- CR-V production is led for the first time by U.S. manufacturing operations
- All-new 2017 CR-V going on sale in the U.S. this winter
- 2017 CR-V for global markets to be produced in Ohio
- Three plants in North America (Ohio, Indiana and Canada) to build 2017 CR-V
Honda today celebrated the global start of mass production for the all-new 2017 Honda CR-V at the East Liberty Auto Plant (ELP) in East Liberty, Ohio. Slated to go on sale at dealerships across North America this winter, the redesigned and reengineered 2017 CR-V is the fifth generation of Honda’s immensely popular five-passenger compact SUV, the best-selling SUV in America over the past 20 years, with cumulative U.S. sales of nearly four million units since the model’s introduction in 1997.
“Our Ohio team did an incredible job as the lead plant for the global launch of this new Honda CR-V and we look forward to sharing this world-class 2017 CR-V with our customers in the U.S., North America and around the world.” said Tim Myers, plant manager at the East Liberty Auto Plant. “With a first-ever available turbocharged engine that is also built right here in Ohio we believe the CR-V will continue to set the standard for compact SUVs.”*1
Honda in Ohio
Honda’s rich history in the state of Ohio began in September 1979 with the production of motorcycles in Marysville, Ohio. In November 1982, Honda became the first Japanese automaker to begin automobile production in the U.S. at its nearby Marysville Auto Plant. Construction of an engine plant in Anna, Ohio and a second Ohio auto plant located in East Liberty quickly followed these operations. A third automotive plant, the Performance Manufacturing Center in Marysville, Ohio, started the exclusive production of the 2017 Acura NSX this year, the only supercar designed, developed and manufactured in the U.S.Located near its Ohio plants, Honda R&D Americas Ohio Center is Honda’s largest R&D Center outside Japan. The facility engineers all-new products for Honda and Acura customers focused leadership in fuel efficiency and product safety.Today, Honda operates 13 companies in Ohio, producing a wide range of Honda and Acura automobiles, automobile engines and transmissions. The company has continued to expand local production, and since 1982 has manufactured over 17 million automobiles in the state.