The good news is Honda Civic has received an award from the Women’s World Car of the Year committee. This award was presented to Honda at the Paris Motor Show 2012.
The Women’s World Car of the Year is divided into four categories and these are Family Car, Luxury Car, Sports Car and Economy Car. The Honda Civic was chosen as the winner for the Economy Car category. The second and third places have gone to the Volkswagen UP and Ford Fiesta respectively.
The Honda Civic was selected from an initial entry list of 300 cars. These were nominated by 20 women judges from 11 countries around the world.
The women-friendly Civic
The judging panel for the Women’s Car of the Year assessed the Civic according to the criteria that women mostly consider when buying a car that offers and includes safety, value-for-money, being artistic in appearance, more storage space, ease-of-driving, colour, good appeal, environment-friendly and child compatibility.
The award coincides with Honda’s recent announcement of new additions to Civic range which include a new the 1.6-litre i-DTEC engine. This is available on the Civic later this year, a new wagon’- style Civic model. The New Civic Type R will be made available in 2015. All of these new models and derivatives are aimed to be marketed in the European market.
Henny Hemmes and Sandy Myhre, two members of the judging panel, have presented the award to Toshiaki Konaka, Director of Honda Motor Europe Car Division on the Honda stand at the Paris Motor Show.