The first American built Honda car rolled of the line in 1982, and 28 years later, Honda has finally reached a significant milestone in North America, building more cars in the United States than in Japan.
From April to June of 2010, Honda built 236,819 vehicles in America while producing 236, 559 in Japan. American Honda started with one Ohio plant in 1979, that built Accord sedans, but now includes 8 auto plants across the United States as well as one in Canada. In addition to the Accord, cars like the Civic, Odyssey, Ridgeline, CR-V, Acura TL, Acura MDX and Acura RDX are now built in North America. Not bad for one of the smaller Japanese auto makers.