Acura Automobiles: Honda Announces Dual-Source Production Strategy for Acura MDX to Strengthen Growth in Light-Truck Segment

Posted on 12. Feb, 2015 by in Acura Canada

  • Move will boost coherence to accommodate flourishing direct for light lorry models constructed in North America, including Acura MDX and 2016 Honda Pilot
  • Honda Investing $85 million in East Liberty Plant to furnish Acura MDX in Ohio commencement in 2017
  • MDX prolongation will continue in Alabama alongside Honda Pilot, Odyssey and Ridgeline

To serve strengthen a position and expansion in a light-truck segment, Honda now announced skeleton to supplement a second U.S. prolongation plcae for a Acura MDX oppulance SUV. This pierce will assistance accommodate flourishing direct for both Honda and Acura light trucks constructed in North America, including a all-new 2016 Honda Pilot rising this summer. Leveraging a stretchable prolongation capabilities, Honda will supplement prolongation of a Acura MDX to a East Liberty, Ohio plant commencement in 2017. Production of a MDX will continue during a company’s Lincoln, Alabama plant, that now creates both a MDX and a V-6 engine. Honda will deposit $85 million in a East Liberty Plant for a further of new welding equipment, a prolongation of car conveyors and other changes compulsory to support prolongation of a MDX.

“This beginning will give us larger coherence to accommodate flourishing patron direct for a Honda and Acura light lorry models,” pronounced John Mendel, executive clamp boss of American Honda Motor Co., Inc.  “Increasing a coherence and entirely utilizing accessible prolongation resources is vicious to a destiny growth, that will be driven heavily by a light lorry business and new models like a Honda HR-V crossover and redesigned Pilot SUV.”

The proclamation of a devise to dual-source MDX comes on a heels of American Honda Motor Co., Inc. carrying posted a second-best year ever in 2014 and, final week, stating a new Jan record for Honda and Acura car sales. U.S. sales of Honda and Acura light trucks were adult 25.2 percent in Jan to 52,169 vehicles, a new Jan record. Acura light-truck sales rose 13.1 percent in January, while Honda code light-truck sales rose 27.1 percent for a month.

The East Liberty Plant now produces a 5-passenger Acura RDX sport-utility vehicle, a Honda Crosstour and a best offered SUV in America, a Honda CR-V.  The Lincoln, Alabama plant is now a disdainful prolongation plcae for a Acura MDX, Honda Pilot SUV and Honda Odyssey.  The plant will strengthen a light lorry lineup when it resumes prolongation of a subsequent era Honda Ridgeline pickup lorry subsequent year.

Now in a third generation, a MDX is a best-selling three-row oppulance SUV of all time1. The stream era MDX has continued this success and has perceived mixed awards including a KBB.com Best Buy endowment in a Luxury SUV/Crossover difficulty for a 2015 indication year. The 2016 MDX comforts countless enhancements, including a new 9-speed involuntary transmission. Customers can view, build and cost a 2016 Acura MDX during acura.com/MDX.

The redesigned, all-new 2016 Honda Pilot will entrance Thursday, Feb. 12, during a Chicago Auto Show, when some-more sum about a third era Pilot will be available.

About Honda

Honda determined operations in America in 1959 and now employs some-more than 39,000 associates in a North American sales, RD and prolongation operations with sum collateral investment in North America surpassing $22 billion.

Based on a longstanding joining to “build products tighten to a customer,” Honda operates 16 vital prolongation comforts in North America producing a far-reaching operation of Honda and Acura automobiles, vehicle engines and transmissions, Honda all-terrain vehicles, energy apparatus products, such as grass mowers, mini-tillers and ubiquitous purpose engines, and a HondaJet modernized light jet.

Eight Honda automobile plants in a region, including 4 in a U.S., have a ability to furnish 1.92 million automobiles any year. In 2014, some-more than 97 percent of a Honda and Acura automobiles sole in a U.S. were constructed in North America. Those plants now make 11 opposite models, including 4 newcomer cars and 7 light trucks. Honda and Acura vehicles are constructed regulating domestic and globally sourced parts. A fifth U.S. automobile plant, a Performance Manufacturing Center, is underneath construction in Marysville, Ohio, and in 2015 will turn a disdainful tellurian prolongation plcae for a subsequent era NSX supercar.

Honda also operates 16 vital investigate and growth centers in a U.S. with a ability to entirely design, rise and operative many of a products Honda produces in North America.

1 Sales numbers formed on Automotive News Sales Database 1999-2014; manufacturer information for before to 1994.

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