Honda might be headquartered outside the United States, but your local Detroit dealership can still provide a huge range of American made cars. Even as rival manufacturers start turning their backs on sedans and other small car models, Honda’s U.S. presence remains exceptionally strong, with:
Ford has just made headlines by announcing a halt on the production of Fiesta, Focus, Fusion, and Taurus models, which would eliminate close to 90% of their North American car lineup by 2020. Though we’re not yet certain how that will affect jobs in the U.S., we do know Ford has started cutting thousands of jobs across Europe and are thinking about closing their factories as well. General Motors has followed suit by making substantial layoffs and shutting down 5 U.S. facilities – they’re also losing the Chevrolet Cruze, Chevrolet Impala, Chevrolet Volt, Cadillac CT6, Cadillac XTS, and Buick LaCrosse.
On the other hand, Honda is showing no signs of slowing down car production at the U.S. plants that manufactured close to two-thirds of Honda and Acura models sold in the America during 2018. Just in case you’re curious, 2018 U.S. production totals include:
Honda has always pushed itself to support the U.S. economy. In 1985 and 1989 respectively, Honda became the first Japanese automaker to build engines and transmissions in America. They also became the first to export U.S.-built cars to overseas markets in 1987 and have exported a staggering 1.3 million automobiles from America since that time.
Today, they have 12 manufacturing plants spread across the U.S. working to create Acura and Honda vehicles, plus transmissions, engines, and other components. They even make aircraft and aircraft engines, power equipment, and powersports products.
Honda’s Ohio facilities are found in Marysville, Anna, and East Liberty. They’re responsible for producing the Honda Accord, Accord Hybrid, CR-V, and various Acura models, plus a wide range of engine types.
Honda’s 10-speed automatic transmission is exclusively produced by Honda Precision Parts of Georgia.
The ultra-efficient Honda Insight Hybrid comes from Indiana, where Honda is further increasing investment in the U.S. production of electrified vehicles.
The all-new 2019 Honda Passport just became the 8th Honda light truck to be developed and built here in the U.S. when it became part of the Alabama production roster.
The Honda Aircraft Company’s worldwide headquarters is located in Greensboro while aircraft engines are built by Honda Aero in Burlington.
Honda opened its first American plant in Marysville, Ohio back in 1979. Today, 12 other manufacturing plants across the United States have helped build 26.1 million cars and light trucks in the U.S. since 1982.
The first Honda U.S. business operation was a simple storefront in Los Angeles. That was back in 1959, and they’ve continued investing in the U.S. for over six decades to foster a longstanding commitment to building cars closer to the consumer.
New investments in U.S. operations have reached $5.6 billion in the last five years, and further standout points include:
In fact, Honda has the longest U.S. manufacturing presence of any international automaker.
Honda doesn’t just invest directly in the U.S. economy. They’re always looking for ways to invest in communities all across America. The American Honda Foundation has existed since 1984 to award grants to community organizations that have served over 118 million Americans.