and we can’t wait to share the results with our customers.”

Foremost among its many innovations is the NSX’s Sport Hybrid Super Handling All-Wheel-Drive powertrain, the first of its kind in the supercar realm. Its three electric motors enhance all aspects of dynamic performance — acceleration, cornering and braking – in numerous ways, including “direct yaw control,” the continuous, dynamic distribution of electric motor torque.

Marrying this advanced and electrified new expression of Acura performance with timeless elements of NSX design, including innovative body construction and superior cabin ergonomics, the next-generation NSX delivers a New Sports eXperience that faithfully translates the inputs of the driver with incredible fidelity and zero delay.

“The Best of What’s New awards honor the innovations that surprise and amaze us—those that challenge our view of what’s possible in the future,” said Cliff Ransom, Editor-in-Chief of Popular Science. “The award is Popular Science’s top prize, and the 100 winners—chosen from among thousands of nominees—are each a revolution in their respective fields.”

For the past 28 years, the editors of Popular Science review thousands of products in search of the top tech innovations of the year. “Best of What’s New” awards are presented to breakthrough products and technologies that represent a significant leap in one of 12 categories: Automotive, Aviation, Computing, Engineering, Gadgets, Green, Entertainment, Security, Software, Home, Health and Recreation. The Acura NSX and all “Best of What’s New” winners are featured in the December issue of Popular Science, available now.

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« Răspuns #9 : Ianuarie 16, 2016, 06:12:03 a.m. »
http://hondanews.eu/eu/en/cars/media/pressreleases/70675/the-new-honda-jazz-awarded-best-in-class-supermini-2015-by-euro-ncap?utm_campaign=NewsAlert_829&utm_medium=Email&utm_source=hondanews.eu


The New Honda Jazz Awarded Best in Class Supermini 2015 by Euro NCAP

    All-new Honda Jazz awarded with Euro NCAP’s Best in Class Supermini 2015
    Honda Jazz achieved a 5-star safety rating from Euro NCAP in November 2015
    All grades of new Honda Jazz equipped with Honda’s City-Brake Active system as standard

 

The all-new Honda Jazz has been awarded with independent safety organisation Euro NCAP’s prestigious Best in Class 2015 award in the supermini category. Earlier in 2015 the Honda Jazz achieved a maximum 5-star safety rating. Jazz took the title from a field of nine superminis in total.

Each year, Euro NCAP publishes a list of cars that have performed the best in their respective categories. To achieve a ‘Best in Class’ award from Euro NCAP, cars from each category are assessed against a weighted sum of the scores in each of the four key areas of assesment: Adult Occupant, Child Occupant, Pedestrian and Safety assist. This sum is used as the basis for comparison of the vehicles.

 

Secretary General, Dr. Michiel van Ratingen of Euro NCAP commented, “Euro NCAP congratulates Honda for the Jazz, which received the Best in Class of 2015 in the supermini category. The award recognizes the Jazz’s five star performance and Honda’s safety equipment strategy which make it the top performer in this segment.”

 

All grades of Jazz are fitted with Honda’s City-Brake Active System (CTBA) as standard. The mid and upper grades of the Jazz range features Honda’s ‘Advanced Driver Assist System’ (ADAS), a comprehensive suite of active-safety technologies including: Forward Collision Warning, Traffic Sign Recognition System, Intelligent Speed Limiter, Lane Departure Warning and High-beam Support System

 

Additionally the Jazz features Honda’s Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure, designed to redirect collision energy away from the passenger compartment, while minimising the damage caused to other impacted vehicles.

 

“We are thrilled to have the Jazz named as the Best in Class supermini 2015 by Euro NCAP,” said Honda Motor Europe senior vice president, Philip Ross. “Honda is committed to providing customers with high quality products that meet the most stringent safety standards in Europe. This commitment to safety is highlighted by each Honda model available in Europe – Civic, CR-V, Jazz and the HR-V – achieving the full 5-star rating from Euro NCAP. 2015 was a big year for Honda and we have seen the Jazz and our other new products being embraced and appreciated by the customers, as well as organisations such as Euro NCAP.”

 

Editors Notes

About Euro NCAP

Euro NCAP provides motoring consumers with a realistic and independent assessment of the safety performance of some of the most popular cars sold in Europe

Established in 1997 and now backed by seven European Governments, the European Commission and motoring and consumer organizations in every EU country, Euro NCAP has rapidly become a catalyst for encouraging safety improvements to new car design.

Euro NCAP’s star rating scheme focuses on the vehicle4s’ overall safety performance which gives consumers an easy to understand single score. The current rating scheme, introduced in January 2015, uses a weighted score, combining many aspects of a car’s safety performance: adult (40%), child (20%) and pedestrian (20%) protection assessment results with the availability of safety assistance devices (20%).

For more information please visit: www.euroncap.com

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« Răspuns #10 : Februarie 12, 2017, 06:45:10 a.m. »
Acura Named Top Luxury Brand in KBB 5-year Cost to Own Awards

http://acuraconnected.com/2017/02/08/acura-named-top-luxury-brand-in-kbb-5-year-cost-to-own-awards/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+AcuraConnected+%28Acura+Connected%29



Official release from Acura Media Newsroom:

Premium With a Purpose: Acura the 2017 Top-rated Luxury Brand for 5-Year Cost of Ownership Says Kelley Blue Book

Feb 8, 2017

TORRANCE, Calif. – For the second year in a row, Acura has earned the 5-Year Cost to Own Luxury Brand award presented by Kelley Blue Book (https://www.kbb.com/new-cars/5-year-cost-to-own-awards/). The honor highlights vehicles with the lowest projected ownership costs, based on Kelley Blue Book’s 5-Year Cost to Own data for new cars in the initial five-year ownership period.

The Acura lineup placed first or second in more than half of the seven total 5-Year Cost to Own factors, which include the upfront cost of the vehicle, depreciation, finance and insurance fees, expected fuel costs, maintenance and repair costs, and state fees.

“This award demonstrates, once again, that the exceptional quality and reliability of Acura products lead the luxury segment,” said Jon Ikeda, vice president and general manager of Acura.

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HONDA NSX ENGINE IS THE BEST NEWCOMER AT INTERNATIONAL ENGINE OF THE YEAR AWARDS 2017

http://hondanews.eu/eu/en/cars/media/pressreleases/110372/honda-nsx-engine-is-the-best-newcomer-at-international-engine-of-the-year-awards-20172?utm_campaign=NewsAlert_1701&utm_medium=Email&utm_source=hondanews.eu


    Advanced three-Motor Sport Hybrid powertrain is named ‘Best New Engine’ by expert judging panel
    NSX’s 3.5-litre V6 powertrain engineered to be the most advanced high performance power unit
    Award-winning engine central to ‘instant response’ philosophy that defines the New Sports eXperience

 

Honda’s 3.5-litre gasoline-electric V6 hybrid powertrain has won the ‘Best New Engine’ title at the 2017 International Engine of the Year Awards. The awards, presented by Engine Technology International magazine, are now in their 19th year and are judged by a panel of experts from around the world.

Engines were judged on characteristics including performance, noise, driveability, fuel economy and smoothness. Honda’s NSX powertrain was named as the winner of the the ‘Best New Engine’ accolade.

The overarching aim of the Honda NSX powertrain development programme was to create the most advanced high performance power unit in the world. Honda set out to produce an engine with the best possible performance, but which was also easy to enjoy and control.

One of the most significant challenges in the development programme was the integration of electric drive elements to create a truly high-performance hybrid vehicle. The result is an engine with instantaneous torque response, where the electric motors are used to enhance every element of the car’s dynamic capabilities.

Hayashi-san, Honda R&D Europe President, said: “It is a great honour to receive this award. The NSX was developed as the pinnacle product of the Honda Motor Company, demonstrating Honda’s passion and commitment to providing a New Sports eXperience. We are delighted that the NSX has been evaluated so highly, and that it has won the award for the ‘Best New Engine’ of 2017.”

The International Engine of the Year Awards consist of eight class categories. To qualify for inclusion, an engine must have appeared in a passenger car that was on sale in more than one country as of June 2017.


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« Răspuns #12 : Octombrie 14, 2017, 09:40:52 a.m. »
https://hondanews.eu/eu/en/cars/media/pressreleases/115278/honda-civic-type-r-wins-sport-auto-2017-award?utm_campaign=NewsAlert_1902&utm_medium=Email&utm_source=hondanews.eu


Honda Civic Type R wins sport auto 2017 award

Readers of German performance magazine “sport auto” voted Honda’s Civic Type R as ‘Best Import Compact Sports Car’ in the title’s 2017 awards. Over 13,000 voters placed the Civic Type R as best in class during the voting process.

Fresh from the successful front-wheel drive lap record at the legendary Nürburgring Nordschleife in April, Honda’s ‘race car for the road’ fended off competition from the Seat Leon SC Cupra 300, Renault Megane GT TCe 205 and Kia Pro cee’d GT, amongst others.

It is the second time Honda has tasted success in the “sport auto” awards with the previous generation, 2015 Civic Type R also claiming ‘Best Import Compact Sports Car’.

The new Civic Type R accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.7 seconds and features an optimised 2.0 VTEC TURBO engine, bringing 320PS to the road. Top speed is an increased 272 km/h with multi-link rear suspension and optimised aerodynamics package providing superior high-speed stability.

Honda SENSING is standard across the Civic range and is one of the most comprehensive safety packages in its class, featuring Collision Mitigation Braking System, Lane Keeping Assist and intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control.

 

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Civic Type R wins BBC TopGear Magazine Car of the Year


    Honda Civic Type R claims hat trick of honours
    Civic Type R also wins hot hatch and international editors’ car of the year
    A global win for the car with international editors voting

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.

The awards issue of BBC TopGear Magazine is their annual celebration of the very best cars of the year. As the world’s largest monthly car magazine, this year their awards went global with the editors of all 22 of their international editions voting for their favourite cars of the year.

Built in Swindon, the Civic Type R shares the same fundamentals as the new Civic hatchback and has been engineered from the ground up to deliver the most rewarding drive in the hot-hatch segment – both on road and on the race track.

“The Civic Type R isn’t just the best Hot Hatch of the Year, it’s the best Car of the Year," said BBC TopGear magazine. “It’s addictive, rhythmic and devastatingly rapid; a true hero for the masses delivering accessibility and madness in one package. The thrill comes from the sheer single-mindedness of it.”

“To score a hat trick of awards at the BBC TopGear’s Car of the Year awards is a great honour,” says Philip Ross, Senior Vice President, Honda Motor Europe. “The new Civic Type R is a complete package, providing customers with performance, rewarding driving experience and best-in-class practicality. The greatest thanks for this achievement goes to the engineers, designers and the associates at the factory building the cars. Without them and the one Honda mentality, this would not have been possible”

The Civic Type R has a top speed of 169mph and can do the 0-62mph sprint in just 5.7 seconds. The power comes from the 2.0-litre VTEC TURBO engine that has been optimised and refined to produce 320 PS with peak torque of 400 Nm.

 

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