Production Of The All-New 2019 Honda Passport Is In Full Swing In Alabama
Honda announced last week that the all-new 2019 Passport has already entered production at Honda’s facility in Alabama. Barely a week passed from the vehicle’s announcement at the 2018 LA Auto Show, but its early-2019 release has the 1,500 workers at Honda Manufacturing of Alabama (HMA) kicking it into high gear.
“Today, we celebrate the dedication of our Honda team in Alabama in delivering this new, adventure-ready sport utility vehicle to our customers,” said Mike Oatridge, vice president of HMA. “I congratulate all of our associates for their commitment to our customers as we begin production of the new Passport, which is Honda’s most rugged light truck model with features that deliver more of what today’s adventurous customers want and need.”
The Passport is produced exclusively at HMA and will play an important role in Honda’s award-winning SUV lineup, providing a unique combination of on-road driving refinement and off-road adventure capability. This factory is also responsible for assembling the Ridgeline midsize pickup truck and the Pilot three-row SUV. All three vehicles ride on Honda’s Global Light Truck platform, so it makes perfect sense that they’re all built under the same roof.
The Passport is due to be released early-2019, so stay tuned!