Tag: awards Twitter Icon Facebook Icon Google+ Icon

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.

Continue Reading

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.

Continue Reading
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
Continue Reading

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.

Continue Reading

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:

Continue Reading

Honda is most reliable European car brand

Tuesday, 16 February 2016

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!).

Continue Reading

Honda HR-V Wins Car of the Year

Thursday, 8 January 2015

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.

Continue Reading

Honda's forthcoming small SUV, the HR-V, has been shortlisted for the 2015 What Car? Reader Award. Compiled by What Car? experts and voted for by readers, the shortlist features the most eagerly anticipated new models coming to the UK market in the next twelve months.

  • Honda HR-V shortlisted for What Car? Reader award
  • Small SUV among the most eagerly anticipated new cars of 2015
  • Voting open now until Monday 1st December

Arriving in the UK and across Europe next summer, the HR-V is Honda's new entry into the fast-growing small SUV segment. Unveiled recently at the Paris Motor Show, the prototype of the new built-for-Europe model echoes that of a coupé, with sharp, dynamic lines that link the sleek upper body with the stable and planted lower body.

Continue Reading

Honda's franchised dealer and service network once again leads the way for retaining customers for routine servicing in the UK. Honda has held the top spot for servicing retention since 2006.

The latest findings from the 2014 Castrol Professional Car Servicing & Repair Trend Tracker report, released today, show that 38% of all Honda owners surveyed for the latest Castrol Professional-sponsored report took their car back to a Honda franchised dealer for its most recent routine service.

David Cox, Honda dealer council chairman, said:

Continue Reading

The annual Which? Car Survey has named the Honda CR-V 2.2 i-VTEC the UK's most reliable 4x4/SUV up to three years old; with zero reported breakdowns, average annual repair costs of just £10 and an overall reliability score of 98.5% over a twelve month period.

Furthermore the CR-V shone through with 0.14 faults reported, compared to 0.88 for the worst performing in its category; and 0.11 days off the road, with the worst performing recording an average 1.09 days.

Based on feedback from more than 49,000 owners reporting on some 58,000 cars over a twelve month period, a number of factors are considered to give each vehicle tested an overall reliability score. The survey is carried out on-line, open to both Which? members and the general public.

Leon Brannan, Head of Cars for Honda (UK) comments:

Continue Reading