Friday, December 15, 2017

Honda Sweeps 2017 Philippine Automotive Awards

December 4, 2017 – Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI), Honda’s automobile business unit in the Philippines, won multiple major awards from different automotive award giving bodies in recognition of Honda’s excellence in the industry this 2017. 

Honda’s series of awards began with The Honda Civic Type R for bagging the Best Driver’s Car conferred by C! Awards last September 25, 2017. This category recognizes the best performance, flexibility and ultimate driving experience a vehicle can offer for both track and daily driving.

The next award-giving body was the Auto Focus People’s and Media’s Choice Awards, spearheaded by Sunshine Television (STV) which was held last November 9, 2017. Honda won 11 awards in different categories.

The New City, Honda’s locally manufactured model in the Philippines, won the People’s Choice Award for Subcompact of the Year. This Smart Choice continues to be the brand’s best selling model. The Honda Civic, took home the People’s Choice Award for the Compact Sedan of the Year. This epitome of Honda’s sporty image showed that its features continue to win over the customers. The All-New BR-V,was awarded People’s Choice Award for the Subcompact SUV of the Year while the recently launched All-New CR-V won the People’s Choice Award for Compact SUV of the Year. The Honda Accord won the People’s Choice Award for the Midsize Sedan of the Year. The Honda Pilot earned the People’s Choice Awards for Large SUV of the Year. Excellence once again confirmed in the areas of design, engine performance and value for money. In the Luxury segment, The Honda Odyssey earned the People’s Choice Awards for Luxury Van of the Year. Such recognition further strengthens Honda’s presence in the luxury segment.

Automotive brands were also recognized by the motoring media professionals and practitioners the same evening and four (4) Media’s Choice Awards were conferred to Honda; 
The Honda Civic for Best Design and Best Engine Performance for Compact Sedan. The Honda Brio won the Best Engine Performance for Mini and the Honda Odyssey for Best Value for Money in the Luxury Van segment.

In the recently concluded 2017 Car of the Year and Truck of the Year Awards night led by the Car Awards Group Inc. (CAGI), Honda garnered a total of 5 awards last November 27, 2017. The All-New Honda CR-V SX Diesel 9AT received the 2017 Car of the Year award. Moreover,The All-New Honda CR-V SX Diesel 9AT and The Honda CR-V S Diesel 9AT won the Best Crossover award for the AWD and 2WD categories respectively. The accolades did not stop there,The All-New BR-V received The Best Compact Crossover 2WD while The Honda Civic Type R won as The Best Sport Compact.

Ending this year’s series of awarding events is Top Gear’s STIG Awards which was held last November 28, 2017.The Honda Civic Type R, proved its worth as it has won the Top Gear’s Car of the Year 2017. While The All-New CR-V won the Top Gear’s Favorite Reader’s Awards. Both awards have been won by Honda for two consecutive years. 

These awards solidify the continuous trust and support of the Filipino customers to the Honda brand as it reinforces Honda’s commitment to constantly deliver high-quality vehicles with top-notch features to satisfy the needs of the market. 

“We are thankful to all the organizers as well as to the Philippine motoring media for their belief and trust to Honda. With these awards, we will continue to offer exciting products and ultimate customer satisfaction.” said Noriyuki Takakura, HCPI President and General Manager.

Honda is immensely grateful for the trust and loyaltygiven by the Filipino Customers. It is this great honour that continue to inspire Honda to satisfy more Filipino Families.
For more information on Honda’s latest news, products and events, visit or any authorized Honda car dealerships nationwide.

2017 CAGI Car of The Year (SX Diesel 9AT)
2017 CAGI Best Crossover AWD (SX Diesel 9AT AWD)
2017 CAGI Best Crossover 2WD (S Diesel 9AT)
Top Gear’s Favorite Reader’s Award
Autofocus People’s Choice Award Compact SUV of the Year
Civic Type R
Top Gear’s Car of the Year 2017
C! Awards Best Driver's Car
2017 CAGI Best Sport Compact

Autofocus People’s Choice Award Subcompact of the Year
Autofocus People’s Choice Award Subcompact SUV of the Year
2017 CAGI Best Compact Crossover 2WD

Autofocus Media’s Choice Award Best Engine Performance : Mini
Autofocus People’s Choice Award Compact Sedan of the Year
Autofocus Media’s Choice Award Best Design : Compact Sedan
Autofocus Media’s Choice Awards Best Engine Performance : Compact Sedan
Autofocus People’s Choice Award Luxury Van of the Year
Autofocus Media’s Choice Awards Best Value for Money : Luxury Van

Autofocus People’s Choice Award Midsize Sedan of the Year

Autofocus People’s Choice Award Large SUV of the Year

(press release and photo courtesy of Honda Cars Philippines)

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