A History Of Honda Cars In Australia
The Honda History in Australia
Australia was falling in love with versatile Honda motorcycles in the mid 1950s, but on February 4th 1969, we got our first Honda cars. When Japanese manager, Hidehiko Shiomi, set up Honda Australia Pty Ltd in Melbourne, it was the first Honda subsidiary in the world set up to sell only cars. The first Hondas to arrive here were the compact S600 sports car – the first mass marketed Honda car – and the N360 Scamp, a boxy little two-passenger car with a two-cylinder engine.
Celebrating Honda’s Golden Anniversary
2019 marks the Golden, or 50th, anniversary of Honda’s entry into the Australian car market. Since then, Honda has won many awards for their stylish and innovative vehicles, including last year’s Motor Performance Car of the Year for the Honda Civic Type R. Other models have won car of the year awards from Drive, Wheels, NRMA, RACV, RAA, RACQ, and Carsales over the years, and Honda Civic and Honda CR-Z have each scooped an Australian International Design Award.
Australians Love Their Hondas
With such acclaim for design, technology, safety and reliability, it’s no wonder Australians love their Hondas. A new record was set for new-vehicle sales in June 2018 with 7,013 vehicles sold across the country, largely due to the popularity of the SUV line-up of the new Honda CR-V and HR-V, and the Civic. Australia’s diverse and rugged terrain combined with our love of the great outdoors makes a Honda SUV the perfect vehicle for many people. Hondas are a great choice for family cars because you get a lot of features and technology packed into an affordable, spacious car.
New and Used Hondas
The range of cars in the Honda line-up offers something for everyone at a reasonable price, and even used Hondas represent great value because of their reliability and fuel efficiency. Whether you’re looking to buy a new a Honda or a quality used Honda, come in and check out the range at Collins Honda. We have all the new models and our expert Honda technicians go over all our used cars thoroughly to ensure they’re in tip-top condition.
Speak to the Honda Car Dealers in Sydney
The Collins Honda team offer the best deals on new and used Hondas with a full range of new Hondas and the biggest range of used Hondas in the greater Sydney area. Located in Rockdale, the team here at Collins Honda boast the best range of used Hondas in the greater Sydney area. Book in for a test drive or register your interest today. Visit the Rockford showroom, call us on (02) 9599 4888 or get in touch online to discuss your needs.