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D. Honda Accord


In November of 1982, the first American-produced Honda Accord rolled off the assembly line at the Marysville Auto Plant in Ohio. The Accord would prove quite popular. In its first year of production, it became the best-selling Japanese car in the United States -- a title which it would hold for the next 15 years. It would receive its share of industry accolades as well. As of 2005, the Honda Accord had made Car and Driver magazine's annual Ten Best list 19 times, making it the winningest vehicle in the 22-year history of the award.


Shoichiro Irimajiri, former president of Honda of America Manufacturing Inc., said that Honda opened its plant in Marysville, Ohio, despite studies indicating that it would not be profitable. ''There is no explanation for that decision other than our commitment to our corporate philosophy, which told us that to serve the American market we must commit our resources to manufacturing in America,'' he said.


source: New York Times

 

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1982 Honda Accord

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