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Honda to start making Accords at Alabama factory

Honda Motor Co. says it will convert one of the two assembly lines at its Lincoln, Ala., factory so it can make V-6-powered Honda Accords by the middle of next year.

The plant now makes the Odyssey minivan and Pilot sport utility vehicle.

Company spokesman Ed Miller says Honda will cut 8,000 vehicles from production at the Lincoln plant in November because sales have softened.

The conversion to Accords in Alabama frees more space for Honda’s plant in Marysville, Ohio, to build more fuel-efficient four-cylinder Accords. The company also says it will increase production of four-cylinder engines at its factory in Anna, Ohio.