Honda wins two awards at the 2020 What Car? Awards

Added: 20 April 2020

Honda civic type R wins 2 awards

Earlier this year, Honda got off to another great start by taking home two prizes at the UK’s most prestigious car awards ceremony. Taking place at the Grosvenor Hotel in London’s Park Lane, the What Car? Awards were full of fierce competition for the 2020 accolades. Despite the increasing competition for the top spots, Honda took home the awards for Best Hot Hatchback and Best Hybrid for more than £30,000.

The best hot hatchback: The Honda Civic Type R

This year’s Best Hot Hatchback award went to the Honda Civic Type R. It’s the third year in a row that the best-selling hatchback has scooped the prestigious accolade, with no other vehicle coming close.

It’s a massive achievement for the Civic Type R, which has been thrilling drivers since its release in 1997. Now in its fifth generation, the Civic Type R is more powerful and more exhilarating than ever before.

This is largely thanks to the winning combination of remarkable traction, huge grip on corners and racing car-worthy handling. Its winning driving experience is powered by a two litre turbocharged VTEC petrol engine that accelerates to 62 mph in just 5.8 seconds and offers a maximum torque of 400 Nm.

Honda civic type R wins 2 awards

The best hybrid car for more than £30,000: The Honda CR-V Hybrid

The Honda CR-V Hybrid isn’t just another win for Honda - it was another consecutive win for the brand. The hybrid family SUV took home the prize for Best Hybrid Car for more than £30,000 for the second year running, proving to be another long-time favourite among judges.

In a class that is moving rapidly right now, this is a huge achievement for the CR-V Hybrid. The reviewers praised the two-wheel drive SE version in particular, and the win solidifies Honda’s position as a leading manufacturer of electric vehicles.

The Honda CR-V Hybrid won its spot thanks to its precise steering, good grip through corners and soft suspension. Its position was further cemented by the CR-V Hybrid’s spacious interior, which has plenty of space for families, and its outstanding efficiency.

honda civic type r

The What Car? Awards

The What Car? Awards ceremony is one of the biggest annual events for the UK automotive industry. Thanks to What Car?’s position as an independent and expert voice in the industry, winning a What Car? Award is an exceptional achievement for every car and car manufacturer.

Every year, the What Car? Awards ceremony recognises the vehicles that are excelling in their respective classes. Some of the most experienced vehicle reviewers in the industry compare cars in every way possible. From the size of the cabins to the comfort they provide, nothing is left unreviewed.

That’s why What Car?’s awards are some of the most important in the country. With every vehicle put through rigorous testing, being recognised as a class leader is a huge accomplishment. The fact that two Honda cars were category winners in this year’s award was no mean feat, and only goes to reinforce the Japanese manufacturer’s commitment to producing industry-leading vehicles.

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