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Beginning. Company's history began in the twenties of the last century. Soichiro Honda left the family home and at the age of 15 he started practice in the garage. In 1947, Soichiro started producing internal combustion engine-powered bicycle. In 1948, the company was founded Honda Motor Company, Ltd. In 1963, during the Tokyo Motor Show, the world saw the first car models and Honda S360 Honda S500. Development. The first mass-produced model was the Honda N360, which in 1967 had an engine power of 70 hp. Honda is one of the few independent manufacturers of Japanese cars and motorcycles. Initially, Honda sold mainly in the United States. In 1972 Honda Civic model was created, which was a great success. Six years later, the sports model Honda - Prelude. Since 1986, Honda luxury brand endorses name of Acura cars. They are sold only in North America and Hong Kong.
Today. In 2008, the company employed more than 180 thousand. people and had $ 5 billion of income (data for 2006). In addition to cars, the company manufactures motorcycles, scooters, engines, robots, planes and motorbikes.
Contribution to the automotive industry. Honda is known for the construction of alternative fuels. One of the first vehicles powered by compressed natural gas Honda Civic GX is. At the end of 1999, the company launched the first commercial hybrid - electric and gasoline - drive the car. It was used in the Insight. Auto spalało 3.4 liters per hundred kilometers (test on the highway). In 2002, Honda introduced the Civic hybrid model. Interesting is the use of hydrogen fuel cells. Drive one used in the Honda FCX Clarity. The car does not produce any pollution. The only substance that is generated, heat and water.
Trivia. Currently, Honda is the largest engine manufacturer in the world. Produces the more than 25 million per year. In many Honda engines, the system uses an electronically controlled variable valve VTEC valve and jumping (Variable Valve Timing and Lift Electronic Control). Currently produce four versions of the system. The most technologically advanced version of the engine DOHC VTEC. The first engine, which benefited from the arrangement was the legendary B16A, 16-valve inline 4 1595cc capacity and power of 160HP. First appeared in 1989 in the Japanese versions of the Honda Integra XSi and RSi, in Europe in 1991, it was used in the Honda Civic i-VT, where B16A1 engine reached 150 hp at 7,600 rev / min. Honda is also present in sports: participation in the Moto GP Honda engines used in Formula 1
Most models produced up to now: Honda Accord, Honda City, Honda Civic, Honda Civic Type R, Honda Crossroad, Honda CR-Z, Honda CR-V, Honda FR-V, Honda FCX Clarity, Honda Insight, Honda Inspire, Honda Jazz Honda Legend
Tires. Honda works with many tire manufacturers. Equipped with Honda FCX model were Yokohama E105 in size 215/60 R16. The first feature Honda Civic and the tires were brand Bridgestone Bridgestone RE88 GZ in size 195/60 R15 Bridgestone ER30 and in size 205/55 R16 .. The Honda Accord used cars Bridgestone RE040 models in size 225/45 R17. In turn, used Honda S2000 cars RE050 in size 245/40 R17. Honda cars also ran on the standard Dunlop tires. The first feature Honda Civic in different versions (DX, EX / LX and hybrids) were Dunlop SP20 in sizes 14 and 16 inch. Honda CR-V had the standard equipment tires Grandtrek ST20.