January 07, 2013 08:00 ET
If Santa is looking for a capable, reliable and award winning mode of transport this Christmas, he should get himself the new Honda CR-V. The British built sports utility vehicle (SUV) has scooped the prestigious '4x4 of the Year' honour from respected publication Total 4x4 Magazine. It's the new CR-V's first award win since arriving in dealerships only two months ago.
LONDON, ENGLAND--(Marketwire - Jan. 7, 2013) - The competition was fierce and the magazine's test team pitted the Honda against several key rivals in the 'Medium SUV' segment. Sweeping them aside it took class honours, making it a contender for the overall 'best of the best' title...which it duly won.
It's an outstanding achievement for such a new vehicle, which is manufactured in the UK at Honda's state-of-the-art production facility in Swindon, Wilts.
Total 4x4 Magazine's testing process is comprehensive, ranging from interior quality, comfort and practicality to repeated drives of a set road route by different judges.
The publication's editor, Alan Kidd, commented: "Never before have there been so many likely candidates for the overall title. However, from the moment we started crawling around inside the CR-V, it was clear Honda had hit the jackpot. The quality of its interior is on a par with the best, and its flexibility is exceptional - and that was before we actually drove it."
He continued: "Seldom has a new 4x4 put such a big tick in so many boxes. It takes an awful lot to impress us these days. The new CR-V didn't just impress us - it made our jaws drop."
Dave Hodgetts, Managing Director of Honda (UK), was thrilled with the honour. "For the new CR-V to take its first award so soon after launch is a real festive treat for everyone and a fantastic way to end the year. We hope it will be the first of many."
The new CR-V is in dealerships now with prices starting from £21,395 OTR for the entry level 2.0 i-VTEC S grade 2WD model. For full details on the new model please visit www.honda.co.uk.
Honda (UK)Ellie OstinelliOffice: 01753 590193Mobile: 07872 email@example.com
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