Report: Honda wants Acura to produce models in China by 2016

China took the trophy a long time ago as the world’s largest automotive market simply because it has emerged so quickly within the last decade. As a result, it shouldn’t be news that automakers have been focusing a lot of their efforts on the most populous country in the world as it represents the most potential capital.

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That said, word from AutomotiveNews is that Honda Motor Company is seeking to have its luxury brand, Acura, produce automobiles in mainland China beginning in 2016 to help perpetuate growth.

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Honda reportedly confirmed an agreement with Guangzhou Automobile Group Co. last Thursday saying the two companies came to a cooperative production agreement. The first model to be built upon this agreement is Acura’s anticipated production crossover SUV based on the recent Acura SUV-X Concept, which debuted this past April at the Shanghai Auto Show. It will be produced at the new China-based plant for three years following the reveal.

– By: Chris Chin

Source: AutomotiveNews

Chris Chin

Chris Chin is the Editor-In-Chief of egmCarTech and is a regular contributor to Automobile Magazine.

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