MARKHAM, ON, Feb. 15, 2018 /CNW/ - The all-new 2018 Honda Accord has earned the prestigious Canadian Car of the Year award presented by the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC). The previous generation Accord was also the recipient of the award in 2013.
"We're honoured and humbled to receive this recognition from a group of respected automotive journalists in Canada," said Jean Marc Leclerc, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Honda Canada. "We're both proud and thankful for all of our associates who supported the production and development of this vehicle and for our passionate customers who have supported the Accord for the past forty years."
Testing for the 2018 AJAC Canadian Car of the Year Awards was conducted throughout the year in a variety of road conditions by some of Canada's notable automotive journalists from across the country. AJAC members also had a chance to compare vehicles back-to-back at the annual "TestFest" event held October 25 and 26 at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in Bowmanville, Ontario.
The all-new 2018 Accord is upscale and sophisticated, confident and distinctive, youthful and sporty. Completely redesigned from the ground-up, the all-new Accord features a lighter and more rigid body structure, an advanced new chassis design wrapped in a more sophisticated, sleek and athletic design with top class interior space and comfort. The drivetrain options include two all-new, high-torque VTEC® Turbo engines, the world's first 10-speed automatic transmission for a front-drive car and a new generation of Honda's two-motor hybrid technology.
For more information about the Accord visit Honda.ca/accord_sedan.
About Honda Canada
Honda Canada Inc. (HCI) was founded in 1969 and is the parent company for both Honda and Acura vehicle brands in Canada. The company has produced more than eight million cars and light 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 $4.7 billion in Canada and each year it sources nearly $2.1 billion in goods and services from Canadian suppliers. Honda Canada has sold more than four million Honda and Acura passenger cars and light trucks in Canada.
SOURCE Honda Canada Inc.
For further information: Alen Sadeh, Public Relations, Honda Canada, Alen_sadeh@ch.honda.com