Honda made history when it started producing vehicles in the United States in 1982 and now 36 years later, Honda has announced that it has produced its 25 millionth automobile in the United States. The 25 millionth vehicle was a obsidian blue pearl 2018 Accord that was built at its Marysville Auto Plant in Ohio.
Honda now builds twelve different Honda and Acura models at its five auto plants in Ohio, Alabama and Indiana. It also builds engines for the vehicles at its plants in Ohio, Alabama and Georgia. To support its U.S. production, Honda has invested almost $14 billion in its U.S. facilities that support automotive production including $3.4 billion during the past four years.
“For over 35 years, Honda associates in America have focused on building high quality automobiles for our customers, a passionate commitment that has enabled us to reach this production milestone,” said Tom Shoupe, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Honda of America Mfg., Inc. “This achievement truly represents 25 million customers who put their faith in the Honda brand and we will continue to honor this relationship with a focus on achieving the highest levels of quality and innovation in the next 25 million vehicles.”
To celebrate the production milestone, Honda has announced that it has launched an annual scholarship fund for students pursuing educations in the fields of engineering, supply chain and manufacturing at Historically Black Colleges and Universities. The initial donation of $25,000 will be administered through the Thurgood Marshall College Fund.