Honda Develops All-new General Purpose Engines for Emerging Mark

Honda Develops All-new General Purpose Engines for Emerging Markets 
Equipped on Water Pumps and Other Honda Power Products 
China and Tokyo, Aug 6, 2013 - (JCN Newswire) -  Honda announced today that it
has newly developed two models of GP 4-stroke general purpose engines targeting
the low-priced light-duty engine markets, which hold a large share in the
general purpose engine market in emerging countries. Honda will start
production of the new engines, the GP160H and GP200H,(1) at Jialing-Honda
Motors Co., Ltd.(2) (Chongqing, China; President: Masato Saito) Honda's
production and sales base for power products in China. Honda will also launch a
water pump equipped with these new engines this autumn in China and other
emerging countries, centering on Asia. Jialing-Honda Motors also announced
today the release of a water pump equipped with the GP engine at the ceremony
to commemorate its 20th anniversary and the cumulative production of 5 million
power product units. 
Honda's general purpose engines feature outstanding reliability,
excellent quality, and a compact design that ensures compatibility with a wide
range of installations. While inheriting these characteristics, the GP engines
were developed for installation on products such as water pumps and generators
used especially in emerging countries, where these products are commonly used
for relatively short continuous operating times with light workloads. By
equipping the GP engines on water pumps, which enjoy high demand as
indispensable agricultural equipment in these countries, Honda aims to increase
sales in the inexpensive, light-duty products markets in the emerging
countries, an area dominated by Chinese manufacturers. 
These GP series engines are the first general purpose engines developed by
Honda specifically for emerging countries. With this launch, Honda aims to
further increase sales of light-duty engines, which account for the bulk of
4-stroke general purpose gasoline engine sales in emerging markets
(approximately 9.7 million units(3)), thereby "helping people get things
done," a vision of its power products business ever since its founding. 
Honda's general-purpose engine lineup includes the following: Medium- to
large-sized GX series engines, endorsed in a wide range of industries as
world-standard power units for professional use on small construction equipment
and agricultural machinery; the Mini 4-stroke series engines for hand-held
equipment such as trimmers; and the GC series engines for home use mainly in
Europe and North America. 
(1) GP160H (displacement: 163 cm3; maximum power: 3.6 kW); GP200H
(displacement: 196 cm3, maximum power: 4.1 kW)
(2) Production items include general purpose engines, water pumps, lawnmowers
and tillers.
(3) Based on a Honda 2011 survey 
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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
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