The history of creation of the Honda brand began in the small Japanese town of Hamamatsu, it was based by Soitoro Honda. Soitoro began the business of that began to deliver economic and unpretentious vehicles as the country very much needed them during this period on the Japanese market.
Soitoro Honda very much was interested in internal combustion engines, thus he had enormous desire to work in this area. Initially its Honda company the motor made bicycles on the basis of small engines which remained even since war.
Crushed after World War II, Japan was happy is far from full "recovery". Having concentrated all resources on restoration of that was destroyed, the country hardly could fill all created emptiness. The Japanese automotive industry was "stunned", many plants had to be remade for satisfaction of needs for military cars and the aircraft equipment.
It was necessary to occupy quickly the free niches which appeared after war and Honda, having occupied one of them, soon I became the 5th largest producer of cars in the world. Soichiro Honda founded the company in 1948. Time was quite successful as many manufacturing plants of cars and motorcycles were destroyed during war.
Having concentrated on creation of the cheap and irreplaceable vehicle, Honda added the engine to the bicycle, thereby having created very effective remedy of movement. Cheap and universal, the motorcycle gave an impetus in the improbable Honda expansion. 10 years of Honda later I reached the American earth and I founded American Honda Co. World supremacy proceeded thanks to well located subsidiaries and dealer points.
Soichiro, the head with a police dog scent, felt that Honda will become the big company and sought to establish the new quality standard of automobile production. Soon the brand became a synonym of usefulness and innovative technologies. The division of the company on sale of motorcycles registered huge increase in sales, having nominated Honda to a podium among producers. And in 1970 Honda became the largest producer of motorcycles in the world.
However production of cars which began in the sixties, was not so popular, as production "two-wheeled". Though Honda participated in sports motor-competitions, it couldn't make the necessary impression on the average American driver. Being intended for the Japanese market, small-sized cars didn't stand even near the large cars which are already fallen in love to Americans.
In attempt of a gain of the American market, Honda let out Civic, the biggest model from the earlier existing. Though still, the model was far from an ideal in comparison with the American cars, Civic became the first model which attracted the American buyer.
The energy crisis of the seventieth opened the second gate for Honda. Thanks to the subsequent Civic models as, for example, CCVC which was a version on the stratified engine, to Japanese car maker was succeeded to regulate emission of harmful gases without the need for equipment of the cars catalytic converters that besides reduction of environmental pollution, increased cars price.1 - 50 | 51 - 100 | 101 - 150 | 151 - 200 | 201 - 250 | 251 - 300 | 301 - 350 | 351 - 400 | 401 - 450 | 451 - 500 | 501 - 550 | 551 - 600 | 601 - 650 | 651 - 700 | 701 - 750 | 751 - 800 | 801 - 850 | 851 - 900 | 901 - 950 | 951 - 1000 | 1001 - 1050 | 1051 - 1100 | 1101 - 1105
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