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History of Honda

Honda, one of the most important manufacturers worldwide, has earned the reputation of being one of the more responsible environmentally. Its slogan is "The Power of Dreams" (the power of dreams). One of the key points that distinguish the company is the research and development of new technologies, which enable to achieve the desired "sustainable mobility".

Thanks to decades of efforts, Honda vehicles are among the least polluting, in each of its categories. Policies focus on responsible and efficient use of energy, reduction of harmful emissions, and engine optimization. These measures will reach all areas: development, production, sales, etc.

As it is well-known, in addition to the manufacture of cars, Honda is dedicated to various fields, such as motorcycles, marine and aircraft engines, boats, and even are responsible for the most advanced humanoid robot : the popular ASIMO.

Under the name of Honda Technical Research Institute (Honda Technical Research Institute), this important company was founded in 1946 by Japanese engineer Soichiro Honda, in the town of Hamamatsu. The first product manufactured was a bicycle with a small auxiliary engine. That reflects very well the innovative spirit of the firm; Since its inception. Not in vain the Mission of Honda is defined as: "to offer products that contribute to the improvement of the mobility of people and the welfare of society".

It was renamed in 1948 as we know it today, with the denomination of Honda Motor Co. Ltd. The T360 and the S500 (the first sports car brand) were launched in 1963.

A truly memorable model, which marked time, was the Honda Civic CVCC, released in 1972. During the crisis of the 70's, it was the first car to overcome the severe requirements of the U.S. Clean Air Act (California the Clean Air Act). Only four years later - in 1976 - this model reached one million units sold, coinciding with the global launch of the Honda Accord, another historical car of the Japanese brand, which would have and still has numerous reissues, to be updated every time technology.

Honda would mark a milestone in 1988, with the 3G Prelude: the first car to offer an address system on all four wheels, Four Wheel Steering (4WS). Following a trail of success, with a very well deserved reputation, Honda reached a cumulative 30 million vehicles produced brand in 1995.

However, the journey of Honda has not always been of the simplest. For example, on December 4, 2008, was for sale the team of Formula 1 Honda F1 Racing Team, due to the ravages of the prevailing economic crisis. The team was bought by Ross Brawn, to be called Brawn GP and reaching the builders 2009 World Championships. Also in March 2009, Honda slashed its production by 40%, to curb the drastic drop in their sales.

Currently, the company is focused on boosting the hybrid engines, considering that this technology is the future of the global automotive industry, to be the most effective way to reduce pollution in a massive way.

To that end, in February 2009 he released the Honda Insight, a hybrid of competitive price, heir of the original Insight (1999) which was the first of its kind to be marketed in Europe and the United States.

But the most hopeful and technology revolutionary propulsion of vehicles being developed by Honda is probably the hydrogen fuel cell. Since the 1980s is is investigating what would be the only promise to get a vehicle with zero emissions, as well as read; therefore only emits water vapor.

The car, still in prototype stage, is called FCX Clarity. To date, can travel 460 Km without refueling, with a speed of 160 Km/h. It is a real symbol of the mobility of the future. And thanks to Honda this valuable initiative.

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Honda Cars Reviews

Honda Element

Honda Element

New Honda element is a compact CUV based on the modified version of CR-V platform. Honda Element was manufactured in Ohio and is offered in all wheel drive and front wheel drive formats in Canada and United States belonging to model years 2003 to 2011.

Honda Shadow

Honda Shadow

Honda Shadow is a series of cruiser motorcycle manufactured by Honda in the year 1983. It comes with a liquid cooled V-Twin engine that ranges from 125 to 1800 cc engine displacement.

Honda CR-Z

Honda CR-Z

The new CRZ is a compact hybrid electric car manufactured by Honda and it is marketed as Hybrid sport coupe. It combines a hybrid-gasoline power-train with many traditional elements of a sports car. CRZ notably has a 2+2 seating arrangement and a 6-speed standard manual gear-box.

Technical characteristics of Honda Models

Name Year Power Fuel
1 Honda Accord 2.4 2008 200HP (147 kW) @ 7000 rpm 8.8 l/100km
2 Honda 1300 Coup? 7 De Luxe 1970 95HP (70 kW) @ 7000 rpm 5.3 l/100km
3 Honda Legend 2004 300HP (220 kW) @ 6200 rpm 5.1 l/100km
4 Honda NSX Automatic 1998 255HP (187 kW) @ 6600 rpm 12.2 l/100km
5 Honda Stream 2.0 4WD 2009 150HP (110 kW) @ 6200 rpm n/a
6 Honda Civic 1.8 VTi 1996 169HP (124 kW) @ 7600 rpm 8.8 l/100km
7 Honda Accord Vigour 1991 178HP (131 kW) @ 6300 rpm 5.3 l/100km
8 Honda Accord Hatchback 1800 EX-T Hondamatic 1981 97HP (72 kW) @ 5300 rpm n/a
9 Honda Prelude 2.0i 1992 134HP (99 kW) @ 5300 rpm 5.3 l/100km
10 Honda Civic Mugen Si Sedan 2007 199HP (146 kW) @ 7800 rpm 8.9 l/100km
11 Honda Torneo VTS 2002 150HP (110 kW) @ 6000 rpm 7.5 l/100km
12 Honda Ballade FL 1980 80HP (58 kW) @ 5500 rpm 5.3 l/100km
13 Honda Logo Sportic Automatic 1996 66HP (49 kW) @ 5000 rpm n/a
14 Honda Logo 1996 66HP (49 kW) @ 5000 rpm n/a
15 Honda Crossroad 18X 4WD 2007 139HP (102 kW) @ 6300 rpm 9.1 l/100km

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