More than 1,500 associates during Honda Manufacturing of Alabama, LLC (HMA) now distinguished a start of mass prolongation of a all-new 2019 Honda Passport SUV. Going on sale early subsequent year, Passport is constructed exclusively during HMA and will play an critical purpose in Honda’s award-winning SUV lineup, providing a singular multiple of on-road pushing excellence and off-road journey capability.
“Today, we applaud a loyalty of a Honda group in Alabama in delivering this new, adventure-ready competition application car to a customers,” pronounced Mike Oatridge, clamp boss of HMA. “I honour all of a associates for their joining to a business as we start prolongation of a new Passport, that is Honda’s many imperishable light lorry indication with comforts that broach some-more of what today’s brave business wish and need.”
The Passport was suggested final month during a Los Angeles Auto Show, and will container between a compress CR-V and three-row Pilot in Honda’s award-winning SUV lineup.
“The certain response to Passport unequivocally signals Honda is staid to contest in this segment,” pronounced Lara Harrington, Chief Engineer and Passport Development Leader. “I consider we are attack a marketplace during only a right time for this vehicle. The Honda Passport is designed to move a some-more personal, imperishable and off-road SUV to a award- winning light lorry lineup and we are all vehement to see where this new product will take us.”
The Passport is constructed in Alabama alongside other members of a award- winning Honda light-truck lineup, including a Pilot competition application vehicle, a Odyssey minivan and a innovative Ridgeline pickup truck. The existent lineup of Honda SUVs – Pilot, CR-V and HR-V – has been famous as a “Best SUV Brand” by U.S. News World Report for 4 uninterrupted years. The Ridgeline was comparison as a 2017 North American Truck of a Year.
Passport, a newest further to a Honda SUV lineup, is formed on Honda’s Global Light Truck height and shares most of a underlying structure with a three- quarrel Pilot SUV and Ridgeline pickup, including a rarely firm unibody construction.
About Honda Manufacturing of Alabama
Honda Manufacturing of Alabama (HMA) is Honda’s heading light lorry prolongation trickery contracting some-more than 4,500 associates. HMA has a capability to furnish some-more than 340,000 vehicles and V6 engines any year. Since a start of prolongation on Nov. 14, 2001, HMA has built some-more than 4.7 million vehicles and engines. HMA’s collateral investment totals some-more than $2.6 billion during a 4.6 million block feet trickery in Lincoln, Alabama.
Honda offers a full line of reliable, fuel-efficient and fun-to-drive vehicles with modernized reserve technologies sole by over 1,000 eccentric U.S. Honda dealers. The Honda lineup includes a Fit, Civic, Insight, Accord and Clarity array newcomer cars, along with a HR-V, CR-V, Passport and Pilot competition application vehicles, a Ridgeline pickup and a Odyssey minivan.
Honda has been producing automobiles in America for some-more than 36 years and now operates 19 vital production comforts in North America. In 2017, some-more than 90 percent of all Honda code vehicles sole in a U.S. were done in North America, regulating domestic and globally sourced parts.
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