The revamped 10th-generation 2016 Honda Civic was selected as one of three finalists in January 2016 at the Montreal International Auto Show and has since been announced as the winner of the coveted Canadian Car of the Year award.
The winner is chosen by the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC). The honor was presented on Feb. 11, 2016, at the Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto.
Japanese Car with Canadian Roots
While Honda is a Japanese automotive company, the Civic has true ties to Canada, such as being manufactured at Honda’s facility in Alliston, Ontario, which is the worldwide lead plant for production of the Honda Civic. More than 4.5 million Civic models have been manufactured at the Alliston plant since 1988.
The ever-popular Civic has also reigned as Canada’s best-selling car for 18 years in a row.
Americans Love the Civic, Too
The all-new Civic was also recently honored as the 2016 North American Car of the Year at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan, having been selected as the winner by a group of 53 automotive journalists from Canada and the United States. This year represents the second time the Civic has been favored with this particular award.
Other awards the much-lauded Civic has received during the 2016 model year include being named AutoGuide’s Car of the Year, Kelley Blue Book’s Overall Best Buy Award winner, and Kelley Blue Book’s Best Buy of the Year winner among small cars. The Civic has additionally been named a Top Safety Pick+ vehicle by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, which is the highest ranking that organization offers.
About the 2016 Civic
Honda refers to the 10th-generation Civic as the most innovative, advanced, and ambitious Civic model Honda has ever undertaken, resetting the bar for the compact car segment.
Priced from just $15,990 in the Canadian market, the Civic features a host of the very latest available amenities, including:
- Honda LaneWatch blind spot display
- Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow
- Lane Keeping Assist System
- 7-inch colour TFT centre meter display with Driver Information Interface
- Automatic climate control with air filtration system
- Display Audio System with Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System with bilingual Voice Recognition
- HandsFreeLink bilingual Bluetooth wireless mobile phone interface
- And much more