Source: AutoVerdict
April 25, 2017
by Nick Saporito


Honda Manufacturing of Alabama (HMA) celebrated the start of production of the 2018 Odyssey minivan today. Located in Lincoln, Alabama, the assembly plant is the sole producer of the fourth-generation Odyssey, which will arrive in Honda dealerships nationwide this spring.

"This is a celebration for our entire Honda team of associates who have been committed to bringing an all-new, high tech, family-friendly Odyssey to our customers," said Jeff Tomko, president of HMA. "I congratulate all of our associates for their commitment to quality for this new vehicle, which ushers in a new level of features and functionality with the goal of creating new value for our customers."

In addition to the Odyssey, HMA produces the Pilot, Ridgeline, Acura MDX and V-6 engines for each vehicle. The assembly plant has produced over 4 million vehicles and engines at the plant since its doors opened in late 2001.

All-new for 2018, the Odyssey is gaining a host of new features and innovations in an attempt to stay competitive with the Chrysler Pacifica. It's exclusively powered by a 280 horsepower 3.5-liter V-6 mated to either a nine or 10-speed automatic transmission.

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