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Honda starts CR-V production in Alliston

Addition of the CR-V makes Alliston plant the first to produce four separate models on same production line in North America.


January 24, 2012
by Canadian Manufacturing Daily Staff

ALLISTON—Honda of Canada Mfg. (HCM) started production of its 2012 CR-V SUV at the company’s assembly plant in Alliston, Ont.

The addition of the CR-V to HCM’s production lineup makes it the first Honda plant in North America to produce four models—the Civic, CR-V, Acura MDX and Acura ZDX—on one line.

The four-wheel drive 2012 CR-V features a 2.4L, 185-horsepower engine and gets 9.2L/100km in the city and 6.6L/100km highway fuel effiency.

Last November marked Honda’s twenty-fifth anniversary in Canada at the Alliston plant, where it has built more than six million vehicles and invested more $2.6 billion. The company also says it purchase more than $1.1 billion in goods from Canadian suppliers every year.