In 1968, Saracakis Group of Companies became the Official Importer-Distributor of Honda passenger cars and parts for the Greek market.
Honda is the world’s largest power unit manufacturer and the fourth largest vehicle manufacturer in the world. Honda is the world leader in developing mobility solutions that make people’s lives easier, safer and more sustainable. It operates in 150 different markets globally. Models such as the Civic, the Accord, the CR-V and the HR-V are best-sellers in many regions: the Accord has been America’s best-selling car over the past four decades – a truly remarkable record that will be tough to beat.
Honda’s founder, Soichiro Honda, was always dreaming of the future, and at the same time he was creating it. His dream started when he first saw a car. He dedicated the rest of his life to making it a reality.
Throughout the years, drawing on the experience gained from its very successful participation in Formula 1 World Championship, the highest level of motorsports, Honda has been creating cars featuring innovative technologies and offering high safety standards for both drivers and passengers – along with the distinctive design, high practicality, excellent driveability, and of course the unmatched trustworthiness Honda is known for.
Honda has committed to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050 as part of its environmental initiatives and this is one of its leading priorities as a manufacturer of modern mobility products. Honda is committed to addressing climate change as a top priority and believes that the best approach to reducing global CO2 emissions is by developing a range of technologies and products that will aid the transition.
In its European Environmental Report 2022, Honda highlights its commitment to environmental policies for cars, motorcycles, power units and components is clear, as well as initiatives taking place at its factories, sales points, logistics centres, regional R&D offices and dealerships. The company has significantly reduced CO2 emissions and energy use in its European operations through investments in more sustainable materials and renewable energy sources.
More specifically, Honda has announced that over the next 10 years, will invest around €36 billion in electrification and software technologies to further accelerate its electrification, including both R&D and independent investments. Honda’s total R&D expenditure is budgeted at around EUR 58 billion over that period.
In the context of its Electric Vision, Honda has electrified fully its entire mainstream model range and currently offers the following models: Civic e:HEV, Jazz e:HEV and Jazz e:HEV Crosstar, HR-V e:HEV SUV, ZR-V compact SUV, e:Ny1 all-electric SUV and CR-V in e:HEV and PHEV editions.
From 2025 onwards, Honda will launch a new range of electric models based on the new e:Architecture platform, the new electric “e:N Series”. The “e:” comes from “e: Technology”, the brand name for electrification technologies. The letter “N” stands for “New” representing the creation of a new value that goes hand in hand with the new era of mobility.