Eclipsing the competition at the Company Car Today’s CCT100 Awards, the Honda Civic took the award of ‘Lower Medium Car of the Year’ for the third year running.
Chosen from a pool of 100 cars, it was named amongst the twenty award-winners that represent the very best company car choices for business fleets across various automotive segments.
In 2019, Honda retained the award that the Civic collected back in 2018. The Japanese brand had added to the car’s strengths in the intervening 12 months with the introduction of a diesel engine in the Spring of 2018. This enhanced the business appeal of the Civic, bringing emissions down to just 93g/Km from the 120hp 1.6-litre engine, although the 126hp, 1.0-litre petrol is also impressive at just 110g/Km for the manual, or 107g/Km for the CVT automatic version. There’s also a range-topping 182hp, 1.5-litre petrol that kicks off at 128g/Km.
Edging out the likes of the BMW 1-Series, Mercedes A-Class and Volvo V40, The Civic’s victory is no mean feat. The Civic attained a higher overall score across a range of metrics – such as performance, residual value and insurance cost – by which the judging panel assessed the contender’s company car credentials.
Based on existing Civic strengths, the five- door model has already shown itself to be a fine-handling car that’s up with the class best for driver entertainment whilst equally happy on mile-munching journeys.
Safety equipment is an important part of any fleet’s duty of care and all Civics come with autonomous emergency braking, lane-keep assist, adaptive cruise control, traffic sign recognition and road departure-mitigation systems, while the SR trim upwards gets the 7.0-inch navigation system that includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
“A hat-trick of Company Car Today CCT100 Lower Medium Car of the Year awards shows what a great company car the Honda Civic is”, said Company Car Today Editor Paul Barker. “Its space, practicality, great engines and styling combine with intelligent pricing and good equipment levels to make for a car that should be on every fleet consideration list.”
Available with three engines, two petrol and one diesel, the Civic can also be had with various transmissions. There are multiple trim levels to choose from as well, allowing company car operators to find the ideal balance of price and specification.
The CCT100 is Company car Today’s definitive list of the 100 cars that can fulfil any business car requirement. A shortlist containing the top five cars in each category is assessed across 12 key factors that make an excellent company car, including emissions, price, running costs, company car tax, practicality, desirability and driving experience.