Honda has announced that it has produced its 100 millionth vehicle crossing a significant milestone in mass production. The Japanese automaker produces nearly 18,000 cars a day and has been mass producing vehicles for 53 years.
Honda began mass producing vehicles back in 1963 and started with the production of T360 mini-truck and the S500 sports car. Within a year, the company employed all of its production technologies and know-how and the constructed the first Honda automobile manufacturing plant in Sayama City, Saitama Prefecture in Japan.
Since then, Honda has been increasing its production capacity and its annual production volume by enhancing its lineup and exporting the brand to ever wider range of countries.
Honda builds more internal combustion compared to many of automakers in the world, this includes motorcycle, marine and lawn mower divisions.
The company's current lineup focuses on global models such as Jazz small hatchback, Civic family hatchback, and the Accord family sedan. The HR-V and CR-V SUVs supplement the family of Jazz, Civic and the Accord.
As of 2016, Honda production facilities in five continents including two plants in India and 34 globally. In India, Honda Cars India has one in Greater Noida in Uttar Pradesh and it Tapukara in Rajasthan.
Both the plants in India, Honda produces close to 2.5 lakh units annually. Production models in India include Brio, Mobilio, Amaze, City sedan and the BR-V and the CR-V SUVs.
Commenting on the occasion, Takahiro Hachigo, President and CEO of Honda Motor said "Thanks to the support from our customers around the world, Honda was able to deliver 100 million automobiles. The passion of our company founder who wanted to help people in their daily lives and pursue the joy of driving has been inherited by Honda associates as the original starting point of Honda automobile manufacturing. Striving to meet the next 100 million customers, Honda will continue delivering increasingly attractive products."
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