Honda Investing $25 Million in Cantil Proving Center
Honda announced today that it will invest $25 million in renovating the Honda Proving Center of California (HPCC), located in the Mojave Desert near Cantil, California. The facility, which was in operation for twenty years from 1990 through 2010, is now scheduled to reopen in April 2016.
Honda’s 4,255-acre warm weather testing facility includes a 7.5-mile high speed oval track, as well as a 4.5-mile winding road course which will be completely refurbished. The $20 million in renovations will also include the addition of new vehicle test road enhancements to the Honda Proving Center of California.
“As we continue to accelerate our growth in the U.S. market with a competitive line up of cars and trucks designed and developed in the U.S., we are reinvesting in HPCC to create a world-class test facility,” said John Mendel, executive vice president of the American Honda’s Automobile Division. “Some of our most iconic vehicles proved their mettle at HPCC and we are happy to continue that tradition at this high-performance testing ground.”
The Honda Proving Center of California near Cantil is owned and will be operated by American Honda Motor Co. Honda also tests and verifies new products at the Transportation Research Center, an automotive proving center in East Liberty, Ohio.