Used Honda Cars for Sale in Singapore
The founder of Honda was first involved with the automotive industry as a parts vendor. In the late 1930s, he set up a small workshop to supply OEM parts to Toyota. It was not until August of 1963 that Honda manufactured their first car - a small truck called the T360. Their first sports car was the Honda S500, it’s rear motor and chain drive a hallmark of the car’s 2 wheel-ed origins.
In the 1990s, to remain competitive with other Japanese automakers, an internal restructuring was needed, giving birth to the Odyssey and the CR-V, which better appealed to the mass market.
Second Hand Honda Car Models:
As with its Japanese automotive counterparts, Hondas can be had from both the authorised distributor and the grey import scene. Unlike its counterparts though, Honda cars originally intended for sale in Singapore, and PI, JDM-spec cars, have little differentiation, apart from the country of origin (official cars are typically built in Thailand, PI cars are Japanese-built).
Perhaps the most common Honda you’ll see on our roads are the Honda HR-V/Vezel. Launched in 2013, the HR-V is the official import, and is built in Thailand. The Vezel is a grey import and is built in Japan. Either car will come equipped with a 1.5-litre L series 4 cylinder engine, which in the Vezel, can be had with a hybrid powertrain if so desired. The Honda Vezel fuel consumption figures are an impressive 20.6km/l for the non-hybrid, and 27km/l for the hybrid. Honda Vezels retail for roughly $100,000, with official cars of similar spec costing up to $10,000 more.
The Honda Stream addressed the need for a more compact MPV when it was initially launched in the 2000s. 2 iterations of the Stream were made in total, with the original model’s production run spanning from 2000 to 2006. Most of these cars have already been taken off the road. The updated Stream, which was manufactured from 2006 to 2014, is still a common sight even to this date, with the later cars still on their original COEs.
The first popular Honda on this list that doesn’t have an equivalent official import variant is the Shuttle. The ones you commonly see on our roads are the first standalone model in the lineage of this nameplate. Prior to this generation, the Shuttle was simply a variant of the Honda Fit, sharing much of the body shell from the B pillar forward with the aforementioned Fit. Still, the current generation Honda Shuttle is still heavily based on the Fit/Jazz, but with panels that are distinctly different from the hatchback, it shares the majority of its components with.
Like the Shuttle, the Freed is not officially available in Singapore. Also as with the Shuttle, underneath the MPV bodywork lies the underpinnings of a Fit/Jazz and the City. Launched in 2008, it replaces the Mobilio and takes its place beneath the Stream in the Honda stable. The first generation Freed was produced from 2008 to 2016, and was succeeded by an all-new car that is still being produced today.
If you’d like your Honda with a boot, perhaps consider taking a look at the Honda City. A subcompact saloon that targeted buyers that would have otherwise bought a Honda Jazz/Fit, it offered them extra room in the rear. When the original car was launched, it was Honda’s smallest car that was not in the kei class regulations!