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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

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 is most reliable European car brand

Tuesday, 16 February 2016 at 12.00AM

The European Organisation of Consumers and Users (OCU) has carried out a survey with more than 30,000 European drivers asking about the reliability of their cars. According to this survey Honda is the most reliable brand, with users choosing the Honda Jazz as the most reliable vehicle.

The OCU received more than 70,000 evaluations from drivers, to determine the common malfunctions on each car. These malfunctions were then weighted by severity. Based on these results Honda was the most reliable brand.

According to the survey malfunctions are surprisingly common, with 16% of drivers being left stranded and Alfa Romeo, Dodge and Ssangyong were the most likely to have suffered a breakdown.

Honda Motor Europe's Senior Vice President, Philip Ross, says:

Reliability and quality are synonymous with the Honda brand. It is important for Honda to ensure that customers can experience the joy of owning a Honda vehicle and enjoy driving then with the peace of mind that the cars are among the least likely to experience breakdowns.

The highest rated vehicle was the Honda Jazz 1.2 (last time it was the Honda Jazz 1.4!).

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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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