Globally, nobody does engines like Honda does engines. Obviously, with the best-selling car in Canada, the best-selling SUV/crossover in America, and some other distinctly well-received vehicles, Honda is much more than an engine provider to North American consumers.
To what extent? Honda has reached all-time production levels in North America which were unanticipated when Honda first began manufacturing cars on this continent in the early 80s. For a full rundown of all of Honda’s North American Numbers, keep reading.
34,000 – total Honda employees in Canada, the U.S.A., and Mexico
77 – percentage of Honda vehicles sold in North America in 2008 which were built here, too
18,400,000 – total engines built by Honda in North America
11 – Honda/Acura models manufactured exclusively in North America (Accord Coupe, Civic Coupe, Civic GX, Civic Si, Odyssey, Pilot, Element, Ridgeline, MDX, RDX, CSX
13,000,000 – total automatic transmissions built by Honda in North America
7 – total manufacturing facilities Honda holds in North America (Marysville, Ohio; East Liberty, Ohio; Lincoln, Alabama; Greensburg, Indiana; Alliston, Ontario x2; and Jalisco, El Salto)
922,668 – vehicles Honda exported from 1987 through 2008 from North America
620 – supplier partners working with Honda in North America; 545 of which are in the U.S.
19,500,000,000 – cost, in USD, of parts and materials purchased by Honda from its North American suppliers in 2008
16 – major manufacturing facilities operated by Honda in North America with a total investment of $10.6 billion since Honda first began producing motorcycles in Ohio in 1979