- Honda e named Globe Urban Car of the Calendar year in the prestigious 2021 Globe Car Awards
- Honda e also positioned among the best three in the all round Globe Car of the Calendar year award and was also nominated for the Globe Car Layout award
- Honda Jazz also in the best three in the Urban Car category
- Most current awards good results demonstrates Honda’s motivation to developing innovative and attractive merchandise that are made without the need of compromise
Honda has prolonged its superb profitable streak with good results in the 2021 Globe Car Awards. The Honda e added the Globe Urban Car of the Calendar year title to its increasing record of current prestigious accolades, as nicely as currently being shortlisted in the best three of the all round Globe Car of the Calendar year award. The Honda Jazz e:HEV also highlighted in the best three for the Globe Urban Car prize, as the Japanese model dominated the category.
Both equally the compact city vehicles are taking part in an important job in Honda’s motivation to electrify one hundred% of its mainstream European auto range by 2022.
The Honda e, which is the brand’s first thoroughly electric vehicle (EV) for Europe, was awarded the 2021 Globe Urban Car of the Calendar year accolade by a panel of 93 global journalists from 28 international locations. The Globe Car Awards programme recognises excellence in Urban, Luxury, Performance and Layout groups, with the Honda e recognised for its responsive and exciting driving practical experience, excellent in-auto technologies and connectivity, and stand-out contemporary style.
Winning accolades about the globe, the Honda e proceeds to set world wide benchmarks for contemporary auto style and innovative e-mobility. Other successes for the popular compact EV involve two ‘Red Dot’ awards for superb style, like ‘Best of the Very best 2020’, and induction into the globe-renowned Purple Dot museum in Germany.
The auto, which made its debut as the Honda e Prototype at the Frankfurt Motor Display in 2019, also recently gained the ‘ECOBEST’ title from the AUTOBEST jury and was named all round winner at the German Car of the Calendar year 2021 awards with more wins in the ‘New Energy’ category. Previously this 12 months it was also crowned ‘Best EV’ in the Women’s Globe Car of the Calendar year 2021 awards.
Honda e Huge Task Leader, Tomofumi Ichinose, explained: “We are really honoured to get these types of a prestigious award and would like to thank the judges on behalf of all Honda teams who strived to develop this special, innovative city EV product. Honda e is an superb offer for shoppers who want their auto to participate in a central job in developing a seamless link in between different aspects of their lives, although answering the obstacle of zero-emission city mobility. At the very same time, our crew preferred to develop a style that was pleasing to shoppers in a pleasant, human way, not a cold and soulless piece of equipment.”
In addition to the good results of the Honda e, the new hybrid-only Jazz e:HEV was also on the three-auto shortlist for the Globe Urban Car award. The judging panel praised the Jazz for its successful and responsive hybrid powertrain, clever packaging and outstanding inside space and excellent stages of comfort.
The Jazz and Jazz Crosstar have been recently recognised for reaching an superb stability of functionality, style and safety by the prestigious Purple Dot Awards 2021, receiving the very coveted ‘Product Design’ award. This internationally renowned accolade is only bestowed upon the best high quality merchandise that excel in product, model and communication style groups.
Tom Gardner, Senior Vice President, Honda Motor Europe explained: “We are delighted with this result and for the continuing assistance of the Globe Car Awards organisation. When we acquire our new merchandise, we constantly strive to develop a little something that is appreciated outside of just its specification. Cars which incorporate the main values of the Honda model, although bringing new advantages for right now. Cars that are different and constantly have the customer at their centre. It really is exceptionally fulfilling to see these endeavours recognised by the Globe Car Awards jury and we thank them for this accolade.”
The Globe Car Awards necessitates suitable motor vehicles to be on-sale in at minimum two key marketplaces on two different continents in between onest May 2020 and onest May 2021. In addition the vehicle will have to be manufactured in volumes of at minimum 5,000 models per 12 months, be a greatest of four.20 meters in all round duration and be authorized for operation on general public streets. Now in its seventeenth 12 months, the award aims to replicate the reality of what auto entrepreneurs about the globe require, as nicely as to recognise, reward and encourage excellence, management and innovation in a fast transforming automotive business.