Honda Automobiles: Honda Marks 30 Years of U.S. Auto Manufacturing With Production Start of All-new 2013 Honda Accord

Posted on 20. Aug, 2012 by in Honda Canada

Associates during a Marysville Auto Plant now started prolongation of a all-new 2013 Honda Accord, imprinting 30 years of automotive prolongation in a United States. With worldly styling, reward facilities and singular technologies that make Accord some-more fuel fit and fun to drive, a ninth-generation Accord will go on sale subsequent month.

Ohio Gov. John Kasich along with other supervision and village leaders assimilated Honda associates during a plant now as a initial mass-produced 2013 Accords rolled off a public line. The Accord has been in continual prolongation during a Marysville Auto Plant given it started operations as a initial Japanese automaker in a U.S. on Nov.1, 1982 with prolongation of a second-generation Accord Sedan. The plant has constructed some-more than 9 million Accords during a past 3 decades.

“This new Accord excels in all areas, and it’s being built in a plant that excels in all areas as good – including flexibility, potency and peculiarity for a customer,” pronounced Hide Iwata, boss and CEO of Honda of America Mfg. “For 30 years, a Accord has been a signature car from Honda, and it stays a attention benchmark in a unequivocally rival segment.”

Located northwest of Columbus, a Marysville Auto Plant redefined a American car attention over a past 30 years with a rarely learned workforce, tip quality, prolongation coherence and environmentally obliged performance.

During a line-off event, Jeff Tomko, plant manager of a Marysville Auto Plant, hailed a high grade of peculiarity and craftsmanship achieved by a Honda associates building a new Accord.

“The styling is outstanding, a facilities are considerable and a record is distinct any other car in this segment,” pronounced Tomko. “But what unequivocally creates this car good is a hands-on craftsmanship that any of a associates have put into building this new Accord.”

With a full-model change, a 2013 Accord has a sculpted and aerodynamic exterior, all-new engines and transmissions, and innovative facilities that embody a LaneWatch™ blind-spot arrangement that enhances prominence of a passenger-side roadway; Lane Departure Warning; and Forward Collision Warning. New technologies that are customary on all Accord models embody rearview camera and Expanded View Driver’s Mirror. Also customary are renouned technologies including Bluetooth®1 HandsFreeLink® phone interface, Multi-Information Display (i-MID), SMS content messaging duty and Pandora® Internet Radio interface2.

“Together, we worked hand-in-hand to safeguard that each fact of this car could be made with a top levels of quality,” pronounced Mike Fischer, prolongation new-model personality for a Accord. “We have been unequivocally successful during holding an sparkling pattern judgment for a 2013 Accord and branch it into a segment-leading product for a customers.”

One instance is a Accord’s seamless, one-piece instrument panel, that reduces highway sound and creates for a most some-more still and lush ride. Making this one change compulsory 3 new machines, dual new welders and designation of a special seismic building 6 feet low into a plant building to discharge vibrations that could means variations with a ultrasonic blade used to measure perforations that will capacitate deployment of a front newcomer airbag.

“This new Accord will be unequivocally fun to drive, will offer good fuel economy, and will underline a gentle cabin with a unequivocally still ride,” pronounced Tomko. “Our group during a Marysville Auto Plant is prepared to build it, and we are committed to prolongation it with a best peculiarity and trustworthiness in a business.”

Honda’s engine and transmissions plants in Ohio on Thursday started mass prolongation of Honda’s new “Earth Dreams” powertrain series, a new era of engines and transmissions that will make their U.S. entrance on a all-new 2013 Honda Accord.

Along with a sum redesign of a vehicle, a ninth-generation Accord is a initial in North America to request Honda’s Earth Dreams engine and delivery technologies that offer softened fuel potency and fun-to-drive performance. This includes a new four-cylinder approach injection engine interconnected with a new Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT), and a new V-6 engine with 6-speed involuntary delivery that yield an glorious multiple of fuel potency and performance.

Honda is investing $220 million to launch a CVT prolongation for vehicles constructed in North America, including $120 million for a new CVT line and scarcely $100 million during a Anna Engine Plant for a prolongation of a CVT’s high-tech pulley components starting subsequent year. The stretched prolongation will emanate 150 new jobs during a dual plants.

The Accord also is an critical product for domestic suppliers in Ohio and a rest of North America, that make a immeasurable infancy of a tools and components for a production. More than 200 tools suppliers in a U.S. make tools for a Accord.

Honda’s tools purchasing will surpass $20 billion this year in North America from some-more than 600 tools suppliers in a region, including 500 in a U.S. and 150 in Ohio. Parts purchasing has continued to grow in a segment as Honda’s prolongation has augmenting in North America, and due to augmenting exports of tools from North American suppliers to Honda plants in other tools of a world.

About Honda in Ohio
Based on Honda’s longstanding joining to “build products tighten to a customer,” Honda began operations during a initial U.S. automobile plant scarcely 30 years ago, on Nov. 1, 1982, in Marysville, Ohio. The Marysville plant now employs approximately 4,400 associates. In further to producing both a four-cylinder and V6 models of a Accord Sedan and Coupe, a Marysville plant is a solitary prolongation site for a Acura TL oppulance Sedan. Honda and Acura vehicles are constructed regulating domestic and globally sourced parts.

Honda also operates an automobile plant in East Liberty, Ohio, that builds a segment-leading Honda CR-V compress sport-utility car (SUV) and a Honda Crosstour crossover application vehicle, and a Acura RDX oppulance SUV. Honda has a ability to build 680,000 automobiles annually during a dual Ohio automobile plants.

In further to manufacturing, Honda has determined estimable RD operations in Ohio, along with other operations that support product development, prolongation and sales of Honda and Acura products in North America. The association employs some-more than 13,500 Ohioans and tens of thousands some-more by a suppliers and other business partners. The company’s sum investment in a endless operations in a state exceeds $8 billion.

Honda has 7 automobile plants in North America with a ability to make 1.63 million automobiles annually. Honda has announced that by 2014, a company’s North American automobile prolongation ability will strech 1.92 million units. More than 85 percent of a Honda and Acura products sole in a U.S. are built in North America.

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For some-more information, contact:
Ron Lietzke during Honda of America Mfg.: 937-441-0968
ron_lietzke@ham.honda.com

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