Honda Automobiles: Honda to Build New 2014 Accord Hybrid in U.S.

Posted on 10. Jan, 2013 by in Honda Canada

Honda of America Mfg., Inc. announced now that it will deposit $23 million and sinecure approximately 50 new associates during a Marysville, Ohio car plant to supplement prolongation of a new two-motor Accord Hybrid Sedan, scheduled to go on sale national this fall.

In another step toward bringing hybrid prolongation to a U.S., this will be a third hybrid indication built by Honda in America1 and a initial in Ohio. Honda Manufacturing of Indiana, LLC in Greensburg, Ind. was a initial Honda plant in North America to build a hybrid vehicle, and now produces both a Civic Hybrid and Acura ILX Hybrid models.

The Marysville Auto Plant is undergoing an enlargement of 95,000-square-feet to residence public processes and logistics privately for prolongation of a Accord Hybrid. The plan includes lengthening a categorical public line to accommodate a singular hybrid prolongation processes, and adding space for associated tools receiving and sub-assembly operations. The plan also will boost altogether potency of a plant’s tools logistics operations.

“With some-more than 30 years of invariably building 8 generations of a Honda Accord tighten to a customers, a group now is regulating a knowledge and coherence to supplement this worldly Accord Hybrid model,” pronounced Jeff Tomko, plant manager of a Marysville Auto Plant. “At a same time, we are stability with a joining to make new models in Ohio, along with a ensuing expansion in jobs.”

One of 4 fit powertrains for a Accord lineup, a new Accord Hybrid Sedan joins a 2014 Accord Plug-in Hybrid Sedan in incorporating Honda’s initial two-motor hybrid system. Both a Accord Plug-In and Accord Hybrid group a new Earth Dreams™ Technology 2.0-liter i-VTEC 4-cylinder Atkinson cycle engine with a absolute 124-kilowatt (KW) traction electric engine that can duty as an electric invariably non-static delivery (e-CVT) and a 105-KW electric engine for energy generation.

All of a conventional, gasoline-powered 2013 Accords now on sale in a United States are versed with a new Earth Dreams Technology powertrain, possibly a direct-injected 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine or a 3.5-liter V6 engine versed with Variable Cylinder Management (VCM). Manufactured during Honda’s car engine plant in Anna, Ohio, both of these new and fit engines were named to Ward’s 10 Best Engines list for 2013.

In a final 3 years, Honda has announced investments during a Ohio prolongation comforts surpassing $800 million. They embody projects to settle on-site tools converging centers, reconstruct car public and portrayal operations, and vital investments during a Anna Engine Plant, as good as a delivery plant in Russells Point, to make invariably non-static transmissions (CVTs).

Recently, a delivery plant started a second proviso of projects to enhance CVT production. This new investment of $90 million includes an additional public line, and new aluminum die casting and machining operations. Investments during that a delivery plant in new years now sum $235 million.

Honda in Ohio
Honda operates 4 prolongation plants in Ohio, including car plants in Marysville and East Liberty with a ability to make scarcely 700,000 cars and light trucks per year. Its engine plant in Anna reserve engines and components to many of Honda’s car plants in North America, with prolongation surpassing a million engines per year. And a delivery plant in Russells Point manufactures some-more than one million involuntary transmissions per year, including a CVTs, for Honda’s North American car plants.

In further to manufacturing, Ohio is a core for car engineering in North America. At a expanded RD core in Raymond, Ohio, Honda’s largest RD core outward Japan, some-more than 1,300 associates are intent in “complete product creation” of all-new products for Honda and Acura customers.
Among all a operations, Honda employs some-more than 13,500 Ohioans.

About Honda
Honda determined operations in America in 1959, and now employs some-more than 26,000 associates in a U.S. sales, RD and prolongation operations with a collateral investment of some-more than $22 billion.

Based on a longstanding joining to “build products tighten to a customer” Honda operates 14 vital prolongation comforts in North America, producing a far-reaching operation of Honda and Acura automobiles, car engines and transmissions, Honda all-terrain vehicles, and energy apparatus products such as grass mowers, mini-tillers and ubiquitous purpose engines, regulating domestic and globally sourced parts.

Seven Honda car plants in a region, including 4 in a U.S., have a ability to furnish 1.63 million automobiles any year. In 2011, 85 percent of a Honda and Acura automobiles sole in a U.S. were constructed in North America. This will boost to 1.92 million vehicles per year in 2014, when a sales commission of locally constructed automobiles is approaching to arise to some-more than 90 percent.

Honda operates vital investigate and growth centers in a U.S. that entirely design, rise and operative many of a products Honda produces in North America.

Honda media contacts:
Ron Lietzke (Honda of America, Mfg., Inc.) (937) 644-6627, ron_lietzke@ham.honda.com
Edward Miller (Honda North America, Inc., Detroit): (937) 537-1087, ed_miller@hna.honda.com

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1Honda vehicles and components built in America use domestic and globally sourced parts.

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