Associates at Indiana Auto Plant (IAP) today celebrated a production milestone of the 1 millionth car built at the plant.
The completion of IAP’s 1 millionth vehicle comes only six years after the start of mass production at the $800 million facility on October 9, 2008.
In addition to making the Civic, IAP started manufacturing Acura ILX vehicles in 2012 before transferring the production to the Marysville Auto Plant in Ohio earlier this year. In total, 65,172 Acura ILX cars were built at IAP during a three year period—helping us reach this production milestone.
“We have come a long way from where Honda Manufacturing of Indiana started in 2008 to where we are today,” said Bob Nelson, IAP president. “Our associates have shown tremendous commitment and dedication to get us to this major milestone and we will continue to work to provide our customers with products of the highest quality. These values and beliefs are at the heart of what makes Honda great.”
Last week, at the New York International Auto Show, Honda announced the North American version of the 2016 Civic Sedan will be produced at the Indiana plant. Honda is preparing to launch its completely reimagined 10th-Generation Civic models beginning this fall.
IAP became Honda’s fourth auto plant in the U.S. and its seventh in North America when it began production of Civic sedans in October 2008. With employment over 2,000 and capital investment exceeding $800 million, IAP primarily manufactures automobiles for the United States, with some Civics produced for export to markets outside of North America. IAP maintains one of the lowest environmental footprints of any automobile plant in Honda’s global production network. #Yearof Honda