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Old 10 Aug 2012, 05:22 pm
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Default Accord: 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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