Honda Canada was founded on March 11, 1969, more than 50 years ago. A full year of anniversary activities are planned to celebrate this important milestone.
First known as a network of motorcycle and power equipment dealers, Honda captured the hearts of Canadians as early as 1973 with its Civic, Canada’s best-selling passenger car for the past 21 consecutive years! Clearly, the company has been able to adapt to the needs of the market—Honda has sold more than 4 million vehicles since arriving in Canada.
Honda is now a major Canadian manufacturer with more than 8 million cars and light trucks built here, 19,000 associates employed across the country, 600 dealers, more than $4.7 billion invested in Canada, and $2.1 billion in goods and services sourced from Canadian suppliers each year.
Honda also stands out in terms of the environment. The Honda Insight was North America’s first gasoline-electric hybrid in 2000. The company set a new environmental standard for auto manufacturers in 1998 by achieving ISO 14001 manufacturing certification. Honda showed its commitment to the environment with its zero-waste-to-landfill manufacturing, engines built from 100% recycled materials, LEED certification and improved carbon footprint.
That’s not to mention Honda as an exemplary corporate citizen. More than 6 million people have benefited from programs funded by Honda Canada and the Honda Canada Foundation. Since it was established in 2005, the foundation contributes more than $2 million to local charities each year.
Honda has been appreciated in Canada for over 50 years for all those reasons. But it’s mainly due to its vehicles’ quality, reliability and driving experience! Come and visit us for a test drive now!