All About Honda
Honda is a Japanese company, which has established its reputation as one of the world leaders in the production of automobiles
and motorcycles. The company has also undertaken research and development of various other products such as robots, watercrafts, and aeronautics to name a few. Their innovative spirit is evident in the complete name of their organization, which is Honda
Technology Research Institute Company Limited. Honda is considered to be the foremost manufacturer of engines across the world in terms of the sheer volume of the engines it manufactures annually.
owes its success in the international market to its motorcycles, which helped it to venture into the production of automobiles and other products as well. The founder of the company was Soichiro Honda
who came up with revolutionary designs for piston rings. The devastating impact of the Second World War did not leave his ambitions untouched, as he had to start all over again after the war was over. He catered to his country’s need of an economic means of commuting in the post war period by designing his first prototype of the motorcycle. It turned out to be an extremely efficient means of transport due to its fuel efficiency and relatively low maintenance costs.
Honda ventured into the Japanese car industry
in the sixties decade of the twentieth century with the T360. It was a actually a pickup truck with a conventional truck bed and a 360 cc engine capable of generating a speed output of 30 horsepower. Subsequently, Honda Company
launched the S500 which was a roadster equipped with a 492 cc engine with a speed output of 44 horsepower. Soichiro Honda incorporated his expertise in motorcycles to the design of the cars as well which is reflected in the chain drive as well as the high redline.
Till the 1970s, Honda found it difficult to break into the North America but their wait finally came to an end with the launch of the Honda Civic
. At the time, new laws governing the extent of car emissions came into effect. The inclusion of pricey smog pumps and other emission control devices such as catalytic converters lead to an increment in prices, which went beyond the capacity of a majority of consumers. Honda brands
proved equal to the challenge by coming up with the revolutionary innovation in its engines referred to as Compound Vortex-Controlled Combustion. This led to surge in sales of the Civic and helped Honda Company
set its foot firmly in the American market.
With introduction of the Accord, Honda
gained the benchmarks of performance, fuel efficiency, and providing memorable driving experience. The Acura Legend from Honda has entered into the hall of fame in the luxury car segment due to its exciting design and performance. The engine of the Acura Legend had a capacity of 2.5 liters and capable of generating an astonishing speed output of 151 horsepower. Honda
continuously strives to build brand loyalty through its vision of combining innovative technology in terms of design and performance.