HONDA has announced that the company has reached the 100 million unit milestone in global car production.
Honda began car production in 1963 with the T360 mini-truck and the S500 sports car (pictured). A year later Honda employed all of the company’s production technologies and know-how and constructed the first plant dedicated to automobile production in Sayama City, Saitama Prefecture. The new plant began production of a further model, the iconic S600 roadster.
Since that time, Honda has increased its annual production volume, enhancing its line-up and exporting the brand to an ever wider range of countries.
The 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.