On September 18, American Honda announced that it has rolled off the first of its all-new Accord at the Marysville Plant in Ohio, U.S.
The first-generation Accord was released back in 1976. Since then, over 13 million units have been sold in the U.S. In November 1982, Honda kicked off local production of the Accord at its Marysville and Ohio plants. More than 11 million units of the Accord have been produced locally in the U.S. during the last 35 years.
The all-new 10th-generation Accord was designed to offer a modern look for this sporty and premium sedan. The exterior length has been trimmed down by 10mm while the wheelbase has been extended by 55mm. The new Accord is also 10mm wider and 15mm lower than its predecessor. As a result of the longer wheelbase, the rear legroom has been expanded by around 50mm, providing the new Accord with one of the most spacious rear seating in its class.
Along with its announcement of the roll off, Honda also stated that it will invest a further $267 million in the Marysville Plant and add 300 more employees. Marysville Auto Plant Manager Rob May said, “Enhancements to our production and labor will prepare us for the high demand expected for the all-new Accord.”
Written by Minoru Moriwaki
(Translated by Masayuki Shikata)