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Honda’s Heartland Hub Hits 15 Million Vehicles and Pioneers into the Electric Future

In an electrifying blend of legacy and innovation, the Honda Marysville Auto Plant (MAP) in Ohio today celebrated a landmark achievement, rolling out its 15 millionth vehicle since the plant’s inauguration over four decades ago. This historic moment is not just a testament to Honda’s enduring legacy in North America but also heralds a new era of automotive innovation as MAP gears up to spearhead the company’s shift towards battery electric vehicle (BEV) production.

Bob Schwyn, the senior vice president at Honda Development & Manufacturing of America, LLC, lauded the dedication and skill of the MAP associates, whose efforts have cemented the plant’s status as a cornerstone of Honda’s manufacturing success in North America. Their role is set to become even more pivotal as they lead the charge into the next phase of automotive history, with MAP being designated the premier Honda facility in North America to assemble a battery electric vehicle.

This strategic move into BEV production is underpinned by Honda’s hefty $700 million investment announced in October 2022, aimed at establishing the Ohio EV Hub. This ambitious project encompasses MAP, the East Liberty Auto Plant, Anna Engine Plant, and a cutting-edge joint venture battery plant currently under construction near Jeffersonville, Ohio. Mike Zindars, the MAP Plant Lead, emphasized the significance of MAP’s selection for BEV production as a clear indicator of the confidence in the associates’ capabilities and their crucial role in fulfilling customer needs in the evolving automotive landscape.

Since its inception with the production of the Honda Accord Sedan on November 1, 1982, MAP has been at the forefront of manufacturing a wide array of Honda and Acura models. Presently, the plant is responsible for producing the Accord, Accord Hybrid, and the Acura TLX and Integra, including the high-performance Type S models of both Acura vehicles.

Honda’s journey in North America, spanning over 40 years, underscores a remarkable expansion of its manufacturing prowess, from its first motorcycle production facility in Marysville, Ohio, in 1979, to an extensive network of 18 plants. These facilities boast a combined annual capacity to produce 1.86 million automobiles, nearly 4 million engines, and a wide range of power equipment and powersports products, alongside the HondaJet and GE Honda HF120 turbofan engines. Notably, in 2023, over 99% of all Honda and Acura automobiles sold in the U.S. were manufactured in North America, leveraging both domestic and globally sourced parts.

With cumulative investments surpassing $25.7 billion in its North American manufacturing infrastructure, including more than $2.8 billion in the last five years alone, Honda’s commitment to innovation, quality, and sustainability remains unwavering. As MAP embarks on this exciting new chapter in electric vehicle production, it not only celebrates a monumental production milestone but also underscores Honda’s dedication to advancing automotive technology and its commitment to a greener future.

ModelUnits ProducedMass Production Years
Accord12,479,7001982 to present
Accord hybrid300,8002013-15, 2018 to present
Acura CL64,2002000-03
Acura ILX115,9002015-22
Acura Integra59,1002022 to present
Acura RDX114,8002006-11
Acura TL/TLX1,259,1001998 to present

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