Honda Logo History: A Brief Look

June 29th, 2018 by

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Redmond or Woodinville drivers likely recognize the iconic Honda logo on Honda models when navigating Seattle traffic. Indeed, to understand the Honda logo is to understand Honda history – and it’s a rich one. Here’s a quick breakdown of the Honda logo, courtesy of Honda of Kirkland.

Honda Logo: An Automotive Breakdown

Honda was founded by Soichiro Honda in 1948 in Minato, Tokyo, Japan. The trapezoidal “H” found on the front of Honda vehicles stands for the Sorichiro’s last name – the Honda mark. Honda started manufacturing automobiles in the 1970s, so Redmond drivers can find the iconic Honda logo on old versions of the Civic.

Honda Logo: Colors

The badge is pretty straightforward – just a trapezoidal “H.” But you may be surprised to learn that the Honda logo is just silver, red, and black in color.

Honda Logo: Motorcycles

In its time of production, the Honda Motor Company has produced motorcycles, small motors, scooters, and more. Seattle drivers can find, on some of these Honda vehicles, a red badge of red splayed wings.

Acura Logo: An Automotive Breakdown

Indeed, Honda does own Acura, and Honda models bear striking resemblances to Acura models. What many people don’t realize is that the Acura logo, its “A,” is a cleverly inverted version of the Honda logo, its “H,” symbolizing the relation of the two brands.

Learn More About the Honda Badge with Honda of Kirkland!

Find out more about the Honda brand, like where our vehicles are made, or explore a full lineup of new Honda vehicles for sale at Honda of Kirkland Follow our blog to find out the tax rebates of Honda cars. If you have any questions, or if you’d like to schedule a test drive, simply complete this easy-to-use and secure contact us form. In the message box, explain your interest in the Honda badge. We’ll respond to your inquiry promptly.


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