Guangzhou Automobile Group and Honda Sign Agreement for Acura Bu

Guangzhou Automobile Group and Honda Sign Agreement for Acura Business in China 
GUANGZHOU, CHINA, July 18, 2013 - (JCN Newswire) -  Guangzhou Automobile Group
Co., Ltd. and Honda Motor Co., Ltd. today announced that on July 17, 2013, they
signed a basic agreement to jointly conduct Acura business in China. 
With the signing of the agreement, the two companies will begin discussing
concrete plans toward a goal to begin local production of Acura brand vehicles
at Guangqi Honda Automobile Co., Ltd. (GHAC) in 2016. 
In 1998, Guangzhou Automobile Group and Honda jointly established GHAC, a
joint venture company for the production and sales of Honda products in China,
and have continued a close and cooperative relationship for the last 15 years.
Striving to achieve further growth in the rapidly growing luxury car market in
China, the two companies agreed to establish a new cooperative relationship. 
Two companies now will discuss concrete plans for the realizing high quality
of the globally-proven Acura brand vehicles through local production and a
focus on satisfying customers in China. 
About Acura brand in Mainland China 
The Acura brand was first introduced in the U.S. in 1986. Since the start of
import sales of Acura products in China in September 2006, the Acura product
lineup in China has expanded in stages, and a total of six sedan and SUV models
are now being sold in China, including MDX, RDX, ILX and RLX. From the start of
sales in China, the Acura brand has been offering one of the best warranty
coverage plans among luxury vehicle brands available in China with a 4-year or
100,000 km warranty period and free maintenance service, providing advanced
technology, products and service to customers in China. 
At the Auto Shanghai 2013 in April of this year, the Acura Concept SUV-X was
exhibited, a concept vehicle for a small SUV developed primarily for the
Chinese market. Acura announced plans to begin local production and sales in
China of a mass-production model based on this concept vehicle in about next
three years. 
About Honda 
Honda Motor Co., Ltd. (TSE:7267/NYSE:HMC/LSE:HNDA.L) is one of the leading
manufacturers of automobiles and power products and the largest manufacture of
motorcycles in the world. Honda has always sought to provide genuine
satisfaction to people worldwide. The result is more than 120 manufacturing
facilities in 30 countries worldwide, producing a wide range of products,
including motorcycles, ATVs, generators, marine engines, lawn and garden
equipment and automobiles that bring the company into contact with over 19
million customers annually. For more information, please visit 
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