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2014 Acura MDX production begins in Alabama

Production shifted to the U.S. from Honda of Canada plant in Alliston, Ontario

Published: May 4, 2013, 8:00 PM
Updated: April 29, 2018, 3:20 PM

2014 Acura MDX start of production

On March 28, the last 2013 Acura MDX rolled off the

HMA also produces the Honda Odyssey minivan, Pilot SUV and Ridgeline pickup truck, as well as the V-6 engines for those models.

Honda of Canada assembly line in Alliston, Ontario. On May 2, production of the first 2014 MDX was celebrated at Honda Manufacturing of Alabama (HMA), which is the exclusive worldwide source for the new model.

Honda of Canada Manufacturing now builds only Honda Civic and CR-V models. The 2014 Acura MDX, which made its debut at the 2013 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, features an all-new direct-injection V-6 engine. It employs Honda's 'Earth Dreams' technology, which is also going into production in Alabama for the first time in North America.

Designed, engineered and developed in the U.S., the seven-passenger MDX been Acura's top-selling vehicle for the past year. Built on a completely new platform, it is said to offer improved ride comfort, a more versatile and luxurious cabin, class-leading fuel economy and enhanced dynamic performance.

It will go on sale in late spring or early summer. Pricing information will be announced closer to the on-sale date.