Wednesday, January 20, 2016
2016 Honda Civic Named North American Car of the Year
We’ve been saying it for months, but it continues to look like 2016 will be The Year of the Civic for just about every Honda dealership across the country, and why shouldn’t it be considering all the praise it’s continued to garner following its debut last year? Already the accolades for this most recent version of the best-selling automobile in the history of Honda are pouring in, and the 2016 North American Car of the Year award is just the most recent on that list.
At this month’s North American International Auto Show in Detroit, the 2016 Honda Civic was given the accolade as a result of finishing with the most votes among the 53 international automotive journalists who made the call to name this particular sedan the industry’s best for 2016. Completely redesigned this model year with the addition of a handful of new and very exciting trims and body styles, the latest Civic is everything it always has been plus a little bit more. From conservative and efficient to wild and speedy, there’s something for everybody in this Civic lineup, and that, we believe, is why it recently won this award.
The higher-ups and Honda, of course, do not disagree.
"The all-new Civic was developed and is built in North America, making this North American Car of the Year win even sweeter," said Jeff Conrad, Honda Division senior vice president and general manager, in a press release. "Civic is a cornerstone of the Honda lineup, and we're delighted that the automotive press has recognized the new levels of styling, performance, advanced technology, safety and value that characterize the new Civic."
The Civic has defined Honda for decades, and we’re excited to see where this latest iteration takes the brand into 2016 and beyond!