Honda Builds 20M Cars in North America

hondaaccord_marysvilleusa On November 1, 1982, the first Japanese car built in America rolled off the assembly lines in Marysville, Ohio. The manufacturer was Honda, and the car was a gray Accord sedan wearing the license plate “USA 001″.

Today, Honda has four factories in the US, two in Canada and one in Mexico, and on February 3 Honda produced its 20 millionth North American-built car. 77 percent of the Hondas sold here are built locally and Honda has even exported close to a million of these cars to overseas markets.

As for the original Accord, it now resides at The Henry Ford museum in Dearborn, Michigan.

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3 Responses to Honda Builds 20M Cars in North America

  1. joe said:

    woohoo! gratz Honda!

  2. colhogen said:

    “As for the original Accord, it now resides at The Henry Ford museum in Dearborn, Michigan.”
    -The definition of irony.

  3. Bob said:

    For the record, the Henry Ford Museum is not owned or operated by Ford. It is an independent non-profit museum, and has been since it’s inception, with the goal of documenting American History. That Accord has been in there my entire lifetime, and may very well have been sent there in 1982. It’s also joined by a few VWs and many other foreign cars.

    Maybe you see some sort of odd “irony”, but I don’t. There’s more non-Ford products in that museum than there are Ford cars by a long shot.

    /rant.

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