Everyone knows Honda’s are quality, reliable and affordable vehicles, but do you have any idea just how innovative this Japanese car company is?
Check out some of these amazing Honda facts to wow your friends and family at your summer picnic this year.
10 Amazing Honda Facts You’ve Never Heard!
#1 – The Honda CRV came with a picnic table or shower!
A folding table was included in the trunk of this SUV, and the first generation version also had an optional shower kit that connected to the back for easy camp cleaning.
#2 – Honda has been the worlds largest motorcycle manufacturer since 1959!
Its lower price point on commuter bikes gives it a great advantage.
#3 – Honda created the world’s first four-wheel drive car.
The Honda Prelude was a sports coupe that as produced from 1978 until 2001.
#4 – The Honda Civic has been named one of the top ten best cars by Car and Driver magazine 6 times.
It made the Ten Best list in 1985, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991 and 1996. It also won the “North American Car of the Year” in 2006. While this is impressive, you should see how many times the Honda Accord has won this award.
#5 – The Honda Accord has been selected as one of the 10 Best Cars by Car and Driver magazine a total of 27 times!
It’s won this accolade more than any other car, beating out the BMW 3 Series (22 wins) and the Chevrolet Corvette (15 wins).
#6 – The Accord was also the first Japanese car to be manufactured in the United States.
The automaker first opened a plant in Marysville, Ohio, and the plant employs more than 150,000 people.
#7 – In 2004, Honda created a diesel-powered car that broke 19 land speed records.
The diesel-powered Honda Accord 2.2 i-CTDi Sport tested the capabilities of this lightening fast car on a closed track in Germany.
#8 – A man reached the 1,000,000-mile mark in his 1997 Honda Accord, all on the original engine and transmission!
Joe Cicero of Maine completed this feat in 2011, and the distance his car took him is equivalent to driving a round-trip from the Earth to the Moon – twice.
For driving a million miles and showing the great quality and longevity of these vehicles with proper car maintenance, Honda rewarded Cicero with a parade and a brand new 2012 Accord.
#9 – Honda also does a lot of robotic research, and has built a human-like robot.
Their latest model, ASIMO, can walk, run, avoid obstacles, dance, conduct an orchestra, and even recognize noses and faces!
#10 – The 2014 Plug-In Hybrid Honda Accord will get 115 miles per gallon!
It will be the first car to meet the LEV3/SULEV20 emission standards – the strictest emissions standards in the United States – and it won the 2014 Green Car of the Year.
Professional Honda Auto Repair for Future Success
Honda has done great things for the automotive industry, and we can only imagine what they will do in the future as well.
Do you have any additional awesome Honda facts to add to our collection? We’d love to hear about them in a comment below or on our Facebook page!
And of course, if you ever need help maintaining your car, truck, SUV, minivan or hybrid automobile, simply stop by Reliable Import Service and our Honda repair experts in Raleigh will take complete care of your and your vehicle. Who knows, maybe you’ll get your Honda to reach the 2 million mile mark!