The Honda is not only a car, but also a Japanese multinational. It makes everything from cars to motorbikes to scooters to power equipment. The Honda claim to fame is that it was the first Japanese automobile manufacturer to release a dedicated luxury brand called the Acura in 1986. Popular Honda models have been the Accord and the fuel-sipping Civic. Honda likes to invest in research and development and it also ventured into aerospace, which takes it a long, long way from providing the consumer with city cars for the town centre shopping spree.