Timeline - North America

American Honda Motor Co., Inc. established in Los Angeles. ZOOM

'69 Honda Canada Inc. established in Toronto.

Motorcycle production begins in Mexico. ZOOM

'75 Honda R&D establishes market research office in Los Angeles.
'79 Motorcycle production begins in the U.S.

Automobile production begins in the U.S. ZOOM
'84 Honda R&D North America Inc. (now Honda R&D Americas, Inc.) established.
'85 Honda de Mexico S.A. de C.V. established.
Motorcycle engine production in the U.S. begins
'86 American Honda’s luxury Acura brand begins auto sales.
Automobile production begins in Canada.
'87 Honda North America Inc. established.
'88 Honda Engineering North America Inc. established.
Motorcycle production in Mexico begins.
'89 Second automobile plant in the U.S. begins production.
Accord becomes best-selling car in the U.S.

'90 Acura dealerships in the U.S. win 4th consecutive first-place ranking on the Customer Satisfaction Index.
'96 Sales of the Acura CL begin, first Acura developed and produced in the U.S..
'98 New ATV factory in the U.S. begins operation.

'00 Accord production in the U.S. reaches 5 million units.
'01 Production at Alabama factory begins.
'02 Acura sales reach 2 million units.
'04 Total automobile production at Honda of America Mfg., Inc. reaches 10 million units.
Acura brand sales begin in Mexico.
'06 Airframe design, manufacturing and sales unit Honda Aircraft Co. established. Honda begins taking orders for HondaJet.
'07 Acura Design Studio opens in the U.S.
Motorcycle production reaches 200,000 units in Mexico.
'08 New engine plant in Canada begins operation.
Indiana Factory begins operation in the U.S.
'09 Total automobile production reaches 20 million units in North America.
'10 Successful U.S. maiden flight of FAA-conforming HondaJet, as part of FAA certification.

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