Honda Motor Co. Ltd. begins production of its Pilot cross/utility vehicle on a new line at the auto maker’s Alabama facility. Production started this week, although the official Job One ceremony isn’t scheduled until May 7. The Odyssey minivan, which shares a platform with the Pilot, is built at the Alabama plant, as well. But the vehicles will not be built on the same line. Rather, Honda invested some $425 million to build parallel assembly facilities at Honda Mfg. of Alabama LLC on the ...

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