Honda Automobiles: Statement by John Mendel, Executive Vice President, American Honda Motor Co., Inc. Re: North American Production Portfolio

Posted on 17. Jun, 2015 by in Honda Canada

Honda’s expansion plan in North America is keyed to aligning a product portfolio and associated prolongation around a needs of a business and expansion segments in a marketplace. This includes a fortification of a light lorry choice with a new introduction of a rested chronicle of America’s best- offered SUV, a CR-V, as good as a all-new 2016 HR-V, a new 2016 Pilot, and a subsequent era Ridgeline truck, entrance to marketplace subsequent year. The plan also includes strengthening a heading lineup of newcomer cars with a introduction this tumble of an all-new Civic lineup that will embody some-more variants than ever before, including a new five-door model.

In sequence to perform this customer-focused strategy, we are creation several changes to a lineup of vehicles we build in a automobile plants in Ohio. Effective with a 2016 indication year, we will pause prolongation of a Honda Crosstour during a East Liberty Plant in Ohio, also home to a hot-selling Honda CR-V and Acura RDX models, and send prolongation of a Accord Hybrid from a Marysville Auto Plant to a Sayama Plant in Japan.

The Crosstour, introduced in 2010, served a certain purpose in assisting a Honda code aim crossover buyers. However, a crossover shred has developed and we trust a all-new 2016 Honda HR-V rising after this open will emanate new value for crossover shoppers and play a some-more poignant purpose as a gateway indication for a Honda code to expostulate light lorry sales growth. This pierce will concede a East Liberty Plant to concentration on assembly direct for a CR-V and a rested 2016 Acura RDX and, as announced final month, enhance light lorry prolongation in early 2017 with a Acura MDX.

The send of a Accord Hybrid from a Marysville Auto Plant (MAP) to Honda’s Sayama Plant in Japan, will improved optimize a tellurian prolongation capabilities, enabling MAP to concentration on a poignant purpose in producing renouned models including a Honda Accord Sedan and Coupe and a Acura TLX and ILX opening sedans. ILX prolongation began during MAP in Feb 2015.

Honda will continue to develop a customer-focused product plan in North America by leveraging a coherence of a prolongation operations in a region. Last year, some-more than 97 percent of a Honda and Acura vehicles sole in America were constructed in North America.

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