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Note: North American highlights in bold.



  • American Honda posts 11th consecutive year of record sales and 14th consecutive year-over-year sales increase.

  • Honda’s annual auto production in the U.S. exceeds one-million units for the first time ever in 2007, as total North American auto production reaches a new all-time record of 1.432 million units.

  • Honda UK sells more than 100,000 Honda vehicles for the first time,

in 2007.


  • The hydrogen-powered FCX Clarity makes its U.S. debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show as American Honda announces plans to begin leasing Honda’s next-generation fuel cell electric vehicle in summer 2008.


  • Operation of the fourth-generation hydrogen Home Energy Station begins at Honda R&D America’s Torrance, Calif., headquarters.

  • Honda celebrates 25 years of building automobiles in America.

  • 2008 Acura RDX and MDX earn ‘Top Safety Pick’ ratings from the IIHS.

  • Honda Aero breaks ground on its new headquarters and jet engine plant in Burlington, NC.

  • Honda Soltec opens new solar cell production plant in Kumamoto, Japan.

  • Honda of the UK Manufacturing makes its one-millionth Civic since the start of Civic production on September 19, 1994.

  • Honda Automobile Thailand Co. makes its one-millionth car since the beginning of auto production in 1984.

  • Cumulative auto production in Mexico reaches 200,000 units since the beginning of auto production in 1995.

  • Production of motorcycles in Indonesia reaches 20 million units.

  • Thai Honda Manufacturing Co. surpasses the 10-million mark for production of Honda power products.

  • Honda of South Carolina Mfg. produces its 2 millionth all-terrain vehicle (ATV).



August July June



  • American Honda launches the eighth generation Accord.

  • Cumulative global sales of the Fit/Jazz small car exceed 2 million units.

  • Honda Aircraft Company breaks ground on new $100 million U.S. headquarters and HondaJet R&D facility in Greensboro, NC.

  • Honda introduced more advanced Variable Cylinder Management™ (VCM™) with the ability to run on three, four, or six cylinders for an up to 11% improvement in fuel efficiency versus the previous system.

  • Honda R&D America’s opened its new Acura Design Studio in Torrance, Calif., assuming a central role in the research and styling design of future Acura production models.

  • Honda’s Anna, Ohio, engine plant produces its 15-millionth engine since the start of production in 1985.

  • Honda is named America’s “Greenest Automaker” in 2007 for the fourth consecutive time by the Union of Concerned Scientists.

  • American Honda and Climate Energy LLC begin retail sales of the freewatt™ micro-combined heat and power (MCHP) co-generation device in the northeastern U.S.


Acura enters the American Le Mans endurance sports car racing series in the LMP2 class with a 3.4-liter V8 engine supplied by Honda Performance Development (HPD). Acura teams take first, second and fourth places in their debut at the prestigious 12-hours of Sebring road race. The programs marks Acura’s first ever factory racing effort and HPD’s first full engine design and development program.


Acura RDX named Canadian Utility Vehicle of the Year.

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