The Honda company, named after its founder Soichiro Honda, was founded in 1946 under the name Honda Technical Research Institute. Their first product was an army surplus 50cc generator motor converted to be fixed to customers' bicycles and was nicknamed 'Bata Bata' because of its distinctive sound. By 1964 the Honda Motor Company was the world's biggest motorcycle manufacturer.
The first 4-wheel vehicles produced by Honda were the T360 mini pick-up truck, which went on sale in August 1963, boasting a tiny 356cc engine and the S500 sports car with a chain drive to the rear wheels. Honda's global lineup now consists of the Fit, Civic, Accord, Insight, CR-V, CR-Z, Legend and two versions of the Odyssey, one for North America, and a smaller vehicle sold in other countries.
Honda have always invested heavily in research and development and were the first manufacturers to use variable-valve timing. Their product range has widened to include Aircraft, solar cells and mountain bikes, and in 2000 they unveiled ASIMO, a humanoid robot, designed as a multi-functional mobile assistant
Honda offers an innovative and visually stunning selection of cars which you can lease through FVL. Discover a leasing deal with a difference through options tailored to suit your mileage needs, servicing, lease duration and more. Getting a head turning car that you can take great pleasure from driving is assured.
Why not have a look at the official Honda UK company web site and get the latest news about Honda in the UK at The Honda Owners' Club site. You may also like to see what they're saying about new Honda cars on the Top Gear web site.
Honda is a manufacturer that offers a complete range of cars from the small and affordable Jazz through the mid-range Civic to the top-of-the-range CR-V. For both personal and company use, leasing / contract hire from First Vehicle Leasing offers you the best opportunity to drive away in a brand new Honda for less. You choose the Honda you want and how long you want to lease that car for, and we take care of the pricing, negotiating the finance, ordering and delivery of your brand new 2014-registered car.
If you're not a business then it is best to just opt for personal leasing and for a simple explanation about our different types of cheap personal contract hire / finance / leasing packages available in the UK please read our pages about personal leasing offers or call our advisors free on 0800 298 2030.
The main difference for businesses is that there are often advantages arising from the company's UK VAT status and special conditions may apply for fleet leasing, so prices are often lower. For a simple explanation about our different types of business contract hire / finance / leasing options please read our pages about business leasing or call our advisors free on 0800 298 2030.
We get the best cheap deals and they're new every week - and don't forget to come back at the end of the year for the best new Honda 2015 prices and cheap special offers!
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