Following Honda’s win last year with the Civic as our car of the year, the all-new Honda CR-V is another one for Honda’s books, as it bagged this year’s Car Of The Year title, awarded by Car Awards Group Inc., which is composed of 50 journalists and bloggers from different media sites/companies.
Honda as a whole did pretty well. Aside from the CR-V, the Honda BR-V also won 2WD Compact Crossover Of The Year, and the Civic Type R won Sport Compact Of The Year. That brings Honda’s total to three winners. Mazda won 3 awards, too, with the Mazda 2 having the Subcompact Car Of The Year, the CX-9 winning AWD Large Crossover Of The Year, and the Mazda MX-5 RF winning Sportscar Of The Year.
Volkswagen did excellently this year, too. Its revised 2017 Volkswagen Jetta Business Edition+ variant and 2017 Volkswagen Golf GTS Wagon Business Edition+ variant bagged the Compact Car Of The Year and Wagon Of The Year awards, respectively.
Mitsubishi did well with the Strada GLS MT winning 4×4 Pick-Up Of The Year, and the Montero Sport winning 4WD Midsize SUV Of The Year. Isuzu’s revised MU-X and D-Max, all receiving the new BluePower diesel engines this year, won 2WD Midsize SUV Of The Year and 4×2 Pick-Up Of The Year, respectively.