Just a week after debuting at the L.A. auto show , the 2019 Honda Passport has entered production in Alabama. The crossover will go on sale early next year. The Passport joins the Odyssey , Ridgeline , and Pilot which Honda also produces at its plant in Alabama. Like its siblings, the Passport makes use ofthe Honda Global Light Truck platform. Allfour vehicles have a 3.5-liter V-6 engine good for 280 hp and 262 lb-ft of torque. The facility in Lincoln , Alabama, can make 340,000 vehicles and V-6 engines per year. Since production went online in November 2001, Honda has made more than 4.7 million vehicles and engines at the plant. Investment has exceeded $2.6 billion at the 4.6 million square-foot facility located 40 miles east of Birmingham. The Passport will slot between the CR-V and the Pilot in Hondas lineup. The five-seater was built with off-road capability in mind, boasting more ground clearance than the CR-V and Pilot and different driving modes for snow, sand, and mud. The Passport comes standard with Honda Sensing, which includes forward collision warning, collision mitigation braking, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, road departure mitigation, and adaptive cruise control. Expect pricing information to come relatively soon as we edge closer to the Passports arrival in dealerships. Source: Honda The post 2019 Honda Passport Enters Production appeared first on MotorTrend .
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