10 millionth US built Honda Accord marks 20 millionth automobiles for automaker here
Honda produced its 20 millionth automobile in the U.S. this week, a cumulative total of all its four plants there. The vehicle marking this achievement is also the 10 millionth U.S.-built Honda Accord at the Marysville auto plant in Ohio, where the first Accord was born in the U.S. Celebrations were seen at 2 engine and 2 transmission plants that build the powertrains for Honda US built cars and trucks.
Honda in America came into being at Marysville Auto Plant, which has for 32 years been contributing profitably towards American sales volume, especially with the Accord line up. A Performance Manufacturing Centre is under construction in the same place, which will be the exclusive global production location for the next generation Acura NSX.
Honda’s engine manufacturing facility in Lincoln, Ala. and Anna, Ohio, and the automatic transmissions production in Russells Point, Ohio, and Tallapoosa, Ga. have produced 23.77 million automobile engines and 18.64 million transmissions in the United States.
Almost 95% of the Honda and Acura automobiles sold in the U.S. in 2013 were produced in North America at East Liberty, Ohio, Lincoln, Ala., and Greensburg, Ind. Investments to the tune of about $1.6 billion have been made in Honda US plants in the past 3 years to further production.
“We are deeply aware that our ability to reach this milestone results from the trust that 20 million customers have placed in our products, and we appreciate their support over the past three decades,” said Hidenobu Iwata, president and CEO of Honda of America Mfg. and head of Honda’s North American manufacturing. “We also value the commitment made by tens of thousands of associates at Honda and our hundreds of suppliers in the U.S. who build products of the highest quality for our customers.”