Timeline

Throughout its history, Honda has brought smiles to countless people all over the world with its innovative and reliable products. Its achievements are borne of a stubborn determination to make people’s lives better.

2017

  • Marc Marquez Wins Second Straight MotoGP Riders Title, Honda Takes the Triple Crown

    November 2017Motorsports

  • Honda "Xcelerates" Startup Collaborations Globally to Drive Open Innovation

    November 2017Technology

  • Honda Celebrates 100 Million-Unit Global Production Milestone for Super Cub Series Motorcycles

    October 2017Milestone

  • Honda to Supply F1 Power Units to Scuderia Toro Rosso and McLaren and Honda to Conclude F1 Partnership

    September 2017Motorsports

  • HondaJet Ranks as Most-delivered Jet in its Category During First Half of 2017

    August 2017Corporate

  • Hitachi Automotive Systems and Honda Establish Joint Venture for Electric Vehicle Motors

    July 2017Corporate

  • Honda Opens Proving Ground in Thailand to Enhance R&D in Asia & Oceania Region

    July 2017Technology

  • Honda Electro Gyrocator Recognized as IEEE Milestone

    March 2017Technology

  • Honda Celebrates One Million Automobile Production Milestone in Indonesia

    February 2017Milestone

2016

  • Honda reaches 100 million worldwide automobile production milestone

    December 2016Corporate

  • Honda Vietnam celebrates cumulative production of 20 million motorcycles

    September 2016Corporate

  • Hoda Philippines celebrates cumulative production of 5 million motorcycles

    September 2016Corporate

  • Honda R&D Innovation Lab Tokyo established to strengthen research and development of intelligent technologies

    Honda R&D Co., Ltd., establishes Honda R&D Innovation Lab Tokyo in Akasaka, Tokyo, a new operation which will serve as a venue for "co-creation" – where Honda will seek to collaborate with external experts and other research institutes.

    September 2016Technology

  • Honda adopts world’s first hybrid vehicle motor magnet free of heavy rare earth elements in collaboration with Daido Steel

    Honda and Daido Steel Co., Ltd. achieved, for the first time in the world, a practical application of a neodymium magnet which contains absolutely no heavy rare earth yet has high heat resistance and high magnetic performance suitable for use in the drive motor of hybrid vehicles.

    July 2016Technology

  • First serial production Acura NSX rolls off the line at Performace Manufacturign Center in Ohio, U.S.

    May 2016Corporate

  • Honda develops world’s first cell production-style ARC(Assembly Revolution Cell) Line

    The newly-developed ARC Line is a world’s first innovative and unique assembly line that is different from a conventional line production system and was developed by incorporating flowing cell production-style production units in the main line.

    April 2016Technology

  • Honda begins sales of Clarity Fuel Cell, which realizes the world’s top-class cruising range among zero emission vehicles of approximately 750km

    March 2016Corporate

2015

  • HondaJet receives type certification from FAA and starts delivery

    December 2015Corporate

  • Honda builds 30 millionth automobile in North America

    September 2015Corporate

  • Honda achieves 700th FIM Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix victory

    August 2015Motorsports

  • Honda begins lease sales of Honda Walking Assist Device in Japan

    July 2015Corporate

  • Honda begins automobile production in Nigeria

    July 2015Corporate

  • Honda launches RC213V-S motorcycle

    RC213V-S represents a wholly new endeavor to make it possible for a machine developed for competition in MotoGP races to run on public roads.

    June 2015Corporate

  • Honda begins sales of large-sized motorcycle models in Taiwan

    April 2015Corporate

  • HondaJet makes public debut in Japan and Europe

    April 2015Corporate

  • Honda Vietnam Power Products Co., Ltd., Honda's new power products import and sales subsidiary in Vietnam, starts operation

    January 2015Corporate

2014

  • Honda celebrates production of 50 million motorcycles and power products in Thailand

    November 2014Corporate

  • Honda Vietnam Co., Ltd. opens its third motorcycle plant

    November 2014Corporate

  • Honda introduces "Honda SENSING" advanced driver-assistive system

    October 2014Technology

  • Honda reaches 300 million-unit milestone in cumulative global motorcycle production

    September 2014Corporate

  • Honda celebrates the 40th anniversary of Gold Wing

    September 2014Corporate

  • Honda's cumulative power products production in Thailand reaches 25 million mark

    August 2014Corporate

  • Honda's cumulative motorcycle production in Brazil reaches 20 million mark

    August 2014Corporate

  • Sundiro Honda Motorcycle Co.,Ltd. attains milestone of 10 million motorcycles produced

    August 2014Corporate

  • First Production HondaJet Takes to the Skies

    June 2014Corporate

  • Shape of Super Cub becomes first vehicle to obtain three-dimensional trademark registration in Japan

    May 2014Corporate

  • Honda establishes power products sales subsidiary in Vietnam

    April 2014Corporate

  • Honda Vietnam Co., Ltd reaches 15 millionth motorcycle unit milestone

    March 2014Corporate

  • Honda builds 20 millionth automobile in the U.S.and 10 millionth Accord at Honda of America Mfg. Inc.

    March 2014Corporate

  • Honda Automoveis do Brasil Ltda. commences operations at its new Research and Development Center

    February 2014Corporate

  • P.T. Honda Prospect Motor (Indonesia) opens its second automobile plant

    February 2014Corporate

  • Honda de Mexico, S.A. De C.V. opens a new automobile plant

    February 2014Corporate

  • Honda Cars India begins automobile production from its Tapukara plant in Rajasthan

    February 2014Corporate

2013

  • Honda begins motorcycle sales in Bangladesh

    December 2013Corporate

  • Honda announces starting sales of CG110 in Nigeria, new small-sized and more affordable motorcycle

    December 2013Corporate

  • GE Honda Aero Engine's HF120 turbofan engine receives FAA certification

    December 2013Technology

  • Honda strengthens Automobile R&D, procurement and production functions in China

    November 2013Corporate

  • Marc Marquez becomes the youngest premier-class king since the birth of the motorcycling world championships in 1949, and Honda takes the Triple Crown

    November 2013Motorsports

  • Honda develops VTEC TURBO direct injection gasoline turbo engine

    November 2013Technology

  • Honda unveils MC-β, new micro-sized EV

    November 2013Technology

  • Honda FCEV Concept makes world debut at Los Angeles International Auto Show

    November 2013Technology

  • Honda announces new UNI-CUB β personal mobility device

    November 2013Technology

  • Honda Unveils Dakar Rally Model-the New CRF450 RALLY

    October 2013Motorsports

  • Honda establishes automobile subsidiary in Nigeria

    September 2013Corporate

  • Honda begins production at new automobile production plant in Yorii

    July 2013Corporate

  • Honda debuts "HondaLink" in Thailand as the first country in Asia

    June 2013Corporate

  • High Access Survey Robot developed jointly by Honda and AIST begins work at TEPCO Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station

    June 2013Technology

  • Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India starts operation of its third motorcycle plant

    May 2013Corporate

  • Honda announces to participate in the FIA Formula One World Championship from the 2015 season

    Honda is in charge of the development, manufacture and supply of the power unit including the engine and energy recovery system under a joint project with McLaren whichi is in charge of the development and manufacture of the chassis as well as the management of the new team, McLaren Honda.

    May 2013Motorsports

  • Honda becomes first automaker in Brazil to harness wind power

    April 2013Corporate

  • Wuyang-Honda Motors (Guangzhou) Co., Ltd. attains 10 million-mark motorcycles

    April 2013Corporate

  • Honda starts sales of automobiles in Kenya

    April 2013Corporate

  • Honda establishes Honda Motorcycle Kenya for production and sales of motorcycles in Kenya

    March 2013Corporate

  • Honda applies new steel-aluminum joining technology to door panel of mass production vehicles

    March 2013Technology

  • Honda establishes world's first process for reusing rare earths extracted from hybrid vehicle NiMH batteries

    March 2013Technology

  • Honda opens new technical center in India

    January 2013Corporate

  • One hundred percent of Honda's finish in Dakar 2013

    Participates in the race after 24 years absence

    January 2013Motorsports

2012

  • Honda develops "Honda Smart Ecological Paint"

    December 2012Technology

  • Honda wins MotoGP constructor's and team titles

    November 2012Motorsports

  • Honda develops new lightweight, compact hybrid system, SPORT HYBRID Intelligent Dual Clutch Drive

    November 2012Technology

  • Honda unveils Micro Commuter Prototype

    November 2012Technology

  • Honda Aircraft Company (HACI) begins HondaJet production

    October 2012Corporate

  • Civic WTCC debuts at Suzuka circuit

    October 2012Motorsports

  • Honda sells millionth hybrid automobile

    September 2012Corporate

  • Suzuka circuit celebrates its 50th anniversary

    September 2012Motorsports

  • Honda develops new steel-to-aluminum welding technology as world's first application to frame of mass production automobile

    September 2012Technology

  • Honda develops new catalyst that uses 50% less rhodium

    September 2012Technology

  • Honda automoveis do Brazil Ltda. produces millionth automobile

    August 2012Corporate

  • Honda of South Carolina Manufacturing, Inc. produces 2 millionth ATV engine

    August 2012Corporate

  • Dongfeng Honda Automobile Co., Ltd. begins production at its second automobile plant

    July 2012Corporate

  • Thai Honda Manufacturing Co., Ltd. produces 20 millionth power product

    July 2012Corporate

  • 2013 Fit EV lease begins in U.S. (in August in Japan)

    July 2012Technology

  • Foruth FAA-conforming HondaJet takes flight

    May 2012Corporate

  • UNI-CUB personal mobility device debuts in Japan

    May 2012Technology

  • Honda opens demonstration house featuring Honda Smart Home System (HSHS)

    April 2012Technology

  • Honda establishes world's first commercial process to extract rare earths from used parts

    April 2012Technology

  • Honda attains milestone for 100 million power products produced

    January 2012Corporate

  • Honda builds millionth automobile for export from U.S.

    December 2012Corporate

2011

  • Honda announces New ASIMO with world's first autonomous behavior control technology; Honda establishes new "Honda Robotics" brand name and new logo to represent all of its robotics technologies and applications

    November 2011Technology

  • Honda announces Earth Dreams Technology (new series of powertrain technologies for automobiles)

    November 2011Technology

  • Honda Fit EV makes world debut at Los Angeles Auto Show

    November 2011Technology

  • Honda begins demonstration testing of EVs in Guangzhou, China

    November 2011Technology

  • In Thailand, flooding that began in July severely impacts Honda facilities

    October 2011Corporate

  • Jialing-Honda Motor Co., Ltd. completes its new power porudcts plant

    October 2011Corporate

  • Honda wins MotoGP riders', team and constructors' championships

    October 2011Motorsports

  • Hamamatsu Factory attains milestone of 20 million transmissions produced

    September 2011Corporate

  • Honda announces new engine for 125cc global scooters, new 700cc engine for midsize motorcycles and second-generation Dual Clutch Transmission

    September 2011Technology

  • Hydrogen refuelling station opens at Honda in Swindon, U.K.

    September 2011Technology

  • Donfeng Honda Automobile Co., Ltd. attains milestone of 1 million automobiles produced

    July 2011Corporate

  • Demonstration testing of EV-neo begins in Barcelona, Spain

    July 2011Technology

  • New global environmental slogan established

    June 2011Corporate

  • Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. completes its second motorcycle plant

    May 2011Corporate

  • Honda announces to begin sales through gas utilities of all-new ultra-efficient household gas engine cogeneration unit featuring world's most compact design

    May 2011Corporate

  • FAA-conforming HondaJet reaches maximum operating altitude of 43,000 ft

    April 2011Technology

  • Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami occours in Japan

    Honda responds immediately and effectively, confirming associates' safety and then adjusting production in a worldwide effort.

    March 2011Corporate

  • In India, joint venture that established Hero Honda Motors Ltd. is dissolved

    March 2011Corporate

  • FAA-conforming HondaJet achieves maximum speed of 425 KTAS (489 mph) at 30,000 ft

    March 2011Technology

  • Vaillant and Honda present micro-combined heat and power system for home use (system goes on sale in October as ecoPower 1.0)

    February 2011Technology

2010

  • HondaJet achieves its first flight

    December 2010Technology

  • Honda begins leasing EV-neo electric scooter in Japan

    December 2010Technology

  • Honda launches Electric Vehicle Testing Program in Japan and U.S.

    December 2010Technology

  • East Liberty auto plant of Honda of America Mfg, Inc. attains milestone of 4 million automobiles produced

    October 2010Corporate

  • Honda celebrates 10th anniversary of ASIMO

    October 2010Technology

  • Honda begins testing EV-neo electric scooter in business applications in Japan

    October 2010Technology

  • Hamamatsu Factory begins operation of new transmission plant

    August 2010Corporate

  • Honda Soltec Co., Ltd. launches new residential solar cell modules

    Max. output of 120/130W and power conditioner with rated output of 5.5kW

    August 2010Technology

  • Fit attains milestone of 3.5 million units sold globally

    July 2010Corporate

  • Marysville Auto Plant of Honda of America Mfg. Inc. becomes first Honda prodution source outside Japan to produce 10 million automobiles

    July 2010Corporate

  • Singapore Safety Driving Centre Ltd. (SSDC) holds opening ceremony for upgraded center featuring first full-scale multistory driving circuit in Southeast Asia

    June 2010Corporate

  • Sundiro Honda Motorcycle Co., Ltd. attains milestone of 1 million 50cc motorcycles exported

    June 2010Corporate

  • Honda attains milestone of 30 million power products sold in U.S.

    June 2010Corporate

  • The second generation driving simulator is introduced

    March 2010Technology

  • Honda begins offering Linkup Free, the automobile industry's first free car navigation data service

    February 2010Technology

  • Honda R&D Americas, Inc. (HRA) begins experimental operation of latest-generation Solar Hydrogen Station

    January 2010Technology

  • Honda begins operation of new solar hydrogen station

    January 2010Technology