The 2017 Honda CR-V and 2017 Honda Civic are officially on the list of the best-selling cars in the U.S. this 2016. There's a lot to celebrate as Honda also surpassed the barrier of 100 million units of manufactured cars. This is a valuable achievement that not many manufacturers are capable of.
Honda's Brief History
In 2017 Honda will celebrate 70 years since its founding in 1947. It was established as a manufacturer of motorcycles at first and it was not until 1963 that it produced its first car. This week, the automobile division of the Japanese brand has produced more than 100 million units, according to CarMagazine.
The first models of Honda were the light truck T360 and sporting S500. It was not until 1964 that it established its first production plant exclusively for cars, the Sayama, in the province of Saitama, which premiered with a new model, The S600 roadster.
Today, the current range of Honda includes specific car models for different segments and are distributed accross the globe. Best-selling sedans such as the Accord and Civic are available as well as crossovers such as the CR-V and HR-V.
2017 Honda Civic Shines
With a little more than a week left in 2016, the 2017 Honda Civic was the best selling retail car in North America of any size, according to TorqueNews. It also achieved its best sales record in 44 years, thanks to the reinvented Civic, which is one of our most-read topics here in AutoWorldNews.
The 2017 Honda Civic arrives with a new aesthetic, more interconnectivity on board, improved dynamics and, above all, new security systems. Both the 2017 Honda Civic Sedan and Hatchback also feature a new, sportier design on the front, with new optics and integrated daytime running lights, as well as a new front bumper.
The 2017 Honda Civic is available in three engines: one diesel and two petrol. The first is a 1.6-liter diesel i-DTEC of 120 hp, and in the petrol powertrain will be 1.4 i-VTEC of 100 hp and the 1.8-liter i-VTEC of 142 hp.
2017 Honda CR-V Tops Competitive Segment
Second only to pickup trucks, the crossover and SUV segment is the hottest and most competitive sales segment in the US. The 2017 Honda CR-V tops this segment, according to TorqueNews.
The 2017 Honda CR-V hits the mark with exceptional utility, decent drive and ride dynamics, with an attractive price point and exceptional all-wheel-drive fuel efficiency. It launches a series of improvements in perceived quality inside as well, with more space for occupants, a full battery of safety assistants and driving aids.
A new engine turbo for the 2017 Honda CR-V was inherited directly from the Honda Civic. It has a four - cylinder engine naturally aspirated with a capacity of 2.4 liter, and offers 184 hp and 244 Nm of maximum torque.