[home][rumors and news][model release matrix][dealer network][desktop calendar][exhaust notes][tov forums][links][search][sponsors][garage][login]

Tire Rack Upgrade Garage
 Search for a Dealer:
 Canadian Flag US Flag
 Honda Acura
 ZIP  
Acura
There are currently no active Acura promotions
Honda
There are currently no active Honda promotions
American Honda reports June 2020 sales
More.......................
Press Release: All-New 2021 TLX Advances Acura’s Commitment to Safety Performance
More.......................
Honda adds Special Edition to Pilot lineup for 2021 model year, 9AT now standard across the lineup
More.......................
American Honda reports May 2020 sales
More.......................
2021 TLX Officially Revealed!
More.......................
Rumors confirmed: Double wishbones return for the 2021 Acura TLX!
More.......................
Reports: Honda's Swindon factory (Civic Type R factory) re-opening delayed until June 10
More.......................
Is the car in these spy photos the next-gen Civic Type R, or an ALL NEW ACURA INTEGRA??
More.......................
General Talk --> Re: Audi Q4 Sportback E-Tron concept
Join Discussion......
Professional Motorsports --> Re: F1 - 2020 Austrian Grands Prix 1 - Spoilers
Join Discussion......
Today's Reading Links --> Re: C&D: 2021 RAV4 Prime, second fastest Toyota
Join Discussion......
Honda Motorcycles --> Re: 2020 Africa Twin ES
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: Ikeda: Acura is More of a Performance Brand than Luxury
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: Best Home Office Chair
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: Proud new owner: take two
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: Best Movie Car Chase?
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: 250hp Mazda 3 Turbo?
Join Discussion......
Today's Reading Links --> Re: Tuberculosis, not a coronavirus, responsible for the current pandemic?
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: Orange Krush 510 wagon on BAT
Join Discussion......
Today's Reading Links --> Re: Michael Shellenberger apologizes for climate scare
Join Discussion......
Today's Reading Links --> Re: 2021 Toyota Corolla Cross
Join Discussion......
TSX --> Reflashed the TSX!
Join Discussion......
Civic --> Re: Honda Civic 10th(FC) Wheels Upgrade. Install 15mm+20mm Wheel Spacers?
Join Discussion......
Honda Sweeps 'North American Car and Truck of the Year' Awards
 Date: January 09, 2006 16:15
 Submitted by:  Tuan
 Source: Honda Press Release
 Credibility Rating: N/A


Detroit 01/08/2006 -- The 2006 Honda Civic and Honda Ridgeline have earned the prestigious 2006 "North American Car of the Year" and "North American Truck of the Year" awards respectively, American Honda Motor Co., Inc., announced today. This marks the first time ever that a single brand has won both awards in the same year, and it marks Honda's first win in either category.

The North American Car of the Year and Truck of the Year Awards are given by a group of 49 international automotive journalists. The awards are unique because instead of being given by a single publication, radio or television station they are given by automotive journalists from the United States and Canada. Presented each year at the opening of the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, they recognize the most outstanding car and truck of the year based on factors including innovation, design, safety, handling, driver satisfaction and value for the dollar.

"We set out to have the Civic and Ridgeline become benchmarks in their respective segments, and having them chosen as North American Car and Truck of the Year certainly validates that effort," said John Mendel, senior vice president of American Honda Motor Co., Inc. "We couldn't be more pleased with the reaction to both vehicles. This will be great news to the Honda associates in North America who build them."

The 2006 Honda Civic establishes new segment standards for safety, technology and performance. Clean and efficient i-VTEC(TM) engine technologies deliver more power while still achieving an EPA-estimated highway fuel economy rating of 40 miles per gallon. In keeping with Honda's "Safety for Everyone" initiative, the Honda Civic features advanced standard safety equipment including side curtain airbags, front side airbags and the Advanced Compatibility Engineering(TM) (ACE(TM)) Body Structure, at all trim levels.

The most noticeable features of the 2006 Civic include its expressive exterior styling, a high-tech and spacious interior, and fun-to-drive performance. The Civic further rewards drivers and passengers with as many as seven ways to enjoy audio entertainment - including XM (R) Satellite Radio, MP3 and WMA support and an accessory Apple (R) iPod (R) adapter that connects the popular music player to the Civic's audio controls.

The Civic Hybrid provides the ultimate in clean and efficient technology with a 1.3-liter i-VTEC engine and a new generation of Honda's Integrated Motor Assist (IMA) technology that helps the hybrid achieve an EPA-estimated city/highway fuel economy of 49/51 miles per gallon and an Advanced-Technology Partial Zero Emissions Vehicle (AT-PZEV) rating. Additionally, the Civic Hybrid can deactivate all four of its cylinders and operate using only the electric motor in certain low-speed cruising situations.

The Civic Si showcases the high-performance potential of the Civic platform and offers a 197-horsepower, DOHC 2.0-liter i-VTEC engine connected to a 6-speed manual transmission and a limited slip differential.

Since its introduction in March of 2005, the Ridgeline has re-defined the truck segment through its innovative and exclusive new features. Designed to meet the needs of a growing population of consumers purchasing trucks to support their active, outdoor-oriented lifestyles, the Ridgeline delivers a proportional mix of overall truck capability, towing performance, ruggedness and value in a fun-to-drive and responsible vehicle built around Honda's standards for reliability, safety and performance.

Standard features on all Ridgeline models include a 247-horsepower VTEC V-6 engine; 5-speed electronically-controlled automatic transmission; advanced Variable Torque Management four-wheel drive system; air conditioning; tilt steering wheel; power -
side windows, power sliding rear window and door locks; cruise control; keyless entry;
automatic heated wiper zone; 6-speaker 100-watt audio system with CD player; 60/40 split lift-up rear seat with under-seat storage; all-weather floor mats; 5-foot cargo bed with six heavy duty tie down cleats and 4 bed lights; an 8.5 cubic foot secure, lockable In-Bed Trunk; and dual-action tailgate.
Click Here to Submit Your Comments

Viewing Threshold (What is this?)

[fancy] [flat] [simple]
Subject Thread Originator Replies Last Post
  Civc Car of the Year
Elemental 0
TOV Photo Gallery: 2020 Chicago Auto Show
Read Article....................
TOV Photo Gallery: Honda and Acura at 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show
Read Article....................
TOV Photo Gallery: Other vehicles of 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show
Read Article....................
Photo Gallery: RealTime Racing's TOP secret Honda Collection Hall
Read Article....................
2019 Honda Passport PR Photo Gallery
Read Article....................
2019 Acura NSX PR Photo Gallery
Read Article....................
Contact TOV | Submit Your Article | Submit Your Link | Advertise | TOV Shop | Events | Our Sponsors | TOV Archives
Copyright © 2020 Velocitech Inc. All information contained herein remains the property of Velocitech Inc.
The Temple of VTEC is not affiliated with American Honda Motor Co., Inc. TOV Policies and Guidelines - Credits - Privacy Policy
31