For the second year running Honda has achieved second place overall in the J.D. Power Survey, scoring highly across all four categories - vehicle quality and reliability, vehicle appeal, service satisfaction and ownership costs.
The latest results mean Honda has appeared in the top five spot for the past five surveys. The Jazz yet again finished first in its class, making it four years in a row and an unbroken record since Jazz was first included in the 2004 results. The Jazz also finished third in the overall model ranking table, making it Honda’s highest achieving model to appear.
Matt Gibson, Head of Customer Department said: “The J.D. Power Survey is very important to us as we continue to strive to give our customers the best experience. This year we’ve closed the gap on the leading manufacturer, and achieving second place for the second year running is a great result, which we will push hard to improve.”
A boot load of achievements
In addition to success in the J.D. Power Survey, Honda has also scooped the following booty:
- Conde Nast Traveller Innovation and Design Award 2007 for the FCX Concept
- S2000 came top of Top Gear’s Driver Power Survey, for the third year on the trot
- Three Honda models featured in Auto Express’s Britain’s Safest Cars (Legend, S2000 and CR-V)
- Civic Hybrid was awarded 1st prize overall Environmental Transport Association 2007 Awards for the second year running
- In the Auto Express Used Car Honours, there were gongs for Jazz (4th year in a row) and the Accord Tourer
- For the first time, Honda (UK) sold over 100,000 cars in a year - an achievement that illustrates the considerable growth of the company over the past two decades
- Honda also scored highly in the 2007 Auto Express Driver Power survey:
- Jazz was voted Best Supermini
- New Civic was voted Best Compact Family Car
- S2000 picked up Best Sports Car (and got awards for Best Braking and Best Reliability - and was placed third in the list of the Top 100 cars)
- Third overall in the Manufacturer category
The almighty Jazz continues to record impressive results in the supermini sector with total sales reaching 11,893 in 2007 to date. This puts the Jazz third in the sales league table.
Since its launch in January this year, the Civic Type-R has raced up the sales table, clocking up more than 1,800 registrations. Meanwhile, the Civic 3-door and 5-door models continue their attack on the sales charts. With over 13,000 units sold this year across the four variants, the combination of futuristic styling and practicality clearly still resonates with buyers.(Civic 3-door: 1,894 petrol, 673 diesel. Civic 5-door: 6,781 petrol and 3,948 diesel.)
Plus, the Honda CR-V remains the best-selling sports utility vehicle this year, a title justified by the J.D. Power survey, in which CR-V was voted second in its segment.
Total sales of 8,133 petrol and diesel models during the first four months of the year, make the CR-V more popular than its closest rivals.Published 11 May 2007