MARKHAM, ON, Oct. 26, 2012 /CNW/ - The 2013 Honda Accord Sedan was voted the best vehicle in its class yesterday, when the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) recognized its fuel efficiency, safety, fun-to-drive performance and overall value.
"We thank AJAC for hosting this year's TestFest and we're extremely proud to see the Accord recognized by so many of Canada's top journalists," said Dave Jamieson, assistant vice president, Honda Canada. "The Accord is one of our most important and best-selling vehicles, so we're thrilled to receive the great feedback that we're continuing to raise the bar in the family car category."
The 2013 AJAC Canadian Car of the Year (COTY) competition was conducted from October 21-26 in Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario with more than 80 journalist members of AJAC conducting back-to-back test evaluations of more than 60 vehicles in 11 separate categories. According to AJAC officials, the event is designed to provide Canadian consumers with sound, comparative information on vehicles that are new to the market.
About the 2013 Honda Accord Sedan
With a starting price of just $23,990, the 2013 Accord Sedan was named AJAC's 'Best New Family Car under $30,000' and features a host of new and improved content to make this the most fuel efficient, most spacious, and most fun-to-drive Accord ever built. Featuring the all-new Earth Dreams™ powertrain technology, this Accord includes 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. For more information and photos, please visit HondaNews.ca.
About Honda Canada
Honda Canada Inc. was founded in 1969. It has produced more than 5.8 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 3.6 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.
Image with caption: "The 2013 Honda Accord sedan was named 'Best New Family Car under $30,000' by the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) as a result of rigorous vehicle testing conducted at the annual week-long TestFest event in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario. (CNW Group/Honda Canada Inc.)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20121026_C2411_PHOTO_EN_19761.jpg
SOURCE: Honda Canada Inc.
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