C elebrating 40 years of bright ideas from Honda R&D Americas.
North American R&D operations established in Torrance, CA with Honda design and market research activities.
Acura brand launched.
Honda Accord Wagon debuts the first model developed by Honda R&D Americas and later exported to Japan and Europe.
Ohio R&D Center opens and grows over the next two decades to become Honda’s 2nd largest R&D center in the world.
Acura Design creates its
first concept car, the CL-X.
All-new Acura MDX debuts and captures the Motor Trend SUV of the Year and North American Truck of the Year accolades.
New Advanced Safety Research Facility opens in the Ohio Center.
All-new Honda HRX™ mower debuts with pioneering Versamow™ System and begins perennial dominance as the industry’s top-rated walk-behind mower.
Focusing exclusively on Acura design, a dedicated Acura Design Studio is constructed on the Los Angeles R&D Center campus.
The 2011 Honda Odyssey is Honda's first minivan developed in North America.
All-new Fourtrax Foreman ATV is launched and opens the door for Honda R&D Americas to become the global leader for ATV and Side-by-Side development.
All-new 2016 Honda Civic debuts the first-ever global automobile model development led by Honda R&D Americas.