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Honda Civic Hatchback Wins What May Be Last Ever Hispanic Motor Press Award

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The Honda Civic Hatchback will be offered in five distinct trim levels for the 2017 model year

The award-winning 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback Sport Touring

The 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback has been recognized with a 2017 Hispanic Motor Press Autos del Año (Cars of the Year) award—something which Honda should cherish, considering that they may not keep giving these things out in Trump’s America.

After all, the awards are chosen by a 20-member panel of national Hispanic journalists, and given the president-elect’s rhetoric regarding both Hispanics (AKA “bad hombres”) and journalists (AKA “the dishonest media”), who knows how many of those 20 dudes are going to be around after the Donald takes office.

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In the meantime, though, Honda should be proud that the new Civic hatch was chosen by the Hispanic Motor Press Awards jury as the compact car of the year. According to the organization, its panelists evaluated vehicles based on safety, cost of operation, environmental footprint, total design, occupant comfort, and price.

The awards panel of journalists, content creators, and influencers also says it keeps a Hispanic audience’s preferences in mind when evaluating vehicles, with the aim of helping Latino families in their search for a new vehicle. However, if Trump goes through with his plan to round up and deport 11 million Mexican immigrants, or to “loosen up” libel laws so that he can more easily sue reporters, perhaps both these Hispanic journalists and their Hispanic audience will have bigger things to worry about than cars.


It didn’t have to be this way, America! If Hillary had won, do you know what the Hispanic Motor Press Car of the Year would have been? A three-million-way tie between all of the taco trucks on every corner!

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Patrick Grieve was born in Southwestern Ohio and has lived there all of his life, with the exception of a few years spent getting a Creative Writing degree in Southeastern Ohio. He loves to take road trips, sometimes to places as distant as Northeastern or even Northwestern Ohio. Patrick also enjoys old movies, shopping at thrift stores, going to ballgames, writing about those things, and watching Law & Order reruns. He just watches the original series, though, none of the spin-offs. And also only the ones they made before Jerry Orbach died. Season five was really the peak, in his opinion. See more articles by Patrick.