Al-Futtaim Honda, exclusive distributor of Honda cars, bikes, marine engines and power products in the UAE, has announced that the Honda Jazz, Accord and CR-V has won top honours at two leading automotive award functions.

The recently launched Jazz won Best Compact car award at the annual Wheels Car of the Year awards while the CR-V and Accord (has since undergone a full model change and was launched in the UAE last month) won best Midsize Sedan and Best Small SUV respectively at the Middle East Car of the Year (MECOTY) awards.

The all-new Jazz comes loaded with features including a new 7.0in colour Display Audio touchscreen with swipe and touch functionality, Steering Wheel Mounted Controls, keyless entry, cruise control, rear parking sensors. The Jazz exudes a bold confidence too with its sporty, lower and wider look while under the bonnet is a peppy 1.5-litre Direct Injection i-VTEC engine that generates 130hp and 155Nm of torque.

Now in its 5th year, the MECOTY awards are the biggest, most coveted awards ceremony of the regional automotive industry and the judging panel includes some of the most respected motoring journalists from around the region. Winners of the MECOTY awards were chosen based on test drives by the jury members and public voting.

The new CR-V has a bold new styling, a more premium interior and a host of new features and technologies. The CR-V targets the highest levels of quality and driving refinement in its class with top class steering precision, ride comfort, body control and cabin quietness. The CR-V is powered by a 2.4-litre DOHC, direct injected i-VTEC engine that is mated to a smooth shifting and sporty continuously variable transmission (CVT) with Honda G-Shift control logic.

Commenting on the awards, Eric Benavente, Regional Managing Director of Al-Futtaim Honda said, “We are extremely pleased to have won these prestigious awards as the judging panel includes some of the biggest names in automotive journalism and experts in their field. The awards are also further testament to the quality and performance of these vehicles and is a fantastic accolade for the brand.”

 

About Al-Futtaim Honda

Al-Futtaim Honda, part of Al-Futtaim Automotive, is the sole distributor for Honda vehicles, motorcycles, marine engines, power products and parts. Recognised as one of the largest independent Honda distribution companies in the world, Al-Futtaim Honda is supported by a network of 10 modern showrooms and 11 after sales facilities and five retail part counters located across the UAE. The flagship Honda Dubai Festival City showroom was officially confirmed by Honda as the largest Honda showroom in the world. For more information, please visit www.hondauae.ae, Honda UAE Facebook page: facebook.com/HondaUAE or call 800 HONDA (800 46632).

 

About Al-Futtaim

Established in the 1930s as a trading business, Al-Futtaim today is one of the most diversified and progressive, privately held regional businesses headquartered in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Structured into four operating divisions; automotive, financial services, real estate and retail; employing more than 42,000 employees across 29 countries in the Middle East, Asia and Africa, we partner with over 200 of the world's most admired and innovative brands.

Al-Futtaim’s entrepreneurship and relentless customer focus enables the organisation to continue to grow and expand; responding to the changing needs of our customers within the societies in which we operate.

By upholding our values of respect, excellence, collaboration, integrity; Al-Futtaim continues to enrich the lives and aspirations of our customers each and every day.

 

Source: Impact Porter Novelli