|1948 - Honda Motor Co., Ltd. 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.
1959 - Honda in the United States
On June 11, American Honda Motor Co., Inc. is established in Los Angeles, California, as the first overseas subsidiary of Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
|1969 - Honda Sells its first car in America |
The Honda N600 is the first automobile sold by Honda Motor Co., Ltd. in the United States.
| 1974 - 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.
|1976 - Welcome the Accord |
The first Honda Accord may have been a humble hatchback, but it was a big hit. This initial model will was 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.
| 1984 - The American Honda Foundation Founded|
This year marks a big milestone in Honda's 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.
|1999 - Introducing America to Hybrids |
In December, the Honda Insight drives through uncharted territory to become the first hybrid vehicle available in North America.
| 2001 - 10-millionth North American Car is Built |
On April 10th, 2001 the 10-millionth Honda built in North America rolls off the assembly line at the Marysville Auto Plant.
|2008 - Fuel Cell Technology |
Honda breaks new ground introducing the 2009 FCX Clarity fuel cell vehicle. With a new, more compact fuel cell stack, Clarity is the world's first fuel cell sedan capable of comfortably carrying four occupants.
| 2014 - 20-Million Vehicles built in the United States |
On March 20th, 2014 Honda passed the 20-millionth automobile produced in America. This is a proud moment for Honda and we look forward to the next 20.
|2014 - Honda Introduces Wind Turbines |
Honda Transmission Mfg. of America fires up its brand-new wind turbines in Russells Point, Ohio. Honda is the first major automotive manufacturing facility in the U.S. to get a substantial amount of its electricity from onsite wind turbines.
| 2015 - Honda Rejoins Formula 1 |
In partnership with McLaren, Honda returns to it's racing roots for the 2015 FIA Formula 1 (F1) World Championship. "If Honda does not race, there is no Honda" -Soichiro Honda
|2016 - Honda Civic Type-R Comes to America |
After nearly 20 years, Honda is giving enthusiasts what they've been begging for: The Civic Type-R. The high performance forbidden fruit from overseas will be available in 2017.