Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI) received multiple recognitions in the recently concluded 2022-2023 Auto Focus People’s & Media’s Choice Awards (AFPMCA) held December 15, 2022.
Now in its 18th year, AFPMCA is an annual award-giving ceremony, organized by Sunshine Television and Marketing Services, Inc. (STV). The Media’s Choice Awards aims to further recognize the automotive industry’s efforts by providing car buyers and owners information that would help them in their vehicle purchase decision. Select motoring media determine awardees in 4 categories: Best Design, Best Engine Performance, Best Safety Features, and Best Value for Money.
This year, five Honda automobiles received awards for Best Design, Best Engine Performance, and Best Safety Features. These are the Brio, City Hatchback, Civic, Accord, and the All-New HR-V. The awards signify Honda’s innovative design and dynamic driving performance that also delivers outstanding fuel efficiency. The recognitions garnered through the years affirm Honda’s commitment to a collision-free society, represented by the global safety slogan “Safety for Everyone”.
Bagging three (3) awards, the Honda Brio won the Best Design, Best Engine Performance, and Best Safety Features in the Standard Mini Hatchback segment. With its sleek and sporty design, safety features, fun-to-drive character, and efficient fuel consumption of 24.39 km/l, the Brio proves to be a solid choice in the passenger car segment.
Winning the Best Safety Features award in the Standard Subcompact Hatchback segment is the Honda City Hatchback. Given its array of safety features such as the Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA), and a 5-star ASEAN NCAP safety rating, customers are offered top-notch safety performance with more peace of mind and joy for each drive.
The Honda Civic, on the other hand, received three (3) awards, namely, Best Design, Best Engine Performance, and Best Safety Features in the Standard Compact Sedan category. Its VTEC Turbo engine and Honda SENSING suite of safety features that come standard across all variants, with a 5-star ASEAN NCAP rating, reflect the iconic sedan’s position as the leader in the C-segment over the years.
Recently launched in April 2022, the All-New Honda HR-V won the Best Safety Features award in the Standard Subcompact SUV/Crossover segment. The All-New HR-V comes with Honda SENSING across all variants and likewise earned a 5-star ASEAN NCAP safety rating, providing comprehensive protection for all vehicle occupants.
Once again proving its 1.5-liter VTEC Turbo engine capabilities that deliver a smooth and dynamic driving experience, the Honda Accord reclaims its position in the Standard Midsize Sedan segment with the Best Engine Performance award.
“We are grateful to everyone at the Auto Focus People’s & Media’s Choice Awards for recognizing Honda particularly the Brio, City Hatchback, Civic, All-New HR-V, and Accord. These awards give us more inspiration in our efforts to realize “Safety for Everyone” while also providing the joy and freedom of mobility through our products and services.” said Mr. Masahiko Nakamura, President of Honda Cars Philippines, Inc.