Whether it’s their cars or motorcycles, Honda have always had a deserved reputation of both engineering excellence and an enviable build quality that threads through all of their vehicles. It really comes as no surprise to MotorMartin that due to the publics’ knowledge and understanding of Honda cars they have been purchasing them in their droves since the very first production automobile from Honda, the T360 mini pick-up truck, which went on sale in August 1963.

MotorMartin was pleased then to receive the following good news up on the top floor of the Towers when Honda Motor Co., Ltd. recently let it be known that the company has reached the 100 million-unit milestone in cumulative global automobile production. A quite incredible result I’m sure you’ll agree and one well worth celebrating.

As previously stated, 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.

Honda have informed MotorMartin that since that time, they have increased their annual production volume, enhancing their line up and exporting the brand to an ever wider range of countries. Honda have further explained to MotorMartin that their current line-up in the UK focuses on global models such as the Jazz small hatchback and Civic family hatchback and estate. These cars are supplemented by the HR-V and CR-V SUVs, both global best-sellers in their respective segments along with the latest incarnation of Honda’s supercar, the NSX. In 2016, Honda has 34 automobile production facilities on five continents.

Takahiro Hachigo, President and CEO of Honda Motor, shared with MotorMartin recently that, “Thanks to the support from our customers around the world, Honda was able to deliver 100 million automobiles. 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. Striving to meet the next 100 million customers, Honda will continue delivering increasingly attractive products.”

And you can’t say fairer than that. A deserved MotorMartin well done.

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