All-New Honda Accord Wins 2013 AJAC Canadian Car of the Year

TORONTO, Feb. 14, 2013 /CNW/ - Honda Canada today kicked off the 40(th) annual 
Canadian International Auto Show (CIAS) with the impressive win of one of the 
country's most coveted automotive industry awards - the Automobile Journalists 
Association of Canada (AJAC) 'Canadian Car of the Year' for the all-new 2013 
Honda Accord. 
"Thank you to all the voting members of AJAC. It is an honour to have our 
all-new Accord recognized by so many of Canada's most-respected journalists," 
said Takashi Sekiguchi, President and CEO, Honda Canada Inc. "The 2013 Accord 
was designed to once again raise the bar in the family car category and 
deliver a fun, roomy and efficient choice for families. We think Accord does 
exactly that and are pleased that AJAC does as well." 
With all factors considered during four days of intense testing in October, 
many of Canada's top automotive journalists voted on the country's best new 
vehicles before arriving at today's decision. In the end, the all-new 2013 
Honda Accord is the clear winner with its striking new design and new and 
improved technology. 
As the most fuel efficient, most spacious and most fun-to-drive Accord ever 
built, the 2013 model features the all-new Earth Dreams™ powertrain 
technology. The 2013 Accord is also available with the first North American 
application of Honda's next-generation, 2.4-litre, direct- injected 4-cylinder 
engine pushing a shorter, sportier, yet more spacious and comfortable vehicle. 
For more information on the Canadian Car of the Year, please visit 
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 light-duty trucks in 
About AJAC
AJAC is an association of professional writers, publishers and photographers 
whose focus is the automobile and the automotive industry. AJAC, a 
not-for-profit professional organization incorporated in 1981, was established 
to encourage unity among journalists who specialize in reporting on the 
automobile. AJAC manages the annual Canadian Car of the Year awards program. 
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Image with caption: "Honda Canada President and CEO, Takashi Sekiguchi, 
accepts the Automobile Journalist Association of Canada's 'Car of the Year' 
award for the 2013 Honda Accord Sedan. (CNW Group/Honda Canada Inc.)". Image 
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