Earlier today in Detroit the 2016 Honda Civic was awarded the North American Car of the Year award. Can you say that surprises you?
This win comes a decade after the 2006 Civic was awarded NACOTY along with the then new Ridgeline.
"The all-new Civic was developed and is built in North America, making this North American Car of the Year win even sweeter," said Jeff Conrad, Honda Division senior vice president and general manager. "Civic is a cornerstone of the Honda lineup, and we're delighted that the automotive press has recognized the new levels of styling, performance, advanced technology, safety and value that characterize the new Civic."
53 journalists cast their votes based on factors including innovation, design, safety performance, handling, driver satisfaction and value.
The Civic beat out Chevy's new Malibu and the latest and greatest MX-5 from Mazda.