Honda fit to be produced in Mexico starting 2014

Honda Fit

Not that it really matters to many of you but Honda announced today that it will be building the Fit subcompact in Mexico. The Japanese automaker just laid down the foundation stone for construction in Celaya, Guanajuato at an event attended by Felipe Calderon Hinojosa, president of Mexico and Takanobu Ito, president & CEO of Honda.

The plant will begin production in 2014.

“With this new facility in Mexico, Honda continues to advance its commitment to invest and grow its operations in North American” Honda said in a statement. “With growing demand for fuel-efficient vehicles, the new plant will increase Honda’s ability to meet customer needs for subcompact vehicles from within North America.”

The plant is expected to employ approximately 3,200 associates with a capacity of churning out 200,000 units on an annual basis.

“Considering the needs of the Mexican market, which is expecting continued growth in the future, and also serving as a global production base for the North American region and beyond, we decided to make the Fit the first product to be produced here,” Ito said.

– By: Omar Rana