It has been announced at this yearâ€™s North American International Auto Show, which commenced in the US on January 11, that the 2016 North American Car of the Year has been awarded to the all-new Honda Civic.
Marking its 23rd year, the North American Car of the Year is awarded to the best car selected by a group of around 50 journalists from the US and Canada from a list of new models that were either released within the past year or will soon be released to the North American market. To qualify, annual sales must be at least 5,000 units and excludes supercars and some luxury models.
The final three selections for the passenger car category were as follows.
The new Honda Civic was named the winner by beating out the all-new Mazda Roadster and GMâ€™s new Chevrolet Malibu. This was the Civicâ€™s second time receiving the award and its first in 10 years since 2006.
American Hondaâ€™s Senior Vice President, Jeff Conrad said, â€œThe new Civic was developed and will be produced in North America. We are extremely happy that its styling, performance, latest technology, safety performance, and value have received high ratings.â€