Honda has started its mass production of its latest 10-speed automatic transmission and it will be making its debut in the 2018 Honda Odyssey, as reported by LeftLane News.
With an investment of $149 million, Honda has kicked off the production over at its Tallapoosa, Georgia plant. The investment was broken down into $100 million for a new assembly line and $49 million was churned into the company’s transmission manufacturing plant in Russells Point, Ohio.
Masahiko Kayama, president of Honda Precision Parts of Georgia, said that, “This new 10-speed automatic transmission represents Honda’s commitment to provide our customers with products of outstanding performance, and we are honored to be the global lead plant for production of the 10AT.”
“Manufacturing the new transmission in Georgia is a huge responsibility and a great opportunity for Honda associates to demonstrate their manufacturing capabilities and commitment,” added Kayama.
When the Odyssey eventually gets the 10-speed gearbox, it would be the only Honda vehicle to have the feature. This would put it ahead of the best-selling CR-V in terms of driving tech and steal the spotlight from the SUV, at least for a while.