2016 Honda Civic and Pilot Win Hispanic Motor Press Awards
Honda has earned two Hispanic Motor Press Awards, one for Best Compact Sedan and one for Best SUV, for the 2016 Honda Civic and Pilot, respectively. The awards recognize the best all-new or significantly refreshed vehicles for Hispanic families in 2016.
“The all-new Civic and Pilot were designed to define their segments with striking styling, industry-leading safety ratings and advanced technology unmatched by competitors,” said Honda senior executive vice president Jeff Conrad. “Receiving these awards from the Hispanic Motor Press for Civic and Pilot validates the efforts of the many Honda associates throughout North America who developed and built these two great new vehicles.”
Honda redesigned the tenth-generation 2016 Civic to be sportier than ever, while also equipping the new model with two all-new powertrains, including a Civic-first turbocharged engine. The Hispanic Motor Press also praised the Civic for its enhanced spaciousness and tech updates, such as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility.
The 2016 Honda Pilot, which can seat up to eight occupants and boasts a powerful yet efficient 3.5-liter V6 engine, was also praised for its roominess and advanced features, from available Honda Sensing safety and driver-assistive technologies to Blu-Ray DVD rear seat entertainment.
“The 2016 Civic is a bit longer, with a roomier interior and a high level of connectivity, with a smooth power plant. These enhancements make this new platform a real winner for the Hispanic consumer,” said Hispanic Motor Press Jury Director Ricardo Rodriguez-Long. “The new Pilot has grown into a practical and efficient family vehicle. With the AWD option, three-row seating, safety features and a premium feel, it stood out among the other options tested by the jurors. It’s a very good all-around package for the larger Hispanic family.”