Honda to Open First New Japanese Plant in Over 50 Years

It's a well-known fact that Honda is a Japanese auto brand, but we think most of our customers would be surprised to learn that the company has not built a manufacturing plant in its base country in over fifty years.  The last one was in Sayama in 1964, but this is all about to change.

In July of this year, the automaker will open a new manufacturing facility in Yorii, a town that is about 2 hours north of Tokyo.  It will be able to produce around 250,000 new Honda vehicles annually and incorporate more efficient and innovative technology into the production plant.  In replacing the outdated Sayama plant, it will create around 3,800 new jobs, which will help nearby suppliers and boost the local economy.

Honda has not announced which model will be produced at the plant, but rumors suggest that it'll be the number one seller in Japan: the Honda Fit.

Stay tuned to the Barber Honda blog to get all of the latest news about the Japanese brand and our favorite models.

Are you in the greater Valencia area and looking to buy a new or used Honda vehicle?  If so, we'd love to walk you through our showroom and schedule you a test drive in the vehicle of your choosing.  Whether you're interested in a rugged truck, like the Honda Ridgeline or a quality sedan like the Accord, we'll help you find the right vehicle for your driving style and budget here at 4500 Wible Rd. Bakersfield, CA 93313.

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