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PRESS RELEASES Recognizes Three Honda and Acura products as Segment Leaders for 2015

Annual awards recognize Odyssey as “Van of the Year” for sixth consecutive year and Acura MDX as “Luxury Midsize Utility of the Year” for the second consecutive year

MARKHAM, ON (November 27, 2014) – The Honda Odyssey, Acura TLX and Acura MDX were chosen as “Van of the Year” , “Luxury Midsize Car of the Year” and “Luxury Midsize Utility of the Year” respectively, by The panel cited the Acura TLX and MDX’s blend of luxury comfort, technology and exhilarating dynamic performance in its decision, while the Odyssey impressed for a sixth consecutive year with its exceptional fuel-economy, quality and safety.

“We are dedicated to providing vehicles that meet the needs of Canadians whether they’re looking for a quality family vehicle or luxury product,” said Dave Gardner, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Honda Canada Inc. “The 2015 Odyssey and Acura MDX continue to set the benchmark in each of their segments and we’re thrilled to accept this recognition from  The all-new Acura TLX luxury sports sedan has been on the market for three short months, yet is already building a list of accolades, which is something we are very proud of.”

Previous awards:

Honda CR-Z - Green Vehicle of the Year (2011)
Honda Fit - Subcompact Car of the Year (2010)
Honda Accord – Midsize Car of the Year (2013)
Honda Odyssey - Van of the Year (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)
Acura TLX – Luxury Midsize Car of the Year (2015)
Acura MDX – Luxury Midsize Utility of the Year (2014, 2015)

Now in its sixth year, the’s annual Awards are selected by a judging panel of 9 voting journalists. Scores are cumulated in 19 categories, ranging from Subcompact Car of the Year to Green Vehicle of the Year.

About the Honda Odyssey 

The 2015 Honda Odyssey minivan is loaded with a host of powertrain, styling, interior, feature and safety upgrades, all designed to meet the needs of today’s families. Odyssey Touring models now come standard with HondaVAC™, the world’s first in-vehicle vacuum cleaner, which allows customers the ability to quickly and easily clean-up dirt and debris from every corner of the minivan.  The 2014 Honda Odyssey is the only minivan to earn the highest possible ratings of GOOD in the U.S. Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s (IIHS) stringent small overlap frontal crash test and is a 2014 TOP SAFETY PICK+ designation when equipped with optional front crash prevention.

About the Acura TLX

The all-new 2015 TLX luxury sport sedan was designed to deliver a unique and compelling blend of sports-sedan athleticism and premium luxury refinement, appealing to a broad cross-section of luxury sports-sedan customers with a wide range of powertrain and drivetrain options. The TLX lineup features three distinct model offerings and that carry a long list of standard luxury comfort, convenience and safety features.  Two new powertrain options are also available, including a 2.4 litre 4-cylinder engine with an 8-speed dual-clutch transmission (8DCT) with torque converter and a 3.5 litre V6 engine with a new 9-speed automatic transmission (9AT).  The 2.4 litre model features the latest iteration of Acura’s Precision All-Wheel Steer (P-AWS) and the 3.5 litre V6 model is available with both P-AWS and Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD®).

About the Acura MDX

The 2015 MDX, luxury SUV offers high levels of luxury comfort and quietness, together with exhilarating dynamic performance, class-leading fuel economy ratings, and advanced safety features, and a luxurious, technology-packed and versatile passenger cabin.  The MDX was developed on an all-new platform that is optimized in every respect for the needs of today’s luxury SUV buyers. Similar to its flagship sedan counterpart, the MDX harnesses a host of Acura signature technologies to deliver on Acura’s “Synergy between Man and Machine” product direction.


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Honda Canada Inc. was founded in 1969. It has produced more than 6.5 million cars and 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 $3.9 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 4 million Honda and Acura passenger cars and light-duty trucks in Canada.

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