Honda Celebrates 60 Years in the United States


Honda Motor Co., Ltd was first established in 1948 as a producer of motorcycles. But by June 11, 1959, Honda brought itself here to the U.S., in Southern California. And for over 40 years, here at Honda Barn, a family-owned and operated Honda dealership in Stratham NH, we've been serving customers like you from Durham NH to Brentwood NH and beyond.

We're proud to be a part of the Honda legacy in the U.S., and we're proud to provide you the latest new Honda cars and SUVs!

A Brief Timeline of Honda in the U.S.


  • 1959: American Honda Motor Co. established as a producer and purveyor of quality motorcycles like the Honda Benley and Honda Super Cub
  • 1968: Honda sold its millionth motorcycle in the U.S.
  • 1969: Honda sold its first car in the U.S.: the Honda N600
  • 1974: Honda Civic met the U.S. Clean Air Act emissions standards without a catalytic converter
  • 1976: Honda Accord released in the U.S.
  • 1999: Honda Insight Hybrid released in the U.S.
  • 2005: Honda ASIMO arrived, paving the way for future innovation
  • 2008: Honda FCX Clarity released in the U.S.
  • 2014: Ten millionth North American Honda Accord built
  • 2019: Honda Smart Charge™ beta program helps Honda Fit EV owners save money and the planet
  • 2020: Overall company emissions reduced by 30%
  • Future: Honda aims for 3/4 of its total vehicle sales to be made up of electrified vehicles


Honda Barn: Where You're The Big Deal

We're proud to be a part of a company with as rich a heritage in America as Honda, and such deep commitment to both customer-satisfaction and innovation. But here at Honda Barn, that's just one part of our story. We're also just as grounded in our own quest to provide you a customer-experience that exceeds your expectations. That's why we say that at our new & used Honda dealership in Stratham, serving Hampton NH and beyond, you're the big deal!

Contact Us

Want to learn more about American Honda Motor Co. and its history, or about how for over four decades, we've been helping serve customers from Exeter NH to Portsmouth NH and beyond here at Honda Barn? Contact us online or by phone for additional information and we'll be happy to help.

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