LINCOLN, AL (WBRC)- Move over Mercedes, there's a new luxury SUV being made in Alabama.
Thursday, the first of the newly redesigned Acura MDX vehicles rolled off the assembly line at the Honda plant in Talladega County.
The midsized SUV got a ceremonial rollout and workers who drove off the new car gave high-fives all around. Governor Robert Bentley attended the ceremony as well.
"The reason that Alabama is so special is because we have in Alabama, the best workers of any state in the country," Bentley said. "When I see an Acura MDX, I will know that you made it."
Acura's newly redesigned, best-selling vehicle has already brought 400 new workers and a $400 million investment to Lincoln, where the car is now the plant's most technically advanced vehicle. It will be assembled exclusively in Lincoln.
Honda officials say it's now the most technically advanced vehicle ever made at the plant.