Japanese automakers manufacturing in the United States is nothing new. But it was in November of 1982 when the first Honda Accord rolled off the assembly line in Marysville, OH. It was the first Japanese vehicle assembled in the US, and in the nearly 32 years since, Honda has made 10 million Accords here for a total of 20 million cars manufactured in America – enough to span from New York to San Francisco twenty times. It's that double landmark which Honda is now celebrating.

Honda has come a long way in those three decades, keeping that original plant in Marysville on line while expanding to three more – in East Liberty, OH; Lincoln, AL; and Greensburg, IN – with a fifth plant (the Performance Manufacturing Center) opening on the same site in Marysville to build the Acura NSX next year. It also builds engines in Lincoln and in Anna, OH, and automatic transmissions at Russells Point, OH, and Tallapoosa, GA.

Between those seven sites, Honda produces 11 different models, including the Accord, Civic, Crosstour, CR-V, Pilot, Odyssey and Ridgeline as well as the Acura ILX, TL, RDX and MDX. Production keeps on ramping up as Honda produced a record 1.3 million vehicles in the US last year, 95 percent of which are sold in the US. Scope out the details in the press release below and click the image above to see it all laid out in a handy infographic.
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Honda Builds 20 Millionth Automobile in the U.S.
- 10 Millionth U.S.-made Honda Accord Manufactured In Marysville, Ohio -

03/20/2014 - MARYSVILLE, Ohio

The 10 millionth U.S.-built Honda Accord rolled off the assembly line today at Honda's first U.S. auto plant in Marysville, Ohio, as all four Honda auto plants in America celebrated the cumulative production of 20 million automobiles in the U.S. Honda also marked the achievement at two engine and two transmission plants that build the powertrains used in Honda's U.S.-built cars and trucks.

The Marysville Auto Plant is the historic site of the first Honda Accord produced in America on Nov. 1, 1982, and the first Japanese auto plant to begin production of automobiles in the United States. Since then, Honda has established automobile manufacturing operations in East Liberty, Ohio, Lincoln, Ala., and Greensburg, Ind.

Those plants today manufacture 11 different models, including four passenger cars and seven light trucks. A fifth U.S. plant, the Performance Manufacturing Center, is under construction in Marysville, Ohio, and next year will become the exclusive global production location for the next generation Acura NSX.

"We are deeply aware that our ability to reach this milestone results from the trust that 20 million customers have placed in our products, and we appreciate their support over the past three decades," said Hidenobu Iwata, president and CEO of Honda of America Mfg. and head of Honda's North American manufacturing. "We also value the commitment made by tens of thousands of associates at Honda and our hundreds of suppliers in the U.S. who build products of the highest quality for our customers."

Honda's U.S. plants produced a record 1,309,917 automobiles in 2013, an increase of 7.4 percent from the previous annual mark set in 2012. Honda is supported by a network of 533 suppliers in the U.S., with purchasing of parts and components last year exceeding $23 billion.

Associates at the Marysville Auto Plant have been building the Accord since production began nearly 32 years ago, and over that time have produced the vast majority of Accords for the U.S. and other markets. Today, the plant produces the Accord Sedan, Coupe and the Accord Hybrid. Accord models also were produced for four years at the East Liberty Auto Plant and two years at Honda Manufacturing of Alabama.

Honda's four U.S. auto plants are supported by engine manufacturing in Lincoln, Ala. and Anna, Ohio, and the production of automatic transmissions in Russells Point, Ohio, and Tallapoosa, Ga. These plants have produced 23.77 million automobile engines and 18.64 million transmissions in the United States. In 2013, nearly 95 percent of the Honda and Acura automobiles sold in the U.S. were produced in North America.

Over the past three years, Honda has invested approximately $1.6 billion in its U.S. auto plants to expand production and implement new technologies in products and manufacturing systems.

Honda U.S. Automobile Production

Honda of America Mfg.

Marysville Auto Plant 11.4 Million - since 1982
East Liberty Auto Plant 4.75 Million - since 1989
Honda Manufacturing of Alabama 3.1 Million - since 2001
Honda Manufacturing of Indiana 750,000 - since 2008
Honda Cumulative U.S. Auto Production

20 Million


About Honda's U.S. Auto Plants
The Honda of America Mfg. Marysville Auto Plant shattered its previous all-time high by producing 492,409 vehicles last year, up 12 percent from 2012, while the East Liberty Auto Plant produced 242,363 light trucks last year. This resulted in record production of 734,772 Ohio-made vehicles at the two plants in 2013. This includes 69,680 vehicles for export to more than 40 countries.

Honda Manufacturing of Alabama produced 333,556 vehicles along with their six-cylinder engines in 2013, just shy of its all-time high set in 2012, due to a major model change for the all-new 2014 Acura MDX. The Alabama plant produced 20,466 vehicles for export to 49 countries in 2013.

Honda Manufacturing of Indiana produced a record 241,589 automobiles last year, up 21 percent from 2012. The Indiana plant started auto production in 2008 and added a second shift in 2011. It produced 18,559 vehicles for export last year.

Honda has the capacity to produce 1.92 million cars and light trucks in North America at eight auto plants, including in Canada and Mexico. Production recently began of the 2015 Honda Fit at a new auto plant in Celaya, Mexico. With the new Celaya plant, Honda now has the capability to build virtually every product in its lineup in North America, from sub-compact models to light trucks.

About Honda in the United States
Honda began automobile production in the U.S. in 1982. It now operates nine major manufacturing facilities in the United States, producing a wide range of Honda and Acura automobiles, automobile engines and transmissions, Honda all-terrain vehicles, and power equipment products such as lawn mowers, mini-tillers and general purpose engines, using domestic and globally sourced parts.


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      richard
      • 9 Months Ago
      So what, I`m never going to buy one. I buy American, made in Detroit. Take that, shark, whale, and tiger killers!
        owen brown
        • 9 Months Ago
        @richard
        Made in Detroit? Good luck with that. .
        auto hell
        • 9 Months Ago
        @richard
        Well Detroit only made 3 cars last year , and they were all Dodge products, they are now owned by Fiat so good luck with that .
          Rob J
          • 9 Months Ago
          @auto hell
          Shhhhhhhhh. You are making too much sense.
        carboy55
        • 9 Months Ago
        @richard
        And of course we know red blooded Americans only kill the poor, menatlly challenged and people who live on the sand that covers the oil God intended for us to waste.
        animekyoto89
        • 9 Months Ago
        @richard
        @richard: the amount of blatant racism and ignorance in your "comment" is incredible and troll-worthy.
        carguy1701
        • 9 Months Ago
        @richard
        Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight, because Honda totally supplies the people responsible for said hunting...
      normc32
      • 9 Months Ago
      Turbo, turbo, turbo...poop!
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        @normc32
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          Brian
          • 9 Months Ago
          You're so annoying.
          normc32
          • 9 Months Ago
          Damn! Double-digit negatives in 30 minutes? Your repitation proceeds you.
          SpikedLemon
          • 9 Months Ago
          New Fit is going into Mexico. That doesn't qualify as "Domestic" by the US Gov't (although Canada does).
      srlalsd1
      • 9 Months Ago
      Everyone hate on Honda ... 1 2 3 go.
      Walt
      • 9 Months Ago
      How about an article on how many Ford's were built in Japan last year?
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        @Walt
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      Mbukukanyau
      • 9 Months Ago
      I would love too see home much money they have repatriated back to Japan since they started ripping us off. That would be a more interesting figure.
        wendavid99
        • 9 Months Ago
        @Mbukukanyau
        great point. But I also want to see the other half of the picture, they contribution to US economy. How much they invested in US, how many jobs and businesses opportunities they created in US, how much tax they paid ... Then we compare their input and take-away from US economy.
        redgpgtp97
        • 9 Months Ago
        @Mbukukanyau
        Remember GM doesn't have to pay taxes for what? ten years after they received over 60 billion from uncle Sam, some not paid back. a lot of big companies don't pay, it's the employees that do so.
      Levine Levine
      • 9 Months Ago
      Bloggers who congratulate Honda will get voted down by UAW and unemployed former UAW workers. The American anti-Japanese sentiment is unique. Somehow, it is not transferrable to VW, BMW or MB. Now that Chrysler is an Italian company, why Americans have not bashed Chrysler products with anti-Italian sentiment ?
        rlog100
        • 9 Months Ago
        @Levine Levine
        It gets voted down by more than UAW and despite your attempt to make it something racist. VW is irrelevant in volume in comparison. Small volumes and completely different market really is why BMW & MB are ignored. Downvotes also come from people who realize the US without a manufacturing base is a US on the path to being an alsoran country on all counts. Its what happened to the UK when they let us take away their manufacturing and its why Japan fought so hard and China fights so hard to take as much of ours as they can.
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        Karfreek
        • 9 Months Ago
        It takes 2 to have an arguement.
          NightFlight
          • 9 Months Ago
          @Karfreek
          I actually troll nothing, thanks though. I am here to stay, Brian. Never been banned...
          carguy1701
          • 9 Months Ago
          @Karfreek
          Brian: Posting one's opinion of a vehicle isn't trolling.
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      Rob J
      • 9 Months Ago
      I can see this comment section becoming a treasure trove of insight!
      over9000
      • 9 Months Ago
      Honda boring cars, blablabla. Will not sell well blablabla.
      carguy1701
      • 9 Months Ago
      20 million vehicles in 32 years? That's pretty good.
      Nick
      • 9 Months Ago
      And only what...10 million of them...have been safety recalled??
      Euphrentic
      • 9 Months Ago
      A full on documentary/soap opera can be made based on the comments Honda/Acura posts receive! These posts drip with racism and genuinely ignorant patriotism. We're a global community and our bonds will continue to get stronger. Get used to it.
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