The Honda Motor Company Ltd., founded by Soichiro Honda, is a Japanese multinational company, and a leading manufacturer of motorcycles and automobiles. The company has been the largest manufacturer of internal combustion engines and motorcycles since 1959. Honda produces 14 million combustion engines annually. Besides core automobile manufacturing, Honda also manufactures garden equipment, power generators, marine engines, and personal watercraft.
Honda's portfolio of popular cars consists of the Civic, Odyssey, CR-V, Accord, Insight, and the Fit models. Honda cars are well known for their phenomenal gas/mileage ratio and robustness. Honda also manufactures Formula racing cars and is well known in the racing circuits worldwide.