Honda iGX Engine Named Most Innovative Engine

The December 2005 issue of Rental Equipment Register magazine named the Honda iGX engine as a recipient of the prestigious 2005 Innovative Product Awards. The iGX engine captured first place in the magazine's engine and power sourcing category, earning the highest number of votes from an RER magazine reader panel.

The Honda iGX is a revolutionary intelligent, computer-controlled general purpose engine that sets a new standard for ease of use, value, fuel efficiency and quiet operation. Representing a first in the power equipment industry, the iGX features an integrated electronic control unit (ECU) that delivers complete drive-by-wire remote control capability and controls key aspects of engine operation.

Rental Equipment Register polled a randomly selected committee of more than 10,000 readers to select winners in each of 12 categories from an initial group of 44 product entries. Within each category of competition, approximately 900 readers were then surveyed to determine the individual award recipients.

"The RER accreditation is an honor as well as testament that Honda continually strives to provide the most technologically intelligent products to our customers in the rental equipment industry," said Honda Engines assistant vice president, Scott Conner. "The iGX engine is our latest effort toward that goal."
Honda received the award at the American Rental Association Rental Show in Orlando, Florida, earlier this month.

Editor's Note:

Honda Power Equipment, a division of American Honda Motor Co., Inc., manufactures and markets a complete range of outdoor power equipment, including outboard marine engines, general purpose engines, generators, lawnmowers, pumps, snowblowers, tillers and trimmers for commercial, rental and residential applications. Its comprehensive product line is powered exclusively by environmentally advanced 4-stroke engines.

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