Honda Civic wins 2012 Women's World Car of the Year in Economy car category

Honda Civic wins 2012 Women’s World Car of the Year in Economy car category

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It would take women to know what women wants, applies to to selecting a car as well. It was for this reason that the jury for WOMEN’S WORLD CAR OF THE YEAR FOR 2012 consisted of 20 women heads from various auto companies across 11 different counties. Honda Civic has been awarded the title of Woman’s Car of the Year in the Economy category at a special event held at the 2012 Paris Motor Show.

The Civic was ranked the highest by this specially selected committee wherein Honda Civic received honors in the Economy Car category. Sandy Myhre and Henny Hemmes gave away the award for The WOMEN’S WORLD CAR OF THE YEAR 2012, while Honda’s Toshiaki Konaka – Director of European Car Division of Honda Motor Company received the award on behalf of the company.

Konaka stated that this award showcased the Honda Civic for its highly innovative exterior styling coupled with practical and comfortable interiors which meets the needs of women of today. The car was adjudged on the basis of safety standards, aesthetic appeal, storage space, value for money, easy to drive, colors offered and how child safe and environmentally friendly it made out to be.

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HONDA CIVIC IS A WINNER OF THE WOMEN’S WORLD CAR OF THE YEAR 2012

The Honda Civic has received an award from the Women’s World Car of the Year committee. The award was presented to Honda at the Paris Motor Show 2012.

The Women’s World Car of the Year is divided into four categories; Family Car, Luxury Car, Sports Car and Economy Car. The Honda Civic was chosen as the winner for the Economy Car category with second and third places going to the Volkswagen UP and Ford Fiesta respectively.

The Honda Civic was selected from an initial entry list of 300 cars which were nominated by 20 women judges from 11 countries around the world.

The judging panel for the Women’s Car of the Year assessed the Civic according to the criteria women consider when buying a car which include safety, value-for-money, aesthetic appearance, storage space, ease-of-driving, colour, sex appeal, environmental footprint and child friendliness.

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 which will be available on the Civic later this year, a new wagon’- style Civic model and a New Civic Type R in 2015. All of these new derivatives are for the European market.

Henny Hemmes and Sandy Myhre, two members of the judging panel, presented the award to Toshiaki Konaka, Director, Honda Motor Europe Car Division, on the Honda stand at the Paris Motor Show.

On receiving the award, Konaka ,commented: “This award highlights the unique exterior styling and practical interior that are synonymous with the Civic model and meet the needs and desires of customers within the C segment in Europe.”

WOMEN’S WORLD CAR OF THE YEAR FOR 2012

The jury of Women’s World Car of the Year, which comprises women motoring writers from 12 countries, has completed the voting process to announce their choices for the best cars of 2012.

The jury of Women’s World Car of the Year, which comprises women motoring writers from 12 countries, has completed the voting process to announce their choices for the best cars of 2012.

There are four categories in the awards structure. Judges award points for every car from a voting criteria and the car receiving the highest number of points wins that category. The car receiving the highest number of points overall wins both the category and the supreme award.

The results for 2012 are:

Family car:
1st – BMW 3-series
2nd – Audi Q3
3rd – Ford Focus

Luxury car:
1st – Range Rover Evoque
2nd – Jaguar XJ
3rd – Audi A6

Sports car:
1st – Porsche 911
2nd – Jaguar XKR
3rd – Mercedes Benz SLK

Economy car:
1st – Honda Civic
2nd – VW Up!
3rd – Ford Fiesta

The supreme winner of the Women’s World Car of the Year 2012 is:
Range Rover Evoque
2nd place – BMW 3-series
3rd place – Audi Q3

The voting procedures were audited by international accountancy company, Grant Thornton. Director, Paul McCormick, says it was a close-run race but there were some clear leaders in each category as votes arrived.

“The results for second and third, however, changed back and forth and with each addition of votes the differing opinions from the judges changed the results with every entry.”

The supreme award trophy will this year be made in The Netherlands. That, and category-winner certificates, will be presented at the Mondial de l’Automobile – The Paris Motor Show – in late September.

Two Audi models qualified for the „2012 Women’s World Car of the Year Award”:

The Audi Q3 ranked second in the “Family Car” category, while the A6 placed third in the “Luxury Car” category. Achim Badstübner, head of exterior design, received the award from Sandy Myhre (r.), president of the WWCOTY committee, during the Paris Auto Show.