Honda Civic Retains Honour as Canada's Top-Selling Car

Honda Civic Is Canada's Top-Selling Car for a 12th Consecutive Year

TORONTO, Jan. 6 /CNW/ - With sales of 62,654 units in 2009, Honda Civic retained its honour as Canada's top-selling passenger car for a 12th consecutive year. Since 1973, more than 1.5 million Honda Civics have been sold in Canada, making the Civic a leader in the Canadian automotive landscape.

"We thank the tens of thousands of Canadians who bought Honda Civic models in 2009 to make it Canada's top-selling car for the 12th year in a row." said Jerry Chenkin, executive vice president of Honda Canada Inc. "We thank these new car buyers for their vote of confidence in the Civic with its strong resale value, excellent fuel efficiency, class-leading standard safety features and fun-to-drive character."

"With the exception of the Civic Hybrid, all other Civic models that are sold in Canada are made right here in Canada. We are proud of our investment in Canada as a vehicle manufacturer. More than half of all the vehicles we sold in Canada in 2009 were built in Canada, including the Honda Civic and Acura MDX, CSX and the all-new ZDX."

Of the more than 5.3 million Honda and Acura vehicles that the Honda of Canada Mfg. assembly plant in Alliston, Ontario, has produced over the past 23 years, more than 3 million of those have been Honda Civic models.

Now in its 40th year of operation in Canada, Honda Canada builds the Honda Civic and Acura MDX, the all-new Acura ZDX and the Canadian-exclusive Acura CSX at its two plants in Alliston, Ontario, and produces 4-cylinder engines at an adjacent engine plant.

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SOURCE Honda Canada Inc.

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