Honda builds new plant in Mexico to increase subcompact production in North America

Honda has been pretty absent from the news as of late and unfortunately some of the news to come from the Japanese make hasn’t been too good. But on the flipside, this bit of Honda news ain’t so bad.

Honda announced that they will be building a new plant in Mexico for the production of their subcompact vehicles beginning in 2014.

The new plant is expected to help Honda boost their production capacity in North America from the current 1.63 million units to 1.83 million units. The plant’s full capacity is 200,000 units annually and will create roughly 3,200 new jobs.

“With growing demand for fuel-efficient vehicles, this plant will increase Honda’s ability to meet customer needs for subcompact vehicles from within North America,” said Tetsuo Iwamura, president of American Honda Motor Co. “This new plant will further strengthen the foundation of Honda’s North American business by enabling Honda to more flexibly respond to changing market conditions from within the region.”

The new plant is also specifically designed to be very environmentally friendly with goals to be a “zero waste-to-landfill” factory. Honda already has 10 of them in North America.

– By: Chris Chin

Chris Chin

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

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