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Chronology

Note: North American highlights in bold.

2004

December

  • Honda reveals technologies for next-generation ASIMO humanoid robot, including the ability to run and process information more quickly in real-world environments.

November

  • Honda introduces V6 Accord Hybrid in the U.S. as Honda’s third hybrid model.

  • All new Legend wins the Japan Car of the Year Award for 2004-2005 and Most Advanced Technology Award.

  • Honda leases two 2005 FCX fuel cell vehicles, featuring the ability to start and operate in sub-freezing temperatures, to the state of New York, the first customer for a fuel cell vehicle in the Northeastern U.S.

October

GE Honda Aero Engines LLC is established to pursue the launch of Honda’s HF118 turbofan engine in the light business jet market.

September

Honda of America Mfg. celebrates its 25th anniversary for local production in America.

• Guangzhou Honda begins production of the Fit for the China domestic market.

August

  • Honda claims its first Indy Racing League (IRL) manufacturers’ title (Honda powered drivers go on to win 14 of 16 races for the season).

  • Honda develops a scooter powered by its original Honda FC Stack, capable of starting in sub-freezing temperatures.

  • Honda showcases two future pedestrian safety technologies — the Intelligent Night Vision System and a pop-up hood system.

July

May

April

March February

January

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  • Honda establishes a new U.S. subsidiary, Honda Aero, Inc., to focus on the aviation engine business in the U.S. Also, Honda establishes the Wako Nishi R&D Center in Japan, dedicated to the research and development of aviation engines.

  • The 2005 Honda FCX powered by Honda’s original fuel cell stack (capable of starting in sub-zero temperatures) is certified for commercial use by both the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the California Air Resources Board.

  • Honda Korea Co. begins the import and sales of automobiles in South Korea with the Accord Sedan.

  • Buddy Rice earns Honda’s first victory in the Indianapolis 500®.

  • Honda Manufacturing of Alabama begins production on its second assembly line, doubling light truck and V-6 engine production capacity to 300,000 units per year.

  • Honda establishes a new subsidiary, Honda Motor RUS LLC, in Russia to strengthen its local motorcycle, automobile and power product sales operations.

  • Dongfeng Honda Automobile (Wuhan) Co. begins local production of the CR-V in Wuhan, Hubei Province in China.

  • Thai Honda Manufacturing Co. produces 10-millionth motorcycle.

  • Honda and General Electric Co. announce the formation of a strategic alliance to produce a new turbofan jet engine for light business jets.

  • Honda Motor (China) Investment Co., Inc., responsible for developing Honda’s overall business strategy in China, is established.

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