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Honda Civic Type R Wins What Car? Reader Award!

Thursday, 12 January 2017 at 8.32AM

We're delighted to report that Honda's next-generation Civic Type R has won the coveted What Car? reader award and has been named as the most eagerly anticipated car launch of 2017.

Demonstrating its huge popularity, the Type R took almost half of the votes and clinched the top spot in the poll compiled by What Car? experts and voted for by the readers.

Held in association with Warranty Direct and widely acknowledged as the 'Oscars' of the car industry, the annual What Car? Car of the Year Awards are given only to the cars that set the highest standards in their class each year.

Managing director of Honda UK, Dave Hodgetts, commented:

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Honda HR-V Wins Car of the Year

Thursday, 8 January 2015 at 12.00AM

The HR-V has scooped the 2015 What Car? Car of the Year Reader Award! What a way to kick off the year! Thanks to everyone who voted.

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Honda - Most Trusted Manufacturer

Wednesday, 25 September 2013 at 12.00AM

The readers of whatcar.com have cast their votes in the annual Reader Award placing Honda as the Most Trusted Car Manufacturer in the 2013 What Car? Used Car Awards.

Honda climbed the table to become the most trustworthy manufacturer to buy a used car from, thanks to great service, enjoyable customer experience, quality of the cars, the contents of approved Honda packages and overall value for money.

Owners were impressed not just with the quality of Honda vehicles but also the servicing of cars and great customer service. Honda dealers were also praised as their workshop teams proved thorough, helpful and courteous.

Chas Hallett, Editor in Chief of What Car?, commented:

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The Paul Harris Fellowship Award

Tuesday, 12 March 2013 at 12.00AM

We are very proud that last night our Managing Director Richard Roberts was presented with the Paul Harris Fellowship Award, an award rarely given to someone outside of the Rotary organisation.

It was awarded for the many years of charity work and support given by Richard in his role both as Managing Director of Trident Garages and outside in his personal life. At the ceremony, attended by a number of Woking's charity organisations, Richard said:

I was delighted and humbled that The Rotary Club of Woking have honoured me with the award, when surrounded by so many people who give their time freely to so many great charities. Our ethos at Trident has always been to give back whenever we can to the communities we operate in, we have also made a conscious effort to continue through the tough times, as charities have been hard hit by organisations cutting their charity support. And it was particularly poignant to accept the award in Trident's 50th Anniversary year.

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Honda tops reliability survey

Thursday, 26 July 2012 at 12.00AM

Honda is celebrating after being named the most reliable used car brand in the annual What Car? and Warranty Direct reliability survey for an unprecedented seventh year in a row. According to the report, Honda cars are the least likely to leave passengers stranded at the roadside, with just a one in 10 chance of models suffering a breakdown in any given 12-month period - an enviable record.

Chas Hallet, What Car? Editor in Chief commented:

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Honda CR-V is Honestly the Most Popular 4x4

Saturday, 19 May 2012 at 12.00AM

The British built Honda CR-V has fought off fierce competition to be crowned Most Popular 4x4 by expert motoring website http://honestjohn.co.uk. The CR-V came out on top as Google Analytics data, which analysed the number of page views for each car over the last 12 months, recognised it as the most searched for 4x4 on the site. The reliability and robustness of this British built model are just some of the qualities why users are regularly searching for this car.

This is the second recognition Honda has received recently from http://honestjohn.co.uk after being rated as a top three performer in their analysis of MoT pass rates earlier this month.

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Trident Presented with Customer Satisfaction Award

Wednesday, 8 December 2010 at 12.00AM

Honda (UK) is very proud of their reputation for excellent customer service, which they have built up over many years. Honda's dedication to customer service has seen them achieve 2nd position in the 2010 JD Power Vehicle Ownership Satisfaction Survey, and they continue to strive to improve.

Since 2005 Honda has invested in a team of dedicated staff to call a sample of customers who visit Honda dealerships either to buy cars or have their current cars serviced and ask them about the level of service received.

This is much more than a measurement programme; Honda and their dealers listen to individual customer comments and then act on them to ensure that Honda delivers a really great experience.

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The CR-Z is a Triple Winner!

Monday, 15 November 2010 at 12.00AM

Honda's CR-Z - the world's first sporty hybrid - has impressed judges at Stuff magazine, Japan Car of the Year and the RAC Future Car Challenge to collect three top accolades in just seven days.

On Tuesday, the hybrid coupe beat tough international opposition to become Japan Car of the Year 2010-2011. This is the 11th time a Honda car has collected the prestigious honour - making it the most successful manufacturer in JCOTY history.

Takanobu Ito, President and CEO of Honda Motor, said:

We are very proud that the CR-Z has been selected from the strong contenders of new models as the Car of the Year Japan 2010-2011. This award shows that the public has accepted Honda's aspiration to supply exceptional environmental performance in a fun-to-drive hybrid car at an affordable price, as well as Honda's desire to spread the joy of owning and driving a car.

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Honda has announced that it has been presented with one of the first Euro NCAP Advanced rewards at Paris Motor Show. Honda's CMBS technology has been recognised as amongst the best safety innovations, offering research proven benefits, by Euro NCAP.

Euro NCAP Advanced is a Euro NCAP initiative in response to the rapid development of new safety technologies available when buying cars for which there is no independent assessment. Euro NCAP Advanced is open to any technical system that has a demonstrable safety benefit, whether it is primary, secondary or tertiary, as long as it is available as an option on one of the Euro NCAP tested cars and not already addressed by the current star rating.

Honda has been recognised for Collision Mitigation Brake System (CMBS), a radar-based autonomous emergency braking system. CMBS is a system designed to help prevent collisions with vehicles which are stationary or travelling in the same direction. The system is aimed at alerting the driver to an imminent collision both at low speeds, typical of urban driving, and at higher speeds typical of rural roads and motorways. By studying accident statistics in Germany and extending the figures to the broader European community, Honda estimates that, if all cars were fitted with CMBS, between 200,000 and 250,000 accidents could be either prevented or mitigated every year.

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Honda Civic voted most reliable fleet car

Friday, 6 November 2009 at 12.00AM

The biggest vehicle reliability survey in the country has named the Honda Civic as the most reliable car. The survey, which quizzed the country's largest fleet operators who between them run more than a million vehicles, saw the Civic take top position from its nearest rival the BMW 3 Series.

Honda and BMW were the only two carmakers on the leaderboard, which revealed that Honda made three of the top five most reliable cars and BMW the remaining two.

The results were a major endorsement for Honda, which saw its Jazz and Accord take third and fourth place respectively. The BMW 5 Series came fifth.

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