All-New Honda HR-V unveiled as Nigeria’s Car-of-the-Year

December 16, 2023
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The Honda HR-V was on Thursday night unveiled as the number one car on Nigerian roads at the well celebrated 2023 Nigeria Auto Journalists’ Association (NAJA) Auto Awards night at Oriental Hotel, Victoria island, Lagos.

Over 29 persons and companies who have distinguished themselves in the industry were specially recognised and honoured in different award categories.

NAJA auto awards annually celebrates the best players in the Nigerian auto industry, acknowledging the marketing achievements in both business-to-business and business-to-consumer markets of the auto industry in the country.

Each award is to keep encouraging excellence and celebrate the best and the brightest among the stakeholders, their products, and services in the country.

The Honda HR-V model which is being assembled in Nigeria by Honda Automobile Western Africa Ltd (HAWA), Sango Ota, Nigeria for the time clinched the coveted NAJA’s Car-of-the-Year award, defeating Suzuki Espresso and Changan Eado.

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The presentation of the laurel was done by the Director-General of the National Automotive Design and Development Council (NADDC), Joseph Osanipin to Mr. Remi Adams, Head Sales, Marketing & Logistics and Akintola Jemmy, Area Manager, both of Honda Automobile West Africa at the award night.

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 (2006-2023) and the All New HR-V which is the third generation.

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 a state-of-the-art plant in Idi-Iroko Ogun State where it assembles vehicles, motorcycles and their parts with an installed capacity of 1000.

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