LINCOLN, Alabama – Honda Manufacturing of Alabama today celebrated the start of production of the all-new 2019 Honda Passport SUV, which will play a key role in the company’s efforts to meet high demand in the U.S. light truck market.
Employees cheered as the new model was driven out in a ceremony that has become a regular event at the $2.6 billion, 4,500-worker plant in Talladega County. In the last four years, the factory has completed four major model changes, and it is consistently recognized as a crucial hub of Honda’s global operations.
“Today, we celebrate the dedication of our Honda team in Alabama in delivering this new, adventure-ready sport utility vehicle to our customers,” said Mike Oatridge, vice president of Honda Alabama.
“I congratulate all of our associates for their commitment to our customers as we begin production of the new Passport, which is Honda’s most rugged light truck model with features that deliver more of what today’s adventurous customers want and need.”