02May/20

Honda Begins Making Vital Ventilator Parts for Dynaflo to Help COVID-19 Patients. MARYSVILLE, Ohio

 

 

Honda has begun producing and delivering critical components for the production of much-needed ventilators to Dynaflo Inc. of Reading, Penn. Honda teamed up with Dynaflo to increase Dynaflo’s production of diaphragm compressors, a key component of portable ventilators that are used in hospitals and by first responders throughout the country to help those stricken with the COVID-19 virus. The companies are aiming to produce 10,000 compressors per month once production reaches capacity. Honda and Dynaflo expect to maintain production of compressors through the end of August. Continue reading

02Jul/19

First Win For Honda F1 In The Hybrid PU Era

On June 30, 2019, driving for Aston Martin Red Bull Racing in a car using Honda’s RA619H Power Unit, Max Verstappen won the Austrian Grand Prix.

This is Honda’s 73rd win in Formula One, the first since the 2006 Hungarian Grand Prix and also the first in the current hybrid power unit era.

Starting from second place, Max had a difficult start and dropped to seventh, one position ahead of Pierre. The two ran in tandem through the early laps before Max started making progress, overtaking Lando Norris and Kimi Raikkonen to move into the top five.A long first stint saw Max lead for a spell, and after pitting for hard tyres on lap 31 ­later than his rivals ahead he rejoined in fourth place ahead of Lewis Hamilton. From there,Max was on a charge and fought his way past Sebastian Vettel and Valtteri Bottas to run second, before hunting down Charles Leclerc. Continue reading

28Sep/18

SUV Heavyweight Honda CR-V Makes Strong Comeback

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The CR-V sells around 1,000 units every day in the U.S.

The Honda CR-V is one of the biggest selling SUVs on the planet. In the U.S. alone, it sells around 30,000 units every month. Just think about that figure for a moment.

That means Honda sells 1,000 CR-V’s every day. At an average sticker price of around $28,000, with a few options added on, that translates to $28 million earned by Honda every day of the year, from just one model. If we do the math, this means the CR-V’s annual sales clear $10 billion! Together with the Accord and Civic, which both sell in similar numbers, the CR-V is one of Honda’s bread and butter models and therefore matters.

So an all-new model is a big thing for Honda. In battling the big-selling Ford Escape, Nissan Rogue, Toyota RAV4, Jeep Renegade, Mazda CX-5 and Subaru Forester crossovers for segment dominance, the CR-V had to up its game. And that’s exactly what Honda did.

Designers did not opt for incremental tweaks to the crossover’s exterior, cabin and performance. They went all out. The fifth-generation CR-V has been completely redesigned from scratch and re-engineered with better handling and ride quality, a new turbocharged engine and a 3rd row of seats option that is unfortunately not available in the U.S. Perhaps the success of a 3-row, 7-seat option that’s on sale in Australia, for example, might tempt Honda of America to eventually add this version.

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Honda delivers on handling, ride, safety and technology.PHOTO BY HONDA

The CR-V employs a revised suspension setup that’s firm enough to reduce body roll in corners but compliant enough to deliver arguably the most comfortable ride quality in the segment. The Honda also offers a sharper steering response that is direct with excellent feel and weight and plenty of information from the road surface.

Story Source: Forbes

06Oct/17

McLaren-Honda unveils the New MCL32

McLaren-Honda unveiled its new machine, the McLaren-Honda MCL32, prior to its winter testing at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, for the upcoming 2017 FIA* Formula One (F1T) World Championship. The Honda RA617H, 1.6-litre V6 turbo engine with ERS, has been decreased the weight and lowered the centre of gravity to improve the balance of the car, while generating more output out of the ICE [internal combustion engine]. And the power unit will be fitted into the MCL32 for the 2017 season.

The MCL32 follows in the evolutionary footsteps of its two immediate predecessors, MP4-30 and MP4-31, but has been overhauled in every area as the design team has looked to capitalise on a series of new aerodynamic regulations introduced for 2017.

For more information about the McLaren-Honda MCL32 unveil:
http://www.mclaren.com/formula1/

* FIA is an abbreviation for the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile.

 

28Aug/17

NEW HONDA BR-V is here!

Honda has added a third, all-new model to its highly regarded range of sport utility vehicles (SUVs). The BR-V joins the long-established CR-V and the highly popular HR-V, introduced last year.

While instantly recognizable as a member of the Honda family, the new BR-V features bold, distinctive styling and a sporty, agile appearance, linked to the raised stance and rugged appeal expected of a SUV.

21Aug/17

Honda at TICAD 2016

Honda @ TICAD 2016

Honda was well represented at the  6th Tokyo International Conference on African Development Summit held  on 27-28 Aug 2016 in Nairobi, Kenya by the Dealer Principal Mr. Fareedh Kana.

 

 

The TICAD conference was officially opened by the Kenyan President, His Excellency Uhuru Kenyatta and Brought together over 30

African heads of states, the Japanese PM, Shinzo Abe and numerous dignitaries from across the world.

Over 75 Japanese and foreign  firms arrived in Nairobi as the sixth session of Tokyo International Conference on African Development (Ticad) got underway. Key among them was Honda which was exhibiting in the main hall.

Honda has been the world’s largest motorcycle manufacturer since 1959, as well as the world’s largest manufacturer of Internal Combustion Engines measured by volume, producing more than 14 million internal combustion engines each year. Honda became the second-largest Japanese automobile manufacturer in 2001.

21Aug/17

HondaJet Receives Type Certification From Federal Aviation Administration

The HondaJet received type certification from certification from the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on Tuesday. Honda Aircraft Company and the FAA made the announcement today at the Honda Aircraft headquarters in Greensboro, North Carolina.

The FAA presented the type certificate to Honda Aircraft Company President and CEO Michimasa Fujino in front of more than 2,000 people, including FAA Administrator Michael Huerta, government representatives, community leaders, HondaJet dealers, suppliers, and Honda Aircraft associates.

“Achieving FAA type certification for the HondaJet is a monumental milestone for Honda,” said Fujino. “We established Honda Aircraft as a new aerospace company and introduced our first product – an advanced light jet with technologies developed from serious research activities. We designed, tested,

and have now certified this clean-sheet design aircraft – an unprecedented challenge for Honda.”

Honda Aircraft Company validated the HondaJet’s performance, safety, function and reliability through rigorous ground and flight tests with the FAA. Total flight hours exceeded 3,000, with testing conducted at more than 70 locations across the United States.

“This day was achieved through the collaborative efforts of the FAA and Honda Aircraft Company,” said Melvin Taylor, manager of the FAA’s Atlanta Aircraft Certification Office. “Collaboration is not easy, it often is a difficult subject. But�when it is done successfully like this program, the rng to us all.”

The HondaJet’s innovative Over-The-Wing Engine Mount configuration, natural-laminar flow wing and composite fuselage make it a higher performance, more fuel-efficient and more spacious light jet. The HondaJet is the fastest in its class at 420 knots (483 mph) and the most efficient in its class.�

With HondaJet FAA type certification achieved, Honda Aircraft is now ramping up production in Greensboro with 25 aircraft on the final assembly line. The Honda Aircraft workforce is nearing 1,700 people, as the company prepares for deliveries, pilot training and after-sales customer service and support by the end of the year.

“This is an exciting day for North Carolina and our state’s aerospace industry,” said North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory. “As far back as the Wright Brothers’ first flight at Kitty Hawk, our role in aviation has always been significant. Now, when we look up in the sky, we will see jets made right here in North Carolina. Congratulations to Honda Aircraft Company on this enormous achievement.”

About HondaJet

The HondaJet is the fastest, highest-flying, quietest, and most fuel-efficient jet in its class. The HondaJet incorporates many technological innovations in aviation design, including the unique Over-The-Wing Engine Mount (OTWEM) configuration that dramatically improves performance and fuel efficiency by reducing aerodynamic drag. The OTWEM design also reduces cabin sound, minimizes ground-detected noise, and allows for the roomiest cabin in its class, the largest baggage capacity, and a fully serviceable private aft lavatory. The HondaJet is powered by two highly fuel-efficient GE Honda HF120 turbofan jet engines, and is equipped with the most sophisticated glass flight deck available in any light business jet, a Honda-customized Garmin G3000 The HondaJet is Honda’s first commercial aircraft and lives up to the company’s reputation for superior performance, efficiency, quality and value.

About Honda Aircraft Company

Honda Aircraft Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of American Honda Motor Co., Inc. Founded in 2006, Honda Aircraft’s world headquarters is located in North Carolina, the birthplace of aviation. The challenging spirit upon which Mr. Soichiro Honda founded Honda Motor Co., Ltd. is alive today as Honda Aircraft fulfills one of Honda’s longstanding dreams to advance human mobility skyward.

21Aug/17

Honda HR-V Named “2016 Green SUV of the Year”

2016 HR-V delivers unsurpassed fuel economy1 in the subcompact crossover segment in combination with fun-to-drive performance, sporty design and spacious, versatile packaging

HR-V is third Honda model honored by the magazine within the last five years

The 2016 Honda HR-V (http://automobiles.honda.com/hr-v/), the brand’s stylish and versatile crossover, has been named “2016 Green SUV of the Year™” by Green Car Journal.

The “Green SUV of the Year” award recognizes the all-new HR-V for its class-leading environmental performance – a top fuel economy rating of 35 mpg highway1 (2WD CVT) and additional designation as an Ultra Low Emissions Vehicle (LEV2 ULEV).

“The Honda HR-V is a truly unique new subcompact crossover, delivering the space, utility, comfort and feature content of a larger vehicle, with the sporty driving dynamics and class-leading fuel economy ratings on par with a small car,” said John Mendel, executive vice president of Auto Sales for American Honda. “All of us at Honda truly appreciate Green Car Journal for recognizing the HR-V as Green SUV of the Year and as the latest in a growing lineup of products with class-leading efficiency and low emissions.”