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Honda Insight is Hybrid Milestone

In December, the Honda Insight drives through uncharted territory to become the first hybrid vehicle available in North America. It remains the most fuel-efficient, non-plugin vehicle in its class for the next 17 years.

Introducing The Acura NSX

Acura takes a game-changing step into the supercar arena with the NSX. The first production car with an all-aluminum monocoque body, the NSX is an instant classic and will remain a sought-after vehicle for connoisseurs.

Acura Arrives

Honda launches Acura, the first luxury nameplate from a Japanese automaker, with sales of “precision crafted performance.” With its initial 60 U.S. Acura dealers, Acura goes on to earn four consecutive JD Power and Associates Customer Satisfaction Index (CSI) awards.

Honda Sets the Standard on Grass, Too

Honda Power Equipment Mfg., Inc. introduces walk-behind Honda lawnmowers at a new plant in Swepsonville, North Carolina. Today, a Honda mower from North Carolina has been selected as the top-rated self-propelled, gas-powered lawn mower by a “leading consumer publication” for more than decade.

The American Honda Foundation Founded

This year marks a big milestone in our commitment to supporting the communities where we work and live. The American Honda Foundation will go on to award over $32 million to organizations in every state in the U.S.

All of Honda is in Accord

Our first Accord may be a humble hatchback, but it is a big hit. This initial model will be followed by an Accord Sedan in 1979. From its launch until today, Accord is the best-selling passenger car in America, with American car buyers purchasing over 12.5 million.

Leaving Blue Skies for Our Children

Driven by the rallying cry of “Blue skies for our children” Honda engineers create a groundbreaking CVCC engine that makes the Honda Civic the first vehicle to meet the strict emissions standards of the new U.S. Clean Air Act without the use of a catalytic converter.

Honda Makes Tidal Shift in Marine Engines

Honda introduces the world’s first fuel-efficient 4-stroke outboard marine engines, which are cleaner, quieter and more economical than comparable 2-stroke engines. And we’re still helping people have fun out on the water.

“What will happen to our streams, lakes and rivers if all that exhaust gas mixed with oil gets pumped into the water? I don’t care if everyone else is making two-strokes, Honda has to make four strokes.”

—Soichiro Honda, Founder

Minibikes, Big Change

Minibikes can transform lives. The National Youth Project Using Minibikes is an innovative program using minibikes to make positive changes in the lives of disadvantaged youths through fun activities and positive influence.

Our First Car Sells in U.S.

The Honda N600 is the first automobile we ever sold in America.

The Bike That Changed Everything

The introduction of the 4-cylinder Honda CB750 brings a new level of sophistication to mainstream motorcycles. In naming it “Motorcycle of the Century” in 2012, a leading industry publication called the CB750 the bike that changed everything.

We Sell Our Millionth Motorcycle in the U.S.

In less than a decade, Honda manages to change the face of motorcycle design and engineering. And we never stop leading the way.

Hello, USA. We’re Honda.

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

Honda Motor Co., Ltd. Formally Established

Honda Motor Co., Ltd. is established with co-founders Soichiro Honda and Takeo Fujisawa and introduces (in 1949) its first original designed and engineered product which Mr. Honda appropriately names the “Dream” D-type motorcycle.

"We have consistently chosen a most difficult path filled with hardships. We must possess the will to challenge difficulties and the wisdom to create new values without being bound by established standards. We do not wish to imitate others."

—Soichiro Honda, Founder

Honda “Green Path” Leads the Way to Sustainability

We're reducing CO2 emissions and harmful substances from production to dealerships and everything in between. Including cutting our CO2 emissions by 50% by the year 2050.

CO2-Neutral Honda Smart Home

In response to the greatest environmental challenge of our time, Honda Smart Home shows our vision for low-carbon living beyond lower vehicle emissions.

1st 100% Energy Grid Neutral Dealership

Family-owned Rossi Honda in Vineland, NJ made history as America's first energy grid neutral dealership. This milestone marks the first of many to come.

World’s First Fuel-Cell Car

We brought a brand-new Honda FCX to the Spallino family, making them the world’s first customer for a fuel-cell car. In 2016, the FCX will come to market as the Clarity Fuel Cell sedan.

First Mass-Produced Hybrid

The 2002 Civic Hybrid became our first mass-produced automobile to apply gasoline-electric powertrain technology.

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