Honda announced today that its 20 millionth U.S.-built vehicle rolled off the assembly line today in Marysville, Ohio. This particular vehicle also represented the 10 millionth Honda Accord built in this country at the factory which, in 1982, produced the first U.S.-built Honda Accord.
Honda’s four U.S. plants—including Marysville, Ohio; East Liberty, Ohio; Lincoln, Alabama; and Greensburg, Indiana—produced a total of 1,309,917 cars in 2013 for both Honda and Acura nameplates. That’s a record number for the company, and represents an increase of 7.4 percent over 2012’s U.S. production numbers. Honda also touts that 95 percent of all Honda and Acura models sold in the U.S. are produced in North America.
In total, Marysville has built 11.4 million cars since 1982, East Liberty has built 4.75 million since 1989, Lincoln has built 3.1 million since 2001, and Greensburg has assembled 750,000 cars since it opened in 2008.
As we reported earlier this year, Honda’s production efforts in the U.S. mean that the company actually exports more cars from the U.S. than it imports to the U.S. In 2013, Honda exported 108,705 U.S.-built Honda and Acura vehicles, compared to the 88,537 Japanese-made vehicles that it imported to the U.S.
Over the next few years, Honda’s North American production efforts will continue to increase thanks to two new facilities. The first is a plant in Celaya, Mexico which has already begun production of the 2015 Honda Fit and will also produce a new Fit-based crossover model. The second is a new Performance Manufacturing Center currently being built alongside the existing facility in Marysville, Ohio. This location will be the exclusive global production location for the new Acura NSX supercar.