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Honda to build new Acura model in Indiana

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Honda Motor Co. has unveiled a trio of new vehicles, including an entry-level car for the Acura brand that will be built in Indiana.

The Acura ILX, with pricing expected to start below $30,000, is scheduled to make its debut this spring. The ILX will be built at Honda's plant in Greensburg. A concept model of the vehicle was shown Monday at the Detroit auto show.

Honda also unveiled a redesigned version of its RDX crossover SUV that's set to go on sale this spring, as it tries to rebound from a difficult 2011.

Honda's luxury division put the 2013 RDX, the ILX compact sedan and the NSX Concept supercar on display Monday, all three are part of its effort to regroup after the earthquake in Japan and flooding in Thailand disrupted production.

The five-passenger RDX will be built at Honda's plant in East Liberty, Ohio, and pricing will be announced later. The old version has been built in Marysville, Ohio.

Within three years, a vehicle based on the NSX Concept will be in global production, Honda President Takanobu Ito said. It will be developed by Honda R&D Americas and built in Ohio, he said, as Acura works to make the United States a hub for Acura worldwide.

"NSX will make the driver one with the car," he said.

Acura's U.S. sales dropped about 8 percent in 2011, to about 123,300. In an interview Monday, American Honda President Tetsuo Iwamura said Acura hopes that the introduction of the RDX and ILX this year will help boost sales more than 45 percent, to 180,000.

"We are much more ambitious for the future," he added.

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  • BUT....
    why would Honda invest in Indiana when we're not a "right to work" state?

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