The 10 millionth U.S.-built Honda Accord rolled out of the automaker's Marysville, Ohio, plant Thursday, bringing the total number of vehicles the Japanese automaker has built in the U.S. to 20 million.
Honda's four U.S. factories built more than 1.3 million vehicles last year, the most ever by the automaker and a 7.4% gain from the prior year.
About95% of Honda and Acura automobiles sold in the U.S. last year were produced in North America. That production not only included the stamping of body panels and assembly but also major component manufacturing.
Honda factories in Lincoln, Ala., and Anna, Ohio, make engines and it builds automatic transmissions in Russells Point, Ohio, and Tallapoosa, Ga. All told, these plants have produced 23.77 million engines and 18.64 million transmissions.
The Marysville factory is where the first Honda Accord was produced in America in 1982. It is the first Japanese auto plant to begin production in the U.S. Honda also has factories in East Liberty, Ohio, and Greensburg, Ind.
"We are deeply aware that our ability to reach this milestone results from the trust that 20 million customers have placed in our products, and we appreciate their support over the past three decades," said Hidenobu Iwata, head of Honda's North American manufacturing operations.