The 2018 Honda Accord today started huge production at the Marysville Auto Plant in Ohio. Revamped midsize sedan is expected to go on sale next month, with hybrid models that are coming in the winter.
Honda invested $267 million in its Ohio plant
As support to production of the new Accord, Honda invested $267 million in its Ohio plant. Honda has gave $220 million to the Marysville factory, and also $165 million for a new welding area with 342 robots. About $47 million is waiting for Honda’s engine plant in Anna, Ohio, to prepare the factory for the Accord’s new 1.5-liter and 2.0-liter turbocharged engines.
Honda is using a lot of new technologies to produce the Accord. High-performance structural adhesives should improve the car’s rigidity, and acoustic spray foam will help reduce cabin noise. A laser brazing process for the roof and new stamping techniques help give the Accord its new shape.
Along with turbocharged four-cylinder engines and an updated hybrid, the 2018 Honda Accord also receives a lighter body structure as well as a 10-speed automatic. There is no V-6 option anymore, but you can get a manual on the Sport trim.
Honda has been producing the Accord at the Marysville facility since 1982. Over 35 years of U.S. manufacturing, Honda has built more than 11 million copies of the Accord.