Category Archive: Honda

Jan 06

Honda Civic Celebrates 17 Years as Canada’s Best-Selling Passenger Car

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Civic out-paces nearest competitor by more than 15,000 units

MARKHAM, ON (January 5, 2015) – With sales of 66,057 units in 2014, the Honda Civic outsold its closest competitor by more than 15,000 units to retain its position as Canada’s best-selling passenger car for the 17th consecutive year. This remarkable feat is a testament to the durability, quality and reliability that Canadians have come to expect from Honda and the delicate balance of safety, fuel efficiency and fun-to-drive attributes that Civic delivers, year after year.

“We truly value the trust that our customers put in us when they buy a Civic,” said Dave Gardner, vice president of sales and marketing, Honda Canada Inc. “Nearly every Civic sold in Canada is built for Canadians, by Canadians, right here in our Ontario manufacturing facility.  Seventeen years is an accomplishment that the entire Honda family can be very proud of; from our over 4,000 associates in Alliston, to our regional and national staff and thousands of associates at our 231 Honda dealers across the country.”

Since 1973, more than 3.8 million Honda Civics have been manufactured by Canadians at Honda of Canada Mfg. in Alliston, Ontario and more than 1.8 million Civics have been parked in driveways across the country over the years. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 04

2013 Honda Accord Coupe

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Honda Accord Coupe

A concept vehicle revealing the styling direction of the next-generation Honda Accord Coupe will make its debut at the 2012 Canadian International Auto Show.  The new, ninth-generation 2013 Honda Accord is scheduled to go on sale across Canada in the fall of 2012.

Jul 01

2010 Acura ZDX SH-AWD

Text: Iain Shankland / Images: Acura

2010 Acura ZDX

“The all-new 2010 Acura ZDX is a crossover utility vehicle with the design of a personal sports coupe. With the appearance of a performance coupe and the four-door convenience of a sedan and the utility of a CUV.”

That’s a quote directly from the press material.. and believe it or not, that’s exactly what the Acura ZDX is! Many times the press material is a bit off the mark, but the Acura people nailed it. Until I had the opportunity to actually drive the ZDX, I thought it was basically a CUV with less cargo room. It kinda is – but it’s far closer to a sports coupe than a sedan or CUV, albeit one on stilts.

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Jun 10

2010 Acura TL – SH-AWD

Text: Iain Shankland / Images: Acura

2010 Acura TL

Something happened this week that has never happened before… usually it takes many months and 30-35 cars before “my new favourite” is replaced by another “new favourite car.” Last week I drove the Acura RL and announced it was my new favourite car – it was even better than the out-going Mitsubishi Evo X. Now I spend a day with the Acura TL – with a manual and the wonderful SH-AWD system and wouldn’t you know it…IT is now my new favourite car!!! Two changes in the matter of one week – what is the world coming to?

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May 04

2010 Honda Accord Crosstour 4WD

Text: Iain Shankland / Images: Honda

2010 Honda Accord Crosstour

The Honda Crosstour is the first of several new vehicles that will be popping up in the coming months that are all quite similar. There’s the BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo, the Acura ZDX, one from Audi, and a couple of others I can’t think of at the moment. So what is it? Basically it’s a car with a hatchback instead of a boot or trunk. Hmm haven’t we seen something like this before? I remember a Mazda 626 back in the mid-1980’s being very similar. I’m pretty sure there was some type of Toyota that was mid-sized and a hatchback, and for sure Saab have been doing it since the beginning of time.. so why the new-found interest in these hatchbacks? Beats me, but they make absolute sense and I could never understand why they were always being overlooked by the general population – at least in North America.

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