About Honda Wheels
In the 1930s Soichiro Honda was already passionate for cars, who then founded a company which would build piston rings used in early Toyota cars. Driven by a passion for performance, and with an independent streak, Honda would go on to start the company we all know and love as a motorcycle brand. Honda’s first name brand vehicle was the motorcycle D-type, launched in 1949, engineered with a racing heritage, and also with a penchant for reliability that was gleaned by Honda during his World War 2 service.
Honda’s first production vehicle would come in the form of a small kei-car pickup truck called the T360, but Soichiro’s passion for motorsports and racing would also lead to the production of the S500 sports roadster. The S500 put performance models from Japan on the world stage, offering a lightweight body and convertible roof, with a rigid chassis which could handle with much more expensive models of the same day. Now that Honda had achieved success with both a utility vehicle and sports roadster, the stage was set for what may be Honda’s greatest contribution to the automotive world. The N360 was a compact, front engine, front wheel drive “two box” design released in 1967 that would go on to pave the way for the Civic, which would take the name plate over in 1972. The Honda Civic’s cult following, combined with it’s incredible affordability would make it an auto-dealer’s powerhouse throughout the 1970s Oil Crisis, and that momentum would snowball into the juggernaut that it’s known as today. Honda’s foundation in motorcycles would also glean multiple awards on and off the track, and before long Honda would be a household name across the world.
Honda’s product line would grow throughout the 1980s, into the 2000s, their reputation for small, powerful, yet reliable engines would solidify Honda as a manufacturer over many industries. As Honda’s automotive division would soar, so would their F1 engineers, powersports builders, and even aircraft. New vehicles like the Accord, Odyssey, and CR-V would expand Honda’s footprint in the industry, and keep families of all shapes and sizes riding and smiling for years. For the company’s 50th Anniversary, they would introduce the S2000, it would boast an engine that not only demonstrate the greatness of the Honda V-Tec valve timing system, but preserve the roadster feel that Honda fan’s craved. It’s staggered wheels would scream down the road as this sport beast would reach its 8800rpm redline, the S2000 was an instant legend among enthusiasts and tuners alike. By current day, Honda had introduced it’s luxury Acura brand for the North American market, for those who desired finer trim options, as well as shaking the industry with its award winning Ridgeline pickup, who proved that Honda could stick its wheels off-road and still compete. These days the Honda Pilot, Passport, and HR-V are all dominant in the import SUV market, and their hybrid Insight and Clarity (with technology bleeding into many other models) is a global benchmark for fuel efficiency.
Honda’s humble beginnings were built on the same foundation as CanadaWheels, and that’s a passion for convenient, affordable, and reliable products and service. Their award winning products, and technological innovations have literally changed the way the world drives. Honda’s green initiatives also ensure that the world will continue to be driven on by future generations. At CanadaWheels, we are committed to bringing all sorts of customers the optimal buying experience for their wheels, tires, parts, and accessories. In the same way that drivers have come to trust Honda, so can they trust us to provide a hands on experience, that is efficient, affordable, and still loaded with passion for the road.
If you ever have a special request for your Honda, and you can’t find it within CanadaWheels’ inventory, we invite you to contact us. Our pros are always standing by during business hours to answer any questions you may have.
Give your vehicle the treatment it deserves, through CanadaWheels’ award winning fulfillment and support network, the Honda of your dreams is possible. Take control of your car’s wheel buying experience, and let us at CanadaWheels guide you into an optimized package that will meet your needs and keep your driving experience positive for years to come.