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Honda starts building new Acura at SE Ind. plant

April 23, 2012
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GREENSBURG, Ind.—Honda is ramping up production of a new Acura model car at its southeastern Indiana factory.

Honda officials and Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman took part in a ceremony Monday at the Greensburg factory to mark the start of the Acura ILX being built at the plant. The model's gas-powered and gas-electric hybrid versions will be exclusively built at the Greensburg factory.

Until it started building the new Acura, the factory had only built Civic models. Honda is aiming the ILX as an entry-level car for its luxury Acura division, with pricing expected to start below $30,000.

Honda's factory in the city about 40 miles southeast of Indianapolis opened in 2008. It roughly doubled its workforce last year by hiring nearly 1,000 new employees when it added a second production shift.

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