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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 CR-X

Honda CR-X

Honda CRX was launched as Honda Ballade CR-X in Japanese markets. It is a front wheel drive car manufactured in the year 1983. CRX was eventually replaced by CR-X Del Sol in the year 1992.

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 City

Honda City

Honda City is subcompact manufactured by Honda, a Japanese Manufacturer from 1981. Just after its second generation in 1994, Honda City was retired from the market. Originally, the car was made for Japanese, Australian and European markets.

Technical characteristics of Honda Models

Name Year Power Fuel
1 Honda NSX 1990 273HP (201 kW) @ 7300 rpm 5.3 l/100km
2 Honda Integra 1.6 VTEC 1989 162HP (119 kW) @ 7600 rpm 5.3 l/100km
3 Honda Accord Wagon 24E 4WD 2002 159HP (117 kW) @ 5500 rpm 5.8 l/100km
4 Honda Civic Mugen Si Sedan 2007 199HP (146 kW) @ 7800 rpm 8.9 l/100km
5 Honda Civic 1992 75HP (55 kW) @ 6000 rpm 5.3 l/100km
6 Honda Integra 1.5 1986 86HP (63 kW) @ 0 rpm 5.3 l/100km
7 Honda Civic 33U E-AJ 1983 80HP (58 kW) @ 6000 rpm 5.3 l/100km
8 Honda Civic Ferio Vi E-EK4 1995 129HP (95 kW) @ 7000 rpm 5.3 l/100km
9 Honda Accord Wagon 24E 2002 159HP (117 kW) @ 5500 rpm 5.8 l/100km
10 Honda CR-V 2.0 2001 150HP (110 kW) @ 6500 rpm 8.9 l/100km
11 Honda Civic Coup? LX Automatic 2008 141HP (104 kW) @ 6300 rpm 8.9 l/100km
12 Honda Civic GL-II-5 1300 1979 68HP (50 kW) @ 5500 rpm 5.3 l/100km
13 Honda Legend Sedan 1993 233HP (171 kW) @ 6200 rpm 5.3 l/100km
14 Honda Ballade FXT 1980 85HP (62 kW) @ 5500 rpm 5.3 l/100km
15 Honda Odyssey CVT 2007 160HP (117 kW) @ 5500 rpm 9.1 l/100km

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