American made cars aren’t made solely by automakers headquartered in the United States. In fact, Honda has one of the strongest U.S. presences in the industry with:
Nearly two-thirds of the Honda and Acura vehicles sold in America during 2018 were also made in the U.S., and Honda also exports thousands of U.S.-built autos to other countries.
In stark contrast, Ford has been making headlines by announcing the elimination of almost 90 percent of their North American car lineup by 2020. That means saying goodbye to the Fiesta, Focus, Fusion, and Taurus. We’re not yet sure how that will impact U.S. jobs, but Ford has already made layoffs in Europe and is thinking about closing their European facilities. General Motors has already made steps in the same direction – they’re discontinuing the Chevrolet Impala, Chevrolet Cruze, Chevrolet Volt, Buick LaCrosse, Cadillac XTS, and Cadillac CT6. At the same time, GM has announced substantial layoffs and the closure of five North American plants before the end of the year.
Back in 1985, Honda became the first Japanese automaker to build engines in the U.S. In 1989, they also became the first to build transmissions, and in 1987 they were the first to export U.S.-built cars to overseas markets. We’re proud to tell drivers they’ve exported 1.3 million automobiles from the U.S. since that time. Today, you’ll find 12 manufacturing facilities across the country responsible for building:
Honda’s 10-speed automatic transmission is made exclusively by Honda Precision Parts of Georgia.
The Honda Insight Hybrid comes from Indiana, representing a new increase in Honda’s investment in the production of electrified vehicles in the United States.
When the all-new Honda Passport became part of the Alabama production roster, it also became the 8th Honda light truck to be both developed and built in the U.S.
The Honda Aircraft Company is responsible for the HondaJet, and their worldwide headquarters is in Greensboro. Honda aircraft engines are built by Honda Aero in Burlington.
It was back in 1979 that Honda first started manufacturing in the United States when their first plant was opening in Marysville, Ohio. Today, Honda builds products at 12 manufacturing facilities across America, and they’ve put out a staggering 26.1 million cars and light trucks in the U.S. since 1982.
The first U.S. business operation was a Los Angeles storefront in 1959. Since that first establishment, they’ve been investing in the U.S. for 60 years, fulfilling a commitment to build products closer to the people who buy them while fostering the longest U.S. manufacturing presence of any international automaker. Everything from manufacturing and research and development to finance operations and sales serves to strengthen the U.S. economy.
Honda doesn’t just invest directly into the U.S. economy – they also invest into American people through the American Honda Foundation. Since 1984, the American Honda Foundation has provided grants to community organizations that serve more than 118 million Americans.