A brief history of the company
Soichiro Honda, founder of the Honda Motor Company, had a slow start to car manufacturing. As a young man he was a mechanic who went into business with an acquaintance in 1937. They founded Eastern Sea Precision Machine Company, and tried making small car parts for Toyota. Unfortunately they were unsuccessful, and it took a lot of learning and hard work to finally make parts that were acceptable to Toyota.
The company was placed under government control during World War II. They aided the war effort by making aircraft propellers.
After the war, Soichiro Honda sold (what was left of) ESPMC to Toyota, and set out on his own again. In 1946 he set up the Honda Technical Research Institute. Out of a small shack, 12 men worked to build and sell improvised motorcycles that were made with war surplus generator engines and bicycles.
The Honda Motor Company was incorporated in 1949, and once they were a proper company, they made their first complete motorcycle. They made both the frame and engine of what was named the Model D.
It wasn’t until 1963 that Honda branched out into making cars. In this year, their first light truck and sports car were released. Four years later they released the minicar, and made subsequent innovations on it until the release of the Civic in 1972.
Through the 80s, Honda branched out beyond Asia with production beginning in the U.S in 1982. This was a huge decade for Honda, as they reached the 15 million mark.
Through the 90s their production continued going up and innovation continued into the 2000s. In the past 10 years, Honda has put a lot of technology and smart engineering into their cars.
Honda produces thirteen sedan variations from their three main models – City, Civic, and Accord. These thirteen cars are:
|City VTi||Accord VTi-S|
|City VTi-L||Accord VTi-L|
|Civic Vi||Accord V6L|
|Civic VTi||Accord Sport Hybrid|
|Civic VTi-S||Accord Euro|
|Civic VTi-L||Accord Euro Luxury|
Being from Honda, these cars all contain some of the latest technology for cars; this includes, but is not limited to Bluetooth and USB connectivity, touch screen, satellite navigation, and speed sensitive volume compensation.
More importantly, Honda sedans are packed with safety features. Each car comes standard with 6 airbags, child seat anchors, anti-locking brakes, traction and stability control, emergency brake assist, adaptive cruise control (with controls on steering wheel) brake force distribution, parking sensors, and reverse camera. There are extra features such as the Enhanced Driver Assist System in specific models.
How did Honda sedans score?
Honda had excellent performance in our recent survey, scoring no less than four stars in any category. They are one of the best for service both at point of sale and after sale, receiving 5 stars for these categories.
Other sedans we rated
Canstar Blue commissions Colmar Brunton to regularly survey Australian consumers across a range of categories to measure and track customer satisfaction. The outcomes reported are the results from customers within the survey group who had recently bought a sedan.
The other brands in the most recent survey are:
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