Honda Motors made history at the end of last year when it hit the 100 million-unit milestone in cumulative global automobile production.
Where it all began…
Honda began automobile production in 1963 with the production of the T360 mini-truck and the S500 sports car. A year later Honda employed all of the company’s production technologies and know-how and constructed the first Honda plant dedicated to automobile production in Sayama City, Saitama Prefecture.
The new plant began production of a further model, the iconic S600 roadster.
Since then, Honda has increased its annual production volume, enhancing its line up and exporting the brand to an ever wider range of countries.
What the automaker offers now
Honda’s current line-up focuses on global models such as its small Jazz hatchback, its family hatchback, the Civic and its family saloon, the Accord. These cars are supplemented by the HR-V and CR-V SUVs. Both have been global best-sellers in their respective segments.
In 2016, Honda had 34 automobile production facilities on five continents.
Takahiro Hachigo, president and CEO of Honda Motors said he was thankful to customers from around the globe for their support.
“The passion of our company founder who wanted to help people in their daily lives and pursue the joy of driving has been inherited by Honda associates as the original starting point of Honda automobile manufacturing,” he added. “Striving to meet the next 100 million customers, Honda will continue delivering increasingly attractive products.”