The Power of Dreams
American Honda Motor Co., Inc., a subsidiary of Japan-based parent, Honda Motor Co., Ltd., manufactures automobiles, motorcycles, personal watercrafts, engines, power equipment, scooters, and all terrain vehicles. The company was established in 1959 as a small motorcycle store. The company has expanded its operations to become a leader in engine, vehicle, and power equipment manufacturing. American Honda makes world renowned automobiles like Accord, Civic, and Acura cars, and Gold Wing, Shadow, and Valkyrie motorcycles. American Honda Motor Co., Inc. has created the world's first humanoid robot, ASIMO, which utilizes human-like agility and movement and is designed to assist disabled persons. Other innovative projects include The HondaJet, a compact business jet, which is still in development, and the more environmentally friendly vehicle, the Honda Hybrid, which uses alternate power sources, thus reducing pollution emissions.