Honda Chronology (1979-1970)

1979

  • Honda of America Mfg. starts motorcycle production in Marysville, Ohio.
  • Honda introduces the 4-door Accord sedan.

1978

  • Honda of America Mfg., Inc. is established in Ohio.
  • Honda auto production exceeds 5 million units.

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., Ltd. 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

  • 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.

1971

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

1970

  • Honda exports N600 automobile to U.S.
  • Honda Engineering Co., Ltd. established in Japan - production engineering company.
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