Honda Begins SUV Production at Indiana Plant

Noria news wires
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Associates at Honda Manufacturing of Indiana (HMIN) recently began production of the new 2017 Honda CR-V, the first SUV built at the plant in Greensburg, Indiana, since it began production in 2008. HMIN will also continue to produce the Honda Civic Sedan.

Last year HMIN announced a new investment of $52 million and the creation of 100 new jobs to support the production startup of the Honda CR-V, as the company invested in its capability to meet growing demand for its light-truck models.

HMIN's production of the CR-V has been transitioned from the Honda plant in Guadalajara, Mexico. Honda also builds the CR-V at its auto plants in East Liberty, Ohio, and Ontario, Canada.

"We are leveraging the manufacturing flexibility of our experienced Indiana associates to meet the needs of our customers," said Bob Nelson, president of Honda Manufacturing of Indiana. "With the CR-V and Civic, we are really proud to build two of America's best-selling vehicles in Indiana."

This is not the first time HMIN has manufactured multiple vehicles. From April 2012 to November 2014, the plant was the exclusive home to the Acura ILX, a vehicle that was later transferred to the Honda plant in Marysville, Ohio. HMIN also previously produced the Civic Natural Gas.

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