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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 Accord

Honda Accord

The Honda Accord’s four door sedan variant has been the best-selling car in the U.S. since 1989. The production of the car started in 1976. The Accord nameplate has been used worldwide on coupes, wagons, hatchbacks and a crossover.

Honda Prelude

Honda Prelude

Honda Prelude is a sports coupe manufactured and produced by Honda until 2001. The car was introduced in the year 1979 and it was the first exciting car that held the true Honda values of reliability and intelligent design.

Honda S2000

Honda S2000

Between the year of 1999 and 2009, the Honda, a Japanese based automaker company introduced the roadster Honda S2000. It was displayed first as a concept car in the year of 1995 in the event of Tokyo Motor Show, the production version was introduced in the time period of April 1999 for celebrating the 50th anniversary of the company.

Technical characteristics of Honda Models

Name Year Power Fuel
1 Honda Torneo SiR 2002 180HP (132 kW) @ 7000 rpm 7.5 l/100km
2 Honda Civic Type R 2007 200HP (147 kW) @ 7800 rpm 9.1 l/100km
3 Honda Accord Saloon 1800 EX-R Hondamatic 1981 97HP (72 kW) @ 5300 rpm n/a
4 Honda S2000 (USA) 2007 240HP (176 kW) @ 7800 rpm 9.1 l/100km
5 Honda Civic GTL-II Automatic 1979 76HP (55 kW) @ 5500 rpm 5.3 l/100km
6 Honda Saber 2001 199HP (146 kW) @ 6200 rpm 8.8 l/100km
7 Honda Integra ZXi Automatic 1993 120HP (88 kW) @ 6300 rpm n/a
8 Honda Logo Sportic Automatic 1996 66HP (49 kW) @ 5000 rpm n/a
9 Honda Ballade Automatic 1980 72HP (52 kW) @ 5500 rpm 5.3 l/100km
10 Honda Civic VEi 1992 90HP (66 kW) @ 5500 rpm 5.3 l/100km
11 Honda Civic 1980 60HP (44 kW) @ 5000 rpm 5.3 l/100km
12 Honda Civic 1.4i 2001 90HP (66 kW) @ 5600 rpm 6.7 l/100km
13 Honda Capa 4WD 2002 98HP (72 kW) @ 6300 rpm 5.8 l/100km
14 Honda Accord 1600 GL 1983 94HP (69 kW) @ 5800 rpm n/a
15 Honda Accord Coup? V-6 2001 203HP (149 kW) @ 5500 rpm n/a

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