[home][rumors and news][model release matrix][dealer network][desktop calendar][exhaust notes][tov forums][links][search][sponsors][garage][login]

Tire Rack Upgrade Garage
 Search for a Dealer:
 Canadian Flag US Flag
 Honda Acura
 ZIP  
Acura
There are currently no active Acura promotions
Honda
There are currently no active Honda promotions
Honda Celebrates Four Decades of Accord – America’s Best-Selling Car Over the Past 40 years
More.......................
2017 Acura NSX Supercar Claims Class Victory in North American Racing Debut at Pikes Peak
More.......................
BREAKING: Hondata releases reflash for L15B7 (10th Gen Civic 1.5 Turbo), and we tested it
More.......................
Refreshed 2017 Acura MDX Launches Tomorrow (June 22, 2016)
More.......................
All-New 2017 Honda Ridgeline Launches Nationwide
More.......................
Acura NSX-Inspired EV Concept Ready to 'Charge Up' Pikes Peak
More.......................
Neal's Fantasy Factory Tantalizes with the Acura TLX "2020 Vision" Concept
More.......................
2017 Acura NSX Supercar to Make its North American Racing Debut at 2016 Pikes Peak
More.......................
General Talk --> Re: Now, where were we . . .
Join Discussion......
Ridgeline - General Talk --> June 2016 Sales Ridgeline almost 2500 in one week
Join Discussion......
Spy Shots --> Re: Spy vid of 2018 Type-R in Nurburgring?
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: Back when Honda had Balls...
Join Discussion......
NSX --> Re: New 2017 Honda NSX at Estoril Circuit - Video
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: Vehicle Dependability and IQS
Join Discussion......
Today's Reading Links --> Re: PistonHeads meets Ted Klaus
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: Any new news/info on the next generation Acura's?
Join Discussion......
Today's Reading Links --> Re: Particulate filters for gasoline cars coming by 2017
Join Discussion......
Civic --> Re: 06 Si and Takata
Join Discussion......
S660/S1000 --> Re: Unique S660 Honda ad (including schoolgirl and unsuspecting Honda sales guy)
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Honda toy garage at the Goodwood Festival of Speed - Video
Join Discussion......
Audio & Electronics --> Re: TonyEX- I need your stereo advice
Join Discussion......
NSX --> Re: Reasons
Join Discussion......
Strictly Technical --> Re: Damaged Headers
Join Discussion......
Production of New Honda SUT Model to Begin in Canada in 2005
 Date: January 04, 2004 15:35
 Submitted by:  Tuan
 Source: Honda Press Release
 Credibility Rating: N/A


All Odyssey Production Shifting to Alabama in Fall 2004

Detroit, Mich. 01/04/2004 -- A production version of the Honda SUT concept that debuted at the 2004 North American International Auto Show will be produced at Honda of Canada Mfg. (HCM) in Alliston, Ontario, in 2005. To make room for the new model, all production of Honda's popular Odyssey minivan at HCM's No. 2 line will shift to Honda Manufacturing of Alabama (HMA) in Lincoln, Alabama with the production start-up of the all-new '05 Odyssey in fall 2004.

HCM launched the Honda Odyssey, Acura MDX and Honda Pilot into production. With the move of Odyssey to HMA, the Canadian plant's No. 2 line will retain its three light truck model responsibility with the addition of the new SUT model.

HMA's newly built No. 2 production line in Alabama will start mass production in April 2004, with the Honda Pilot. With this start-up, the Honda Pilot will become a dual-sourced model, produced at HCM and HMA, providing flexibility for the production model mix at the two plants.

The original assembly line at HMA, which opened in November 2001, will begin production of the all-new '05 Odyssey in fall 2004, the first full model change for the plant. The all-new Odyssey will also be introduced on the new No. 2 line during the '05 model year. As the sole manufacturing source of the all-new Odyssey, HMA will have the flexible production capability to allow quick response to any changes in customer needs by maintaining a volume mix of two models on two lines.

"We will soon have the capability to produce light trucks flexibly among three production lines at two plants in Alabama and Canada," said Koki Hirashima, President of Honda of America Mfg. (HAM), who is also responsible for Honda's manufacturing operations in North America. "This will further enhance our ability to respond more flexibly and quickly to the needs of our customers."

The new SUT model will become the sixth light truck model for Honda and Acura - joining the Honda Odyssey, CR-V, Pilot, Element and Acura MDX.

Honda currently has an annual North American production capacity of 1.25 million automobiles and light trucks at its five auto plants in Ohio, Alabama, Canada and El Salto, Mexico - supplying more than 75 percent of the Honda and Acura vehicles sold annually in North America. The production capacity will grow to 1.4 million units with the second line in Alabama.

In April 2001, Honda produced its 10 millionth vehicle in North America, since becoming the first Japanese auto company to produce cars in America in 1982, at Honda of America Mfg.'s (HAM) Marysville, Ohio auto plant. In September 2004, Honda will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the start-up of its first manufacturing operation in America - the HAM motorcycle plant in 1979.

Honda began operations in North America in 1959 with the establishment of American Honda Motor Co., Honda's first overseas subsidiary. In North America, Honda currently develops products at three major U.S. R&D centers, manufactures products in 11 manufacturing plants using domestic and globally-sourced parts, and markets for North America and other countries in the world.

With its diverse line-up of automobiles and light trucks -- motorcycles, ATVs and personal watercrafts -- and power equipment products, Honda is the world's largest producer of engines, with more than 16.5 million annual customers globally.
Click Here to Submit Your Comments

Viewing Threshold (What is this?)

[fancy] [flat] [simple]
Subject Thread Originator Replies Last Post
  limited production again?
TonyEX 0
TOV Video: 2017 Honda Ridgeline ride along
Read Article....................
2017 Honda Ridgeline PR Photo Gallery
Read Article....................
First Drive: 2017 Acura NSX(!)
Read Article....................
2017 Acura NSX PR Photo Gallery
Read Article....................
TOV Video: Guy Melville-Brown talks about the 2016 Civic Coupe design
Read Article....................
TOV Video: John Hwang introduces the 2016 Civic Coupe
Read Article....................
Contact TOV | Submit Your Article | Submit Your Link | Advertise | TOV Shop | Events | Our Sponsors | TOV Archives
Copyright © 2015 Velocitech Inc. All information contained herein remains the property of Velocitech Inc.
The Temple of VTEC is not affiliated with American Honda Motor Co., Inc. TOV Policies and Guidelines - Credits - Privacy Policy