The Honda Accord midsize sedan and Acura MDX luxury SUV were named Automobile Journalists Association of Canada’s (AJAC) Best Large Car and Best Large Premium Utility Vehicle, respectively, today at the Montreal International Auto Show. Each vehicle is now eligible for the overall Car and Truck of the Year awards, which will be announced on February 15 at the Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto.
"On behalf of all our associates across the country, I’d like to thank AJAC for these awards," said Jean Marc Leclerc, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Honda Canada Inc. "We’re extremely proud to see the Honda Accord and Acura MDX recognized by so many of Canada’s top journalists."
The 2017 AJAC Canadian Car of the Year Awards was conducted throughout the year in a variety of road conditions by some of Canada’s notable automotive journalists from across the country. AJAC members also had a chance to compare vehicles back-to-back at the annual "TestFest" event held October 25 and 26 at Canadian Tire Motosport Park in Bowmanville, Ontario.
The all-new 2018 Accord is upscale and sophisticated, confident and distinctive, youthful and sporty. Completely redesigned from the ground-up, the all-new Accord features a lighter and more rigid body structure, an advanced new chassis design wrapped in a more sophisticated, sleek and athletic design with top class interior space and comfort. The drivetrain options include two all-new, high-torque VTEC® Turbo engines, the world's first 10-speed automatic transmission for a front-drive car and a new generation of Honda's two-motor hybrid technology.
The refreshed 2018 MDX luxury SUV features bold new styling, new luxury features and available Sport Hybrid Super Handling-All Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD®) powertrain technology. Showcasing the new face of Acura, the restyled MDX is highlighted by a bold and distinctive new diamond pentagon grille.
About Honda Canada
Honda Canada Inc. (HCI) was founded in 1969 and is the parent company for both Honda and Acura vehicle brands in Canada. The company has produced more than eight million cars and light trucks since 1986 at its two manufacturing facilities and builds engines at a third manufacturing plant in Alliston, Ontario. Both manufacturing facilities are extremely flexible and currently build Honda Civic and CR-V models. Honda Canada has invested more than $4.7 billion in Canada and each year it sources nearly $2.1 billion in goods and services from Canadian suppliers. Honda Canada has sold more than four million Honda and Acura passenger cars and light trucks in Canada.
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