January 8, 2013
MARKHAM, ON – With sales of 64,962 units in 2012, the Honda Civic outsold its closest competitor by 14,012 units to retain its position as Canada’s best-selling passenger car for the 15th consecutive year.
“Fifteen years represents something very special to us,” said Jerry Chenkin, executive vice president of Honda Canada Inc. “We truly value the trust that our customers put in us when they buy a Civic, or any Honda product. Buying a car is a big decision and we’re thankful for the opportunity to be part of the lives of so many Canadians every year.”
Since 1973, more than 3.6 million Honda Civics have been manufactured by Canadians at Honda of Canada Mfg. in Alliston, Ontario and more than 1.7 million Civics have been parked in driveways across the country over the years.
“Nearly every Civic sold in Canada is built for Canadians, by Canadians, right here in our Ontario manufacturing facility. It’s a vehicle that has evolved and grown with this country,” said Chenkin. ”Fifteen years is an accomplishment that the entire Honda family can be very proud of; from our 4,200 associates in Alliston, to our dealers and regional and national staff across the country.”
During its tenure as Canada’s best-selling passenger car, Civic’s 6th, 7th and 8th generations have all contributed to the iconic brand, including the introduction of the Si Coupe and Hybrid models, numerous car-of-the-year awards and innovative technologies such as the introduction of i-VTEC engines, Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure and the IMA hybrid system.