An new light truck model based on Honda's innovative Model X concept vehicle will be produced by Honda of America Manufacturing at its East Liberty (Ohio) Plant beginning late this year. "This decision demonstrates the high level of flexibility within our North American manufacturing operations," said Koki Hirashima, president of Honda of America Mfg. "The production of this innovative light truck model will further expand our manufacturing capabilities beyond our current production of passenger cars, motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles and engines."