Acura ILX Production Is Transferring to Ohio

When ILX mass production begins at MAP in early 2015, it will bring ILX and Acura TLX production together onto the same line for more efficiency.

‚ÄčAcura ILX sedan production will be moving to Honda's Marysville Auto Plant (MAP) in Ohio from Honda Manufacturing of Indiana (HMIN) to better utilize the automaker's flexible manufacturing systems. "Our associates in Indiana have done a great job in launching and establishing the ILX product," said Acura Vice President and General Manager Jeff Conrad. "However, this move will strengthen its position in the Acura lineup and allow us to meet customer demand, as well as prepare for future production."   As the gateway to the Acura lineup and Acura luxury performance, the ILX is an important vehicle for the Acura brand. MAP associates will be building a sedan that uses 59 percent high strength steel in its body structure for enhanced protection and chassis rigidity. The chassis utilizes an advanced, fully independent MacPherson strut front and multi-link rear suspension system and Acura signature Amplitude Reactive Dampers, which offer superior ride comfort and precise handling.  In addition to the ILX and TLX, MAP has been the exclusive source of production for the Honda Accord since the plant opened in 1982 and Acura TL since 1998. Last year, MAP was Honda's largest volume plant in North America, producing well beyond its capacity of 440,000 vehicles.  HMIN, with an annual capacity of 250,000 vehicles, will continue to produce the Honda Civic sedan, Civic Hybrid and Civic Natural Gas models. The ILX transfer will not impact employment or daily production operations at either HMIN or MAP.
 
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