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Chronology

Note: North American highlights in bold.

2006

December

  • Honda R&D Americas opens new Advanced Design Studio in

Pasadena, Calif.

  • Honda Soltec Co., Ltd. established to oversee production and sales of

Honda-developed CIGS solar panels in Japan.

November

  • Honda Motor Co. announces plans to build new engine plant in Japan (in Ogawa, Saitama prefecture).

  • 2007 Honda Pilot and CR-V earn IIHS “Top Safety Pick” rating.

  • Honda Manufacturing of Alabama celebrates 5th anniversary and reaches one-million unit automobile production milestone.

October

  • Honda announces plans to begin production of motorcycles in Peru.

  • Honda Aircraft Company begins U.S. sales of HondaJet at NBAA in

Orlando, Fla.

  • Retail sales of natural gas-powered Civic GX expanded from California

to New York State.

August

  • Acura launches new RDX sport-utility vehicle with Acura’s first-ever turbocharged engine.

  • Honda of Canada Mfg. celebrates 20th anniversary and four-millionth unit production milestones.

  • Honda and Research Institute of Innovative Technology for the Earth (RITE) announce breakthrough “Honda-RITE” ethanol production process.

  • American Honda fulfills October 2003 “Safety for Everyone” commitment to apply a core suite of advanced safety features to all U.S. Honda and Acura models.

July

  • Honda announces plans to commercialize HondaJet at EAA AirVenture

in Osh Kosh, Wis.

  • Honda earns 100th open-wheel race victory in North America.

  • First U.S.-made Acura TL sedans exported to China.

  • Honda begins motorcycle production in Argentina.

  • *

    Government star ratings are part of the National Highway Traffic Safety

Administration’s (NHTSA’s) New Car Assessment Program (www.safercar.gov).

June

May

February

January

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  • Honda Fit earns five-star U.S. government* rating for frontal crash safety.

  • Honda announces development of plant-based biofabric for use in

automotive interiors.

  • Global sales of Honda Power Products reaches 70 million units.

  • Honda sets voluntary global targets for 5% reductions in product and production CO2 emissions from 2005 levels by 2010.

  • Honda announces plans to advance toward its “2010 Vision” for North American automobile operations including the construction of a new

    • U.

      S. auto plant and new Canadian engine plant, expansion of engine and transmission production in Ohio and Georgia, and the addition of a new, more affordable hybrid car.

  • Honda Motor Co. announces plan to build a new auto plant in Yorii, Japan, near Honda’s existing Saitama factory, to advance the flexibility and efficiency of Honda manufacturing operations and to share those advancements with Honda plants worldwide.

  • Honda Precision Parts of Georgia begins producing automatic transmissions in Tallapoosa, Ga., as part of Honda’s broader North American Powertrain Strategy.

  • 2006 Civic and Ridgeline capture Canadian Car and Truck of the Year Awards from Automotive Journalist Association of Canada (AJAC).

  • Honda Power Equipment shipped its 20-millionth power product to

    • U.

      S. dealers.

  • Honda Civic and Ridgeline sweep North American Car and Truck of the

Year awards.

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