Honda HR-V (the Vezel, in Japan)

Honda captures three awards in J.D. Power’s 2016 Thailand APEAL Study

In mid-December, J.D. Power announced the results of its 2016 Thailand Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout Study where Honda captured the top spot in three of the seven categories.

The study was conducted between April and September of 2016 involving 4,813 customers who purchased a new vehicle in Thailand between October 2015 and July 2016. The ratings, which are based on the exterior, interior, driving dynamics and design of the vehicle, are collected two to six months after its purchase.

Honda led all automakers by capturing the top spot in three of the seven categories. The Fit, Civic and Vezel received the highest rating for the entry midsize car, midsize car and compact SUV segments, respectively.

Amongst Japanese automakers, the Toyota Fortuner, Suzuki Ciaz and the Mitsubishi Triton were also honored for the large SUV, compact car and pickup truck categories, respectively.

(Translated by Masayuki Shikata)