2011 Honda Odyssey Enters Production in Alabama
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Exterior highlights of the new Odyssey include HID front headlight, 18-inch alloy wheels, 12.6-inch ventilated front disc brakes, power side mirrors with integrated turn indicators, as well as a power tailgate.
"In about four weeks, our Honda dealers will have this new Odyssey on their showroom floor. But I don't think it will be there for long," said Vicki Poponi, assistant vice president of product planning for American Honda Motor Co. "Whether you're driving in Oregon or Orlando, Milwaukee or Mobile - everyone in this great, glorious nation of ours will know that every 'American Odyssey' has its roots right here in Lincoln, Alabama."
HMA is the exclusive global production source of the Odyssey minivan, the Pilot sport utility vehicle and the Ridgeline pickup. The Lincoln plant also shares production of the Accord V-6 Sedan with the Marysville Auto Plant in Marysville, Ohio and builds the V6 engines that are used to propel each model.
"What a beautiful vehicle we have created together," said Art StCyr, chief engineer for the 2011 Odyssey at Honda R&D in Raymond, Ohio. "It's called the American Odyssey because - for the first time - the Odyssey minivan was designed, developed, and manufactured in the U.S. What a great sense of pride that brings to all of us."
HMA employs more than 4,000 workers and has the capacity to produce 300,000 vehicles and V6 engines each year.
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