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Chronology

Note: North American highlights in bold.

1983

  • Tadashi Kume becomes third President & CEO of Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

  • Honda re-enters Formula One® Grand Prix racing.

  • Honda Motor Co. and the Rover Group sign agreement for joint design and development of a luxury passenger car.

  • The Honda Civic/Ballade series named 1983-84 Japan Car of the Year Award.

  • Honda CR-X introduced as the first Honda automobile designed primarily for the U.S. market.

1982

  • Honda of America Mfg. begins auto production in Ohio on November 1 with the Accord.

  • Car and Driver magazine names the Honda Accord to its list of the Ten Best Cars for the first time.

1981

  • Honda of America Mfg. begins production of the Gold Wing.

  • American Honda Finance Corp. is established.

1980

  • Honda announces plans to construct a U.S. auto plant in Ohio.

1979

  • Honda of America Mfg. starts motorcycle production in Marysville,

Ohio, with the CR250M Elsinore.

  • Honda introduces the 4-door Accord sedan and Prelude coupe.

  • Honda introduces its first lawn mower, the HR-21.

1978

  • Honda of America Mfg., Inc. is established in Ohio.

  • Cumulative global auto production reaches 5 million units.

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1977

  • Civic CVCC ranks first in the first-ever fuel economy ranking by the

    • U.

      S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

1975

  • Honda R&D Co. establishes a liaison office in Torrance, California

(later becomes Honda R&D Americas).

1974

  • The Civic CVCC (Compound Vortex Controlled Combustion) engine is the first engine to comply with the 1975 Clean Air Act without a catalytic converter.

  • Gold Wing GL1000 is introduced in the U.S.

  • Honda is the first Japanese automaker to issue consolidated financial statements.

1973

  • Honda Motor Co. founder and President Soichiro Honda retires along with co-founder and Executive Vice President Takeo Fujisawa. Kiyoshi Kawashima becomes second president of Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

  • American Honda begins sales of Civic.

1972

  • Honda Trading America Corp. established for the export of products

from the U.S. to Japan.

1971

  • Honda announces CVCC (Compound Vortex Controlled Combustion) engine technology.

  • American Honda begins sales of outboard marine engines with the BF45 and BF75 4-stroke engines.

1970

  • American Honda begins sales of N600 automobile in continental U.S.

  • Honda Engineering Co., Ltd. established in Japan — production

engineering company.

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