Model: CIVIC 1.7i 5Dr Mileage: 211000 Km Region: Gauteng Status: Used
15" Alloy Wheels
Central Locking Remote
Rear Window De-mister
Electric Windows - Front & Back
Price excludes Documentation & Registration costs
Shaun Weideman 0728980278
The Honda Motor Company, Ltd. is a multinational automobiles and motorcycles manufacturer based in Japan - the seventh largest car and Light Commercial Vehicle manufacturer in the world.
The company was established after WWII in 1948 by Soichiro Honda. Due to petrol shortages, Mr Honda came up with the idea to attach a small engine to his bicycle. He saw a huge business potential in this and established the Honda Technical Research Institute as a developer and produced small two-cycle engines for bikes.
Afterward he raised money from thousands of bicycle shop owners in Japan to engineer his first motorcycle, the Honda Cub. Thus the Honda Motor Company was established as a ‘primarily motorcycle manufacturer’ to become the world's largest producer of motorcycles.
The company entered the car manufacturing market in 1963 by presenting the first sport car S500 and the mini truck T360. The flagship models of Honda - Civic and Accord were released in 1972 and 1976 respectively.
In 1986 launched the Acura brand thus becoming the first Japanese car producer to create a separate brand for the luxury market.
Since the 1980s the top ten most fuel-efficient cars the list includes five cars by Honda.
Today the company is also the world's largest producer of internal combustion engines making more than 14 million units per year. It is not by chance that all 33 cars in starting field of the 2010 Indianapolis 500 were fitted with Honda engines. Even in the midst of a world financial crises Honda reported 1% increase in sales, while its major competitors reported two-digit losses.
The present Honda car portfolio includes brands that are market-specific and global such as the Accord and Civic (sedans, coupes, hatchbacks, station wagons), Airwave (station wagon), City (sedans), Fit (hatchbacks), Freed, FR-V/Edix, Stepwagon and Stream (MPVs), Inspire (hardtops, sedans), Legend (coupes, sedans), CR-V, MDX and Pilot (SUVs), Odyssey (minivans), and Ridgeline (trucks).