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Where are Hondas Made?

Where are Hondas Made?

Honda is a Japanese automobile manufacturer and a major producer of automobiles for the world market. While there are Honda cars that are still made in Japan, many are actually built in Mexico and the United States. Depending on the model, if a Honda car is produced for the North American Market, it is most likely produced and assembled at a Honda Facility in either Ohio or Alabama. While Ohio and Alabama do the bulk share of Honda manufacturing in their facilities, there are actually 11 Honda manufacturing plants found throughout the continental US that produce either parts for Honda vehicles or the actual vehicles themselves.

In fact, Honda has been a company in the United States since 1959 and employs thousands of people all over the US. If you want to know where Hondas are made, it is most likely in one of these four locations for the US market:

Marysville, Ohio – Honda Accord

East Liberty, Ohio – Accord Crosstour, Most Honda CRV’s

Lincoln, Alabama – Honda Odyssey, Honda Pilot, Honda Ridgeline

Greensburg, Indiana – Honda Civic

The main Ohio location focuses on producing some of the main Honda models including both the Civic sedan and coupe. Meanwhile, the Alabama Honda factory concentrates on production of the Honda Odyssey, Pilot and Ridgeline models, as well as production of V-6 engines to be sold in the US. The one exception is the Honda Accord with the Coupe and Sedan models built solely at Honda’s Marysville, Ohio facility.

One notable model is the Honda CR-V, in that, due to popular demand, it may originate in one of three countries: the United States, Japan, or Mexico. The Honda CR-V is unique among the Honda models, in that it can be produced in one of these three locations for the North American market simply based on high demand for the units. It is predominantly produced in the East Liberty, Ohio facility, which is capable of churning out as many as 400 CR-Vs a day. However, due to increased popularity and ever-increasing demand, models are also built in El Salto, Jalisco, Mexico as well as Sayama, Saitama, Japan and may be imported into the US market to meet high demand.

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It’s important to remember that Honda cars destined for the US market are manufactured primarily in the United States (about 80% of the production). However, it’s also important to recognize that certain cars requiring specialized technology and design, mainly the newer hybrid or hydrogen fuel cell models, are made exclusively in Japanese plants with the capacity to implement this newer technology to standards. Though some minimal manufacturing does take place in Mexico, it is limited solely to production of the above-mentioned CR-V and not other models.

Furthermore, the Honda Accord Hybrid is no longer being made in Marysville, OH. Honda announced that the model – as well as the Accord Plug-In – will now be made in Sayama, Japan, where both have been built since 2013. The Hybrid Model series: the Civic Hybrid, Insight and FCX clarity, as well as the the Honda Fit line, are produced at Honda production facilities in Japan.

To see where any Honda automobile has been manufactured, check the vehicles VIN number. VIN numbers starting with a J were produced in Japan, numbers starting with a number 1 were produced in the US, and a number 2 refers to Canada.