Friday, December 14, 2012

1 millionth Honda export departs California port

It is truly amazing the number of foreign car manufacturers there are in America.

A 2013 Honda Accord Sedan boarded a ship Tuesday at Port Hueneme in Ventura County, Calif., bound for Seoul, South Korea, officially becoming the 1 millionth Honda vehicle exported from the United States, according to a press release. The milestone comes 25 years after the first U.S.-made Honda automobile was exported overseas.

All four Honda auto plants in the U.S. produce vehicles for overseas export, so Honda associates from plants in Alabama, Indiana and Ohio were joined by Honda associates from California in celebrating the milestone vehicle as it was driven onboard the ship.

The 1 millionth Honda U.S. export vehicle, a silver Accord EX-L Sedan, rolled off the assembly line in Marysville, Ohio, on Dec. 5 before being transported to Port Hueneme, Calif., for export overseas. It now embarks on a nearly 6,000-mile journey across the Pacific Ocean to Seoul, South Korea, where the company recently began sales of its U.S.-made vehicles.

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