Honda News Advisory: Honda Plants Start Producing Fuel-Efficient Engines, CVTs For All-New 2013 Honda Accord

​On Thursday, Aug. 16, Honda will start mass production of its new Earth Dreams engines and continuously variable transmissions (CVTs) for the all-new 9th-generation Accord. This will be the first opportunity to see production of Honda’s next-generation CVT on a new assembly line at Honda Transmission Mfg., which resulted in more than 100 new jobs. In addition, the Anna plant is starting production of a new direct-injection four-cylinder engine and its next-generation V6 for the 2013 Accord models. Separately, on Monday, Aug. 20, Honda will host an event to mark the production launch of the 2013 Accord at the Marysville Auto Plant. (See separate media advisory) Anna Engine Plant 12500 Meranda Road, Anna, Ohio 9:00 am Brief overview and media interviews 9:30 Plant tour for videos and photos of the new V6 and direct-injection four-cylinder engines for the new Accord models 10:00 Depart for transmission plant Interviews John Spoltman Plant Manager, Anna Engine Plant Denis Kovacs Accord Engine New Model Leader Honda Transmission Mfg. of America 6964 St. Rt. 235, Russells Point, Ohio 11:00 am Brief overview and media interviews 11:30 Plant tour of the new CVT Assembly Line 12:00 pm Departure Interviews Gary Hand Plant Manager, Honda Transmission Mfg. Greg Dawson Accord Transmission New Model Leader Media are welcome to attend one or both events. Please wear sturdy shoes for plant tour. Please RSVP by contacting Ron Lietzke by email Office: 937-644-6627
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