Profile: Honda Motor Co Ltd (HMC)
9 Dec 2016
Honda Motor Co., Ltd. (Honda), incorporated on October 24, 1948, develops, manufactures and markets motorcycles, automobiles and power products across the world. The Company's segments include Motorcycle Business, Automobile business, Financial services business, and Power product and other businesses. Honda conducts its operations in Japan and around the world, including North America, Europe and Asia. Honda markets its products through a sales network of independent local dealers. Its motorcycles are distributed through outlets, including PRO'S shops and Honda Dream authorized dealerships. Its automobiles and power products are distributed in Japan through retail dealers. Its manufacturing facilities are located in Japan, the United States, Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom, Turkey, Italy, France, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Argentina and Brazil.
The Company produces a range of motorcycles, with engine displacement ranging from the 50 cubic centimeters class to the 1,800 cubic centimeters class. Honda's motorcycles use internal combustion engines developed by Honda that are air-or water-cooled, four-cycle, and are in single, two, four or six-cylinder configurations. Honda's motorcycle line consists of sports (including trial and moto-cross racing), business and commuter models. Honda also produces a range of off-road vehicles, including all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and side-by-side (SxS).
The Company's automobiles use gasoline engines of three, four or six cylinder, diesel engines, gasoline-electric hybrid systems and gasoline-electric plug-in hybrid systems. Honda also offers alternative fuel-powered vehicles, such as ethanol, battery electric and fuel cell vehicles. Honda's principal automobile products include passenger cars, light trucks and mini vehicles. Its passenger car models include Accord, Accord Hybrid, Amaze, Brio, Brio Amaze, Brio Satya, City, Civic, Civic Tourer, Civic Type R, Crider, CR-Z, Fit/Jazz, Fit/Jazz Hybrid, Freed, Freed Hybrid, Freed Spike, Freed Spike Hybrid, Grace, Grace Hybrid, Greiz, Honda Mobilio, Insight, Jade, Jade Hybrid, Legend Hybrid, Mobilio, Shuttle, Shuttle Hybrid, Spirior, Acura ILX, Acura RLX and Acura TLX. Its light trucks models include BR-V, Crosstour, CR-V, Elysion, Odyssey, Odyssey Hybrid, Pilot, Step WGN, Vezel/HR-V, Vezel Hybrid, XR-V, Acura MDX and Acura RDX. Its mini vehicles models include Acty, N-BOX, N-BOX +, N-BOX Slash, N-ONE, N-WGN, S660 and Vamos.
Financial Services Business
Honda offers a range of financial services to its customers and dealers through finance subsidiaries in countries, including Japan, the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany, Brazil and Thailand. The services of these subsidiaries include retail lending, leasing to customers and other financial services, such as wholesale financing to dealers.
Power Product and Other Businesses
Honda manufactures a range of power products, including general-purpose engines, generators, water pumps, lawn mowers, riding mowers, grass cutters, brush cutters, tillers, snow blowers, outboard marine engines, power carriers, sprayers and pressure washers. Honda offers cogeneration units.
Honda Motor Co Ltd
MINATO-KU TKY 107-8556
Company Web Links
- Honda confirms new $436 million China factory amid sales surge
- Honda outselling Toyota in China, sets up photo finish for 2016
- November U.S. auto sales up 3.7 percent on back of steep discounts
- Honda CEO says to stick with North American production plans for now
- UPDATE 1-Honda CEO says to stick with N.American production plans for now