Honda Civic Celebrates 16 Years as Canada's Best-Selling Car

The Honda Civic celebrates sixteen years as the best-selling passenger car in Canada. This remarkable feat is a testament to the durability, quality and reliability that Canadians have come to expect from Honda and the delicate balance of safety, fuel efficiency and fun-to-drive attributes that Civic delivers, year after year. (CNW Group/Honda Canada Inc.)

Civic outpaces nearest competitor by 9,303 units

MARKHAM, ON, Jan. 3, 2014 /CNW/ - With sales of 64,063 units in 2013, the Honda Civic outsold its closest competitor by 9,303 units to retain its position as Canada's best-selling passenger car for the 16th consecutive year. This remarkable feat is a testament to the durability, quality and reliability that Canadians have come to expect from Honda and the delicate balance of safety, fuel efficiency and fun-to-drive attributes that Civic delivers, year after year.

"We truly value the trust that our customers put in us when they buy a Civic," said Dave Gardner, vice president of sales and marketing, Honda Canada Inc. "Nearly every Civic sold in Canada is built for Canadians, by Canadians, right here in our Ontario manufacturing facility.  Sixteen years is an accomplishment that the entire Honda family can be very proud of; from our 4,200 associates in Alliston, to our regional and national staff and 230 dealers across the country."

Since 1973, more than 3.9 million Honda Civics have been manufactured by Canadians at Honda of Canada Mfg. in Alliston, Ontario and more than 1.7 million Civics have been parked in driveways across the country over the years, with approximately one million still on the road today.

Honda's commitment to constantly improve the Civic culminates in the new 2014 Civic, which is now available in Canadian dealerships and features numerous improvements including increased technology, better fuel efficiency, an improved driving experience and a restyled coupe exterior. It is a vehicle with 40 years of excellence and with its various models, engines and trim levels, there truly is a Civic for everyone. More information on the 2014 Honda Civic can be found at www.honda.ca.

About Honda
Honda Canada Inc. was founded in 1969. It has produced more than 6 million cars and trucks since 1986 at its two manufacturing facilities and builds engines at a third manufacturing plant in Alliston, Ontario.  Both manufacturing facilities are extremely flexible and currently build Honda Civic and CR-V models.  Honda Canada has invested more than $2.6 billion in Canada and each year it sources nearly $1.1 billion in goods and services from Canadian suppliers. Honda Canada has sold more than 3.8 million Honda and Acura passenger cars and light-duty trucks in Canada.

SOURCE Honda Canada Inc.

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