TORRANCE, Calif., Dec. 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Honda claimed two Hispanic Motor Press Awards® with the all-new 2016 Honda Civic named 'Best Compact Sedan" and the all-new 2016 Honda Pilot named "Best SUV." The awards honor the best all-new or heavily refreshed vehicles for Hispanic families in 2016.
"The all-new Civic and Pilot were designed to define their segments with striking styling, industry-leading safety ratings and advanced technology unmatched by competitors," said Jeff Conrad, senior vice president and general manager of the Honda Division, American Honda Motor Co., Inc. "Receiving these awards from the Hispanic Motor Press for Civic and Pilot validates the efforts of the many Honda associates throughout North America who developed and built these two great new vehicles."
The all-new 2016 Honda Civic has been redesigned from the ground up to be the sportiest in brand history. The 10th-generation Civic includes dynamic styling, two all-new powertrains, including a Civic-first turbocharged engine, a 178-horsepower 1.5-liter direct injected turbo, and a bevy of consumer and safety tech, including Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ compatibility, along with the available Honda Sensing™ suite of safety and driver-assistive technologies.
The 2016 Honda Pilot puts families first with seating for seven or eight occupants, a powerful, efficient direct-injected 3.5-liter V6 engine, as well as an available 9-speed automatic transmission and advanced new Intelligent Traction Management system. The Pilot also offers all of the features families want and need, ranging from available Honda Sensing™ safety and driver-assistive technologies, to Blu-Ray DVD rear seat entertainment.
"The 2016 Civic is a bit longer, with a roomier interior and a high level of connectivity, with a smooth power plant. These enhancements make this new platform a real winner for the Hispanic consumer," said Ricardo Rodriguez-Long, Jury Director, Hispanic Motor Press. "The new Pilot has grown into a practical and efficient family vehicle. With the AWD option, three-row seating, safety features and a premium feel, it stood out among the other options tested by the jurors. It's a very good all-around package for the larger Hispanic family."
Honda offers a full line of reliable, fuel-efficient and fun-to-drive automobiles for American car buyers through approximately 1,000 independent U.S. Honda dealers. The Honda lineup includes the Accord, Civic, Fit and CR-Z, along with the HR-V crossover and Pilot and CR-V sport/utility vehicles, as well as the Odyssey minivan. Honda has been producing automobiles in America for more than 30 years and currently operates 18 major manufacturing facilities in North America. In 2014, more than 97 percent of all Honda vehicles sold in the U.S. were made in North America, using domestic and globally sourced parts.
About Hispanic Motor Press Awards
Since its inception in 2010 the Hispanic Motor Press Awards "Autos De Hoy" has been the only independent Hispanic awards presented in the country. The winners are selected by top Latino leaders who understand the value of having their unbiased voiced when selecting the best cars that embody what Hispanic families are looking for quality, reliability, style, safety, and value. The purpose of the awards is to review and present to the Hispanic community the various options available in the market to further educate and enhance their car experience.
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SOURCE American Honda Motor Co., Inc.