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Honda, one of the world's leading automakers and motorcycle manufacturers, is celebrating its 75th anniversary on September 24th 2023. The company was founded in 1948 by Soichiro Honda, a Japanese engineer and entrepreneur with a passion for innovation.

Over the past 75 years, Honda has grown from a small motorcycle workshop to a global powerhouse with over 400,000 employees and operations in over 150 countries. The company is known for its reliable and fuel-efficient vehicles, as well as its commitment to technological innovation.

Honda has a long history of firsts. In 1959, the company became the first Japanese automaker to export cars to the United States. Having gained ground in the United Kingdom with its popular range of motorcycles during the 1960s, In 1972, the original Civic was launched, going on sale at a time when Japanese-built cars were enjoying a surge in sales. The larger Accord joined the range in 1976, followed by the Prelude coupe in 1979. The large family SUV the CR-V was introduced in 1995 and their first fully electric car, the Honda e released in the UK in 2020.

In recent years, Honda has continued to push the boundaries of innovation with the development of new technologies such as self-driving cars and a high level of active safety systems, the latest self-driving technology being Honda SENSING 360 included on the new 2024 CR-V Advance Tech model.

Additionally, the company is at the forefront of efforts to reduce its environmental impact and promoting sustainable mobility, with its range of main stream European models being electrified as either hybrid or fully electric as standard.

As Honda celebrates its 75th anniversary, it is reflecting on its proud history and looking forward to the future. The company is committed to continuing to innovate and develop new products and services that meet the needs of its customers and make the world a better place.

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Honda's future

Honda is looking to the future with optimism. The company is investing heavily in new technologies such as electric vehicles, self-driving cars, and robotics. Honda is also committed to reducing its environmental impact, promoting sustainable mobility and safety of all its automobiles and bikes. On top of their full main stream European line up being electrified with being either hybrid or fully electric as standard, Honda is planning to release 10 more electric vehicles globally by 2040. With their next EV being the e:Ny1, which will arrive in UK showrooms late 2023.

Honda's 75th anniversary is a milestone for the company. It is a time to celebrate its proud history and look forward to the future. Honda is well-positioned to continue to be a leader in the automotive and motorcycle industries for many years to come.