A 2018 Honda Accord assembled at a plant in Ohio on Wednesday became the 25 millionth car produced by Honda in the United States.
The Marysville Auto Plant in Ohio produced the milestone Accord and to celebrate the occasion the car was painted in obsidian blue pearl. The plant began production in 1982 as Honda became the first Japanese automaker to produce cars in the U.S. Honda now has five U.S. auto plants.
"This achievement truly represents 25 million customers who put their faith in the Honda brand and we will continue to honor this relationship with a focus on achieving the highest levels of quality and innovation in the next 25 million vehicles," said Tom Shoupe, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Honda of America Mfg., in a press release.
To celebrate the milestone Honda started an annual scholarship fund with an initial donation of $25,000. Students pursuing degrees in engineering, supply chain and manufacturing at Historically Black Colleges and University are eligible. Scholarship recipients will be invited to interview for internships and co-op positions at Honda operations.
The Marysville plant produces the all-new 2018 Accord and the Acura TLX and Acura ILX models. The plant produces 440,000 vehicles annually.