MONTREAL, Jan. 17, 2013 /CNW/ - The 2013 Honda Accord sedan was named a
Top 3 Finalist for overall 'Canadian Car of the Year' by the Automobile
Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) at the Montreal Auto Show
today. The winner will be announced in February at the Canadian
International Auto Show in Toronto.
"To have the all-new Accord recognized by so many of Canada's top
journalists is something we are extremely proud of," said Dave
Jamieson, assistant vice president, Honda Canada. "We designed the new
Accord to do what it has always done - raise the bar in the family car
category. AJAC's recognition, along with the incredible feedback we're
getting from our customers, tells us that we've accomplished just
About the 2013 Honda Accord
With a beautiful new design and a host of new and improved content and
technology, the 2013 Honda Accord is the most fuel efficient, most
spacious, and most fun-to-drive Accord ever built. Featuring the
all-new Earth Dreams™ powertrain technology, this Accord is available
with the first North American application of Honda's next-generation,
2.4-litre, direct-injected 4-cylinder engine pushing a shorter,
sportier, yet more spacious and comfortable vehicle.
Today, after being on the market for just three months, the 2013 Honda
Accord is already filling the award cabinet with recognition,
AJAC's 'Best New Family Car under $30,000'
Autos.ca's 2013 'Top Pick' in the Family Cars category
Auto123.com's '2013 Midsize Car of the Year'
One of the first vehicles to earn the highest possible safety rating of
TOP SAFETY PICK+ from the U.S. IIHS.
Winner of Car and Driver magazine's prestigious '10Best Cars' award
For more information and photos, please visit HondaNews.ca.
About Honda Canada
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,
where the Honda Civic and CR-V, Acura MDX and ZDX models are
manufactured. 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 3.7
million Honda and Acura passenger cars and light-duty trucks in Canada.
AJAC is an association of professional writers, publishers and
photographers whose focus is the automobile and the automotive
industry. AJAC, a not-for-profit professional organization incorporated
in 1981, was established to encourage unity among journalists who
specialize in reporting on the automobile. AJAC manages the annual
Canadian Car of the Year awards program.
SOURCE: Honda Canada Inc.
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