Honda has triumphed at the inaugural Workshop Magazine awards, picking up Car of the Year with the Jazz and the coveted Manufacturer of the Year.
Readers voting for the Jazz praised the car’s logical design which makes it simple to repair. It was also noted that parts are readily available from Honda. Similarly, the manufacturer of the year was voted for by readers and Honda was commended for its efficiency and strong relationships with workshops.
Aimed at garage owners, managers and automotive technicians, Workshop magazine held its first awards last night at the Brewery in London celebrating and recognising the best and brightest in the industry.
The current Jazz builds on the strong reputation of its highly successful predecessors. The global car, also known as the ‘Fit’ in some markets, has sold over 5,000,000 units worldwide since the first generation model was introduced in 2001.The model will receive a facelift in the New Year with a the 1.5 i-VTEC engine being added to the range alongside new trim levels.
“We had feedback from a lot of garages all praising the Honda Jazz for being easy to work on, reliable and for Honda itself when it comes to getting parts for it.” Said Rebecca Chaplin, Head of Editorial at Blackball Media. “It was a tough contest but nothing else could quite match it!
“Equally, Honda should be delighted with the manufacturer of the year award because it’s a testament to what the workshop industry believes is the best manufacturer to work with. Franchise and independent garages love working with Honda because, whether they need parts or support, it always come up trumps offering the best service for workshops when they need it.”
“With both of these awards being voted for by the readers of Workshop magazine, it makes them all the more powerful and all the more special with Honda being recognised by those at the sharp end on the tools in the workshop,” added Phil Webb, Head of Car at Honda UK.
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One of the top 20 brands in the world, Honda manufacturers a broad product range encompassing cars, motorcycles, power products (including marine, energy, lawn and garden and ATV) and aviation and was the first Japanese automobile manufacturer to release a dedicated luxury brand, Acura, in 1986.
Honda has been the world's largest motorcycle manufacturer since 1959,as well as the world's largest manufacturer of internal combustion engines measured by volume, producing more than 14 million internal combustion engines each year.
Since 1986, Honda has been involved with artificial intelligence/robotics research and released their ASIMO robot in 2000. Honda has also ventured into aerospace with the establishment of GE Honda Aero Engines in 2004 and the Honda HA-420 HondaJet, which began production in 2012.
Honda has over 55 years of World Championship Racing. Today, Honda is an active participant in Formula One, motorcycle, touring car and ATV racing and draws upon its proud racing heritage in every aspect of business.