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The 2020 Honda Civic

Honda's Civic rose to the top again at the Company Car Today's CCT100 Awards, taking Lower Medium Car of the Year for the third year running. Chosen from a pool of 100 cars, it was named amongst the twenty award-winners that represent the very best company car choices for business fleets across various automotive segments.

Edging out the likes of the BMW 1-Series, Mercedes A-Class and Volvo V40, the Civic's victory is no mean feat. In eclipsing the competition, the Civic attained a higher overall score across a range of metrics - such as performance, residual value and insurance cost - by which the judging panel assessed the contenders' company car credentials.

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Honda Scores a Brace at What Car? Awards

Honda UK has taken a brace of honours at the 2020 What Car? Car of the Year awards with the Civic Type R taking best hot hatch, for the third year in a row, and the CR-V hybrid taking the best hybrid over 30,000, for the second year in a row.

  • Civic Type R takes Hot Hatch trophy for the third year in a row
  • CR-V hybrid named best hybrid over 30,000 beating off luxury competition
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Richard Roberts, Managing Director of Trident Honda, collects his NFDA Recognition Award

A proud day for Trident Honda as our Managing Director, Richard Roberts, won the prestigious National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) Recognition Award for 2019.

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The 2019 Honda CR-V

The latest-generation Honda CR-V continues to prove its credentials as the world's most popular1 SUV, winning the title of 'Best Car Launched Last Year' in the influential Auto Trader New Car Awards.


  1. Source: JATO Dynamics (Sales period Jan. 2013 - Dec. 2017). * Markets include: EU + EFTA, NAFTA, China, Japan, Brazil, Russia, India, Indonesia, Australia, Argentina, South Africa, South Korea, Thailand, Vietnam 

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Honda triumphs with hat-trick in the annual MPG Marathon:

  • Civic diesel hatchback takes outright win AND best percentage improvement
  • 16 year old Insight comes second overall, taking highest in the heritage category
  • Driver Paul Clifton claims second overall win at annual MPG Marathon

Team Honda has triumphed in the annual MPG Marathon taking home a hat-trick of titles. The Civic diesel hatchback claimed the overall winner's prize in this year's event as well as best percentage improvement on MPG, while the first generation 17 year old Honda Insight took second place overall and winner in the heritage category.

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Honda took Hat Trick at Honest John Awards

Earlier this year, Honda took three of the top awards in this year's Honest John Awards, with the Jazz, Civic and HR-V winning the gongs for small hatchback, small family car and small crossover of the year respectively.

Speaking at the time, Dan Harrison, managing editor at honestjohn.co.uk, commented:

The Honda Jazz is a smash hit with the readers of HonestJohn.co.uk and a worthy winner of the Small Hatchback of the Year award. Easy to drive, comfortable and practical, the Jazz is everything a small car should be, and our readers agree when we say it's simply one of the best small hatchbacks you can buy.

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The Type R at home on the racetrack

The British-built Honda Civic Type R has taken home another trophy, this time at the 2018 Auto Express Awards, taking the title of Best Hot Hatch for the second year running.

Widely acknowledged as one of the most prestigious awards of the car industry, the annual Auto Express New Car Awards are given to the cars that set the highest standards in their class each year. These awards are highly important for both carmakers and customers because of the authority and integrity of the Auto Express brand.

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The British built Honda Civic Type R has won the coveted What Car? Hot Hatch of the Year.

Honda Civic Type R Wins What Car? Hot Hatch of the Year

  • Civic Type R excels with yet another Hot Hatch of the Year award
  • Made in Swindon, the new Civic Type R is British built and exported world wide

The British built Honda Civic Type R has won the coveted What Car? Hot Hatch of the Year.

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Honda Civic 1.5 VTEC Turbo Sport Plus Static

The Honda Civic has been victorious in the Lower Medium category of Company Car Today's inaugural CCT100 Awards.

The inaugural Company Car Today CCT100 Awards spotlight the top company car choices and give fleets the best options for their business car operations.

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Honda Jazz at the Awards Ceremony

Honda has triumphed at the inaugural Workshop Magazine awards, picking up Car of the Year with the Jazz and the coveted Manufacturer of the Year.

Readers voting for the Jazz praised the car's logical design which makes it simple to repair. It was also noted that parts are readily available from Honda. Similarly, the manufacturer of the year was voted for by readers and Honda was commended for its efficiency and strong relationships with workshops.

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The Type R at home on the track

The Honda Civic Type R has triumphed in the coveted BBC TopGear magazine Car of the Year awards, taking a hat-trick of honours. Picking up the hot hatch of the year, international editors' car of the year and then going on to claim the overall prize, car of the year.

BBC TopGear magazine said:

The Civic Type R isn't just the best Hot Hatch of the Year, it's the best Car of the Year,

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Civic Type R on the road

The all-new Honda Civic Type R has won the 'Best Performance Car' category in the prestigious Women's World Car of the Year Awards. These international car awards are unique in having a judging panel comprised entirely of women.

  • Thrilling hot hatch adds to its collection of awards since global launch
  • New Civic Type R is made in Swindon and exported worldwide
  • Women's World Car of the Year is the only awards voted for entirely by women
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The Honda Jazz has been named Most Reliable Small Car in What Car? magazine’s 2017 Reliability Survey, with the owners of the popular supermini reporting no faults with their car.

The survey - published in the December issue of Britain’s leading consumer automotive magazine - asked owners of 14,208 cars to ask if their cars had suffered any faults in the last 12 months.

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We're delighted to report that Honda's next-generation Civic Type R has won the coveted What Car? reader award and has been named as the most eagerly anticipated car launch of 2017.

Demonstrating its huge popularity, the Type R took almost half of the votes and clinched the top spot in the poll compiled by What Car? experts and voted for by the readers.

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The European Organisation of Consumers and Users (OCU) has carried out a survey with more than 30,000 European drivers asking about the reliability of their cars. According to this survey Honda is the most reliable brand, with users choosing the Honda Jazz as the most reliable vehicle.

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The HR-V has scooped the 2015 What Car? Car of the Year Reader Award! What a way to kick off the year! Thanks to everyone who voted.

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Honda's forthcoming small SUV, the HR-V, has been shortlisted for the 2015 What Car? Reader Award. Compiled by What Car? experts and voted for by readers, the shortlist features the most eagerly anticipated new models coming to the UK market in the next twelve months.

  • Honda HR-V shortlisted for What Car? Reader award
  • Small SUV among the most eagerly anticipated new cars of 2015
  • Voting open now until Monday 1st December
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Honda's franchised dealer and service network once again leads the way for retaining customers for routine servicing in the UK. Honda has held the top spot for servicing retention since 2006.

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The annual Which? Car Survey has named the Honda CR-V 2.2 i-VTEC the UK's most reliable 4x4/SUV up to three years old; with zero reported breakdowns, average annual repair costs of just £10 and an overall reliability score of 98.5% over a twelve month period.

Furthermore the CR-V shone through with 0.14 faults reported, compared to 0.88 for the worst performing in its category; and 0.11 days off the road, with the worst performing recording an average 1.09 days.

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The readers of whatcar.com have cast their votes in the annual Reader Award placing Honda as the Most Trusted Car Manufacturer in the 2013 What Car? Used Car Awards.

Honda climbed the table to become the most trustworthy manufacturer to buy a used car from, thanks to great service, enjoyable customer experience, quality of the cars, the contents of approved Honda packages and overall value for money.

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We are very proud that last night our Managing Director Richard Roberts was presented with the Paul Harris Fellowship Award, an award rarely given to someone outside of the Rotary organisation.

It was awarded for the many years of charity work and support given by Richard in his role both as Managing Director of Trident Garages and outside in his personal life. At the ceremony, attended by a number of Woking's charity organisations, Richard said:

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Honda is celebrating after being named the most reliable used car brand in the annual What Car? and Warranty Direct reliability survey for an unprecedented seventh year in a row. According to the report, Honda cars are the least likely to leave passengers stranded at the roadside, with just a one in 10 chance of models suffering a breakdown in any given 12-month period - an enviable record.

Chas Hallet, What Car? Editor in Chief commented:

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The British built Honda CR-V has fought off fierce competition to be crowned Most Popular 4x4 by expert motoring website http://honestjohn.co.uk. The CR-V came out on top as Google Analytics data, which analysed the number of page views for each car over the last 12 months, recognised it as the most searched for 4x4 on the site. The reliability and robustness of this British built model are just some of the qualities why users are regularly searching for this car.

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Honda (UK) is very proud of their reputation for excellent customer service, which they have built up over many years. Honda's dedication to customer service has seen them achieve 2nd position in the 2010 JD Power Vehicle Ownership Satisfaction Survey, and they continue to strive to improve.

Since 2005 Honda has invested in a team of dedicated staff to call a sample of customers who visit Honda dealerships either to buy cars or have their current cars serviced and ask them about the level of service received.

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Honda's CR-Z - the world's first sporty hybrid - has impressed judges at Stuff magazine, Japan Car of the Year and the RAC Future Car Challenge to collect three top accolades in just seven days.

On Tuesday, the hybrid coupe beat tough international opposition to become Japan Car of the Year 2010-2011. This is the 11th time a Honda car has collected the prestigious honour - making it the most successful manufacturer in JCOTY history.

Takanobu Ito, President and CEO of Honda Motor, said:

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Honda has announced that it has been presented with one of the first Euro NCAP Advanced rewards at Paris Motor Show. Honda's CMBS technology has been recognised as amongst the best safety innovations, offering research proven benefits, by Euro NCAP.

Euro NCAP Advanced is a Euro NCAP initiative in response to the rapid development of new safety technologies available when buying cars for which there is no independent assessment. Euro NCAP Advanced is open to any technical system that has a demonstrable safety benefit, whether it is primary, secondary or tertiary, as long as it is available as an option on one of the Euro NCAP tested cars and not already addressed by the current star rating.

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The biggest vehicle reliability survey in the country has named the Honda Civic as the most reliable car. The survey, which quizzed the country's largest fleet operators who between them run more than a million vehicles, saw the Civic take top position from its nearest rival the BMW 3 Series.

Honda and BMW were the only two carmakers on the leaderboard, which revealed that Honda made three of the top five most reliable cars and BMW the remaining two.

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With the Government's scrappage scheme pushing more small cars onto the road, insurance specialist Warranty Direct has revealed the Honda Jazz as one of the most reliable Superminis on the road.

According to data compiled from Warranty Direct's 50,000 UK policies on 4-7 year old cars, only one in 10 of the diminutive Jazz models will break down in the average year.

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The new Honda Accord has been named as the UK's most reliable car in this year's Which? car survey, it was announced today. The car achieved a reliability score of 99%, one of the highest scores ever achieved; closely followed by the new Honda Jazz in second place with a score of 98%.

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Automotive insurance company Warranty Direct has unveiled its manufacturer reliability index of the most dependable used cars (3-6 years old) for 2009.

Warranty Direct studied the reliability and cost of repair of 250 of the most popular models during the last 12 months. A total of 30 manufacturers from a database of 50,000 policies were analysed.

Honda claimed top spot as the brand least likely to break down with fellow Far East manufacturers Mazda, Toyota, Subaru, Nissan and Mitsubishi close behind in the Top 10.

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Honda has scored top marks in the What Car?/JD Power Vehicle Ownership Satisfaction Survey 2009. Following on from its 5-star success in 2008 Honda have again triumphed, with an overall score of 81.7%.

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Honda has again scored top points in the 2008 What Car?/JD Power Customer Satisfaction Survey.

This year's survey asked 16,301 car owners for their verdicts on the service they got from their dealers. The five-star result was a unanimous seal of approval, with all those surveyed giving the thumbs-up, whether they had a Jazz supermini or a CR-V 4x4.

The overall star rating comprises ratings in five categories: Service Initiation, Service Adviser, Dealer Facilities, Picking Up and Service Quality.

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Honda has done exceptionally well in the JD Power/What Car? 2008 UK Customer Satisfaction Index Study. In addition to ranking overall as one of the top three brands, it also picked up the greatest number of model segment awards - finishing in the top three in no fewer than five model categories.

Unsurprisingly the Honda Jazz picked up the crown for small cars; Honda Civic came third in the lower-medium segment; Honda CR-V was rated the top SUV.

Well done Honda!