June 13, 2024

Honda HR-V Emerges 2023 Car-Of-The-Year In Nigeria

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From left Mike Ochonma, Chairman, Nigeria Auto Journalists Association (NAJA); Mr Joseph Osanipin, DG, National Automotive Design and Development Council, NADDC, presenting NAJA Honda HR-V Car of the Year award to Mr Remi Adams, Head Sales, Marketing & Logistics and Akintola Jemmy, Area Manager, both of Honda Automobile West Africa while Mr Rasheed Bisiriyu, Awards Committee chairman, joins the celebration at the 2023 NIgeria Auto Journalists Association Awards ceremony held at Oriental Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos on Thursday, 14 December 2023.It was a night of elegance as auto personalities led by the industry regulator, the Director-General of the National Automotive Design and Development Council (NADDC), Mr. Joseph Osanipin, stormed the prestigious Oriental Hotel in Lagos for the auto industry’s most coveted awards event.

Out of the tens of awards, the Car-of-the-Year award was the most sought after with Honda HR-V unveiled as the number one car on Nigerian roads.

The presentation of the laurel was done by the NADDC DG to Mr. Remi Adams, Head Sales, Marketing & Logistics and Akintola Jemmy, Area Manager, both of Honda Automobile West Africa at the award night.

In the presence of other stakeholders, Honda clinched the prestigious laurel, expressing delight and excitement over the recognition of the brand.

The All-New Honda HR-V was introduced in Nigeria by Honda Automobile Western Africa Ltd (HAWA).

The HR-V assembled in Nigeria, by Nigerians and for Nigerians, has been designed to cope with the peculiar terrain of Nigeria.

The new HR-V represents the Third Generation of the Hi-Rider Revolutionary Vehicle, building on the successes of the First Generation (1999-2006); Second Generation (2006-2013) and the All New HR-V which is the third generation.

Honda HR-V shoved aside Suzuki S-Presso and Changan Eado to clinch the award.

Commenting on the award, Adams commended NAJA for recognising the brand with the prestigious award.

He said it was a morale booster for HAWA in its determination to continue to churn out quality Made-in –Nigeria vehicles.

HAWA has its state-of-the-art plant along Sango Ota – Idi-Iroko road in Ogun State where it assembles vehicles, motorcycles and their parts with an installed capacity of 1,000 units per year.

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