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April 2nd, 2019

Honda Odyssey Named Best MPV by 2019 Middle East Car of the Year (MECOTY) Awards

  • 6th straight year for Honda to win a MECOTY award following
    • (2014) City
    • (2015) CR-V
    • (2016) Odyssey J
    • (2017) Civic
    • (2018) CR-V
  • Honda Odyssey awarded as the ‘Best Car for Families in 2019’ by the U.S. News & World Report along with the Accord*.

Dubai, UAE April. 02, 2019:

Honda Motor Co. Africa and Middle East Office announced that the Honda Odyssey has won the Best MPV in the 2019 Middle East Car of the Year Awards held at ADNEC in Abu Dhabi on March 25th 2019. The Middle East Car of the Year (MECOTY) award is the biggest, most coveted award of the regional automotive industry. It integrates a complex yet transparent nomination and scoring methodology which is developed, tested and implemented by the motoring journalists of the Middle East motoring industry.

Vehicles that are ‘All New’ model over the period of 06-12 months are nominated. The cars then go through a 3-stage process namely:

  1. Nomination
  2. Jury Test Drives
  3. Final Scores based on Jury Scoring and Public Voting

Jurors score the nominated cars on a standard points table system; from a scale of 0 – 5 points; with 0 being the minimum and 5 being the maximum awardable points. The vehicles are scored on:

  • Exterior and Interior Design
  • Handling and Drivability
  • Safety and Durability
  • Performance and Capability
  • Technological Innovation
  • Emotional Appeal and Driver Satisfaction
  • Value for Money
  • Comfort and Practicality
  • Environment Friendly
  • Regional Appeal

About Honda Odyssey:

The MMC Honda Odyssey was launched in 2018 in the GCC. With over 2.7 million units sold across 4 generations, the Odyssey is one of the most popular MPV’s globally. The fifth generation 2018 Odyssey brings to the GCC region a whole lot of features and worlds first technologies such as CabinWatch, CabinTalk, 10 Speed AT and Magic Slide 2nd row seats. The Honda Odyssey is also fitted with advance audio technologies such as an 8-Inch Display Audio Screen, CabinWatch, CabinTalk and a Rear Entertainment system with children friendly apps.

The Honda Odyssey is also fitted with a whole suite of safety features including all grades have 8 Airbags including knee airbags for additional protection and Honda Sensing in the Touring Grade. The Honda Odyssey comes in 7 Exterior Colors and 2 Interior Color Options.

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