Honda Motor Company, Ltd. is a multinational automobiles and motorcycles manufacturer based in Japan - the seventh largest car and LCV manufacturer in the world (OICA, 2009). The company was established after WWII in 1948 by Soichiro Honda. Since his childhood days Mr Honda has always had keen interest in automobiles, engines and their construction. The first years after WWII were tough for all businesses and people could barely use their cars due to gas shortages, so Mr Honda came up with the idea to attach a small engine to his bicycle. He saw a huge business potential in this and established the Honda Technical Research Institute as a developer and produces of small two-cycle engines for bikes. Afterward he raised money from thousands of bicycle shop owners in Japan engineer his first motorcycle, the Honda Cub. Thus the Honda Motor Company was established as a primarily motorcycles manufacturer. This business grew so fast that from the early 1960s till nowadays Honda is the world's largest producer of motorcycles. The company entered the car manufacturing market in 1963 by presenting the first sport car S500 and the mini truck T360. The flagship models of Honda - Civic and Accord were released in 1972 and 1976 respectively. In 1986 launched the Acura brand thus becoming the first Japanese car producer to create a separate brand for the luxury market. Since the 1980s the top ten most fuel-efficient cars list of the United States Environmental Protection Agency includes five cars by Honda. Stepping on its constant aim for perfection, performance and precision Honda has evolved to become the sixth largest manufacturer of automobiles in the world, the fourth largest in the USA and the second largest in Japan. Today the company is also the world's largest producer of internal combustion engines making more than 14 million units per year. It is not by chance that all 33 cars in starting field of the 2010 Indianapolis 500 were fitted with Honda engines. Even in the midst of a world financial crises Honda reported 1% increase in sales, while its major competitors reported two-digit losses. The present Honda car portfolio includes brands that are market-specific and global such as the Accord and Civic (sedans, coupes, hatchbacks, station wagons), Airwave (station wagon), City (sedans), Fit (hatchbacks), Freed, FR-V/Edix, Stepwgn and Stream (MPVs), Inspire (hardtops, sedans), Legend (coupes, sedans), CR-V, MDX and Pilot (SUVs), Odyssey (minivans), Ridgeline (trucks). Below may be seen a catalog with different car models by Honda, for which is provided specific technical information.
|Today||1985||~ 0.5 l (545 cc)||23 kW (32 ps)||43 Nm (31 ft-lb)||-||3194.00 mm||-||-|
|Today||1988||~ 0.5 l (547 cc)||31 kW (43 ps)||44 Nm (32 ft-lb)||145 km/h||3194.00 mm||1394.00 mm||1319.00 mm|
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