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 RSVP by contacting Ron Lietzke
Office: 937-644-6627
Cell: 937-441-0968
ron_lietzke@ham.honda.com

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