Honda Rearview Report: May 10 - May 16, 2014

5/16/2014 6:48:00 PM

"Honda celebrated the start of production in South Carolina this week of our newest side-by-side model, the 2015 Pioneer™ 500. This new compact, affordable and fun powersports product represents much more than simply the next model in the Honda Pioneer series.

This new side-by-side is a "pioneer" in its own right. Several years ago, we had a dream to build side-by-sides in America and develop them here as well. The Pioneer side-by-side lineup was the first to be developed by Honda engineers at the Ohio R&D Center and built exclusively in South Carolina.

Behind the start of production of the Pioneer 500 is an additional $24 million in new investment to the region, and 45 new jobs at the plant. This will expand our efforts to meet the needs of powersports customers here in America and, because our plant in South Carolina is the exclusive global production source, our customers around the world as well."

- Bob Gurga, Vice President, Motorcycle Division, American Honda Motor Co., Inc.