The Honda plant in Greensburg on Wednesday celebrated the start of production of the all-new 2017 Honda CR-V, the first SUV built at the plant since it began production in 2008. Honda officials say that, with the move, the plant now builds Honda’s two best-selling vehicles of 2016: the Civic and CR-V.
In March of last year, Honda announced new investment of $52 million and the creation of 100 new jobs to support the production startup of the Honda CR-V, as Honda invested in its capability to meet growing demand for its light-truck models. HMIN’s production of the CR-V was transitioned from the Honda de Mexico (HDM) plant in Guadalajara. Honda also builds the CR-V at its East Liberty, Ohio auto plant and at a Honda plant in Alliston, Ontario, Canada.
“We are leveraging the manufacturing flexibility of our experienced Indiana associates to meet the needs of our customers,” said Bob Nelson, president of Honda Manufacturing of Indiana. “With the CR-V and Civic, we are really proud to build two of America’s best-selling vehicles in Indiana.”