Toronto, Ontario – Honda has produced its 20 millionth automobile in North America, based on its January 2009 production totals. Of that number, nearly 25 per cent were manufactured in Canada in Alliston, Ontario.

Honda began local North American auto production in Marysville, Ohio in 1982, and in Alliston in 1986.

“The production of 20 million cars and light trucks in North America was achieved through the ultimate in teamwork by our suppliers, business partners and dealers working together with Honda associates to create joy for our customers,” said Tsuneo Tanai, president and CEO of Honda of American Manufacturing. “Most importantly, we owe our deepest appreciation to our customers, as none of our accomplishments would be possible without the loyalty they have shown to their Honda and Acura products.”

Honda’s two vehicle plants in Alliston produce approximately 390,000 vehicles each year. The company also has plants in Alabama and Indiana, two in Ohio, and one in Jalisco, Mexico. From 1987 to 2008, 922,668 North American-built vehicles were exported to global markets.

In addition to its 20 million vehicles, Honda has also produced more than 18.4 million engines and 13 million automatic transmissions in North America.

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