Honda Cars PH gets six awards at 2020-21 Auto Focus Choice Awards

Updated Dec 24, 2020 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

The Brio, Odyssey, and Accord are this year’s recipients.

Honda Cars Philippines, Inc., the official distributor of Honda vehicles in the country, received a total of six awards from the 2020-2021 Auto Focus People’s & Media’s Choice Awards. The Auto Focus People’s & Media’s Choice Awards (AFMCA) is an annual award-giving ceremony organized by Sunshine Television and Marketing Services, Inc. (STV).

The Honda Brio hatchback received the most awards with four in total

The awards were highlighted by the Honda Brio as it won in four categories under the Mini Sedan segment, namely Best Design, Best Engine Performance, Best Safety Features, and Best Value-for-Money.

The Brio is Honda’s entry to the local hatchback segment. It remains to be one of the most affordable and practical options for many Filipino car buyers. In 2019, the HCPI managed to sell 2,896 units, which makes the Brio the third best-selling unit in Honda’s local lineup next to the BR-V.

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The 2020-2021 Auto Focus People’s & Media’s Choice Awards winners

The Honda Accord also won a Best Safety Features award but in the Midsize Sedan category. HCPI shared that this award embodies its commitment to providing innovation, safety, and advanced technology. Honda’s executive sedan comes with Honda Sensing that includes adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist, collision mitigation braking, blind-spot monitoring, and more.

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Last on the list of awardees is the Honda Odyssey, bagging the Luxury Van/MPV of the Year award. The Honda Odyssey was first introduced in 1994 and is currently marketed to provide families with a modern and premium interior.

“We are indeed grateful to everyone from the Auto Focus People’s & Media’s Choice Awards for recognizing the Odyssey, Accord, and Brio this year. These awards provide a great drive to all of us at Honda in continuously working hard to assert our commitment of providing the unique best customer experience for everyone’s joy,” said Mr. Masahiko Nakamura, HCPI president.

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<p>The Honda Brio is Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI)&#39;s entry to the local hatchback segment alongside the newly-introduced <a href="" title="Honda City Hatchback Philkotse Car Guide">Honda City hatchback</a>. It is considered to be the small hatchback option, while the new City hatchback is on the more premium option of the brand. In consideration of its price points, the small hatchback is regarded as the entry-level vehicle of the Japanese carmaker.</p> <p>In Thailand, Honda first introduced the Brio in 2011 in response to a government-funded eco-car program. While in India, the small hatchback was produced by Honda&#39;s subsidiary company known as Honda Cars India Ltd (HCIL). The manufacturing process took place in its facilities in Greater Noida. Most of the parts used to make the model were brough from Indian suppliers.</p> <p>And in 2014, HCPI debuted the Honda Brio in the local market which provided Filipino car buyers with an affordable and sporty-looking hatchback. The PH-spec model is currently on its second-generation version and consists of the base S variant, mid-spec V variant, and top-of-the-line RS variant.</p>

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Rex started off his career in the aviation industry before entering Philkotse as a staff writer. Two things excite him the most: first is staying up to speed with the latest news in the industry that uses engines as their heart and soul. The second is imparting them in a well-detailed manner. His passion for anything with wheels started when he was young – from Tamiyas to family-friendly sedans, and anything in between.

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