Filed under: Coupe
Production of the "Earth Dreams
" powertrains that will slot into the 2013 Honda Accord
got underway at the Japanese automaker's Anna Engine and Honda Transmission Mfg. plants last week, and both facilities have begun feeding engines and gearboxes to the Marysville, Ohio, assembly lines where the 2013 Accord has started rolling off the lines. A ceremony marking the start of the new generation's assembly today also served to celebrate Honda's 30 years of production in the States.
As one would expect with car as important to Honda
as the ninth-generation Accord, the company has made a huge investment in the North American debut of its new direct-injected, 2.4-liter four-cylinder, a new CVT transmission and a 3.5-liter V6 and its optional six-speed automatic. Honda
has spent $220 million on expansions, casting operations and automated lines for its associates, and the plant is now able to make 1.8 million Earth Dreams engines annually.
The new engines are said to be good for a 10-percent improvement in fuel economy
compared to current offerings, and the powerplants will eventually migrate to other models in Honda's lineup. Check out the press releases below
for more information.Continue reading 2013 Honda Accord production fires up with Earth Dreams power
2013 Honda Accord production fires up with Earth Dreams power
originally appeared on Autoblog
on Mon, 20 Aug 2012 16:02:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds
| Email this