Honda have reached an incredible milestone today, as they announced that the cumulative worldwide production of the Super Cub has reached 100,000,000 units. Yes, that's 100 million.
The first Super Cub, the C100, was built in August 1958 at Honda's Yamamoto factory to the north of Tokyo. The basic concept has remained unchanged since that time, but the Super Cub has gone on to be built at 16 factories in 15 countries around the globe. The design is so iconic that in 2014 it became the first vehicle to obtain a three-dimensional trademark registration in Japan.
The company held a special ceremony at their Kumamoto Factory, which was attended by President and CEO Takahiro Hachigo, who commented: “The Honda Super Cub, which was created in Japan, embodies Honda’s passion to serve people worldwide with the joy of expanding their life’s potential by pursuing uncompromising product development that puts customers first. As a result, Super Cub series has long been enjoyed by customers all over the world and was able to reach the 100 million-unit milestone in worldwide cumulative production. Honda will continue to be at the forefront of the changing times and strive to offer products that go beyond the expectations of our customers.”
We did a bit of maths, which may well be wrong, and we reckon if you put all 100 million Super Cubs end to end they would stretch around the equator 4.77 times. That's 118,992 miles of Super Cubs. Pretty impressive, right?
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