- Aug. 21, 2012 -
Back in 1982, Honda built its first American manufacturing plant, with its original intentions to build its cars closer to the customer. Those intentions still stand and have grown to not only build but buy locally too. Honda spending on North American automotive parts suppliers has increased rapidly, this year it’s already topping over $20 billion. With a respectable R&D operations and large manufacturing department, more than 13,000 Ohioans are employed by the two Ohio plants. Next year Honda will be spending nearly half a billion to launch CVT production in the states, while creating 150 new jobs for Ohio residents. Just recently on August 16th, the plants started production on the new “Earth’s Dreams” powertrain series. This is a new series of engines and transmissions that will make their US debut on the 2013 Honda Accord.
Honda has outfitted its 9th generation Accord with a new direct-injected 2.4 liter 4-cylinder engine with a new CVT transmission. There will also be a 3.5 liter V6 engine with the optional 6-speed automatic. The new 2013 Accord received a beautiful new exterior and many technological additions now standard. Rearview camera, Expanded View Driver’s Mirror, Bluetooth®1 HandsFreeLink®
phone interface, Multi-Information Display (i-MID), SMS text messaging function and Pandora® Internet Radio interface are all standard in the upcoming Accord.
Just as much as Aurora Accord drivers, Honda of Lisle is excited for the receive the new 2013 Accord. Less than a few weeks away, we’ll be receiving some of the first sedans right here in Lisle. So if you want to test drive the new 2013 Accord, visit our site www. hondaoflisle.com for more information on the arrival of the 9th generation Accord. We hope to see our Aurora customers in September.