Production has officially begun on Honda’s new Pioneer 1000 UTV at the Honda of South Carolina manufacturing facility. As well Honda of South Carolina Mfg., Inc. (HSC) has announced the creation of 44 new jobs with an investment of $42 million in the facility.

“The side-by-side market is growing rapidly and Honda is focused on adding new jobs and investment to meet the increasing customer demand,” says Brian Newman, president of Honda of South Carolina. “The new Pioneer 1000 will be the flagship offering in the largest and fastest-growing segment of the industry, and the 1,000 associates at Honda South Carolina are ready and excited to meet the challenge.”

South Carolina Lt. Governor Henry McMaster was on hand at an event celebrating the news.

“Congratulations to Honda for creating 44 new jobs and continuing its investment in the people of Timmonsville,” says McMaster. “From all-terrain vehicles to side-by-sides, we’re extremely proud that Honda manufactures high-quality products in South Carolina. Today’s successful production startup of the all-new Honda Pioneer 1000 is testament to the achievements of our world-class workforce in this great state.”

Honda’s top North American executive also praised Honda of South Carolina’s associates for the successful launch of the groundbreaking Pioneer 1000.

The Pioneer 1000 lineup is scheduled to be available in dealerships starting in October. The Pioneer 1000 joins the Pioneer 700 and 500 as the flagship model for the product line built at HSC.



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