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Honda Motor Statistics and Facts

Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

Automotive Companies/Brands

  • Company Name

    Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

  • Head Office

    2-1-1, Minami-Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-8556, Japan

  • Established

    September 1948

  • President

    Mr. Takahiro Hachigo

  • Main Products

    Motorcycles, Automobiles, and Power Products

  • Capital

    US$ 799.8 Mn (as of March 31, 2019)

  • No. of Associates

    219,722 (as of 31 March 2019)

  • Honda Group Companies

    435 affiliated companies in and out of Japan (as of 31 March 2019)

  • Worldwide Unit Sales

    31.71 Mn Units for the fiscal year ended 31 March 2019

Honda Motor Statistics: Honda Motor Co., Ltd. is engaged in the development, manufacturing, and distribution of motorcycles, power products, automobiles, and other products worldwide. The company’s shares trade on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, New York Stock Exchange, as well as exchanges in Nagoya, Osaka, Sapporo, London, Paris, Kyoto, Switzerland, and Fukuoka. In addition, the company sells spare parts and offers after-sale services through retail dealers or independent distributors. The company has over 89 plants in 33 countries worldwide. These plants are located in China, the US, Pakistan, Canada, the UK, Belgium, Japan, Brazil, Mexico, Malaysia, New Zealand, Indonesia, Philippines, India, Thailand, Turkey, Vietnam, Peru, Argentina, and Taiwan.

Honda’s Approach to the New Business Environment:

  • Artificial Intelligence
    • Softbank (Emotion Engine)
    • Kyoto University
    • Boston University (Information Security)
  • New Organizational Structure
    • R&D Center X
    • Honda Xcelerator – Global expansion
  • Car Sharing
    • Reach Star (China)
    • Grab (Asia)- Motorcycles
  • Connectivity
    • Softbank (5G Mobile Communication System)
    • Alibaba (Honda CONNECT)
  • Autonomous Driving
    • SenseTime
    • Cruise/General Motors
    • Waymo
  • Electrification
    • Hitachi AMS (EV Motor)
    • Neusoft (China EV)
    • General Motors (EV Battery, FC Stack)


1948: The Honda Motor Co., Ltd. was established and began manufacturing bicycle auxiliary engines in a small factory in Hamamatsu, Japan

1949: First mass production of motorcycles started

1952: Began exporting motorcycles to Taiwan, followed by the Philippines and the US

1954: First entry into the overseas race and First Scooter Juno K-type was introduced

1958: Supercub C100 was introduced

1972: The first production of the motocross model was established

1973: The R&D Center was launched

1974: Honda launched its 999 cc Gold Wing GL1000 in the American market

1979: Honda established a motorcycle production subsidiary in Nigeria

1992: CB900RR (Fireblade) was introduced

1994: Electric scooter was introduced

1997: Honda began to knockdown production in Taiwan

1998: First adoption of PGM-FI technology in a motorcycle

2005: Introduced motorcycle airbag system

2008: Launched combined ABS for vehicles

2009: Motorcycle Dual Clutch Transmission was introduced

2014: RC213V-S bike was launched globally

2015: HondaJet received United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification, and began delivery to customers 

Segment Overview:

The company operates through four key business segments namely: Motorcycle Business, Automobile Business, Power Product and Other Businesses, and Financial Services Business

  1. Motorcycle Business – The company manufactures a range of motorcycles. Honda uses internal combustion motorcycle engines developed by the company that is based on air-or water-cooled, and are in two, single, four, or six-cylinder configurations. Honda’s motorcycle business consists of sports vehicles such as a range of off-road vehicles, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), trial and motocross racing, and side-by-side (SxS).
  2. Automobile Business – The company offers a wide range of engines such as gasoline-electric hybrid systems, gasoline-electric plug-in hybrid systems, and diesel engines. In addition, it offers alternative fuel-powered vehicles such as battery-electric, fuel cell vehicles, and ethanol. Through its automobile business segment, the company offers products such as light trucks, mini-vehicles, and passenger cars.
    • Passenger car models such as Accord, Civic Tourer, Amaze, Brio, Brio Amaze, Accord Hybrid, Brio Satya, City, Civic, Civic Type R, and many others
    • Light truck models such as BR-V, CR-V, Elysion, Crosstour Odyssey, Odyssey Hybrid, Pilot, Acura MDX, Vezel Hybrid, Step WGN, Vezel/HR-V, XR-V, and Acura RDX
    • Mini vehicles models such as N-WGN, S660, Acty, N-BOX Slash, N-BOX +, N-ONE, Vamos, and N-BOX
  3. Financial Services Business – Through this segment, the company offers financial services to its dealers and customers via its subsidiaries in countries such as Japan, the US, Germany, Canada, the UK, Thailand, and Brazil
  4. Power Product and Other Businesses – Under this segment, the company is engaged in manufacturing a wide range of power products such as general-purpose engines, generators, outboard marine engines, riding mowers, water pumps, grass cutters, tillers, brush cutters, snow blowers, lawn mowers, power carriers, pressure washers, and sprayers.

Production Data of Honda – Global Unit Sales for the Fiscal Year Ended 31 March 2019

  • Global Total Units – 31.71 Mn Units
    • Motorcycles – 20.41 Mn Units
    • Automobiles – 5.21 Mn Units
    • Power Products – 6.30 Mn Units
  • North America – 5.25 Mn Units
    • Motorcycles – 0.29 Mn Units
    • Automobiles – 1.91 Mn Units
    • Power Products – 3.05 Mn Units
  • Japan – 1.26 Mn Units
    • Motorcycles – 0.17 Mn Units
    • Automobiles – 0.75 Mn Units
    • Power Products – 0.34 Mn Units
  • China – 2.98 Mn Units
    • Motorcycles – 0.93 Mn Units
    • Automobiles – 1.47 Mn Units
    • Power Products – 0.58 Mn Units
  • Europe, Middle East & Africa – 1.61 Mn Units
    • Motorcycles – 0.35 Mn Units
    • Automobiles – 0.20 Mn Units
    • Power Products – 1.06 Mn Units
  • Asia and Oceania – 19.24 Mn Units
    • Motorcycles – 0.79 Mn Units
    • Automobiles – 1.15 Mn Units
    • Power Products – 17.30 Mn Units
  • South America – 1.36 Mn Units
    • Motorcycles – 1.09 Mn Units
    • Automobiles – 0.15 Mn Units
    • Power Products – 0.12 Mn Units

List of Subsidiaries:

RegionCountryCompanyProductsBegan Sales
North AmericaUSAmerican Honda Motor Co., Inc.Automobiles, Motorcycles, Power Products1959
Honda Aircraft CompanyJet Aircraft2006
Honda Aero, Inc.Jet Engines2004
CanadaHonda Canada Inc.Automobiles, Motorcycles, Power Products1969
MexicoHonda de Mexico, S.A. de C.V.Automobiles, Motorcycles, Power Products1985
South AmericaPeruHonda del Peru S.A.Automobiles, Motorcycles1974
BrazilMoto Honda da Amazonia Ltda.Motorcycles, Power Products1975
Honda Automoveis do Brasil Ltda.Automobiles1997
ArgentinaHonda Motor de Argentina S.A.Automobiles, Motorcycles, Power Products1978
VenezuelaHonda de Venezuela C.A.Motorcycles, Power Products1983
ChileHonda Motor de Chile S.A.Automobiles, Motorcycles, Power Products1999
JapanJapanHonda Motor Co., Ltd.Automobiles, Motorcycles, Power Products1948
Europe/ Middle East/ AfricaAustriaHonda Austria G.m.b.H.Automobiles, Motorcycles, Power Products1982
BelgiumHonda Belgium N.V.Automobiles, Motorcycles, Power Products1962
Czech RepublicHonda Czech Republic Ltd.Automobiles, Motorcycles1993
FranceHonda Motor Europe (South) S.A.Automobiles, Motorcycles1964
Honda Europe Power Equipment S.A.Power Products1985
GermanyHonda Motor Europe (North) G.m.b.H.Automobiles, Motorcycles, Power Products1961
HungaryHonda Hungary KFTAutomobiles1993

Honda Automobili Italia S.p.A.Automobiles1990
Honda Italia Industriale S.p.A.Motorcycles, Power Products1971
NetherlandsHonda Nederland B.V.Automobiles, Motorcycles, Power Products1985
PolandHonda Poland Ltd.Automobiles1992
PortugalHonda Automovel de Portugal, S.A.Automobiles1989
Honda Motor de Portugal, S.A.Motorcycles1986
Honda Productos de Forca Portugal, S.A.Power Products1992
RussiaHonda Motor RUS LLCAutomobiles, Motorcycles, Power Products2004
SlovakiaHonda Slovakia, Spol., S.R.O.Automobiles, Motorcycles, Power Products1994

Honda Automoviles Espa~na, S.A.Automobiles1988
Montesa Honda S.A.Motorcycles1980

Honda Nordic ABAutomobiles1974
Honda Power Equipment Sweden ABPower Products1992

Honda (Suisse) S.A.Motorcycles, Power Products1974
Honda Automobiles (Suisse) S.A.Automobiles1974
UKHonda Motor Europe Ltd. (U.K. Division)Automobiles, Motorcycles, Power Products1965
TurkeyHonda Turkiye A.S.Automobiles, Motorcycles1992
NigeriaHonda Mfg. (Nigeria) Ltd.Motorcycles, Power Products1981
South AfricaHonda South Africa Ltd.Automobiles, Motorcycles, Power Products2000
Asia/OceaniaBangladeshBangladesh Honda Private Ltd.Motorcycles2013

News 2019:

  • On 30 June 2019, the company delivers the first two HondaJet Elites to Hawaii, US
  • On 28 June 2019, MONET Technologies Inc. announced partnership agreements with Isuzu Motors Limited (Isuzu), Subaru Corporation (Subaru), Suzuki Motor Corporation (Suzuki), Mazda Motor Corporation (Mazda), and Daihatsu Motor Co., Ltd. (Daihatsu)
  • On 21 June 2019, PT Astra Honda Motor (AHM) launched Honda Genio – which is a casual fashionable AT Scooter
  • On 16 April 2019, the company exhibited the X-NV Concept Vehicle – which is a model of China-exclusive Electric Vehicle (EV), at the Auto Shanghai 2019
  • On 28 January 2019, the company and Zipcar, which is a US-based car-sharing company, announced an expansion of their strategic mobility partnership, under which new Honda vehicles will be added to Zipcar’s already diverse and expanding fleet.
  • On 8 January 2019, the company, in collaboration with various consumer brands and retailers, is focusing on the development of a new in-vehicle experience, in order to deliver next-generation infotainment, commerce, services, and rewards to drivers and passengers.

Future Plans:

  • The company announced a plan to launch autonomous vehicles by 2020. This will enable a vehicle to drive in multiple lanes on highways without any command from the driver
  • The company announced a plan to establish level 4 autonomous driving technology for private car users by 2025
  • The company announced a plan to electrify two-thirds of global automobile unit sales by 2030

Fun Facts:

  • The name of the company’s first SUV was Passport
  • Honda Motor Co., Ltd. owns an airport in Japan, which is located near its manufacturing plants
  • The first hit song from The Hondells was titled, ‘Little Honda’
  • Honda originally manufactured motorized bicycles
  • Honda is engaged in the manufacturing of other products such as watercraft, ATVs, aircraft, mountain bikes, lawn equipment, and solar cells
  • The company manufactures over 14 million engines a year
  • The power of dreams’ is the official slogan of the Honda brand

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