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Honda
Honda
Motor Company, Ltd. (Japanese: 本田技研工業株式会社, Hepburn: Honda
Honda
Giken Kōgyō KK, IPA: [honda] ( listen); /ˈhɒndə/) is a Japanese public multinational conglomerate corporation primarily known as a manufacturer of automobiles, aircraft, motorcycles, and power equipment. Honda
Honda
has been the world's largest motorcycle manufacturer since 1959,[2][3] as well as the world's largest manufacturer of internal combustion engines measured by volume, producing more than 14 million internal combustion engines each year.[4] Honda
Honda
became the second-largest Japanese automobile manufacturer in 2001.[5][6] Honda was the eighth largest automobile manufacturer in the world behind Toyota, Volkswagen Group, Hyundai Motor Group, General Motors, Ford, Nissan, and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
in 2015.[7] Honda
Honda
was the first Japanese automobile manufacturer to release a dedicated luxury brand, Acura, in 1986. Aside from their core automobile and motorcycle businesses, Honda
Honda
also manufactures garden equipment, marine engines, personal watercraft and power generators, and other products. Since 1986, Honda
Honda
has been involved with artificial intelligence/robotics research and released their ASIMO robot in 2000. They have also ventured into aerospace with the establishment of GE Honda Aero Engines
GE Honda Aero Engines
in 2004 and the Honda
Honda
HA-420 HondaJet, which began production in 2012. Honda
Honda
has three joint-ventures in China ( Honda
Honda
China, Dongfeng Honda, and Guangqi Honda). In 2013, Honda
Honda
invested about 5.7% (US$6.8 billion) of its revenues in research and development.[8] Also in 2013, Honda
Honda
became the first Japanese automaker to be a net exporter from the United States, exporting 108,705 Honda
Honda
and Acura
Acura
models, while importing only 88,357.[9]

Contents

1 History 2 Corporate profile and divisions 3 Leadership 4 Products

4.1 Automobiles 4.2 Motorcycles 4.3 Power equipment 4.4 Engines 4.5 Robots 4.6 Aircraft 4.7 Mountain bikes

5 Former products

5.1 ATV 5.2 Solar cells

6 Motorsports

6.1 Automobile 6.2 Motorcycles

7 Electric and alternative fuel vehicles

7.1 Compressed natural gas 7.2 Flexible-fuel 7.3 Hybrid electric 7.4 Hydrogen
Hydrogen
fuel cell 7.5 Plug-in electric vehicles

8 Marketing

8.1 Japanese marketing 8.2 International marketing 8.3 Sports

9 Facilities (partial list) 10 Mainstream models 11 US sales 12 Production numbers 13 2010 Chinese labour strike 14 See also 15 Notes 16 References 17 External links

History Throughout his life, Honda's founder, Soichiro Honda, had an interest in automobiles. He worked as a mechanic at the Art Shokai garage, where he tuned cars and entered them in races. In 1937, with financing from his acquaintance Kato Shichirō, Honda
Honda
founded Tōkai Seiki (Eastern Sea Precision Machine Company) to make piston rings working out of the Art Shokai garage.[10] After initial failures, Tōkai Seiki won a contract to supply piston rings to Toyota, but lost the contract due to the poor quality of their products.[10] After attending engineering school without graduating, and visiting factories around Japan
Japan
to better understand Toyota's quality control processes, by 1941 Honda
Honda
was able to mass-produce piston rings acceptable to Toyota, using an automated process that could employ even unskilled wartime laborers.[10][11]:16–19 Tōkai Seiki was placed under control of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry (called the Ministry of Munitions after 1943) at the start of World War II, and Soichiro Honda was demoted from president to senior managing director after Toyota
Toyota
took a 40% stake in the company.[10] Honda
Honda
also aided the war effort by assisting other companies in automating the production of military aircraft propellers.[10] The relationships Honda
Honda
cultivated with personnel at Toyota, Nakajima Aircraft Company and the Imperial Japanese Navy
Imperial Japanese Navy
would be instrumental in the postwar period.[10] A US B-29
B-29
bomber attack destroyed Tōkai Seiki's Yamashita plant in 1944, and the Itawa plant collapsed in the 13 January 1945 Mikawa earthquake. Soichiro Honda sold the salvageable remains of the company to Toyota
Toyota
after the war for ¥450,000, and used the proceeds to found the Honda
Honda
Technical Research Institute in October 1946.[10][12] With a staff of 12 men working in a 16 m2 (170 sq ft) shack, they built and sold improvised motorized bicycles, using a supply of 500 two-stroke 50 cc Tohatsu
Tohatsu
war surplus radio generator engines.[10][11]:19[13] When the engines ran out, Honda began building their own copy of the Tohatsu
Tohatsu
engine, and supplying these to customers to attach to their bicycles.[10][13] This was the Honda
Honda
A-Type, nicknamed the Bata Bata for the sound the engine made.[10] In 1949, the Honda
Honda
Technical Research Institute was liquidated for ¥1,000,000, or about US$5,000 today; these funds were used to incorporate Honda
Honda
Motor Co., Ltd.[11]:21 At about the same time Honda
Honda
hired engineer Kihachiro Kawashima, and Takeo Fujisawa who provided indispensable business and marketing expertise to complement Soichiro Honda's technical bent.[11]:21 The close partnership between Soichiro Honda and Fujisawa lasted until they stepped down together in October 1973.[11]:21 The first complete motorcycle, with both the frame and engine made by Honda, was the 1949 D-Type, the first Honda
Honda
to go by the name Dream.[12][14] Honda
Honda
Motor Company grew in a short time to become the world's largest manufacturer of motorcycles by 1964.[citation needed] The first production automobile from Honda
Honda
was the T360 mini pick-up truck, which went on sale in August 1963.[15] Powered by a small 356-cc straight-4 gasoline engine, it was classified under the cheaper Kei car
Kei car
tax bracket.[16] The first production car from Honda
Honda
was the S500 sports car, which followed the T360 into production in October 1963. Its chain-driven rear wheels pointed to Honda's motorcycle origins.[17] Over the next few decades, Honda
Honda
worked to expand its product line and expanded operations and exports to numerous countries around the world. In 1986, Honda
Honda
introduced the successful Acura
Acura
brand to the American market in an attempt to gain ground in the luxury vehicle market. The year 1991 saw the introduction of the Honda NSX
Honda NSX
supercar, the first all-aluminum monocoque vehicle that incorporated a mid-engine V6 with variable-valve timing.[18] CEO Tadashi Kume was succeeded by Nobuhiko Kawamoto in 1990. Kawamoto was selected over Shoichiro Irimajiri, who oversaw the successful establishment of Honda
Honda
of America Manufacturing, Inc. in Marysville, Ohio. Both Kawamoto and Irimajiri shared a friendly rivalry within Honda, and Irimajiri would resign in 1992 due to health issues. Following the death of Soichiro Honda and the departure of Irimajiri, Honda
Honda
found itself quickly being outpaced in product development by other Japanese automakers and was caught off-guard by the truck and sport utility vehicle boom of the 1990s, all which took a toll on the profitability of the company. Japanese media reported in 1992 and 1993 that Honda
Honda
was at serious risk of an unwanted and hostile takeover by Mitsubishi Motors, who at the time was a larger automaker by volume and flush with profits from their successful Pajero and Diamante.[19] Kawamoto acted quickly to change Honda's corporate culture, rushing through market-driven product development that resulted in recreational vehicles such as the first generation Odyssey and the CR-V, and a refocusing away from some of the numerous sedans and coupes that were popular with Honda's engineers but not with the buying public. The most shocking change to Honda
Honda
came when Kawamoto ended Honda's successful participation in Formula One
Formula One
after the 1992 season, citing costs in light of the takeover threat from Mitsubishi as well as the desire to create a more environmentally-friendly company image.[20] Later, 1995 gave rise to the Honda Aircraft Company
Honda Aircraft Company
with the goal of producing jet aircraft under Honda's name.[21] On 23 February 2015, Honda
Honda
announced that CEO and President Takanobu Ito would step down and be replaced by Takahiro Hachigo
Takahiro Hachigo
by June; additional retirements by senior managers and directors were expected.[22] Corporate profile and divisions

Honda
Honda
headquarters building in Minato, Tokyo

Honda
Honda
is headquartered in Minato, Tokyo, Japan. Their shares trade on the Tokyo Stock Exchange
Tokyo Stock Exchange
and the New York Stock Exchange, as well as exchanges in Osaka, Nagoya, Sapporo, Kyoto, Fukuoka, London, Paris and Switzerland. The company has assembly plants around the globe. These plants are located in China, the United States, Pakistan, Canada, England, Japan, Belgium, Brazil, México, New Zealand, Malaysia, Indonesia, India, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Turkey, Taiwan, Perú and Argentina. As of July 2010, 89 percent of Honda
Honda
and Acura
Acura
vehicles sold in the United States were built in North American plants, up from 82.2 percent a year earlier. This shields profits from the yen's advance to a 15-year high against the dollar.[23] Honda's Net Sales and Other Operating Revenue by Geographical Regions in 2007[24]

Geographic Region Total revenue (in millions of ¥)

Japan 1,681,190

North America 5,980,876

Europe 1,236,757

Asia 1,283,154

Others 905,163

American Honda Motor Company
American Honda Motor Company
is based in Torrance, California. Honda Racing Corporation (HRC) is Honda's motorcycle racing division. Honda Canada Inc. is headquartered in Markham, Ontario,[25] it was originally planned to be located in Richmond Hill, Ontario, but delays led them to look elsewhere. Their manufacturing division, Honda
Honda
of Canada Manufacturing, is based in Alliston, Ontario. Honda
Honda
has also created joint ventures around the world, such as Honda
Honda
Siel Cars and Hero Honda
Hero Honda
Motorcycles in India,[26] Guangzhou Honda
Honda
and Dongfeng Honda
Honda
in China, Boon Siew Honda
Honda
in Malaysia and Honda Atlas
Honda Atlas
in Pakistan. Following the Japanese earthquake and tsunami in March 2011 Honda announced plans to halve production at its UK plants.[27] The decision was made to put staff at the Swindon plant on a 2-day week until the end of May as the manufacturer struggled to source supplies from Japan. It's thought around 22,500 cars were produced during this period. Leadership

Name Years

Soichiro Honda 1948–1973

Kiyoshi Kawashima 1973–1983

Tadashi Kume 1983–1990

Nobuhiko Kawamoto 1990–1998

Hiroyuki Yoshino 1998–2003

Takeo Fukui 2003–2009

Takanobu Ito 2009–2015

Takahiro Hachigo 2015–

Products Automobiles

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For a list of automobiles, see List of Honda
Honda
automobiles.

Honda
Honda
Accord

Tenth Generation Honda Civic
Honda Civic
hatchback in production from 2016–present

Honda
Honda
CR-V.

Honda's global lineup consists of the Fit, Civic, Accord, Insight, CR-V, CR-Z, Legend and two versions of the Odyssey, one for North America, and a smaller vehicle sold internationally. An early proponent of developing vehicles to cater to different needs and markets worldwide, Honda's lineup varies by country and may have vehicles exclusive to that region. A few examples are the latest Honda Odyssey minivan and the Ridgeline, Honda's first light-duty uni-body pickup truck. Both were designed and engineered primarily in North America and are produced there. Other example of exclusive models includes the Honda Civic
Honda Civic
five-door hatchback sold in Europe. Honda's automotive manufacturing ambitions can be traced back to 1963, with the Honda
Honda
T360, a kei car truck built for the Japanese market.[28] This was followed by the two-door roadster, the Honda
Honda
S500 also introduced in 1963. In 1965, Honda
Honda
built a two-door commercial delivery van, called the Honda
Honda
L700. Honda's first four-door sedan was not the Accord, but the air-cooled, four-cylinder, gasoline-powered Honda 1300
Honda 1300
in 1969. The Civic was a hatchback that gained wide popularity internationally, but it wasn't the first two-door hatchback built. That was the Honda
Honda
N360, another Kei car
Kei car
that was adapted for international sale as the N600. The Civic, which appeared in 1972 and replaced the N600 also had a smaller sibling that replaced the air-cooled N360, called the Honda Life
Honda Life
that was water-cooled. The Honda Life
Honda Life
represented Honda's efforts in competing in the kei car segment, offering sedan, delivery van and small pick-up platforms on a shared chassis. The Life StepVan had a novel approach that, while not initially a commercial success, appears to be an influence in vehicles with the front passengers sitting behind the engine, a large cargo area with a flat roof and a liftgate installed in back, and utilizing a transversely installed engine with a front-wheel-drive powertrain. As Honda
Honda
entered into automobile manufacturing in the late 1960s, where Japanese manufacturers such as Toyota
Toyota
and Nissan
Nissan
had been making cars since before WWII, it appears that Honda
Honda
instilled a sense of doing things a little differently than its Japanese competitors. Its mainstay products, like the Accord and Civic (with the exception of its USA-market 1993–97 Passport which was part of a vehicle exchange program with Isuzu (part of the Subaru-Isuzu joint venture)), have always employed front-wheel-drive powertrain implementation, which is currently a long held Honda
Honda
tradition. Honda
Honda
also installed new technologies into their products, first as optional equipment, then later standard, like anti lock brakes, speed sensitive power steering, and multi-port fuel injection in the early 1980s. This desire to be the first to try new approaches is evident with the creation of the first Japanese luxury chain Acura, and was also evident with the all aluminum, mid-engined sports car, the Honda
Honda
NSX, which also introduced variable valve timing technology, Honda
Honda
calls VTEC. The Civic is a line of compact cars developed and manufactured by Honda. In North America, the Civic is the second-longest continuously running nameplate from a Japanese manufacturer; only its perennial rival, the Toyota
Toyota
Corolla, introduced in 1968, has been in production longer.[29] The Civic, along with the Accord and Prelude, comprised Honda's vehicles sold in North America until the 1990s, when the model lineup was expanded. Having gone through several generational changes, the Civic has become larger and more upmarket, and it currently slots between the Fit and Accord. Honda
Honda
produces Civic hybrid, a hybrid electric vehicle that competes with the Toyota
Toyota
Prius, and also produces the Insight and CR-Z. In 2008, Honda
Honda
increased global production to meet demand for small cars and hybrids in the U.S. and emerging markets. The company shuffled U.S. production to keep factories busy and boost car output, while building fewer minivans and sport utility vehicles as light truck sales fell.[30] Its first entrance into the pickup segment, the light duty Ridgeline, won Truck of the Year from Motor Trend
Motor Trend
magazine in 2006. Also in 2006, the redesigned Civic won Car of the Year from the magazine, giving Honda
Honda
a rare double win of Motor Trend
Motor Trend
honors. Honda's 9th generation Civic also won the Car of the Year award based on a public survey held by PakWheels It is reported that Honda
Honda
plans to increase hybrid sales in Japan
Japan
to more than 20% of its total sales in fiscal year 2011, from 14.8% in previous year.[31] Five of United States Environmental Protection Agency's top ten most fuel-efficient cars from 1984 to 2010 comes from Honda, more than any other automakers. The five models are: 2000–2006 Honda
Honda
Insight (53 mpg‑US or 4.4 L/100 km or 64 mpg‑imp combined), 1986–1987 Honda Civic
Honda Civic
Coupe
Coupe
HF (46 mpg‑US or 5.1 L/100 km or 55 mpg‑imp combined), 1994–1995 Honda Civic
Honda Civic
hatchback VX (43 mpg‑US or 5.5 L/100 km or 52 mpg‑imp combined), 2006– Honda Civic
Honda Civic
Hybrid (42 mpg‑US or 5.6 L/100 km or 50 mpg‑imp combined), and 2010– Honda Insight
Honda Insight
(41 mpg‑US or 5.7 L/100 km or 49 mpg‑imp combined).[32] The ACEEE has also rated the Civic GX as the greenest car in America for seven consecutive years.[33] Motorcycles For a list of motorcycle products, see List of Honda
Honda
motorcycles. Honda
Honda
is the largest motorcycle manufacturer in Japan
Japan
and has been since it started production in 1955.[10] At its peak in 1982, Honda manufactured almost three million motorcycles annually. By 2006 this figure had reduced to around 550,000 but was still higher than its three domestic competitors.[10] In 2017, India became the largest motorcycle market of Honda.[34] In India, Honda
Honda
is leading in the scooters segment, with 59 percent market share.[35] During the 1960s, when it was a small manufacturer, Honda
Honda
broke out of the Japanese motorcycle market and began exporting to the U.S. Working with the advertising agency Grey Advertising, Honda
Honda
created an innovative marketing campaign, using the slogan "You meet the nicest people on a Honda." In contrast to the prevailing negative stereotypes of motorcyclists in America as tough, antisocial rebels, this campaign suggested that Honda
Honda
motorcycles were made for the everyman. The campaign was hugely successful; the ads ran for three years, and by the end of 1963 alone, Honda
Honda
had sold 90,000 motorcycles.[11]: 1 Taking Honda's story as an archetype of the smaller manufacturer entering a new market already occupied by highly dominant competitors, the story of their market entry, and their subsequent huge success in the U.S. and around the world, has been the subject of some academic controversy. Competing explanations have been advanced to explain Honda's strategy and the reasons for their success.[36] The first of these explanations was put forward when, in 1975, Boston Consulting Group (BCG) was commissioned by the UK government to write a report explaining why and how the British motorcycle industry had been out-competed by its Japanese competitors. The report concluded that the Japanese firms, including Honda, had sought a very high scale of production (they had made a large number of motorbikes) in order to benefit from economies of scale and learning curve effects. It blamed the decline of the British motorcycle industry on the failure of British managers to invest enough in their businesses to profit from economies of scale and scope.[37]

2004 Honda
Honda
Super Cub

The second explanation was offered in 1984 by Richard Pascale, who had interviewed the Honda
Honda
executives responsible for the firm's entry into the U.S. market. As opposed to the tightly focused strategy of low cost and high scale that BCG accredited to Honda, Pascale found that their entry into the U.S. market was a story of "miscalculation, serendipity, and organizational learning" – in other words, Honda's success was due to the adaptability and hard work of its staff, rather than any long term strategy.[38] For example, Honda's initial plan on entering the US was to compete in large motorcycles, around 300 cc. Honda's motorcycles in this class suffered performance and reliability problems when ridden the relatively long distances of the US highways.[11]:41–43 When the team found that the scooters they were using to get themselves around their U.S. base of San Francisco attracted positive interest from consumers that they fell back on selling the Super Cub instead.[11]:41–43 The most recent school of thought on Honda's strategy was put forward by Gary Hamel
Gary Hamel
and C. K. Prahalad
C. K. Prahalad
in 1989. Creating the concept of core competencies with Honda
Honda
as an example, they argued that Honda's success was due to its focus on leadership in the technology of internal combustion engines.[39] For example, the high power-to-weight ratio engines Honda
Honda
produced for its racing bikes provided technology and expertise which was transferable into mopeds. Honda's entry into the U.S. motorcycle market during the 1960s is used as a case study for teaching introductory strategy at business schools worldwide.[40] Power equipment Production started in 1953 with H-type engine (prior to motorcycle).[41] Honda
Honda
power equipment reached record sales in 2007 with 6.4 million units.[42] By 2010 ( Fiscal year
Fiscal year
ended 31 March) this figure had decreased to 4,7 million units.[43] Cumulative production of power products has exceeded 85 million units (as of September 2008).[44] Honda
Honda
power equipment includes:

Engine Tiller Lawn mower Robotic lawn mower Riding mower Trimmer Mower Blower Sprayer Hedge trimmer Snowthrower Generator, welding power supply Pumps Outboard engine Inflatable boat Electric 4-wheel Scooter Compact Household Cogeneration
Cogeneration
Unit

Engines

Honda
Honda
Outboard motor
Outboard motor
on a pontoon boat

Honda
Honda
engines powered the entire 33-car starting field of the 2010 Indianapolis 500[45] and for the fifth consecutive race, there were no engine-related retirements during the running of the Memorial Day Classic.[46] In the 1980s Honda
Honda
developed the GY6 engine for use in motor scooters. Although no longer manufactured by Honda
Honda
it is still commonly used in many Chinese, Korean and Taiwanese light vehicles.[47] Honda, despite being known as an engine company, has never built a V8 for passenger vehicles. In the late 1990s, the company resisted considerable pressure from its American dealers for a V8 engine
V8 engine
(which would have seen use in top-of-the-line Honda
Honda
SUVs and Acuras), with American Honda
Honda
reportedly sending one dealer a shipment of V8 beverages to silence them.[48] Honda
Honda
considered starting V8 production in the mid-2000s for larger Acura
Acura
sedans, a new version of the high end NSX sports car (which previously used DOHC V6 engines with VTEC to achieve its high power output) and possible future ventures into the American full-size truck and SUV segment for both the Acura
Acura
and Honda brands, but this was cancelled in late 2008, with Honda
Honda
citing environmental and worldwide economic conditions as reasons for the termination of this project.[49] Robots

ASIMO
ASIMO
at Expo 2005

ASIMO
ASIMO
is the part of Honda's Research & Development robotics program. It is the eleventh in a line of successive builds starting in 1986 with Honda E0 moving through the ensuing Honda E series and the Honda
Honda
P series. Weighing 54 kilograms and standing 130 centimeters tall, ASIMO
ASIMO
resembles a small astronaut wearing a backpack, and can walk on two feet in a manner resembling human locomotion, at up to 6 km/h (3.7 mph). ASIMO
ASIMO
is the world's only humanoid robot able to ascend and descend stairs independently.[50] However, human motions such as climbing stairs are difficult to mimic with a machine, which ASIMO
ASIMO
has demonstrated by taking two plunges off a staircase. Honda's robot ASIMO
ASIMO
(see below) as an R&D project brings together expertise to create a robot that walks, dances and navigates steps. 2010 marks the year Honda
Honda
has developed a machine capable of reading a user's brainwaves to move ASIMO. The system uses a helmet covered with electroencephalography and near-infrared spectroscopy sensors that monitor electrical brainwaves and cerebral blood flow—signals that alter slightly during the human thought process. The user thinks of one of a limited number of gestures it wants from the robot, which has been fitted with a Brain Machine Interface.[51] Aircraft Main article: Honda
Honda
HA-420 HondaJet Honda
Honda
has also pioneered new technology in its HA-420 HondaJet, manufactured by its subsidiary Honda
Honda
Aircraft Company, which allows new levels of reduced drag, increased aerodynamics and fuel efficiency thus reducing operating costs.[52][citation needed] Mountain bikes See also: Honda
Honda
RN-01 G-cross Honda
Honda
has also built a downhill racing bicycle known as the Honda RN-01. It is not available for sale to the public. The bike has a gearbox, which replaces the standard derailleur found on most bikes. Honda
Honda
has hired several people to pilot the bike, among them Greg Minnaar. The team is known as Team G Cross Honda. Former products ATV See also: Honda
Honda
Rincon Honda
Honda
also builds all-terrain vehicles (ATV). 420 450r 400ex 300ex 250r Solar cells Honda's solar cell subsidiary company Honda
Honda
Soltec (Headquarters: Kikuchi-gun, Kumamoto; President and CEO: Akio Kazusa) started sales throughout Japan
Japan
of thin-film solar cells for public and industrial use on 24 October 2008, after selling solar cells for residential use since October 2007.[53] Honda
Honda
announced in the end of October 2013 that Honda
Honda
Soltec would cease the business operation except for support for existing customers in Spring 2014 and the subsidiary would be dissolved.[54] Motorsports Honda
Honda
has been active in motorsports, like Motorcycle
Motorcycle
Grand Prix, Superbike racing and others. Automobile See also: Honda
Honda
in Formula One

Rubens Barrichello
Rubens Barrichello
driving for Honda

Honda
Honda
entered Formula One
Formula One
as a constructor for the first time in the 1964 season at the German Grand Prix with Ronnie Bucknum
Ronnie Bucknum
at the wheel. 1965 saw the addition of Richie Ginther
Richie Ginther
to the team, who scored Honda's first point at the Belgian Grand Prix, and Honda's first win at the Mexican Grand Prix. 1967 saw their next win at the Italian Grand Prix with John Surtees
John Surtees
as their driver. In 1968, Jo Schlesser was killed in a Honda RA302
Honda RA302
at the French Grand Prix. This racing tragedy, coupled with their commercial difficulties selling automobiles in the United States, prompted Honda
Honda
to withdraw from all international motorsport that year. After a learning year in 1965, Honda-powered Brabhams dominated the 1966 French Formula Two
Formula Two
championship in the hands of Jack Brabham
Brabham
and Denny Hulme. As there was no European Championship that season, this was the top F2 championship that year. In the early 1980s Honda returned to F2, supplying engines to Ron Tauranac's Ralt
Ralt
team. Tauranac had designed the Brabham
Brabham
cars for their earlier involvement. They were again extremely successful. In a related exercise, John Judd's Engine
Engine
Developments company produced a turbo "Brabham-Honda" engine for use in IndyCar racing. It won only one race, in 1988 for Bobby Rahal
Bobby Rahal
at Pocono. Honda
Honda
returned to Formula One
Formula One
in 1983, initially with another Formula Two partner, the Spirit team, before switching abruptly to Williams in 1984. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, Honda
Honda
powered cars won six consecutive Formula One
Formula One
Constructors Championships. WilliamsF1
WilliamsF1
won the crown in 1986 and 1987. Honda
Honda
switched allegiance again in 1988. New partners McLaren
McLaren
won the title in 1988, 1989, 1990 and 1991. Honda withdrew from Formula One
Formula One
at the end of 1992, although the related Mugen-Honda
Mugen-Honda
company maintained a presence up to the end of 1999, winning four races with Ligier and Jordan Grand Prix. Honda
Honda
debuted in the CART IndyCar World Series as a works supplier in 1994. The engines were far from competitive at first, but after development, the company powered six consecutive drivers championships. In 2003, Honda
Honda
transferred its effort to the rival IRL IndyCar Series
IndyCar Series
with Ilmor
Ilmor
as joint development until 2006. In 2004, Honda-powered cars overwhelmingly dominated the IndyCar Series, winning 14 of 16 IndyCar races, including the Indianapolis 500, and claimed the IndyCar Series
IndyCar Series
Manufacturers' Championship, Drivers' Championship and Rookie of the Year titles. From 2006 to 2011, Honda was the lone engine supplier for the IndyCar Series, including the Indianapolis 500. In the 2006 Indianapolis 500, for the first time in Indianapolis 500
Indianapolis 500
history, the race was run without a single engine problem.[55] Since 2012, HPD has constructed turbocharged V-6 engines for its IndyCar effort. During 1998, Honda
Honda
considered returning to Formula One
Formula One
with their own team. The project was aborted after the death of its technical director, Harvey Postlethwaite. Honda
Honda
instead came back as an official engine supplier to British American Racing
British American Racing
(BAR) and Jordan Grand Prix. Honda
Honda
bought a stake in the BAR team in 2004 before buying the team outright at the end of 2005, becoming a constructor for the first time since the 1960s. Honda
Honda
won the 2006 Hungarian Grand Prix
2006 Hungarian Grand Prix
with driver Jenson Button. It was announced on 5 December 2008, that Honda
Honda
would be exiting Formula One
Formula One
with immediate effect due to the 2008 global economic crisis.[56] The team was sold to former team principal Ross Brawn, renamed Brawn GP
Brawn GP
and subsequently Mercedes.[57] Honda
Honda
became an official works team in the British Touring Car Championship in 2010. Honda
Honda
made an official announcement on 16 May 2013 that it planned to re-enter into Formula One
Formula One
in 2015 as an engine supplier to McLaren.[58] On 15 September 2017, after a winless campaign spanning three seasons without yielding a single podium and achieving a best finish of fifth place, McLaren
McLaren
announced their divorce from Honda, with the latter going on to sign a multi-year deal to supply Toro Rosso, the junior team of Red Bull Racing.[59] Motorcycles Main article: Honda
Honda
Racing Corporation

Honda RC212V
Honda RC212V
raced by Dani Pedrosa

Honda Racing Corporation
Honda Racing Corporation
(HRC) was formed in 1982. The company combines participation in motorcycle races throughout the world with the development of high potential racing machines. Its racing activities are an important source for the creation of leading edge technologies used in the development of Honda
Honda
motorcycles. HRC also contributes to the advancement of motorcycle sports through a range of activities that include sales of production racing motorcycles, support for satellite teams, and rider education programs. Soichiro Honda, being a race driver himself, could not stay out of international motorsport. In 1959, Honda
Honda
entered five motorcycles into the Isle of Man TT
Isle of Man TT
race, the most prestigious motorcycle race in the world. While always having powerful engines, it took until 1961 for Honda
Honda
to tune their chassis well enough to allow Mike Hailwood
Mike Hailwood
to claim their first Grand Prix victories in the 125 and 250 cc classes. Hailwood would later pick up their first Senior TT wins in 1966 and 1967. Honda's race bikes were known for their "sleek & stylish design" and exotic engine configurations, such as the 5-cylinder, 22,000 rpm, 125 cc bike and their 6-cylinder 250 cc and 297 cc bikes. In 1979, Honda
Honda
returned to Grand Prix motorcycle racing
Grand Prix motorcycle racing
with the monocoque-framed, four-stroke NR500. The FIM rules limited engines to four cylinders, so the NR500 had non-circular, 'race-track', cylinders, each with 8 valves and two connecting rods, in order to provide sufficient valve area to compete with the dominant two-stroke racers. Unfortunately, it seemed Honda
Honda
tried to accomplish too much at one time and the experiment failed. For the 1982 season, Honda
Honda
debuted their first two-stroke race bike, the NS500 and in 1983, Honda
Honda
won their first 500 cc Grand Prix World Championship with Freddie Spencer. Since then, Honda
Honda
has become a dominant marque in motorcycle Grand Prix racing, winning a plethora of top level titles with riders such as Mick Doohan
Mick Doohan
and Valentino Rossi. Honda
Honda
also head the number of wins at the Isle of Man TT
Isle of Man TT
having notched up 227 victories in the solo classes and Sidecar TT,[60] including Ian Hutchinson's clean sweep at the 2010 races.[61] The outright lap record on the Snaefell Mountain Course
Snaefell Mountain Course
was held by Honda, set at the 2015 TT by John McGuinness at an average speed of 132.701 mph (213.562 km/h) on a Honda
Honda
CBR1000RR,[62] bettered the next year by Michael Dunlop
Michael Dunlop
on a BMW S1000RR
BMW S1000RR
at 133.962 mph (215.591 km/h).[63] In the Motocross World Championship, Honda
Honda
has claimed six world championships. In the World Enduro Championship, Honda
Honda
has captured eight titles, most recently with Stefan Merriman
Stefan Merriman
in 2003 and with Mika Ahola from 2007 to 2010. In motorcycle trials, Honda
Honda
has claimed three world championships with Belgian rider Eddy Lejeune. Electric and alternative fuel vehicles

2009 Honda Civic
Honda Civic
GX hooked up to Phill refueling system

Compressed natural gas The Honda Civic
Honda Civic
GX was for a long time the only purpose-built natural gas vehicle (NGV) commercially available in some parts of the U.S.[64][65] The Honda Civic
Honda Civic
GX first appeared in 1998 as a factory-modified Civic LX that had been designed to run exclusively on compressed natural gas. The car looks and drives just like a contemporary Honda Civic
Honda Civic
LX, but does not run on gasoline. In 2001, the Civic GX was rated the cleanest-burning internal combustion engine in the world by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).[66][67] First leased to the City of Los Angeles, in 2005, Honda
Honda
started offering the GX directly to the public through factory trained dealers certified to service the GX. Before that, only fleets were eligible to purchase a new Civic GX. In 2006, the Civic GX was released in New York, making it the second state where the consumer is able to buy the car.[68] In June 2015, Honda
Honda
announced its decision to phase out the commercialization of natural-gas powered vehicles to focus on the development of a new generation of electrified vehicles such as hybrids, plug-in electric cars and hydrogen-powered fuel cell vehicles. Since 2008, Honda
Honda
has sold about 16,000 natural-gas vehicles, mainly to taxi and commercial fleets.[69]

Top: Brazilian flexible-fuel Honda
Honda
Civic. Below: U.S. Honda
Honda
Civic Hybrid

Flexible-fuel Honda's Brazilian subsidiary launched flexible-fuel versions for the Honda Civic
Honda Civic
and Honda Fit
Honda Fit
in late 2006. As other Brazilian flex-fuel vehicles, these models run on any blend of hydrous ethanol (E100) and E20-E25 gasoline.[70][71] Initially, and in order to test the market preferences, the carmaker decided to produce a limited share of the vehicles with flex-fuel engines, 33 percent of the Civic production and 28 percent of the Fit models.[70][71] Also, the sale price for the flex-fuel version was higher than the respective gasoline versions, around US$1,000 premium for the Civic, and US$650 for the Fit, despite the fact that all other flex-fuel vehicles sold in Brazil had the same tag price as their gasoline versions.[71][72][73] In July 2009, Honda launched in the Brazilian market its third flexible-fuel car, the Honda
Honda
City.[74] During the last two months of 2006, both flex-fuel models sold 2,427 cars against 8,546 gasoline-powered automobiles,[75] jumping to 41,990 flex-fuel cars in 2007,[76] and reaching 93,361 in 2008.[77] Due to the success of the flex versions, by early 2009 a hundred percent of Honda's automobile production for the Brazilian market is now flexible-fuel, and only a small percentage of gasoline version is produced in Brazil for exports.[78] In March 2009, Honda
Honda
launched in the Brazilian market the first flex-fuel motorcycle in the world. Produced by its Brazilian subsidiary Moto Honda
Honda
da Amazônia, the CG 150 Titan Mix is sold for around US$2,700.[79][80][81] Hybrid electric

Honda
Honda
CR-Z, the first sports coupe hybrid to come with a six-speed manual transmission

In late 1999, Honda
Honda
launched the first commercial hybrid electric car sold in the U.S. market, the Honda
Honda
Insight, just one month before the introduction of the Toyota
Toyota
Prius, and initially sold for US$20,000.[82][83] The first-generation Insight was produced from 2000 to 2006 and had a fuel economy of 70 miles per US gallon (3.4 L/100 km; 84 mpg‑imp) for the EPA's highway rating, the most fuel-efficient mass-produced car at the time.[82][83] Total global sales for the Insight amounted to only around 18,000 vehicles.[83] Cumulative global sales reached 100,000 hybrids in 2005 and 200,000 in 2007.[84] Honda
Honda
introduced the second-generation Insight in Japan
Japan
in February 2009, and released it in other markets through 2009 and in the U.S. market in April 2009. At $19,800 as a five-door hatchback it will be the least expensive hybrid available in the U.S.[85]

2010 Honda Insight
Honda Insight
hybrid electric vehicle (Second generation)

Since 2002, Honda
Honda
has also been selling the Honda Civic
Honda Civic
Hybrid (2003 model) in the U.S. market.[82] It was followed by the Honda
Honda
Accord Hybrid, offered in model years 2005 through 2007. Sales of the Honda CR-Z began in Japan
Japan
in February 2010, becoming Honda's third hybrid electric car in the market.[86] As of February 2011[update], Honda
Honda
was producing around 200,000 hybrids a year in Japan.[87] Sales of the Fit Hybrid began in Japan
Japan
in October 2010, at the time, the lowest price for a gasoline-hybrid electric vehicle sold in the country.[88] The European version, called Honda
Honda
Jazz Hybrid, was released in early 2011.[89] During 2011 Honda
Honda
launched three hybrid models available only in Japan, the Fit Shuttle Hybrid, Freed Hybrid and Freed Spike Hybrid.[84] Honda's cumulative global hybrid sales passed the 1 million unit milestone at the end of September 2012, 12 years and 11 months after sales of the first generation Insight began in Japan
Japan
November 1999.[84] A total of 187,851 hybrids were sold worldwide in 2013, and 158,696 hybrids during the first six months of 2014.[90][91] As of June 2014[update], Honda
Honda
has sold more than 1.35 million hybrids worldwide.[84][90][91] Hydrogen
Hydrogen
fuel cell

Honda FCX Clarity
Honda FCX Clarity
hydrogen fuel cell vehicle

In Takanezawa, Japan, on 16 June 2008, Honda
Honda
Motors produced the first assembly-line FCX Clarity, a hybrid hydrogen fuel cell vehicle. More efficient than a gas-electric hybrid vehicle, the FCX Clarity
FCX Clarity
combines hydrogen and oxygen from ordinary air to generate electricity for an electric motor. In July 2014 Honda
Honda
announced the end of production of the Honda FCX Clarity
Honda FCX Clarity
for the 2015 model.[92] The vehicle itself does not emit any pollutants and its only by products are heat and water. The FCX Clarity
FCX Clarity
also has an advantage over gas-electric hybrids in that it does not use an internal combustion engine to propel itself. Like a gas-electric hybrid, it uses a lithium ion battery to assist the fuel cell during acceleration and capture energy through regenerative braking, thus improving fuel efficiency. The lack of hydrogen filling stations throughout developed countries will keep production volumes low.[93] Honda
Honda
will release the vehicle in groups of 150. California is the only U.S. market with infrastructure for fueling such a vehicle, though the number of stations is still limited. Building more stations is expensive, as the California Air Resources Board
California Air Resources Board
(CARB) granted $6.8 million for four H2 fueling stations, costing $1.7 million USD each.[94][95] Honda
Honda
views hydrogen fuel cell vehicles as the long term replacement of piston cars, not battery cars.[96] Plug-in electric vehicles

Honda Fit
Honda Fit
EV concept unveiled at the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show.

The all-electric Honda EV Plus
Honda EV Plus
was introduced in 1997 as a result of CARB's zero-emissions vehicle mandate and was available only for leasing in California. The EV plus was the first battery electric vehicle from a major automaker with non-lead–acid batteries The EV Plus had an all-electric range of 100 mi (160 km). Around 276 units were sold in the U.S. and production ended in 1999.[97][98] The all-electric Honda Fit
Honda Fit
EV was introduced in 2012 and has a range of 82 mi (132 km).[99] The all-electric car was launched in the U.S. to retail customers in July 2012 with initial availability limited to California and Oregon.[100] Production is limited to only 1,100 units over the first three years. A total of 1,007 units have been leased in the U.S. through September 2014.[101][102][103] The Fit EV was released in Japan
Japan
through leasing to local government and corporate customers in August 2012. Availability in the Japanese market is limited to 200 units during its first two years.[104] In July 2014 Honda
Honda
announced the end of production of the Fit EV for the 2015 model.[92] The Honda Accord
Honda Accord
Plug-in Hybrid was introduced in 2013 and has an all-electric range of 13 mi (21 km)[105] Sales began in the U.S. in January 2013 and the plug-in hybrid is available only in California and New York.[106] A total of 835 units have been sold in the U.S. through September 2014.[101][102][103] The Accord PHEV was introduced in Japan
Japan
in June 2013 and is available only for leasing, primarily to corporations and government agencies.[107] Marketing Japanese marketing

Honda
Honda
Clio (Saitama, Japan)

Starting in 1978, Honda
Honda
in Japan
Japan
decided to diversify its sales distribution channels, and created Honda
Honda
Verno, which sold established products with a higher content of standard equipment and a more sporting nature.[108][109] The establishment of Honda
Honda
Verno coincided with its new sports compact, called the Honda
Honda
Prelude. Later, the Honda
Honda
Vigor, the Honda
Honda
Ballade, and the Honda Quint
Honda Quint
were added to Honda
Honda
Verno stores. This approach was implemented due to efforts in place by rival Japanese automakers Toyota
Toyota
and Nissan.

Honda
Honda
Primo (Osaka)

As sales progressed, Honda
Honda
created two more sales channels, called Honda
Honda
Clio in 1984, and Honda
Honda
Primo in 1985. The Honda
Honda
Clio chain sold products that were traditionally associated with Honda
Honda
dealerships before 1978, like the Honda
Honda
Accord, and Honda
Honda
Primo sold the Honda Civic, kei cars, such as the Honda
Honda
Today, superminis like the Honda Capa, along with other Honda
Honda
products, such as farm equipment, lawn mowers, portable generators, marine equipment, plus motorcycles and scooters like the Honda
Honda
Super Cub. A styling tradition was established when Honda
Honda
Primo and Clio began operations, in that all Verno products had the rear license plate installed in the rear bumper, while Primo and Clio products had the rear license plate installed on the trunk lid or rear door for minivans.

Honda
Honda
Verno (2008)

As time progressed and sales began to diminish partly due to the collapse of the Japanese "bubble economy", "supermini" and "kei" vehicles that were specific to Honda
Honda
Primo were "badge engineered" and sold at the other two sales channels, thereby providing smaller vehicles that sold better at both Honda
Honda
Verno and Honda
Honda
Clio locations. As of March 2006, the three sales chains were discontinued, with the establishment of Honda
Honda
Cars dealerships.[110] While the network was disbanded, some Japanese Honda
Honda
dealerships still use the network names, offering all Japanese market Honda
Honda
cars at all locations.

Honda
Honda
Wing motorcycle dealership (Japan)

Honda
Honda
sells genuine accessories through a separate retail chain called Honda
Honda
Access for both their motorcycle, scooter and automobile products. In cooperation with corporate "keiretsu" partner Pioneer, Honda
Honda
sells an aftermarket line of audio and in-car navigation equipment that can be installed in any vehicle under the brand name Gathers, which is available at Honda
Honda
Access locations as well as Japanese auto parts retailers, such as Autobacs. Buyers of used vehicles are directed to a specific Honda
Honda
retail chain that sells only used vehicles called Honda
Honda
Auto Terrace. In the spring of 2012, Honda
Honda
in Japan
Japan
introduced Honda
Honda
Cars Small Store (Japanese) which is devoted to compact cars like the Honda
Honda
Fit, and kei vehicles like the Honda N-One
Honda N-One
and Honda S660
Honda S660
roadster.

International marketing

A Honda
Honda
dealership in Ontario, Canada

A Honda
Honda
Dealership in Dreghorn, Scotland

In 2003, Honda
Honda
released its Cog advertisement in the UK and on the Internet. To make the ad, the engineers at Honda
Honda
constructed a Rube Goldberg Machine made entirely out of car parts from a Honda
Honda
Accord Touring. To the chagrin of the engineers at Honda, all the parts were taken from two of only six hand-assembled pre-production models of the Accord. The advertisement depicted a single cog which sets off a chain of events that ends with the Honda Accord
Honda Accord
moving and Garrison Keillor speaking the tagline, "Isn't it nice when things just... work?" It took 606 takes to get it perfect.[111] In 2004, they produced the Grrr advert, usually immediately followed by a shortened version of the 2005 Impossible Dream advert. In December 2005, Honda
Honda
released The Impossible Dream a two-minute panoramic advertisement filmed in New Zealand, Japan
Japan
and Argentina which illustrates the founder's dream to build performance vehicles. While singing the song "Impossible Dream", a man reaches for his racing helmet, leaves his trailer on a minibike, then rides a succession of vintage Honda
Honda
vehicles: a motorcycle, then a car, then a powerboat, then goes over a waterfall only to reappear piloting a hot air balloon, with Garrison Keillor
Garrison Keillor
saying "I couldn't have put it better myself" as the song ends. The song is from the 1960s musical Man Of La Mancha, sung by Andy Williams. In 2006, Honda
Honda
released its Choir advertisement, for the UK and the internet. This had a 60-person choir who sang the car noises as film of the Honda Civic
Honda Civic
are shown. In the mid to late 2000s in the United States, during model close-out sales for the current year before the start of the new model year, Honda's advertising has had an animated character known simply as Mr. Opportunity, voiced by Rob Paulsen. The casual looking man talked about various deals offered by Honda
Honda
and ended with the phrase "I'm Mr. Opportunity, and I'm knockin'", followed by him "knocking" on the television screen or "thumping" the speaker at the end of radio ads. In addition, commercials for Honda's international hatchback, the Jazz, are parodies of well-known pop culture images such as Tetris
Tetris
and Thomas The Tank Engine. In late 2006, Honda
Honda
released an ad with ASIMO
ASIMO
exploring a museum, looking at the exhibits with almost childlike wonderment (spreading out its arms in the aerospace exhibit, waving hello to an astronaut suit that resembles him, etc.), while Garrison Keillor
Garrison Keillor
ruminates on progress. It concludes with the tagline: "More forwards please". Honda also sponsored ITV's coverage of Formula One
Formula One
in the UK for 2007. However they had announced that they would not continue in 2008 due to the sponsorship price requested by ITV being too high. In May 2007, focuses on their strengths in racing and the use of the Red H badge – a symbol of what is termed as "Hondamentalism". The campaign highlights the lengths that Honda
Honda
engineers go to in order to get the most out of an engine, whether it is for bikes, cars, powerboats – even lawnmowers. Honda
Honda
released its Hondamentalism campaign. In the TV spot, Garrison Keillor
Garrison Keillor
says, "An engineer once said to build something great is like swimming in honey", while Honda engineers in white suits walk and run towards a great light, battling strong winds and flying debris, holding on to anything that will keep them from being blown away. Finally one of the engineers walks towards a red light, his hand outstretched. A web address is shown for the Hondamentalism website. The digital campaign aims to show how visitors to the site share many of the Hondamentalist characteristics. At the beginning of 2008, Honda
Honda
released – the Problem Playground. The advert outlines Honda's environmental responsibility, demonstrating a hybrid engine, more efficient solar panels and the FCX Clarity, a hydrogen powered car. The 90 second advert has large scale puzzles, involving Rubik's Cubes, large shapes and a 3-dimensional puzzle. On 29 May 2008, Honda, in partnership with Channel 4, broadcast a live advertisement. It showed skydivers jumping from an aeroplane over Spain and forming the letters H, O, N, D and A in mid-air. This live advertisement is generally agreed to be the first of its kind on British television. The advert lasted three minutes.[112] In 2009, American Honda
Honda
released the Dream the Impossible documentary series, a collection of 5–8 minute web vignettes that focus on the core philosophies of Honda. Current short films include Failure: The Secret to Success, Kick Out the Ladder and Mobility 2088. They have Honda
Honda
employees as well as Danica Patrick, Christopher Guest, Ben Bova, Chee Pearlman, Joe Johnston
Joe Johnston
and Orson Scott Card. The film series plays at dreams.honda.com. In the UK, national television ads feature voice-overs from American radio host Garrison Keillor, while in the US the voice of Honda
Honda
commercials is actor and director Fred Savage. Sports The late F1 driver Ayrton Senna
Ayrton Senna
stated that Honda
Honda
probably played the most significant role in his three world championships. He had immense respect for founder, Soichiro Honda, and had a good relationship with Nobuhiko Kawamoto, the chairman of Honda
Honda
at that time. Senna once called Honda
Honda
"the greatest company in the world".[citation needed] As part of its marketing campaign, Honda
Honda
is an official partner and sponsor of the National Hockey League, the Anaheim Ducks
Anaheim Ducks
of the NHL, and the arena named after it: Honda
Honda
Center. Honda
Honda
also sponsors The Honda
Honda
Classic golf tournament and is a sponsor of Major League Soccer. The " Honda
Honda
Player of the Year" award is presented in United States soccer. The " Honda
Honda
Sports Award" is given to the best female athlete in each of twelve college sports in the United States. One of the twelve Honda Sports Award winners is chosen to receive the Honda-Broderick Cup, as "Collegiate Woman Athlete of the Year." Honda
Honda
sponsored La Liga
La Liga
club Valencia CF
Valencia CF
starting from 2014–15 season.[113] Honda
Honda
has been a presenting sponsor of the Los Angeles Marathon
Los Angeles Marathon
since 2010 in a three-year sponsorship deal, with winners of the LA Marathon receiving a free Honda
Honda
Accord. Since 1989, the Honda
Honda
Campus All-Star Challenge has been a quizbowl tournament for Historically black colleges and universities. Facilities (partial list) Main article: List of Honda
Honda
facilities Mainstream models See also: List of Honda motorcycles
List of Honda motorcycles
and List of Honda
Honda
automobiles US sales

Calendar year Total US sales[114]

1992 768,845

1993 716,546

1994 788,230

1995 794,579

1996 843,928

1997 940,386

1998 1,009,600

1999 1,076,893

2000 1,158,860

2001 1,207,639

2002 1,247,834

2003 1,349,847

2004 1,394,398

2005 1,462,472

2006 1,509,358

2007 1,551,542 [115]

2008 1,284,261 [115]

2009 1,150,784 [116]

2010 1,230,480 [116]

2011 1,147,000 [117]

2012 1,422,000 [117]

2013 1,525,312[118]

2014 1,540,872

2015 1,586,551[119]

2016 1,637,942[120]

Production numbers

Calendar year Global production

2009 3,012,000 [121]

2010 3,643,000 [121]

2011 2,909,000 [122]

2012 4,110,000 [122]

2010 Chinese labour strike 2010 Chinese labor strike happened in Guangqi Honda, Dongfeng Honda. See also

Japanese Car portal Tokyo portal Companies portal

Comparison of Honda
Honda
water-pumps Honda
Honda
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Honda
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Honda
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Honda
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Honda
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Honda
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Honda
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Honda
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Honda
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GX Natural Gas Vehicle". Honda. Retrieved 18 October 2008.  ^ "Sixth Biannual Report On The Early Action Compact For Northeast Texas", p.5. ^ "Natural Gas Myths", Myth 2. ^ " Honda
Honda
Press Release", 19 October 2006 ^ Boudette, Neal E. (2015-06-15). " Honda
Honda
will drop CNG vehicles to focus on hybrids, EVs". Automotive News. Retrieved 2016-05-28.  ^ a b Ricardo Ghigonetto (2 November 2006). " Honda
Honda
apresenta tecnologia Flex" (in Portuguese). Honda
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(Brazil). Archived from the original on 16 November 2008. Retrieved 16 April 2009.  ^ a b c Marcelo Moura (January 2007). "Testes: Honda Civic
Honda Civic
EXS Flex x Honda Civic
Honda Civic
EXS" (in Portuguese). Revista Quatro Rodas. Archived from the original on 20 February 2009. Retrieved 16 April 2009.  ^ Luís Felipe Figueiredo (9 February 2009). " Honda Fit
Honda Fit
LXL Flex, um japonês versátil" (in Portuguese). WebMotors. Archived from the original on 12 February 2007. Retrieved 16 April 2009.  ^ Alberto Polo Junior (12 December 2006). "Versão Flex do Honda
Honda
Fit chega na sexta por R$ 46.340" (in Portuguese). Interpress Motor. Archived from the original on 14 December 2006. Retrieved 16 April 2009.  ^ " Honda
Honda
starts building flex-fuel City sedan in Brazil". AutoblogGreen. 29 July 2009. Retrieved 3 August 2009. [dubious – discuss] ^ "Tabela 08 – Vendas Atacado Mercado Interno por Tipo e Empresa – Combustível Flex Fuel – 2006" (PDF) (in Portuguese). ANFAVEA – Associação Nacional dos Fabricantes de Veículos Automotores (Brazil). Retrieved 16 April 2009.  See Table 08 for flex-fuel sales and Table 07 for gasoline sales. ^ "Tabela 08 – Vendas Atacado Mercado Interno por Tipo e Empresa – Combustível Flex Fuel – 2007" (PDF) (in Portuguese). ANFAVEA – Associação Nacional dos Fabricantes de Veículos Automotores (Brazil). Retrieved 16 April 2009.  See Table 08. ^ "Tabela 08 – Vendas Atacado Mercado Interno por Tipo e Empresa – Combustível Flex Fuel – 2008" (PDF) (in Portuguese). ANFAVEA – Associação Nacional dos Fabricantes de Veículos Automotores (Brazil). Retrieved 16 April 2009.  See Table 08. ^ "Autoveículos – Produção em 2009" (in Portuguese). ANFAVEA – Associação Nacional dos Fabricantes de Veículos Automotores (Brazil). Archived from the original on 13 August 2006. Retrieved 16 April 2009.  Up to February 2009. See "Produção por Tipo, Empresa e Combustível " Tables 6 (gasoline) and 7 (flex-fuel). All gasoline vehicles were exported (see Table 01 Exportação de Autoveículos por Empresa, Tipo e Modelo – 2009). ^ " Honda
Honda
lança primeira moto bicombustível do mundo" (in Portuguese). G1 Portal
Portal
de Notícias da Globo. 11 March 2003. Archived from the original on 24 February 2012. Retrieved 11 March 2003.  ^ Agencia EFE (11 March 2003). " Honda
Honda
lançará moto flex ainda neste mês no Brasil" (in Portuguese). Folha Online. Retrieved 11 March 2003.  ^ " Honda
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lança no Brasil primeira moto flex do mundo" (in Portuguese). UNICA. 11 March 2003. Retrieved 11 March 2003. [dead link] ^ a b c Sperling, Daniel and Deborah Gordon (2009). "Two billion cars: driving toward sustainability". Oxford University Press, New York: 28, 64–65, and 168–168. ISBN 978-0-19-537664-7.  ^ a b c Jerry Garrett (27 August 2006). "The Once and Future Mileage King". The New York Times.  ^ a b c d Honda
Honda
Press Release (2012-10-15). "Cumulative worldwide sales of Honda
Honda
hybrids passes 1 million units". Green Car Congress. Retrieved 2012-10-16.  ^ " Honda
Honda
Insight: America's most affordable hybrid at $19,800". Honda. Motor Authority. 10 March 2009. Retrieved 21 March 2009.  ^ " Honda CR-Z
Honda CR-Z
Hybrid Now On Sale in Japan; Targeting 1,000 Units Per Month". Green Car Congress. 27 February 2010. Retrieved 13 March 2010.  ^ Yoshio Takahashi (2 February 2011). " Honda
Honda
Exports From Japan Unlikely To Decline Soon". Dow Jones newswire. [dead link] ^ Eric Loveday (8 October 2010). " Honda
Honda
prices 2011 Fit Hybrid at $19,310; cheapest gas-electric in Japan". Autoblog Green.  ^ Williams, Stephen (2010-08-25). " Honda Jazz Hybrid
Honda Jazz Hybrid
Will Get Paris Premiere". New York Times. Retrieved 2010-08-26.  ^ a b Roger Schreffler (2014-07-14). " Toyota
Toyota
Strengthens Grip on Japan EV, Hybrid Market". Ward's AutoWorld. Retrieved 2014-04-30.  Honda
Honda
sold 187,851 hybrids in 2013. ^ a b Roger Schreffler (2014-08-20). " Toyota
Toyota
Remains Unchallenged Global Hybrid Leader". Ward's AutoWorld. Retrieved 2014-10-04.  Honda
Honda
sold 158,696 hybrids during the first six months of 2014. ^ a b John Voelcker (2014-07-29). " Honda
Honda
Ends Three Green Models For 2015: Insight, Fit EV, FCX Clarity". Green Car Reports. Retrieved 2014-08-20.  ^ Fackler, Martin (17 June 2008). "Latest Honda
Honda
Runs on Hydrogen, Not Petroleum". New York Times. Retrieved 17 June 2008.  ^ Clive Thompson (16 April 2009). "Batteries Not Included". New York Times. Retrieved 19 April 2009.  ^ Blanco, Sebastian (16 April 2009). "CARB grants $6.8 million for four hydrogen refueling stations". Autobloggreen. Retrieved 17 June 2009. [dubious – discuss] ^ http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/honda-says-petrol-engines-will-go-extinct-hydrogen-motorings-holy-grail-1582396 ^ Dixon, Lloyd; Isaac Porche; Jonathan Kulick (2002). Driving Emissions to Zero: Are the Benefits of California's Zero Emission Vehicle Program Worth the Costs? (PDF). Rand Corporation. ISBN 0-8330-3212-7. Retrieved 2010-04-04.  See Appendix E: Table E.1, pp. 124 ^ Sherry Boschert (2006). Plug-in Hybrids: The Cars that will Recharge America. New Society Publishers, Gabriola Island, Canada. ISBN 978-0-86571-571-4.  ^ Honda
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Media Room (2012-06-06). "2013 Honda Fit
Honda Fit
EV receives EPA fuel economy rating of 118 MPGe; highest yet". Green Car Congress. Retrieved 2012-06-06.  ^ Zach McDonald (2012-07-20). " Honda
Honda
Registers First Fit EV Delivery". Plugincars.com. Retrieved 2012-07-21.  ^ a b Jeff Cobb (2013-01-08). "December 2012 Dashboard". HybridCars.com and Baum & Associates. Retrieved 2013-02-09.  See the section: December 2012 Plug-in Electric Car Sales Numbers ^ a b Cole, Jay (2014-01-06). "December 2013 Plug-In Electric Vehicle Sales Report Card". InsideEvs.com. Retrieved 2014-01-07.  ^ a b Jay Cole (2014-10-01). "September 2014 Plug-In Electric Vehicle Sales Report Card". InsideEVs.com. Retrieved 2014-10-01.  ^ Honda
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News (2012-08-31). " Honda
Honda
begins lease sales of Fit EV in Japan". Green Car Congress. Retrieved 2012-09-11.  ^ Antony Ingram (2012-11-30). "2014 Honda Accord
Honda Accord
Plug-In Hybrid Priced Sub-$41K, 115 MPGe". Green Car Reports. Retrieved 2012-11-30.  ^ Pete Brissette (2013-01-21). "2014 Honda Accord
Honda Accord
Plug-in Hybrid Now Available in Calif. And New York". HybridCars.com. Retrieved 2013-01-21.  ^ Honda
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News (2013-06-21). " Honda
Honda
introduces Accord hybrid and plug-in in Japan; hybrid in US in October". Green Car Congress. Retrieved 2014-02-22.  ^ Honda 国内四輪 新販売チャネル施策と、アキュラブランド導入を発表 Honda公式サイト 2005年12月14日 ^ Honda|会社案内|会社概要|Hondaのグローバル展開|日本 Honda公式サイト ^ " Honda
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Timeline". World.honda.com. Archived from the original on 7 April 2005. Retrieved 10 January 2012.  ^ "Lights! Camera! Retake!". Telegraph. Archived from the original on 7 April 2006. Retrieved 5 January 2008.  ^ Mark Sweney (2 June 2008). "Plane used in Honda
Honda
skydiving ad crashes in Spain, Media". The Guardian. UK. Retrieved 27 September 2010.  ^ Lois, Adrián (10 July 2014). "¿Qué patrocinan las marcas de coches en el mundo del futbol?". autopista.es (in Spanish). Retrieved 31 December 2017.  ^ "2012 Digital FactBook" (PDF). Honda. September 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-03-08. Retrieved 25 July 2014.  ^ a b American Honda
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Reports 2008 Annual and December Monthly Sales ^ a b " Honda
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Media Newsroom – Headlines – American Honda
Honda
December Sales Up 25.5 Percent". Hondanews.com. Archived from the original on 7 January 2011. Retrieved 21 August 2011.  ^ a b "2012 Honda
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SALES & PRODUCTION RESULTS". Archived from the original on 6 March 2013.  ^ " Honda
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Sets All-Time December Sales Record to Earn 2nd Best Annual Sales Total for American Honda; Acura
Acura
Light Trucks Post Best Year in Brand
Brand
History" (Press release). Hondanews.com. 3 January 2014. Archived from the original on 4 January 2014. Retrieved 25 July 2014.  ^ http://hondanews.com/releases/american-honda-sets-new-all-time-annual-sales-record ^ http://hondanews.com/releases/-american-honda-sets-all-time-sales-records-powered-by-demand-for-cars-and-trucks ^ a b "2010 Honda
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SALES & PRODUCTION RESULTS". Archived from the original on 31 January 2011.  ^ a b "2012 Honda
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SALES & PRODUCTION RESULTS". Archived from the original on 6 March 2013. 

References

"Move Over, Volvo: Honda
Honda
Sets New Safety Standard for Itself", an article in the "News" section of the March 2004 issue of Motor Trend, on page 32 "Annual Reports". Investor Relations. Honda
Honda
Motor Co.  The story of Honda's entry and growth in the American market is documented in Terry Sanders' film The Japan
Japan
Project: Made in Japan. Honda Honda's Midlife Crisis: Honda's slipping market position and views of Fukui Takeo (Chief Executive magazine, December 2005 issue) Honda's Corporate History

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Insight

Civic Civic Civic Civic Civic

Fit Fit Fit

Compact

Insight

Accord Accord Accord Accord

Civic Civic Civic Civic

Mid-size

Accord Accord Accord Accord Coupe Accord Accord

Clarity

Full-size

Accord Sedan

Coupe Prelude Prelude Prelude Prelude Prelude

Sport compact

CR-X CR-X

del Sol

CR-Z Civic Type R

Sports car

S2000

Crossover Mini

HR-V

Compact

Element

CR-V CR-V CR-V CR-V CR-V

Mid-size

Crosstour

Pilot Pilot Pilot

Sport Utility Vehicle

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Sport Utility Truck

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Type 1970s

0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Scrambler CL175 CL200

CL350 CL360

CL450

Standard

CB100

CB125S

CB175 CB200

CM185 Twinstar

CB250

CB350 CB360 CB400T

CM400

CB350F CB400F

CB450 CB500T

CB500 Four CB550 CB650

CX500

CB750

Sport

CB900F

CBX

Touring

GL1000 Gold Wing

MotoGP

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Standard CG125

CD125 Benly

CB125 Superdream

CB250N CB250 Nighthawk

VT250-FII VTR250 Interceptor VT250 Spada

CB-1

CB400N Super Dream

CB400T CB450SC/Nighthawk

CX500/GL500 CX650/GL650

XBR500 GB500

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CB650 / CB650C

CB650SC/Nighthawk

CB700SC/Nighthawk

CB750SC/Nighthawk

CB750 C,F,K,SC

CB900F

CB1100F Sabre

Sport

NSR125

CBR250

CBR600F

Sport touring

VF500F

CBX550F

VF750F VFR750F

VF1000F

CBX

CBR1000F

Touring

PC800

GL1100 Gold Wing GL1200 Gold Wing GL1500 Gold Wing

Cruiser CM200 Twinstar

CMX250/Rebel

CM400 CM450

CMX450/Rebel

Shadow

Magna

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Dual-Sport

NX250

NX650

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VTR250 (US)

VTR250 (Asia-Pacific)

GB500

CB500 twin

CB250 Nighthawk

CB750 Nighthawk

CB-1/CB400F

CB400SF

NT650 Hawk

CB600F Hornet, 599

Sport NSR125

CBR250

CBR600F CBR600F2 CBR600F3 CBR600F4

CBR900RR Fireblade

VTR1000F Superhawk

CBR1000F Hurricane CBR1100XX Super Blackbird

Touring VFR750F VFR800 Interceptor

PC800
PC800
Pacific Coast

NT650V Deauville

ST1100/Pan-European

GL1500 Gold Wing

Cruiser VT1100C

VT1100C Shadow

VT600C Shadow

VT750C Shadow

CMX250C Rebel

CMX250C

VF750C Magna

GL1500C Valkyrie

Dual-sport NX125 Transcity (US sales ended 1990)

NX250

NX650 Dominator

XL600V/XL650V/XL700V Transalp

XRV650/XRV750/Africa Twin

XL1000V Varadero

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CG125 CBF125 Stunner

CB250 Nighthawk

VTR250

VTR250FI

CB400SF VTEC CB400SF Revolution

CB500 CBF500

CB500F

CBF600

CB600F Hornet, 599

CB650F

CB750 Nighthawk

NC700S

CB900F Hornet, 919 CB1000R

CBF1000 CBF1000F

X11/CB1100SF

CB1100

Cruiser Chopper CMX250C Rebel

VT600C Shadow VLX

VF750 Magna

NSA700A DN-01

VT750C/VT750DC/VT750RS Shadow

VT1100C Shadow

VT1300CX Fury

VT1100T Shadow Ace

VTX1300

GL1500C Valkyrie

VT1300CS Sabre

VTX1800

Sport NSR125 CBR125R

NSR150 CBR150R

CBR250R

CBR250RR

CBR500R

CBR600F4 CBR600F4i

CBR600F

CBR600RR

CBR650F

CBR929RR CBR954RR CBR1000RR Fireblade

RC51/VTR1000/RVT1000R

VTR1000F Firestorm, SuperHawk (North American sales ended 2005)

CBR1100XX Super Blackbird (North American sales ended 2003)

Touring Sport touring NT650V Deauville NT700V Deauville

VFR800 Interceptor

VFR1200F

ST1100 Pan-European ST1300 Pan-European

GL1500 Gold Wing GL1800 Gold Wing

GL1800 Gold Wing

Dual-sport Off-road

XL125V Varadero

XR200R

XR250R CRF230X/CRF230L/CRF230M CRF250X/CRF250L

XR400R CRF450X

CRF450X

NX650 Dominator

CB500X

XR600R XR650R

XR650L

NC700X

XL600V/XL650V/XL700V Transalp

XRV650/XRV750 Africa Twin

VFR800X Crossrunner

XL1000V Varadero

CRF1000L Africa Twin

VFR1200X Crosstourer

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Mitsui
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Mitsui
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Osaka
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Sony
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Mitsui
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Mitsui
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Osaka
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Toho
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Toyota
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