Honda plans Ohio sports car plant

JIJI

Honda Motor Co. said Tuesday it will build a plant in Ohio to produce the second-generation model of its NSX sports car.

Production is slated to start in 2015, according to the major automaker.

The plant, the firm’s fifth vehicle production base in the United States, will be constructed adjacent to its key factory in Marysville at a cost of $70 million. It will have some 100 workers, who will be relocated from nearby Honda plants.

The first-generation NSX, launched in 1990, was developed and produced in Japan. Its production ended in 2005.