Honda of Canada Mfg. builds its 9 millionth vehicle
Automaker hits another milestone: its five millionth vehicle sold in Canada.
MARKHAM, Ont. — Honda Canada Inc. has reached two significant milestones in Canada.
The Japanese automaker has produced its nine millionth vehicle – a CR-V, the popular crossover SUV – at its Alliston, Ont. manufacturing facility.
It also sold its five millionth vehicle in Canada. Honda did not reveal the type of vehicle or where it was sold.
More than half of the Honda vehicles sold in Canada are built in Alliston. The manufacturing complex built its first vehicle in 1986, and subsequently added a second assembly plant and an engine plant. Its total investment in the Canadian operations is $4.2 billion.
In 2014, Honda invested $857 million to modernize technologies and processes in preparation for production as the global lead plant for the tenth generation Honda Civic.
The first vehicle built in Canada was a Honda Accord sedan. Today, the plants produce cars and light trucks, including the CR-V and the Civic. Other vehicles that have been produced at the plants include the Odyssey, Pilot, Ridgeline, and several Acura models.
Honda’s manufacturing plant has a capacity to produce 400,000 vehicles and 260,000 four-cylinder engines, and sources parts and goods worth $2.1 billion from Canadian suppliers.