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Honda's History

Honda's History

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.

 

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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.

Article: Honda chief outlines futu...
Source: Kelley Blue Book
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I am curious what the 2-motor system will be like when Honda launches it to the market.

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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.

Article: Honda chief outlines futu...
Source: Kelley Blue Book

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.

Article: A look at Honda future pr...
Source: Autoweek

[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.

Article: Honda Takes on Camry
Source: WSJ.com
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I wonder how much longer will it take for cars to have unlimited mileage. 

 

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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.

Article: Honda Takes on Camry
Source: WSJ

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.

Article: Americans' love for spor...
Source: Automotive News
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In this article, Brian Baker, a New York classic Honda enthusiast who has bough, sold and restored vintage Hondas since 1981, says the "S roadsters were advanced for their time."

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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.

Article:   Strategy: Process, Conten…
Source:  Offline Book/Journal
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Today, we have hyrbids, electric and hydrogen cars built from Honda.  An example of taking lead in the automobile industry.

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[In 1969,] American Honda sells its first automobile in America, the Honda N600.

Article: Honda Historical Timeline
Source: Honda The Power of Dreams
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The Honda N600 looks like a bigger "boxier" version of the Volkwagen Beetles.

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On June 11, [1959] American Honda Motor Co., Inc, is established in Los Angeles, California, as the first overseas subsidiary of Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

Article: Honda Historical Timeline
Source: Honda The Power of Dreams

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.

Article: Honda History - Auto and ...
Source: Honda History
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