"We will redraw the map of automobile manufacturing." With this commitment, Honda launched the T360 mini truck in 1963 to become the last major domestic automaker to enter the Japanese automotive market. A second model, the S500 sports car, then followed in the T360's footsteps to form a pair of vehicles equipped with Japan's first DOHC automobile engine and to make Honda's debut with a full complement of our distinctive innovation. Then in 1964, Honda took up the challenge of Formula One with the intent of honing Honda's leading edge technology at the pinnacle of racing. Ever since, Honda's automobile business has been filled with a challenging spirit and focus on creating new value in every area including technology development and manufacturing.
Using its unique technologies, Honda strives to achieve both the joy of driving and excellent environmental performance at the same time. With the launch of the all-new NSX equipped with a newly developed twin-turbo engine and three-motor hybrid system, Honda has proposed to the world a new value realized by a hybrid supercar. In Japan, Honda started lease sales of the Clarity Fuel Cell, a new fuel cell vehicle with significantly increased practical usefulness, and we plan to launch the model in the U.S. and Europe as well.
NSX (North American model) / Clarity Fuel Cell
In order to deliver vehicles that will give satisfaction to each customer around the world in a timely matter, Honda develops and produces its products in accordance with the cultures, lifestyles and transportation infrastructures that vary from one region/country to another. For instance, Honda developed and sells the BR-V, an SUV model developed exclusively for Asian markets where there is high demand for small vehicles. In North America, sales of the Accord, the CR-V and the all-new Civic have been strong.
Accord (North American model)
[Honda automobiles lineup]
From our global models to regional models, we offer a variety of models to meet the needs of our customers and regional requirements.
Civic (North American model)
Striking an excellent balance for the fun of driving, practical utility and comfort, the Civic Sedan won the prestigious 2016 North American Car of the Year Award.
Jazz (Indian model)
The Jazz (called the Fit in Japan and North America), popular for its ease of use in everyday life, is produced in various Asian factories for sale across the globe
BR-V (Indonesian model)
The BR-V developed exclusively for the Asian region is an SUV model that features bold styling and excellent functionality which make this vehicle useful in a wide-range of situations.
Odyssey (Japanese model)
A hybrid was added to the Odyssey minivan lineup, which features a spacious cabin offering three rows of seating.
N-BOX (Japanese model)
With mini-vehicle models continuing their evolution as a model category unique to Japan, Honda’s N Series has achieved cumulative domestic sales of 1 million units.
Ridgeline (North American model)
An all-new second-generation Ridgeline pickup truck went on sale in North America in 2016.