At the turn of the year, Honda of American Manufacturing Inc. announced that they would hire approximately 50 new associates and invest $23 million in their Marysville, Ohio plant for construction of the 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid. The expansion of the Marysville plant will be on the order of 95,000 square feet solely to accommodate the new hybrid construction.
Building Honda models like the Accord in the United States is nothing new to the automaker; in fact, they've been doing it for over 30 years, across eight generations of the vehicle. The hybrid model isn't the only fuel-efficient Accord being produced for 2014.
In fact, although there are four powertrain options, each one boasts impressive efficiency. Both the Accord Plug-In Hybrid (http://www.middletownhonda.com/
In much the same way that this is not a first for Honda regarding the construction of their vehicles in the US or in their pursuit of fuel-efficient vehicles, this also is not their first investment into the Ohio auto manufacturing market.
The last three years have brought announcements of as much as $800 million to be invested into their Ohio plants for construction of all manner of vehicles up to and including the Accord Hybrid. Honda currently has four plants in Ohio, with the ability to manufacture upwards of 700,000 vehicles in a given year.
To learn more about the 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid, including its availability or to schedule a test drive when it becomes available, readers have been asked to contact Middletown Honda (http://www.middletownhonda.com/