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Honda triumphs with hat-trick in the annual MPG Marathon

Thursday, 1 November 2018 at 9.12am

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Honda triumphs with hat-trick in the annual MPG Marathon:

  • Civic diesel hatchback takes outright win AND best percentage improvement
  • 16 year old Insight comes second overall, taking highest in the heritage category
  • Driver Paul Clifton claims second overall win at annual MPG Marathon

Team Honda has triumphed in the annual MPG Marathon taking home a hat-trick of titles. The Civic diesel hatchback claimed the overall winner's prize in this year's event as well as best percentage improvement on MPG, while the first generation 17 year old Honda Insight took second place overall and winner in the heritage category.

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Honda took Hat Trick at Honest John Awards

Thursday, 13 September 2018 at 8.49am

Honda took Hat Trick at Honest John Awards

Earlier this year, Honda took three of the top awards in this year's Honest John Awards, with the Jazz, Civic and HR-V winning the gongs for small hatchback, small family car and small crossover of the year respectively.

Speaking at the time, Dan Harrison, managing editor at honestjohn.co.uk, commented:

The Honda Jazz is a smash hit with the readers of HonestJohn.co.uk and a worthy winner of the Small Hatchback of the Year award. Easy to drive, comfortable and practical, the Jazz is everything a small car should be, and our readers agree when we say it's simply one of the best small hatchbacks you can buy.

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The Type R at home on the racetrack

The British-built Honda Civic Type R has taken home another trophy, this time at the 2018 Auto Express Awards, taking the title of Best Hot Hatch for the second year running.

Widely acknowledged as one of the most prestigious awards of the car industry, the annual Auto Express New Car Awards are given to the cars that set the highest standards in their class each year. These awards are highly important for both carmakers and customers because of the authority and integrity of the Auto Express brand.

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 racetrack.

Phil Webb, Head of Car at Honda UK, commented:

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The British built Honda Civic Type R has won the coveted What Car? Hot Hatch of the Year.

Honda Civic Type R Wins What Car? Hot Hatch of the Year

  • Civic Type R excels with yet another Hot Hatch of the Year award
  • Made in Swindon, the new Civic Type R is British built and exported world wide

The British built Honda Civic Type R has won the coveted What Car? Hot Hatch of the Year.

First unveiled as a surprise entry prototype at the Paris Motor Show at the end of September 2016, the mass production version Civic Type R went on sale last summer.

Available for under £300 a month, 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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Honda Civic 1.5 VTEC Turbo Sport Plus Static

The Honda Civic has been victorious in the Lower Medium category of Company Car Today's inaugural CCT100 Awards.

The inaugural Company Car Today CCT100 Awards spotlight the top company car choices and give fleets the best options for their business car operations.

The CCT100 Awards is a new event in the fleet calendar, and as the only product-focused awards in the industry, they provide the opportunity to inform fleets by highlighting the best new cars for their every need. The CCT100 set out the 100 cars to suit any fleet requirement, anointing the best in class across 20 categories.

The award winners are decided from a shortlist of five, with the winners demonstrating strength across 12 characteristics important to company car operators and drivers, including emissions, running costs, price, performance and desirability.

The Honda Civic triumphed in a fiercely competitive group which included the Ford Focus, Hyundai Ioniq, Skoda Octavia and the VW Golf.

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Honda Jazz at the Awards Ceremony

Honda has triumphed at the inaugural Workshop Magazine awards, picking up Car of the Year with the Jazz and the coveted Manufacturer of the Year.

Readers voting for the Jazz praised the car's logical design which makes it simple to repair. It was also noted that parts are readily available from Honda. Similarly, the manufacturer of the year was voted for by readers and Honda was commended for its efficiency and strong relationships with workshops.

Aimed at garage owners, managers and automotive technicians, Workshop magazine held its first awards last night at the Brewery in London celebrating and recognising the best and brightest in the industry.

Trident Dealer Principal and Commercial Director, Steve Henderson, says:

Whilst Honda's reliability is well known, what perhaps is less well known is what the motor industry itself thinks of Honda. These awards demonstrate that even within the motor trade Honda's reliability and commitment to its product is legendary.

We would like to offer our congratulations to Honda for yet another well deserved award.

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Civic Type R wins BBC TopGear Magazine Car of the Year

Tuesday, 5 December 2017 at 9.09am

The Type R at home on the track

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.

BBC TopGear magazine said:

The Civic Type R isn't just the best Hot Hatch of the Year, it's the best Car of the Year,

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.

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Civic Type R on the road

The all-new Honda Civic Type R has won the 'Best Performance Car' category in the prestigious Women's World Car of the Year Awards. These international car awards are unique in having a judging panel comprised entirely of women.

  • Thrilling hot hatch adds to its collection of awards since global launch
  • New Civic Type R is made in Swindon and exported worldwide
  • Women's World Car of the Year is the only awards voted for entirely by women
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The Honda Jazz has been named Most Reliable Small Car in What Car? magazine’s 2017 Reliability Survey, with the owners of the popular supermini reporting no faults with their car.

The survey - published in the December issue of Britain’s leading consumer automotive magazine - asked owners of 14,208 cars to ask if their cars had suffered any faults in the last 12 months.

These were classified into 14 groups: battery, bodywork, brakes, engine electrics, exhaust, exterior lights, fuel system, gearbox/clutch, interior trim, non-engine electrics, steering, suspension and other. The cost and length of the repair were also used to weight the severity of the fault and create a reliability rating.

The magazine reports:

Not one Honda Jazz owner who completed the survey reported any faults with their car, giving the little Japanese hatchback a perfect reliability score.

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Honda Civic Type R Wins What Car? Reader Award!

Thursday, 12 January 2017 at 8.32am

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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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