All-new 2019 Honda Passport production starts in Alabama

You’ll have to wait a little before buying one, though

Honda has announced the start of production for the all-new 2019 Passport SUV. Assembly will be handled by the carmaker’s plant in Alabama.

After letting the wraps fall off the new Passport in Los Angeles, Honda didn’t need much time to get the production line running for its new SUV.

In Alabama, Honda will put together the new 2019 Passport alongside the likes of Pilot, Odyssey and Ridgeline truck.

The new Passport comes to complete Honda’s US-focused SUV range which also comprises names like Pilot, CR-V and HR-V. Honda calls the new Passport its most rugged light truck, capable of delivering “a unique combination of on-road driving refinement and off-road adventure capability.”

Honda Manufacturing of Alabama can churn out more than 340,000 cars and V6 engines per year. So far, a total of 4.7 million vehicles and powerplants have been assembled here. The plant saw the start of production in November, 2001.

The new 2019 Passport can be had with a 3.5-liter V6 engine churning out 280 hp @ 6,000 rpm and 262 lb-ft of twist @ 4,700.

Customers can also pick the i-VTM4 all-wheel drive setup and a towing pack that allows the new Passport to pull up to 5,000 lb.

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