Honda has begun mass production of the new 2022 Honda Passport and Passport TrailSport at its Lincoln plant.
According to the company, the new Passport features a new exterior design with off-road capabilities, while the Passport TrailSport and Pilot TrailSport add off-road to the automaker’s light trucks. Those include all-terrain tires, independent front and rear suspension,18-inch black alloy wheels and a distinctive orange-on-black TrailSport badge on the grille and tailgate.
Production of the Honda Pilot TrailSport began in October in Lincoln. The plant has been producing the Honda Passport since its return in 2018, in addition to the Pilot, Odyssey minivan and the Ridgeline pickup.
The milestone arrives a month after the Lincoln plant celebrated its 20th anniversary of production. The facility has produced more than 5 million vehicles and engines, with Honda pumping more than $2 billion into the plant. Honda’s Lincoln plant contributes more than $12 billion annually in economic impact to the state of Alabama.
The Lincoln plant has the capacity to manufacture 340,000 vehicles and engines annually and employs more than 4,500 people.
“Our Honda team has been building light trucks in Lincoln for over two decades, and we’re incredibly proud to apply that manufacturing know-how and skill to every new model we produce,” said Vice President and Alabama Auto Plant Lead Bob Schwyn.