"PURE EXHILARATION" FOR HONDA IN AUTO AWARDS 2007

January 17, 2007 New Delhi

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  • HSCI Wins 17 prestigious awards

  • Honda Civic wins 9 awards

  • Civic, CR-V rated best cars in their respective segments

  • HSCI adjudged Manufacturer of the Year
Honda Siel Cars India Ltd, leading manufacturer of Premium Cars in India began the year on a celebratory note. The company bagged 17 awards in various categories including several awards for it's recently launched models- Civic and CR-V in 2006.

Honda Civic which has already won 46 international awards came out as the unanimous favorite winning 9 awards in India including 2 'Car of the Year' awards. These awards truly exemplify the experts' as well as the customers' admiration and trust in the product.

Honda Civic was adjudged the 'Car of the Year' by CNBC TV-18 Autocar Auto Awards 2007 and NDTV Profit Car India & Bike India Awards 2007. The car also made a clean sweep of the "Viewers 'Choice" award bagging the NDTV, CNBC and Aaj Tak Viewers' Choice awards.

Civic became the segment leader within 2 months of its launch. In the last six months since its launch, it has already sold over 11,000 units which is an unprecedented achievement and a sort of record for the Indian automobile market in the Lower D segment.

Honda CR-V was adjudged the 'SUV of the Year' by NDTV Profit Car & Bike and Overdrive and also won the 'Best Driver's Car' award by CNBC TV-18 Autocar Auto Awards.

The new and completely re-designed Honda CR-V was launched in India in November 2006. With its distinct exterior styling, unparalleled luxurious interiors and highly advanced features, the all-new CR-V has redefined the SUV segment in India.

HSCI won 'Manufacturer of the Year' by CNBC TV−18 Autocar which recognizes Honda's excellent overall performance during the year- in terms of product innovation, sales, and customer care.

Additionally, Accord, CR-V and City won the TNS Total Customer Satisfaction Study − 2006 in their respective segments. HSCI was also adjudged winner of the 'NDTV CNB-AAA PR & Communications Team of the Year'.

Expressing delight at HSCI's performance Mr. M. Takedagawa, President & CEO- Honda Siel Cars India Ltd. said, "These awards are a matter of great pride for all of us at HSCI. We are happy that our products are appreciated by customers and critics alike."

List of Awards

NDTV Profit - Car India & Bike India Awards 2007
Car of the Year - Honda Civic
Executive Car of the Year - Honda Civic
Automotive Design of the Year - Honda Civic
CNB Viewers' choice Best Car of the Year - Honda Civic
SUV of the Year - Honda CR-V
CNB-AAA Pr & Communications Team of the Year - HSCI

CNBC TV – 18 AUTOCAR AUTO AWARDS 2007
Car of the Year – Honda Civic
Viewers' Choice of the Year – Honda Civic
Best Driver's Car – Honda CR-V
Manufacturer of the Year – Honda Siel Cars India

OVERDRIVE AWARDS 2007
Aaj Tak - Overdrive Viewers' Choice Award – Honda Civic
Design Award – Honda Civic
SUV of the year – Honda CR-V

BS MOTORING
Jury Award 2007 – Honda Civic

TNS Total Customer Satisfaction Study - 2006
Midsize Segment - Honda City
Entry Luxury-Honda Accord
Premimum SUV -Honda CR-V

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