Honda Motor Company, Ltd. (本田技研工業株式会社 Honda Giken Kōgyō), is a Japanese public multinational corporation primarily known as a manufacturer of automobiles and motocycles. Honda has been the world's largest motorcycle manufacturer since 1959, as well as the world's largest manufacturer of internal combustion engines.
One rung up in scale is the more powerful 2-motor system that will launch here in the 2014 Honda Accord Plug-in Hybrid Sedan and later in the 2014 Accord Hybrid Sedan.
Ito indicated that while Honda will continue to exploit efficiency advances in its internal combustion engines and transmissions through the use of various "next-generation" technologies, it also plans to leverage those gains with three different strains of purpose-dedicated hybrid powertrain configurations that rely on one, two and three electric motors, respectively. These will all be on sale by 2017.
The new engines [Earth Dreams engine] have direct injection and double-overhead cams. They will produce at least a 10 percent fuel economy advantage over Honda's current four-cylinders.
[Honda] promise[s] that the new Accord will be tops among midsize sedans in fuel economy—a claim that suggests the new Accord will get about 38 highway miles to a gallon and more than 31 miles a gallon in combined city and highway miles, up nearly 15% from the old model.
For the last 20 years, the business was dominated by the Camry and Accord, which emphasized reliability and affordability over flashy styling and leading-edge technology.
America's love affair with Honda automobiles started years before the company officially sold its first cars in the United States in 1969.
Honda today is best known for its solid and dependable Civic and Accord sedans.
Honda has recently invested huge resources into developing new low-pollution power sources for its vehicles (electric, solar power, for example), in the drive to focus its competencies on potential break-through market positions.
[In 1969,] American Honda sells its first automobile in America, the Honda N600.
On June 11,  American Honda Motor Co., Inc, is established in Los Angeles, California, as the first overseas subsidiary of Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
In October 1946, Soichiro Honda established the Honda Technical Research Institute in Hamamatsu, Japan, to develop and produce small 2-cycle motorbike engines. Two years later, Honda Motor Company, Ltd. was born, and in 1959 Honda opened its first storefront in Los Angeles with six industrious employees.