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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 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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What Car? Launch True MPG Site

Tuesday, 1 May 2012 at 12.00AM

What Car? has launched TrueMPG, an exciting new initiative to give Britain’s car buyers the most realistic fuel economy information possible. What Car? TrueMPG, tests cars on real roads in exactly the same conditions that every motorist faces every day.

Until now, the only information that’s been available is the car makers' own figures, which are determined under EU law and are conducted in laboratory conditions on rolling roads. Not any more. Car buyers can simply log on to http://www.whatcar.com/truempg and work out the fuel economy they can expect to get from their next new car using our exclusive True MPG tools.

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Some more good news about Honda!

Monday, 5 July 2010 at 12.00AM

The most reliable cars sold in the UK are made by Japanese brands, according to the latest Warranty Direct and What Car? survey.

For the fifth year Honda topped the annual car reliability study, with just 7 per cent requiring repairs in a 12 month period.

The research comes from Warranty Direct's 50,000 live policies on cars aged three to 10-years old. Warranty Direct carried out exhaustive research to reveal the nature of the repairs carried out on every model - from faults with the electrics, brakes and suspension to problems with the engine, transmission, or heating and cooling systems.

It was found that no Honda in the survey suffered from brake, engine or cooling system faults. Honda had the second lowest average repair bill and a low average repair time.

In addition to receiving a 5 star reliability rating, the final verdict was that Honda owners could sleep easily at night.

Let's face it, who doesn't want a good nights sleep?

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Honda dominates JD Power/What Car?

Monday, 12 May 2008 at 12.00AM

Honda has done exceptionally well in the JD Power/What Car? 2008 UK Customer Satisfaction Index Study. In addition to ranking overall as one of the top three brands, it also picked up the greatest number of model segment awards - finishing in the top three in no fewer than five model categories.

Unsurprisingly the Honda Jazz picked up the crown for small cars; Honda Civic came third in the lower-medium segment; Honda CR-V was rated the top SUV.

Well done Honda!

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