Too many drivers assume that American made cars only come from automakers headquartered in the U.S., but that’s not the case at all. Even as U.S. auto manufacturers like General Motors and Ford are closing North American facilities and abandoning sedans and other car models, Honda’s American presence remains strong with:
In fact, Honda’s U.S. plants produced almost two-thirds of the Honda and Acura models sold in American during 2018, and they show no signs of slowing down production.
In contrast, General Motors has announced substantial layoffs, the closure of 5 North American facilities, and the discontinuation of models like the Chevrolet Cruze, Chevrolet Impala, Chevrolet Volt, Cadillac CT6, Cadillac XTS, and Buick LaCrosse. Ford is following suit by eliminating almost 90 percent of their North American car lineup by 2020 – that includes the Fiesta, Focus, Fusion, and Taurus. We’ve yet to ascertain precisely how this will impact the U.S. economy, but we’ve already seen thousands of layoffs across Europe.
Honda has a long history in the U.S. Over the last few decades, they’ve become:
Since 1987, they’ve exported 1.3 million automobiles from the U.S. You’ll now find 12 American manufacturing facilities producing:
Honda Precision Parts of Georgia is the only producer of Honda’s 10-speed automatic transmission.
The Honda Insight Hybrid represents further advancement in the U.S. production of electrified vehicles, and it’s built in Indiana.
Alabama produces the all-new 2019 Honda Passport, making it the eighth Honda light truck to be both developed and built in the United States.
You’ll find the Honda Aircraft Company’s worldwide headquarters in Greensboro and aircraft engines built by Honda Aero in Burlington.
The first of Honda’s American plants started manufacturing way back in 1979. Today, Honda is proud to build products at 12 manufacturing plants across the United States. Since 1982, U.S. facilities have built 26.1 million cars and light trucks.
Honda has come a huge way since establishing its first U.S. business operation, a Los Angeles storefront in 1959. They’ve continued investing in America for 60 years, forging the longest U.S. manufacturing presence of any international automaker while contributing to the U.S. economy through manufacturing, research and development, sales, and finance operations. Today, we can celebrate:
Honda understands that investing in America means more than producing American made cars, so they set up the American Honda Foundation to help communities across the country. Since being founded in 1984, that foundation has awarded grants to community organizations that have served more than 118 million Americans.