Honda Civic Celebrates 15 Years as Canada's Best-Selling Car

MARKHAM, ON, Jan. 7, 2013 /CNW/ - With sales of 64,962 units in 2012, the 
Honda Civic outsold its closest competitor by 14,012 units to retain its 
position as Canada's best-selling passenger car for the 15th 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. 
"Fifteen years represents something very special to us," said Jerry Chenkin, 
executive vice president of Honda Canada Inc. "We truly value the trust that 
our customers put in us when they buy a Civic, or any Honda product. Buying a 
car is a big decision and we're thankful for the opportunity to be part of the 
lives of so many Canadians every year." 
Since 1973, more than 3.6 million Honda Civics have been manufactured by 
Canadians at Honda of Canada Mfg. in Alliston, Ontario and more than 1.7 
million Civics have been parked in driveways across the country over the years. 
"Nearly every Civic sold in Canada is built for Canadians, by Canadians, right 
here in our Ontario manufacturing facility. It's a vehicle that has evolved 
and grown with this country," said Chenkin. "Fifteen years is an 
accomplishment that the entire Honda family can be very proud of; from our 
4,200 associates in Alliston, to our dealers and regional and national staff 
across the country." 
During its tenure as Canada's best-selling passenger car, Civic's 6(th), 7(th) 
and 8(th) generations have all contributed to the iconic brand, including the 
introduction of the Si Coupe and Hybrid models, numerous car-of-the-year 
awards and innovative technologies such as the introduction of i-VTEC(® 
)engines, Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure and 
the IMA hybrid system. 
Honda's commitment to constantly improve the Civic culminates in the new 2013 
Civic, which is now available in Canadian dealerships and features numerous 
improvements including a restyled exterior (sedan only), more premium interior 
styling, a quieter cabin, increased safety and fuel efficiency and a more 
fun-to-drive feel. It is a vehicle with 40 years of excellence and experience 
and with its various models and trim levels, there truly is a Civic for 
everyone. More information on the 2013 Honda Civic can be found here. 
Connect with Honda: 
Media Newsroom: www.hondanews.ca 
For consumers: www.honda.ca 
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Twitter: @hondacanada 
YouTube: www.youtube.com/hondacanada 
About Honda Canada
Honda Canada Inc. was founded in 1969. It has produced more than 6 million 
cars and trucks since 1986 at its two manufacturing facilities and builds 
engines at a third manufacturing plant in Alliston, Ontario, where the Honda 
Civic and CR-V, Acura MDX and ZDX models are manufactured. Honda Canada has 
invested more than $2.6 billion in Canada and each year it sources nearly $1.1 
billion in goods and services from Canadian suppliers. Honda Canada has sold 
more than 3.7 million Honda and Acura passenger cars and trucks in Canada. 
Maki Inoue (905) 888-4416 Laura Heasman (905) 888-4586 
SOURCE: Honda Canada Inc. 
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