American Honda found the new buyer for its former research and development ...
American Honda found the new buyer for its former research and development facility near the Cantil, California: American Honda.
After its research and development center lay dormant near a Mojave Desert since 2010, this automaker reopened its facility this month as the new proving ground for the cars, motorcycles, and the trucks.
According to officials from Honda, the pavement at a facility was entirely replaced; desert sun had deteriorated the grounds beyond repair.
The testing facility includes the 7.5-mile banked oval, the 4.5-mile winding road course that simulates different road curves and hills, and the off-road course for truck and ATV development. The tracks are part of the 3,840-acre site.
Along with its other proving ground in East Liberty, Ohio, this center near Mojave is American Honda’s second facility for testing and developing new vehicles in the U.S. It was previously used as the warm-weather testing facility for Honda and Acura cars.
The enhancements we have made at a Honda Proving Center will play important role in advancing the performance capabilities of our products for our customers, Jeff Conrad, the senior vice president automobile division, said in the statement.
Honda hosted media at the reopened facility this week for the road course drives of its new 2017 Honda Civic Si.
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