The Honda CR-Z has added another trophy to its cabinet, winning a 2012 Design Award in the Automotive and Transport category of the prestigious Australian International Design Awards.
At a ceremony in Sydney on Friday 20 July, Honda Australia’s Managing Director and CEO, Mr. Satoshi Matsuzawa and Principal Adviser, Mr. Lindsay Smalley accepted the award on behalf of Honda Australia.
“The Australian International Design Awards are a respected and prestigious award within the design industry. It is a great honour to receive an award of this calibre for the CR-Z.
“The CR-Z is truly in a class of its own, with styling that turns heads, advanced fuel efficiency and a drive that is fun, exciting and engaging. We are very proud to add another important and prominent award to our trophy cabinet,” Mr. Smalley said.
The 2012 Design Award joins a long list of awards received by the CR-Z; Australia’s Wheels Magazine Car of the Year 2011 and Green Car of the Year in the ‘Sports’ category, Japan Car of the Year 2010-11 and U.K. Top Gear Magazine’s Green Car of the Year.
Capturing Honda’s joyful spirit, the CR-Z leads the way to the future of motoring, responding to an increase in environmental awareness and changes in the world economy. “The CR-Z is an example of how Honda is realising its vision for an exciting, cleaner future without compromising on the joy of driving,” Mr. Smalley said.
Honda was the world’s first car manufacturer to announce voluntary global targets for the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions and has been implementing proactive measures in sustainability for over five decades.
Honda is the world’s biggest engine manufacturer, a leader in automotive research and development and consistently rated a top performer in customer satisfaction. There are more than 400,000 Hondas on the road in Australia and millions of happy customers worldwide.