The ‘Honda Hondo’ was the ‘perfect hybrid’ of American and Japanese design, a hybrid of Japanese and American innovation, a ‘perfect American hybrid’
By John E. Clark Jr.
Washington PostThe “Honda” was born in Japan, but its roots run deep.
The Japanese company Honda, the birthplace of the motorcycle, is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of automobiles.
It has sold more than 7 billion units worldwide.
The Honda brand, the American version of the Japanese brand, is the official vehicle of the United States government.
Its cars are so ubiquitous that, in fact, they are now the most widely sold brand in the world.
And for the past quarter century, Honda has been building a new brand, a new hybrid of American innovation and Japanese craftsmanship.
As the global automotive market has become increasingly global, Honda and its Japanese rival Toyota have been trying to bring their American brands to the global marketplace.
But the Japanese companies’ new brands have largely lacked American brand recognition.
Honda’s new hybrid, the Honda Hondo, was built with a combination of American- and Japanese-inspired design elements.
In the first quarter of 2017, the company reported a profit of $9.2 billion, up 8 percent from the same quarter a year earlier.
The company’s chief executive, Yusuke Uchida, hailed the quarter as the best year of the company’s history.
But he acknowledged that the brand’s American roots had not been adequately recognized by the public.
“There is a sense of a lack of understanding about the heritage of the Honda brand,” he said in a statement.
For decades, the word “Hondas” was synonymous with the American auto industry.
The Honda name was the standard, so it was a natural choice for a Japanese company.
But after the company opened its first plant in California in 1941, Honda struggled to find its footing.
Honda’s first big success came in the 1960s when it introduced the Honda Civic.
The car, which had been designed in Japan but then sold in the United Sates, became a symbol of American ingenuity and optimism.
In 1962, the Japanese company, Kawasaki, launched the first commercial electric car, the Kojima.
But by the 1980s, the world had lost interest in electric vehicles and the Japanese automakers were struggling to find a replacement.
Hondos were not forgotten, however.
The Japanese auto industry is now the world leader in production of electric vehicles, which make up nearly 10 percent of the global market.
The world’s demand for electric vehicles is a key driver of global economic growth, and the new Honda Hondos have helped Honda reach its goal of producing 500,000 a year by 2025.
But they have also given the Japanese manufacturers a reason to rethink their hybrid designs.
The first Honda hybrid came in 1963, the Civic Type R. It was a huge success, selling more than 10 million in the U.S. By the time the first hybrid Hondo was rolled out in the late 1990s, its design was no longer American-inspired but Japanese.
The Civic Type-R was an attempt to bridge the gap between Japanese innovation and American ingenuity.
Honda redesigned the Type-Rs interior to look more American than Japanese, including a large American flag.
The car was so successful that it was the only one to make the shortlist for the United Nations Green Building Design Awards in 2003.
The first Honda model to make that shortlist was the Civic S.
It is the Honda model that has been most widely praised for its styling.
The new hybrid Honda Honda is a stylish, sleek, and practical hybrid, with a low-slung design and a distinctive nose that is reminiscent of the American Dodge Dart.
The hybrid Honda was the first Japanese automaker to bring its brand to the U