Honda of South Carolina (HSC) recently announced the creation of 44 new jobs with an investment of $42 million at a production startup event for the company's newest side-by-side vehicle, the 2016 Pioneer 1000.

"The side-by-side market is growing rapidly, and Honda is focused on adding new jobs and investment to meet the increasing customer demand," said 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."

The Pioneer 1000 lineup will be produced exclusively at HSC and is scheduled to be available in dealerships starting in October. The vehicle joins the Pioneer 700 and 500 as the flagship model for the product line built at HSC, which has been producing all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) for 17 years for the North American market and for export to other regions.

"Congratulations to Honda for creating 44 new jobs and continuing its investment in the people of Timmonsville," said South Carolina Lt. Gov. Henry McMaster. "From all-terrain vehicles to side-by-sides, we're extremely proud that Honda manufactures high-quality products in South Carolina."

For more information, visit powersports.honda.com.