Honda has announced that its automobile production and sales subsidiary in Brazil, Honda Automoveis do Brasil Ltda. (HAB), reached a cumulative production milestone of 500,000 units on June 18.
Honda has announced that its automobile production and sales subsidiary in Brazil, Honda Automoveis do Brasil Ltda. (HAB), reached a cumulative production milestone of 500,000 units on June 18. Click image to enlarge

São Paulo, Brazil – Honda has announced that its automobile production and sales subsidiary in Brazil, Honda Automoveis do Brasil Ltda. (HAB), reached a cumulative production milestone of 500,000 units on June 18.

HAB began auto production with the Civic in September 1997, and added the Fit in 2003. It has been supplying these models to customers in Brazil, as well as customers in neighbouring countries such as Argentina, Peru and Chile. In 2006, to fulfill increasing demand for flexible fuel vehicles (FFV) in Brazil, HAB added FFV versions of both models to the product line-up. The sales ratio of these models to Honda’s overall sales in Brazil exceeded 40 per cent in 2007.

HAB’s annual production capacity was expanded from an original 50,000 units to 100,000 units in 2007, and will be further expanded to 120,000 units in August 2008. The company also started operation of an engine parts manufacturing facility in May 2008.

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