The 1973 Civic changed everything for Honda. A tiny 3-door hatchback that arrived just in time for the Arab Oil Embargo, the Civic became one of many small, fuel-efficient cars that Americans turned to in order to maximize fuel in economy in the face of quadrupled oil prices. The Honda Accord followed the Civic in 1975, setting the stage for the company’s stratospheric rise in the decades to follow.
Autobytel’s Honda pictures date back to 1999, a point at which Honda was firmly entrenched as one of the most popular vehicle brands in America. As you may have noticed by what appears to be a lack of variety in terms of Honda photos variety, this automaker sticks by its nameplates once it launches a new model. Most people know the Accord, Civic, CR-V, Odyssey, and Pilot, as those are the most popular of Honda’s models. But don’t forget to take a look at Honda images of some of our favorites, including the Element, Prelude, Ridgeline, and S2000.
Honda also sells a couple of hybrid models called the CR-Z and the Insight. In fact, Honda was the first automaker to sell a hybrid in America. That original Insight carried two people and carried an optimistic EPA rating of 65 in combined driving. The original window sticker promised 70 mpg on the highway! Since that time, the EPA has revised its methodology for establishing fuel economy estimates, but that original Insight is still expected to get 61 mpg on the highway.
Honda is in the process of rolling out a new Earth Dreams powertrain lineup, including hybrid powertrains with plug-in capability, and the company is expected to establish a new design language with the introduction of the next-generation Fit subcompact. In the meantime, check out the themes Honda designers have explored in the past by viewing our galleries of Honda pictures.