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Honda Adds New Utility Vehicle Line in SC

The plant opened in 1998 and now has around 1,000 workers.

The Honda Talon.
The Honda Talon.

TIMMONSVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A 20-year-old Honda plant in South Carolina has started a new line of utility vehicles. 

Honda of South Carolina celebrated Wednesday the start of production on its new Honda Talon 1000X and 1000R.

The two-passenger off-road vehicles are being made after Honda's $45 million expansion to its Timmonsville plant which added 250 jobs.

The plant opened in 1998 making sports utility vehicles and now has around 1,000 workers making a dozen different models of all-terrain and utility vehicles. The plant has made about 3 million vehicles over 20 years.

The new Talon 1000X and 1000R vehicles are part of the side-by-side class and cost about $20,000 each.

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