In 2006 Honda Aircraft Company, Inc. began sales of a new, advanced
light jet aircraft. Honda worked with General Electric to develop powerful and
quiet engines for the corporate jet. That same year Honda opened a transmission
plant in Tallapoosa, Georgia, and an Advanced Design Studio in Pasadena,
California, to create design concepts for future Honda and Acura vehicles.
In 2008 Honda Japan started the world’s first production line
dedicated to the manufacture of advanced, zero-emissions fuel cell vehicles to
be used in the FLX Clarity model. These vehicles will be leased to customers in
Honda also opened another factory in 2008 to produce Civic
sedans in Greensburg, Indiana, and a marine engine research facility in
Grant-Valicaria, Florida. In the same year, Honda Aircraft Company, Inc. began construction
of its new headquarters and engine production facility in Burlington, North
Carolina, for the manufacture of the GE-Honda, HFRO turbo jet engine.
In 2009 Honda introduced the 2010 Insight with an MSRP of
$19,800 making it the most affordable gas-electric hybrid car in America
followed by the 2010 Honda Fit and 2011 Honda CRZ Hybrid.