Indiana's Honda Civic Featured in Washington

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The Greensburg-built Honda Civic will take center stage at the Washington D.C. Auto Show "Made Across America". The Civic will be featured during the event on Wednesday, along with other Honda and Acura vehicles produced in the U.S.

January 20, 2015

News Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Honda and Acura vehicles produced at the company’s U.S. manufacturing facilities will be in the spotlight in the nation’s capital this week as part of the “Made Across America” initiative at the Washington D.C. Auto Show.

Eleven Honda and Acura vehicles produced at the company’s four U.S. auto plants in Indiana, Ohio, and Alabama will be featured at the Washington Auto Show which kicks off Wednesday (Jan. 21). This year’s show is saluting the automotive manufacturing, technology, sales and services, which drive the economies of many communities across the country.

In 2014, Honda produced nearly 1.3 million cars and light trucks at the company’s four U.S. auto plants. Nearly 98 percent of the Honda and Acura vehicles sold in the U.S. in 2014 were produced at the company’s manufacturing facilities in North America.

The Washington Auto Show opens Wednesday at the Washington Convention Center with media events and is open to the general public Jan. 23 - Feb. 1.

”Honda has been an engine for growth for the U.S. economy for more than 55 years,” said Bob Nelson, president of Honda Manufacturing of Indiana. “The support of the local communities where we manufacture our products has played a large role in Honda's success and there is a piece of these communities in every product that our associates build for our customers.”

In Indiana, Honda has manufactured nearly one million cars during the last six years. Today, Honda produces the 2015 Civic and employs more than 2,300 associates at its plant in Greensburg. Total investment is approximately $800 million.

In Ohio, Honda has manufactured more than 16 million vehicles during the last 33 years. Today, Honda’s four manufacturing plants employ more than 10,000 associates and total investment for manufacturing in Ohio is approximately $9 billion. Honda and Acura’s automotive lineup in Ohio includes the Honda Accord, CR-V and Crosstour and the Acura ILX, TLX and RDX.

In Alabama, Honda has manufactured more than 3.3 million light trucks and cars during the past 13 years. Today, Honda employs more than 4,000 associates at its Lincoln vehicle and V-6 engine plant and total investment is more than $2 billion. Honda and Acura’s automotive lineup in Alabama includes the Honda Odyssey, Pilot and Ridgeline and the Acura MDX.

To learn more about Honda’s U.S. operations, visit HondainAmerica.com.

About Honda in America

Honda established operations in America in 1959 and now employs more than 28,500 associates in its U.S. sales, R&D and manufacturing operations with total capital investment in the U.S. exceeding $16 billion.

Based on its longstanding commitment to "build products close to the customer," Honda operates nine major manufacturing facilities in the U.S. producing a wide range of Honda and Acura automobiles, automobile engines and transmissions, Honda all-terrain vehicles, power equipment products, such as lawn mowers, mini-tillers and general purpose engines, and the HondaJet advanced light jet.

Eight Honda auto plants in the North American region, including four in the U.S., have the capacity to produce 1.92 million automobiles each year. In 2014, nearly 98 percent of the Honda and Acura automobiles sold in the U.S. were produced in North America. Those plants today manufacture 11 different models, including four passenger cars and seven light trucks using domestic and globally sourced parts. A fifth U.S. auto plant, the Performance Manufacturing Center, is under construction in Marysville, Ohio, and in 2015 will become the exclusive global production location for the next generation NSX supercar.

Honda also operates 16 major research and development centers in the U.S. with the capacity to fully design, develop and engineer many of the products Honda produces in North America.

Source: Honda Manufacturing of Indiana, LLC