Honda Motor Co. Ltd. said today it plans to export 70,000 Accord models a year starting in 1991 from East Liberty, Ohio, where the company will complete construction of its second U.S. assembly plant by autumn. The new plant can produce up to 150,000 units annually, it said.
Honda’s marketing plan calls for shipping 50,000 Accord units to Japan, beginning in 1991, a company spokesman said. In April, 1988, Honda became the first, and so far the only, Japanese car maker to sell U.S.-made vehicles in Japan. Honda’s imports from its Marysville, Ohio, plant for sales in Japan totaled 5,395 units last year, the company said.