Honda might be headquartered in Japan, but they still provide a wide range of American made cars, put billions into the economy, and help support communities all across the country. In fact, they currently boast:
Even as Honda’s U.S. presence gets stronger than ever, other manufacturers are turning their backs on popular models, shutting down North American plants, and making layoffs. General Motors has cut the Chevrolet Impala, Chevrolet Cruze, Chevrolet Volt, Buick LaCrosse, Cadillac CT6, and Cadillac XTS from their lineup while making substantial cutbacks and closing 5 North American plants. Ford is heading in the same direction by eliminating almost 90 percent of their North American car lineup by 2020, including the Fiesta, Focus, Fusion, and Taurus. We’re yet to see how that impacts the U.S., but we’ve already seen Ford cutting jobs across Europe and considering the closure of European plants. In stark contrast, Honda’s U.S. plants remain strong – they manufactured two-thirds of the Honda and Acura vehicles sold in America during 2018.
In 1985, Honda became the first Japanese automaker to build engines in the U.S., then the first to build transmissions in 1989. By 1987, they were also the first to export U.S.-built cars to overseas markets, and they’ve exported a staggering 1.3 million automobiles from the U.S. since that time. Today, you’ll find 12 Honda manufacturing facilities spread across the United States producing:
Honda facilities located in Marysville, Anna, and East Liberty produce immensely popular models like the Honda Accord, Honda Accord Hybrid, and Honda CR-V, plus various Acura models and multiple engine types.
Honda’s forward-thinking 10-speed automatic transmission is produced exclusively by Honda Precision Parts of Georgia.
The revolutionary Honda Insight Hybrid boosts Honda’s investment in the U.S. production of electrified vehicles, and it’s built in Indiana.
When the all-new Honda Passport joined the Alabama production roster, it became the eighth Honda light truck to be both developed and built in the United States.
The Honda Aircraft Company is where the HondaJet is manufacturer. Their worldwide headquarters is in Greensboro, and other aircraft engines are produced by Honda Aero in Burlington.
The first Honda manufacturing plant was opened in Marysville, Ohio in 1979. These days, Honda builds their products at 12 manufacturing plants across America, and they’ve put out 26.1 million cars and light trucks in the U.S. since 1982.
Since Honda’s first U.S. business operation, a Los Angeles storefront in 1959, they’ve forged the longest U.S. manufacturing presence of any international automaker and contributed to the U.S. economy through manufacturing, R&D, sales, and finance operations.
Their U.S. presence is part of a long-standing commitment to building products closer to the customer, and that’s led to:
West Michigan drivers should know that Honda doesn’t just support the U.S. economy by producing American made cars – they also help support communities all across the country. To make that happen, they set up the American Honda Foundation back in 1984. Since then, the foundation has awarded grants to community organizations that have served more than 118 million Americans.