Honda News Advisory: Acura RDX News Conference, Tour and Media Ride-And-Drive July 20

​Honda’s Newest U.S. Product Goes On Line: The All-New, Turbocharged Acura RDX Premium SUV  WHAT Honda of America Mfg. continues to showcase its manufacturing flexibility with the introduction of the all-new Acura RDX. Virtually new from the ground up, the RDX features an all-new platform, the first turbo engine built in North America by Honda, plus an all-new 4-wheel-drive system. This event will give you an inside look at the manufacturing challenges that go with turning Honda’s oldest North American auto plant into a facility that now builds cars and light trucks together – at the rate of 1,800 a day. The event will offer insight into the development and design of Honda’s first North American turbocharged production engine. WHO • John Adams, executive vice president of manufacturing • Sam Harpest, plant manager of the Marysville Auto Plant • Bill Easdale, 2007 RDX project leader at Marysville Auto Plant • Angela Kohler-Schneider, turbo engine project leader from the Anna Engine Plant These associates will be available for interviews following the presentation, along with other key team members. Photo opportunities include display vehicles with team members and a designated plant area. A comprehensive photo CD and B-roll of production will be available at the event. WHERE Journalists should meet at the Honda Operations Office at 24000 Honda Parkway, Marysville. Access is through Gate B to a news media parking area. A map is included. AGENDA 10:00 a.m. Journalists arrive, early interviews 11:00 a.m. Presentation 12:00 p.m. Lunch, more interview times 12:30 p.m. Ride and Drive at TRC (optional) 2:00 p.m. Plant tour* (optional) No open-toed/open-back shoes are allowed for the plant tour.
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