05 August 2016

Honda Assembly USA : 2006-15

The Honda Pilot

In 2006, 974,000 cars were made by Honda/Acura and the million mark was passed in 2007. It fell to just less than 725,000 in 2009 with the poor economy at that time. It then jumped to over 1.2 million in 2012 and has kept above that since. Now for the plants:

Marysville remains the biggest plant in the USA, as it always has been. Marysville took on making the compact crossover Acura RDX from 2006 to 2009 and ILX small sedan in 2015. It is now sharing the assembly line with the Honda Accord and Acura TL/TLX.

East Liberty got the CR-V assembly in 2006, making it three Honda models. Then in 2009 came the 'what were they thinking?' Crosstour full sized crossover in a 5-door fastback guise. It bombed and was discontinued early 2015, not to be replaced. The Element SUV ended in 2011, replaced by the Acura RDX compact crossover.

Lincoln had just the Honda Odyssey and Pilot models until 2009, when it also started making the Honda Ridgeline truck. Then in 2013 Acura returned to the plant with the third generation Acura MDX mid-sized crossover. Then the Ridgeline ended in 2014, due to poor sales (a 2016 model is now out).

The fourth US assembly facility was opened in late 2008 in Greensburg, Indiana for the Civic model. It also made the Acura ILX between 2012 to 2014, before it moved to Marysville.

Summary: The Honda production operations in the US are impressive in size. It's reflective of how well respected the brand is in that nation. I find Honda too conservative but in the the US of A that's just fine it seems.

Data below is in thousands. Simply add three zeros.


Pl Marysville Lincoln Greensbg

Br Hon Acura Honda Acu Hon Acu

Yr Acc TL ILX RDX Ody Pil Rid Acc MDX Civ ILX

06 350 79 - 19 202 86 - - - - -

07 367 67 - 25 196 118 - - - - -

08 382 52 - 21 161 122 - - - 7 -

09 263 29 - 10 84 65 16 16 - 78 -

10 285 35 - 21 120 121 20 11 - 95 -

11 229 36 - 19 130 118 13 - - 85 -

12 400 39 - - 159 157 21 - - 169 30

13 467 26 - - 136 127 20 - 51 224 17

14 401 41 - - 145 134 10 - 74 224 18

15 379 53 28 - 151 133 - - 66 218 -




Pl East Liberty Total


Br Honda Acu Production


Yr CRV CrT Ele Civ RDX Hon Acu Com


06 7 - 54 177 - 876 98 974


07 47 - 39 156 - 923 92 1015


08 111 - 20 107 - 909 73 982


09 133 9 14 5 - 685 39 723


10 197 33 17 - - 899 56 955


11 166 19 8 - - 768 55 824


12 180 26 - - 38 1112 107 1219


13 168 17 - - 57 1159 151 1310


14 148 13 - - 60 1076 193 1269


15 176 5 - - 60 1062 207 1270

Data source: Honda.

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