Car Awards Group Inc. (CAGI) recently named Honda Civic as the Best Compact Sedan during the Car of the Year Awards Night, making it the best in its class for two consecutive years now. A total of thirty (30) CAGI members from print, radio and broadcast media outfits and two (2) AAP directors conducted quantitative and qualitative tests on all participating vehicles in determining the winners. Consolidated test results showed that the Honda Civic once again stood out among nominees.

"Successive recognition on the Honda Civic is simply overwhelming. We, at Honda, are ever honored and grateful to the motoring critics for making Honda Civic the undisputed compact sedan in the market. Such award is a testament of joint efforts with our suppliers, our rigorously hardworking manufacturing team and our passionately dedicated dealerships across the country. Best of all, we extend our heartfelt gratitude to our beloved customers for your unceasing patronage. Such prestigious recognition drives us to continually provide high-quality vehicles for the ultimate satisfaction of the local market." Mr. Hiroshi Shimizu, Honda Cars Philippines, Inc.'s President said.

The 8th generation Civic, introduced in April 2006, stirs the automotive industry with its sleek styling, sheer driving performance, promising fuel economy, dynamic handling and roomy cabin. Powered with the revolutionary 1.8-liter i-VTEC engine, the Honda Civic is built for a spirited performance yet fuel efficient drive. In fact, these winning traits paved its way in bagging the ultimate 2006 Car of the Year Award. Being in the market for merely a few years, the popularity of the 8th generation Civic has already translated to 12,390 unit sales.

The Honda Civic continues to be one of Honda's best-selling and award-winning models around the globe. Some of the international recognitions the Civic has received include the JAHFA (Japan Automotive Hall of Fame Award) Car of the Year, Auto Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) Car of the Year, and North America's Motortrend Car of the Year to name a few.