Honda had a lot of news to pass around in January. For starters, the Honda Civic was once again the best selling car in Canada in 2021, a distinction the Civic has held for 24 years now. Then, a few days later, the Honda Civic was named the North American Car of the Year.
Honda sold 43,556 units of the Honda Civic last year. The all-new, 11th generation of the Honda Civic retained its enviable position as the best selling car not only in its class, but among all cars in the country. It has held this distinction for 24 years now, and since arriving on the market in 1973 over 2.25 million Honda Civics have been sold to Canadian consumers.
“We are extremely pleased and humbled by how Canadians continue to embrace the Civic,” says Steve Hui, Assistant Vice President at Honda Canada. “Almost everyone has a Civic story to tell. As a vehicle that appeals to a wide variety of lifestyles, from those looking for their first car, as a people mover and grocery getter for growing families, to tuner and automotive enthusiasts, the Civic is a safe, affordable, fun and reliable car that caters to many needs. The all-new 2022 Civic Sedan and Si are built in Canada which is something Honda, and our talented Canadian manufacturing associates, are extremely proud of.”
The 2022 Honda Civic is the North American Car of the Year
Not only was the Honda Civic the most popular car in the country last year, it was also named the North American Car of the Year. This prestigious award is considered the most telling prize a vehicle can win in North America. It is handed out by a panel of 50 journalists composed of some of the best writers in Canada and the US.
The jury test drives the new cars having arrived on the market and compares them back to back in order to determine the best vehicle on a wide range of criteria. The North American Car of the Year award is a testament to the quality of the new Honda Civic and its ability to meet the needs of a variety of consumers.
Honda is no stranger to this prestigious award, having won it in 2018 with the Honda Accord and in 2017 with the Honda Ridgeline. The Honda Civic has been named North American Car of the Year twice before, in 2016 and 2008. Give us a call today to learn more.