Although they both use an "H" as their company logo, Honda and Hyundai are different companies based out of different countries. Honda is based out of Japan, whereas Hyundai is based out of South Korea.Know More
Honda was established in 1948 by motorcycle builder Soichiro Honda. Honda was already famous in the motorcycle world, and by the 1970s, he had achieved worldwide fame for the affordable and fuel-efficient cars the company produced. In the 1960s, Honda made a few small cars and sport racers, although the company did not take off until the production of the 1973 Civic, which was a hit with Americans who needed something that used less gas. In 1976, the Accord came out and was even more popular than the Civic and became the most popular car in the United States in 1989.
Hyundai Engineering and Construction Company was founded in 1947 by Chung Ju-Yung, and the company was established as Hyundai Motor Company in 1967. The company exports vehicles to 190 countries throughout the world. As of 2014, Hyundai operates a manufacturing facility off of the coast of Korea, the Namyang Technology Research Center, eight research centers throughout Korea and the Hyundai California Design Center. Hyundai's popular vehicles include the Genesis sedan and the Santa Fe SUV.Learn more about Car Makes & Models
The "C" in Honda's "CRV" stands for "comfortable." The complete phrase is "Comfortable Runabout Vehicle." The original concept of the vehicle was to provide a model with "more active utility," according to Honda.Full Answer >
The Big Red was a three-wheel utility all-terrain vehicle that Honda introduced in 1982. The first model was the ATC200E, which had a 192 cubic centimeter electric-start engine with front and rear cargo racks.Full Answer >
While Nissan is a Japanese car manufacturer, the company maintains manufacturing facilities in many countries. Cars destined for the North American market may come from factories in Japan, Mexico or the United States. The facilities in America build SUVs and passenger sedans, while smaller, higher-performance models originate in Japan.Full Answer >
Several companies use a logo of a circle and a lion including the automaker Saab, the Chelsea Football Club, the New York Public Library and the media company Metro Goldwyn Mayer.Full Answer >